Rochester Engineering Society Magazine November 2017

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Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement is Cornerstone to Easing Traffic in Gates A Closer Look at the Design and Construction Phases of this Structure | 11

New south portion of bridge. Photo taken on southwest side of bridge, looking northwest.

29th Annual Fall Bridge Conference Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6 PDH Credits | 30 Also in this issue:

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RES Mission Statement: The RES will become the lead organization for improving the image and influence of the engineering community in the greater Rochester area by: Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the region’s engineering and technical capabilities; Providing the best clerical support and public relations assistance to our affiliates; Continually communicating the engineering and technical accomplishments to both the engineering and technical community and the public; Providing regular forums and networking opportunities for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues; and, Providing programs that identify career opportunities to the region’s youth and develop the skills of the practicing engineer. News items and articles are invited. Materials should be submitted to the administrative director at the society’s office, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607; Phone number (585) 254-2350, e-mail:

The web site for the Engineers’ Center is at: The deadline is the 10th day of the month prior to the issue. Unless otherwise stated, opinions expressed in this publication are those of contributors, not of the Rochester Engineering Society, Inc. Advertising information may be obtained by contacting the office of the Rochester Engineering Society or going to the website at Published every month but July. Yearly subscription is $20.00, (4 hard copies, 11 digital). You can sign up on the website for the subscription for digital copies only (free) and receive an email notice when posted. Go to to join the Rochester Engineering Society. Click on the individual membership and you can submit your application on-line. Board of Directors: OFFICERS: President MICHAEL V. TRIASSI Optimation Technology, Inc. / First Vice President JOSEPH DOMBROWSKI, PE M/E Engineering / Second Vice President GREG GDOWSKI, PhD University of Rochsester / Treasurer FAHRETTIN (FAZ) BAY LaBella Associates DPC / Past President JON KRIEGEL Retired / EIGHT DIRECTORS: CORNELIUS (NEAL) ILLENBERG PE Retired / LEE LOOMIS Retired / RICHARD E. RICE MJ Engineering / ADAM CUMMINGS, PE Town of Ontario / DANIELLE WALTERS Harris Corporation/ DOREEN EDWARDS Rochester Institute of Technology / MICHELLE SOMMERMAN, PE Bergmann Associates / TBD Administrative Director LYNNE M. IRWIN Rochester Engineering Society / e-mail:

Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement is Cornerstone to Easing Traffic in Gates (cover) Page 11


5 • RES Call for Nominations - 2017 Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Engineers of Distinction

6 • RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy has begun lining up tutors for the 2017-18 School Year

7 • How Do You Arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

8 • The Limited Monopoly- Pop-Up Headlights: The Invention That Graced Sports Cars of Years Gone By

10 • Get to the Point! - Managing Technical Professionals: Communication

and Interpersonal Skills

11 • Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement is Cornerstone to Easing Traffic in Gates (cover) 14 • Career Options in Engineering - Explorer Post 801 15 • Get IT Done - Welcome Amazon! 16 • Continuing Education Opportunities (PDHs) 16-17 • Engineers’ Calendar 18-19 • Position Openings 19 • News from Professional Firms 21 • Professional Firms - Employee News 23 • Campus News 35-36 • Directory of Professional Services 37 • Directory of Business Services 38 • Affiliated Societies and Corporate Members of the RES Membership Application and Advertising Rates are also on the website:

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• ABCD Association for Bridge Construction and Design.....................30 • AFE Association for Facilities Engineering...........................................34 • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers............................................27 • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers....................................................33 • ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers....................................32 • EA Electrical Association.......................................................................39


• GVLSA Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.............................26 • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.................28-29 • IES Illuminating Engineering Society....................................................31 • IS&T Imaging Science and Technology...................................................23 • MPES Monroe Professional Engineers Society......................................25 • RES Rochester Engineering Society............................................. 2-7, 14 • SWE Society of Women Engineers........................................................22


President’s Message

Michael Triassi, EIT Optimation Technology RES President 2017 - 18 Any of you that take advantage of the annual Symposium are aware of the service that Rochester Engineering Society in cooperation with multiple affiliate member organizations serve in what is sometimes referred to as a "PDH Fest". It is a unique event that gives professional engineers a cost effective and convenient means to fulfill training requirements. The popularity of this event continues to swell with almost 400 attendees that come from for all over upstate New York. It has now been moved to a larger venue at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. There is even a proposal under consideration to have a mini "half day" event to offer another training opportunity for our members. The coordination of a large event is something we can handle by use or our online registration service "Wild Apricot".

affiliates, Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), with hundreds of attendees. In recognition of ABCD's Conference this month we sought out and found a very interesting article on the Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement. I hope you find this article interesting and informative. I know that I am grateful for the relatively low traffic delays we are fortunate to enjoy in Rochester NY and reading this article reminds me the amount of planning and effort that it takes to stay on top of transportation solutions. A shout out to Katherine B. Fragale and all our professional engineers for their great work.

Mike Triassi

For the last several years the RES has extended its ability to handle event registration by supporting the ABCD Fall Bridge Conference. This is another large conference in Buffalo that is hosted by one of our

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Rochester History Continuing with the historical sampling of the earlier writings on behalf of the Rochester Engineering Society, the years following "The Great War," into and through the “Great Depression,” continued to be a time of reaching out for the maturing Society, both locally and nationally. The meeting minutes describe a series of technical discussions and presentations intended to broaden the technical horizons of the membership (especially the CE's, ME's and EE's). The RES affiliated itself with a number of National technical societies, adopted local Affiliated Societies, frequently held joint meetings with them and continued taking action on a growing list of public matters. Certain issues of standardization, some crucial to public safety, became the responsibility of the RES and its affiliates. In the pervasive economic downturn of the “Great Depression,” the magazine offered classified advertising for unemployed engineers, technicians and draftsmen and took other steps to try to deal with the crisis. Still, it continued its effort to shape the function, purpose and infrastructure of the City of Rochester, and beyond. Soon, war would again affect the Society, taking away many of its leaders while providing opportunities for others to step forward to fill these vacancies. In an effort to provide even greater perspective on the happenings and concerns of the day, a synopsis, featuring selected items from "The Rochester Engineer" has become an integral part of this series. The Second World War and the Korean Conflict are now history. These experiences have changed the face and, no doubt, the future of the community. The Rochester municipal leadership and the industrial community have become immersed in the cold-war, growth economy.

November 2, 1966 (Board of Directors Meeting - U of R Faculty Club) The Board decided to terminate the practice of

offering “ten free Junior Memberships” for Participating Company, by modifying the By-Laws. Instead, it was decided to offer free one-year subscriptions to “The Rochester Engineer” to newcomers to our community, as identified by current RES members. The Board then approved nine new Regular members and three Junior members. The Board was advised that Thomas J. Watson of IBM had recently declined an invitation to address the February 1966 Engineers’ Joint Dinner, as he would be out of the country at that time. Evening tours were announced, including Xerox Information Systems, Kodak – Hawkeye, Bausch & Lomb and Friden. It was also reported that the Engineers’ Center Committee was studying the feasibility of renovating the Krenzer Barn, on the RIT Henrietta property, as a suitable site.

November 21, 1966 (Executive Committee Meeting, Chamber of Commerce) Following extensive discussion, the

Executive Committee authorized the expenditure of up to $1,200 for the fabrication of twenty double-sided anodized aluminum & hardboard panels for use as an Engineers’ Week exhibit for the RES and its Affiliates, to be located at Mid-Town Plaza. The RES would then rent each two-panel set to the Affiliates for $40, for the week.

“The Rochester Engineer” (November 1966)

RES Luncheon Program topics for the next few months were announced, including: “International Aspects of Systems Engineering”, by D.B Scrivens & J.R. Tompkins of Taylor Instrument Companies, “The Rochester-Monroe County Airport”, by Alexander Gray, Monroe County DPW, “Ocean Engineering”, by Dr. John Myers of General Dynamics/Electronics, “The Development of Micro-Electronics”, by Dr. James Bridges, General Dynamics/Electronics, “The Continuing Role of Man in Air and Space Craft”, by Dr. Robert G. Loewy of the U of R, 4 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

A Sampling from the Archives of the Rochester Engineering Society...1897 - 1966 by Lee M. Loomis

“Further Progress in Monroe County’s Arterial Highway System”, by Bernard F. Perry, NYS Department of Public Works, “How to Make Engineering Presentations”, by Clay J. Cottrell of General Dynamics/Electronics and “Holography”, by William F. Coombs of Bausch & Lomb. The RES urged a “yes” vote on the upcoming ballot proposition for a $200M bond issue for NYS recreational facilities. The American Society for Metals was announced as the 14th, and newest, RES Affiliate. Its current President was Isadore (Scotty) Caplan of Markin Tubing, Inc. The U of R announced receipt of a grant from the NYS Science & Technology Foundation for expansion of its plasma physics program, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Science, under the leadership of Dr. Moshe J. Lubin. This month’s RES Affiliate Feature included a brief history of the Rochester Section of the American Society of Lubrication Engineers. Chartered in 1944, the ASLE had become a clearing house for lubrication technology information. The Rochester Section was founded in 1957.

December 7, 1966 (Board of Directors Meeting - U of R Faculty Club) Following the presentation of the financial report,

the Board approved a motion to borrow an additional $2,000, to meet current expenses. The Board decided to raise the price of the weekly luncheon meetings to $2.25, to adequately cover the cost of the speaker’s lunch. The Board approved twenty-three new Regular members, among them: Realto E. Cherne, Edward M. Maybeck and William J. Stolze. In a discussion of the RES Evening Seminar Series, it became apparent that the Fall 1966 series had been less than successful. The point was made that, in order to be successful, the RES must offer educational opportunities that are not provided by others. It was then decided to confine future offerings to two courses; Efficient Reading and Engineering Economics. The report of the Engineers’ Center Committee shared an offer from RIT for the leased use of a barn that would be refurbished, along with interim office space, classrooms & use of the faculty club, for the purpose becoming the new home of the RES. Following an impassioned speech by Mr. Beebee, it was decided to accept RIT’s offer and to authorize up to $300 for architectural services to prepare a plan for development of the barn. The RES Publications Committee Chair, Raymond Hasenauer, reported on the issue of an editorial policy, asking if the RES wanted its publication to remain a “bulletin,” or to become a “magazine.” He suggested that evolving “The Rochester Engineer” into a true magazine would be a long-range proposition, one that might require hiring an outside organization to handle its publication, on a contract basis.

Subsequent articles in this series will describe the RES' continuing outreach to other technical societies as it considered its role in this and the larger community, along with more of the activities of the RES as it moved to be of greater service to its membership, especially those suffering from current economic crises, and adopted a greater role in shaping the future of the City and its environs. Noted also, will be the contributions made by RES members in the struggle to meet the challenges coming out of World War II, as well as a hoped-for period of post-war growth and prosperity. These articles will also feature an impressive array of RES activities in support of post-war re-emergence of Rochester area industry. We welcome your questions and comments on this series. res news - history


Call for Nominations 2017 Engineer of the Year 2017 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year and

2017 Engineers of Distinction A few of years ago the RES Board of Directors introduced a streamlined nomination form. A simple initial form allows an individual or organization to nominate a candidate. The RES committee will then contact the nominator if the candidate progresses to the next phase. At that point, a final form will be used to gather essential details from the nominator and candidate which will be used to determine our award recipients. The RES will select and recognize the 2017 Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Engineers of Distinction Awards in a variety of public venues and media during the weeks before the Gala. The Award recipients will be introduced on Saturday, April 14, 2018 during the Gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Visit our website at and click on Call For Nominations, or call 585-254-2350 ( to request a nomination form.

The following information is described:

Eligibility for Nomination Awards Criteria Deadline for Preliminary Nominations - Monday, December 11, 2017 Deadline for Final Nominations - Monday, January 8, 2018 res - call for nominations


RES News - Tutoring Team The RES Tutoring Team at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy has begun the 2017-18 School Year

RES Tutor, Krista Greer PE, Environmental Engineer at Bergmann Associates, shows off her current project, the Norfolk & Southern Railroad’s Portageville Viaduct The RES Tutoring Team has begun its good work in the 2017-18 school year at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Twenty RES Tutors have started working with our learners at #10 School. Sixteen of these tutors are from Bergmann Associates. Assembled into three teams (X, Y & Z), each of these tutors volunteers once a month for a two-hour assignment. The result is an equivalent three regular tutors, working every week with our students. Several fulltime (two hours, once a week) tutors have also continued their assignments.

An RES Tutoring Team Informational Meeting was held on Thursday, September 14th, at the school. Principal Cameron Clyburn welcomed our prospective new tutors. We are continuing to build our Tutoring Team, for the 2017-18 school year. Please consider requesting, completing and returning an RES Tutoring Team Application. Or consider this…We have been giving “Lunch & Learn” presentations in several Rochester area firms and professional groups, to inform and inspire prospective new tutors. We have “hit the ground, running”, for the next school year, and we need your support...Can we schedule a presentation with your firm, work group, church or family? Whether or not you think you have the time to commit to it, right now, please contact us, learn about this successful program and the opportunity it offers us to “make a difference” in Rochester’s City Schools. Let us come and meet with you, your business associates, family members, friends, or neighbors. Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a student. Hear about the training each tutor will receive. Please contact the RES office, and let us know you’re interested in tutoring at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy - School #10, 353 Congress Avenue (in the 19th Ward, one block North of Genesee Park Blvd., between Post Avenue and Virginia Avenue).

Questions??? Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at… Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350 via website: or via email:, (585) 738-3079 (mobile & text) 6 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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RES News How do you arm a STEM Teacher with real-world application examples? Put an Engineer in the classroom!

In the 1990’s, Eastman Kodak Company jumped the gun, starting a family of STEM initiatives, years before the Government coined the STEM acronym. The name of these programs was the 21st Century Learning Challenge (TCLC), and at our peek, we were 1500 engineers and technicians, visiting Rochester City School Classrooms, twice a week for two-hour visits, during the entire School Year. This effort continued for nearly ten years, and not only pre-dates our recent STEM excitement level, but delivered support on a scale we have yet to match. Many of the volunteers in these programs were, and still are, members of the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). In the intervening twenty-five years, many have retired, or are about to retire. That makes them even more available as STEM Coaches, than they were as Kodak employees. The RES is working to put technical people in K-12 Classrooms, throughout the Greater Rochester area, as STEM Coaches. Their presence will: • • •

Help the Teacher stay current with our ever-changing technology. Provide real-World Application Examples, making whatever is being taught, real enough to be worth remembering. Support the teachers with not only the delivery of STEM concepts, but perhaps more importantly, the design and delivery of STEM related hardware.

Last year we had six STEM Coach, doing Classroom Visitation at School #3. That was so successful that RCSD is interested in expanding this program to involve nine STEM Coaches this year.

The RES is specifically seeking Retired, Technical people, (Engineers, Technicians, Machinists, Entrepreneurs or anyone whose work would allow them to visit during School hours), as STEM Coaches. We currently have more than 30 Coaches, and are connecting them with 13 Rochester-area Schools. “This is a life-changing experience!” For more information contact: Jon Kriegel   585-281-5216 RES Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer STEM Coach Please visit: res news - stem bridges


The Limited Monopoly® Pop–Up Headlights The Invention That Graced Sports Cars of Years Gone By By Robert Gunderman, PE and John Hammond, PE A Blink and They’re Gone

Pop up, retractable and hidden headlights were an awesome feature of many sports cars of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Fond memories of the Chevy Corvette usually include a mental image of those distinctive pop up headlights. Sports cars of the time were frequently adorned with pop up, retractable, hidden or rotating headlights. Like the headlights of today, they gave the car a human like quality with wide and beautiful eyes. Sadly, the last year that pop up headlights appeared was 2004, with the Lotus Esprit and Chevy C5 Corvette both graciously adorned with this wonderful design feature.

deploy with two hand cranks, each crank serving one of the two headlights. The Cord was a luxury automobile built by the Auburn Automobile Company. The Cord 810 was produced in 1936, and featured the patented “Headlight Structure” described in United States Patent 2,084,120 to Harold T. Ames, filed July 19, 1934 and issued June 15, 1937. H.T. Ames was president of Duesenberg Motors at the time, and hired designer Gordon Buehrig to come up with the now iconic Cord 810 and 812. Apparently the boss got involved with Buehrig’s design work and became an inventor - and the rest is history.


For a while, it seemed that not only sports cars like the Corvette, Lotus Esprit, Lotus Elan, Lamborghini Countach, De Tomaso Pantera, Ferrari 308 and 328, Fiat X 1/9, Mazda RX7, Porsche 914, 924, 928, 944, Saab Sonett III and so many others had pop up headlights, but even some Buicks, Chryslers, Hondas, and Toyotas had them. And then, one day, it was lights out, and the pop up headlight found its place in automotive history.

The First Car to Have Retractable Headlamps and the Patent Behind Them

Pop up headlights were not, however, born in the 60’s or 70’s. The original patent dates back to 1934, and interestingly the patent had long expired by the time the concept really took off in the 70’s and 80’s. Of course modifications and improvements fueled hundreds of patents nearly a half a century after the original patent application was filed. Today, a quick patent search reveals hundreds of patents for retractable, hidden, rotating and moveable headlights and lighting systems. Most date to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and have long since expired. The Cord 810 was the first car to feature hidden headlights, and in fact the original patent depicts a Cord 810 in all its lavish glory. The light assemblies in the Cord 810 would retract and 8 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

QUESTION Which automobile featured retractable headlights that rotated side to side (longitudinally along the length of the car) instead of the usual front to back (parallel with the front axle)? Variations on the Theme

There were many variations on the basic pop up headlight that was a trap door of sorts with a small matching body panel on one side and a headlight on another side. Some of these assemblies were rectangular, and some were triangular. Actuation was often through manual linkages that were driven by hand along with electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic versions. While most simply flipped up so that the body panel was still exposed at an angle, others, like the later Corvette, flipped 270 degrees. The Porsche 928 featured headlights without a covered body panel, with the headlight glass facing upward when not in use, and sporting a frog eye arrangement when deployed. And while they didn’t really pop up, in the 60’s many American cars came with headlight covers that would pop open eyelid like. The 1965 Buick Riviera, the 1966 Olds Toronado, 1967 Cadillac Eldorado, even the Ford the limited monopoly


Thunderbird and Pontiac Grand Prix had them for a while. The ’67 Camaro and Cougar had them, as did the ’66 Dodge Charger. The entire grill in the 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado rotated up to allow the headlights to function. The 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal even had louvered headlight covers that rotated up and out of the way. The possibilities for hidden and pop up headlights seemed limitless.

The Real Reason for Pop Up Headlights

Were pop up or hidden headlights so much more aerodynamic that they resulted in greater speed and less fuel consumption? Did the retractable feature keep the headlights clean and free from bugs when not in use (uh… aren’t bugs attracted to light at night??)? Did they bring the headlights up higher than they would be with a fixed installation? Were they superior to fixed headlights in illumination of the roadway? What made these things so popular and drove car manufacturers to create hundreds of variations on the basic invention? Perhaps, just perhaps, it was marketing. Pretty cars sell1, and pop up headlights are just plain gorgeous, even (or especially) when they are hidden with nothing but the closed body panel in view. The round or square sealed beam headlights of the day were not very attractive, and were simply stuck to the front of a car like a couple of goldfish bowls. Pop up headlights took the sealed beam headlight and made it attractive. They made a sports car sleek and smooth during the day, and eager and willing at night. A perfect combination of style with a little bit of function.

Will They Return?

Probably not, but you never know with items of fashion. As computer aided design matured in the development of automobiles, it allowed designers to shape headlights as an aesthetic feature of the car, molding clear acrylic lenses to conform to the styling lines of the car, turning the headlight into a fashion statement that arrives unexpectedly in one’s rear view mirror. And with the development of advanced lighting technologies, first halogen and then LED and various gas discharge and adaptive lamps, the requirements for the fixed sealed beam headlamp went away, freeing up designers to integrate lighting into the overall body design, opening up nearly limitless design options for headlights. And, as the pop up headlight proliferated in the 70’s and 80’s, so too did their reliability problems. Manufacturers cut corners to save money, and released designs with problematic reliability,

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creating the “winking” car look, or worse yet, the closed headlight look at night. So when integrated and contoured headlight design became feasible, manufacturers began to abandon the pop up headlight. Additionally, European design laws have been requiring cars to be more deformable in the event of a pedestrian collision. Pop up headlights do not comply with these newer rules, and with most automobile manufacturers concerned with the global market, and with many sports car companies being located in Europe, pop up headlights don’t seem to be coming back any time soon, at least not in the “trap door” form that was popular a few years ago. Perhaps a modern variation on the pop up headlight will come along to accompany a tiny and super bright white LED bulb. The possibility is still there, as long as it sells. If it can be controlled by your smart phone, it probably will. GRAPHIC CREDIT: “1974 Saab Sonett Pop Up Headlight." Copyright 2017. Robert Gunderman. 1. Lee Iacoca and others 2. Trivia Answer: The Opel GT. Check out YouTube and search for Opel GT headlights and pick your favorite car fanatic home brewed video to see these interesting lights in action. Authors Robert D. Gunderman P.E. (Patent Technologies, LLC and John M. Hammond P.E. (Patent Innovations, LLC are both registered patent agents and licensed professional engineers. Copyright 2017 Robert Gunderman, Jr. and John Hammond Note: This short article is intended only to provide cursory background information, and is not intended to be legal advice. No client relationship with the authors is in any way established by this article. In keeping with our educational mission, you can now search for your favorite patent law topic of interest at www. NOVEMBER 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 9

Get to the Point!

Managing Technical Professionals: Communication and Interpersonal Skills Reprinted with permission from the author. By Tuna B. Tarim (Reprinted with permission) Past President, IEEE Technology Management Council Manager, WW Design Automation, Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments, Inc.

In previous articles, I have implied that communication and people skills are a must have for technology managers, and I even mentioned that hearing the following from managers is not uncommon: “It’s not the technical work that’s challenging, it’s the people stuff!” The “stuff” that is being referred to here are the typical “people behavior” you see in your teams: “John is in a mood today, keep your distance from him”, “can someone tell Shirley that she speaks too loud in her cubicle and I can’t focus on my work?”, “Matt talks about religion at work and it offends me because I’m an atheist; he needs to stop talking about religion in the work place”, “Thelma took all the credit to the work that I did and now everyone thinks she came up with that idea”, … How many of you managers, have come across complaints such as these at work, and what have you done about them? The answer better not be “nothing, I don’t have time to deal with this childish behavior, I have work to do”. The truth is, dealing with this “childish behavior” is part of your job. While for an accomplished technologist the technical challenges are fun to deal with and the more challenging the issue is the more fun it becomes, the accomplished technologist who does not have the necessary communication and people skills to manage the team will struggle to deal with the “people behavior” listed above. Your team members are real people and real people have emotions, emotions that you need to learn how to deal with so your team can function properly. Communication and interpersonal skills go hand in hand and technology managers need to improve their skills for both! You need to learn how to communicate because your comments carry more meaning then they used to now that you are a manager. Always avoid gossip and always have your facts straight. Learn how to listen and learn how to be quiet, and realize that the two are not the same thing. Improving your communication skills will also help with your interpersonal skills: Your interpersonal skills will help you build relationships, not only with your own team members but also with people outside your organization. These interpersonal skills will also help you deal with the negative people in your team. Negative people can poison your entire organization very quickly if not dealt with carefully and urgently. Interpersonal skills will also help you deal with conflict within and outside 10 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

your organization. Even if you are lucky enough that you have never had to deal with conflict in your team, this skill might come in handy one day. One critical aspect of being a manager is to know how to give performance feedback – both positive and negative – to your team members. We dedicated one of the previous articles to providing performance feedback and it is important to know that having the interpersonal skills will be very helpful in successful delivery of performance feedback, or any kind of feedback for that matter. This feedback will help set direction for your team members and help them towards success in their careers so never underestimate the power of good communication and interpersonal skills. As managers, we always need to be conscious about setting an example for our team members. Learning to better communicate and interact with people will be tremendously helpful in doing so. Good communication within the team paves the way for listening to and understanding each other, avoiding misunderstandings, and creating a fun environment to work in. And when people enjoy their work environment the possibilities are endless.

Communication is only one issue engineering teams face but don’t handle very well. To be successful leaders, technical professionals need to improve their people skills. Keep in mind that RGI “puts the P in the PE” and we can help. See our CTEL listing on the back page of this magazine.

© 2017, RGI Learning Lisa Moretto is the President of RGI Learning, Inc. For 23 years she has helped engineers improve their oral and written communication skills. Visit or call (866) 744-3032 to learn about RGI’s courses. get to the point





Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement is Cornerstone to Easing Traffic in Gates A Closer Look at the Design and Construction Phases of this Structure By: Katherine B. Fragale, P.E.

New bridge substructure with new portion of bridge superstructure (deck and girders); the north portion of bridge superstructure planned to be in-place by the end of summer 2018. Photo taken on the northwest side of bridge, looking southeast.

Why is the replacement of the Lyell Avenue Bridge over Route 390 northbound and southbound important to the travelling public? Replacement of the Lyell Avenue Bridge is the first step to addressing the identified needs of the I-390/I-490 and I-390/Route 31 interchanges which serve approximately 200,000 vehicles each day. The I-390/I-490 Interchange project needed to address the highest priority deficiencies within the project study area. This project will address the following needs which offer the greatest transportation system benefits and the lowest life cycle costs: • Reduce congestion for NY 390 Southbound to I-490 eastbound traffic in the AM Peak (achieved by separating through traffic from weaving traffic southbound between Lyell Avenue and I-490.) • Reduce congestion for I-490 westbound to NY 390 northbound traffic in the PM Peak (achieved by eliminating weaving for northbound traffic exiting to Lyell Avenue.) • Reduce accidents related to the congestion and non-standard weave lengths in the above locations. • Address poor intersection geometry for trucks and other vehicles exiting northbound onto Lyell Avenue (achieved by aligning the Lyell Avenue Exit with Lee Road.) • Address the deteriorated condition of the Lyell Avenue bridge over NY 390. • Improve vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle transit conditions on Lyell Avenue. The Lyell Avenue bridge replacement lengthens the structure which allows for the future construction of auxiliary lanes necessary to reduce weaving and improve traffic flow beneath the structure. During construction, the structure remained open to the travelling public as it was important to maintain travel across the bridge at this busy interchange. Staged construction was utilized with sequencing that consisted of temporary lane shifts with two lanes allotted for westbound travel and one lane for eastbound travel. Staging progressed in 2 stages: stage 1 construction replaced the south portion of the structure, and stage 2 construction replaced the north portion of the structure. Due to the high elevation of rock, it was not possible to support excavations with a typical driven sheeting system; therefore, a temporary Continued on page 12... cover article

New metalized girders for south portion of bridge superstructure. Photo taken on the west side of bridge, looking east. NOVEMBER 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 11

Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement is Cornerstone to Easing Traffic in Gates; continued soldier pile and lagging wall was introduced which connected to the existing structure to support the active roadway during excavations. Rectangular Hollow Structural Section (HSS) soldier piles were installed in pre-excavated holes and socketed into rock with 4” thick non-treated timber lagging, a system designed to retain up to a 24.5’ depth of soil during excavation activities. A Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil System (GRSS) Wall (welded wire form) was introduced to support new fill behind the new abutment stems between stages. Some design features and specifications for the Lyell Avenue Bridge over Route 390 include: a 75year design life per AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications to satisfy HL-93 and NYSDOT Permit New composite concrete deck for south portion of bridge. Photo taken on Vehicle design live loads. The superstructure is the east side of the bridge, looking west. composed of two equal 110-foot-long spans carried by 12 continuous multi-girders and a composite concrete deck with isotropic epoxy reinforcement. The multi-girders are constructed from ASTM A709 Grade 50 steel and are built-up plate style with a 2’-10” vertical web plate and two 24” wide horizontal flange plates. The 225’-6” long girders are spliced above the southbound lane of Route 390 due to shipping and handling constraints. The completed structure will measure 91’-0” curb-tocurb, and 105’-4” out-to-out. This includes 4 through lanes of traffic, 2 auxiliary lanes, 1 striped median, and two 5’-6” concrete sidewalks. The replacement retains the original horizontal alignment and will be located on a slightly raised vertical alignment. The completed structure will not only carry vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, but also electric and telephone conduits within the south portion of structure. The Lyell Avenue Bridge Substructure consists of a single solid wall pier between Route 390 northbound and southbound and semi-integral abutments at New 4-Rail Bridge Rail, Snow Fencing and Aesthetic Rail Treatment finished either end of the bridge. Abutment and pier stems with black coatings. Photo taken on the southeast side of bridge, looking are founded with spread footings on limestone rock. northwest. All substructure concrete has a minimum concrete strength of 3,000 psi. Girders rest on elastomeric bearings, which are fixed at the pier and provide expansion at abutments. Semi-integral abutments consist of two main components; stem and backwall. Abutment stems support the bridge superstructure and retain earth on the rear of the abutment stems. The backwall is free to move to accommodate expansion and contraction due to thermal change. Expansion bearings sit at the tops of the stems with girders bearing directly on the bearings, with the ends of the girders extending past the bearings to embed into the backwall. The backwall is independent from the stem, supports traffic loads and encapsulates the ends of girders. The semi-integral abutments allow for thermal movements without a joint directly over the girder ends. 12 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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Eliminating joints over girder ends reduces future maintenance needs as the life span of joint seals is roughly 5-10 years in western NY. Once joint seals fail, water and corrosive road salt deteriorate underlying girder ends, bearings and concrete. The Lyell Avenue Bridge includes metalized coating of structural members. The metalizing process was accomplished as a three-step process; surface preparation, spray applied metalizing, and sealing. The surface preparation consisted of solvent cleaning of the steel to remove deleterious materials, then blast cleaning to increase adhesion at the steel surface. Metalizing consisted of spraying melted metal composed of 85% zinc and 15% aluminum with a New semi-integral abutment backwall and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil System (GRSS) Wall for south portion of bridge. Photo taken on northwest minimum tensile bond of 700 psi over all permanently side of bridge, looking southeast. exposed surfaces of the steel to a minimum thickness of 12 mils, using spray guns. This process can be pavement markings, updated traffic signs, new guiderail considered a cold process and has a similar finish to and bridge rail, the addition of conduits and infrastructure hot-dip galvanizing, which is dipped in a molten bath. Sealing for future ITS improvements, and preventative bridge consisted of a urethane sealer placed at a theoretical dry maintenance and repair work on seven bridge locations film thickness of 1.5 mils. The benefits of metalizing include: within the interchange including: bridge painting, granite extended life of coating as compared to the more traditional bridge curb replacement, bridge deck and approach slab spall epoxy zinc coating, ability to apply coating as large girders repairs, Bridge deck overlays, concrete substructure repairs, do not fit in galvanizing tubs, and minimal risk of distortion. bridge rail tubing replacement and pavement marking Maintenance of metalized steel is expected to be easier and restoration. less costly than traditional paint systems. All diaphragms, utility hangers, and High strength ASTM A325 bolts were hotConstruction began in the Spring of 2016. The steel dip galvanized. fabrication process began with shop drawings submitted for review; followed by fabrication of the steel. The south portion Another unique design feature is the rail. The Lyell Avenue of the previous structure was demolished in the Spring of Bridge carries a typical four rail bridge rail with snow fencing, 2017. Steel for the new south portion of the structure was however, these components are uniquely galvanized and set in June 2017. Traffic was shifted onto the south portion of powder coated. In addition, the rail is decorated with an the new structure on August 9, 2017. Demolition of the north aesthetic rail treatment which is galvanized and painted black. The design is reflective of the Erie Canal Heritage of the Rochester area and resembles the diagonal truss members as found on truss bridges over and lock gates along the Erie Canal. Some of the additional improvements associated with the approximate $11 Million Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement Contract include: traffic signal replacement at multiple intersections within project limits along Lyell Avenue, storm drainage alterations, pavement rehabilitation, updated cover article

portion began shortly thereafter. The newly constructed substructure has been completed with placement of the north portion girders planned in October of 2017 and the north portion of deck placed in the Spring of 2017. The completed bridge is planned to be opened to traffic by the Summer of 2018. Katherine B. Fragale, P.E. is a NYSDOT Structural Design Engineer


Career Options in Engineering Explorer Post 801 — Richard Repka Do you have high school aged children? Are they contemplating the age old question “what do I want to do when I grow up?" Are they available on Thursday’s during the cold dark nights of Winter? If so, the RES might be able to help them decide on a career path. Each year the RES sponsors “Career Options in Engineering” with Explorer Post 801. The post runs from January to March, every Thursday night from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and is open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students hear about a typical day in the life of an engineer - from engineers. Students learn about engineering education, about the perks of being an engineer and even about some of the trials an engineer might experience. This is not about slick power point presentations, but more show and tell, with a smattering of advice from the heart. Here is a brief outline of where we went last year: Chemical Engineering at RIT Mechanical Engineering at the Gleason Works Structural/Highway Engineering with the DOT and Bergmann Associates Nuclear Engineering at Ginna Microelectronic Engineering at RIT Aeronautical Engineering at RIT Imaging Science with help from Harris Software Engineering at RIT Electrical Engineering with help from the IEEE Biomedical Engineering with students at the U of R Computer Engineering at D3 Engineering

Open registration is Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PM at the Boy Scouts of America office at: 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623. The program is open to boys and girls. If you would like more information, please contact Richard Repka at or the RES at (585-254-2350). 14 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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get IT done Welcome Amazon! — André Godfrey Is there a company that has enjoyed as much success adopting new technologies as Amazon? Amazon is the largest Internetbased retailer in the world by total sales having surpassed Walmart in 2015. Now Amazon is looking for a second home and with your permission I’d like to invite them to stay in Rochester, New York. Mind you Amazon is an exceedingly valued potential neighbor with dozens of cities vying for its attention. And well they should be. Amazon promises to make Amazon East (I have no idea whether they will choose somewhere east) every bit as important as the current headquarters in Seattle, Washington. That translates into 50,000 jobs or ultra –conservatively a minimum of 2.5 billion dollars Amazon will bring into any business area they choose to grace with their presence. Michael Jordan of NBA fame has written a letter directly to Jeff Bozos the CEO of Amazon suggesting Charlotte, North Carolina. Some people in Georgia will rename their actual town (it would be a city, not a town, if Amazon took them up on it) to Amazon, Georgia. Tucson, Arizona sent Jeff a 21 foot cactus (it was refused). So what would it take for Rochester New York to be selected? Let’s look at our strengths. Weather is one. There are some who think sunny and 80 degrees is an ideal climate and they’re right – for vacationers. But there is a theory that suggests that people are more creative, more innovative during periods of bad weather. If you owned a business as cutting edge as Amazon, you might like a few clouds in the sky. It certainly didn’t hurt them in Seattle. Another strength is our poverty rate. Per capita the City of Rochester is very poor, by some measurements the poorest city in America. If I was going to make a difference in a community, I might very well choose a community like Rochester where the influx of so much could turn the numbers very quickly. Ok, I’m sure it is somewhat transparent that I’m making lemonade here so I’ll move on to some actual positives.

metropolis and hasn’t been thrilled returning to Rochester traffic? Personally that alone has stopped me from ever considering a move to Boston or Atlanta or DC. I could not imagine taking 20 to 25 percent of my waking time and living it in my car. How would we fill those 50,000 technical jobs? Anybody remember Kodak or Xerox or Bausch and all the thousands of highly technical jobs that were supported within this area? Add to that there are few parts in the country that enjoy the volume and quality of our educational system, in particular our colleges. The University of Rochester, RIT, MCC, St. John Fisher, Nazareth, Brockport, Geneseo and others that contribute to the culture as well as the economy. I’m beginning to think there is every reason Amazon should consider Rochester New York if we only had a more presentable Main Street. Hmm….let’s go way out of the box. So here is my somewhat facetious offering…..redefine Main Street. Our new Main Street will run from what today is Main and Broad (anything west of that is West Avenue), turns at East Avenue and continues as Main Street (nee East Avenue) to Goodman/East at which point is becomes (remains) East Avenue. Cosmetic? Yep! But if you are bringing people into town to see “Main Street” and/or you want a better defined geography from which to work and define downtown. Welcome Amazon! Think About IT

André Godfrey is President, Entré Computer Services,

Who has ever lived or regularly visited a major American get IT done


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Monday, November 13

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 33 History Review 1 PDH Pending

Pipe Lining - 1 PDH Pending

Speaker: Jake Hall Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details on the website at

Tuesday, November 14

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Wednesday, November 15 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

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Speaker: John Billone, NuFlow Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email by Monday, November13th.

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Organic LED (OLED) Lighting Design Language & Implementation - 1 PDH Credit and AIA Credit

Speaker: Cheryl English, President, 2017/2018 IES North America Place: Bergmann Associates NEW office, Tower 280 (formerly Midtown Tower), 280 East Broad Street, Suite 200, Rochester. After the presentation, there is an optional tour of the office of DeJoy, Knauff & Blood (upstairs from Bergmann) where you can see installed OLED lighting products. Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: $30 (includes lunch). Registration: and click on the Education page, or contact Diane Montrois at 585-254-8010 or

Friday, November 17

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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29th Annual Fall Bridge Conference – 6 PDH Credits

Place: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY Registration, sponsorship, advertising, & exhibitor details are on page 30 of this issue or go to and click on the ABCD Conference registration. Additional information: Contact Ron Centola, PE, 585-259-20432 or Bill Rugg, PE at 716-989-3334.

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Tuesday, November 7

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Rochester Section Excom Meeting Place: Jade Garden Buffet in South Town Plaza, 3333 W. Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Cost: $5 for members, $3 for students. Details at 16 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)

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Vision at a Glance Speaker: Ruth Rosenholtz, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Place: RIT, Carlson Auditorium (different location for this meeting) Time: 3:30 pm (note this is a different time this month). Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Friday, November 10

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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41st IEEE EDS Activities in Western New York Conference Place: University Gallery & Web Auditorium, James E. Booth Hall, RIT Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Lunch will be served for those that pre-registration at

Monday, November 13

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) p 33 History Review – 1 PDH Pending Speaker: Jake Hall Place: City Grill, 384 East Avenue, Rochester Time: 12:00 noon with buffet lunch served. Reservations: Details on the website at

Tuesday, November 14

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Thursday, November 16

Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association (GVLSA)

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Place: 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester Time: Board of Directors meeting at 6:00 pm Details will be available at

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Pipe Lining – 1 PDH Approval Pending Speaker: John Billone, NuFlow Place: Valicia’s Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Gates 14606 Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am) Cost: $20 (member or guest), check or cash at the door. Reservations: Contact Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or email by Monday, November 13th. engineers' calendar

Tour of Southco, Honeoye Falls Place: Southco, 350 East Street, Honeoye Falls, NY. Dinner at Flaherty’s, 60 West Main Street, Honeoye Falls. Time: Tour at 5:30 pm; Dinner following tour. Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-members. Registration: Contact Brian Laurer by Friday, November 10th, 585-256-6704 or email to Payment can be accepted on our website at http://afe21. org/tours/next-tour.

Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting

Organic LED (OLED) Lighting Design Language & Implementation 1 PDH Credit and AIA Credit Speaker: Cheryl English, President, 2017/2018 IES North America Place: Bergmann Associates NEW office, Tower 280 (formerly Midtown Tower), 280 East Broad Street, Suite 200, Rochester. After the presentation, there is an optional tour of the office of DeJoy, Knauff & Blood (upstairs from Bergmann) where you can see installed OLED lighting products. Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Cost: $30 (includes lunch). Registration: and click on the Education page, or contact Diane Montrois at 585-254-8010 or

American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) p 34

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

2017 (20th) Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop Co-sponsored by Signal Processing Society Place: RIT – SLA Bldg. 078 Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm The workshop comprises both oral and poster presentations. Visit org/m/46812 for details.

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Friday, November 17

Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

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29th Annual Fall Bridge Conference – 6 PDH Credits

Place: Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY Registration, sponsorship, advertising, & exhibitor details are on page 30 of this issue or go to and click on the ABCD Conference registration. Additional information: Contact Ron Centola, PE, 585-259-20432 or Bill Rugg, PE at 716-989-3334. The RES website ( has a calendar of events for this month's meetings and meetings that are received or updated after print deadline. Please refer to the website for updated information. If you wish to be listed in the calendar please send details to NOVEMBER 2017 The ROCHESTER ENGINEER | 17

Position Openings

New Membership Application and Advertising Rate Details are at Assistant Professor Civil Engineering Technology Job Description: State University of New York at Alfred ( in Alfred, NY is currently seeking full time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Technology department to teach in a Construction Management Curriculum. Anticipated Start date is January 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester. Teaching (in structures, mechanical systems, materials, BIM, and construction management and construction management software), advising, accreditation preparation and assessment and program marketing are required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Requirements: Minimum: 3 years U.S. construction industry experience, masters holding professional licensure or pertinent construction industry certification. Preferred: 3 years U.S. construction industry experience, PhD with a track record of documented quality teaching. Application Instructions: All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume and complete on-line application through the ASC website: https://alfredstate. 18 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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News From Professional Firms

Clark Patterson Lee Welcomes Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates to the Team – The Greensboro, N.C., location will be CPL’s 13th office –

Architecture, engineering, planning firm Clark Patterson Lee has expanded its footprint in the southeastern United States by adding an office in Greensboro, North Carolina. CPL has expanded its growing team with the addition of Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates. Principals William D. Moser Jr., AIA; Kenneth C. Mayer Jr., FAIA; Thomas H. Phoenix, PE; J. Alan Cox, AIA; Cheryl S. Graeub, IIDA, and their team of 20 design professionals will join CPL Nov. 1. MMPA, Greensboro’s largest architecture and engineering firm, was established in 1986 as a full-service design firm and serves clients primarily in North Carolina and Virginia. CPL was founded in 1975 in Rochester, New York, and with the new Greensboro location becomes a 330-person full-service design firm with 13 offices, including Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Jamestown, Olean, Newburgh and Binghamton, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; and two in Atlanta. Continued on next page... news from professional firms | position openings


Clark Patterson Lee Welcomes...continued The two firms’ service offerings are complementary, with notable project portfolios featuring award-winning designs. In addition to the expertise MMPA provides to its clients in North Carolina and Virginia, expanded design expertise will include health care, K-12 schools, transportation engineering, civil/municipal engineering and landscape architecture. The MMPA team will immediately be integrated into project work in overlapping markets. Both firms have an outstanding reputation in the design of education, corporate, municipal, transportation and recreation/athletic facilities. Some of CPL’s signature projects in the southeast include the Mint Museum (Charlotte, North Carolina), South Carolina State Museum (Columbia, South Carolina), Mercedes-Benz Stadium Pedestrian Bridge (Atlanta,), Dalton State College-Wright School of Business, Atlanta Motorsports Park-Trackside Business Center (Atlanta) and the Pratt & Whitney Training Facility at Columbus Technical College (Columbus, Georgia). In the northeastern U.S., CPL is designing the new $253 million Sands-Constellation Critical Care Center addition for the Rochester Regional Health System (Rochester, New York), the $57 million Seneca Park Zoo Expansion (Rochester, New York) and the $80 million renovation/expansion of the Orange County Government Center (Goshen, New York). MMPA’s signature projects include First National Bank Field (Greensboro, North Carolina), the J. Douglas Galyon Multimodal Center (Greensboro, North Carolina), Lab Corp Corporate Headquarters (Burlington, North Carolina), Greensboro Science Center SciQuarium, Duke University’s American Tobacco Complex and Cameron Indoor Stadium improvements (Durham, North Carolina), and Bridgwater College’s Nininger Hall Athletics Center (Bridgewater, Virginia). MMPA has served local government, nonprofit organizations, corporate, higher education and recreation clients throughout North Carolina and Virginia. It is anticipated that the Greensboro office will grow by approximately 15% over the next 18 months dependent on backlog and new business initiatives. “Not only do our two firms complement each other in terms of practice disciplines, but there are amazing synergies in our market segments and company cultures, as well — with a focus on work-life balance, client success and community involvement. We recognized the fit from the very beginning.” - Todd Liebert, AIA, CEO, Clark Patterson Lee q 20 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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Campus News RIT to develop hybrid biological cell separations technology for lab-on-chip medical devices By combining traditional and newer microfluidics techniques, lab-on-chip technology can be used to analyze diseases faster and more cost-effectively

Research being done at Rochester Institute of Technology to refine labon-chip devices—highly sophisticated laboratories on microchips—will provide more detailed and timely information to detect diseases such as cancer. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, a facultyresearcher in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is improving the process of separating biological cells and biomolecules using chromatography principles, a wellestablished technique for separating proteins, combined with a newer technique called dielectrophoresis, a process that uses electrical current to separate biomolecules. In biomedical analysis, clinicians may have to analyze complex blood samples consisting of cells, proteins and other micron-sized particles, in an effort to separate healthy and diseased cells. Improved microfluidic techniques with the potential to separate cells found in bio-fluids, are useful in settings where rapid results are essential such as testing for food and water safety or clinical analysis of disease. “You put into a device a sample with six or seven different types of particles and you can separate them, in some cases in less than two minutes, just by applying electric fields,” LapizcoEncinas explained. “For lab-on-a-chip devices, you want results in minutes, because that is what is attractive campus news

about these portable and inexpensive devices—you can get a response right away.”

chromatography employing asymmetric insulating structures and electric fields.”

Lapizco-Encinas is building microchannels into lab-on-chip devices that will have a dense array of insulating structures to emulate the stationary phase found in chromatographic systems. The new arrays have distinct columns where particles will be retained. Lab-on-chip devices are often made of glass or a silicon base where bio-fluids stream through etched channels. Devices also have complex sensors and electronics embedded, and the combined technologies will advance screening and laboratory analysis applications through a new technique she is calling dielectrophoresis chromatography.

The new research, utilizing electroosmotic flow—the motion of liquid in chemical separations—is expected to drive particles across the microchannel. This process of electroosmotic flow offers the potential for the biomolecules to be manipulated in real-time, allowing for dynamic separation schemes. This work expands Lapizco-Encinas’ previous research that focused on the development of multi-channel devices where fluid samples are assessed after being exposed to electrical currents that cause the bio-particles to separate for more efficient analysis. Through past research, she and her team advanced device system designs and determined an optimal threshold of electrical fields applied to adequately manipulate the fluids and ensure that live cells are not damaged. Adding chromatographic principles to this foundational work is underway.

“In chromatography, for example, particles enter a chromatographic column, and different particles are retained in different degrees. Particles that have a lower retention get eluted, or separated, from the column earlier. And particles that have a stronger retention get eluted from the column later, thus enabling a separation,” said Lapizco-Encinas, an associate professor of biomedical engineering who leads the Microscale BioSeparations Laboratory in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. She was recently awarded $299, 611 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the hybrid microfluidics technique titled, “Development of dielectrophoresis

“We have some preliminary designs; we will move forward with the research in two directions. We do significant mathematical modeling that allows us to design a system and then we do the experimental testing. My lab does both. We have preliminary designs we are currently testing, and those designs and experiments help us to improve the model and move forward to the next generation.” q


Rochester Chapter

Society for Imaging Science and Technology Website: Our meetings are held at 6:00pm in Room 1275 of the Carlson Center for Imaging Science on the RIT campus. Everyone is welcome to attend. Parking is available in the F lot, just north of the building. No meeting reservations are required.

Meeting Schedule Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (different location for this meeting - see below) -"Vision at a Glance," by Ruth Rosenholtz, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - "Current Research & Education Initiatives at the Image Permanence Institute," by Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director, Image Permanence Institute, RIT Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - RIT Students Program Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Venue ideas requested – we are soliciting input regarding other possible venues for our meetings.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Vision at a glance by Ruth Rosenholtz, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NOTE Time: 3:30 pm

Location: RIT, Carlson Auditorium

Abstract: Human vision is full of puzzles. Observers can grasp the essence of a scene in an instant, yet when probed for details they are at a loss. People have trouble finding their keys, yet they may be quite visible once found. How does one explain this combination of marvelous successes with quirky failures? I will describe our attempts to develop a unifying theory that brings a satisfying order to multiple phenomena. The key is to understand peripheral vision. A visual system cannot process everything with full fidelity, and therefore must keep some information while losing other information. More than 99% of the visual field lies outside the fovea. Peripheral vision must condense this mass of information into a succinct representation that nonetheless carries the information that is needed for vision at a glance. My lab has proposed that the visual system deals with limited capacity by encoding the visual input in terms of a rich set of local image statistics, where the local regions grow — and the representation becomes less precise — with distance from fixation. This representation computes sophisticated image features at the expense of spatial localization of those features. This tradeoff is critical to modeling vision, and once understood, a great many visual phenomena can be explained without further ado. Furthermore, this encoding scheme has implications not only for the study of human vision, but also for applications such as multitasking with 24 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

a mobile device, and design of effective user interfaces and information visualizations. Ruth Rosenholtz is a Principal Research Scientist at the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT. She obtained her M.S and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on visual encoding, particularly in peripheral vision, and its implications for visual performance and theories of attention. Her lab studies a wide variety of visual phenomena, taking a three-pronged approach: 1) Computational modeling including computer vision-based, neurobiologically –inspired and Monte Carlo simulations; 2) Behavioral experiments; and 3) applying developed models and understanding of human vision to applications such as image compression, design of user interfaces and information visualization.

Biography: Ruth Rosenholtz is a Principal Research Scientist in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and a member of CSAIL. She joined MIT in 2003 after 7 years at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC). She brings her background in electrical engineering, specifically computer vision, to the study of human vision, including visual search, perceptual organization, visual clutter, and peripheral vision. Her work focuses on developing predictive computational models of visual processing.

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Monroe Professional Engineers Society A Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers 657 East Avenue, Rochestter, New York 14607 Dedicated to Professionalism in Engineering in the Interest of Public Safety and Welfare 2017-18 Officers: President David Roberts, PE, President-elect Chris Kambar, PE, Vice President Arthur Reardon, PE, Secretary Martin Gordon, PE, Treasurer Michael Ritchie, PE, Membership Chair Arthur Reardon, PE

MPES UPDATES Engineering Symposium Gets A New Venue:

The next Engineering Symposium in Rochester will be held on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at a new location: The Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This new, larger venue offers an improved floor plan for the event, more breakout rooms with better seating capacity and better noise control, and overall more space for continued growth in attendance. Planning for this event is already under way. If you are interested in speaking at the event or serving on the planning committee, please visit

National Academy of Forensic Engineers Summer Meeting Comes to Western NY:

The National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) has selected Buffalo, NY as the location for their 2018 Summer Meeting and Seminars to be held on July 27-29. This event features 14 total hours of continuing education technical presentations. Registration is open to all regardless of membership status in the academy. For additional information please visit

MPES Youth Programs Scheduled for 2018:

One way MPES promotes the profession of engineering is by reaching out to the next generation of engineers. Two events have been scheduled for this purpose: Mathcounts and TEAMS. Mathcounts is an annual competition that encourages the pursuit of mathematic achievement. The upcoming event will be held on February 3, 2018 in the CIMS building at Rochester Institute of Technology. TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude with Math and Science) features a specific engineering theme for youth interested in the engineering profession and related fields. The 2018 theme is “Engineering a Greener World� and features topics such as efficiency of solar power, durability of materials, and green energy basics. For more information on either of these events, please contact MPES through our contact form at:

Interested In Becoming A PIE Evaluator?

PIE (the Practicing Institute of Engineering) is a non-profit organization authorized through New York State to evaluate and approve continuing education courses for PDH accreditation for Professional Engineers. We are always looking for new evaluators. The requirements include being a Professional Engineer currently licensed in New York State and becoming a member in good standing of PIE. To get more information and to access the application forms, please visit As always, we encourage active membership in the Monroe Professional Engineers Society. We are constantly striving to improve your membership but we always need more help. If you are interested in becoming an active member or have any questions, please email me at or contact MPES through our website at contactus/.

David C. Roberts, P.E., President, MPES

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Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association Website:

Year 2017 Officers President Roy B. Garfinkel, LS Vice President Jared R. Ransom, LS Secretary Robert J. Avery, LS Treasurer Michael A. Venturo, LS

Board of Directors

November 2017

John F. Gillen, LS, ex officio

Upcoming Events 2017: November 16, 2017 - Board of Directors and General Membership meeting at the 40 & 8 Club, 933 University Avenue, Rochester December 2, 2017 – Annual Holiday Dinner Time and location T.B.D.

2015-2017 Jeffrey A. Tiede, LS Scott E. Measday, LS 2016-2018 Justin M. Roloson, LS Douglas W. Magde, LS 2017-2019 David R. Standinger, LS Daniel T. Hickok, LS Jonathan Navagh - Associates Representative

Thursday November 16, 2017 Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting at 6:00 pm 40 & 8 Club 933 University Avenue, Rochester

Saturday, December 2, 2017 Annual Professional Affiliations •

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc.

National Society of Professional Surveyors

Rochester Engineering Society


Holiday Dinner More information to follow...

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The IES - Rochester Section Presents

Organic LED (OLED) Lighting Design Language & Implementation Presented by Cheryl English, President 2017/2018 IES North America An in-depth discussion of OLED technology including it’s technology, lighting design philosophy & design language and current application implementation. After the presentation, there is an optional tour of the offices of DeJoy, Knauff & Blood (upstairs from Bergmann) where you can see installed OLED lighting products. (Qualifies for both AIA & NY State PDH credits)

Tuesday, November 14

12:00 noon till 1:00 pm $30/$40 if credits are needed - includes lunch Bergmann Associates NEW Office Tower 280 (Formerly Midtown Tower) 280 East Broad Street - Suite 200 Please register for these events ASAP on our ‘Education’ page
 at or contact Diane Montrois at 585.254.8010 or

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President: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD Clark Patterson Lee 205 St. Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Vice President Technical: DAVE JERECKOS IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Vice President Legislative: DAVID MYERS LaBella Associates, PC 300 State Street, Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14614 585-454-6110 Vice President Membership: DOUG MEIER Twin”D” Associates 1577 Ridge Road West Suite 116B Rochester, NY 14615 585-581-2170 Treasurer: ALAN SMITH, P.E. IBC Engineering, P.C. 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Administrative Secretary: ADAM KRAMER IBC Engineering, PC 3445 Winton Place, Suite 219 Rochester, NY 14623 585-292-1590 Education Chairman: JENNIFER WENGENDER, P.E., CPD Clark Patterson Lee 205 St. Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14604 585-454-7600 Affiliate Liaison: TRAVIS JESSICK aLTHERM, iNC. 255 hUMPHREY sT. eNGLEWOOD, nj 08631 551-486-9556

President's Message Happy Fall! I’m passing along a heads up this month about the 2017 Uniform Code Supplement that was issued by NYS Department of State this summer. It is effective starting 10/31/17 and does include a few changes to the previous 2016 NYS Supplement, which accompanied the 2015 International Codes. One major change for Plumbing is the table 604.4 for max. water usage for fixtures (i.e. water closets to 1.28 gpf from 1.6 gpf?!). Please reference the NYS DOS website for more information. NYS DOS Building Standards and Codes Link. Jennifer Wengender, PE, CPD Rochester Chapter President

Meeting Notice – Save the Date Topic:

Pipe Lining Speaker: John Billone, NuFlow


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm (please arrive by 11:50 am)


Valicia's Ristorante, 2155 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14606 (just nore of Route 31, Gates)

Credits: PDH Approval Pending Cost:

$20 (member or guest), check or cash at door.

Reservations: To Dave Jereckos, 585-341-3168 or by Monday, November 13, 2017.

Newsletter Editor: Open - please contact a board member if you are interested.

(Chapters are not authorized to speak for the Society) 32 | The ROCHESTER ENGINEER NOVEMBER 2017

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Rochester ASHRAE website:


President’s Message At last month’s Chapter Meeting we handed out the following awards that were received at the 2017 CRC. • Jeff Close, President = Most Improved Chapter Performance • Jeff Close, President = Presidential Award of Excellence - Star Award • Bill Clark, Presidentelect = Chapter Programs Outstanding Performance • Scott Edwards, Newsletter = Black Ink Award • Rob Hudson, Student Activities = Student Activities Most Improved Runner-up • Matt Devlin, Resource Promotion = Award for Exceeding Goal • Matt Devlin, Resource Promotion = Full Circle Chevron • Matt Devlin, Resource Promotion = Endowment Chevron Chapter Service Awards • Jeff Close • Christina Walter • Michelle Sommerman • Jody McGarry • Stephen Maybeck • Barb Herl • Jeff Davis • Jim Browe ashrae news

I would like to thank Travis Kreft of Greenheck Dampers for his “Life Safety Dampers” presentation. His insights and knowledge of fire and smoke dampers was very informative. This topic was well received and enjoyed by all. Our November Chapter meeting will be held on November 13th. During this meeting our Chapter Historian, Jake Hall will make a brief history presentation along with a feature presentation. We hope to see you at our November Meeting. Please continue to check out our website at for information on upcoming chapter meetings, current officer list and contact information, chapter newsletters, and more! Also take a minute and like us on Facebook at!/ashraerochester.

Bill Clark, PE, CEM 2017-2018 President Rochester Chapter


Association for Facilities Engineering ROCHESTER CHAPTER NO. 21

2016/17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Craig Avalone CHA Consulting, Inc. (585) 232-5610 ext. 287 VICE PRESIDENT Dennis Roote CDE Engineering & Environment, PLLC (585) 330-6986 SECRETARY Tom Acquilano Trane Supply (585) 256-1028

November 2017 Meeting Notice Date/Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.

Tour: Southco We will be touring Southco, a manufacturer of touch points you use everyday; including latches, captive fasteners, hinges, handles, and other products.

Location: Southco, 250 East Street, Honeoye Falls, New York Directions (from the east)

TREASURER Brian Laurer The Gleason Works (585) 256-6784

 Head south on I-590 to exit 2B, Monroe Ave (NY 31-E)  Turn right onto Clover St, NY 65-S  Turn left NY 251 (3rd exit on traffic circle)  Turn right Quaker Meeting House Road, then right onto East Street. Southco is on the right.

ASSISTANT TREASURER Ken Carr Asbury First United Methodist Church (585) 271-1050

Directions (from the west)

DELEGATE DIRECTORS Jeff Bidell – Erdman Anthony Dan Friday – NRWCSD Tom Ward - YMCA Mark Ramsdell – Haley & Aldrich CHAPTER HISTORIAN Joe Dioguardi – MicroMod CHAIRMAN, EDUCATION COMMITTEE Matthew Knights – Constellation CHAIRMAN, COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE Thomas Coburn -The Gleason Works (585) 461-8073 CHAIRMAN, MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Joseph R. Graves – CypherWorx, Inc (585) 268-6184

 Head south on I-390-S, then take exit 11 toward Rush.  Turn left onto NY 15-S, then left onto NY 251-E. Stay on NY 251 through the traffic circle.  Turn right onto Quaker Meeting House Road, then right onto East Street. Southco is on the right.

Dinner: Flaherty’s: 60 West Main Street, Honeoye Falls, NY Directions:

From Southco, turn right onto East Street, then left onto West Main Street. Flaherty’s is on the left.

Cost: Members - $25

Non Member - $30

Payment can be accepted on our website: Please RSVP by Friday, November 10th, 2017 to: Brian Laurer Gleason Works (585) 256-6704


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• Electromagnetic • Vibration Monitoring

• MASW, Seismic Site Classification, Refraction/Reflection • Concrete Inspection (Voids, Rebar, Thickness, Mapping)

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Office: 585.454.6110 Fax: 585.454.3066

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Solving soils problems for over 40 years. 46A Sager Drive, Rochester, NY 14607 Tel: 585-458-0824 • Fax: 585-458-3323

CLEANROOMSERVICES.COM Certification  Training  Consulting Servicing Cleanroom Facilities Since 1977 ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited

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Design Engineering Services - Concept thru Production Mechanical / Electromechanical - Consumer / Industrial All Plastic and Metal Technologies Tel: 585-388-9000 Fax: 585-388-3839

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First Vice President - Investments

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC


200 Meridian Centre Suite 260 Rochester, NY 14618 Direct: 585-241-7546 Fax: 585-241-3986 Toll Free: 877-237-6201

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Save The Date! Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Save The Date! 116th RES Annual Gala

Annual Engineering Symposium in Rochester

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Joseph A. Floreano

Joseph A. Floreano

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 East Main Street, Rochester

123 East Main Street, Rochester

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Affiliated Societies of the Rochester Engineering Society American Consulting Engineering Companies of New York President, David J. Meyer, 585-218-0730 Email: American Public Works Association Monroe County/Genesee Valley Branch Past-Chairman, Geoff Benway Email: American Society of Civil Engineers, Rochester Section President, Christopher Sichak, PE Email:

Electrical Association Executive Director, Karen Lynch Email: President, Russ Corcoran, Landmark Electric, 585-359-0800. Email: Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association President, John F. Gillen, LS President, Roy B. Garfinkel, LS Email: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Inc., Rochester Section President, Pete Brinka. Email:

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, Christina Walter Email:

Imaging Science & Technology, Rochester Chapter President, David Odgers Email:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Steven Ivancic, University of Rochester Email:

Independent Entrepreneurs Council, Rochester NY Chapter Chairman, Ralph Kraft, 585-621-6946

American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Rochester New York Chapter President, Jennifer Wengender, PE, CPD, Clark Patterson Lee, 205 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14604. 585-454-7600. Email: Association for Bridge Construction and Design President, Mark Laistner, Popli Design Group 585-481-1239 Email: Association For Facilities Engineering, Rochester Chapter President, Matthews Knights, 585-924-2186 x221 Email:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Rochester Section Chairman, Greg T. Gdowski, 585-275-2580 Email: Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Rochester Chapter President, John Kaemmerlen, 585-475-2767 Email: International Council on Systems Engineering, Finger Lakes Chapter President, Jack Riley Email: Monroe Professional Engineers Society President, David C. Roberts, PE Email:

New York State Association of Transportation Engineers, Section 4 President, Howard R. Ressel, 585-272-3372. Email: New York Water Environment Association Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter ( President, Bill Davis, 585-381-9250 Email: Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Executive Director, Kirstie Steves 585-313-8972, fax 538-6166, Email: President, Jim Allen, email: Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractor’s National Association-Rochester, Inc. Executive Director, Aaron Hilger 585-586-8030. Email: Society of Plastics Engineers, Rochester Section President, Brett Blaisdell, Bausch & Lomb, 1400 North Gooaman Street, Rochester, NY 14609 585-338-5417, Email: Society of Women Engineers President, Marca J. Lam, RIT Email: Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science & Engineering Fair Director, Mary Eileen Wood, 315-468-1025 Email:

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Corporate Members of the Rochester Engineering Society Bergmann Associates P.C. (Enterprise)

BME Associates

Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. IBC Engineering, PC (Champion)

LaBella Associates (Enterprise) M/E Engineering, P.C.

CHA Consulting (Champion)

MRB Group

Erdman Anthony Associates

Optimation Technology, Inc. (Champion)

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (RBA)

Passero Associates


Rochester Institute of Technology, Kate Gleason College of Engineering TY-LIN International (Champion) Visron Design, Inc. VJ Stanley

IS YOUR COMPANY LISTED HERE? Call 585-254-2350 for information. affiliated societies & corporate members of the rochester engineering society


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