The Architecture of Great American Tower at Queen City Square

Retired Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati will offer CPD credit to Ohio P.E.’s with this April 21 Program.  Lee LeBoeuf, AIA, Project Architect with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), Lawrence Niemiec, Senior Project Executive with Eagle Realty Group, and Heather Simpson Archiable, Construction Project Manager with Eagle Realty Group will discuss the new tallest and most environmentally sensitive office building in Cincinnati Business District.  The 41-stories of the Great American Tower, named after its lead tenant, Great American Insurance Company, contains 800,000 SF of office space and 25,000 SF of retail space.  The dramatic design of the Great American Tower topped by the spectacular tiara will create a defining image for the City of Cincinnati skyline.  The building features an inviting entry plaza and grand rotunda at Fourth and Sycamore Streets.  The spacious promenade and retail arcade leads to the office tower lobby.Queen City Square integrates the building and parking garage of Phase I of the Queen City Square, known as 303 Broadway, a 17-story, 188,500 SF office tower completed in 2006.  In total Queen City Square project will provide nearly one million square feet of office space and over 2000 parking spaces.A project of this magnitude presents a number of design and construction challenges.  The project team will discuss design, construction, building systems, economic impacts, and sustainable efforts (LEED) for the Great American Tower at Queen City Square, currently under construction.

  • When: April 21, 2009, 11:30 am Registratin and Lunch; Program in the Auditorium 1:00 pm.
  • Where: Evergreen, 230 West Galbraith Rd. (Hartwell), Cincinnati
  • Lunch & CPD Certificate: $13.00 (Provide P.E. Reg number)
  • Lunch Reservations: to Zan Smith, RESC Treasurer, (513) 520-4338, by April 16. Visit www.resc.org for the mail-in reservation form and April Newsletter about April 2. 

If you are unable to attend the Luncheon, you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CPD Cerificate but you must register with Bob Haas, 859 331-2579, by 10:00 am, April 20.   You may attend the program, no charge, if you are unable to come for lunch. For the Program only, please register with Bob Haas by 10:00 am, April 20, 2009. (859) 331-2579 or rwhaas@fuse.net. To receive the CPD Certificate, you must provide your Ohio P.E. registration number, as Certificates are prepared in advance. Visit www.resc.org for instructions for paid Luncheon/program reservations.

April 2009 – Section Meeting Information

APRIL MEETINGTour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center in Erlanger, KY

THE TOUR IS FILLED. WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE RESERVATIONS

DATE:       Thursday, April 23, 2009PLACE :    Duke Energy’s Envision Center (see below for directions)                   4580 Olympic Blvd                   Erlanger, KY 41018AGENDA:   5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Pizza and soft drinks provided                    6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  TourRESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at mailto:fnadeau1@earthlink.net (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 PERSONS ONLY!!!!!

THE TOUR IS FILLED. WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE RESERVATIONS 

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.ABOUT THE MEETING:  This month’s meeting consists of a tour of Duke Energy’s Envision Center Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, Duke Energy’s Envision Center provides visitors a dynamic experience that demonstrates the possibilities of modernizing to smart grid and energy efficient technology.The center features a movie-style studio with sets consisting of a substation with two-way digital technology, a smart home – complete with solar panels and a plug-in hybrid vehicle, an apartment complex with smart meters and a power delivery work center – monitoring conditions with real-time data. Electric poles equipped with intelligent power equipment are also staged throughout.Center visitors can watch video presentations that showcase a day in the life of a variety of energy customers in the year 2015. Visitors will also experience simulated demonstrations such as a thunderstorm, lightning strike and power outage. Home simulations feature the use of an energy-management system to control high efficiency appliances (e.g., dishwasher, water heater, HVAC equipment).Smart grid technology will enable:• Improved system reliability and operational efficiency• Quicker and more accurate response to outages• Greater customer offerings (e.g., energy efficiency programs and payment options)• New tools and programs that enable customers to predict and gain control of energy usage.The center also promotes the importance of renewable power to meet the energy needs of tomorrow and how customers can play an important role in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

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Click on the following link to see a WKRC-TV news report on the Envision Center:

 

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NOTICE: Anyone interested in carpooling to the Envision Center contact Ted Longshore at tedlongshore@cinci.rr.com. He wants to meet at ~5:00PM at the Walmart off Glendale-Milford Road just west of Reading Road.

Directions:4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018From Cincinnati, OH:­ Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport) ­ Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)­ GO LEFT on Mineola Pike­ At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the endFrom Columbus, OH:­ Take I-71 South toward Cincinnati, OH­ Merge onto I-71 South via Exit 99A on the LEFT toward Cincinnati (crossing into Kentucky)­ Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)­ Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)­ GO LEFT on Mineola Pike­ At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the endFrom Greater Cincinnati / N Ky Airport:­ Take I-275 East ­ Take Mineola Pike Exit­ RIGHT on Mineola Pike­ LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.­ Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi­ The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road­ GO RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

April 2009 – Membership News

NEW MEMBERS

The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section:

Travis Boraten
Charles S. Brown
Davis Debord
Daniel L. Ford II
R. N. Hargis
Chunyan Li
David R. Miller
Ngozi Victoria Uti
Suresh Vasa
Rui Wang
Mingyu Zhong

We wish to welcome these new members to the Cincinnati Section!!!

April 2009 – History

Scanning the Past: A History of Electrical Engineering from the Past
Submitted by Bob Morrison, Editor

Copyright 1995 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from the IEEE publication, “Scanning the Past” which covers a reprint of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 83, No. 11, December 1995.

Harald T. Friis

Seventy years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper on directional radio receiving systems by Harald T. Friis. At the time he was employed as a research engineer at the Bell Telephone Laboratories where he made numerous contributions to telecommunication engineering. He was later to become a recipient of the IRE Medal of Honor and other awards.

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April 2009 – IEEE News

Biomedical Engineering Student Recognized as IEEE’s ‘New Face of Engineering’

WASHINGTON (17 March 2009) — Guruprasad Madhavan is working on neuromuscular stimulation approaches that may help prevent osteoporosis, heart failure and mild cognitive impairment — all related to low blood pressure.

Madhavan’s research is a major reason why he was selected the IEEE/IEEE-USA’s 2009 “New Face of Engineering.”

“My energy to perform better has multiplied, and so has my responsibility to better communicate engineering,” Madhavan said after being selected.  

The New Faces of Engineering is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, a coalition of engineering societies, major corporations and government agencies. The program highlights the vitality, diversity and rich contributions of engineers under 30.

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