Bob Haas, remembered

Robert W. Best father and grandfather of all time. Passed on to the Lord on Oct. 7, 2013. Age 82. Devoted father of Lori Flanigan, Brad Haas, and Brian (Kim) Haas. Grandfather of Alec and Morgan Haas, and Sarah (Brian) Bystrom. Beloved companion of Linda Linde. Lifetime member of IEEE, ESC, and RESC. Visitation Fri. Oct. 11, from 11:00AM until time of Funeral Service at 1:30PM, both at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 10211 Plainfield Rd (just south of Glendale-Milford Rd). In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project.

February 2010 – RESC CPD Opportunities

February Program,  February 16, 2010
All-Electric Drive-Train Saturn Sky Conversion AMP™ Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc.
by Tim Wieck, Chief Engineer

ATTENTION: This luncheon is canceled for Feb. 16 and has been rescheduled for Thursday Feb. 18. Check the RESC website for other important rescheduling details.

On October 19th, 2009, AMP was selected by the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE to be included in the 43 Qualified Teams who received passing scores from the Design Judges. The process evaluated 97 registered entries and reduced the field by more than half. The remaining teams will bring a total of 53 vehicles (28 Mainstream and 25 Alternative Class) into the next stage of the competition. Qualified Teams have passed two hurdles – the Registration process and Design Judging. The next phase of the competition is the technical qualifiers, which begin in Spring, 2010. Continue reading

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 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 To receive the CPD Certificate, you must provide your Ohio P.E. registration number, as Certificates are prepared in advance. Visit for instructions for paid Luncheon/program reservations.