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  • 06
    06.April.Thursday

    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    04/06/2017
    Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) - UT Campus
    301 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712, USA

    The ITE/ITS student chapters are excited to host Hamza Khan, Traffic Analyst at Kimley-Horn, as our guest speaker on Thursday, April 6th. The topic of discussion will be Microscopic Traffic Simulation with VISSIM.

    Meeting Details:

    • Date:Thursday, April 6, 2017
    • Time:3:30 – 4:30 PM
    • Location:ECJ 6th Floor Conference Room (6.706)
    • Refreshments will be provided!
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    Topic: Microscopic Traffic Simulation Modeling using VISSIM

     

    Abstract:

    VISSIM is becoming a highly utilized tool in traffic engineering to replicate real world traffic conditions and accurately plan and implement mitigations based on traffic simulation modeling. This presentation will discuss different examples of VISSIM models that have been used for traffic analysis. The focus of this presentation will be on the development of the I-35 Central7 Corridor model, the challenges encountered in developing the model, and preliminary findings from the model. Other examples of VISSIM models for roundabouts, DDI, queue detection, and highway corridors will be discussed as well.

     

    Speaker Bio:

    Hamza Khan is a traffic analyst at Kimley-Horn. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering. While at the university, he was an undergraduate researcher at the Center for Transportation Research and an active member in ASCE. At Kimley-Horn Hamza has worked on a wide array of projects such as signal designs, traffic impact analysis, corridor studies, network modeling, ADA study, complete streets, lighting design, photometric analysis, and more.

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  • 13
    13.April.Thursday

    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    04/13/2017
    Pickle Research Campus
    J. J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin, Burnet Road, Austin, Condado de Travis, TX, United States

    Join us for our Annual Symposium.

  • 14
    14.April.Friday

    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    04/14/2017
    Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) - UT Campus
    301 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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    Did you know that engineers have almost as long an ethical code as doctors and attorneys? And all professional engineers must revisit ethics every year, before renewing their PE licenses. This seminar will address the common ethics pitfalls that face our graduate students, both in school and after graduation. We’ll discuss data collection & description, data & results fabrication, paraphrasing vs. plagiarism, author responsibility, PE licensing, & ethics in teaching. We’ll talk about how this applies to your current role, as students, and how it carries over into professional careers. We’ll also address your questions, thoughts, & ideas.

     

    Friday, April 14, 4 – 5 pm in ECJ 6.406
    *Snacks will be provided*
    Please RSVP to amy.banker@utexas.edu or 512‐232‐4252

  • 27
    27.April.Thursday

    5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    04/27/2017
    Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) - UT Campus
    301 E Dean Keeton St, Austin, TX 78712, USA

    The ITE/ITS student chapters are excited to host Nicola Gheno, Project Manager at Stantec as our guest speaker on Thursday, April 27th. The topic of discussion will be Mixed Use Development – Project Overview of the Plaza Saltillo Area.

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    Meeting Details:

    • Date:Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • Time:5:00 – 6:00 PM
    • Location:ECJ 6th Floor Conference Room (6.706)
    • Refreshments will be provided!

    Topic: Mixed Use Development – Project Overview of the Plaza Saltillo Area.

     

    Abstract:

    Nicola will be providing an overview of recent projects including the recently approved 11 acre tract for the Plaza Saltillo mixed use development between 4th and 5th Street in East Austin. The Plaza Saltillo Area served as Austin’s train depot for 100 years until it was abandoned in the 1980s. Capital Metro purchased the property in 1995 with plans to incorporate it into future light rail service. The Capital Metro Board selected Endeavor Real Estate and Columbus Realty to redevelop the 10 acre space. The project will have approximately 800 residential units including senior housing, over 100,000-square-feet of retail, and over 100,000-square-feet of office along the I-35 frontage road. There will be a 1.7-acre park and 1.8 acres of private open space.

     

    Speaker Bio:

    Nicola Gheno, P.E., PTOE is a Project Manager with Stantec specializing in traffic engineering for both the private and public sector. She is a past board member of Womens Transportation Seminar and Young Professionals in Transportation. She handles the traffic impact analysis as part of the site development permitting process and has performed over 100+ traffic impact analysis within the state of Texas. She has extensive experience performing roadway segment capacity analysis, multimodal capacity analysis, signal warrant analyses, shared parking studies, roundabout analysis, signal timing optimization, sight distance analysis, and weaving studies.  Her role includes handling the writing and submission of technical reports and analyses for clients in connection with land development and design-related projects. She also provides support for the public hearing process as part of the planning and zoning commissions, and City Council hearings.

     

     

    Mark your calendars and please RSVP if you plan to attend (and to indicate any dietary restrictions).

     

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone.

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Department of Civil Engineering
    1 University Station C1761
    Austin, TX 78712-0278

    Email: utexasite@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.facebook.com/utexasite

     

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