Friday, April 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center 
725 Blue Harbor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Matt Dahlem| mdahlem@fehr-graham.com



The ASCE Wisconsin Section Board of Directors has elected to postpone the 2020 Spring Technical Conference in Sheboygan until spring of 2021.

This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and our desire to prioritize the safety of our members and immediate communities.

We know that this will come as a disappointment to the registrants, exhibitors and industry professionals who were due to attend the event, and we apologize for the inconvenience it may cause. All registration fees will be refunded in full.



2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section

Spring Technical Conference

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center
Sheboygan, WI

The Fox River Valley Branch and the Wisconsin Section cordially invite you to attend the 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section Spring Technical Conference on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan!

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The Spring Technical Conference Planning Committee is pleased to introduce Jason Mengel, the Director of the 2020 Ryder Cup. He will be delivering the morning's Keynote Presentation that will provide an overview of what Wisconsin can expect from hosting one of the preeminent international sporting events in the world today: The Ryder Cup, which is being held at nearby Whistling Straits this September.




For the afternoon’s Keynote Presentation, the Spring Technical Conference Planning Committee is honored to welcome back Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson.  His presentation will review the progress made on transportation initiatives in the past year, including the impact of the state budget and projects that have been either enumerated or resumed. Secretary-designee Thompson will outline Wisconsin’s current transportation challenges, and will discuss WisDOT’s priorities moving forward.

A morning Ethics Presentation, “Aspirational and Preventive Approaches to Ethics in Business” will be presented by Tim Weyenberg.  Tim is the former CEO and Board Chairman of Foth Companies, and serves on the UW Green Bay’s Council of Trustees. Tim’s presentation will explore how the incorporation of ethics into professional practice has evolved from compliance and prevention to a deeper sense of responsibility for our larger world.

The lunch session will feature Brad Hughes, of Flad Structural Engineers and in cooperation with Engineers Without Borders USA - UW Madison Chapter and Madison Area Professional Chapter. Brad will provide an interesting comparison of technology, construction practices, and resources between two structural design efforts running concurrently for a 130 foot long pedestrian bridge in the Milwaukee area, and a 125 foot long pedestrian bridge in Guatemala. Carl Sutter and Martin Hanson will provide an update on the Wisconsin Section Infrastructure Report Card release, and Kailey Lietzke of the Wisconsin ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Committee will provide information on its formation and offer the membership details of joining the group.  

Breakout session options will offer a range of discipline options, including Environmental & Water Resources, Construction, Structures, Transportation, Geotechnical, and Leadership & Management.

Up to six PDH's will be available from this program. 

Attendees will have the option to take a Trolley Tour of the City of Sheboygan, hosted by the City of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, in lieu of the last two technical sessions. Seating for the Trolley tour is limited to the first 26 registrants who select this option on the registration form, and PDH's will not be awarded for time spent on the Trolley tour.

The Trolley Tour of the City of Sheboygan will provide an overview of the drastic changes that have been implemented in the City of Sheboygan. A community of 49,203 people, the City has changed drastically since 2015. Over 566 new market rate apartments and condominium units and 118 affordable units have been added to the City valued at $117,500,000. With over 2,700 jobs open in the county and an unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, the City has been proactive in building new housing to recruit talent. The city has also been involved in downtown placemaking and art projects in partnership with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Learn about these projects, as well as the new JMKAC $40 million Art Preserve and the $324 million Aurora Hospital projects, by joining the Sheboygan Trolley Tour!

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We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!


The 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Section

Spring Technical Conference  Planning Committee


Please contact Matt Dahlem, P.E., Conference Planning Committee Chair, with questions or for additional information. For exhibitor opportunities, please see our Exhibitor Opportunities page.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been set aside at Blue Harbor Resort for the night of Thursday, April 2nd.  The room rate is $129, plus tax and resort fees.  To make a reservation:

  1. Go to www.blueharborresort.com
  2. Scroll down to the Book Now portion
  3. Enter your desired Arrival and Departure Dates and enter 7B04YO (first 0- zero, last one is O- letter)  in Group Code box
  4. Click Check Availability
  5. On the next screen you will confirm that your imputed information is correct and click search
  6. Rates will not include tax and fees

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