Pending coordination with ODOT, the Triko Valley Section will cleanup one quadrant of the I-71/Ronald Reagan Highway interchange on Saturday April 6, 2019. This is a fun way to spend time with your ASHE friends and help our community. More details will soon be forthcoming.

The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1989 in Ohio and is a way for community groups to help keep Ohio highways looking clean and free of garbage.

Check out ODOT’s Adopt-A-Highway webpage for more information and safety training.

ASHE Sponsors UC Students in CANstruction Competition

At the January General Membership Meeting Steve Mary, on behalf of the Triko Valley Section, donated $500 to the University of Cincinnati – Construction Student Association for the purpose of competing in the Cincinnati Canstruction Competition. Last year the UC team won the “peoples choice award” for the Cincinnati competition. This is the second year ASHE has sponsored the UC team.

“Canstruction is an international community service project of the design and construction industry to benefit community food banks. With the support of local teams, thousands of hungry people are fed; a greater awareness of the issues surrounding hunger is brought to the public while spotlighting the local design and construction industry giving back to the community.”

“Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods. After the structures are built and the winners declared, the creations go on view to the general public as a giant art exhibit. At the close of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.” – Cincinnati Canstruction

New Lifetime Membership

As part of celebrating 30 years of the ASHE Triko Valley Section we want to recognize our long-term active members. The members that are willing to accept this honor receive a lifetime membership and are encouraged to attend our general membership meetings as the Board’s guest.

The first round of potential honorees includes; Gerald Berding, Bill Brayshaw, Dave Emerick, Bill Fair, Paul Gruner, Ted Hubbard, John Kerr, Bill Lawall, John “Jack” Pflum, Mike Thompson, and Heinrich Zehetmaier.

As we go through 2019 more members will meet the criteria of 25 years of active membership. Lifetime membership is an honor and a way to encourage long-term members to use their experience to contribute to the highway industry after retirement.

General Membership Meeting – January 22, 2019

Upcoming Event Information:

General Membership Meeting – Schramm Award Presentations

Location: Original Montgomery Inn (Montgomery) 

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM

After the general membership meeting, presentations will be given for the annual Schramm Awards.  Voting by ASHE Members only will take place after the presentations are given, and awards will be presented at the next general membership meeting in March.

Click here to register: General Membership Meeting – Schramm Award Presentations

Hello Triko Valley

Welcome to the new ASHE Triko Valley site! Please “pardon our dust” as we completely overhaul and rebuild our website.

I’m hoping to make a number of improvements upon our previous website, such as regularly posting relevant content, improving search engine optimization in order to attract new members, and eventually migrating the payment site ( to this domain. For the moment, however, I’m simply replacing and updating our existing content.

For those who don’t know me, my name is Paul Durham. I am excited to be building an updated website for our organization. I have been a member of AHSE Triko Valley for the last four years, however, I know I haven’t met all you! I have grown up here in Cincinnati and enjoy the privilege of designing roadways in my hometown with Stantec. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids as well as gardening.

I’m currently looking for high quality images for use on our new site. If you have any pictures of recent projects or iconic Cincinnati roadways you would be willing to share, please send them to me!

If you have any comments or suggestions I am always open to that as well.

Lastly, don’t hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself when you see me at Montgomery Inn!


2018 Schramm Award Deadline

The applications for the annual Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Awards are due on December 21, 2018.

We are in need of applicants!!!

The guidelines including award requirements and official entry form are located here.


ASHE Triko Valley Board of Directors

Urge Legislators to Oppose S.B. 255

Please see the following notice from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Government Relations.

The State General Assembly may soon vote on, S.B. 255, which would impose a 5-year review cycle on professional licensing boards, including the Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board.

S.B. 255 also calls for all occupational licensing boards to produce reports containing specified information to certain standing committees of the General Assembly at least once every five years as part of the bill’s systematic review of occupational regulation. It also requires Director of the Legislative Service Commission to assess all bills introduced in the General Assembly that propose to substantially change or enact occupational regulations and 20% of the occupations regulated by the state annually beginning in CY 2018.

ASCE endorses, supports and promotes the professional licensure of engineers with appropriate standards for education, experience, examination, continuing professional development, and professional conduct to protect and enhance the health, safety and welfare of the public.

As drafted this bill may have unintended consequence for licensing boards, like the Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board, should deadlines go unmet or the legislature fails to act. For these reasons we urge you to express opposition to this bill. Please visit our “Click & Connect” page so that you can reach out to your State Representative and urge them to vote against S.B. 255