Lehigh Valley 
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers


Upcoming events

    • 08 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • DeSales University, Center Valley, PA

    2014 Annual Award Dinner

    Please join us on Thursday, May 8th to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, give out college scholarships to local high school seniors, and install the officers for next year.

     

    The festivities will take place at the DeSales University Center Building.

     

    The schedule for the evening is as follows:

    6:00 PM Reception and Networking

    6:30 PM Buffet Dinner

    7:30 PM Program

     

    DeSales University is located at 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA.

    Campus map: desalescampusmap.pdf

     

    Register on-line by May 1, 2014.

    • 22 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Allentown, PA
    Please join us for a joint event with the DVGBC on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:00 as we attend an informative tour of Lehigh Valley Health Network's hospital at Cedar Crest & I-78 in Allentown, PA.  Steven Onushko, Director of Engineering and Todd Bachl, Senior HVAC Engineer will be guiding the tour and providing information on LVHN's numerous efforts towards sustainability such as photovoltaic panels. 

     

     

    LVHN looks to the heart of its campus infrastructure to identify ways to create more sustainable buildings, reduce waste, reduce air pollution and reduce water consumption. Two LEED Certified buildings on campus comprise over 400,000 SF of medical space. In addition, 1,347 photovoltaic panels at their campuses produce clean energy – avoiding 220 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, LVHN’s compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles on campus produce 75% less carbon monoxide emissions and are labeled “Fueled by Clean Natural Gas” to provide another an educational component.

     

    in 2012 LVHN was awarded with the Lehigh Valley Environmental Innovations Award by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.  This past October, the DVGBC presented them with the Green Campus award at their annual Membership Celebration event.

     

    http://www.lvhn.org

     

    Following our tour we will be having a Sodexho catered dinner at the hospital.  There will be an assortment of wraps along with deli salads, chips, pickles, water or iced tea and assorted desserts.  The meal will be $12.00 for those interested.

     

    There will be 1.0 PDH available for $10.00. Guests not requiring PDH certification are free of charge.  PayPal is available and encouraged for registration payment.  If you do not pay in advance, cash or check will be collected immediately prior to start of tour.

     

    Lehigh Valley Hospital is located at Cedar Crest & I-78, Allentown, PA.  Please meet in conference room ECC-8 in the Kasych Pavilion for the start of the tour. When you enter the Lobby, turn right and go past the Cafeteria and Library.  Keep going straight until you reach the Kasych Pavilion.  You will see numbered conference rooms there.  ECC-8 will be the third last conference room on the left.

    Click on the pdf link for a map of the buildings and parking areas.

     

    Map & Directions:

    LVHN Campus Map and Directions.pdf

     

     

     

    • 05 Jun 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • Allentown, PA

    Please join us on Thursday, June 5th at 4:30 as we attend a behind the scenes tour of Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.  Then stay for an evening of food and fun while watching the Lehigh Valley's own IronPigs host the Louisville Bats.  Kurt Landes, General Manager of the IronPigs, will provide us with an insider look at the stadium.

                  

     

    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new ballpark were held on September 6, 2006, and construction was completed in February 2008. Coca-Cola Park was built on land formerly owned by LSI Corporation. The field dimensions and wall heights are the same as Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, except left field is five feet deeper, center field is one foot shorter and the right field foul pole is five feet closer. There is one main scoreboard which is located at the 400' mark on the field. The scoreboard consists of a 20' x 50' high definition video board, a 76' x 4' LED ribbon board, as well as the park's iconic classic Coca-Cola bottle which also serves as a firework launcher when a run is scored.  Coca-Cola Park has a wide variety of seating including a grass berm, picnic benches, fold-down seats, and standing room. The initial estimate of the IronPigs stadium was $48.4 million. Its final price tag of $50.25 million, just 4 percent over the estimate, makes the minor league field one of the most expensive in the U.S.

     

    Coca-Cola Park became an overnight sensation and drew rave reviews for its intimacy, fan-friendly atmosphere and architectural design. Furthermore, FoxNews.com ranked Lehigh Valley IronPigs fans as the best fans in all of Minor League Baseball.

     

    With 613,075 visitors in 2013 - including 20 consecutive sellouts to conclude the year -- Coca-Cola Park remains Minor League Baseball's most visited venue since debuting in 2008. By crossing the 600,000 plateau yet again, the IronPigs have the exclusive distinction of being the only Minor League franchise to eclipse the elusive 600,000 attendance barrier for each of the last six campaigns. The 9,016 per-game average for the club's official 68 home games marks the fifth straight season the IronPigs have averaged over 9,000 fans per game.

    Since 2008, the IronPigs have now drawn 3,820,124 fans to Coca-Cola Park and averaged 9,031 per game - a number that drastically exceeds Coca-Cola Park's fixed seating capacity. Every seat in the ballpark has been sold for 341 of the 423 all-time regular season games with 114 all-time capacity crowds.

    http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t1410

    Following our tour we will have reserved seats in the PPL Pavillion.  Food and soft drinks will be provided from 6:00 to 8:30.  The game will start at 7:05.  The LVPSPE will be highlighted with an announcement and a first pitch opportunity.

     

    The cost for the game ticket and food is $27.00 per person.  If you would like a 1.0 PDH certificate for the event it will be provided at no charge.  PayPal is available and encouraged for registration payment.  If you do not pay in advance, cash or check will be collected immediately prior to start of tour.

     

    Coca-Cola Park is located at 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown, PA.  Please meet at the Clubhouse Entrance (western gate) for the start of the tour.  Click on the pdf links for directions, parking and stadium layout information.

     

    IronPigs_directions.pdf

     

    IronPigs_parking.pdf

     

    IronPigs_stadium_layout.pdf

     

     

     

 
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