January 11th, 2017


Wednesday 11th, January 2017

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

High Performance Concrete Used in Bridge Building

Topic: Brian Keierleber, PE, Buchanan County Engineer will be speaking to us about Ultra High Performance Concrete used in bridge building. He has been aggressively searching for more economical means of replacing the county bridges utilizing a wide variety of materials including concrete, steel, and wood. He has been very aggressive in improving the safety of the county roads and bridges including construction of a roundabout on the intersection of two county roads, placing safety edges on pavements, center rumbles, edge rumbles, and paved shoulders.

Speaker: Brian Keierleber has been the County Engineer in Buchanan County Iowa since 1993. He oversees the maintenance and construction of 963 miles of county roads and 259 county bridges.

Past engineering experience includes working as the Palo Alto County Engineer in Emmetsburg Iowa, project engineer for the City of Bartlesville Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

He was commissioned in the US Army as a Civil Engineer Officer and served for 14 years as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Training Officer, Infantry Company Commander, Field Artillery Battery Commander, and Engineer Group Civil Engineer Officer, and Battalion Civil Engineer Officer.

He is a 1981 Graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. Is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus. Brian is married with 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Plated Dinner: Fettuccine Carbornara with Chicken.

Price: $18.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 4:00 PM, Monday 11 January 2017. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.