ACEC Awards Julia Frazier 2017 Woman in Engineering Award

Cesare, Inc. (Cesare) is proud to announce that the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) has honored Ms. Julia M. Frazier, P.G. with the 2017 Outstanding Woman in Engineering award for her leadership in the field of geology and her work on the “Geologic Hazards Study” for Boulder County, Colorado.

After a catastrophic flood devastated the Front Range of Colorado in 2013 (Boulder County being one of the most affected areas), there was over $2 billion worth in damages to properties, dwellings, and public infrastructure. In 2016, the Boulder County Land Use Department (BCLUD) took a proactive step towards understanding and addressing the impacts of floods and other natural hazards. Ms. Frazier worked with the BCLUD to better characterize and understand the potential extents and impacts of geologic hazards, and to develop enhanced mapping and predictive tools to be used to guide future land use decisions and prioritizations.

Geologic hazards, especially those driven by extreme precipitation events, were the primary focus of the study. Ms. Frazier worked with the BCLUD’s planning department on a regular basis through the course of the project, led an educational workshop for planners on geologic hazards impacting Boulder County, and helped to clarify and improve geologic and geotechnical report guidelines and expectations. Ms. Frazier also partnered with TerraCognito GIS, Inc. to improve existing geologic hazard maps available for Boulder County. Susceptibility maps and GIS datasets for landslide, rockfall, debris flow, and steeply-dipping heaving bedrock were provided to Boulder County.

Countywide geologic hazard datasets were developed based on a high resolution LiDAR terrain model using a statistically robust, data-driven modeling technique. This innovative approach is anticipated to become a model used by other Colorado municipalities to protect their communities against future losses. Land use departments across Colorado can benefit from updating and maintaining their geologic hazard inventories and mapping tools using the best available data, and by working with geoscience professionals familiar with their region of Colorado.

 

2017 Cub Scout Trunk-or-Treat Food Drive | Shining Light Events, Inc

Sunday, October 29th

3pm-5pm

 @ Castle View High School

Come join our Food Drive that will be mixed with fun, games, and candy! Scouts & parents volunteer to decorate the trunk of their car/truck/SUV in a Halloween theme, dress up in costume and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters who attend the event.

The entrance fee is bag of nonperishable food or toiletry donation that will be given to the Douglas County Food Bank.

Local Fall Festivities

It’s that time of year again when the leaves are changing colors and the winds start getting uncomfortably cold. Colorado is known for its colorful autumns, with fiery red and golden patches of aspen in the mountains. But as amazing as those nice mountain views are, it’s pretty far away from those of us who reside in the cities (though it’s probably worth a weekend trip anyways).

  Luckily, you can still enjoy the beauty of nature at your local botanical gardens. Not only do they have seasonal plants available for your viewing pleasure, the Chatfield Farms in Littleton has a Corn Maze with plenty of family events—such as hayrides and games—during the day, and even has an After Dark Corn Maze During for the brave. And for the completely fearless, there is a Dead Zone Scream Park available as well. Please visit their website at https://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/corn-maze for more information.   Don’t wait too long though. These events are only going until October 29, 2017.  

Cesare’s Team-Building Event @ The Clue Room

        Thank-you for attending Cesare’s 3rd Annual Wellness/ Team-Building Event at the Clue Room. We learned a lot about the importance of communication and teamwork when learning how to solve a clue room mystery or when working together at Cesare.