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Aug
17
12:00 pm12:00

August, 2017 Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on August 15th, 2017
 

Speaker: Brian Ceccarelli, Talus Software

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Topic: The Yellow Change Interval – Physics in Opposition

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: This presentation starts with William Potts, the Detroit police officer who invented the yellow traffic signal light in 1920, then moves on to Alexei Maradudin, the University of California physicist who invented the equation traffic engineers use today to set the duration of the yellow light.  Engineers have been using his equation since 1965, applying it universally to all types of traffic motion approaching an intersection.  But Maradudin’s equation accommodates the kinetics of only one case of traffic movement.   The equation conflicts with the kinetics of the rest.  By traffic engineers applying his equation universally, the engineers induce a systematic failure into every traffic signal, a failure causing reasonably-perceptive drivers to unwillingly run red lights.  The driver experiences this failure by either stepping on the gas, by slamming on the brakes or by consigning himself to run a red light, the latter option occurring frequently when decelerating for turning and avoidance maneuvers.  The failure does cause crashes.  The presentation concludes with a word about the compatibility between engineering, physics and man-made laws.

Brian Ceccarelli is a licensed professional engineer (software engineering) in the State of North Carolina.  Mr. Ceccarelli current owns his own company and works on various software projects.  Mr. Ceccarelli has designed and built applications for NASA’s Mars Observer spacecraft, applications for calculating stresses in copper mines in the Congo and Chile, and CAD/CAM applications for the US defense industry.  Ceccarelli took an interest in transportation engineering when the Town of Cary, North Carolina bestowed upon him a red light camera ticket.  Mr. Ceccarelli since has been published in Traffic Technology International, has been an expert panelist in traffic signal timing for the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2015 International Convention, and a speaker at the International Autonomous Vehicles Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany.  Mr. Ceccarelli has a B.Sc. in physics and is a member of ASCE, ITE, and IEEE.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 

Jun
15
11:30 am11:30

June, 2017, Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on June 13th, 2017
RSVP Online

Speaker: Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Raleigh, Project Manager Dorothea Dix Park

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Topic: Dix Park:  The Creation of America’s Next Great Public Space

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:  The City of Raleigh’s acquisition of the Dorothea Dix Campus presents an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park. Kate Pearce, Senior Planner, with the City of Raleigh will share the story of the evolution of the property and provide a window into the upcoming planning process.

About the presenter:  Kate Pearce is the Senior Planner for Dorothea Dix Park for the City of Raleigh.  As the project manager, she is responsible for the stewardship, use, and future planning of the park.  Prior to joining the City, she worked as both an urban planning and business management consultant.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She also has completed certificate courses at the London School of Economics, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the Central American Institute for International Affairs.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
May
20
9:00 am09:00

ASCE Spring Stream Clean Up

  • 7921 Ray Road Raleigh, NC, 27613 United States

We will meet at the Lake Lynn Community Center at 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613, at 9:00am on May 20th, 2017, for our first spring cleanup this year. ASCE will provide a free breakfast from Chick-Fil-A before the event, and will have bottled water available during/after the cleanup.

We will be walking and cleaning a length of Hare Snipe Creek and two of its tributaries from Lake Lynn and Lower Springdale Estates Lake. All ages are welcome! 

Please wear appropriate clothing for walking through wooded areas and getting into a stream area. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Please plan to bring sunscreen and/or bug spray. The City of Raleigh will provide plastic gloves and trash bags, if you would like any additional protective gear please bring it! You will need to sign a waiver from the City of Raleigh when you arrive at the event.

Please see sign up and for more info!

 
May
18
11:30 am11:30

May, 2017, Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on May 16th, 2017
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Speaker: Todd King, PLS, LEED AP, Business Development @ McKim & Creed

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Topic: Proof of Concept Tests of Unmanned Aerial Surveys for Coastal Surveys

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:  Nearly 130 million people live in communities that depend on accurate beach monitoring surveys to analyze storm damage, plan and predict maintenance and renourishment activities, and secure emergency funding for restoration. McKim & Creed and ESRI co-hosted a proof of concept (POC) along ~100 acres of North Carolina coast to study the feasibility of using low-cost, commercial, unmanned aerial systems (UAS)— drones—to collect accurate data for beach monitoring surveys without disturbing bird nesting habitats. This presentation will summarize the findings of this award-winning POC that compared the accuracy, efficiency, cost effectiveness, and environmental impact of terrestrial LiDAR, aerial LiDAR, conventional surveying, and UAS.

About the presenter: Todd King, PLS, is a licensed surveyor and a certified remote pilot airman under FAA Part 107. He has worked with McKim & Creed as a land surveyor, a civil technician, and, currently, as a business developer. Todd has owned and sold two successful start-up companies, and is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in applied mathematics.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Apr
5
5:30 pm17:30

April - Joint Dinner with AEG

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Dinner

RSVP Deadline: 5:00pm on April 3rd, 2017
 

Speaker: Dr. Scott Anderson, P.E., P.G., BGC Engineering in Golden, Colorado

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Topic: Solid as a Rock:  How Engineering Geology Relates to Transportation Asset Management

Time:
5:30 PM - Socializing begins
7:00 PM - Buffet dinner
8:00 PM - Dr. Anderson’s talk

Summary: Highway systems were built over a short period of time and to an envisioned design life that is expiring. Owners of transportation infrastructure are finding a pressing need to get the most of what they have and to build new inventory with this kind of thought in mind.  This requires risk-based strategies for management of assets such as bridges, pavement, subgrade, embankments, walls and slopes, and it also requires a clear look at what type of performance is expected, and what is actually needed.  Settlement, heave, slope movements, longevity under the influence of scour, and corrosion are some of the ways this performance can be measured for structures of soil and rock.  The engineering geologist can explain that change happens and relatively few things are ‘solid as a rock’.  The change represents a risk that the engineering geologist can help characterize and view in parallel with risks from natural hazards.

About Dr. Anderson:  Dr. Anderson joined BGC Engineering as the Principal Geotechnical Engineer.  Prior to joining BGC, he worked as the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager for the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center, where he led a national team of geotechnical engineers that assisted state and local transportation agencies through technical assistance, training and the deployment of new technologies.  Dr. Anderson has also previously worked in positions from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a licensed engineer and practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100 publications and invited presentations.  Scott has grown and lived in many places along a general path from Boston to Honolulu, and now makes his home in Colorado, where he enjoys all the outdoor time he can get.

Location:  This dinner will be held at 1705 Prime located at 1705 East Millbrook Road in Raleigh

Costs: (Fees includes one drink ticket)
$30 - AEG and ASCE members
$40 - Non-members
$15 - Public-sector employees
$10 - Teachers $10
Students free with college ID.

RSVP:  Please RSVP by sending an email to Josh Hanks (joshmhanks@gmail.com) by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2016.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Mar
16
12:00 pm12:00

March, 2017 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on March 14th, 2017
 

Speaker: Amanda Good & Jeff Dale, Kimley-Horn

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Topic: How Connected and Automated Vehicles Will Change the Face of Civil Engineering

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) are changing the ways we think about transportation. This presentation will include a high level overview of CAV and the potential impacts to how civil engineers will approach infrastructure needs related to the Transportation Industry.

Amanda Good has 13 years of experience, including 9 years with Kimley-Horn, focusing on systems engineering, state/regional ITS planning, and operations support. Amanda is a certified Project Management Professional and possesses an in-depth background in systems software requirements, testing, and deployment. She is currently serving as a software oversight resource for the SANRAL ITS DBOM project as well as a senior systems professional for the Johannesburg Road Agency Next Generation Arterial Management System Software, ConOps, and Training project. In addition, Amanda has worked on several connected and automated vehicle projects including Michigan DOT, Dubai SDT project, and NCDOT Automated Vehicle Roadmap. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Appalachian State University, a Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University.
 
Jeff Dale is civil engineer focusing in transportation operations. His 21-year career includes experience in ITS planning, ITS design, Transportation Systems Management a& Operations (TSMO), and Strategic Planning. He spent the first 9 years of his career with the North Carolina DOT, after which he joined Kimley-Horn. Jeff's area of expertise includes stakeholder collaboration and project development focused on needs based solutions. These efforts result in a variety of deliverables including strategic planning tools, organizational structures and staffing plans, standard operating procedures and guidelines, high level and detailed design documents, and performance based operational strategies. Jeff graduated from North Carolina State University with his Bachelor of Science, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Michigan, and New York.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Feb
23
12:00 pm12:00

February, 2017 Movie Presentation

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on February 20, 2017
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Speaker: A Viewing of the ASCE-Sponsored Movie Titled "Dream Big"

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Topic: Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Time:  Registration: 11:30AM - 11:50AM, Movie: 12:00PM - 12:45PM, Discussion: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

Summary:

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.  In partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films, and presented by the Bechtel Corporation, ASCE is proud to bring you Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Preview:  

Location:  The movie will play at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum at 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.  They can be contacted at (919) 882-IMAX and www.imaxraleigh.org

Parking:  http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/directions

Costs:  Your payment will cover the cost of the movie and a boxed lunch.
$25 ASCE Members
$30 Non-members and Guests
$10 Life members, Students, and Unemployed Members.

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) three days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we will offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Jan
19
12:00 pm12:00

January, 2017 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on January 17th, 2017
 

Speaker: Jeff Moore

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Topic: Bonner Bridge Update

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The Bonner Bridge is a critical connection from Hatteras Island to the rest of the Outer Banks.  The presentation will include the history of the Bonner Bridge project, a project overview, some of the design requirements, as well as the construction methods and challenges associated with construction of the new bridge.

About Mr. Carter:Jeff Moore has worked for PCL for over 30 years throughout the country managing project in the Denver, Tampa, Seattle and Raleigh divisions.  His diverse background includes managing both design-build and bid build projects including precast segmental, bascule, AASHTO girder bridges, major and minor interchange projects.  He has also managed rehabilitation projects of moveable structures.  He graduated with a Civil Engineering Technology degree from University of Southern Colorado and a master's degree in Construction Management from Florida International University in Miami.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Holiday Social

ASCE will be hosting our annual Holiday Social on Tuesday, December 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Lynwood Brewing Concern. A catered dinner will be provided and lots of holiday cheer. Please RSVP for the social so that we can be sure to have enough food. All are welcome!!!
 
Where: Lynnwood Brewing Concern at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
When:  December 13, 2016 @ 6PM - 8PM

RSVP online if you plan to attend the Holiday Social 

Nov
17
12:00 pm12:00

November, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on November 15th, 2016
 

Speaker: Kevin Carter, P.E.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Topic: Durham's 3,000,000 gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: Between 2008 and 2014, as part of the City of Durham's water distribution system Capital Improvements Program, the City's Department of Water Management completed the planning, site selection, hydraulic modeling, design, regulatory and environmental permitting, bidding, and construction of the very complex combination of a 3,000,000-gallon elevated water storage tank and 5 million gallon/day water booster pumping station to service three different water systems, all located in its base.
 
This would also be the first new elevated water storage tank built by the City of Durham in over 20 years, and was definitely going to be a giant. The tank site is located just east of the city at the intersection of Miami Boulevard and Angier Avenue.
 
In 2008, the city embarked on selecting a consultant for the project. As Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Kimley-Horn's Water Resources Department, Mr. Carter performed all the services required for this extremely rare and unique elevated water storage tank project.
 
The tank's planning necessitated significant coordination with multiple city departments, including the Durham City/County Planning Department, City of Durham Engineering Department, and the City of Durham Department of Water Management who was the actual the facilitating department for the project.
 
Unique requirements included an extensive geotechnical analysis to determine if the tank site would accommodate a tank of the proposed style and capacity, and if so, what type of foundation would be required.
 
The project's construction took almost two years to complete at a cost of approximately $6 million.

About Mr. Carter:
He is the President and CEO of K. F. Carter Engineering Company, PLLC located in Durham, North Carolina. He has over 38 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of some of the largest and most complex civil engineering and utility infrastructure projects constructed anywhere in the Southeast.
 
Kevin has primarily served major municipalities such as the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Burlington, Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah, and local authorities such as OWASA and CFPUA.
 
Kevin received his BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1978, and immediately following graduation started his engineering career by moving to the very small, quaint, and rural bedroom community of Cary.
 
Kevin is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Fall 2016 Stream Cleanup and Lunch

Our semi-annual fall stream cleanup for the City of Raleigh will be on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 10:00am, at Lake Lynn Park. ASCE cleans a section of Hare Snipe Creek and it's a great way to meet other ASCE members. Feel free to invite friends/family/co-workers. Lunch will be provided to attendees after the event! Please note that all attendees must sign a waiver.

Sign up online!

 
Oct
18
5:30 pm17:30

October, 2016 Evening Presentation

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Evening Presentation

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm Noon, Friday, October 14th, 2016

Note: This event will be held on Tuesday, not Thursday, and we will not be serving dinner, but hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Speaker: Christina Devine, Virginia Tech 

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Topic: Flint Michigan Water Crisis

Time: Registration & Networking: 5:30PM - 6:30PM, Program: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Summary: In April of 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched from purchasing water from Detroit, Michigan to treating the Flint River water for potable water. Flint residents immediately noticed issues with their water. However, they were repeatedly told by government officials that their water was safe to drink.  Flint resident LeeAnne Walters, contacted Dr. Marc Edwards and his team at Virginia Tech in late July 2015. The Flint Water Study Team was officially launched in August 2015. Since its launch, the Virginia Tech team has made several trips to Flint to meet with local residents, collect water samples, and learn more about the issue. Lab tests were also performed at the team's labs in Blacksburg Virginia. This presentation will provide an overview of the Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team's efforts combining ethics engineering, citizen science, laboratory experiments, investigative science, and social media to confirm the high lead levels in Flint's water. All results have been posted to: http://flintwaterstudy.org/ 
 
Speaker:  Christina Devine received her bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech in December 2014. She began working with Dr. Marc Edwards and his research group in the Spring of 2015 as a graduate research assistant in the Civil Engineering department at Virginia Tech. Her main research project is autogenous repair of potable water pipelines through smart precipitation of calcium carbonate. The goal of this project is to find an innovative and in-situ solution to repair the leaks in the pipelines. She has been a member of Virginia Tech's Flint Water Study team since its start in August 2015.

Sponsor:  Duke University

Location:  Duke University's Gross Hall

Parking Location: Circuit Drive & Towerview Road, Durham, NC 27708. 
(There is a lot just north of Towerview Road, and just east of Circuit Drive, at the intersection. It will be open to the public for this event)

Cost:  Free, thanks to Duke University!

RSVP:  Although the event is free, we kindly request you RSVP so we can prepare hors d'oeuvres and adequate resources.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Oct
13
1:00 pm13:00

The 20th Annual ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual
ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament  
In Support of the ASCE North Carolina Scholarship Fund

Register Deadline is September 30, 2016
RSVP Online Now

  • $70 per Player
  • 18 Hole
  • Four Player Captain's Choice 
  • $10,000 Hole-In-One Prize!!!
  • Registration Includes includes green fees, cart, range balls, beverages on course, raffle, BBQ dinner, prizes, and scholarship fund contribution.

For details and Sponsorship Opportunities, please download the Registration Packet

The Eastern Branch Golf Tournament for the ASCE Scholarship Fund is scheduled for October 13, 2016, at the Lochmere Golf Course in Cary, North Carolina. It will be shotgun format starting at 1:00pm. Due to popular demand, we will have the $10,000 hole-in-one contest along with other fun games, dinner, and raffle afterwards.

Proceeds go to the North Carolina Section's Scholarship Fund.  Our goal is to have $500,000 in the fund and capable of distributing $25,000 a year by 2025. 
 
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about sponsoring a beverage cart (they get reserved quickly), please reach out to Bahi Bahiradhan or (919) 309-5081.

 
Sep
15
12:00 pm12:00

September, 2016 Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on September 13th, 2016
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Speaker: Chad Nye, Skanska

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Topic: Raleigh Union Station, 510 West Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Time: Registration: 11:45AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Forms:  All attendees are required to print, sign, and bring this waiver form.

Summary: Working together in a joint venture, Clancy & Theys, Skanska, and Holt Construction are the contractors working to build a new Union Station for the City of Raleigh.  Located at 510 W. Martin Street in downtown Raleigh, this new Amtrak station will replace the existing station on Cabarrus Street, one of the busiest stations in the southeast US.

  • The project reuses an industrial building that has been vacant since 2005. The 26,000-square-foot building will provide 9,200 square feet of passenger areas.
  • The concourse between the station and boarding platforms will be at grade with natural light except for a short distance where it passes under one track and then up onto the center island platform.
  • The 920 foot-long passenger platform will include a canopy to offer passengers protection from the elements. The center island platform will allow them to board trains on either side. The platform will also be level with the train doors, so passengers will not need steps or wheelchair lifts.
  • The current station layout causes passenger trains to block the mainline railroad track when passengers are boarding. This forces freight and other passenger trains to stop and wait until a passenger train in front of them moves on before they can travel through the station area. The new facility will have two dedicated tracks specifically for trains that are stopping at Raleigh Union Station. This removes passenger trains from the mainline tracks, which allows freight and other passenger trains to bypass the station.

There is no dedicated parking area, so field trip attendees will need to find their own parking near the station (510 West Martin Street).  Additionally, this is an active construction site, so attendees will need to bring the following required PPE: Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, Safety Vest, Gloves, and Work shoes.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This lunch tour will be held at Raleigh's Union Station

Costs:
$15 for ASCE Members
$20 for Non-ASCE Members
$5 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember.  Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Sep
12
3:00 pm15:00

2016 Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture at NCSU

2016 Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture


Topic:  Protecting New Orleans - Gulf West Closure Complex
Speakers:  John Proskovec and Walter Baumy
Date:  Monday, September 12, 2016, 3 to 5 p.m. 
Location:  Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union

The 15th annual Paul Zia Distinguished lecture will feature John Proskovec and Walter Baumy who will discuss "Protecting New Orleans-Gulf West Closure Complex".

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex (WCC) is a $1 billion hurricane storm surge (flood) protection facility built for the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. The project consists of the world's largest interior drainage pump stations and one of the nation's largest navigable floodgates. The WCC was completed in 2012 and put to the test that year during Hurricane Isaac, where all pumps were utilized successfully during the storm to remove rain water from the west bank of New Orleans.

This annual lecture honors Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Zia, former professor and department head for NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and a structural engineer who is eminent in research, professional society leadership, and practice.


Featured Speakers:

  • John Proskovec, Vice president of Kiewit — the construction, engineering and mining services company that managed the Gulf West Closure Complex.
  • Walter Baumy, Previous chief of engineering for the Army Corps of Engineers during Hurricane Katrina and is now national technical manager for Arcadis.

Registration:
Admission is free, but registration is required- Click here to register.
Donations will be gladly accepted to support the Paul Zia Education Fund for Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering students at NC State.

PDH Credits and Learning Units (LUs):
There are two PDH credits available for engineers

Parking:
Parking will be available in the Special Events & Varsity Drive Lots.  Shuttles will be running continuously every 15 minutes between 1:30-3:30pm.  This detailed map shows the parking lots and shuttle locations.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Following the lecture, sponsors and speakers are invited to attend a cocktail reception on NC State's Campus. To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lindsay Smith at the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919-515-7738 or lksmith4@ncsu.edu.

 
Aug
18
11:30 am11:30

August, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on August 17th, 2016
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Speaker: David Charters, P.E. & Willie Noble, P.E. 

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Topic: Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: GoTriangle's presentation on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project will provide a general overview and status update of the project. The environmental clearance process and the development of the Environmental Impact Statement within Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines will be explained. GoTriangle will describe the Durham-Orange Corridor, present the D-O LRT Project's alignment, and review the key activity centers connected along the 17-mile alignment. The presentation will include the anticipated operating scenario and projected ridership.
 
GoTriangle will explain the benefits that the connected communities will derive from the implementation of the light rail project. GoTriangle will provide a technical definition of the project including typical sections and renderings, and describe the Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility. The presentation will conclude with the proposed project schedule, a discussion of the current funding status, and the next steps GoTriangle will take to advance the project into the Engineering phase.

David is the Manager for Design and Engineering for GoTriangle having joined the transit agency in 2014 after over 30 years with a consulting engineering firm. David received his BSCE degree from Lehigh University, and his MSCE degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of ASCE, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. David worked on TTA's Regional Rail Project from 2003 through 2006, and numerous other transit projects, including those in Baltimore, Norfolk, northern Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.
 
Willie is a project engineer for GoTriangle. He is licensed in Indiana and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a concentration in structural engineering. Willie has over 35 years of experience in structural engineering and construction/project management. He has spent the past 20 years in the transportation/transit industry where he has worked on heavy rail, light rail, and streetcar projects. Willie has been a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE) since 1978 and is also a charter member of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Jul
21
12:00 pm12:00

July, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on July 19th, 2016
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Speaker: Annette Lucas, P.E. with the North Carolina DEQ 

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Topic: Stormwater Management in North Carolina:  Lots of Changes

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:
DEQ is comprehensively updating North Carolina's Stormwater Management Program and, as a result, designers will have more flexibility than before to design creative and cost-effective stormwater management practices.  The state stormwater rules will be reorganized for ease of understanding and the Stormwater Design Manual will be completely re-written too.   In addition, the website has been updated.  Come and hear about these changes, how they may affect you, and how you can stay informed throughout the year.

Annette M. Lucas, P.E. works for the state's Stormwater Permitting Program where she oversees the stormwater design standards. She holds a B.S. degree from Duke University in public policy studies and a M.S. degree from N.C. State University in civil engineering.  Annette has worked for NC DEQ for 15 years.  Her work experience also includes private consulting, NCDOT, and NC State University.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Jun
16
12:00 pm12:00

June, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on June 14th, 2016
 

Speaker: TBD

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Topic: TBD

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: TBD

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
May
19
12:00 pm12:00

May, 2016 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on May 17th, 2016
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Speaker: Kathryn F. Taylor with K&L Gate

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Topic: Building A Strong Foundation for Avoiding Catastrophic Losses

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:

This program will focus on the steps engineering businesses can take to avoid or limit losses arising out of professional activities. Specifically, the program will focus on three areas where engineering businesses can stop or limit losses before they start: (1) striking and managing good contracts that appropriately allocate risk to the owner and various design and construction contractors; (2) risk management processes; and (3) obtaining the benefit of the insurance coverage for which you've paid.

Topics covered will include:

  • Contractual provisions allocating risks for delay and the legal limits of liquidated damages for delay;
  • Contractual indemnity and limitation of liability provisions
  • How choice of forum impacts you more than you think it does
  • Professional liability implications of "scope creep"/ "mission creep"
  • The legal trend towards fiduciary duties for design professionals
  • Mistakes commonly made in obtaining insurance coverage for losses or suits

Kathryn F. Taylor represents clients in high-stakes litigation in State and Federal courts across the United States. Her broad experience includes litigating breach of contract, fiduciary duty, fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence, class actions, consumer fraud, breach of warranty and reinsurance matters. Ms. Taylor has represented numerous Fortune 50 companies in complex cases, and has effectively managed all aspects of complex litigation, including electronic preservation and discovery issues, selection and preparation of technical and damages experts, consolidation and coordination of multiple lawsuits across jurisdictions, discovery, mediation and settlement conferences, and trial. She has extensive experience litigating IT outsourcing disputes, particularly on behalf of State and Local government contractors. Ms. Taylor also has extensive experience litigating issues relating to derivatives and over-the-counter commodities trading, reinsurance industry financials and private equity transactions. Her clients have included companies in the technology consulting industry, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, private equity investors, major automotive manufacturers and reinsurance brokers and underwriters

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments using a credit card.  There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

April, 2016 Tour and Boxed Lunch

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Tour and Boxed Lunch


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on April 13th, 2016
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Speakers:
1)  Floyd Williams, PE, Project Manager, Duke University
2)  Damian Hamlin, DBIA, Project Executive / Associate Principal, Beck Architecture
3)  Carl Anderson, Senior Superintendent, Beck Group  

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Topic: Site Visit - Duke University Athletic Construction

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Overview: This month the meeting of the Eastern Branch of the ASCE will be a touring the athletics projects ongoing at Duke University. These three projects include enhancements to Wallace Wade Stadium (the new Press Box Tower Construction), Cameron Indoor Stadium extension, and the Murray Building expansion (which supports "Olympic" sports). These projects include 164,000 SF of new construction and 9,000 SF of renovation. This site visit will give attendees the chance to hear about the construction projects, as well as interact with students from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Duke. As this is an active construction site a significant amount of walking will be required, all participants will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and each participant will be required to sign both of the waivers, available below.

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Each participant is requested to wear/bring the following PPE: pants (no skirts or shorts); hard sole, closed toe shoes - preferably boots; safety glasses; hard hat; and reflective vest. Some sets of PPE will be available, but please bring your own if you have them. The registration page will have an option to notify us if you would like PPE provided for you. 

Lunch Logistics: This is a departure from our typical lunch, so each participant will be provided a boxed lunch and canned drink. If you require a vegetarian option for lunch, please let us know.

Location & Parking: Parking at the University is generally very challenging. However, we have received permission from the Parking Department for everyone to park in the Blue Zone lots near the Beck trailers. Each attendee should proceed to the intersection of Duke University Road and Wannamaker Drive to gain access into the Blue Zone Lot. After someone from Beck swipes you into the gate, please take your first left into a gated gravel lot. The Beck site office is adjacent to that lot. 
 
If you plan to attend
     Please print and bring this Beck Visitor Access Release Form
     Please print and bring this ASCE Site Visit Waiver Form

About the speakers/tour guides:

Floyd Williams, PE, Project Manager, Duke University - Floyd graduated from NC State University in 1979 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He spent 5 years as a construction engineer on the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant project, and another 5 years on large construction projects in Saudi Arabia with Fluor-Daniel Construction Company.   Floyd worked as a Project Manager for 15 years at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University before coming to Duke University. While at NCSU and UNC he managed new building projects, renovations of several old buildings and upgrades to utility infrastructures. He has been at Duke University for 8 years, and has completed the renovation of three major projects, Smith Warehouse, East Campus Steam Plant, and West Campus Steam Plant. Floyd is now managing the design and construction of the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion projects for Duke Athletics.

Damian Hamlin, DBIA, Project Executive / Associate Principal, Beck Architecture - Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Damian graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's of Architecture in 2001, spending the summer of 2000 as a construction management intern with Beck. His passion for both design and construction was a perfect fit for a career at Beck. Over the course of his fifteen years with Beck, he has contributed or led both third-party design, third-party construction and design-build projects. His projects have ranged from sports venues, retail, hospitality, federal government, higher education, religious and office space. Many of these projects were complex renovations. He is currently the Integrated Project Leader for the various projects Beck is completing for Duke including the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Murray Renovation, Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion and Blue Devil Plaza.

Carl Anderson, Senior Superintendent, Beck Group - After growing up in Fairfax, Virginia, Carl graduated from Auburn University in 1980 with a degree in Construction Management. His affinity for the construction industry was a family tradition. His father was a construction superintendent and his eight brothers were all somehow affiliated with the industry. With thirty-five years of experience in the industry, all with Beck, he has grown into one of Beck's most experienced Senior Superintendents. Much of the last ten years have been spent leading the field operations for construction projects on Duke's campus including the Nasher Museum of Art, Brooks Football Halftime House, Pascal Football Practice Facility, Basketball Practice Facility and Center for Academic Excellence, and the current portfolio of athletic precinct projects including the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Murray Renovation, Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion and Blue Devil Plaza

Sponsor:  Duke University

Costs:
$15 for ASCE Members
$20 for Non-ASCE Members
$5 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying upon arrival, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember.  Upon arrival at the event, just check-in using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the tour.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register.

 
Mar
17
12:00 pm12:00

March, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on March 15th, 2016
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Speaker: JD Solomon, Vice President with CH2M

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Topic: Clean Power, Clean Water, and NC Environmental Rules Re-Adoption: What Engineers Should Know and How They Can Help

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: Mr. Solomon plans to discuss Clean Power, Clean Water, and NC Environmental Rules Re-Adoption: What Engineers Should Know and How They Can Help. This presentation will touch on key issues at the Federal level like the litigation related to Waters of the United States and the proposed USEPA Clean Power Plan.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Feb
18
11:30 am11:30

February, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on February 15th, 2016
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Speaker: Tom Caldwell with Atlas Engineering

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Topic: Structural Investigation Following the Farmville Silo Fire

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: In December of 2015, Atlas Engineers was retained by NC Emergency Management to assess a steel silo in Farmville, NC.  The 120' silo held millions of pounds of sweet potato pellets that had caught fire five weeks prior, and had burned continuously despite all efforts and 2.5 million gallons of water.  NCEM and local officials were worried that the fire had structurally compromised the silo, which threatened a lane of Highway 264 and a large industrial plant.  The forensic/structural engineers had an interesting time accessing and assessing this large compromised structure.  Come hear Tom Caldwell, Chief Engineer with Atlas Engineering, discuss his experience leading this investigation and structural evaluation.

Tom Caldwell is a Raleigh native who completed his undergraduate studies in civil engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and subsequently earned his Masters degree at NCSU.  He is a structural engineer who specializes in investigating and designing the repairs for damaged buildings.  Tom has been a practicing engineer in Raleigh for 30 years and started Atlas Engineering 20 years ago.  He regularly deploys to disaster sites with government agencies and serves on collapse rescue teams, and is active with Engineers Without Borders.

Sponsor:  MBP

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Jan
21
12:00 pm12:00

January, 2016 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on January 19th, 2016
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Speaker: David J. Evans, NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Topic: NCBELS Overview of Board Enforcement Efforts, Rules of Professional Conduct and CPC

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The presentation will provide an overview of the Board's enforcement efforts, Rules of Professional Conduct and CPC.

David joined the staff of the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors in 1998. As the Board's Assistant Executive Director he supervises investigations of engineers, surveyors and corporations as well as non-licensed practice. David also oversees business licensure and compliance; continuing professional competency; license renewals; and the Board's regular program of enforcement and education.

David previously conducted criminal investigations in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Investigator. He is a past Chairman of the Committee on Law Enforcement for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. David has a B.A. in History and Social Science from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) on January 19th, 2016. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

2015 Holiday Social

ASCE will be hosting our annual Holiday Social on Thursday, December 10th, from 6-9pm at Tyler's Taproom at Seaboard Station, with free appetizers and lots of holiday cheer to conclude our Toys-For-Tots toy drive. Please RSVP for the social so that we can be sure to have enough food. If you have collected toys from your office or are making a donation yourself, please bring them to the social. All are welcome!!
 
Where:  Tyler's Taproom at Seaboard Station at 18 Seaboard Ave #150, Raleigh, NC 27604
When:  December 10, 2015 @ 6PM - 9PM
RSVP:  RSVP Online to attend the Holiday Social

 
Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

November, 2015 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on November 17th, 2015
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Speaker: Paul C. Worley, CPM, Rail Division Director, NCDOT

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Topic: 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The presentation will discuss:
 The 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan:
- Satisfies Federal Requirements of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), and State Rail Plan Guidance (FRA, September 2013).
- Achieves desired outcomes & program effects of NC's vision for rail and transportation.
- Integrates the Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision.
-Works with the Strategic Transportation Investments P3.0.
- Can be used as guide to develop partnerships and projects for next round of STI P4.0.

Paul Worley is Rail Division Director at NCDOT and leads a multi-faceted modal division that is key to North Carolina's transportation, economic development and job creation needs through providing customer services, building infrastructure, and improving safety. Duties of the Rail Division include state-supported passenger service operations and facilities, rail freight and passenger planning and project development, administration of rail freight and industrial access programs, rail-highway at-grade crossing safety improvements, safety oversight programs, and the design and construction of rail freight and passenger track projects to improve speed, capacity, and efficiency.
 
As director, Paul leads North Carolina's Piedmont Improvement Program - an ongoing, multi-million dollar series of projects making incremental track, facility and equipment improvements to enable higher speeds, improved safety, and additional capacity on the North Carolina Railroad between Raleigh and Charlotte. Serving on numerous national transportation and rail committees, Paul is a graduate of Campbell University and is going on 28 years of experience with NCDOT.

Sponsor:  Falcon Engineering

Location:  We typically hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) on November 17th, 2015. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

October, 2015 Dinner

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Dinner


Deadline to RSVP is 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Speaker: Cyrus Parker, L.G., P.E., North Carolina Department of Transportation

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Topic: Managing Contaminated Sites of Concern on Transportation Projects

Time:
Registration & Networking: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Program: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Summary: The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s mission is to connect people and places in North Carolina safely and efficiently, with accountability and environmental sensitivity.   Planned transportation projects are often in the path of gas stations, dry cleaners, landfills and other sites of concern.  These sites pose potential hazards, expense and delays to the Department’s projects. The Department’s GeoEnvironmental Section is tasked with managing these sites during planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation projects to ensure due diligence, tolerable risk, and appropriate waste management.  An overview of the lifecycle of transportation projects will be used to illustrate how these sites of concern are identified, communicated to the stakeholders, and addressed prior to and during construction. 
 
Speaker Bio
Cyrus is the GeoEnvironmental Supervisor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  He has over 18 years of geoenvironmental engineering experience in both the public and private sector.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from North Carolina State University and is a Licensed Geologist and Professional Engineer.

Sponsor:  Duke University

Location:  1705 Prime at 1705 E Millbrook Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Costs:  The dinner rates, which includes a ticket for a beverage, are $35 for ASCE Members, $40 for Non-ASCE Members, $20 for ASCE Life Members.  The rate for students is $10, but excludes a beverage ticket. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the dinner, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Oct
7
8:00 am08:00

19th Annual ASCE Golf Tournament

The Eastern Branch will be hosting the 19th Annual ASCE Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the Pine Hollow Golf Club at 3300 Garner Road in Clayton, North Carolina.  The $65 per person registration Includes includes green fees, cart, range balls, beverages on course, raffle, BBQ dinner, and prizes.  Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ASCE NC Scholarship Fund. 
 
Several sponsorship opportunities are available and will fill up on a first-com first-serve basis.  Player and sponsor registration can be taken online or by mailing the ASCE 2015 Golf Tournament Registration Packet form by September 25th.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your team on the course!
 
Janelle H. Griffin, PE, ACP, LEED AP BD+C
Past President
jgriffin@Dewberry.com

2014 Winners:  Team Terracon

2014 Winners:  Team Terracon


 
Sep
21
2:00 pm14:00

Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture

You're invited to the PAUL ZIA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE.  This year's topic is "Structural Failures, the I-35W Bridge Collapse and Replacement".  This lecture will feature Dr. Henry Petroski, Mr. Jonathan McGormley, and Ms. Linda A. Figg.

Date:  Monday, September 21, 2015, from 2:00PM to about 5:00PM 

Location:  McKimmon Center at NC State

Flyer:  Download the informational flyer

Summary:  The 14th Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture “Structural Failures, the I-35W Bridge Collapse and Replacement” will be presented on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University campus. This annual lecture honors Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Zia, former professor and department head for NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and a structural engineer who is eminent in research, professional society leadership and practice.

Speakers and Topics:

  • Dr. Henry Petroski, Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, “Structural Failures” 
  • Mr. Jonathan McGormley, principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, “Forensic Investigation of the I-35W Bridge Collapse” 
  • Ms. Linda A. Figg, president and CEO of FIGG, “Design and Construction of the New I-35W Bridge”

Registration:  Admission is free, but registration is required.  Visit go.ncsu.edu/lecture-registration. Donations will be gladly accepted to support the Paul Zia Education Fund for civil, construction, and environmental engineering students at NC State.

PDH Credits and Learning Units (LUs):  There are three PDH credits available for engineers and three LUs for architects.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Sponsorship opportunities are available. Following the lecture, sponsors and speakers are invited to attend a cocktail reception at the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on NC State's Centennial Campus. 

To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Lora Bremer at the NC State Engineering Foundation at 919-513-0983 or lora_bremer@ncsu.edu.

L. Kevin Austin, PE
KAustin@mulkeyinc.com  
Zia Lecture Committee

Aug
20
5:30 pm17:30

Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project & Future Contracting Opportunities

Interested Consultants and Contractors are invited to attend and learn more about the project and the process that will lead to the award of a General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contract in the summer of 2016.  The GEC’s scope of work will primarily focus on a 3-year final design/engineering phase that will advance the project to a 100% level of design and related services during construction.

Additional opportunities for professional services will include procurement of a Construction Management firm for the final design and construction phases and a consultant to augment GoTriangle Staff.   Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2019, with the start of revenue service in 2025/2026. 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) consulting and contracting firms are highly encouraged to attend. 

Additional information about the D-O LRT project is available on the project Web Site: http://ourtransitfuture.com/projects/durham-orange

Meeting Date/Time: August 20, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Meeting Location: Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Training Room, Suite 200, Room 104/105, 4600 Emperor Blvd, Durham NC

To RSVP or ask questions, please contact Liz Macam at emacam@gotriangle.org or (919) 485-7431.

Learn more at their website

 
Aug
20
5:30 pm17:30

August, 2015 Dinner

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Dinner

RSVP Online Now!
RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm Noon, Friday, August 14th, 2015

Speaker: Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Topic: Advanced Imaging Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring

Time: Registration & Networking: 5:30PM - 6:30PM, Program: 6:30PM - 8:00P 

Summary:  In this presentation we discuss applications of an emerging imaging technology for monitoring civil infrastructure. We describe the development of a large-area sensing-skin for damage detection in concrete structures. The developed sensing-skin consists of a thin layer of electrically conductive paint that is applied to the surface of the concrete. Cracking of the concrete structure results in the rupture of the sensing-skin, decreasing its electrical conductivity locally. The decrease in conductivity is detected with electrical impedance tomography (EIT) imaging. We then describe the use of EIT for monitoring water ingress in concrete and compare the results of EIT with neutron radiography measurements. We demonstrate the potential of EIT imaging modality for nondestructive testing and structural health monitoring of concrete structures.

Mohammad Pour-Ghaz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. Pour-Ghaz studies the durability of reinforced concrete materials and structures with the goal of better understanding the deterioration mechanisms and distress factors affecting the concrete infrastructure. His studies aim at developing mechanistic models for accurate service life prediction of concrete infrastructure and developing test methods for fundamental material characterization. Pour-Ghaz also performs research in the area of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). Specifically, he investigates the use of electrical, ultrasonic, acoustic, and hybrid imaging for monitoring damage development and moisture ingress in concrete.

Sponsor:  Kimley-Horn

Location:  1705 Prime 
1705 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $35 for ASCE Members, $45 for Non-ASCE Members, $20 for ASCE Life Members, and $10 for Students. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the dinner, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

 
Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

ASCE NC YMG Durham Bulls Event

Come and join other ASCE Eastern Branch and Northern Branch members at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on August 1st, 2015, at 6:35 PM. Tickets are $12. We will be meeting at Mellow Mushroom at 5 PM before the game for a pizza dinner. Follow the link below for additional event details and to register for the event.
 
RSVP Online Now

Please contact Derek Dussek, Coordinator, ASCE Eastern Branch Younger Member Group, at asceeasternncymg@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 


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