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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.

 


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