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May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Legislative Reception on May 10, 2017

Our annual ASCE North Carolina Legislative Reception will be held on May 10, 2017.  In an effort to encourage positive interactions between engineering industry representatives and our NC General Assembly members, we are offering this opportunity for ASCE members and their employers to interact directly with their legislators and/or legislative staff.

ASCE NC Legislative Reception
Wednesday, May 10th
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Main Building
Fee:  None.  It's free.

5:00 - 6:00PM Set-up
6:00 - 7:30PM Reception
RSVP by Friday, May 5th!

ASCE Member, Display, and Volunteer RSVP Here

Legislators/Staff RSVP Here

 This opportunity is free of charge and includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.  We are asking representatives from local engineering companies, municipalities, universities, and/or other engineering entities to showcase projects that have been recently completed or are currently underway in North Carolina. Presenters must bring the necessary presentation materials, including a poster stand. If you have a table-top display (including models, videos, etc.), please let us know in your RSVP and we will arrange to have a table provided. There are no stipulations as to display size or format, however, please note that this event is not designed to host sales pitches for your company's services (networking during the event is fine). We do ask that someone from your organization be prepared to stand by your display during the event in order to speak with legislators about the project(s). Please note that groups are welcome to provide multiple posters/displays if they have multiple projects that they would like to showcase.

We also encourage any ASCE members who are interested in volunteering to assist with the event (as greeter, "floating host," event planning, etc) to please let us know via your RSVP! We appreciate any assistance that can be provided.
 
For any questions or to volunteer, please contact Christyn Fertenbaugh at cfertenb@alumni.nd.edu
 
We look forward to making a huge impact on our legislators, and we appreciate your help in getting a diverse and interesting infrastructure support message out!

 

Apr
28
8:00 am08:00

The 2017 ASCE NC Spring Technical Conference

This year's ASCE NC Spring Tech is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017.  
 
The Spring Technical Conference will be held at Duke University's Fitzpatrick Center, which is located at 101 Science Drive in Durham, NC 27705.

Registration is from 8:00am until 8:30am.  The first presentation begins at 8:30am.  The last presentation ends at 4:05pm.

[Updated 2017-04-24] Please park at the Bryan Center Lot (125 Science Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27708).  If that is full, you can park at the Science Drive Lot (3100 Cameron Blvd, Durham, North Carolina 2208).  The PR-1 and C-3 busses run from the athletic fields parking lot (South Side of Science Drive) fairly regularly, or you can walk about ½ mile to the event.
 
Registration is in the Teer Building (if you put that in Google Maps with walking directions from wherever you park, you should get directions to the Teer Building...and we will have a handful of signs pointing people the right direction).  The Teer Building is shown on the Duke University Campus Map at the end of Science Drive at the cul-de-sac.  Both parking garages charge $2.00 per hour, with a daily maximum of $12.00

It is a one day event and will offer up to 6 PDHs.  Lunch will be provided.

[Updated 2017-04-12] The schedule for the event is now available.
[Updated 2017-04-24] Revised schedule of the event is available.

[Updated 2017-04-12] Registration is available now.

 
Oct
5
Oct 7

The 2016 ASCE Fall Conference

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Update: Based on the latest forecast, the Board has decided to proceed with the Conference as scheduled. We look forward to seeing you in Wilmington.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Update: As of this afternoon, weather forecasts for the Wilmington area are predicting tropical storm Matthew could make landfall on Saturday morning, October 8th. With this development, the North Carolina Section Board will make adjustments to the Annual Conference schedule according to updated forecasts and weather service warnings. At this time, we anticipate the only change to the schedule will be an abbreviated session on Friday afternoon. We encourage our members to make themselves aware of weather conditions and make their own decisions about their participation in the conference. However, with the conference proceeding as planned, we will not be able to provide refunds at this time. An update regarding refunds will be provided after the conference or in the event of cancellation.

ASCE North Carolina is planning the Fall Conference.  Details are below:

When:  October 5 – October 7, 2016

RSVP:  RSVP Online Now

Schedule:  Download the schedule (UPDATED 2016-09-22)

Where:  Hilton Wilmington Riverside at 301 North Water Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3934 (http://www.wilmingtonhilton.com/).  Contact: 910-763-5900, Fax: 910-763-0038.  Email: sales@wilmingtonhilton.com

Reserve Your Room:  Hotel reservations can be made at a reduced rate until September 4, 2016, by visiting a special page created by the hotel:
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/ILMNCHF-SCE-20161006/index.jhtml

We are also planning a technical/historical tour of the USS North Carolina on the morning of Thursday, October 6, 2016.

ASCE is still looking for abstracts for the conference.  Please submit topics to Tom Fitzgerald at tfitzgerald@schnabel-eng.com.

 

We would like to thank this year’s sponsors of the ASCE NC Section Fall Conference:

Jun
17
9:00 am09:00

Disaster Response Volunteer Inspector Program

AIA North Carolina, in collaboration with the Structural Engineers Association (SEA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers is organizing a post disaster volunteer inspector program. Our organizations are formalizing a partnering agreement with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management. The goal is to provide the State with the manpower necessary to efficiently and effectively evaluate buildings and infrastructure so our residents can return to their homes and businesses as quickly as possible following a hurricane or other disaster.

The goal is to train and equip professionals with the credentials to gain access to disaster sites and assigned public safety escorts to accompany inspection teams during evaluations. This course and certification process will establish a database of certified volunteers that can be called up in the event of a disaster.

Participants can earn 6 development hours.

You must meet the following to be certified as a volunteer inspector and included in the volunteer database:

  1. Licensure as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
  2. Completion of the Post Disaster Emergency Assessment Course (6 HSW Hours, registration below).
  3. Completion of two (2) online FEMA training courses on the Incident Command System**
    a. Course IS-100.b "Introduction to the Incident Command System"
    b. Course IS-200.b "Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents"

**The FEMA courses are free and can be completed on your own and at your own pace.  Each course will take you 2 to 3 hours to compete.  

Register for the Kinston
Post Disaster Emergency Assessment Course
 
This class is the same class held in November 2015 in Raleigh and Charlotte. If you've previously taken this class, you do not need to take it again. 

Date: June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Location: Lenoir Community College                
Cost: Early prices are $125 for members, $150 for non-members.

REGISTER NOW
Early prices expire June 6!

Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Legislative Reception on June 8, 2016

Please join ASCE at our annual Legislative Reception on June 8th from 6-7:30pm at the Museum of Natural Sciences' main building at 11 West Jones Street in Raleigh. We strongly encourage our local engineering companies, municipalities, universities, and others to take advantage of this FREE opportunity to showcase infrastructure projects that are currently underway or have been completed in the last 5 years in North Carolina. You will need to provide your own poster display materials, including a stand. Tabletops displays are also welcome, but you must let us know in advance so that a table can be provided. Please ensure that a representative for the project can be available to discuss the project with interested legislators.  Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Legislators, and legislative staff, can RSVP here.

ASCE Members and those wanted to present a poster can RSVP here.

 
Mar
9
8:00 am08:00

RSVP Online - 2016 Spring Technical Seminar

The ASCE NC Section cordially invites you to the 2016 Spring Technical Seminar on March 9th, 2016. 
 
Please mark your calendars and plan to join your fellow ASCE members alongside faculty and students at the newly renovated NC State's Talley Student Union for the annual Spring Tech.  There is a call for papers on topics in the following categories: geotechnical, water resources, structural, construction materials, transportation, and engineering management.

The 2016 Spring Technical Seminar is a great opportunity to get PDHs and connect with other professionals and students. The program provides up to 7 PDHs and lunch is included.

View the Schedule of Presentations

 ASCE Members:  $85.00
 Non-Members:  $95.00
 ASCE Life Members:  $20.00
 ASCE Student Chapter Members:  No Charge

Register online now!
 

Please contact Kevin Nadeau for more information or with questions.

The NCSU's Tally Student Union is located at 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695.

 
Oct
11
Oct 14

ASCE Convention in New York City this October

Join ASCE National for the inaugural ASCE Convention in New York City from October 11, 2015 through October 14, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Visit ASCEConvention.org for up-to-date information.

ASCE National intends to address the things that matter to you:

  • State of the industry and profession
  • Professional, leadership, and technical training 
  • Cross-discipline technical projects
  • Causes, effects, and mitigation of natural and man-made catastrophes 
  • ASCE strategic issues and public policy
  • Significant projects
  • History & heritage

Timeline:

  • June 3, 2015:  Registration
  • June 3, 2015:  Hotel Booking Open
  • August 12, 2015:  Early Bird Deadline
  • September 8, 2015:  Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • September 16, 2015:  Advanced Registration Deadline
  • September 16, 2015:  Cancellation Deadline

Early bird registration rates are $745 for members and $845 for non-members.  View the official website for additional registration options.

Download the preliminary program.

 
Sep
24
Sep 25

Register for the 2015 ASCE Fall Conference

We are pleased to announce the dates of the upcoming 2015 Fall Conference.  Please save the dates: September 24 and 25. 
 
The keynote address will be provided by Mr. Lee Roberts, the North Carolina Governor's Budget Director, who plans to discuss funding for upcoming infrastructure projects throughout the state. In addition, the conference will offer several technical tracks including presentations related to Transportation, Geotechnical, Structural, Water Resources, Engineering Management, and Construction Materials.   There are a limited number of slots still available for technical presentations.  If you have an interesting project you would like to present, please contact us.  Technical tours will be offered to several fascinating local projects including the Reynolds Coliseum and Talley Center at the NC State campus and the Western Wake Regional Water Reclamation Facility.

Keynote Speakers:  Download a PDF of the bios for the keynote speakers

Schedule:  Download a PDF of the schedule of events

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary, 131 Columbus Avenue, Cary, NC 27518

Costs:
$195 ASCE members
$225 non-members
$125 life members
 
Field trips are $30 each.  The field trip options are as follows:

Register online now or use the PayPal link below:

Registration


Exhibiting at the Annual Meeting is a great way to get your products and services in front of future engineering clients and decision-makers.  Please consider exhibiting at the meeting and contact us if interested.

Reserve your room as soon as possible as the cutoff date approaches.  The hotel discounted rate has been extended to Friday, September 4th, at a rate of $119.00 for Thursday night and $129.00 for Wednesday.  After Friday, September 4th, the standard rate is $154 per night.  Instructions for receiving this rate are as follows:

  • For hotel accommodations, please call the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary at 919-377-0440.

  • You can also make reservations online by going to the following link:
    http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/R/RDURCGI-ASC-20150924/index.jhtml

  • The group code for the event is ASC.

  • If you have any questions about early accommodations, please request to speak with Laureen Cooney.

  • Individuals must provide a credit card to guarantee their reservation.  Any reservation requests made after the cut-off date of August 28, 2015 are subject to availability and to hotel's best available rate.

Thank you for your participation with ASCE and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Please contact Tom Fitzgerald or John Garner if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,
 
Thomas Fitzgerald
ASCE NC Section
conferences@ascenc.org
336-274-9456

 

 
Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

Registration open for ACEC's "Placing Your Energy Bets" Symposium

ACEC's "Placing Your Energy Bets" Symposium will be an opportunity to educate attendees and participants on the driving forces behind the changes of how energy is bought and sold from a variety of speakers from across the energy spectrum.  

They will learn a variety of energy savings opportunities in new and existing buildings as innovative methods and practices develop and evolve, and will leave better able and more knowledgeable in their capacity to prepare their companies to leverage new opportunities that are arising because of these transformations.  Attendees will have an opportunity to earn up to 5.5 PDHs.

Date:  Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:  NC Biotechnology Conference Center, 15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27703.  On-site parking is free.

Costs:  ACEC Members: $85.00, Non-ACEC Members: $125.00

RSVP Online

 
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Legislative Reception

Please join ASCE at our annual Legislative Reception on June 10th from 6-8pm at the Museum of Natural Sciences (Main Building) in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. We strongly encourage our local engineering companies, municipalities, universities, and others to take advantage of this free opportunity to showcase infrastructure projects that are currently underway or have been completed within the last 5 years in North Carolina. You will need to provide your own poster display materials, including a stand. Tabletops displays are also acceptable, but you must let us know in advance so that a table can be provided. Please ensure that a representative for the project can be available to discuss the project with interested legislators. Complimentary food and beverages will be available.

To RSVP, please visit the appropriate link:

Legislators and Legislative Staff:  RSVP Online
ASCE Members:  RSVP Online

For any questions or to volunteer to assist at the event, please contact Christyn Fertenbaugh at cfertenb@alumni.nd.edu or 704-701-8489.

 
Apr
29
8:00 am08:00

2015 Spring Technical Conference

Please join your fellow ASCE members alongside faculty and students at North Carolina A&T's Alumni-Foundation Event Center for the Annual Spring Technical Seminar.  Up to 7 professional development hours are available from six technical tracks.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.

The 2015 Spring Technical Conference will be held at the NC A&T Alumni-Foundation Event Center at 200 North Benbow Road, Greensboro, North Carolina on April 29, 2015 from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Fees:

  • ASCE Members.......................................................................$ 80.00
  • Non-Members.........................................................................$ 90.00
  • ASCE Life Members................................................................$ 20.00
  • ASCE Student Chapter Members.........................................No Charge

Register Online Here

View the schedule online or Download a PDF of the schedule
 

 
Apr
17
8:00 am08:00

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2015 Transportation Infrastructure Summit

The ASCE North Carolina Section is sponsoring the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 2015 Transportation Infrastructure Summit. 
 
The 2015 Transportation Infrastructure Summit will take place on Friday, April 17th from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte at 10000 Ballantyne Commons ParkwayCharlotteNorth Carolina 28277.
 
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Ray LaHood, has officially been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year's summit, which will make for a fantastic agenda.

For a full break down of the agenda, click here. To register for the 2015 Transportation Infrastructure Summit, click here.

 
Oct
17
11:00 am11:00

ASCE Infrastructure Policy Luncheon

PHOTOGRAPH BY ZACH RUDISIN

PHOTOGRAPH BY ZACH RUDISIN

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Carolina Coastal Branch invites you to gather with engineers, architects, contractors, public officials, and other concerned stakeholders to discuss the gathering crisis in the condition of our roads, bridges, water and sewage treatment plants, schools, airports, and other publicly-developed facilities. The program will feature a presentation of the 2013 ASCE National and North Carolina Infrastructure Report Cards and will be followed by remarks from public officials highlighting the challenges faced at various levels of government in maintaining and updating our aging infrastructure.

The luncheon will be held on October 17, 2014 at 11:00am until about 2:00pm ET at the Wilmington Convention Center at 515 Nutt Street in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Download the announcement and flyer here.

Presently, our confirmed panel participants are:

                Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo
                NC House Representative Rick Catlin, PE
                Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority Director Jim Flechtner, PE
                NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary Mr. Nick Tennyson
                ASCE Region 4 Governor Mr. Bob Cagle

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with our speakers at the end of their presentations.

If you want to attend, please download this order form.  With this form, you can mail in your payment, or wait to pay at the door.  Also, sponsorship positions are available!

Individual Tickets:  $40.00
Table of Ten:  $350.00
Checks should be made payable to "ASCE NC Coastal Branch" and mailed to the attention of Steven D. Kelly, PE, at 5463 Eastwind Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.
Optionally, you can pay online using the PayPal link below.

Ticket Options

A certificate of completion for 2 Professional Development Hours will be offered to registered engineers attending the program.

 
Sep
11
Sep 12

Fall Annual in Asheville

Please join us for our Fall Annual in at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.  The agenda for Thursday includes a field trip in the morning, technical sessions in the afternoon, and dinner with a keynote speech by Cathey Ball who is the Assistant City Manager of Asheville.  Friday's agenda consists of technical sessions in the morning, lunch with awards/announcements, and ending the day with additional sessions.

The rates for the event are as follows:

ASCE Members:  $185.00
ASCE Life Members:  $120.00
Non-members:  $210.00
Exhibitor:  $750.00
Conference Sponsor:  $250.00

REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Hotel Reservations at the special group rate have been extended.  However, you must call our group booking agent, Mr. Scott Crotty, to insure the reduced rate.  Make your reservation today with Scott Crotty at:  336-992-8717.  The group rate for hotel rooms is $159 per night, plus taxes.

When registering, you can also choose one of the following tours for an additional fee:

• Biltmore Estate ($60):  A guided, behind the scenes tour of the Estate House. Discussion of infrastructure initiatives underway on the Estate, including solar energy, biodeisel, and major construction projects. Transportation and buffet lunch included. Participants will receive a voucher for a return visit on the following Saturday, September 13.
• Lake Craig ($20):  Tour guided by Joel Storrow, PE, President of McGill Associates. This is a major flood mitigation project for the City of Asheville. The project includes streambank restoration/stabilization, roadway re-alignment, and bridge construction. Transportation and box lunch included.
• Sierra-Nevada Brewery ($20):  Guided tour of the new, state-of-the art brewing facility. Discussion of site civil and geotechnical features including stormwater detention, deep foundations, and use of Ductil-crete in slabs and paving applications. Transportation and box lunch included.

You can view and download the schedule online.

 


Jun
11
5:30 pm17:30

ASCE Legislative Reception

Please join ASCE at our annual Legislative Reception on Wednesday, June 11th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Natural Sciences, directly across Jones Street from the North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Building.  Admittance is free if you RSVP below.

Our Legislative Reception will feature displays on our most recent NC Infrastructure Report Card, which is a very important indicator of the current status of NC’s infrastructure. NC Report Card handouts will be available for review at your convenience. In addition, we will also have posters and displays from various engineering companies, municipalities, universities, and/or other government entities from around the State. These displays will showcase various infrastructure engineering projects that have been completed in the last 5 years or are currently underway. Each display will be accompanied by a representative from that project that will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

ASCE is proud to show our NC General Assembly the various types of infrastructure projects that engineers in our State have contributed to and which rely on their continued support of our infrastructure funding. We will also have complimentary food and beverages for your refreshment.

If you're in ASCE, please visit here to RSVP if you want to attend.

If you're a legislator or on the legislative staff, please visit here to RSVP if you want to attend.

 
ASCE Spring Technical Seminar
Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

ASCE Spring Technical Seminar

Save the Date! Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:00am until 4:00pm. Want a chance to earn up 7 Professional Development Hours? Attend the North Carolina Section's technical seminar for some excellent professional development and networking opportunities at UNC Charlotte's William States Lee College of Engineering.

Registration is now open!

Visit the registration page

The Schedule Has Been Set!

Download the official schedule

View the updated schedule online

The What and the Where and the How Much!

View information about the location, date, and fees

 
18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Save the Date! April 9, 2014 at 1:00pm. The Eastern Branch will hold its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the River Ridge Golf Club at 3224 Auburn Knightdale Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Details about registration will be announced closer to the event date.  Sponsorship opportunities area available. Please email Kevin Nadeau for more information at knadeau@smeinc.com



We'd love to thank the following for sponsoring our section, branches, and website: