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2017 ASCE Southern Branch Golf Tournament
Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

2017 ASCE Southern Branch Golf Tournament

  • Highland Creek Golf Club

Please join us for our annual golf tournament on Friday, June 16 which benefits the ASCE Southern Branch Scholarship and Student Assistance Fund.  The tournament will be held at the Highland Creek Golf Club.  Please see the flyer for additional information about the tournament including costs, registration, and sponsorships.

Date: Friday June 16, 2017

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. (shotgun start)

Location:

Highland Creek Golf Club   MAP

7101 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28269

Cost: $80 per person

Registration: Click here to Register.

Payment: For event payment, click here.

Sponsorships:    Hole Sponsor ($200), click here.

                              Putting Green Sponsor ($200), click here.

                              Beverage Cart Sponsor ($300), click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Justin Glatzer at Aerotek.

Apr
28
7:00 am07:00

ASCE NC Spring Tech

This year's ASCE NC Spring Tech is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017.  

Spring Tech is going to be held at

Duke University's Fitzpatrick Center,

 101 Science Drive in Durham, NC 27705. 

It is a one day event and offer up to 6 PDHs.

Stay tuned for registration information.

Apr
10
5:30 pm17:30

April ASCE/PENC Dinner Meeting - Monday April 10, 2017

  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Please join us for a joint ASCE/PENC dinner meeting at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Monday, April 10, 2017, with registration/socialization beginning at 5:30 PM.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Update on Ethics and Licensure Requirements for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCBELS)

This presentation will provide an update on licensure enforcement, discuss the Board’s handling of non-licensed practice, and cover the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Presenter:  

Mr. David J. Evans, North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

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.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Monday April 10, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location:

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille    MAP

911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: $30 for Members; $35 for Non-Members (PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT COST FOR THE DINNER MEETING)

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Payment: Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate PayPal use for this meeting.  Please plan on bringing cash or check to pay when signing in at the meeting.  Credit cards will not be accepted.

Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Spring Stream Clean-Up

  • Freedom Park

We are looking for volunteers for our Spring Stream Clean-Up event on Saturday, April 8.

ASCE Southern Branch has adopted a portion of Little Sugar Creek between East Boulevard (Freedom Park) and E. Morehead Street.  This also includes the adjacent greenway.

Since this is a stream clean-up, please be prepared to actually get into the creek.  While you shouldn’t get wet, please plan to bring clothes that can get a little dirty.  We have plenty of gloves and trash bags for everyone, but only have a limited number of hip waders and litter grabbers that we will provide.  Not everyone needs to get into the water as the greenway needs clean-up as well.

This is a great experience and you will be helping keep our streams and greenways clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.  This is a great way for some of your kids to get some community service hours!  Children are welcome to join, too, with an accompanying adult. 

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Start Time: 9 am

Duration: About 2.5 hours

Meeting Location: Freedom Park

Enter Freedom Park from East Boulevard.  We will be meeting at the first parking area on the right.

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Luis Campos.

Mar
8
4:30 pm16:30

March 16 Meeting

  • The Liberty

Please join us for our March Meeting.  This will be a lunch meeting at The Liberty on Thursday March 16, 2017, with registration/socialization beginning at 11:30 am.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Drinking from a Firehose – Recent Observations in Dam Spillway Performance

Recent rainfall events in North and South Carolina have brought a renewed scrutiny to regional infrastructure issues.  In particular, hydraulic performance of dam spillways and other hydraulic structures have been pushed beyond their limits. The presentation will review infrastructure data related to dams and present historical elements that provide the background for a discussion of current spillway performance.  The presentation will review spillway examples and identify elements of spillway design that are critical to hydraulic performance.

Presenter:  

Mr. John Garner, PE of Bunnell-Lammons Engineering, Inc.

John F. Garner, PE, M.ASCE serves as Lead Design Engineer for Bunnell-Lammons Engineering in their Asheville, North Carolina Office.  For the past 19 years he has practiced in Dam Engineering providing consulting and engineering/construction support services on more than 100 dam projects throughout the Southeastern US.  A graduate of Clemson University, John’s training and background is focused on hydrologic analyses and hydraulic design of spillway structures for small dams.  His professional experience has exposed him to all phases of dam operations, inspections, investigations, remediation design, construction management, and emergency action planning.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday March 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:

The Liberty (downstairs)  MAP

1812 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the two links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date.  Please contact our Treasurer, Robert Price rprice@summit-companies.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Feb
16
11:30 am11:30

February 16 Meeting

  • Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Dear ASCE Members,

Please join us for our February Meeting.  This will be a lunch meeting at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Thursday February 16, 2017, with registration/socialization beginning at 11:30 am. 

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Drone Applications

This presentation will outline the different Drone types, Drone usage, their reliability and mapping accuracy, and FAA regulations, and any questions you may have about current practices.

Presenter:  

Mr. David Boyles of LDSI, Inc.

David Boyles is the founder of LDSI, Inc. and is licensed as a PE in North Carolina and as a PLS in North and South Carolina.  He has a BSCE from Auburn University (1975) and a GIS Certificate from UNCC (2003).  He is a member of ASCE, NSPS and NC & SC Society of Surveyors.  LDSI, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing quality services in land surveying; geographic information systems and sub-surface utility engineering.  Their client base includes private contractors, developers, engineers and architects; federal, state and municipal governments.  Their original emphasis was on engineering surveys and photogrammetric control.  LDSI, Inc. maintains licensure in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday February 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (downstairs)  MAP

911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

 Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Robert Price rprice@summit-companies.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration on the AEG Carolinas Website via PayPal.

Jan
19
5:30 pm17:30

Joint ASCE/AEG Dinner Meeting at Draught Restaurant and Bar - Thursday January 19, 2017

  • Draught

Dear ASCE Members,

Please join us for a joint ASCE/AEG Dinner at Draught Restaurant and Bar on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM.  Please see the attachment for more information regarding this joint meeting with The Carolinas Chapter of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG). 

The details for the joint dinner meeting are as follows: 

Date: Thursday January 19, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

5:30 PM Socializing Begins

7:00 Buffet Dinner

8:00 Presentation

Location: 

Draught Restaurant and Bar

601 S. Cedar Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Draught+Restaurant+%26+Bar/@35.2284435,-80.8568611,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8856a1d2d22b29a9:0xd69be451b5b845c4!8m2!3d35.2284435!4d-80.8546724

Topic: Chemical Modifications in Soils

Soil drying, modification and stabilization incorporate different methods for altering the properties of soil to enhance its physical properties and engineering performance. Soil stabilization is utilized for a range of engineering tasks, the most well-known application being in the road construction and airfield pavements, where the primary goals are to dry the soil, improve the soil engineering properties and to lessen the development cost by making best utilization of locally accessible materials. In addition to improving strength, stabilization can provide erosion control, pH adjustment, and permeability reduction.

This presentation will outline the many benefits of utilizing chemicals, such as lime and cement, in soil and explain how they are achieved. It will provide guidance on when chemical modification makes sense technically and financially and how to select the right chemical for a job. Additionally, it will touch on applicable laboratory testing methodologies and field practices for incorporating these chemical into the soil.

Presenter:  

Mr. Dale Andrews, Lead Technical Adviser and R&D Manager at Carmeuse Lime and Stone

Dale Andrews earned his Master’s Degree in Engineering Geology from Kent State, Ohio and is a registered Geologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Dale began his technical career as a geotechnical consultant and project manager within the transportation group of Gannett Fleming, a dynamic infrastructure solution and construction management service focused firm. After nearly a decade with Gannett Fleming, Dale accepted an offer to work for Carmeuse Lime & Stone. Carmeuse is a global leader in the production of lime and limestone, producing up to 7 million tons of lime, 12 million tons of high quality chemical grade limestone, and 15 million tons of quality aggregates per year in North America alone. Dale is currently Carmeuse’s lead technical advisor and R&D manager for all of their construction and stabilization/solidification opportunities as well as their entire milled products’ portfolio. Collectively, Dale has nearly twenty years of experience in chemical stabilization of soil, solidification of waste, construction aggregate and filler applications, dredged material remediation, slope instability mitigation, foundation design, erosion control, landfill management and construction testing.

PDH: 1 Hour

Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers, public section $15, teachers $10, Students Free with College ID - includes one drink ticket

RSVP – ASCE/AEG Dinner at Draught Restaurant and Bar: Click here to RSVP.  Please RSVP by Monday January 16, 2017

PayPal-ASCE/AEG Dinner at Draught Restaurant and Bar:   For registration, click here.

We encourage you to register and pay using PayPal on the AEG Carolinas Website, for a shorter line and less hassle when you check in! http://aegcarolinas.org/

PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Robert Price rprice@summit-companies.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration on the AEG Carolinas Website via PayPal.

Jun
16
11:30 am11:30

ASCE Monthly Meeting - Thursday June 16

  • Dilworth Grille

Dear ASCE Members,

Please join us for our June lunch meeting on Thursday, June 16th. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.  Also make notice of the change in the meeting location.  We feel that we have outgrown the capacity at The Liberty resulting in a crowded atmosphere and having to turn away last minute RSVP’s.  We hope that the private room at the Dilworth Grille will provide an excellent environment for Charlotte area civil engineers to meet, network, and obtain professional development for licensure.  Thank you for your continued support of the ASCE Southern Branch and hopefully the new location will allow room to grow, so please invite your coworkers and fellow engineers. 

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Motorists’ Perception on Travel Time Reliability: “Value” and Transportation Projects’ Economic Viability

Presenter:  Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Ph.D., P.E. - Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of IDEAS Center at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Pulugurtha has over 23 years of experience conducting research on a wide range of topics related to transportation planning / modeling, alternate modes of transportation (includes transit and pedestrians), traffic operations and safety, risk assessment, GIS and Internet mapping applications, quantitative analysis, and the application of emerging technologies. He has published actively and won international awards for his technical papers. He has served as a PI or co-PI on 70 grants and sponsored research projects. These projects were sponsored by federal, state, regional and local agencies, private sector and non-profit organizations. He is a member of ASCE, TRB and ITE. He currently chairs the ASCE T&DI Planning, Economics and Finance Committee.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Dilworth Grille

911 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dilworth+Neighborhood+Grille/@35.2133478,-80.8457681,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88569f85fde047af:0x226e7d8f5ff99fa!8m2!3d35.2133478!4d-80.8435794

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

 Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

 Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Allison Drake Allison.Drake@rsandh.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

May
19
8:30 am08:30

2016 ASCE Golf Tournament in Ballantyne - May 19

Spring is Here so Start Hitting the Driving Range to get ready for the 31st Annual ASCE Southern Branch Golf Tournament.  This year the tournament will be held at The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel www.theballantynehotel.com/golf on Thursday May 19th, 2016 with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 AM.  Registration fee is $90 per person which includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, lunch and beverages.  Prizes will be given out for the following contests to include Low Gross and Low Net Scores, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Drive. 

Email or Call Justin Glatzer (704-329-8166 or jglatzer@aerotek.com)  with any questions, and if your interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to having everybody out for a great game of golf and thank you in advance for your participation and support of The ASCE Southern Branch and the UNCC Scholarship Fund.

Apr
21
11:30 am11:30

ASCE Monthly Meetings-April 21

  • TBD

The details for the Lunch meeting on April 21 are as follows:

Topic: Renovations to the Bojangles Coliseum (http://www.bojanglescoliseum.com/)

In December 2014 Charlotte City Council approved $16M in funding for renovations (over two years) of Bojangles Coliseum.  Renovations started on June 22, 2015 and were completed in late October of 2015.  This first phase of renovations included the following key upgrades to the venue:

  • Replacement of approximately 9300 original wood seats with new plastic bucket seating. (approximately 8650) to provide additional seating comfort – with new seat widths of 18” to 21” compared to previous widths of 17” to 18”.
  • New state of the art Daktronics center-hung scoreboard and ancillary ribbon boards.  New center scoreboard features HD quality full screen video complemented by HD quality side/corner video boards.
  • New sound system replacing previous end-zone public address system delivering distributed sound and concert quality audio.
  • Replaced 1993-era metal halides sports lighting with new Cree LED sports lighting fixtures – enabled the venue to increase foot-candle readings from approximately 130 to 230 foot-candles.  The new lighting also allows for instant off/on controls that is a must-have for in-event features, videos, etc.
  • Upgraded all event/team dressing rooms with new flooring, lighting, ceilings, and wall treatments to enhance usability for events.
  • Gutted a former office/staff area of approximately 3,300SF to build a new hockey locker room complete with coaches office, work-out space, equipment room, changing room, main dressing space, medical/training room, commercial laundry space along with showers, sinks and toilet areas. 
  • Upgraded on exterior and interior all concession points of sale including new counters, walls and upgrades to plumbing and electrical.   Additional equipment (some new, some relocated), signage and graphic packages have enabled our food and beverage operations to serve our customers at elevated levels for all events.
  • Complete renovation of former dining/hospitality area that increase square footage, upgrades to kitchen, new seating, upgrades to existing bar and additional new bar and major upgrades to lighting and aesthetics.  The crowning touch of this space upfit was walkway through the area for hockey team players/coaches directly to the ice from their adjacent dressing room – providing fans of all ages a chance to be up close and personal as the players enter/exit the ice.

                                                                                                                                                     

Presenters:  

George Hite- Bojangles Coliseum General Manager

 

Mr. Hite began his career in July 1988 as CRVA (Auditorium Coliseum Convention Center Authority)- Charlotte Coliseum (on Tyvola Road) as Event Staff Coordinator – responsible for hiring and oversight of all part-time event staff personnel including ushers, doors guards, ticket takers, guest serves and event staff supervisors.  Some of the high points of George Hites’s career include:

  • 1991-1993 – box office manager for Charlotte Coliseum
  • 1993-1996 – moved to Independence Arena/Ovens Auditorium complex on Independence Boulevard as Assistant Manager
  • 1996-2003 – elevated to Manager for Arena/Auditorium
  • 2003-2007 – returned to Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola Road) to prepare staff for move to new Time Warner Cable Arena and be onsite for final phase of construction of Time warner cable Arena (then knows as Bobcats Arena).
  • 2007-2013 – served as onsite construction liaison for CRVA during construction of NASCAR Hall of Fame.
  • 2013-present – returned to the complex on Independence Boulevard now known as Bojangles Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium as General Manager. 

Steve Bagwell-VP of Venues and Charlotte Convention Center Director for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA).

Mr. Bagwell is a veteran of the organization for more than 20 years, Bagwell first began his career as warehouse manager when the Charlotte Convention Center opened in 1995. He’s risen through the ranks taking on several roles that have led to his current position as VP of Venues.  Some of the high points of Bagwell’s career range from achieving his CPA designation in 2000 to managing a multitude of needs at the Charlotte Convention Center during the eventful 2012 Democratic National Convention.

 PDH: 1 Hour

 Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Registration will start at 11:30am)

 Location:

The Bojangles Coliseum Red Line Club

2700 East Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28205

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bojangles'+Coliseum/@35.2050292,-80.7974062,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8854201a6e428adb:0xce72453842eda618

 

Cost: $30 for Members; $35 for Non-Members

 

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

 

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

 PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

 If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

 Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Allison Drake Allison.Drake@rsandh.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Apr
11
8:30 pm20:30

Joint ASCE/PENC Dinner - Legion Brewing - April 11

Please join us for the Joint ASCE/PENC Dinner at Legion Brewing (www.legionbrewing.com) next Monday April 11, 2016.  Keep in mind this dinner is a joint meeting with the PENC Charlotte Chapter and we hope that we will also see you at our ASCE Lunch Meeting scheduled Thursday April 21 at the Bojangles Coliseum.  See the attached email for the ASCE Lunch Meeting at Bojangles Coliseum for additional information and RSVP/PayPal links.     

The details for the joint dinner meeting are as follows:

Topic: Building a Brewery

We’ll hear about all the renovations to the former Brodt Music Company’s building into a hip new brewing pub in Plaza Midwood by fellow Civil Engineer and Legion Brewing Owner, Phil Buchy.  In addition to the construction details, we’ll also get a course in the brewing process-everything from mashing, lautering, sparging, boiling, isomerization, hop additions, knockouts, fermentation, and yeast management.  Whew! It’ll be a lot of information to digest.

You won’t want to miss it!                                                                                                    

Presenter:  

Mr. Phil Buchy, owner of Legion Brewing

 Phil graduated from VA Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering and worked in Construction Management for years with both Shelco and Rodgers Builders in Charlotte. He then decided to go out on his

own and managed the construction of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s new space and helped the Unknown Brewing Company prior to it’s opening. A homebrewer for more than twenty years, Phil brings his affinity for construction and obsession for brewing together into a successful new business Legion Brewing.

 PDH: 1 Hour

 Date: Monday April 11, 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Registration will start at 6:00 p.m.)

 

Location:

Legion Brewing

1906 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Legion+Brewing/@35.2183739,-80.8151785,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8856a001b31924ff:0xe551a519f278f21f

 

Cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers - includes pizza dinner and your choice of one of Legion’s brews.

RSVP – ASCE/PENC Dinner at Legion Brewing: Click here to RSVPPlease RSVP by Friday April 8th

PayPal-ASCE/PENC Dinner at Legion Brewing:   For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

 If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

 Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Allison Drake Allison.Drake@rsandh.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Mar
31
Apr 2

2016 Carolinas Conference

The UNC Charlotte ASCE Student Chapter will be attending the 2016 Carolinas Conference  in Greensboro, North Carolina on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.  The Conference runs from Thursday March 31 through Saturday April 2, 2016 and is great opportunity for the next generation of civil engineers to learn and participate in competitions with other student chapters.  The UNCC Student Chapter will be participating in the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Competitions and would appreciate your support if you are able to attend.

The Concrete Canoe Competition will be on Friday April 1, 2016 (9am – 12pm)  at Lake Townsend.

Lake Townsend

6332 Townsend Rd.

Brown Summit, NC 27214

www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1319

(336)-373-3694

The Steel Bridge Competition will be on Saturday April 2, 2016 (8am) at the NC A&T Corbett Gymnasium.

North Carolina A&T State University Campus

1601 E Market St. Greensboro, NC 27411

www.ncat.edu

(336) 334-7500

ASCE and the UNCC Student Chapter Thanks You for your continued support.

Dec
21
Mar 1

2016 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

2016 Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition

 

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2016

 

The Region 4 Assembly, which includes all members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, sponsors an annual competition and award for a Younger Member who resides within Region 4. A Younger Member is defined as a member, associate member, or affiliate not over 35 years of age on February 1, 2016.

If one chooses to enter the Daniel V. Terrell competition, the paper must be submitted to the Terrell Committee, by the entrant's Section President, by March 1, 2016. Two (2) papers per Section may be entered in the Daniel V. Terrell Paper Competition.  The entrant must then present their paper during the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Region 4 Assembly to be held on April 15 &16, 2016.  Travel Stipends to attend the Spring 2016 Region 4 Assembly may be available from the entrant's Section and/or Branch. 

 

Prizes available for the top two papers:  First Places gets the Terrell Plaque and $500 cash, Second Place gets $250 cash.

 

The Daniel V. Terrell competition topic (same topic for the society's Daniel W. Mead Contest) must address professional ethics with respect to the following question or statement:

"When working in a foreign location, what defines the design standard which the engineer can rely on to have met his or her ethical obligation to provide a safe and sound engineering solution or design?"

 

 For complete rules and information on the Terrell Paper Competition,  click on rules button below or visit website: 

http://ascevirginia.org/2016-terrell-paper-competition/

  

For additional information on the Daniel V. Terrell competition, please contact Jon Keeling (Jon.Kelling@stantec.com), Monica Sartain (monica.sartain@pca-llc.biz), or your Section officers

TERRELL PAPER COMPETITION RULES

Dec
10
11:30 am11:30

December 10 Meeting

  • The Liberty Restraurant

Please join us for our December lunch meeting on Thursday, December 10th. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Trade Street Widening Project-Town of Matthews, North Carolina

Presenter: Mr. Ben Taylor, P.E.

Ben will be presenting the "Trade Street Widening Project" currently under construction for the Town of Matthews. This heavily congested corridor will benefit from added travel lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The presentation will discuss the traffic planning, roadway design, and construction. The presentation will also include the future crossing of Four Mile Creek.

Ben Taylor has been a Project Manager for Kimley-Horn and Associates for over a decade. Before that, he worked at NYSDOT for 7 years. Throughout his career, Ben has led transportation-focused projects including roadway widenings, roadway re-alignments, intersection reconfigurations, interchange reconfigurations, bridge replacements, and greenway projects in NC, SC, and GA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in NC and GA.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Time: 11:45 a.m. – Adjourn

(Registration will start at 11:30am)

Location:

The Liberty Restaurant

1812 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Liberty/@35.211429,-80.858382,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xb7ddd126223c6435?sa=X&ei=0HMtVaeoFpfjoATWsYHgCQ&ved=0CIEBEPwSMAs

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

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PayPal payment alone does not guarantee registration for this event. Please RSVP to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Allison Drake Allison.Drake@rsandh.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Apr
23
11:45 am11:45

April Membership Meeting

Topic: StormTank Module and StormTank Pack – A new and innovative subsurface storm water storage system.

Presenter: Mr. Dylan Faircloth

Mr. Faircloth is a regional sales manager for Brentwood Industries, headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. Mr. Faircloth is a Georgia native and graduate of Davidson College. He has spent the last 30 years of his professional career in the commercial real estate and construction industries, and currently resides in York, Pennsylvania. He is responsible for his company’s storm water products sales in Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm (Registration will start at 11:30 am)

Location:  The Liberty Restaurant

1812 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

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Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

March Membership Meeting

Please join us for a joint lunch meeting with the UNC Charlotte Student Chapter on Thursday, March 19th. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending the presentation on Coal Ash Leachability. The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Coal Ash Leachability: Technical and Policy Considerations

Presenter:  Dr. John Daniels, P.E., Chair, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Daniels currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte. He also chairs the National Ash Management Advisory Board for Duke Energy.  While at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Daniels has led numerical, laboratory, and field-based projects for utilities and consultants, as well as state, national, and foreign agencies. Much of this work has focused on physical and chemical controls on soils and industrial byproducts, with a focus on coal fly ash. His laboratory participated in the validation testing as part of the approval process for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 1314, one of the latest methodologies for evaluating the leaching potential of coal fly ash. His work with organo-silanes to render soil and ash hydrophobic has been recognized as a potential method for reducing infiltration and leachability, as cited in the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule on Coal Combustion Residuals.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date:    Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time:    12:30 p.m. – Adjourn

(Registration will start at 12:00 noon)

Location:

EPIC Building – Room 3236

8700 Phillips Road, Charlotte, NC 28223

Parking:

Visitor parking is available in the CRI garage, located behind the EPIC building on Robert D. Snyder Road. Parking validation will not be provided.

Cost:  $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

RSVP:    Click here to RSVP.

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

Please RSVP by noon to let us know in advance if you can attend the meeting by clicking to the RSVP link presented in this e-mail.

If paying at the door, please bring cash or check with you. For PayPal registration and payment, please see below:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the three links above. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

 Please note – refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Allison Drake at Allison.Drake@rsandh.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

January Membership Meeting

Please join us for a joint lunch meeting with the SC Section’s Catawba Branch on Thursday, January 29th. This meeting will include a lunch presentation on Carowinds’ new Fury 325 Roller Coaster, followed by an optional walking tour of the construction site.

Please note that if you would like to participate in the site tour after lunch, you will be on an active construction site – Each person in attendance will be responsible for providing their own hard hat. Also, the tour will be conducted outdoors, so please dress accordingly for winter weather.

 Meeting details are as follows:

 Topic:    Fury 325 – The World’s Tallest and Fastest Giga-Coaster

               Additional information on the coaster can be found here.

 Presenter:  Carowinds Staff

 Date:    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 Time:    12:00 p.m. to 1.00 pm – Lunch/Presentation

                1:00pm to 2:00pm – Walking Tour

Location:

Harmony Hall

Carowinds Amusement Park

300 Carowinds Blvd.

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 29708

For directions, click here.

 

RSVP:    Click here to RSVP.

 

Cost:      $20 for Members; $25 for Non-Members; $5 for Students

                If you are paying at the door, please provide either cash or check payment.

                If you would like to pay via PayPal, please click on the appropriate link below.

 

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For student registration, click here.

Dec
10
11:30 am11:30

December Membership Meeting

Please join us for our December meeting!

Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending the presentation on Risk Management in Contracts. The details are as follows:

Topic: Risk Management in Contracts

Presenter: Mr. Ryan Beaver with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Ryan L. Beaver is an associate in the Construction and Litigation practice groups in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. His primary focus is large public and private commercial construction practice disputes. Ryan has extensive experience in representing contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in various state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations. Ryan also assists clients in drafting and negotiating their construction contracts to meet the client’s specific needs on each project. Ryan has taught numerous seminars and classes regarding subjects such as AIA contracts, delay damages, contract termination, documentation of construction disputes, and pursuing construction claims through the bankruptcy process. Ryan was recognized in 2010 as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date:    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time:    12:00 p.m. – Adjourn (Registration will start at 11.30 am)

Location:

Red Rocks Cafe
4223 Providence Road
Charlotte, North Carolina

Cost:  $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members; $5 for Students.

RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Jul
17
11:30 am11:30

July Membership Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 17th at The Liberty.

Topic:

“CATS – Key Activities in Charlotte Transit Development”

The Blue Line Extension (BLE) is the next phase of the successful LYNX Blue Line light rail service.  The 9.3-mile alignment extends from Ninth Street in Center City through the North Davidson (NoDa) and University areas, terminating on the UNC Charlotte campus. Join us as John Muth discusses the BLE and the overall CATS Corridor System Plan.

Speaker:

John Muth, Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

Under John M. Muth, Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer, the Development Division of CATS has the lead in planning for and creating Charlotte's rapid transit system.  Now in the early stages of a 25-year, $3 billon development effort, the rapid transit system will include bus rapid transit guideways, light rail transit, streetcar lines, and commuter rail services, and will be an integral part of an overall transit system that will serve over four times as many transit riders as the system did in 2001.  The Division also oversees the planning and implementation of Neighborhood Transit Centers, Park 'N Ride lots, and the bus stop facilities program (signs, benches, shelters, and other passenger amenities).  The Division interacts with local, State and Federal agencies; participates in regional long range transportation planning;  conducts public involvement and community relation activities for rapid transit planning;  represent transit interests in City, County, and Town policy development; directs the CATS Art-In-Transit program and manages CATS wide Quality initiatives.

Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

The Liberty

1812 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203

PDHs: 1 hour

RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Cost: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members.  Don't forget the PayPal option (see below).

May
30
9:00 am09:00

Let's Hit The Links

Remember to sign up for our 29th Annual ASCE Southern Branch Golf Tournament.

The tournament is on Friday, May 30 at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville.  Please contact Justin Glatzer with questions or if you'd like to sign up.  Deadline to sign up is May 21, 2014.

For more information, check out our flyer.

 
Spring Stream Clean-up
Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Spring Stream Clean-up

We are looking for volunteers for our Spring Stream Clean-Up event on Saturday, April 5.

ASCE Southern Branch has adopted a portion of Little Sugar Creek between East Boulevard (Freedom Park) and E. Morehead Street.  This also includes the adjacent greenway.

Since this is a stream clean-up, please be prepared to actually get into the creek.  Don’t fear - you shouldn't get wet! We will provide hip waders and all other items, including gloves, trash bags, and litter grabbers.  Not everyone needs to get into the water as the greenway needs clean-up as well.

This is a great experience and you will be helping keep our streams and greenways clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.  Children are welcome to join, too, with an accompanying adult.

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Start Time: 9 am
Duration: About 2 hours
Meeting Location: Freedom Park

Enter Freedom Park from East Boulevard.  We will be meeting at the first parking area on the right.

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Luis Campos.

 
February Branch Meeting
Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

February Branch Meeting

  • Red Rocks Cafe

Please join us for our February lunch meeting at Red Rocks Cafe on Wednesday the 19th.

Topic:  “Creating the Future of Nuclear Energy...Today”

The presentation will provide broad overview of the mPower technology, including a construction video of what construction will look like at Clinch River. Discussion will also cover modularization and plant standardization and the enhanced safety margins SMR’s offer the commercial energy market.

Speaker:  Frank Helin, P.E., Generation mPower LLC

Frank Helin is the Vice President of Product Development of Generation mPower LLC with a Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from State University of New York and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Helin began his nuclear career in the United States Navy Nuclear Program and then spent 15 years in nuclear operations at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (VY) in Vernon, Vermont. After leaving VY, Frank worked for GE in many leadership roles and ran a successful consulting business, as owner and CEO. Prior to joining B&W Frank ran the Plant Modifications business for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy with responsibility for all nuclear plant modifications in the Nuclear Services business globally.

 

Place:   Red Rocks Cafe
4223 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC, 28211

Date:    Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time:    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:    $25 for members, $30 for non-members
PDHs:   1 hour

Reservations:  Please RSVP to engharris@yahoo.com



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