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March 16 Meeting

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.

February 16 Meeting

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.

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

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.

ASCE Luncheon at The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille - December 15

Dear ASCE Members,

We will be having our December lunch meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016.  The meeting will be held at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, in their downstairs room. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows: 

Topic: CATS Silver Line Planning Study/Update

On November 16, 2016 the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) updated the 2030 Transit System Plan by approving the LYNX Silver Line Light Rail Staff Recommendation. The journey to that approval stretchesback nearly 20 years. Twice the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) recommended Bus Rapid Transit in the median of Independence Blvd in 2002 and 2006 as the rapid transit mode for Southeast Mecklenburg County. With public support not strong for that transit alternative, CATS was directed by the MTC to reevaluate for light rail at each instance. Since 2006, conditions and attitudes changed regarding the Independence Blvd Corridor. The land use vision became more auto oriented. Side roadways such as Central Ave and Monroe Rd were seen as having more potential for transit oriented uses. The Independence Blvd median was determined to be best used as an express lane facility.  With that change in direction the MTC directed CATS to determine the appropriate rail vision for the corridor. In February 2015 CATS began the Southeast Corridor Transit Study.  As the study progressed it was evident that the community wanted high quality transit service with transit oriented development at stations but they also desired the space in between the stations to have amenities such as rail trails and parks. With this information CATS will incorporate a long term vision for the LYNX Silver Line that encompasses not just a rail facility but an overall mobility vision that connects and strengthens communities with an integrated multi modal approach.

Speaker: Jason Lawrence, CATS Project Manager

 In 2000, Jason Lawrence joined the Charlotte Area Transit System and for the past 16 years has been a lead Transportation Planner for transit corridors in the 2030 Transit System Plan. Jason has performed bus service planning, conducted population/ridership forecasting, and implemented the Sprinter Airport Enhanced Bus service.  Jason was a member of the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) Light Rail Team where he authored and designed the LYNX BLE Bus/Rail integration plan. Jason has also integrated his Geographic Information Systems knowledge into transit service planning, public outreach strategies, and demographic analysis. Currently Jason is project manager for the LYNX Silver Line/Southeast Corridor Transit Study. That study will determine the long range mobility vision for Southeast Mecklenburg County.   Jason Lawrence has a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 11:45 a.m. – Adjourn

(Registration will start at 11:30am)

Location:

Dilworth Neighborhood Grille – Downstairs Dining Room

911 E. Morehead Street

Charlotte, NC 28204

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dilworth+Neighborhood+Grille/@35.2133478,-80.8435794,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x226e7d8f5ff99fa!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 Rupesh Kadam Rupesh.kadam@psiusa.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

Joint Luncheon with UNC-Charlotte Student Chapter - November 10

Please join us for our November lunch meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  Please Notice this meeting will be a joint meeting between the Southern Branch and the UNC Charlotte student chapter. The meeting will be held at UNC Charlotte, in Room G256 of the EPIC Building. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows: 

ASCE is pleased to be hosting David Gourley (WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff) to discuss the University Pointe Boulevard project.

Topic: University Point Boulevard Project

Summary:

  • After receiving funding through the 2014 bond program the University Pointe Boulevard project was accelerated to get approved bid plans in six months. 
  • The project was awarded to Blythe Construction who started construction in December 2015 and are currently 70% complete. 
  • This project demonstrates how the City of Charlotte, stakeholders, the contractor, and WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff have been able to deliver a successful project in a constrained timeframe.

Speaker:

David Gourley, P.E. is the Civil Engineering Manager in Charlotte for WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff.  He has been with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff since 2001.  David received his BSCE degree from Old Dominion University, is a member of ASCE, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. David has worked on numerous projects throughout the state including multiple design-build projects and municipal projects throughout the Charlotte region.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 11:45 a.m. – Adjourn

(Registration will start at 11:30am)

Location:

UNC Charlotte – EPIC Building

Room G256 (located in the Ground Floor/Basement Level)

8700 Phillips Road

Charlotte, NC 28223

https://www.google.com/maps/place/EPIC+Building+-+UNCC/@35.3090887,-80.741602,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9c1fd658f7abd38b!8m2!3d35.3090887!4d-80.741602

Directions to UNCC EPIC:

From I-85:  Exit I-85 at Exit 45A(Harris Blvd.), merge onto Harris Blvd. Turn left onto Tryon St. (Hwy. 29). Turn right on J.W. Clay Blvd.; turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor and the EPIC office and conference room. 

From Interstate 77; Exit 18 (Harris Blvd.), merge onto Harris Blvd. Turn left onto Tryon St. (Hwy. 29). Turn right on J.W. Clay Blvd.; turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor and the EPIC office and conference room. 

From Interstate 485; Exit for Tryon St. (Hwy. 29) exit toward Charlotte; left at the fourth traffic light (J.W. Clay Blvd.) into campus. Turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor and the EPIC office and conference room. 

Parking: Parking will be available in the CRI Deck parking garage, which can be accessed from Robert D. Snyder Road. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Parking costs will not be included in your registration for the meeting, so we strongly encourage people attending from the same office to carpool whenever possible.

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 Rupesh Kadam Rupesh.kadam@psiusa.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

ASCE Luncheon at The Liberty Restaurant - September 29

Dear ASCE Members,

 

I would like to remind everyone of our September lunch meeting this Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Please Notice this meeting will be back at The Liberty Restaurant. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Waverly by the numbers – facts and figures, from an engineering standpoint. We will review some of the key features of the project, and challenges encountered through the design and permitting process.

More information about The Waverly Development is available on their website (http://www.waverlyclt.com/).

 WAVERLY DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW

  • The Waverly Development will include approximately 250,000 square feet of retail space, anchored by a Whole Foods Market.
  • Approximately 90,000 square feet of restaurant and shop space located on the main street surrounding a public plaza area, called The Terrace, with outdoor dining.
  • Two five- to six-story buildings offering Class A office space and medical office space for corporations to locate in a neo-traditional environment.
  • David Weekley Homes purchased 15 acres to build single-family and town homes for residents who wish to purchase a home in a walkable community.
  • Solis Waverly features 375 apartments on 18 acres, built by Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners. The highly amenitized community features a resort-style pool, fitness center and dog park.

Presenters:

Brandon Plunkett, PE - McADAMS

Brandon is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, and has lived in North Carolina since 1999 and moved to Charlotte in 2008. As a Senior Project Manager with McAdams, Brandon provides expertise in civil site design while managing projects, budgets and staff. Prior to joining McAdams, Brandon worked on numerous large roadway and highway design projects in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. With more than twenty years’ experience, Brandon’s expertise is an asset to the firm. Brandon implements a driven approach to managing client accounts for efficient completion of projects. Brandon is also a graduate of Leadership Charlotte, a program that develops community leaders and educates them on the needs within their community.

Chris Thomas – CHILDRESS KLEIN

Chris has a degree in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and also attended the Young Executive Institute at Kenan Flagler School UNC Chapel Hill.  Chris has been with Childress Klein since 1998 and a Division Partner since 2004.  Chris is responsible for the development, marketing and leasing of retail real estate projects.  Responsibilities include market analysis, site acquisition, negotiating major tenant and specialty tenant leases, property disposition, implementing marketing plans and interfacing with third party owners.

 PDH: 1 Hour

 Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

 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

 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 Rupesh Kadam Rupesh.kadam@psiusa.com with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.

 

Best Regards,

Robert L. Price, P.E.

Secretary- ASCE Southern Branch

ASCE Monthly Meeting - Thursday June 16

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.

February 18 Meeting

Dear ASCE Members,

Please join us for our February lunch meeting on Thursday, February 18th. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Cross Charlotte Trail

The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch from the City of Pineville, through Center City and on to the UNC Charlotte campus and Cabarrus County line. This is the Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT). Once completed, residents will be able to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte to the other. Approximately 98,000 jobs and 80,000 residents will be within a half mile of the proposed trail, which will connect to many treasured places and major employment centers.  Come hear from the XCLT Project Manager Joe Frey who will share the project vision, opportunities and challenged of this unique and transformative project!

Presenters:  

Mr. Joe Frey, PE (City of Charlotte Senior Project Manager)

Joe Frey is a licensed professional engineer with 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of infrastructure and environmental projects.  For the past 12 years Joe has been with the City of Charlotte Engineering and Property Management Department’s Urban Infrastructure group.  Joe is currently the City’s lead project manager on the ambitious and exciting 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail project.  Joe graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo in 1995, is a licensed professional engineer, and is working toward an MBA in Sustainable Development online through Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.

Mr. Gabe Dobbs, PE, STP (Kimley-Horn)

Gabe Dobbs is a licensed professional engineer with more than 6 years of experience working on various transportation and infrastructure projects in NC, SC, and GA. A key member of Kimley-Horn’s transportation practice, Gabe is highly involved with the City of Charlotte’s 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail. He currently serves as lead transportation engineer of the various segments that Kimley-Horn is leading.  Gabe graduated from Clemson University with a Master’s in Transportation and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering.

 PDH: 1 Hour

 Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(Registration will start at 11:15am)

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

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.

January 21 Meeting

Dear ASCE Members,

Please join us for our January lunch meeting on Thursday, January 21st.  This meeting will be a joint luncheon with the UNC-Charlotte Student Chapter located at the UNC-Charlotte EPIC Building Room 3237. Attendees will receive 1 PDH for attending, and lunch will be provided.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on Large Industrial Projects

Presenter: Mr. David Lewicki, P.E. – Director of Civil Engineering – CB&I

David Lewicki is currently the Assistant Director of Civil Engineering at CB&I in the Charlotte Power Headquarters. David is one of the global Technical Specialists in the subject of structural steel and BIM integrated work-process.  He received a Bachelor Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Villanova University."

 

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time: 12:30 p.m. – Adjourn

(Registration will start at 12:15 p.m.)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS FREQUENT CONSTRUCTION GOING ON THROUGHOUT CAMPUS AND ON SURROUNDING ROADS. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR ARRIVING.

 

Location:

UNC-Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) Room 3237

8700 Phillips Road

Charlotte, NC 28223

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Energy+Production+and+Infrastructure+Center,+8700+Phillips+Rd,+Charlotte,+NC+28223/@35.3089218,-80.743922,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88541c1827aa9f3f:0x6d5adfda5d50e0b4

 

 Directions to UNCC EPIC:

From I-85:  Exit I-85 at Exit 45A, (Harris Blvd.), merge onto Harris Blvd. Turn left onto Tryon St. (Hwy. 29). Turn right on J.W. Clay Blvd.; turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor take stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor . 

From Interstate 77; Exit 18 (Harris Blvd.), merge onto Harris Blvd. Turn left onto Tryon St. (Hwy. 29). Turn right on J.W. Clay Blvd.; turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor take stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor . 

From Interstate 485; Exit for Tryon St. (Hwy. 29) exit toward Charlotte; left at the fourth traffic light (J.W. Clay Blvd.) into campus. Turn left onto Robert D. Snyder Rd., take right into the first or second entrance into the CRI Deck parking deck. You may park anywhere inside the deck but visitors enter and exit on Level 4 of the parking deck. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Walk out of the deck on bottom level and take a right onto the brick pavement. Enter through the Atrium area which is the first floor take stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor. 

 

Parking: Parking will be available in the CRI Deck parking garage, which can be accessed from Robert D. Snyder Road. Parking charge is $1.00 per half hour or $10.00/day. Parking costs will not be included in your registration for the meeting, so we strongly encourage people attending from the same office to carpool wherever possible.

 

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.

December 10 Meeting

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

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.

November 19 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 19, 2015, and will be a presentation from the NCDOT.

Topic: Update on NCDOT Division 10 Projects
Presenter: Mr. J. Scott Cole, PE
Mr. Cole is acting Division Engineer for Division 10 of NCDOT, which includes all transportation operations within Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union Counties. Mr. Cole is a graduate of NC State University, and has 26 years of professional experience with NCDOT. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina since 1995, and enjoys outdoor sports in his free time.

PDH: 1 Hour
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 11:45 am – Adjourn (1-ish)
           (Registration will start at 11:30 am)

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

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.  Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Location:
The Liberty Restaurant GOOGLE MAP IT!
1812 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203

PayPal:  For member registration, click here.
                 For non-member registration, click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  PayPal payment does not guarantee registration for this event.  You must RSVP in advance to reserve your spot!

PayPal 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.

October Membership Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 15, 2015, and will be a joint event with the local Piedmont Section of ASHE (American Society of Highway Engineers). Additional meeting information can be found here.

Topic: City LYNX Gold Line – Phase 1 (formerly known as the Charlotte Streetcar)
Presenter: Ms. Tonia Wimberly, Senior Project Manager, City of Charlotte, E&PM
PDH: 1 Hour
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 11:45 am – Adjourn
           (Registration will start at 11:30 am)

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

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.  Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

Note: OUR PAYPAL OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS MEETING.  PLEASE PLAN TO PAY WITH CASH OR CHECK.

Location:
Mint Ballroom   GOOGLE MAP IT!
Holiday Inn Center City
230 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Parking: Parking will be available in the attached Wake Forest University/Charlotte Center Parking Garage, which can be accessed from either E. 5th Street or E. 6th Street. Parking will cost $10 per car with daily validation, so please make sure you request validation from the Holiday Inn front desk either before or after the meeting. Parking costs will not be included in your registration for the meeting, so we strongly encourage people attending from the same office to carpool wherever possible or take the LYNX Blue Line to the hotel.

 

July Membership Meeting

Please join us for our July lunch meeting on Thursday, July 16th.

Topic: First Ward Park and Master Plan.

This presentation will discuss the design and construction aspects of the First Ward Park that is currently being built adjacent to the UNC Charlotte Center City Building. Additional information about the First Ward Park can be found here.

Presenter: Mr. Jason Dolan, RLA

Mr. Dolan is a landscape architect for ColeJenest & Stone, and is the project manager in charge of developing a First Ward master plan, which included First Ward Park, for Levine Properties.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

Location:  UNC Charlotte Center City Building - Room 804 

320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Parking: Parking will be available in the Secure Parking, Inc. lots located at 319 and 422 E. 9th Street.
PARKING WILL REQUIRE A TEMPORARY PERMIT, which ASCE will provide to members upon request. The permit will need to be displayed on each vehicle’s dashboard. Please let us know if you will be needing a permit when you RSVP, and we will email you one to print and use.

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.

April Membership Meeting

Please join us for our April lunch meeting on Thursday, April 23rd.

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

RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

PayPal: For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

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.

Spring Stream Clean-Up

Thanks to everyone who made our Spring Clean-Up a success!

About 20 volunteers woke up bright and early to help keep our portion of Little Sugar Creek clean and beautiful.

Stay tuned for information about our next stream clean-up, which should be sometime in September or October.

Electronic Payment Option for Southern Branch Meetings

The Southern Branch has a new option for meeting payments.  You can now also pay electronically for meetings through PayPal! The following information will explain to you the process of using PayPal to make an electronic payment for our upcoming meeting:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the two links below. 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.

For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

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 with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.



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