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ASCE Coastal Branch Monthly Meeting- TUESDAY - March 13, 2018

Dear ASCE Coastal Branch Members and Friends:


The ASCE Coastal Branch will be hosting our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 13th “after work” at Front Street Brewery, 9 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.  The time for this meeting is 4:00 to 5:30 PM and we will be upstairs.

Please note that this meeting is at a new location and a new time and will not be held at our normal location at the EDC in Wilmington.  This location is conveniently located in downtown Wilmington with parking nearby.

Program:  Ground Improvement – Opening the Black Box

             The acceptance and use of ground improvement for foundation support and liquefaction mitigation are growing by the day. However, conflicting design theories and guarded proprietary techniques can often create confusion for designers, owners, and general contractors when approaching projects involving ground improvement. This presentation is intended to shed light on the design and field application of these techniques. A mixture of history, technical theory, and practical construction case studies, this presentation aims to open the “black box” that is ground improvement and provide the listener not only with tools better navigating projects with techniques of this sort, but to provide a true theoretical understanding of them as well. 

About the Speaker: 

Doug Chappell, P.E.

  • Graduate of Missouri School of Mines
  • Professional Engineer in SC
  • Managed and designed Ground Improvement and Geostructural projects throughout the southeast
  • Vice President of Wurster Engineering & Construction
  • Management Board of Wurster Betterground

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP me – by then end of day on Friday, March 9th.  We need an accurate count for this venue and we will be charged for no shows!! I will acknowledge all responses.  If your plans change, please cancel by March 12th at Noon, so we can let the venue know.

For your added convenience, we have added a PayPal link to allow advance payment using your free PayPal account or a credit/debit card.  Go to to sign up. 

To use the link and pay the $20.00 fee - Please click HERE   We will still accept cash or checks at the door.