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ASCE Coastal Branch May Monthly Meeting

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The ASCE Coastal Branch will be hosting our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 8th  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 still at the new location and a new time and will not be held at our other location at the EDC in Wilmington.  This location is conveniently located in downtown Wilmington with parking nearby.  For those who have not figured it out, the best parking is the parking garage entered off Market, just before Front Street.  It is only a couple bucks and there is a short cut through an alley right across Front Street from Front Street Brewery. 

Program:  Solve Your Client’s BUA Limits: Build Over the Stormwater Pond

 Municipalities, land management agencies and large development planners are looking for ways and tools to keep projects below BUA (Built-upon Area Credit) for high density projects and for ways to reduce the volume of the SCMs (Stormwater Control Measures) that govern the balance of these dense projects. For existing projects, pervious grid pavers incorporated in driveways, parking lots, roads, road-shoulders, etc., can allow adherence to development covenants, SCM designs, and permit conditions.

The April 6th, 2017 revisions in the NC Stormwater regulations drive design considerations to permeable solutions. City, county and a range of river, estuary, and creek erosion and nutrient control strategies are focusing on pervious solutions for slowing down road runoff and a range of stormwater concerns.

Let’s talk: eliminating stormwater ponds, pervious road-shoulder repair and the impact on nutrient loading , drainage culvert protection, pervious rail/road pavement exchanges, highway median emergency U-turn strips, FEMA-worthy temporary roads, reusable construction site roads, high point load/live load distribution and important product design, product materials, and proven technology.

About the Speaker:   Chris Yerkes and Mike Bradley

 Chris Yerkes is president of the distributor for the Ecoraster line of permeable grid products in the Carolinas. He holds an unclassified North Carolina general contractor's license.


 Slate of Candidates for 2018 -2019:  Justin Gibson – President; Mark Arcuri – Vice President; Lloyd Young – Secretary/Treasurer; Kate Eames and Brooke Bowden – Branch Representative (2).  Election will be held at this meeting. 

Life Members:  A short presentation will be held to acknowledge four(4) Coastal Branch Members who have reached Life Member status.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP – by then end of day on Friday, May 4th.  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 May 7th 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.


Later Event: June 12
ASCE Summer Break