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September, 2018 Luncheon
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

September, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on September 18th, 2018
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NOTICE:  We are combining this month’s luncheon with the NC Section Fall Conference on September 20th!  This luncheon will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary.  More information below.

Speaker: Dr. Morton Barlaz, Dean of Civil Engineering, NCSU
NC State's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Topic:  2018 Update on our Teaching and Research Programs

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: Dr. Barlaz has been the head of NC State's Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering department since 2010 and has been on the faculty since 1989.  He will present an update on the department's faculty, its three undergraduate degree programs and current research. He will also talk about the department's move to Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus in 2020.

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary at 131 Columbus Avenue, Cary, NC 27518.  The room in which we'll hold the luncheon will be updated here when available.

Registration:  In order to register for this event, you will have to go through the Fall Conference 2018 Registration page.  The following promo codes will need to be used in order to sign up and pay based on your association (NOTE: The Luncheon Cost Options will not be visible without entering and applying the promo code!):

Costs:
$30 for ASCE Members: Use Promo Code EBLM2018
$35 for Non-ASCE Members:  Use Promo Code EBLNM2018  
$15 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members:  Use Promo Code EBLLSU2018

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Eastern Branch Golf Tournament 2018

The Eastern Branch Golf Tournament for the ASCE Scholarship Fund (our goal is to maintain at least $500,000 in the fund and to collect $25,000 a year in donations by 2025) is scheduled for November 2, 2018, at the Wildwood Green Golf Course in Raleigh, North Carolina. It will be shotgun format with a very similar format as years past. Due to popular demand, we will have a hole-in-one contest along a meal, additional fun games, and a raffle afterwards. We plan to send emails this summer with more details.
 
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about sponsoring a beverage cart (they get reserved quickly), please reach out to David Schaad at david.schaad@duke.edu.

 
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August, 2018 Luncheon
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

August, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on August 14th, 2018
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Speaker: Mark Landis at Schnabel Engineering and Kevin Lugo at MBP

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Topic:  Restoration of Hope Mills Dam

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: The original Hope Mills Dam, located in southeastern North Carolina, was constructed in the late 1830s to provide power to four nearby cotton mills. The dam was breached and rebuilt between 1923 and 1924. The second dam overtopped in 2003. A third dam was constructed five years later, but in 2010, it failed as well. The design-build team, which was selected in 2014, elected to remove the remains of the 2008 structure and build a new dam and labyrinth spillway. Mr. Landis and Mr. Lugo will talk about some of the challenges encountered during the construction to include water management of a 100-year flood and, 10 days later, a 500-year flood at the site.

Mark Landis, PG, PE – Mark is the Lead Engineer in the Greensboro Office of Schnabel Engineering.  He has an undergraduate degree in Geology and a Master of Civil Engineering. Mark has over 35 years of experience in geology, geophysics, and geotechnical engineering.  Mr. Landis is currently the PM on Asheville’s primary water supply dam upgrades and a new 1100-acre offline storage reservoir in Virginia. Mark was the Engineer-of-Record for the Hope Mills dam reconstruction.
 
Kevin Lugo, PE, CCM – Kevin is a Vice President in the Raleigh Office of MBP. He has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Lugo has over 25 years of varied engineering and management experience in heavy construction (power, highways, bridges, subways, water treatment, and utilities) and buildings (higher education, K-12 schools, hotels, plants, offices, housing, and military facilities).

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

Sponsor: Kimley-Horn

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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June, 2018 Luncheon
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

June, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on June 19th, 2018
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Speaker: Tommy Rose, Metalplate Galvanizing, Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Topic: Galvanizing 101

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: This presentation covers everything from the galvanizing chemistry and longevity expectations to QC and defect identification.  This will be a good opportunity to better understand steel construction from a fabricator's perspective.

Mr. Rose has been in the galvanizing business for 18 years: two years as a Plant Foreman and 16 years in sales.  He has hosted over 70 galvanizing seminars in the last 16 years for over 1,600 architects, engineers, steel fabricators, and end users. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Galvanizers Association from 2008-2016, served as President from 2012-2014, and is currently the Market Development Chairman. Since 2012, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Metallically Stabilized Earth and for the past year he has served on the T-8 Sub Committee on Galvanizing for AASHTO (Bridge Committee).

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Spring Stream Clean Up
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Stream Clean Up

Twice every year, ASCE cleans a section of Hare Snipe Creek in north Raleigh and these volunteer events are a great way to meet other ASCE members and make an impact on our community. Feel free to invite friends, family, and co-workers.

We will meet at the Lake Lynn Community Center at 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613, at 9:00am on June 9th, 2018, for our first spring cleanup this year. ASCE will provide a free lunch after the event.

We will be walking and cleaning a length of Hare Snipe Creek and two of its tributaries from Lake Lynn and Lower Springdale Estates Lake. All ages are welcome! 

Please wear appropriate clothing for walking through wooded areas and getting into a stream area. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Please plan to bring sunscreen and/or bug spray. The City of Raleigh will provide plastic gloves and trash bags, if you would like any additional protective gear please bring it! You will need to sign a waiver from the City of Raleigh when you arrive at the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Pownall.

 
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May, 2018 Luncheon
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

May, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on May 15th, 2018
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Speaker: Commander (Ret) Joe Angell, PE, F.SAME

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Topic: Civil Engineering in the Federal Work Space

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: The program will discuss the types of relationships civil engineers typically find themselves in and how projects are purchased by the various federal agencies, how civil engineers support the design and design-build teams, and how professional licensing is different than most other disciplines.

Mr. Angell served 20 years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer and retired from active duty in 2003. Since retirement, he worked in the consulting industry specializing in winning and performing design and design-build services on contracts with the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, and the Department of Homeland Security.  He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s degree in Construction Management.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of North Carolina and Connecticut.  He is currently a Senior Project Manager with Apogee Consulting Group in Cary, North Carolina and specializes in execution of design and design-build services with numerous federal and local agencies.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Students’ Hands-on Experience Day
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Students’ Hands-on Experience Day

 Image via ABC

Image via ABC

The Students’ Hands-on Experience Day (S.H.E.D) will allow high school drafting students to compete in a shed design and build competition. High school carpentry students will compete over a 2- day period to build the winning shed design. This year’s event will take place on April 26-28, 2018 at Cary High School.

Upon completion of the competition, completed sheds will be auctioned off and the money will be used to support the efforts of the ABC Carolinas Schools to Careers committee. In addition, a scholarship will be setup for students to attend trade, vocational, or construction-related curriculums. The Career/College Fair will be held on the final day of the event, and will allow students and businesses to come together to meet and discuss the wide range of opportunities available in the construction industry.

Sign up to participate in the Career/College Fair.

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Feb
15
11:30 AM11:30

February, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on February 13th, 2018
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Speaker: James A. Rispoli, P.E., Senior Executive Advisor at PT&C

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Topic: Engineering Ethics - Case Studies

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: Jim will discuss several situations involving ethics that could be typical of the types of things professional engineers must deal with in their engineering positions.  Each situation could have resulted in significant risk to workers on the site, and/or the public, had not the facts been found and the situation resolved.  Each of the situations Jim will discuss involved activity in engineering and construction projects, or facilities operations; two were personally known to him, and his examples have significant coverage of the events found in on-line sources.

James Rispoli is a licensed professional engineer in five states, an American Academy of Environmental Engineers' Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a member of the National Academy of Construction, and a Professor of Practice at the North Carolina State University.  Additionally, he serves as a senior executive advisor for PT&C, LLC, an ENR-ranked engineering firm with over 25 years' experience serving owners in both operations and construction roles. Mr. Rispoli served as an Assistant Secretary of Energy from 2005 through 2008, nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

January, 2018 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on January 16th, 2018
UPDATE:  EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

Speaker: Commander (Ret) Joe Angell, PE, F.SAME

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Topic: Civil Engineering in the Federal Work Space

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: The program will discuss the types of relationships civil engineers typically find themselves in and how projects are purchased by the various federal agencies, how civil engineers support the design and design-build teams, and how professional licensing is different than most other disciplines.

Mr. Angell served 20 years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer and retired from active duty in 2003. Since retirement, he worked in the consulting industry specializing in winning and performing design and design-build services on contracts with the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, and the Department of Homeland Security.  He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Pennsylvania State University with a Master’s degree in Construction Management.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of North Carolina and Connecticut.  He is currently a Senior Project Manager with Apogee Consulting Group in Cary, North Carolina and specializes in execution of design and design-build services with numerous federal and local agencies.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

November, 2017 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on November 14th, 2017
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Speaker: David Evans @ NCBELS

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Topic: NCBELS - Rules of Professional Conduct

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Summary: The program will provide attendees a Board update covering licensing trends; enforcement matters, including non-licensed practice; Engineering Committee activities; engineering exams; and CPC compliance.  Attendees will be engaged to test their knowledge and application of the Rules of Professional Conduct given various scenarios faced by Professional Engineers.  This will be followed by a discussion of common factors in violation cases as well ethical considerations in professional practice.

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, corporations, and non-licensed practices.  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.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Eastern Branch Golf Tournament in November, 2017

21st Annual
ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament  
In Support of the ASCE North Carolina Scholarship Fund
Wildwood Green Golf Course
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Date:  November 6, 2017.  It will be shotgun format starting at 9:00am with a very similar format as years past.

Location:  Wildwood Green Golf Course at 3000 Ballybunion Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

Fee:  $70 per person.  Registration Includes includes green fees, cart, range balls, beverages on course, raffle, boxed lunch, prizes, and scholarship fund contribution. 

Tournament:  18 Hole.  Four Player, Captain's Choice. $10,000 Hole-In-One Prize!!!
$70 per person registration Includes includes green fees, cart, range balls, beverages on course, raffle, boxed lunch, prizes, and scholarship fund contribution.

RSVP:  Please register by October 20, 2017, using our online system.
 
Scholarship:  Every year, the North Carolina Section of ASCE awards four scholarships.  The Section chooses one student in the Civil Engineering Program from each of the four major universities: North Carolina State University, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina A&T, and Duke University, to receive this amazing award. The Section also awards the "boot-strap" award to one student that has shown dedication and progress. We need your help to sustain and grow the scholarship fund to further support students seeking careers in Civil Engineering.

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor a beverage cart (they get reserved quickly), please reach out to Michael Siburt @ msiburt@mbpce.com or (919) 724-2460.

 
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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

October, 2017 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

Update 2017-10-16: This event has been CANCELLED. The presenter is unable to attend. Refunds will be issued to those who paid in advance.

Speaker: None

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Topic: None

Time: CANCELLED

Summary:  None

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

September, 2017 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on September 19th, 2017
RSVP Online

Speaker: Morven MacLean, WSP

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Topic: GoRaleigh Station Renovation

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The GoRaleigh Station renovation project celebrated completion with a ribbon cutting event on May 23, 2017.  The Moore Square Transit Station had been in operation since 1988 with constrained bus operating capabilities due to an unfortunately dated facility.  The renovation has transformed the transit facility in downtown Raleigh with functional improvements and the creation of a modern, inviting, and attractive public space.   WSP USA Inc. served as the prime designer and performed construction administration for the City of Raleigh.  This presentation will address the design team’s approach, discuss the project’s challenges, and provide an overview of construction and the new operating capabilities of the renovated transit station.

Morven MacLean, LLB is a project manager with the Transit and Rail Technical Center of WSP.  Her experience lies with the planning and delivery of large capital rail and transit projects.  Morven is a native of Scotland with a degree in undergraduate Scottish Law.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

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Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

August, 2017 Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on August 15th, 2017
RSVP Online Now!

Speaker: Brian Ceccarelli, Talus Software

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Topic: The Yellow Change Interval – Physics in Opposition

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: This presentation starts with William Potts, the Detroit police officer who invented the yellow traffic signal light in 1920, then moves on to Alexei Maradudin, the University of California physicist who invented the equation traffic engineers use today to set the duration of the yellow light.  Engineers have been using his equation since 1965, applying it universally to all types of traffic motion approaching an intersection.  But Maradudin’s equation accommodates the kinetics of only one case of traffic movement.   The equation conflicts with the kinetics of the rest.  By traffic engineers applying his equation universally, the engineers induce a systematic failure into every traffic signal, a failure causing reasonably-perceptive drivers to unwillingly run red lights.  The driver experiences this failure by either stepping on the gas, by slamming on the brakes or by consigning himself to run a red light, the latter option occurring frequently when decelerating for turning and avoidance maneuvers.  The failure does cause crashes.  The presentation concludes with a word about the compatibility between engineering, physics and man-made laws.

Brian Ceccarelli is a licensed professional engineer (software engineering) in the State of North Carolina.  Mr. Ceccarelli current owns his own company and works on various software projects.  Mr. Ceccarelli has designed and built applications for NASA’s Mars Observer spacecraft, applications for calculating stresses in copper mines in the Congo and Chile, and CAD/CAM applications for the US defense industry.  Ceccarelli took an interest in transportation engineering when the Town of Cary, North Carolina bestowed upon him a red light camera ticket.  Mr. Ceccarelli since has been published in Traffic Technology International, has been an expert panelist in traffic signal timing for the Institute of Transportation Engineers 2015 International Convention, and a speaker at the International Autonomous Vehicles Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany.  Mr. Ceccarelli has a B.Sc. in physics and is a member of ASCE, ITE, and IEEE.

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Jun
15
11:30 AM11:30

June, 2017, Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)
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You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on June 13th, 2017
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Speaker: Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Raleigh, Project Manager Dorothea Dix Park

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Topic: Dix Park:  The Creation of America’s Next Great Public Space

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:  The City of Raleigh’s acquisition of the Dorothea Dix Campus presents an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park. Kate Pearce, Senior Planner, with the City of Raleigh will share the story of the evolution of the property and provide a window into the upcoming planning process.

About the presenter:  Kate Pearce is the Senior Planner for Dorothea Dix Park for the City of Raleigh.  As the project manager, she is responsible for the stewardship, use, and future planning of the park.  Prior to joining the City, she worked as both an urban planning and business management consultant.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She also has completed certificate courses at the London School of Economics, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the Central American Institute for International Affairs.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

ASCE Spring Stream Clean Up

  • 7921 Ray Road Raleigh, NC, 27613 United States (map)
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We will meet at the Lake Lynn Community Center at 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613, at 9:00am on May 20th, 2017, for our first spring cleanup this year. ASCE will provide a free breakfast from Chick-Fil-A before the event, and will have bottled water available during/after the cleanup.

We will be walking and cleaning a length of Hare Snipe Creek and two of its tributaries from Lake Lynn and Lower Springdale Estates Lake. All ages are welcome! 

Please wear appropriate clothing for walking through wooded areas and getting into a stream area. Long pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Please plan to bring sunscreen and/or bug spray. The City of Raleigh will provide plastic gloves and trash bags, if you would like any additional protective gear please bring it! You will need to sign a waiver from the City of Raleigh when you arrive at the event.

Please see sign up and for more info!

 
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May
18
11:30 AM11:30

May, 2017, Luncheon

  • 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)
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You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on May 16th, 2017
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Speaker: Todd King, PLS, LEED AP, Business Development @ McKim & Creed

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Topic: Proof of Concept Tests of Unmanned Aerial Surveys for Coastal Surveys

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary:  Nearly 130 million people live in communities that depend on accurate beach monitoring surveys to analyze storm damage, plan and predict maintenance and renourishment activities, and secure emergency funding for restoration. McKim & Creed and ESRI co-hosted a proof of concept (POC) along ~100 acres of North Carolina coast to study the feasibility of using low-cost, commercial, unmanned aerial systems (UAS)— drones—to collect accurate data for beach monitoring surveys without disturbing bird nesting habitats. This presentation will summarize the findings of this award-winning POC that compared the accuracy, efficiency, cost effectiveness, and environmental impact of terrestrial LiDAR, aerial LiDAR, conventional surveying, and UAS.

About the presenter: Todd King, PLS, is a licensed surveyor and a certified remote pilot airman under FAA Part 107. He has worked with McKim & Creed as a land surveyor, a civil technician, and, currently, as a business developer. Todd has owned and sold two successful start-up companies, and is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in applied mathematics.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

April - Joint Dinner with AEG

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North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Dinner

RSVP Deadline: 5:00pm on April 3rd, 2017
 

Speaker: Dr. Scott Anderson, P.E., P.G., BGC Engineering in Golden, Colorado

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Topic: Solid as a Rock:  How Engineering Geology Relates to Transportation Asset Management

Time:
5:30 PM - Socializing begins
7:00 PM - Buffet dinner
8:00 PM - Dr. Anderson’s talk

Summary: Highway systems were built over a short period of time and to an envisioned design life that is expiring. Owners of transportation infrastructure are finding a pressing need to get the most of what they have and to build new inventory with this kind of thought in mind.  This requires risk-based strategies for management of assets such as bridges, pavement, subgrade, embankments, walls and slopes, and it also requires a clear look at what type of performance is expected, and what is actually needed.  Settlement, heave, slope movements, longevity under the influence of scour, and corrosion are some of the ways this performance can be measured for structures of soil and rock.  The engineering geologist can explain that change happens and relatively few things are ‘solid as a rock’.  The change represents a risk that the engineering geologist can help characterize and view in parallel with risks from natural hazards.

About Dr. Anderson:  Dr. Anderson joined BGC Engineering as the Principal Geotechnical Engineer.  Prior to joining BGC, he worked as the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager for the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center, where he led a national team of geotechnical engineers that assisted state and local transportation agencies through technical assistance, training and the deployment of new technologies.  Dr. Anderson has also previously worked in positions from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii.  He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is a licensed engineer and practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100 publications and invited presentations.  Scott has grown and lived in many places along a general path from Boston to Honolulu, and now makes his home in Colorado, where he enjoys all the outdoor time he can get.

Location:  This dinner will be held at 1705 Prime located at 1705 East Millbrook Road in Raleigh

Costs: (Fees includes one drink ticket)
$30 - AEG and ASCE members
$40 - Non-members
$15 - Public-sector employees
$10 - Teachers $10
Students free with college ID.

RSVP:  Please RSVP by sending an email to Josh Hanks (joshmhanks@gmail.com) by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2016.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

March, 2017 Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on March 14th, 2017
 

Speaker: Amanda Good & Jeff Dale, Kimley-Horn

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Topic: How Connected and Automated Vehicles Will Change the Face of Civil Engineering

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) are changing the ways we think about transportation. This presentation will include a high level overview of CAV and the potential impacts to how civil engineers will approach infrastructure needs related to the Transportation Industry.

Amanda Good has 13 years of experience, including 9 years with Kimley-Horn, focusing on systems engineering, state/regional ITS planning, and operations support. Amanda is a certified Project Management Professional and possesses an in-depth background in systems software requirements, testing, and deployment. She is currently serving as a software oversight resource for the SANRAL ITS DBOM project as well as a senior systems professional for the Johannesburg Road Agency Next Generation Arterial Management System Software, ConOps, and Training project. In addition, Amanda has worked on several connected and automated vehicle projects including Michigan DOT, Dubai SDT project, and NCDOT Automated Vehicle Roadmap. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Appalachian State University, a Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University.
 
Jeff Dale is civil engineer focusing in transportation operations. His 21-year career includes experience in ITS planning, ITS design, Transportation Systems Management a& Operations (TSMO), and Strategic Planning. He spent the first 9 years of his career with the North Carolina DOT, after which he joined Kimley-Horn. Jeff's area of expertise includes stakeholder collaboration and project development focused on needs based solutions. These efforts result in a variety of deliverables including strategic planning tools, organizational structures and staffing plans, standard operating procedures and guidelines, high level and detailed design documents, and performance based operational strategies. Jeff graduated from North Carolina State University with his Bachelor of Science, and he is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Michigan, and New York.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

February, 2017 Movie Presentation

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North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on February 20, 2017
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Speaker: A Viewing of the ASCE-Sponsored Movie Titled "Dream Big"

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Topic: Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Time:  Registration: 11:30AM - 11:50AM, Movie: 12:00PM - 12:45PM, Discussion: 12:45PM - 1:00PM

Summary:

All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a giant-screen film about engineering, will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audience will witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.  In partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films, and presented by the Bechtel Corporation, ASCE is proud to bring you Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

Preview:  

Location:  The movie will play at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum at 201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.  They can be contacted at (919) 882-IMAX and www.imaxraleigh.org

Parking:  http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/directions

Costs:  Your payment will cover the cost of the movie and a boxed lunch.
$25 ASCE Members
$30 Non-members and Guests
$10 Life members, Students, and Unemployed Members.

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) three days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we will offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

January, 2017 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on January 17th, 2017
 

Speaker: Jeff Moore

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Topic: Bonner Bridge Update

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The Bonner Bridge is a critical connection from Hatteras Island to the rest of the Outer Banks.  The presentation will include the history of the Bonner Bridge project, a project overview, some of the design requirements, as well as the construction methods and challenges associated with construction of the new bridge.

About Mr. Carter:Jeff Moore has worked for PCL for over 30 years throughout the country managing project in the Denver, Tampa, Seattle and Raleigh divisions.  His diverse background includes managing both design-build and bid build projects including precast segmental, bascule, AASHTO girder bridges, major and minor interchange projects.  He has also managed rehabilitation projects of moveable structures.  He graduated with a Civil Engineering Technology degree from University of Southern Colorado and a master's degree in Construction Management from Florida International University in Miami.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

2016 Holiday Social

ASCE will be hosting our annual Holiday Social on Tuesday, December 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Lynwood Brewing Concern. A catered dinner will be provided and lots of holiday cheer. Please RSVP for the social so that we can be sure to have enough food. All are welcome!!!
 
Where: Lynnwood Brewing Concern at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
When:  December 13, 2016 @ 6PM - 8PM

RSVP online if you plan to attend the Holiday Social 

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

November, 2016 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Luncheon

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on November 15th, 2016
 

Speaker: Kevin Carter, P.E.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Topic: Durham's 3,000,000 gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: Between 2008 and 2014, as part of the City of Durham's water distribution system Capital Improvements Program, the City's Department of Water Management completed the planning, site selection, hydraulic modeling, design, regulatory and environmental permitting, bidding, and construction of the very complex combination of a 3,000,000-gallon elevated water storage tank and 5 million gallon/day water booster pumping station to service three different water systems, all located in its base.
 
This would also be the first new elevated water storage tank built by the City of Durham in over 20 years, and was definitely going to be a giant. The tank site is located just east of the city at the intersection of Miami Boulevard and Angier Avenue.
 
In 2008, the city embarked on selecting a consultant for the project. As Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Kimley-Horn's Water Resources Department, Mr. Carter performed all the services required for this extremely rare and unique elevated water storage tank project.
 
The tank's planning necessitated significant coordination with multiple city departments, including the Durham City/County Planning Department, City of Durham Engineering Department, and the City of Durham Department of Water Management who was the actual the facilitating department for the project.
 
Unique requirements included an extensive geotechnical analysis to determine if the tank site would accommodate a tank of the proposed style and capacity, and if so, what type of foundation would be required.
 
The project's construction took almost two years to complete at a cost of approximately $6 million.

About Mr. Carter:
He is the President and CEO of K. F. Carter Engineering Company, PLLC located in Durham, North Carolina. He has over 38 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of some of the largest and most complex civil engineering and utility infrastructure projects constructed anywhere in the Southeast.
 
Kevin has primarily served major municipalities such as the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Burlington, Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah, and local authorities such as OWASA and CFPUA.
 
Kevin received his BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1978, and immediately following graduation started his engineering career by moving to the very small, quaint, and rural bedroom community of Cary.
 
Kevin is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:
$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Fall 2016 Stream Cleanup and Lunch

Our semi-annual fall stream cleanup for the City of Raleigh will be on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, at 10:00am, at Lake Lynn Park. ASCE cleans a section of Hare Snipe Creek and it's a great way to meet other ASCE members. Feel free to invite friends/family/co-workers. Lunch will be provided to attendees after the event! Please note that all attendees must sign a waiver.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

October, 2016 Evening Presentation

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Evening Presentation

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RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm Noon, Friday, October 14th, 2016

Note: This event will be held on Tuesday, not Thursday, and we will not be serving dinner, but hors d'oeuvres will be available.

Speaker: Christina Devine, Virginia Tech 

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Topic: Flint Michigan Water Crisis

Time: Registration & Networking: 5:30PM - 6:30PM, Program: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Summary: In April of 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched from purchasing water from Detroit, Michigan to treating the Flint River water for potable water. Flint residents immediately noticed issues with their water. However, they were repeatedly told by government officials that their water was safe to drink.  Flint resident LeeAnne Walters, contacted Dr. Marc Edwards and his team at Virginia Tech in late July 2015. The Flint Water Study Team was officially launched in August 2015. Since its launch, the Virginia Tech team has made several trips to Flint to meet with local residents, collect water samples, and learn more about the issue. Lab tests were also performed at the team's labs in Blacksburg Virginia. This presentation will provide an overview of the Virginia Tech Flint Water Study team's efforts combining ethics engineering, citizen science, laboratory experiments, investigative science, and social media to confirm the high lead levels in Flint's water. All results have been posted to: http://flintwaterstudy.org/ 
 
Speaker:  Christina Devine received her bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech in December 2014. She began working with Dr. Marc Edwards and his research group in the Spring of 2015 as a graduate research assistant in the Civil Engineering department at Virginia Tech. Her main research project is autogenous repair of potable water pipelines through smart precipitation of calcium carbonate. The goal of this project is to find an innovative and in-situ solution to repair the leaks in the pipelines. She has been a member of Virginia Tech's Flint Water Study team since its start in August 2015.

Sponsor:  Duke University

Location:  Duke University's Gross Hall

Parking Location: Circuit Drive & Towerview Road, Durham, NC 27708. 
(There is a lot just north of Towerview Road, and just east of Circuit Drive, at the intersection. It will be open to the public for this event)

Cost:  Free, thanks to Duke University!

RSVP:  Although the event is free, we kindly request you RSVP so we can prepare hors d'oeuvres and adequate resources.

To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

The 20th Annual ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual
ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament  
In Support of the ASCE North Carolina Scholarship Fund

Register Deadline is September 30, 2016
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  • $70 per Player
  • 18 Hole
  • Four Player Captain's Choice 
  • $10,000 Hole-In-One Prize!!!
  • Registration Includes includes green fees, cart, range balls, beverages on course, raffle, BBQ dinner, prizes, and scholarship fund contribution.

For details and Sponsorship Opportunities, please download the Registration Packet

The Eastern Branch Golf Tournament for the ASCE Scholarship Fund is scheduled for October 13, 2016, at the Lochmere Golf Course in Cary, North Carolina. It will be shotgun format starting at 1:00pm. Due to popular demand, we will have the $10,000 hole-in-one contest along with other fun games, dinner, and raffle afterwards.

Proceeds go to the North Carolina Section's Scholarship Fund.  Our goal is to have $500,000 in the fund and capable of distributing $25,000 a year by 2025. 
 
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about sponsoring a beverage cart (they get reserved quickly), please reach out to Bahi Bahiradhan or (919) 309-5081.

 
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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

September, 2016 Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station

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Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station


RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on September 13th, 2016
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Speaker: Chad Nye, Skanska

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Topic: Raleigh Union Station, 510 West Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

Time: Registration: 11:45AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Forms:  All attendees are required to print, sign, and bring this waiver form.

Summary: Working together in a joint venture, Clancy & Theys, Skanska, and Holt Construction are the contractors working to build a new Union Station for the City of Raleigh.  Located at 510 W. Martin Street in downtown Raleigh, this new Amtrak station will replace the existing station on Cabarrus Street, one of the busiest stations in the southeast US.

  • The project reuses an industrial building that has been vacant since 2005. The 26,000-square-foot building will provide 9,200 square feet of passenger areas.
  • The concourse between the station and boarding platforms will be at grade with natural light except for a short distance where it passes under one track and then up onto the center island platform.
  • The 920 foot-long passenger platform will include a canopy to offer passengers protection from the elements. The center island platform will allow them to board trains on either side. The platform will also be level with the train doors, so passengers will not need steps or wheelchair lifts.
  • The current station layout causes passenger trains to block the mainline railroad track when passengers are boarding. This forces freight and other passenger trains to stop and wait until a passenger train in front of them moves on before they can travel through the station area. The new facility will have two dedicated tracks specifically for trains that are stopping at Raleigh Union Station. This removes passenger trains from the mainline tracks, which allows freight and other passenger trains to bypass the station.

There is no dedicated parking area, so field trip attendees will need to find their own parking near the station (510 West Martin Street).  Additionally, this is an active construction site, so attendees will need to bring the following required PPE: Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, Safety Vest, Gloves, and Work shoes.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This lunch tour will be held at Raleigh's Union Station

Costs:
$15 for ASCE Members
$20 for Non-ASCE Members
$5 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember.  Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) two days prior to the event. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

 
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