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Mar
21
11:30 AM11:30

March, 2019 Tour

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

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on March 18th, 2019
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Speaker: Shamar Drake with Skanska

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Topic:  Onsite Tour of the Pratt School of Engineering Building

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 11:45AM, Tour: 11:45AM - 1:15PM (Please arrive early to allow yourself time to park and walk to the presentation.)

Location:  Duke University. Download the parking map, walking instructions, and waiver.

Summary: Opening in November 2020, Duke University's newest academic building will provide 150,000 square feet of collaborative, interdisciplinary space for learning and discovery. Housing new education, research, and entrepreneurship initiatives of the Pratt School of Engineering, the building will bring together departments, faculty, and students from across the university to improve human health, advance computing and intelligent systems, and pave the way toward a more sustainable future.

A box lunch will be provided to attendees. If you can, please bring your own PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, high visibility vest, gloves, and closed toe shoes). Limited PPE will be available.

Costs:
$20 for ASCE Members
$25 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

Payment must be made in advance via the online ordering system.

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration area 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
21
12:00 PM12:00

February, 2019 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 19th, 2019
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Speaker: Caroline Lindquist, Planning Specialist with the City of Raleigh

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Topic:  Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan Update

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

Summary: We’ll learn about the revisions to the Dorthea Dix Park project.

Speaker: Caroline Lindquist is a Planning Specialist for the Dorothea Dix Park Project at the City of Raleigh. Previously, Caroline worked for the solar energy company Cypress Creek Renewables. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy and Sustainability and a minor in City and Regional Planning. Her studies focused on green infrastructure, the mental health benefits of green space in cities, and biophilic design. Caroline is also a graduate of the DISC* Program at UC Berkeley which focused on Design and Innovation in Sustainable Cities. She has studied renewable energy policy and sustainable community design in Spain and Germany through the UNC Burch Fellowship Research Group.

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
27
8:00 AM08:00

[Updated 2019-01-11] Future Cities Competition - Judges Needed

Update 2019-01-11: Due to impending adverse weather conditions, this event will take place on the backup date on 2019-01-27 instead of 2019-01-13. All aspects of the event otherwise remain the same (location, starting times, parking, etc.). Judges are still needed.

The NC Future City Regional Competition will be held on January 13, 2019 in Raleigh. We are looking for judging volunteers from our local community.

This year's competition will be held at the McKimmon Center on Sunday, January 13, 2019. In the event of inclement weather, the competition will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The McKimmon Center is located at 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 (corner of Gorman Street and Western Blvd) and has been reserved for both of these dates.

Training sessions for the different components have been scheduled.

A. City Model & City Presentation Preliminary Training (Judging is done on Competition Day):

There are two days for City Model and City Presentation training:

Tuesday, January 8th, 6 - 7 P.M.
Wednesday, January 9th, 6 - 7 P.M.

The training dates above are only for City Model and City Presentation judges and will be held at David Simpson's Simpson Engineering & Associates. The address is 5640 Dillard Dr. # 200, Cary, NC 27518 and his phone number is (919) 852-0468.

B. The Specialty Awards (Judging is done on Competition Day):

Specialty Award training will be held just prior to the beginning of competition on Sunday, January 13, 2019 (with an inclement weather date of Sunday, January 27, 2019).

C. Virtual City Training (Judging is done Prior to Competition Day):

The Virtual City judges' training was held in December but information can be found in the Virtual City Rubric.

D. City Essay (Judging is done Prior to Competition Day):

City Essay judging is done according to the City Essay Rubric.

If you are available and would like to be a Future City judge this year, please complete the online form.

A light continental breakfast of fruit and pastries will be available from 8:00-8:45 AM and a catered lunch will be served from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The competition day time commitment is 4 hours and lasts from 9 AM to 12 PM.

During the afternoon, the top four teams from the morning competition will advance to the finals for judging from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Our keynote speaker, NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, will speak on STEM education. In addition, specialty award winners will be announced.

If you have questions about the program, the judging, or the competition, please email ncshaw@ncsu.edu or call (919) 515-9731.

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January, 2019 Luncheon
Jan
17
11:30 AM11:30

January, 2019 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 15th, 2019
RSVP Online (Limited to 30 Attendees, payment must be made in advance)

Update 2019-01-16: Please plan to arrive by 11:30am to allow time for lunch, the presentation, and the tour.

Speaker: Joe Puckett, PE, with Stewart Engineering

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Topic:  On Site Tour of the The Dillion Project in downtown Raleigh

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

Summary: With construction completed in 2018, the Dillon serves as the focal point of the revitalization of the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh. The presentation will center around Stewart’s design perspectives, challenges faced during design and construction, and experiences working on the project.

Speaker: Joe Puckett is the studio leader for the landscape architecture and civil engineer practice areas at Stewart.

Location:  Meet at the Stewart Office at 223 South West Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, in the Eiffel/Central Park Conference on the 11th Floor. Please park in the Dillion Parking Deck at 215 South West Street, Suite 1100, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 and Stewart Engineering will validate your parking slip. After the presentation, we’ll walk one block to the project site at 401 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Costs (Payment must be made in advance for this particular event):
$20 for ASCE Members
$25 for Non-ASCE Members
$10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members.

RSVP:  Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  You must register and pay for the event online using your credit card. 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
30
8:00 AM08:00

22nd Annual Eastern Branch Golf Tournament 2018 [Updated 2018-11-01]

[Update 2018-11-01: This event has been postponed from November 2, 2018 to November 30, 2018, due to the potential for adverse weather conditions.]

The Eastern Branch Golf Tournament for the ASCE North Carolina Scholarship Fund is scheduled for November 30, 2018, starting at 9am, at the Wildwood Green Golf Course at 3000 Ballybunion Way, Raleigh, North Carolina 27613.

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Registration deadline is November 23, 2018

The cost is $70.00 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees, range balls, cart, beverages on the course, one raffle ticket, a boxed lunch, a chance to win one of two hole-in-one prizes, and a contribution to the scholarship fund. Each raffle ticket offers a chance to win a gift certificate, a Wildwood Green Golf Club Green Fee with a cart pass, or a cruise to the Bahamas for two (prizes, raffle, and extras are subject to change and availability). Additional raffle tickets are available for $10 each. Bring a foursome to compete for the prestigious ASCE Cup and have your team name included on the list of champions. Individual players are always welcome and will be teamed with others.

More information is available on the event flyer
 
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about sponsoring a beverage cart, please reach out to David Schaad at david.schaad@duke.edu.

 
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November, 2018 Luncheon
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

November, 2018 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 November 13th, 2018
RSVP Online

Speaker: Tom Caldwell, PE, with MBP

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Topic:  NCEER - A New Service Organization

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

Summary: NCEER is a new State-sponsored team of 15 North Carolina engineers who are trained and qualified to serve at disaster sites as North Carolina first responders. This concept is an outgrowth of the FEMA Structures Specialist (StS) role on Urban Search and Rescue teams.

The NCEER engineers are on-call with the North Carolina Emergency Management Division. They can be called up and assigned to NC Search and Rescue teams, local fire departments, or any other public agency that is facing an infrastructure disaster.

Speaker: Tom Caldwell is a Civil and Structural engineer. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1984 and earned his Masters at NC State. He is Chief Engineer at Atlas Engineering in Raleigh, where his primary work is in assessing damaged structures, and designing structural repairs.

Tom has served as an emergency response engineer with FEMA since 1997, and was recently selected to serve on the FEMA IST. Mr. Caldwell has been serving North Carolina agencies at emergency sites since 2005, and he is currently a member of NCEER and NC USAR Team TF8.

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
29
8:00 AM08:00

Duke University's 2018 Engineering Symposium

Duke University
Engineering Symposium

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University is hosting a symposium (“Engineering for the Planet”) on Monday, October 29th. This is an opportunity for 6 PDHs and to hear from the featured speakers: NCDOT Secretary James H. Trogdon, III and NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Shelia Holman, as well as internationally recognized professors speaking on a variety of topics of interest to the broader engineering community . Additionally, because the symposium is located adjacent to the rare manuscript archive, the curators have agreed to display some of John Snow's original documents. The cost of the event is $75 and includes parking and lunch (and up to 6 PDHs). To register visit: https://events.duke.edu/cee-2018

Preliminary Schedule (subject to changes and updates):
8:00-8:30 Registration and Check in
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Symposium Overview
8:45-9:45 Keynote Address: NCDOT Secretary James H.Trogdon, Ill
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Understanding and Predicting Earth Failures (or why not to live in Malibu) - Manolis Veveakis
Risk and Resilience - Mark Borsuk and Henri Gavin
Using Computations and Simulations - Guglielmo Scovazzi and Johann Guilleminot
11:00 - 12:00 Numerical Models for Hurricane Prediction and Preparedness - Ana Barros and Andrew Bragg
Data Science - Nathaniel Chaney
12:00-1:00 Lunch - Poster Displays and Student Organization Tabling (in Atrium and Pre-Function Area)
1:00-1:15 Departmental Overview
1:15-2:15 Featured speaker: NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Sheila Holman
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Microbiome - Claudia Gunsch
GenX and Emerging Contaminants - Lee Ferguson
3:30-4:30 Coal Ash - Helen Hsu-Kim
Re-imagining the Toilet - Marc Deshusses
4:30-5:00 Educational, Research and Career Opportunities for Students in Civil and Env. Eng.

If you have any questions, please contact David Schaad.

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October, 2018 Luncheon
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

October, 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 October 16th, 2018
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Speaker: Stacie Phillips, PE and Betty White, PE, with Kimley-Horn

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Topic:  Transit Technologies in the Triangle

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

Summary: Wake, Orange, and Durham Counties have all passed sales tax referendums for transit improvements. These funds are now being put into action through the Durham-Orange Light Rail Project, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) projects in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Betty and Stacie will provide background information on these technologies and discuss details of current and upcoming projects in Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

Stacie Phillips, PE - Stacie is a Senior Project Manager at Kimley-Horn with 14 years of experience in transportation design, operations, and safety. She is the president of NCSITE and a member of the Transportation Research Board Signal Systems Committee and chairs the multimodal subcommittee.

Betty White, PE - Betty is a Transit Practice Builder at Kimley-Horn with 11 years of experience in light rail, streetcar, and BRT design throughout the United States. She is currently leading the Raleigh Downtown Transportation BRT Study and Kimley-Horn's efforts in the Chapel Hill BRT project.

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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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 luncheon will be held in “Bradford D”. (Bradford rooms A, B, C, and D are separated by removable dividers, so the room configuration may look different during the luncheon)

Parking: Please park in the area designated on the map.

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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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.

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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
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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)
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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 August 15th, 2017
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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)
  • 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 June 13th, 2017
RSVP Online

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)
  • 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 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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