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February, 2016 Luncheon

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

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on February 15th, 2016
RSVP online now

Speaker: Tom Caldwell with Atlas Engineering

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Topic: Structural Investigation Following the Farmville Silo Fire

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

Summary: In December of 2015, Atlas Engineers was retained by NC Emergency Management to assess a steel silo in Farmville, NC.  The 120' silo held millions of pounds of sweet potato pellets that had caught fire five weeks prior, and had burned continuously despite all efforts and 2.5 million gallons of water.  NCEM and local officials were worried that the fire had structurally compromised the silo, which threatened a lane of Highway 264 and a large industrial plant.  The forensic/structural engineers had an interesting time accessing and assessing this large compromised structure.  Come hear Tom Caldwell, Chief Engineer with Atlas Engineering, discuss his experience leading this investigation and structural evaluation.

Tom Caldwell is a Raleigh native who completed his undergraduate studies in civil engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and subsequently earned his Masters degree at NCSU.  He is a structural engineer who specializes in investigating and designing the repairs for damaged buildings.  Tom has been a practicing engineer in Raleigh for 30 years and started Atlas Engineering 20 years ago.  He regularly deploys to disaster sites with government agencies and serves on collapse rescue teams, and is active with Engineers Without Borders.

Sponsor:  MBP

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.

$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:  You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. 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.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: January 21
January, 2016 Luncheon
Later Event: March 17
March, 2016 Luncheon