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April, 2016 Tour and Boxed Lunch

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

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on April 13th, 2016
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1)  Floyd Williams, PE, Project Manager, Duke University
2)  Damian Hamlin, DBIA, Project Executive / Associate Principal, Beck Architecture
3)  Carl Anderson, Senior Superintendent, Beck Group  

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Topic: Site Visit - Duke University Athletic Construction

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

Overview: This month the meeting of the Eastern Branch of the ASCE will be a touring the athletics projects ongoing at Duke University. These three projects include enhancements to Wallace Wade Stadium (the new Press Box Tower Construction), Cameron Indoor Stadium extension, and the Murray Building expansion (which supports "Olympic" sports). These projects include 164,000 SF of new construction and 9,000 SF of renovation. This site visit will give attendees the chance to hear about the construction projects, as well as interact with students from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Duke. As this is an active construction site a significant amount of walking will be required, all participants will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and each participant will be required to sign both of the waivers, available below.

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Each participant is requested to wear/bring the following PPE: pants (no skirts or shorts); hard sole, closed toe shoes - preferably boots; safety glasses; hard hat; and reflective vest. Some sets of PPE will be available, but please bring your own if you have them. The registration page will have an option to notify us if you would like PPE provided for you. 

Lunch Logistics: This is a departure from our typical lunch, so each participant will be provided a boxed lunch and canned drink. If you require a vegetarian option for lunch, please let us know.

Location & Parking: Parking at the University is generally very challenging. However, we have received permission from the Parking Department for everyone to park in the Blue Zone lots near the Beck trailers. Each attendee should proceed to the intersection of Duke University Road and Wannamaker Drive to gain access into the Blue Zone Lot. After someone from Beck swipes you into the gate, please take your first left into a gated gravel lot. The Beck site office is adjacent to that lot. 
If you plan to attend
     Please print and bring this Beck Visitor Access Release Form
     Please print and bring this ASCE Site Visit Waiver Form

About the speakers/tour guides:

Floyd Williams, PE, Project Manager, Duke University - Floyd graduated from NC State University in 1979 with a BS in Civil Engineering. He spent 5 years as a construction engineer on the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant project, and another 5 years on large construction projects in Saudi Arabia with Fluor-Daniel Construction Company.   Floyd worked as a Project Manager for 15 years at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University before coming to Duke University. While at NCSU and UNC he managed new building projects, renovations of several old buildings and upgrades to utility infrastructures. He has been at Duke University for 8 years, and has completed the renovation of three major projects, Smith Warehouse, East Campus Steam Plant, and West Campus Steam Plant. Floyd is now managing the design and construction of the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion projects for Duke Athletics.

Damian Hamlin, DBIA, Project Executive / Associate Principal, Beck Architecture - Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Damian graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's of Architecture in 2001, spending the summer of 2000 as a construction management intern with Beck. His passion for both design and construction was a perfect fit for a career at Beck. Over the course of his fifteen years with Beck, he has contributed or led both third-party design, third-party construction and design-build projects. His projects have ranged from sports venues, retail, hospitality, federal government, higher education, religious and office space. Many of these projects were complex renovations. He is currently the Integrated Project Leader for the various projects Beck is completing for Duke including the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Murray Renovation, Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion and Blue Devil Plaza.

Carl Anderson, Senior Superintendent, Beck Group - After growing up in Fairfax, Virginia, Carl graduated from Auburn University in 1980 with a degree in Construction Management. His affinity for the construction industry was a family tradition. His father was a construction superintendent and his eight brothers were all somehow affiliated with the industry. With thirty-five years of experience in the industry, all with Beck, he has grown into one of Beck's most experienced Senior Superintendents. Much of the last ten years have been spent leading the field operations for construction projects on Duke's campus including the Nasher Museum of Art, Brooks Football Halftime House, Pascal Football Practice Facility, Basketball Practice Facility and Center for Academic Excellence, and the current portfolio of athletic precinct projects including the Wallace Wade Stadium Upgrades, Scott Family Pavilion and Murray Renovation, Cameron Indoor Stadium Expansion and Blue Devil Plaza

Sponsor:  Duke University

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

If you are paying upon arrival, 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.  Upon arrival at the event, just check-in 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 tour.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register.

Earlier Event: March 17
March, 2016 Luncheon
Later Event: May 19
May, 2016 Luncheon