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September, 2016 Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch
Lunch Tour of Raleigh's Union Station

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on September 13th, 2016
RSVP online now

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

$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.