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May, 2017, Luncheon

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

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

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.

$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.

Earlier Event: April 5
April - Joint Dinner with AEG
Later Event: May 20
ASCE Spring Stream Clean Up