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April, 2019 Dinner

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

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on April 15th, 2019
RSVP Online

Note: This is a meeting with DINNER on a TUESDAY.

Speaker: Elaina J. Sutley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Topic:  An Overview of the Longitudinal Community Resilience Study of Lumberton, NC following 2016 Hurricane Matthew

Time: Registration: 5:30PM - 6:00PM, Program: 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Summary: In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused catastrophic flooding to Lumberton, North Carolina, an inland city in Robeson County with approximately 21,000 people. Impacts from the flooding included all 42 schools in the county, serving 24,000 children, closing for three weeks, and more than 5,000 people placed in shelters or temporary housing by FEMA. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning initiated a longitudinal community resilience study of Lumberton. The first field study was performed approximately one month after Hurricane Matthew, and collected data on damage to residential structures, and household dislocation. The second field study was performed approximately one year later to collect data on recovery progress for the same housing samples, and a new sample of businesses. The city was severely impacted again by 2018 Hurricane Florence, after which the Center returned for a third time to document damage to the housing and business samples. At the time of this ASCE meeting, the fourth field study will be on-going. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, the longitudinal study, and recent findings on Lumberton's progress towards recovery after successive flood events.

Speaker: Dr. Sutley is an assistant professor in structural engineering at the University of Kansas. Dr. Sutley's research is at the nexus of structural engineering, social science, and public policy, with an emphasis on woodframe buildings and housing. She incorporates holistic metrics of sustainability and resilience into her research, and focuses on developing interdisciplinary science, particularly with respect to hazards and disaster research. Dr. Sutley has extensive background in seismic design and retrofit, full-scale experimental testing, and numerical modeling of light frame wood buildings. Dr. Sutley is part of the NIST-funded Center of Excellence for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. Dr. Sutley currently serves as the chair of the Structural Engineering Institute's (SEI) technical activities committee on the Design of Wood Structures, and as chair of the National Science Foundation's Natural Hazard Experimental Research Infrastructure (NHERI) User Forum 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.

$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.