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July 27, 2017 Meeting

Dear ASCE Southern Branch Members,

Please join us for our July Meeting.  This will be a lunch meeting at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille on Thursday July 27, 2017, with registration/socialization beginning at 11:30 am.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Topic: Design Methodologies and Construction Case Studies in Stabilization of Deep-Seated, Slow Moving Landslides

This presentation will focus on the geological causes, engineering design, and construction aspects involved in stabilization of large, slow moving landslides located in both the Blue Ridge and Piedmont physiographic provinces of the Carolinas. Three projects designed and constructed since 2006 will be featured and contrasted. Following a discussion of the geological aspects and root causes of each slide, the primary focus will be to compare and contrast different design and construction methodologies employed in remediation of slides of this type. Comparisons will also be made between the design assumptions and the actual performance of the repairs, allowing for a discussion on how such designs may be refined in the future.


Mr. Doug Chappell of Wurster Engineering & Construction, Inc.

Doug Chappell currently serves as vice president Wurster Engineering & Construction, Inc. Mr. Chappell has a degree in mining engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Prior to working with Wurster he worked as an engineer in mines in North and South America, as well as serving as engineering manager for a regional geotechnical consulting firm. Mr. Chappell is currently responsible for engineering and project management for Wurster and has designed and managed hundreds of Geotechnical construction and ground improvement projects in the southeast. Mr. Chappell is a registered engineer in South Carolina.

Wurster Engineering & Construction, Inc. (WEC) is a specialty geotechnical contractor serving the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and other portions of the Southeast.  Based in Greenville, South Carolina, WEC is employee owned and operated by licensed professional engineers and construction professionals.  WEC’s primary areas of expertise include ground improvement, landslide repair; soil nails walls; and deep foundations including micropiles, auger cast piles and helical piers.

PDH: 1 Hour

Date: Thursday July 27, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (downstairs)  MAP

911 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: $25 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

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