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September Meeting Announcement - Two Speakers!

posted Aug 19, 2016, 5:03 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 12:05 PM ]
The September Meeting will feature two topics! The first topic will be the on the recently renovated Baltimore's Washington Monument and the second topic will focus on the ASCE Sustainability Strategic Initiative. 

Meeting Schedule
Social half-hour: 5 to 5:30pm
Speaker #1: 5:30 to 6:30pm
Social half-hour: 6:30 to 7pm
Dinner in the ballroom: 7pm
Announcements and Speaker #2 beginning at 7:45pm

Engineer's Club of Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dress Code
Jacket Required, Tie Optional

Members: $45
Non Dues Paying Members: $60
Non-Members/Guests: $60
Students & Government Employees: $30

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are open until Noon, the Friday prior to the event. At that time all reservations are considered firm and billed. You will not be able to receive a refund after that time. Additionally, you will be invoiced, via email, for payment in the event you cancel, after this deadline or do not attend the event. You will not have to pay if you cancel your registration prior to this deadline.

Guest Speakers & Presentations

Baltimore's Washington Monument

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy recently restored Baltimore’s Washington Monument (2014-15), reopening it on the Bicentennial of the laying of its cornerstone, July 4, 2015. This award-winning project, restored the structure inside and out, repairing two hundred years of damage, and bringing the Monument into the 21st century with new systems and technologies that would have been unimaginable to its original builders. Designed by architect and engineer Robert Mills, the Monument was a marvel of design when first erected (1815-29). The state-of-the-art restoration revealed many secrets about its construction and meaning, and was accomplished with engineering skills which would have dazzled even Mills.
The lecture will be presented by Dr. Lance Humphries, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, and Tyler Tate, P.E., LEED AP, President of Lewis Contractors, the general contracting firm responsible for the award-winning restoration.

ASCE Sustainability Strategic Initiative

Richard Wright will speak on the ASCE Sustainability Strategic Initiative focusing on the key priorities and desired outcomes. Pointing out that the current approaches to the design, construction, and operation of civil infrastructure leaves society increasingly vulnerable due to changing environmental conditions, reduced economic growth, natural and man-made disasters, shortages of natural resources and changes in the human condition, the practice and process of civil engineering must be revised and transformed to address these significant changes and so that all civil engineering is sustainable. Civil engineers will create infrastructure that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable to equitably meet the needs of human welfare and to realize healthy communities.

Richard N. Wright is retired as director of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been chairman of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Academies, president of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), and president of the Liaison Committee of International Civil Engineering Organizations. He was founding co-chairman of the Subcommittee on Construction and Building of the National Science and Technology Council. Richard received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Civil Engineering. He has registered as a professional engineer in New York and a structural engineer in Illinois.

Presently, Richard is chair of the ASCE Sustainable Infrastructure Education Committee and the Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate of ASCE. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE, member of the National Academy of Engineering, and Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Maryland College Park.