Monday, October 9 | 10:30 – 11:30 am
Back by popular demand, the Distinguished Lecture Series will again be featured at ASCE 2017 New Orleans! One notable author will take the stage and present an interesting session to be followed by a book signing. Plan to attend this session that was standing room only at ASCE 2016. More information coming soon.
Monday, October 9 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm
While most construction projects serve only as local points of interest, some are conducted on a national stage. The restoration of the U.S. Capitol’s dome was one such project. The extent of the scaffolding and the progress of the work were fully visible on various national news programs from the summer of 2014 until the fall of 2016. Very little of the work performed during the restoration could be considered typical, and all of it needed to be performed with limited effect on the occupancy and use of the spaces below. Come hear how this never-before-attempted complete restoration of the dome’s interior and exterior was accomplished.
Speaker: Christopher P. Pinto, P.E., Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
Tuesday, October 10 | 10:00 – 11:30 am
The ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) projects will be highlighted again this year, and the session will include short presentations from three of the finalists and the winning project, including the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, the Union Station to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar project, and the winning project, The Emergency & Carryover Water Storage Project. This promises to be an enlightening session you won’t want to miss.
The Emergency & Carryover Storage Project is a system of reservoirs, interconnected pipelines and pumping stations designed to make water available to the San Diego region if imported water deliveries are interrupted. The E&CSP added 90,100 acre-feet of water storage capacity for emergency use, and 100,000 acre-feet of carryover storage capacity as a hedge against dry years.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 | Mumbai India
The new iconic Terminal 2, is India’s first and most advanced vertical passenger terminal that integrates world class design, architecture, infrastructure and operational efficiency, with a rich infusion of Indian heritage and cultural character. The transformation of CSIA, a brown-field project, is a one-of-its-kind unique infrastructural project in the world.
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge | New Haven, CT
The old Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge was replaced by a $554 million 10-lane extradosed bridge. The new bridge span was completed in late 2015. the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge was the first extradosed bridge completed in the United States when it fully opened in September 2015.
Union Station to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar Project | Dallas TX
The Union Station to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar Project (Dallas Streetcar) started as a guided-rail transit system that would link residents of the Oak Cliff borough with downtown Dallas. Winning multiple awards, spurring extensions and driving development in the economically distressed community of Oak Cliff, this roughly $28.7 million, 1.6-mile starter streetcar has turned into much more than a simple means of transportation.
Tuesday, October 10 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm
This session will demonstrate real paths to leadership to inspire leaders at every level. Attendees will hear about the paths and leadership stories through a panel discussion of successful, prominent leaders in the civil engineering profession. Learn what it takes to become an ethical leader in today’s world and what leadership traits to develop to succeed. Speakers will also share their ideas on mentoring and values in order to foster leadership in others.
Moderator: Robert Lee Cagle, III, P.E., F.ASCE