SC Engineering Conference

June 23-26, 2016

Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center

The SC Engineering Conference is a combined effort of engineering organizations. It’s mission remains "timely presentations on various engineering subjects, keynote presentations and enough PDHs to meet the state’s annual requirements."

Additionally, the conference offers a trade show where products and services engineers use directly or specify are offered with knowledgeable representatives to assist you.

Conferences are always about more than technical programs and trade shows; the SC Engineering Conference also realizes the importance of opportunities to meet and converse with fellow professionals. An exhibitor reception Thursday evening serves as the icebreaker for social activities. A theme dinner, awards banquet and golf are opportunities to network with engineers in addition to the breaks between programs.

Engineers attending the conference June 23-26, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center could gain up to 15 PDHs with full participation and choose from a variety of programs.

Make your plans now to attend the 2016 SC Engineering Conference.

Every man owes a portion of his time and his income to the business or industry in which he earns his living.Theodore Roosevelt

Presentations for the 2015 Conference

THURSDAY - June 11, 2015

Engineers Registration Board Panel Discussion and Registration Board Updates
SC Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Presentation not available
SCDOT Update
Christy A. Hall P.E., SCDOT, Deputy Secretary for Engineering
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Ethics for Professional Engineers
Dennis J Fallon, PhD, PE, PMP, FASCE, FASEE, Distinguished Professor of Engineering Education
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FRIDAY - June 12, 2015

Lunch/Keynote Address - History and Re-Establishment of the South Carolina – North Carolina Boundary
Alan-Jon Zupan, SC Geodetic Survey
Presentation not available

BUSINESS TRACK

Combating Commoditization: Delivering Business Value to Clients
Mel Lester, BizEdge
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CIVIL/TRANSPORTATION TRACK

Putting the "Concept" in Conceptual
Christopher Roberts, PE, Stewart, Inc.
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Vital Roadway Investment
Patrick N. Sadek, Chief Engineer, Epsilon Engineering Services
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Putting the "Concept" in Conceptual
Christopher Roberts, PE, Stewart, Inc.
Presentation not available
Impact Modeling
Patrick N. Sadek, Chief Engineer, Epsilon Engineering Services
Presentation not available
Dual Design: Precast Concrete Segmental and Trapezoidal Steel Box Girders
Durk Krone, PE & Michael Paul, PE, TRC Engineers
Presentation not available
NCDOT’s First Bridge with Lightweight Concrete Girders and Deck
Reid W. Castrodale, PhD, PE, Director of Engineering, Carolina Stalite Company
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ENVIRONMENTAL TRACK

Designing and Installing Efficient Remotely Managed Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems
Thomas E. Hatton, CEO-Project Director, Clean Vapor LLC
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Environmental Law Update
Leon C. Harmon, Member of the Firm, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
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Air Quality Update and Water Program Update
Steve McCaslin, Bureau of Air Quality, SCDHEC & John T. Litton, PE, Assistant Chief, Bureau of Water, SCDHEC
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S.C. Brownfields
Robert Hodges, Jr., P.G., Manager, Brownfields and Dry Cleaning Programs, Division of Site Assessment, Remediation, and Revitalization, Bureau of Land and Waste Management, S.C. DHEC
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Environmental Considerations for Underground Fueling Systems
Josh Fowler, P. E., Manager, Fuel Handling Sales, NOV Completion & Production Solutions
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Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
John Tucker & Jeff Kittle, SERVPRO of Pickens & S. Greenville
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GENERAL TRACK

Engineering in 3D – New Rules for Design, Concept and Creation
Kevin Hunter, Owner, SOS
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Evolving Trend in South Carolina Engineer Trends
Anthony M. Carolei, J.D., Professional Liability Claim Manager, The Hanover Insurance Group and R. Michael Ethridge, Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair
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So, What’s Your Point?
Christopher Roberts, PE & Dustin Manning, Stewart, Inc.
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Understanding Malpractice in South Carolina and How to Avoid It
Bruce R. Demeter, AIC, Vice President – Design Professional Liability, OneBeacon Professional Insurance®
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Accounting is More than Debits and Credits
Wayne Owens, T. Wayne Owens & Associates, PC
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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Wayne Owens, T. Wayne Owens & Associates, PC
Presentation not available

GEOTECHNICAL TRACK

DRILLED DISPLACMENT PILE PERFORMANCE - AIKEN SC
Morgan NeSmith, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Berkel & Company Contractors
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Acoustic Methods for Monitoring Scour
Ned Billington, ESP Associates, P.A.
Presentation not available
Soil Stabilization through Structural Resin Injection
Joseph O. Church, PE, Sales Representative, Ureter Mid-Atlantic
Presentation not available
Legal Issues Facing Geotechnical Engineers
Dan Atkinson, Esq., Attorney and Derek Newberry, Esq., Attorney, Wilkes Law Firm, P.A.
Presentation not available
Geosynthetics 102: Geomembrane Systems for Barrier Layers and Containment Applications
Ernest H. Heins, P.E., Technical Director, Agro America, Inc.
Presentation not available
Liquefaction Mitigation: What are the Options? How do they relate to you?
Allen R. Parker, Jr., PE, MBA and Meredith Long, PE, ECS Carolinas, LLP
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STRUCTURAL TRACK

Internal Curing with Lightweight Aggregate – Making Good Concrete Better
Reid W. Castrodale, PhD, PE, Director of Engineering, Carolina Stalite Company
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NCMA SRW Design & Construction Best Practices Guide
Scott Vollmer, PE, Market Manager, Commercial SRWs
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Structural Evaluation of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point
Jonathan Sigman, Project Manager, Collins Engineers, Inc.
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Special Inspection of Precast Concrete Structures
Charles E. Wynings, P.E., FPCI, Vice President and General Manager, Virginia Division, Tindall Corporation
Presentation not available

SATURDAY - June 13, 2015

FEMA: What You Should Know in Advance
MK Baldwin, P.E.
Presentation not available
Fire Protection Considerations Through the Life Cycle of a Building
Byron L. Briese, P.E., Senior Discipline Manager for Fire Protection Engineering, Coffman Engineers
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Ownership Transition Planning and Building Shareholder Value
Matt Fultz, Associate, Matheson Financial Advisors
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Education and Training of I&C Professionals for Nuclear Capital Project Design
Jim Benkert and Bradley Laing, Fluor
Presentation not available
The SC Building Codes; Myths Busted and Secrets Revealed
Gregory P. Parsons, MS, PE, CBO
Presentation not available
Introduction to Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems
Ralph K. Foster, III, P.E., Principal Fire Protection Engineer, Foster Engineering & Consulting, LLC
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SC Engineering Detachment Update
George H. McCall, PE, LTC South Carolina State Guard, Vice President, McCall & Son, President, SCSPE
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