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June 21, 2018

Carolinas Engineering Conference: SCAPA Does Double Duty at 2018 Conference

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Last week, SCAPA participated in the 2018 Carolinas Engineering Conference, the largest conference for engineers in the state.  
photo courtesy of JMA

Each year, the annual conference is a combined effort of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC), the South Carolina section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers (SCSPE).  This year saw the Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) join in the conference festivities. The keynote speakers of the conference were Mark Lorah, PE (Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C.), Thomas Robertson (Cranston Engineering Group), and Cheri DeFigh-Price (Parsons Corporation). At lunch Friday, all three speakers (who also serve as members of the Central Savannah River Branch of the South Carolina Section of ASCE) presented to the conference attendees about the Augusta Canal.

 SCAPA exhibited in the conference's trade show and spoke to hundreds of engineers about the benefits of asphalt. The trade show also allows engineers to find out more about the association and the educational opportunities that are offered.   

The asphalt industry's technical presence was certainly felt in the concurrent breakout sessions as well. SCAPA Technical Director Jayson Jordan spoke at the conference: he gave a presentation in the conference's transportation track. Jordan presented to a room full of engineers on Design, Construction, and Inspection of Asphalt Pavements.  It was reiterated that the engineering community must begin design SC's asphalt pavements optimally and intentionally to prevent distresses.  Jordan then explained various inspection items to look for during construction of pavements.

Jordan was also named to the SC Society of Professional Engineers (SCSPE) State Board of Directors to serve as Columbia Chapter Director for the 2018-2021 term.  In addition, Jordan will also serve as the SCSPE Columbia Chapter Past President for 2018-2019 year.  


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