ASCE invites you to attend our General Branch Meeting.
When: January 9, 2017
Where: Anne Maries at Devonshire - 12475 Starcrest
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Time: 10:30am – 11:30pm
The 2016 Alamo Archaeological Dig
Presenter: Nesta Anderson, Ph.D.
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
As the lead investigator of the 2016 Archaeological excavation at the Alamo, Dr. Anderson will give an overview of their exciting findings. The project purpose was to discover additional boundary lines and walls contributing to the Alamo's overall historical narrative which led to the discovery of over 1,700 artifacts. Dr. Anderson is a Senior Archaeologist at Pape-Dawson Engineers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and English Literature from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Louisiana State University, and a Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She has led archaeological investigations at San Antonio's Main Plaza, where she and her team uncovered a military fortification associated with the Battle of Bexar, and at the Witte Museum, where she and her team rediscovered the Alamo Dam.
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Dam Failures and Wetland/Hydrographic Drone Surveying
Presenter: Trent Lewis, FPC
Pond Medics, Inc.
Mr. Lewis will discuss the most common warning signs and reasons for dam failures as well as hydrographic surveying and wetland/riparian drone surveying. Mr. Lewis is a Senior Consultant with PondMedics, specializing in areas such as hydrographic surveys, dam/spillway rehabilitations, stream and stormwater conveyance management, hybrid shoring solutions, multi-scale dredging and wetland/riparian surveys using fixed wing and multirotor drones equipped with a payload of infrared sensors. Mr. Lewis has been the President of the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust the last seven years. Additionally, Mr. Lewis serves as the Aquatic Plant Management Society, Texas Chapter President. Mr. Lewis also serves on the board of directors of the Society of Lake Management Professionals.