February 22nd – 28th is National Engineer’s Week
3rd Thursday – February 19th Plant Tour Event
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (estimate)
(Please aim to arrive at the security desk by 5:30 p.m.)
Tour the Siemens manufacturing facility at the Charlotte campus. This tour provides the opportunity to visit the manufacturing areas for gas turbines, steam turbines and generators. New combined cycle power plants are typically around 60% efficient and provide a cleaner alternative to coal. Power plant solutions from Siemens provide a third of the U.S. power supply. The 42,000 square meter gas turbine plant is relatively new having been built in 2011.
At the start of the event a short presentation will be given to describe the site followed by a safety briefing. The tour itself of the three plants will be approximately two hours long.
Travel Directions: 101 Siemens Avenue
Attendees should enter at the main Siemens Avenue entrance and park in the Main Visitor Parking Lot. In order to gain access through the barrier to the parking lot they should provide the contact name Peter Tuz and state that they are on the ASME tour. After parking they should walk to the Main Office security.
To meet Safety Requirements all attendees should wear flat, hard soled, closed shoes. Business flats, or hard soled running / hiking shoes are fine. Safety glasses will be provided. All tour participants must be fully mobile in the event of an evacuation (i.e. no crutches, etc.).
Attendance to this event is subject to Export Control and Customs and company approval. Attendees should register by February 11th (noon) and provide their employer’s name and country of citizenship. All participants must bring valid photo I.D. Contractors must provide which companies they are affiliated with.
Events Calendar for 2015 Calendar Year
(Speakers, Topics, Plant Tours will be announced)
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, March 19th
Senior Group Plant Tour Event Thursday, April 16th
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, May 21st
Senior Group Dinner Event Thursday, June 18th
Thursday, January 15th
John Laurence Busch
Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
A total of 50 Members, Students and and Guest attended the January Event which was a joint Event with ANS.
We were treated with historical facts, how they effect today’s modern technology and what it means for the future. This was by far the largest attended Dinner Event of the current ASME Meeting calendar and a great start of the 2015 year. The Savannah is more than a “steamship.” She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.
Click on the link below to visit our Dinner Events, Plant Tours for 2013 – 2014.
Piedmont-Carolina ASME supports Engineering Camp Charlotte for second year in 2015
The Piedmont-Carolina ASME Senior Group is dedicated to the development of the Engineering profession. To that end, we support The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and their branch of their Youth Engineering Summer Program in Charlotte. They received over 180 applications in the first week of the application period in January, so apparently word is spreading that they are an effective program.
Members of the Piedmont Carolina Section of ASME:
Major Professional Development Opportunity. A significant professional development opportunity is coming to Charlotte, NC in February 2015 through the ASME! ASME is offering the following list of courses in Charlotte. Please strongly consider these opportunities for professional development. ASME hasn’t used Charlotte as a venue significantly in the past, so here is a great opportunity to get some training and CEU’s without significant travel costs.
ASME Program SC4109 (Charlotte, NC)
February 02 2015 08:30 AM – February 06 2015 05:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Venue & Location:
Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park
5700 Westpark Dr Charlotte, NC 28217-3550
Charlotte NC, United States
Guest Room Telephone Reservation: 1 (704) 527-9650
Website Link: http://calendar.asme.org/EventDetail.cfm?EventID=29539
Please strongly consider availing yourself of these opportunities!
Don McConnell, Professional Development Chair, Piedmont-Carolina Group, ASME
Professional Development Benefit for ASME Members – ASME Piedmont-Carolina Group
Extended Academic Programs of UNCC.
The courses offered carry PDH Credits and should be of interest to all Engineers. You will find additional information at: http://continuinged.uncc.edu/. An additional benefit of this sponsorship is that ASME Members will receive a 15% discount on any and all courses offered.