2019 Engineers Week Banquet
Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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Trader Duke's Hotel
1117 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
You are cordially invited to celebrate Engineers Week 2019 at the E-Week banquet on Friday, February 22, 2019! The banquet will be held in the same location as last year, the Trader Duke's Hotel (1117 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403). Please join us in congratulating the Engineer of the Year, Janette Bombardier, and the Young Engineer of the Year, Chris Gendron. Family, co-workers, and friends are all invited to the banquet, so please forward along this email.
"Ceres Rises - Restoring the Golden Dome atop the People's House."
The current Vermont State House, built in 1859, is one of the oldest and best preserved of our nation's state capitols. After 160 years, it remains an icon and serves as one of the most heavily visited living museums in the State. Lovingly known as "The People's House", the Vermont State House is adorned by a distinctive drum, gold leaf dome, and statue, 'Ceres', the goddess of Agriculture.
Like all structures exposed to weather, ultraviolet degradation, freeze-thaw conditions, and time, the drum, dome, and statue were showing signs of significant deterioration. In 2018, architects, engineers, curators, and contractors rolled up their sleeves and embarked on a journey to carefully restore these historical and symbolic elements. It was no small feat requiring an eye to detail, careful coordination, and creative thinking.
Representatives from the Department of Buildings and General Services and the construction company, Engelberth, will provide a unique inside perspective on the most significant project elements, greatest challenges, and key factors for success.
The Reception will be held at the Trader Duke's Hotel on Williston Road in South Burlington. The cocktail hour will commence at 5:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 6:00 pm.; Awards and the presentation will follow.
The cost is $38 per person ($20 for students). Also, in the past we have asked the professional societies if they or their members would like to sponsor a student to attend the banquet. We have found that many students have an interest in attending, but not the budget for it. This would be a great opportunity for the students to mingle with the engineering community especially if your company is looking to hire.
Please RSVP by February 19th at:
Vermont Engineers Week Committee
ASCE Vermont Section, Stantec, 55 Green Mountain Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403