Georgia SME Section

SME Georgia Section Meeting - Steven J. Kokowski - "Boston's Ongoing History of Adaptive Reuse of Quarries and Pits" - February 21, 2019

  • 1.  SME Georgia Section Meeting - Steven J. Kokowski - "Boston's Ongoing History of Adaptive Reuse of Quarries and Pits" - February 21, 2019

    Posted 02-14-2019 03:12 PM
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    Location: Rock Eagle 4-H Center - Dining Hall - Clover Room

    Dear SME Members and Associates,

     Please plan to attend the SME Georgia Section Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Clover Room at the Dining Hall at Camp Rock Eagle in Eatonton, GA.  A map of the location is found in the attachment.  We will have as our guest speaker Steven J. Stokowski, P. G. from Lawrenceville, GA.  Steve will be speaking on Boston's Ongoing History of Adaptive Reuse of Quarries and Pits.  Boston has extensively reclaimed numerous quarries and pits for building projects and parks.  This should be a fascinating look at the use of mined properties in a major metropolitan area.  This meeting will be a nice lead-in to the SME Annual Meeting set for February 24 - 27 in Denver, Colorado (go to http://www.smeannualconference.com/ for info).

     

    To sign up for the Georgia Section Meeting you may register online at  https://squareup.com/store/sme-ga-section .  The cost for both members and guests is $30 per person.  The cost for Students is $20.  Those interested in attending can also mail or fax, (478) 552-4105, their registration to Tom Hilderbrand (tom.hilderbrand@thielekaolin.com; 478-552-3951, ext. 1237).  Please make checks payable to SME Georgia Section.  Complete and return this form and payment to:  SME Georgia Section, P.O. Box 1056, Sandersville, GA  31082 or RSVP by no later than February 19, 2019.

     

    Tom Hilderbrand

    SME GA Section Chair



    Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

    Georgia Section Meeting Notice

     

    A meeting of the SME Georgia Section will be held on February 21, 2019 at Clover Room at Rock Eagle Dining Hall

    Eatonton, GA.

     

    Meeting Agenda

     

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM        Social Hour

    6:50 PM - 7:00 PM        Environmental Issues Forum -- moderated by Dr. Sal Romero (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Inc.).

    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM        Dinner Served – Caesar Salad, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with a marinara sauce, Italian Vegetable Blend, Garlic Bread Sticks, and Italian Cream Cake.

    7:30 PM. – 7:40 PM      Business Meeting – Announcements for Georgia Section SME.

         7:40 PM - 8:30 PM       Speaker: Steven J. Stokowski, P. G., Geologist and Consultant, Lawrenceville, GA

     

    Boston's Ongoing History of Adaptive Reuse of Quarries and Pits

    Boston, MA, has a rich legacy of adaptive reuse of aggregate and dimension stone mining sites. The oldest sites are the Tri-mount hills developed into the Beacon Hill area in the early 1800's and the large part of Needham developed during excavation for the Back Bay Fill project of the Civil War. One of the stone quarries for the Massachusetts State Rock, the Roxbury Puddingstone is now a park in the Mission Hill neighborhood. The Old Colony Broken Stone quarry in Quincy now hosts office buildings and nearby Quincy quarries are now a park and housing. The Rowe quarry in Malden/Revere is now the Quarrystone condos. The Mass Broken Stone property in Weston hosts Biogen IDEC's offices, which are cooled with deep quarry water, host a solar power array, and have a 42 acre nature area. In Scituate, the Boston S&G property is now the Widow's Walk Golf Course. The numerous quarries for Milford Pink stone host an interstate, the Quarry Square Shopping Center, and commercial properties. Currently, there are redevelopment plans for operating crushed stone quarries in Ashland (Bayer-Mingolla/Trimount/Agg. Ind.), West Roxbury (W. Rox. Cr. Stone/SM), and in Saugus (Lynn S&S/Agg. Ind.).

    About the Speaker

    Steven J. Stokowski, P.G. | Geologist and Consultant | Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States

    Geologist and Consultant in Lawrenceville, GA. Steve was previously the Principal Petrographer with TEC Services, President of Stone Products Consultants, the Aggregate Technologist/Petrographic Laboratory Expert at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (FHWA), and with Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Laboratories, and Genstar Stone Products. He has a MS in Geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Steve is the past or present Chairman of several professional organizations: AEG-BWH, AEG-Atlanta, SME-DC, and NESM. He is Registered or Certified as a Geologist in Georgia, Maine, Virginia, and other states.

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    NEW MEETING LOCATION – Rock Eagle 4-H Center – Clover Room at Dining Hall – Please see directions on the attachment.  If you enter 350 Rock Eagle Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 on your phone's GPS, it should take you just across the street from the Dining Hall.   

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    Note:  The cost for both members and guests is $30 per person.  The cost for Students is $20.  Those interested in attending please mail or fax, (478) 552-4105, their registration to Tom Hilderbrand (tom.hilderbrand@thielekaolin.com; 478-552-3951, ext. 1237).  Please make checks payable to SME Georgia Section.  Complete and return this form and payment to:  SME Georgia Section, P.O. Box 1056, Sandersville, GA  31082 or RSVP by no later than February 19, 2019

     

    Please keep your SME Georgia Section membership current.  You can pay for dues, meeting registrations, and donations online through a service known as Square Up. We now have an online store set up for making credit card payments.  Please follow this link to make safe, secure transactions:  https://squareup.com/store/sme-ga-section

     

    You may also pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door.

     

    Name(s) of Attendees: ________________________________________________________________________________________

    Number of Meals   (regular meals/vegetarian meals)                                                       _________

    Total Amount Enclosed                                                                                                  ___________

     

    From Atlanta and other areas West and Midwest

    Take I-20 East towards Augusta. Take Exit 114 (Madison/Eatonton exit) and turn right (south) onto Highway 441/129. Travel about 12 miles until you see a large, rectangular, stone sign on the right which says, "University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Rock Eagle 4-H Center." Turn right and drive about 2.5 miles until you see a smaller version of this stone sign. Turn right. Drive down the hill to the guard house (at the stop sign). Follow the white and black signs to your destination.

    From Monticello

    From the square in Monticello, GA travel north on Highway 83 for .8 mile and turn right on Rock Eagle Road (in Jasper county). Continue on Rock Eagle Road for 10.2 miles until you come to a stop sign. Continue straight ahead through the stop sign crossing highway GA-142 and proceed 3 miles to the next stop sign (dead end). Turn right, cross the bridge and take an immediate left on Glades Road and go 5.3 miles until you see Rock Eagle Road (in Putnam County). Turn right on Rock Eagle Road and go .4 mile and turn left. The gate house will be about .2 mile down the hill.

     

    From Augusta and other areas East

    Take I-20 West toward Atlanta. Take Exit 114 (Madison/Eatonton exit) and turn left (south) onto Highway 441/129. Travel about 12 miles until you see a large, rectangular, stone sign on the right which says, "University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Rock Eagle 4-H Center." Turn right and drive about 2.5 miles until you see a smaller version of this stone sign. Turn right. Drive down the hill to the guard house (at the stop sign). Follow the white and black signs to your destination.

    From North Carolina and other areas Northeast

    Take I-85 South towards Atlanta. Exit at Commerce, GA (Highway 441). Follow Highway 441 around Athens and continue south. Cross I-20. About 12 miles south you will see a large, rectangular, stone sign on the right which says, "University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Rock Eagle 4-H Center." Turn right and drive about 2.5 miles until you see a smaller version of this stone sign. Turn right. Drive down the hill to the guard house (at the stop sign). Follow the white and black signs to your destination.

    From Macon and other areas South

    From I-75 take I-16 East. Exit onto Highway 129. Go north towards Gray, GA. Go through Gray and head towards Eatonton. Make a left onto the Eatonton bypass (this is where Highway 129 joins with Highway 441). About nine miles north of Eatonton you will see a large, rectangular, stone sign on the left which says, "University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service, Rock Eagle 4-H Center." Turn left and drive about 2.5 miles until you see a smaller version of this stone sign. Turn right. Drive down the hill to the guard house (at the stop sign). Follow the white and black signs to your destination.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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    Thomas Hilderbrand
    Manager Process Engineering
    Thiele Kaolin Co
    Sandersville GA United States
    (478) 552-3951 EXT 1237
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