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December Joint Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE and Buffalo Chapter ASCE Dinner

  • Thursday, December 05, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Rd., Williamsville, New York


  • All Non-Student Registrations
  • For currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited engineering program either residing or studying in Western New York.

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  December Joint Dinner Meeting

Hosted by Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE

in association with the Buffalo Chapter ASCE


Thursday, December 5, 2013




Flight of Five Locks Historic Rehabilitation – 1.5 PDH


Mr. Donald Nims, PE


Director of Quality Assurance and Risk Management at Bergmann Associates, Project Manager for the Flight of Five Project, and Past President of NYS Society of Professional Engineers


Protocol Restaurant

6766 Transit Rd.

Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 632-9556


Cost $32.00/pp



5:30 PM - Cocktails and Registration/Cash Bar

6:00 PM – Dinner

6:45 PM – Speaker

8:15 PM – Conclusion


Dinner Selections:


New York Strip Steak (12oz.)

Horseradish Crusted Atlantic Salmon Filet

Chicken Piccata


Caesar Salad

Potato, Seasonal Vegetables

Rolls, Butter


Coffee or Tea


Register and pay (optional) online at www.erieniagarape.org/events
or call Ed Murphy, PE at 716-380-0687.


Registration and failure to cancel within 48 hours of the event is a commitment to pay.


At the location destined to become the City of Lockport, the Niagara Escarpment, presented Erie Canal engineers with the challenge of ascending what amounted to a 75-foot-high rock cliff. No single lock had been built that could handle that lift. Hence, two side-by-side sets of five locks arranged end-to-end, forming a “flight” were constructed.  Upon completion in 1825, the locks were considered to be an engineering triumph.  By 1910 the southern half of the Flight of Five was replaced by a set of two mechanically-operated locks.  The remaining Flight of Five has since received little maintenance and has fallen into disrepair.  In 1975, the Flight of Five was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This session will discuss recommendations for repairs that would restore the Flight of Five to working order with new wooden gates and balance beams as the most prominent features.

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