The Atlanta Metro Chapter meetings of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers are open to engineering professionals, students, and other interested members of the public. They are held monthly, September through June, on the second Monday of each month. The meetings start with networking at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the speaker.
January Monthly Meeting
Atlanta Metro Chapter
Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Location: Piccadilly Cafeteria, Northlake
Presentation: Hand in Glove; Engineering and Professional Geology
Speaker: Mike Fisher, P.G., CEP, Project Director, SCS Engineers
We small humans go about our lives oblivious to what is beneath the surface of this globe we walk on, drive on and build on. The geologic structures below hold hidden resources and sometimes unknown dangers. Stable buildings and roadways require stable sub-surface formations. Abandoned mines can be the source of surface subsidence even miles away. Fluctuating water tables and caverns can cause neighborhood-swallowing-sink holes. Extracting minerals or petroleum must take into account the processing of newly exposed toxic materials. Understanding the subterranean structure and characteristics is key to building large structures, safely extracting mineral assets, suppling drinking water, and remediating and controlling environmental hazards. Professional Engineers and Professional Geologists often work hand in glove, combining their shared dedication to public safety and respective expertise to solve complex problems.
Mr. Mike Fisher, P.G., CEP, Project Director with SCS Engineers, will discuss The Professional Practices; Intersection of Geology and Engineering. The presentation will discuss the practice of professional geology, the commonalities of registration, and examples of shared projects. “It is imperative that we integrate our respective knowledge and experience to achieve the common goals of the practices of professional engineering and geology, ensuring the safety of the public and private sector impacted by our work” Mr. Fischer said. Currently registered Professional Engineers, those engineers aspiring to become PEs, and others engaged in engineering would benefit from the presentation. Members of the general public are also welcomed to learn about technology, engineering, and public welfare.
Mike Fisher is a Project Director for Environmental Sciences in the Atlanta SCS Engineers office. As a Project Director, he provides senior review of project deliverables; technical, contractual, and administrative support to the Project Managers; assistance with planning and development of proposal budgets; and emphasizes sound engineering/scientific and technical quality satisfaction while acting as a liaison to promote client success. Mike is a registered Professional Geologist in three states and is a Board-Certified Environmental Professional (emeritus). In his 30-year of environmental consulting career he has worked on client projects in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, the Bahamas and South America. He has managed, planned, and executed numerous projects involving due diligence, contamination/site assessments, and remedial/corrective actions that required routine preparation of Health & Safety Plans, Contamination Assessment Plans, Quality Assurance Project Plans, Contamination/Site Assessment Reports , Remedial Action Plans, Remedial Action Status, and Monitoring reports. Mike has managed and conducted compliance audits for marine facilities, commercial, and industrial facilities and managed, prepared or participated in marine facilities, landfill, water-use, industrial wastewater, and environmental resource permitting. He has also retained a Florida Water Well Contractor license for almost 25 years. He received a BS in Geology from University of New Hampshire in 1979 and MEA (Masters Environmental Assessment) from North Carolina State University in 2016.
SCS is an employee-owned environmental consulting and construction firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. SCS is a full service provider; studying challenges and designing solutions, remediate, build and operate environmental and energy projects and systems, and monitor a wide range of environmental control systems. SCS’s core capabilities are: solid and hazardous waste management, landfill gas, site remediation, renewable energy, and regulatory compliance for air, water, and soil. As technologies continue to evolve, SCS evolves and remains at the forefront applying new processes and technologies to improve environmental compliance, reduce project risk, and provide clients the ability to foresee and adapt business to environmental, social, economic and regulatory change. Continuous improvement, in-the-field experience, and deep involvement in the industries served help SCS deliver smart and simple solutions that work..
About The Meeting
The January 14th meeting will be at The North Lake / Tucker area Piccadilly Cafeteria, 2000 Crescent Centre Blvd., Tucker, Ga. 30084. Many engineers enjoy the presentations as well as earn a required Professional Development Hour. The meetings start with networking at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 and followed by the speaker. RSVP to Ken Quintana at 770-827-8627, or email@example.com with GSPE RSVP in subject line or through www.meetup.com/Georgia-Society-of-Professional-Engineer is appreciated.