The Lower Battery Seawall Repair Project is one of the City’s immediate priorities. About $23 million has already been budgeted for it since 2014. Jacob Lindsey, City Planning Director, will provide background on the project, and update on what’s happening. “The crumbling battery wall along a mile of Murray Boulevard was built a century ago and has weathered several major floods and severe storms, including the devastating Hurricane Hugo in 1989. [The Lower Battery Seawall Repair Project] is the first repair project for a seawall that is not failing — but one that has failed. Weather conditions continue to worsen: In the 1960s, the city had about four days of tidal flooding but experienced a record 50 flooding days in 2017. With the sea level expected to rise 2½ feet over the coming century, experts say coastal cities must begin the costly and time-consuming work of making their infrastructure more resilient.” (from the Post and Courier, 1/1/18)This course provides 1.0 AIA Learning Unit.This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the status of the project and the future plans for it. And, as always, meet fellow members of the Lowcountry architectural, engineering, and construction community, and nosh on some fantastic food!5:30 pm: Networking + Nosh6:00 pm: Program startsCost: Free for Charleston CSI Chapter members; $20 for nonmembersIf you know any coworkers or colleagues who might be interested, please forward this information on to them!If you would like to print a flyer to post at your office, or another location, one is downloadable from the Charleston CSI library on this website, in the 2018-2019 Program Information folder.
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