Chapter – Cobb



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Chapter President                                                                 Chapter Treasurer
Patrick Evans, PE, CCP, PMP                                                  Buford H. Evans Jr, PE

Chapter Secretary                                                                  State Director
vacant                                                                                            Earl A. Ferguson, PE

COBB CHAPTER MEETING, October 11, 2017

Subject:  Mercedes Benz Stadium: Project Design and Delivery
Speaker: Richard Saunders, P.E


The presentation will provide an overview of the design and delivery of the Mercedes Benz Stadium project. The presentation will review the major components of the design that make this an innovative and state-of-the-art stadium.  The presentation will also discuss construction management, project delivery, and challenges encountered during the delivery of this one-of-a-kind facility.   Architectural Digest said Mercedes-Benz Stadium will not only seat 71,000 football fans, but it will do so in one of the most beautifully designed stadiums on the planet. 

The Speaker will be Richard Saunders, P.E., S.E.   Richard Saunders is an Associate and Senior Structural Engineer with HOK’s Atlanta office.  (HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm) Saunders has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Richard is a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia and 5 other states and a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and Hawaii.  His experience covers the design and management of a wide range of structural projects related to sports facilities, aviation projects, and corporate developments.  For the Mercedes Benz Stadium project, his role included project management and construction administration, as well as the design and implementation of the structural support for the video halo system.

This meeting is open to all GSPE members as well as to interested friends and associates.

Place:  Piccadilly Cafeteria, 536 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, GA.
Time:  Dinner at 6:00 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm

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