Bridging the Mississippi: James B. Eads

February 08, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Syberg's Dorsett
2340 Old Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
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 This program kicks off a series of three presentations commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1983 Mississippi River floods. First presented at CONSTRUCT 2015 in St. Louis, this seminar looks at the relationship of the river to the city, and explains how James Buchanan Eads designed and built an unprecedented structure that assured the city’s economic survival. 

The Eads Bridge pioneered the use of structural steel, its foundations reached record depths through the use of pneumatic caissons, and its cantilevered temporary supports allowed free access to river traffic during the entirety of its construction. Each of these techniques will be explored as an innovative solution to a design problem, and placed in historical context. 1.5 units AIA-CES (LU/HSW)

 George A. Everding, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, had a 40-year career as an architect, specifier, and construction administrator. He taught classes on specifications and building material selection at St. Louis Community College at Meramec and at Washington University School of Architecture.  An active member of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of CSI, he served as chair of the host chapter event planning committee for CONSTRUCT and was co-chair of CSI’s Certification Committee.


5:30-6:00  Registration and Networking
6:00-6:45  Dinner and Announcements
6:45-8:00  Presentation and Q & A

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, programs are offered at no cost for CSI members and only $20 for non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.

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$500.00 February Program Exclusive Sponsor

$250.00 February Program Shared Sponsor

$0.00 Complimentary Ticket for Chapter Members

$20.00 Non-Member Ticket