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ASCE Rochester: Dinner Meeting on Panama Canal Expansion Project

  • Hilton Garden Inn (Eggleston Ballroom) 155 East Main Street Rochester, NY, 14604 United States (map)


The Third Set of Locks is the main portion of the $5.4 billion Panama Canal expansion. The project will result in more than doubling the capacity of the Panama Canal. The project incorporates the largest rolling lock gates in the world and more than six and one half million cubic yards of concrete, more than double that contained in the Hoover Dam.

Fall Line Testing & Inspection provided the Construction Quality Control for both the Atlantic and Pacific Locks including concrete, aggregates, cement, and soils. They maintained two full service laboratories which independently obtained ISO 17025 accreditation. Come to our dinner meeting to learn about the history, purpose, goals, and challenges of the Panama Canal expansion project.

Jim Nehez, P.E., M.ASCE, Project Manager, Third Set of Locks, Vice President, Fall Line Testing & Inspection has 39 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and materials testing, including roadways, bridges, commercial, industrial and energy projects. He has been living/working in Panama on the Panama Canal Expansion Project since 2011.


6:00pm-7:00pm – Cash bar
7:00pm-8:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm-8:30pm – Presentation


ASCE Members – $35
Non-Members – $50
Students – $10


RSVP to Erin McCormick by email ( or by phone (585-354-2488) by October 14th.

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