Presented by Charles (Chuck) Gullakson, PE of CSX
Register HERE by February 16th!
Picture an expanded tunnel, originally built in 1872, running right through southeast Washington, DC carrying double-stack trains. With a 42-month schedule, 20,000 truckloads of soil excavated and 10,000 hours of noise and vibration monitoring completed, the first double- stack train passed through Phase I of the completed tunnel project just before Christmas. The expanded tunnel will allow trains to move freight between key ports, manufacturing centers, and customer markets. It is not just track and tie construction but extensive geotechnical, pile driving and other structural work as well as street deck removal and replacement where required.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm.
WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia
FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10
Charles (Chuck) Gullakson is the Assistant Vice-President – National Gateway for CSX Transportation, and the chief engineer leading a cross functional project team for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Project in Washington, DC.
Chuck joined Chessie System Railroads in 1983 as a draftsman shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has served in a number of engineering positions for Chessie and CSX during his 34-year career in the railroad industry, rising to his current role as the Assistant Vice-President – National Gateway.
While working full-time, Chuck returned to further his education earning an MBA through the University of Florida’s executive program in 2004, and then again earning a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, graduating in December, 2016. Chuck is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois.