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Dinner Meeting May 17, 2018 - Flowing Water Longwood Gardens Main Fountain

May 17, 2018

Please join us for an evening at Longwood Gardens to view the renovated main fountain.  The massive renovation and restoration of the five acre, central, open-air fountain including 9,000 cubic yards of concrete, 1,400 linear feet of tunnels, and five miles of fountain pipes.

This event is open to all EPDACI members and guests, but there is a limit of 60 people.  Please make your reservations early.

Please note, traffic will be heavy, leave early so you do not miss any of this great event.

Longwood Gardens
The Founders Room
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19346

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Arrive and view the Gardens - 5:00 PM
(Garden admission ticket will be given out at front gate.)
Dinner - 6:30 PM

Project Manager Panel Discussion - 7:30 PM
Brian Wentz - Keast & Hood
Tony Ingram -  Bancroft
Penny Person -  Longwood Gardens

Light Show - 9:30 PM

Penny Person serves as Longwood Garden’s Director of Construction Management where she provides oversight of Longwood’s construction projects from inception through project close-out.  In this role she collaborates with Longwood stakeholders and the design and construction management team.  Prior to joining Longwood, Penny was at the University of Delaware in Facilities Planning & Construction where she worked for 19 years managing a variety of projects from small scale to major capital projects.  Penny holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management.  Additionally she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

As a Project Manager with Bancroft and an integral part of the Main Fountain Garden Revitalization team, Tony Ingram was responsible for the Structure and Site of the Project.  He worked closely with Keast and Hood and trade contractors in coordinating the details, schedule, and installation of this work.  Tony has been involved in the management of multiple projects at Longwood Gardens over the past 5 years as well as with other large concrete projects including a patient tower addition to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC.   Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from North Carolina State University. 

Brian D. Wentz, PE, CDT, was appointed to the board of directors of the Association for Preservation Technology International. Wentz is one of five one-year term appointments made by the president of APTI and approved by the board of directors. The appointment was announced October 15 at the Association’s 40th Anniversary Conference in Montreal. Wentz will serve until November 2009. He was also named Co-Chair of the Chapters Committee.

Wentz’s preservation experience has ranged from façade restorations to massive structural interventions within historic structures. His commitment to preservation has been demonstrated both by his work and his involvement on the APT Delaware Valley Chapter Board for the past six years.

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