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President's Message Print E-mail
Albert Pozotrigo
Albert Pozotrigo,
ASCE Met Section
This May 2016 is my final President's Message and I wanted to express my sincere thanks to all the Met Section Technical Groups, to all of our devoted Committees, to The Long Island Branch, to the Lower Hudson Valley Branch and to the Younger Member Forum for all their hard work in making our Section one of the most organized, efficient, well prepared and enthusiastic. All of the events that you sponsored this past year have helped tremendously to our Civil Engineering members, and the service to the public in general has been second to none; you should all be congratulated for your dedication to ASCE.

In the past months of March and April...

In March, two Met Section members—Daniela Zellers and Armen Boyajian—attended ASCE's Annual Leadership Training in Government Relations, (D.C. Fly-In) in Washington, D.C. This event is a great opportunity for our members to meet with our legislators and learn what they actually do for our Civil Engineering society in Congress.

Also, in March, a group of Met Section Board Members went to Albany, NY with a similar mission: ASCE New York State Council arranged a joint drive-in, with the Associated General Contractors Association of NY (AGC-NYS), and other organizations, to hold a Legislative Drive-In in Albany to present to the State Legislators and the public in attendance the 2015 ASCE NYS Infrastructure Report Card. The ASCE presentation was clear and was able to convey to the general public the state and the condition of our Infrastructure in the State of New York and pleaded to continue to meet with our Legislators so that our voices can be heard. Many of us, had appointments with the State Legislators in Albany and we had the opportunity to discuss our 2015 Report Card and express all the concerns we have with respect to this very critical issue in our lives.
Election of 2016-17 Met Section Officers Is Now Underway Print E-mail
Election BallotThe election of 2016-17 Met Section officers is currently underway. Only current ASCE Met Section members in good standing are eligible to vote in the election. You can cast your ballot online; all ballots must be received by May 13, 2016. The candidates' biographical data is presented on the website for your review.
Using Performance Monitoring to Help Manage Risk for Subway Construction Print E-mail
Dr. W. Allen Marr (right) with Geotechnical Group Vice Chair, Frank DiSalvo. Photo by Ming Zhang
"Give me some good data and I'll beat a lawyer any day." – Dr. Allen Marr

Dr. Allen Marr of Geocomp presented the 14th Annual William Barclay Parsons Lecture titled "Using Performance Monitoring to Help Manage Risk for Subway Construction," on April 21, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

Habitat for Humanity 2016 Print E-mail
The ASCE Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee and the ITE Metropolitan Section Younger Members Committee held their second joint volunteer event with the Nassau County Habitat for Humanity Chapter on March 12, 2016.
2016 Legislative Fly-In Print E-mail
Armen Boyajian and Daniela Zellers were among other members from New York State
By: Daniela Zellers, P.E.

Every spring, ASCE brings together 200+ members from across the country for its Legislative Fly-In program in the Washington, DC area. This is an intensive two-day event that provides participants with an inside look at the political process of our senators and representatives on Capitol Hill.

YMF Hosts 15th Annual Executive Forum Print E-mail
New York's infrastructure is the essential system that keeps the state functioning, but includes many assets which are becoming obsolete for future societal needs, as reflected in the 2015 New York State report card. As infrastructure ages, it needs to be upgraded and maintained to work for a community that will use new methods of commuting, new technologies for living, be affected by a changing environment, and be impacted by more extreme forces of nature.
Air Transport Session Discusses FAA Issues & NextGen Technology Print E-mail
Carmine Gallo of FAA (left) and Dennis Yap of DY Consultants (right)
Mr. Carmine Gallo, Regional Administrator for the Eastern Region provided an update on the latest developments related to the NextGen Program and the FAA's position on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). As the FAA Regional Administrator for the Eastern Region, he is responsible for the aeronautical system that encompasses Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The region under his jurisdiction oversees operations at some of the world's busiest airports including: JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Newark International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport.