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President's Message Print E-mail
Albert Pozotrigo
Albert Pozotrigo,
President,
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.
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YMF Holds Picnic Networking Event Print E-mail
The YMF hosted a picnic networking event on June 10th at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Attendees included young professionals from different construction backgrounds including structural, geotechnical, civil, environmental, marine, and landscape architecture. The weather and setting were ideal for a Friday evening picnic as the group stayed to watch the sunset by the water. The YMF also provided a variety of food, snacks, and drinks.
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YMF Site Tour to Bayonne Bridge Print E-mail
Bayonne Bridge On May 19, 2016 the ASCE Metropolitan Section Younger Member Forum went on a site tour of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey determined the need for this project in order to allow larger ships to make it to the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth, one of the largest shipping ports in the country. The bridge will be raised from 151 to 215 feet above the water.
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COPRI Met Section Chapter Holds Lecture on USCG New York Harbor Vessel Operations Print E-mail
Greg Hitchen discusses the raising of the Bayonne Bridge at the May 11 lecture.
On May 11, 2016, the Met Section Chapter of COPRI held its fourth and final lecture for the 2015 - 2016 Lecture Series at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Greg Hitchen of the U.S. Coast Guard and was titled "New York Harbor Vessel Operations."
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40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar Print E-mail
Left to right: Jane Raba, Sean Lee, Jamie Furey, Frank DiSalvo, Dr. Robert Holtz, Jared Green, Jamie Rodger, Peter Madarasz, Ming Zhang. Photo taken by Nidal AbiSaab
The G-I Chapter of New York City did it again! On May 12th, nearly 200 geotechnical professionals from the Tri-state area attended the 40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar held at Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. This year's seminar was entitled, "Geotechnical Aspects of Safeguarding Infrastructure: Applying Risk Management to Build Resiliency".
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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.
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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.

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