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The objective of the Metropolitan Section Structures Group is to advance the science, the practice, and the profession of structural engineering. To achieve this objective, the Structures Group provides the local community of bridge and building engineers and construction professionals with a forum to discuss the current issues affecting the practice.

Each year, the Structures Group organizes technical lectures and the Seminar Series to provide opportunities for continued education and inform the engineering community of the state-of-the-art in the profession. Additionally, the Structures Group recognizes excellence in the profession of structural engineering by making recommendations to the ASCE Met Section Board of Directors for the Homer Gage Balcom Award and the Roebling Award.

Structures Group Sponsors

The Structures Group wishes to thank the following companies for their sponsorship. Their generous contributions make it possible for the Group to host our free technical lectures and the Seminar Series.

  • Jacobs
  • Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineering
  • HDR
  • HNTB
  • JUNMA Engineering PLLC
  • Parsons
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • URS Corporation

Meetings & Membership

The Structures Group has openings for new members. Please contact the group chair for information about the Group and about upcoming meetings. Meetings are generally held the second Thursday of each month at the offices of Parsons, 100 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Please confirm your attendance with the group chair.

2015 Structures Group Spring Seminar Print E-mail
Past Chair Robert LaMagna, PE and Paul van Hagen, PE
The 2015 ASCE Structures Met Section Spring Seminar Series took place on May 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th, at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center. The event was a success with an average turnout of 90 audience members per night. The presentations included:

Challenges and Solutions: Rt 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River Print E-mail
Pictured from right to left: Lynne Baumann, P.E., Leonardo Giraldo, P.E., Kathryn Conlon, P.E.
On March 25, 2015, the ASCE Met Section Structures Group hosted a lecture on the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge over the Hackensack River. Lynne Baumann and Leonardo Giraldo from Jacobs Engineering gave a presentation on the replacement of the aging link between Kearny and Jersey City.
Marmaray Bosphorus Immersed Tube Tunnel: Linking Two Continents, Engineering and Archeology Print E-mail
Pictured from left to right: Aram Setian, Vahan Tanal P.E., Kathryn Conlon P.E. and Eric Basu P.E.
On January 28, 2015, a partnership between the ASCE Met Section's Structures and International Groups hosted the third technical lecture on the Marmaray Bosphorus Immersed Tube Tunnel, as presented by Mr. Vahan Tanal, P.E., president of Vahan Tanal Consulting, Inc.
American Tobacco Trail Bridge: Design and Construction Print E-mail
Mr. Joe Tse P.E. presenting on the ATT Bridge
On Wednesday December 3, 2014, the ASCE Met Section Structures Group hosted a technical lecture on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) Bridge presented by Mr. Joe Tse, P.E., Senior Engineering Manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. This hybrid stressed ribbon pedestrian bridge is part of the ATT, which is a 22 mile rails-to-trails project situated in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stability and Service Considerations for Steel Bridge Orthotropic Deck Panels
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Floating Jointless Deck for the Suspended Spans on the Walt Whitman Bridge
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
4:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day 1
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
4:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day 2
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
4:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day 3
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
4:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day 4

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