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Structures Group Print E-mail
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.

Load Testing of Historic Structures: Notre Dame Stadium Print E-mail


On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Filippo Masetti, P.E., of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. presented his research work on load testing of historic structures. He presented various types of wooden, masonry, and concrete structures including the historic stadium at Notre Dame University.

2014-15 Call for Topics Print E-mail
Each year, the Structures Group sponsors several technical lectures and the Spring Seminar Series. These lectures and seminar provide a forum for engineers and educators to present and discuss notable projects or topics of research and development. We would appreciate your suggestions for future talks.

  • Has your company worked on an exciting project recently?
  • Are you involved in some interesting research?
  • Have you implemented some new technology?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kathryn A. Conlon, P.E.
ASCE Met Section Structures Group Chair
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Application of Finite Element Methods in Design, Construction and Forensic Engineering Print E-mail
On December 9, 2013, Dr. Ayman Shama, P.E. of H&H discussed the application of Finite Element Methods (FEM) in design, construction and forensic engineering. He provided a brief explanation of this method and discussed significant issues such as the use of different types of elements and their adequacy for analysis. He presented different case studies of various building and bridge projects that cover structural, geotechnical and fluid mechanics for wind analysis.
Common Problems, Uncommon Solution: Column Replacement with Drilled Shafts Print E-mail
On November 11, 2013, Huseyin Kopkalli, P.E. of Parsons explained the challenges faced while fixing the columns of bridge spanning the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway from West 179th Street to Dyckman Street.
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day #1
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day #2
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day #3
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Structures Group Spring Seminar Day #4

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