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World Trade Center On September 25, 2010, younger members from the Met Section had the opportunity to participate in the Construction Institute National Young Executive Forum, which was held in New York City on the campus of Cooper Union. Drawing more than a hundred participants from across the country, the forum was a great opportunity to meet new engineers and to learn from some of the construction industry's most accomplished professionals.

The highlight of the morning session was the Meet the Leaders Panel, featuring four distinguished engineers from both the public and private sectors who were eager to share their experiences and insights. Following a moderated discussion in the Rose Auditorium in the new building at 41 Cooper Square, the leaders broke out into smaller sessions where participants were able to introduce themselves and ask questions in a collegial setting.

After making new connections over a complimentary lunch, the forum attendees made their way to Lower Manhattan to see one of the most anticipated construction projects in the United States. In addition to offering attendees to participate in a guided tour of the World Trade Center project site, the event also offered concurrent technical sessions held on career development, construction quality management and inspection, and the PE Exam .

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