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The Infrastructure Group was created in 1990, consolidating the activities of four Met Section technical groups: Engineering Management, Transportation, Environmental Engineering, and Urban Planning.

The mission of Infrastructure Group is:

  • To gather the latest information on the planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of the New York City Metropolitan region's infrastructure subsystems (e.g., electric power and communications, gas and liquid fuels, transportation, water supply, and sewerage).
  • To actively encourage the development of communication channels and foster a dialogue among the engineering community, the construction industry, public and governmental authorities and agencies, as well as the public at-large.
  • To disseminate the latest information to as large an audience as possible and thereby make a tangible contribution towards improving the quality of life in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Infrastructure Group Sponsors

To become a Sponsor contact the Infrastructure Group at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Your generous contributions are highly appreciated and help us to support our activities and scholarship to Civil Engineering students.

Past and Future Activities

The Infrastructure Group has organized a number of conferences and seminars. Proceedings are still available for the seminars held from 2001-2013 at $35 each + $5 shipping. Please contact the Infrastructure Group chair to order.

Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month. Upcoming Infrastructure Group lectures are shown in the calendar on the right side of this page.

Lectures, worth 1.5 PDH each, are held from 6:00-7:30 pm at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY. Refreshments are served from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

A two day seminar worth 10.0 PDH is held for two days during the last week of March from 2:15-9:00 pm on the first day and 2:30-9:00 pm on the second day.

New Members are Welcome

Prospective members from any of the infrastructure specialties and expertise willing to contribute to the group should contact the Infrastructure Group chair.

Future speakers for our lectures and seminars are also encouraged to contact the Infrastructure Group chair with proposed topics and ideas for presentations.

Bridge Assessment Management Beyond the Short Term Print E-mail
20140917_seminar1.jpg The Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Bridge Assessment Management – Beyond the Short Term" on September 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Tariq M. Bashir, PE, Regional Bridge Asset Manager and Design Supervisor of NYSDOT Region 11 presented the guiding principles of New York State Department of Transportation's infrastructure investment and decision making and their application to Bridge Asset Management.
Met Section to Sponsor Seminar Related to Hurricane Sandy Print E-mail
Hurricane Sandy Damage in Staten Island The Met Section Infrastructure Group, along with the ASCE New Jersey Section and NYU-Poly sponsored a seminar: "Impact of Sandy's Storm Surge on NY/NJ Infrastructure" on April 8 and 9, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY. The two-day seminar  included presentations on the storm's impact on different types of infrastructure and potential solutions to reduce the impact of storm surge and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy and similar type hurricanes.
Publications on Hurricane Storm Surge Available Through ASCE Print E-mail
Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the ASCE Library has made available, free of charge, some selected papers on hurricane storm surge and its effect on infrastructure, modeling and research, and lessons learned from previous storms.

These documents include Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City, a collection of 16 papers published by ASCE National into a book (cover shown on right) from the  2009 ASCE Met Section seminar held in Brooklyn, NY sponsored by the Infrastructure Group, Environmental Sciences Section of the New York Academy of Sciences and the NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering.

Formation of New York-Northeast Chapter of EERI Print E-mail
The Infrastructure Group is pleased to announce the formation of the New York-Northeast Chapter of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.

The objective of EERI is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.

A kick-off meeting of this chapter was held on July 26, 2012. Click here for more details of this meeting.

To join or learn more about the organization, visit the EERI Website.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lecture 4
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Annual Seminar
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Annual Seminar
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lecture 5
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Biomechanics of the Human Body and its Joints by Dr William J. Long, M.D., F.RCSC, ISK Institute

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