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Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) - Utilizing Full Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panel Systems Print E-mail
Dr. Rajendra Navalurkar, P.E. (Left) with Infrastructure Group Co-Chair Walter Kulczycki, P.E.
Full depth precast concrete deck panel systems are gaining popularity and their application has been increasing with the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) / Prefabricated Bridge Elements & Systems (PBES).
Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge Print E-mail
On October 22, 2014, the Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge" in Brooklyn, NY.
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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