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COPRI Met Section Chapter Takes Home Honors in Cardboard Kayak Race Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers
Above, from left to right: Scott Maul, Jessica Galbo, Raj Chinthamani, Andrew Cairns, Andrew Keane, Kelvin Reay, and Damon Jericho
On July 16, 2016 the COPRI Metropolitan Section Chapter participated in the Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day cardboard kayak race on Governors Island in New York City. The Waterfront Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy group that works to protect, transform, and revitalize the New York harbor and waterfront. The COPRI Metropolitan Section has worked with the Waterfront Alliance in promoting these issues and continues to support their activities.
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YMC Runs in Charity 5K Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
The ASCE Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee ran a 5K in Floral Park to support the Hance Family Foundation's Annual Beautiful Me K5 Run/Walk. Members were able to join the LIB YMC team and show their support by running the course. Everyone had a great time including those who walked! It was a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the nice weather. After the race the team enjoyed some refreshments and snacks. Thanks to all the participants for coming out and breaking a sweat!
 
YMF Holds Picnic Networking Event Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted a picnic networking event on June 10th at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. Attendees included young professionals from different construction backgrounds including structural, geotechnical, civil, environmental, marine, and landscape architecture. The weather and setting were ideal for a Friday evening picnic as the group stayed to watch the sunset by the water. The YMF also provided a variety of food, snacks, and drinks.
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YMF Site Tour to Bayonne Bridge Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Bayonne Bridge On May 19, 2016 the ASCE Metropolitan Section Younger Member Forum went on a site tour of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey determined the need for this project in order to allow larger ships to make it to the Ports of Newark and Elizabeth, one of the largest shipping ports in the country. The bridge will be raised from 151 to 215 feet above the water.
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COPRI Met Section Chapter Holds Lecture on USCG New York Harbor Vessel Operations Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers
Greg Hitchen discusses the raising of the Bayonne Bridge at the May 11 lecture.
On May 11, 2016, the Met Section Chapter of COPRI held its fourth and final lecture for the 2015 - 2016 Lecture Series at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Greg Hitchen of the U.S. Coast Guard and was titled "New York Harbor Vessel Operations."
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40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Left to right: Jane Raba, Sean Lee, Jamie Furey, Frank DiSalvo, Dr. Robert Holtz, Jared Green, Jamie Rodger, Peter Madarasz, Ming Zhang. Photo taken by Nidal AbiSaab
The G-I Chapter of New York City did it again! On May 12th, nearly 200 geotechnical professionals from the Tri-state area attended the 40th Annual Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Seminar held at Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York. This year's seminar was entitled, "Geotechnical Aspects of Safeguarding Infrastructure: Applying Risk Management to Build Resiliency".
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