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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 at Manhattan, New York. This year's seminar was entitled, "Geotechnical Aspects of Safeguarding Infrastructure: Applying Risk Management to Build Resiliency".
Election of 2016-17 Younger Member Forum Officers Is Now Underway Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Election BallotThe election of 2016-17 Younger Member Forum Officers is currently underway. Only current ASCE Met Section younger members (35 years of age or younger) in good standing are eligible to vote in the election. You can cast your ballot online; all ballots must be received by May 31, 2016. The nominated candidates' biographical data is presented on the website for your review.
YMF Goes Bowling Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted a bowling networking event on April 14th, 2016 at Lucky Strike Manhattan in Hell's Kitchen. Two lanes and a pool table were reserved for attendees to enjoy during the venue's happy hour.

A mix of students and young professionals attended this all ages event, which provided for great networking opportunities for all.
YMF Holds Pizza Party & Info Session Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The YMF hosted our second annual Pizza Party and information session on April 21st, 2016 at One Penn Plaza. ASCE National encourages this event by providing a shipment of materials, including plates, napkins, flyers, brochures, pens, and magazines, so that students and professionals can learn more about the benefits of joining the YMF. This event is geared mostly towards young professionals who are not in the YMF, and for graduating seniors from universities in the area.

Pizza, cookies, and beverages were provided for the students to enjoy while they looked through and took brochures while mostly informal discussion took place. Some of the topics that were discussed included: post-graduation life, the events that the ASCE YMF holds, the structure of the executive board and meetings.
Using Performance Monitoring to Help Manage Risk for Subway Construction Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. W. Allen Marr (right) with Geotechnical Group Vice Chair, Frank DiSalvo. Photo by Ming Zhang
"Give me some good data and I'll beat a lawyer any day." – Dr. Allen Marr

Dr. Allen Marr of Geocomp presented the 14th Annual William Barclay Parsons Lecture titled "Using Performance Monitoring to Help Manage Risk for Subway Construction," on April 21, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

COPRI Met Section Chapter Conducts Lecture on PANYNJ Capital Plan Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers

The COPRI ASCE Met Section Chapter presented the third lecture for the 2015 – 2016 Lecture Series on March 9, 2016 at Pfizer Auditorium, NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Mr. Vinny Antes, P.E., the Assistant Director of Port Commerce for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, delivered the lecture, titled "The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: Port Commerce Capital Program for 2016."

Mr. Antes provided an overview of how the Port Authority's $3.7 billion capital plan is developed. He then briefed the audience about each of the port commerce projects funded for this fiscal year ($175 million worth) and explained how several engineering fields must come together to execute these projects – touching on the traffic planning, civil, geotechnical and marine structural aspects among others.

The lecture was well-attended and was opened with a short presentation from Trevcon Construction, who sponsored the evening's program.

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