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Tunneling in a Urbanizing World Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Met Section Geotechnical Group Vice Chair, John R. Grillo (left) with Tom Peyton, Picture by Ming Zhang. 
Tom Peyton, P.E. delivered the 12th Annual William Barclay Parsons Lecture on the topic of "Tunneling in an Urbanizing World" on March 13, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. In his talk, Mr. Peyton discussed the construction management issues facing underground projects in urban areas with a focus on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway Project in New York City.
LIB Holds 3rd Annual Green Day with Nassau Community College Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
green_day_3_-01.jpg Wednesday, March 5, 2014 saw Nassau Community College, Engineering, Physics, Technology Department, in association with the American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section, Long Island Branch present the third annual "Green Day" event which was held on the NCC campus.
YMF Celebrates National Engineers Week with Kids Day Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Murray Hill Academy students work diligently to build a sound structure.
On February 17, 2014, the ASCE Metropolitan Section hosted Kids Day, a one-day fun-filled event, at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens in celebration of National Engineers Week. Hundreds of children and their parents came to learn and perform hands-on activities focusing on engineering. The participating kids left with goody bags filled with stickers, bookmarks, pencils, and the creations they made during the event.
Civil Engineer Speaks to Students at Long Island High School Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
Civil engineer Julio Williams recently met with Commack High School students to lecture about engineering. In the photo shown, he discusses an example from a now completed bridge widening project on Long Island. During his presentation, he related learning in the classroom to civil engineering design and construction.
New Building Foundations and Property Line Construction Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
On February 19, 2014, Tim Lynch from the Department of Buildings and Gregory Biesiadecki of Langan, presented a seminar to approximately 70 of our ASCE Met Section colleagues. The seminar was focused on the complexities of performing excavation work within NYC's dense urban environment.
NYC Regional Future City Winning Team Goes to National Finals Print E-mail
Future City Competition
The winning team from the Future City Regional Competition spent Engineer's Week at our nation's capital competing in the National level against the winning teams from around the United States. The New York City team won a specialty award for Most Holistic Approach presented by CH2M HILL Foundation.
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