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CCNY Hosts Lecture on Panama Canal Expansion Project Print E-mail
Met Section
One of the 16 steel gates being installed in the new third lane locks. On average these gates weigh 3,100 tons. The largest measures 187' x 105' x 33'.
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the American Society of Civil Engineers held its 2014 Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama. ASCE Metropolitan Section member Ed Nachtmann PE, SE, M.ASCE attended the conference and graciously accepted an invitation from the City College of New York to provide a special lecture at the Grove School of Engineering on some of the technical information presented at the conference in Panama.
Turning Disaster into Knowledge Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Prof. Jonathan Bray (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair, John Grillo. Photo by Sean Lee
Prof. Jonathan Bray, delivered the 2014 William H. Mueser and Philip C. Rutledge Lecture on the topic of "Turning Disaster into Knowledge" on November 13, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
2014 Fall YMF Technical Lecture Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, representatives from Langan Engineering, a firm well known for their geotechnical specialty, presented to fellow young professionals. Vijay Veluchamy lectured about the Ajyad Hotel and Hospital: Bridging over a Tunnel in the Heart of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Professional Engineers Seth Martin, Samuel Singer, and Ryan Lambert also gave a presentation about the Redevelopment of the former St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. The technical lectures were followed by a happy hour at Stitch.

The YMF's Technical Lecture Series seeks presentations in all areas of civil engineering such as structural, geotechnical, water resources, construction, environmental, and transportation. Presenters and attendees benefit greatly from this event in that attendees learn about recent projects that are presented and the speakers receive a critique of their presentation from attendees. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email with a proposed topic to our Technical Chair, Jessica Wang, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Long Island Branch YMC Hosts PE Info Session at Hofstra Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee hosted a PE Information Session at Hofstra University. The presentation was panel style with three Professional Engineers who passed the exam within the last two years.
Load Testing of Historic Structures: Notre Dame Stadium Print E-mail
Structures Group


On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Filippo Masetti, P.E., of Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. presented his research work on load testing of historic structures. He presented various types of wooden, masonry, and concrete structures including the historic stadium at Notre Dame University.

COPRI Chapter Celebrates Inaugural Year Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers
COPRI Met Section Chapter Members enjoying the "On the Waterfront" Social on at Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill
On September 16, 2014, the Met Section Chapter of COPRI held a social event at Pier 66 Maritime on the Hudson River in Manhattan to celebrate its inaugural year and the start of the new lecture season. It was a well-attended evening with the theme "On the Waterfront".
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