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ASCE Offering Free On-Demand Webinars to Members in 2014 Print E-mail
Met Section
ASCE Member Benefits In 2014, ASCE is providing an exclusive benefit to its members by allowing them to earn up to 5 PDHs for free!

Continuing education courses are on-demand webinars that can be taken at your convenience. Members can create their own customized continuing education program by choosing from over 60 different courses covering topics including:

  • Environmental;
  • Geotechnical;
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources;
  • Management and Practice;
  • Structural; and
  • Transportation.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the ASCE website to see the list of eligible courses and start earning your PDHs! Webinars must be completed by December 31st.
 
Geotech Perspective on Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Hashash (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair Nidal AbiSaab. Photo by Anthony Crincoli
Dr. Youssef Hashash delivered a lecture on "Geotechnical Engineering Perspective on Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy" on December 4, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
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2014 Call for Topics Print E-mail
Structures Group
Each year, the Structures Group sponsors several technical lectures and the Spring Seminar Series. These lectures and seminar provide a forum for engineers and educators to present and discuss notable projects or topics of research and development. We would appreciate your suggestions for future talks.

  • Has your company worked on an exciting project recently?
  • Are you involved in some interesting research?
  • Have you implemented some new technology?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ammar Zalt
ASCE Met Section Structures Group Chair
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First Young Professionals Technical Series Lecture Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On November 14, 2013, engineers assembled for an intriguing structural engineering presentation by young professionals of Robert Silman Associates. The technical presentation marked the first lecture of the Young Professionals Technical Series. Three projects were presented by Graham Seward, Karen Miller, Justin Den Herder and Tony Struck. Graham discussed a residential townhouse renovation in Manhattan, Karen presented the complexities of the design and construction aspects of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovation, while Justin and Tony depicted the complicated design challenges for the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute of Contemporary Art, a Steven Holl project.

The technical lecture was a mutual benefit in which the young professionals articulated their presentations and the audience learned of the challenging obstacles each young professional faced in their respective project. The audience critiqued and provided feedback about the presentations. Attendees spoke highly of the evening.

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Application of Finite Element Methods in Design, Construction and Forensic Engineering Print E-mail
Structures Group
On December 9, 2013, Dr. Ayman Shama, P.E. of H&H discussed the application of Finite Element Methods (FEM) in design, construction and forensic engineering. He provided a brief explanation of this method and discussed significant issues such as the use of different types of elements and their adequacy for analysis. He presented different case studies of various building and bridge projects that cover structural, geotechnical and fluid mechanics for wind analysis.
 
ASCE's Annual Conference Returns to NYC in 2015 Print E-mail
Met Section
It's not too early to start marking your calendars for 2015! ASCE's Annual Civil Engineering Conference will return to New York City for the first time since 1992. The conference is scheduled to be held on October 11-14, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
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