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Met Section Hosts Technical Tours During ASCE National Conference Print E-mail
Met Section
Kosciuszko Bridge construction site tour attendees

From October 10-14, 2015 ASCE Metropolitan Section had the privilege of hosting the National Convention, bringing members from across the globe to New York City for this flagship event. As part of the convention, the Met Section organized a series of technical tours showcasing local engineering history and accomplishments, featuring both completed projects and projects currently under construction. The tours served as a major attraction for the convention and were enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

COPRI Chapter Kicks off 2015-2016 at Second Annual "On the Waterfront" Social Print E-mail
Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers
View south along the Hudson from Pier 66 Maritime
On September 23, 2015, the Met Section Chapter of COPRI held its second annual fall social event at Pier 66 Maritime on the Hudson River in Manhattan. The social kicked off the new year and the chapter's lecture series. The event was well attended by over 40 local professionals engaged in the Met Section COPRI chapter. The venue was especially comfortable for this group of coastal, port, ocean and river engineers who felt right at home on the water.
Construction Group Hosts Two Technical Lectures Print E-mail
Construction Group
November's Technical Lectures focused on two of the most talked about projects in the metropolitan area, the re-decking of the Bayonne Bridge and the construction of the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
LIB YMC Holds PE Information Session Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee hosted a PE Information Session at Hofstra University. The information session was a panel of four Professional Engineers, YanLiang Huang , P.E. (Hirani Engineering and Land Surveying), James Causarano, P.E. (D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.), Joseph Pasaturo, P.E. (AVT Engineering PLLC), and Thomas Petracca, P.E. (Petracca Design and Engineering, P.C.)
2015-2016 Graduate Scholarship - Geotechnical Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
The American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section – Geotechnical Group (ASCE Met Section – Geotech Group) will award at least one scholarship to a graduate student studying geotechnical engineering at a university within the New York City Metropolitan Area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx). At least one scholarship will provide a stipend of $3,000 to be used during the student's graduate studies at one of the Engineering Schools the New York City Metropolitan Area. Only students having been accepted into or currently matriculated in a graduate geotechnical engineering program by June 2015 are eligible for the scholarship.

Applications must be accompanied by a certified transcript and received at the ASCE Met Section – Geotech Group by December 11, 2015. The application is attached herein.

For more details, please refer to the pdf Application Packet.

Conceptual Thinking and the Design of Tall Buildings and Foundations Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Bill Baker (left) with Geotechnical Group Chair, Jared Green. Photo by Sean Lee
Only Bill Baker of Skidmore Owings & Merrill could describe the world's tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa, as a "buttressed core". Mr. Baker presented the William H. Mueser and Phillip C. Rutledge 2015 Memorial Lecture titled "Conceptual Thinking and the Design of Tall Buildings and Foundations" on November 18, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
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