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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.
Cost Effective Management of Oil Spill Risk Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
On November 19, 2015, the Forensic Engineering Group jointly sponsored a presentation with the Tau Beta Pi NYC Alumni Chapter of the National Engineering Honor Society on Cost Effective Management of Oil Spill Risk.

Mr. Frederick E. Schuepfer, Senior Scientist with ConEdison of New York discussed the the early uses for oil, such as medicine and lighting. He asked if we saw the gut-wrenching, blood-pumping dramas made about the labor, hardships and rewards in the process of drilling for oil.

Discussing previous oil spills, he noted that there were huge environmental impacts on fish and dolphins, but also contaminated drinking water, area tourism and local businesses. Mr. Schuepter's main point was that oil spills happen because people are purposefully negligent, but that the right thing to do is to follow safety procedures and develop emergency situation plans.

The Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
On November 19, 2015, the Forensic Engineering Group hosted a lecture on Learning from the Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand; the lecture was co-sponsored by the STRAAM Corporation.

The moderator for the event was Dr. Alan P. Jeary, Chief Technology Officer of STRAAM Corporation. Dr. Jeary has years of professional engineering experience in the specialty area of structural monitoring of structures. He is the Foundation Professor of Construction and Building Science at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He also has prior experience in other academic institutions, the Building Research Establishment and the Central Electricity Research Laboratories. Dr. Jeary has lectured worldwide on the overall behavior of structures.

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