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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.
The Use of Forensic Engineering on Major Disasters Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
Mr. Nachtmann presented multiple examples of disaster damaged facilities.
On January 30, 2014, the Metropolitan Section's Forensic Group hosted its monthly lecture entitled "The Use of Forensic Engineering on Major Disasters." The speaker was Ed Nachtmann, PE, SE of Dewberry Consultants, LLC. The presentation was based on his 24 years of experience working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a Dewberry Technical Assistance Contract.
Victor Donald Speaks on Ethics and Geotechnical Engineering Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Victor Donald (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair Nidal AbiSaab. Photo by Ming Zhang
Victor Donald, P.E. delivered the 39th Martin S. Kapp Lecture on "The GeoProfessional Paradox - A Question of Ethics?" on January 23, 2014 at Stout NYC. In his talk, Mr. Donald discussed the paradox of the term "geoprofessional" in an industry of increasing commoditization.
Grand Central Terminal Historical Exhibit Goes Online Print E-mail
History & Heritage Committee
The New York Transit Museum's "Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal" exhibit that debuted in Vanderbilt Hall in February 2013 as part of the Terminal's Centennial will now be permanently displayed online at This multimedia exhibit includes historical photos, drawings, videos, fun facts, and a section devoted to engineering. Grand Central Terminal was dedicated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2013.
Technical Presentations at Domenico's in Levittown Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
The Long Island Branch holds multiple PDH accredited presentations at Domenico's Pizzeria in Levittown over the course of the year. Civil engineers come from Nassau and Suffolk counties to listen about interesting topics while learning about their profession and enjoying pizza. If this sounds interesting, you should attend an upcoming lecture. The next presentations will be held on March 6th and March 20th.
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