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DPW Commissioners Speak at Transportation Luncheon Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
The Long Island Branch held its Annual Transportation Luncheon on Friday, December 6th at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park. The event featured a reception and three course luncheon with presentations by Nassau County DPW Commissioner Shila Shah-Gavnoudias, P.E. and Suffolk County DPW Commissioner Gil Anderson, P.E.
Common Problems, Uncommon Solution: Column Replacement with Drilled Shafts Print E-mail
Structures Group
On November 11, 2013, Huseyin Kopkalli, P.E. of Parsons explained the challenges faced while fixing the columns of bridge spanning the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway from West 179th Street to Dyckman Street.
WTC 4 Project Manager Named New Face of Civil Engineering Print E-mail
Met Section
Tyler Troast, P.E., M.ASCE, a 27-year-old project manager at Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, was recently named as one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering by ASCE. The New Faces recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their contribution to and impact on society. Troast will be recognized for this honor at ASCE's annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala on March 20, 2014, in Arlington, VA.

A member of the ASCE New Jersey Section, Troast joined Tishman Construction as an assistant superintendent in 2008 working on the foundations of 4 World Trade Center (WTC). He was then promoted to project manager on 4 WTC. In this role he is responsible for managing the steel and concrete contractors, supervising daily construction activities, and finding solutions to on-site field conditions. As construction on 4 WTC draws to a close, Tyler has begun transitioning over to fill a similar role in the construction of 3 WTC, another iconic building on the site.

Andrew Herrmann to Appear on "Dan Rather Reports" Print E-mail
Met Section
ASCE National Past President Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, a Principal of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP and a Past President of the ASCE Met Section, will be interviewed on an upcoming episode of Dan Rather Reports called "If It Ain't Broke" and discuss bridge infrastructure.

The episode will premiere on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET on AXS TV (DIRECTV Channel #340, DISH Network Channel #167, Verizon FiOS Channel #569). The episode will also air on Friday, November 15th at 8:00 am ET; Sunday, November 17th at 10:00 am ET; and Wednesday, November 20th at 8:00 am ET.

A promo for the episode is available on YouTube:

Uncertainty and Resilience as Key Frameworks for the Future of Urban Geotechnical Engineering Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Nelson (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair Nidal AbiSaab. Photo by Ming Zhang
Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson delivered a lecture on "Uncertainty and Resilience as Key Frameworks for the Future of Urban Geotechnical Engineering" on October 31, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
Younger Members from NYC to Philadelpia Meet at Six Flags Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On Sunday, August 18th, the ASCE Met Section Younger Member Forum joined ASCE younger member groups from North Jersey, Central Jersey, South Jersey, and Philadelphia as well as the ITE Metropolitan Section Young Members Committee for a day trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The trip included park admission, an all-you-can-eat catered lunch buffet, and a technical presentation on Hurricane Sandy/Disaster Preparedness by James Cohen from Arup.
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