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The Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
On November 11, 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.

Stability and Service Considerations for Steel Bridge Orthotropic Deck Panels Print E-mail
Structures Group
Pictured from left to right: Mark Jen, Ph.D., S.E., P.E. and Structures Group Chair Eric K. Basu, P.E.
On Tuesday November 3rd, 2015, the ASCE Met Section Structures Group hosted a technical lecture on "Stability and Service Considerations for Steel Bridge Orthotropic Deck Panels." The speaker was Mark Jen, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Principal Engineer with Parsons Transportation Group.
Annual Joint Student Chapter Kick-off Meeting Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On September 17th, Bryan Gomes hosted a joint meeting between members of student ASCE chapters in the NYC area and the Younger Member Forum. The purpose of this meeting was to do some initial planning, get to know each other, network, and start off the new year on the right foot in regards to student outreach efforts. Representatives from Manhattan College, City College of NY, Cooper Union, Columbia, and Stony Brook were all in attendance. During the meeting, attendees discussed organizational changes that would facilitate better planning and more events: every school would have a representative within the YMF, typically someone who has attended the school. Representatives spoke first hand with the student chapter president. It was beneficial to all to meet face to face at this meeting.
October Technical Lecture Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
On October 22, 2015, the Long Island Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers welcomed Brett Belair for its October Technical Seminar. Mr. Belair discussed flood resistant construction techniques to satisfy the requirements of flood insurance, the only natural disaster insurance provided by the federal government.
YMF Hosts Younger Member Happy Hour During 2015 ASCE National Convention Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On October 13th, 2015 the YMF held a networking happy hour bringing together engineers  attending the 2015 ASCE National Convention and local, young engineers. The happy hour was held on the rooftop of 230 Fifth Avenue that held delightful views of New York City and its famous skyline!
Monitoring and Controlling Ground Movements at the Source Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Ed Cording (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair, Jared Green. Photo by Sean Lee
Dr. Edward Cording, delivered the 2015 Langan Lecture on  "Monitoring and Controlling Ground Movements at the Source - Recent Applications to Earth Pressure Balance Tunneling" on October 8, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
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