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ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Print E-mail
Met Section
ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure was released on March 19th in a new digital format for both tablets and smart phones with the grades, ASCE's vision for infrastructure, and more content than ever before with 16 infrastructure categories, over 100 infrastructure success stories, and infographics on every state.
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Design Development of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Print E-mail
Structures Group
On March 5, 2013 Steven L. Stroh, Ph.D., P.E. of URS Corporation discussed the design of the first extradosed prestressed bridge constructed in the United States, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Stroh was the design manager and engineer of record for this project.
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Seismic Isolation Bearings for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Print E-mail
Structures Group
On January 30, 2013, Qi Ye, P.E. of Weidlinger Associates, Inc. explained the benefits of replacing vintage 1920's steel rocker bearings with seismic isolation bearings to repair the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. During a biennial inspection of this suspension bridge spanning the Delaware River, the rehabilitation of steel bearing rocker nests was identified as a priority repair.
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Failures and Reliability of Large Projects Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. John T. Christian delivered a lecture on "Failures and Reliability of Large Projects" on February 14, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
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Dr. Raymond Sterling Speaks on Trenchless Construction Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Raymond L. Sterling, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE delivered the 38th Annual Martin S. Kapp Lecture  on January 24, 2013 at Stout NYC. In his presentation, Dr. Sterling gave an overview of the development of trenchless technologies, identifying their current usage, and suggested areas for research in the future.
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Younger Members Hit the Slopes at Camelback Mountain Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
The Met Section's Younger Member Forum joined the North Jersey Younger Member Group and Lehigh Valley Younger Member Forum for a day of skiing and snowboarding at Camelback Mountain in Tannersville, Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 2nd. Before hitting the slopes, there was a presentation by RKR Hess about a recent site design project at Camelback Mountain, which included new additions to their water and adventure park. The presentation included upcoming projects, such as a new hotel and 110,000 square foot water park.
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