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Another Successful Structures Group Spring Seminar Print E-mail
Structures Group
The Structures Group held its annual spring seminar series on the evenings of April 23 & 25 and May 1 & 2, 2013 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Four keynote speakers were invited and one of them included 2012 Homer Gage Balcom Award Winner, Vincent J. DeSimone, PE whose topic was "Structural Sustainability - Fact or Fiction?"
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Columbia's Peña-Mora to Receive J. James R. Croes Medal Print E-mail
Met Section
ASCE Met Section member Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Sc.D., has been selected by ASCE to receive the J. James R. Croes Medal for his paper, "Integrated Sequential As-Built and As-Planned Representation with D4AR Tools in Support of Decision-Making Tasks in the AEC/FM Industry," which was published in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Peña-Mora will receive the award along with co-authors Mani Golparvar-Fard, Ph.D. and Silvio Savarese.

Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora Mora currently serves as the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He formerly served as the Dean of Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2009-2012.

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Long Island Branch Presents Annual Awards Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
On May 2, 2013, the ASCE Long Island Branch held its Annual Awards & Installation Dinner Dance at Westbury Manor. The warm and sunny spring day afforded guests a chance to mingle outside in the Manor's garden among the pheasants with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The cocktail hour was followed by dinner, dancing, and the presentation of the following individual and project award winners:

  • Engineer of the Year – Brian McNamara, P.E., New York State Department of Transportation
  • Transportation Project of The Year (Large Project) – Reconstruction of Northern State Parkway over Route 110, New York State Department of Transportation, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., HAKS/GEB JV, Grace Industries
  • Transportation Project of The Year (Small Project) – Walt Whitman Road Rehabilitation, Town of Huntington, VHB, Intercounty Paving Associates of NY, L.L.C.
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Grow Your Business and Your Engineers Print E-mail
Met Section
Expand your ROI and expanded the professional services you provide your engineers through ASCE's Partners Program. Whether your company has 5 engineers or 500, you can gain access to ASCE professional resources at rates below the member rate by joining the Partners Program.

Businesses with 5 – 49 engineers may join the Partners Program as Associate Partners. Associate Partners may leverage fixed bundles that deliver membership, continuing education services, and more at rates starting at 25% off the market rate.
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YMF Participates in Spartan Race at Citi Field Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On Saturday, April 13th at Citi Field, ASCE members participated in one of the biggest single day events in Spartan Race history. Unlike the typical Spartan Races that include mud-running in the wilderness, participants ran up bleachers, did push-ups in the visitor's locker room, carried water jugs up and down stairs, jumped over walls up to eight feet high, and much more.
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Robert Ratay Presents Keynote Address at Forensic Engineering Conference Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
Robert Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., a Structural Engineer and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University gave the keynote address at the Fifth International Conference on Forensic Engineering, which was held recently April 16-17, 2013 in London, and focused on improving the built environment through investigation and understanding of engineering projects in the past.

Dr. Robert Ratay is a key member of the Planning Steering Committee for the Met Section's Forensic Engineering Group. Robert's paper on "Rewards of failure - Changes in codes, standards and practices resulting from failures" is a wide ranging review of how forensic investigations in the USA have contributed to improved construction practice.
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