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Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge Print E-mail
Infrastructure Group
On October 22, 2014, the Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge" in Brooklyn, NY.
LIB YMC Members Attend Islanders Game Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
The Long Island Younger Member Committee went to see the New York Islanders play host to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, November 24, 2015. As the Islanders are off to a red hot start, the Coliseum was packed and full of energy. The game was scoreless entering the shootout when captain John Tavares scored the game winning goal to give the Islanders a 1-0 victory. There were 17 engineers in attendance branching from various firms on Long Island.
CCNY Hosts Lecture on Panama Canal Expansion Project Print E-mail
Met Section
One of the 16 steel gates being installed in the new third lane locks. On average these gates weigh 3,100 tons. The largest measures 187' x 105' x 33'.
To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal, the American Society of Civil Engineers held its 2014 Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama. ASCE Metropolitan Section member Ed Nachtmann PE, SE, M.ASCE attended the conference and graciously accepted an invitation from the City College of New York to provide a special lecture at the Grove School of Engineering on some of the technical information presented at the conference in Panama.
Turning Disaster into Knowledge Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Prof. Jonathan Bray (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair, John Grillo. Photo by Sean Lee
Prof. Jonathan Bray, delivered the 2014 William H. Mueser and Philip C. Rutledge Lecture on the topic of "Turning Disaster into Knowledge" on November 13, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
2014 Fall YMF Technical Lecture Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, representatives from Langan Engineering, a firm well known for their geotechnical specialty, presented to fellow young professionals. Vijay Veluchamy lectured about the Ajyad Hotel and Hospital: Bridging over a Tunnel in the Heart of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Professional Engineers Seth Martin, Samuel Singer, and Ryan Lambert also gave a presentation about the Redevelopment of the former St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. The technical lectures were followed by a happy hour at Stitch.

The YMF's Technical Lecture Series seeks presentations in all areas of civil engineering such as structural, geotechnical, water resources, construction, environmental, and transportation. Presenters and attendees benefit greatly from this event in that attendees learn about recent projects that are presented and the speakers receive a critique of their presentation from attendees. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email with a proposed topic to our Technical Chair, Jessica Wang, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Long Island Branch YMC Hosts PE Info Session at Hofstra Print E-mail
LIB Younger Member Committee
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee hosted a PE Information Session at Hofstra University. The presentation was panel style with three Professional Engineers who passed the exam within the last two years.
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