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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.
Robert joins an outstanding group of international consultants, academics and contractors who will present 42 papers on:
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Legislative Action Alert - Good Samaritan Legislation Print E-mail
Government Relations Committee
ASCE encourages its members, as individuals, to provide pro bono expertise and professional services to charitable causes and those in emergency situations. Members who provide professional services pro bono for ASCE endorsed programs are covered by the Society's professional liability insurance. However, pro bono services provided by an individual in emergency situations are not protected against professional liability claims that may arise as part of furnishing these services. Engineers in emergency situations may be called upon to make recommendations with little or no information. (ASCE Policy Statement 443 Indemnification for Pro Bono Service)

State Senate Bill S. 3942 would protect professional engineers, architects, landscape architects and land surveyors who render voluntary services, without compensation acting reasonably and in good faith at the scene of a natural disaster or catastrophe, from liability for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or other loss.
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YMF Executive Forum Discusses Raise the Bar Initiative Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
As the Civil Engineering (CE) Body of Knowledge expands and undergraduate credit hours contract, the CE profession approaches a "tipping point" that puts the respect, effectiveness, and credibility of the profession at risk. The Raise the Bar initiative, supported by ASCE, aims to address this issue by advancing the minimum educational standards for civil engineers.
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