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Accelerated Replacement of Lake Champlain Bridge Print E-mail
Structures Group
On November 12, 2012, Theodore P. Zoli, P.E., M.ASCE of HNTB Corporation explained how Lake Champlain Bridge was replaced using Accelerated Bridge methodology. During a routine inspection in September 2009 the Lake Champlain Bridge between New York and Vermont exhibited significant deterioration was discovered in the bridge piers.
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Met Section to Sponsor Seminar Related to Hurricane Sandy Print E-mail
Infrastructure Group
Hurricane Sandy Damage in Staten Island The Met Section Infrastructure Group, along with the ASCE New Jersey Section and NYU-Poly sponsored a seminar: "Impact of Sandy's Storm Surge on NY/NJ Infrastructure" on April 8 and 9, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY. The two-day seminar  included presentations on the storm's impact on different types of infrastructure and potential solutions to reduce the impact of storm surge and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy and such other hurricanes.
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A Look Back at September to December, 2012 Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
The following is a quick look at what the ASCE Long Island Branch has been doing in September, October, November and December 2012.

On September 20, 2012, ASCE LIB in conjunction with ITE held the annual transportation seminar at Milleridge Inn Cottage House.  The afternoon topic was the “NCHRP Synthesis Report 4040: State-of-the-Practice in Highway Access Management” by Jerry Gluck, PE, PTOE and Matt Lorenz, PE PTOE.

Prior to the evening presentation William B. Xia was presented the Northeastern District’s Student Paper Award. The evening dinner topic was “Sustainability in Transportation” by Lynn LaMunyon, PE, PTOE and Keith Hall, LEED AP.

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Grand Central Terminal Dedicated as a Civil Engineering Landmark Print E-mail
History & Heritage Committee
On February 1, 2013, ASCE National President Gregory E. DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE dedicated Grand Central Terminal as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. ASCE's dedication ceremony was part of a full day of activities that was planned by MTA Metro-North Railroad to celebrate the Terminal's Centennial, which included speeches, award ceremonies and musical performances.
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Columbia Offers Grads Forensic Structural Engineering Concentration Print E-mail
Forensic Engineering Group
Engineering investigation and determination of the causes of structural failures of buildings, bridges and other constructed facilities, as well as rendering opinions and giving testimony in judicial proceedings, often referred to as Forensic Structural Engineering, has become a field of professional practice of its own in the United States. With rapid economic development, increased design sophistication, more-and-more daring construction technology and accelerated project delivery came the proliferation of structural failures throughout the world. Several countries are reviewing and/or streamlining technical, business, and legal procedures modeled on United States practices—with both their advantages and faults—which require expert consultants/witnesses in both the forensic investigation and in the ensuing dispute resolution.
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An Australian Engineer Visits With Met Section Members Print E-mail
Met Section
On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the Met Section's Hospitality Committee hosted a meeting with a visiting engineer from Australia, Charles Barnes, B.Sc(Natal).,M.Sc.(London), M.I.E.Aust. 
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