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Kingdom Tower Lecture Print E-mail
International Group
Kingdom Tower On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the International Group hosted a two-hour lecture on the Kingdom Tower given by the lead structural and geotechnical engineers, Robert Sinn, P.E., S.E. of Thornton Tomasetti and Alan Poeppel, P.E. of Langan Engineering, respectively. With over 120 people in the audience, the library at the Mechanics Institute on 44th Street was filled. The engineers focused on the technical aspects of the project located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This building is expected to be the next world's tallest building.

 

 
ASCE National Expands History & Heritage Content on Website Print E-mail
History & Heritage Committee
Acueducto de Segovia ASCE National's website now includes a new page that describes all the different aspects of ASCE's history and heritage program. This includes lists historic landmarks that you can visit across the country and throughout the world (searchable by state, country, name and category) as well as biographies of notable civil engineers and the history of ASCE.
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2013 ASCE National Election Results Print E-mail
Met Section
The 2013 ASCE national election concluded on Wednesday, August 14th. The Tellers Committee convened to verify the election results, which are as follows:

President-elect Elect (2013-2014):
Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

At-Large Director-Elect (2013-2015):
Charles J. Hookham, P.E., M.ASCE

Region Directors-Elect (2013-2016):
Region 2: Christopher J. Menna, Sr., P.E., F.ASCE
Region 6: Kenneth B. Morris, P.E., PTOE, M.ASCE
Region 7: F. Jay Burress, P.E., M.ASCE
Region 10: Himansu K. Banerjee, Ph.D., CPEng, F.ASCE

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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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