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Andrew Herrmann to Appear on "Dan Rather Reports" Print E-mail
Met Section
ASCE National Past President Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, a Principal of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP and a Past President of the ASCE Met Section, will be interviewed on an upcoming episode of Dan Rather Reports called "If It Ain't Broke" and discuss bridge infrastructure.

The episode will premiere on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET on AXS TV (DIRECTV Channel #340, DISH Network Channel #167, Verizon FiOS Channel #569). The episode will also air on Friday, November 15th at 8:00 am ET; Sunday, November 17th at 10:00 am ET; and Wednesday, November 20th at 8:00 am ET.

A promo for the episode is available on YouTube:

Uncertainty and Resilience as Key Frameworks for the Future of Urban Geotechnical Engineering Print E-mail
Geotechnical Group
Dr. Nelson (right) with Geotechnical Group Chair Nidal AbiSaab. Photo by Ming Zhang
Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson delivered a lecture on "Uncertainty and Resilience as Key Frameworks for the Future of Urban Geotechnical Engineering" on October 31, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.
Younger Members from NYC to Philadelpia Meet at Six Flags Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
On Sunday, August 18th, the ASCE Met Section Younger Member Forum joined ASCE younger member groups from North Jersey, Central Jersey, South Jersey, and Philadelphia as well as the ITE Metropolitan Section Young Members Committee for a day trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The trip included park admission, an all-you-can-eat catered lunch buffet, and a technical presentation on Hurricane Sandy/Disaster Preparedness by James Cohen from Arup.
Engineering the New 35 Acre NYPD Police Academy Print E-mail
Structures Group
On October 10, 2013, Yegal Shamash, P.E., Thomas Reynolds, P.E. and Justin Den Herder, P.E. of Robert Silman Associates discussed the design of the new 35-acre NYPD Police Academy in Queens. The speakers discussed the various challenges they faced during the design phase such as the poor soil conditions, high water table, and satisfying different code requirements.
YMF Visits Second Avenue Subway Construction Site Print E-mail
Younger Member Forum
Second Avenue Subway On June 20, 2013, a group of ASCE YMF members got a unique glimpse at the construction of the Second Avenue Subway including a tour of the 86th Street station cavern.

Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway is expected to open in 2016. The project will include new stations at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street, rehabilitation of the existing 63rd Street Station, and an extension of the Q line.

Civil Engineer's 11th Annual Golf Classic: A Big Success Print E-mail
Long Island Branch
Left to Right: Tom English, Bob Whelan, Dan Grove, Dave Casillas and ASCE LIB President Bill Blanchard
The 11th Annual Civil Engineer's Golf Classic tee off at Suffolk County's own 27-hole Timber Point Golf Course was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Hosted by the ASCE Long Island Branch, this event was well attended and featured 18-holes best ball scramble with a dinner, award ceremony and a Chinese Auction of golf accessories as prizes.
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