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The Infrastructure Group has organized a number of conferences and seminars; the significant ones are listed below. Proceedings are still available for the seminars held from 2001-2013 at $35 each plus $5 shipping. Please contact the Infrastructure Group chair to order.

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2014 - Ports and Waterfront Infrastructure

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Andrew H. Cairns, PE, PMP. D.PE 

Wednesday, April 30th

First Part - Session Chair: Steven Kaufman, PE, President ASCE Met Section, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
Second Part - Session Chair: Jaimin Amin, PE, Chair, ASCE Met Section Infrastructure Group, Arora & Associates, PC, New York, NY
Third Part - Session Chair: Stephen A. Famularo, PE, Vice President, Ocean and Coastal Consultants, New York, NY
Fourth Part - Session Chair: Andrew H. Cairns, PE, PMP, D.PE, Chair, ASCE Met Section COPRI Chapter, AECOM, New York, NY
  • Doha New Port Greenfield Project, Qatar - Abbas Sarmad, PE, D.PE, AECOM, New York, NY
  • Secure, Sustainable, Resilient Ports of the Future - Col. John R. Boule II, US Army (ret.), PE, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY and CAPT Gordon A. Loebl, USCG Sector New York and CAPT Gordon A. Loebl, USCG Sector New York
  • Panel Discussion: The Future of the Port of New York and New Jersey led by - Rear Admiral Rick Larrabee, USCG (ret.), Director of Port Commerce, PANY&NJ, New York, NY and the following panelists:
    • Scott Schoenfeld, Chief Operating Officer, Port Newark Container Terminal, Newark, NJ
    • Guy Buzzoni, PE, Vice President for Infrastructure Development, Global Marine Terminals, Jersey City, NJ
    • Col. John R. Boule II, US Army (ret.), PE, Senior Manager for Priority Project Delivery, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
    • CAPT Gordon A. Loebl, USCG Sector New York, Staten Island, NY
    • Ed Schmeltz, PE, D.PE, D.OE, D.NE, D.CE, Senior Vice President, AECOM, New York, NY

2013 - Impact of Sandy's Storm Surge on NY/NJ Infrastructure

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Prof. Anne D Ronan, PhD, PE

Monday, April 8th

First Half  --  Session Chair:   Joe Englot, PE, President, ASCE Met Section; Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY 

Second Half  --  Session Chair:   Prof. Anne Dudek Ronan, PhD, PE, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, NY 

Tuesday, April 9th

First Half  --  Session Chair:   A. Andrew Feranda, PE, President, ASCE New Jersey Section; Senior Project Manager, Shropshire Associates, LLC, Atco, NJ

Second Half  --  Session Chair: John A. Boule, PE, Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff;  Past District Commander, USACE, New York, NY

2012 - New Trends in Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Sissy Nikolaou, PhD, PE

Monday, April 2nd
  • Selection and Scaling of Ground Motions within the framework of ATC-58 - Andrew Whittaker, Ph.D., S.E., Chair, Dept. of Civil Engineering SUNY-Buffalo; Director, MCEER
  • Seismic Evaluation of New Structural Systems for Design of Mega Structures - Charles Besjak, P.E., S.E., AIA, Director of Structural Engineering, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, NYC
  • Foundation-Structure Interaction Aspects of Design for Tall Buildings - Harry Poulos, Ph.D., Senior Principal, Coffey Geotechnics, Australia
  • Seismic Protective Systems: An Overview of State of the Art and Practice - Michael Constantinou, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering SUNY-Buffalo; Director, SEESL, Buffalo, NY
  • Modeling, Analysis and Visualization of the Rocking Problem under Seismic Shaking - Andrew Smyth, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, NYC

Tuesday, April 3rd
  • The New Risk-Targeted Seismic Design Philosophy of ASCE/SEI 7-10 - Charlie Kircher, Ph.D., P.E., Kircher & Associates,Palo Alto, CA
  • Ground Motions, Structural and Geotechnical Effects of the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake - George Gazetas, Ph.D., Professor, National Tech. Univ. Athens; President, Hellenic Society of Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismic Behavior and Protection of Non-Structural Components - Andrei Reinhorn, Ph.D., P.E., Furnas Eminent Professor of Structural Engineering, SUNY-Buffalo
  • Developments in Eastern US Seismic Ground Motions & Observations from the 2011 Virginia Earthquake - Sissy Nikolaou, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, NYC
  • Seismic Retrofit for the Aurora Avenue Bridge in Seattle, Washington - Tim Ingham, Ph.D., S.E., Vice President, TY Lin International, San Francisco, CA

2011 - Sustainable Infrastructure in Practice

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Thomas R. Schoettle, PE, BCEE 

Tuesday, March 29th
  • Introduction to Green Design: An OverviewPaul R. Brown, AICP, Executive Vice President, CDM
  • Sustainable Design Guideline Development for Infrastructure ProjectsSusanne E. DesRoches, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Energy Services Programs for NYS Government CustomersEric Alemany, New York Power Authority
  • The Staten Island Bluebelt: Sustainable Storm Water ManagementJames Rossi, NYCDEP Staten Island
  • Sustainability Rating of Highway Bridges Eric YermackEric Yermack, PE, Manager of Structural Engineering, Arora and Associates, P.C.
  • Sustainable Redevelopment at BrownfieldZach Schreiber, Ph.D., Sustainability Coordinator and Project Manager, NYC Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation

Thursday, March 31st
  • Sustainable Development on NYC's WaterfrontMichael Marrella, NYC Department of City Planning
  • Sustainability at Capital Projects at NYC Dept of Parks & RecreationMarty Rowland, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Project Manager for Environmental Remediation
  • Application of Sustainable Transportation Practices to the Physical InfrastructureTom Maguire, Assistant Commissioner, Planning and Sustainability, NYCDOT
  • Sustainable Elements of Brooklyn Bridge ParkJennifer Klein, Director, Capital Operations, Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Sustainability at MTADana C. Coyle, MPA, Sustainability Initiatives, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Design + Construction Excellence in Public WorksEric C. Macfarlane, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, Infrastructure Division, NYCDDC
  • Sustainability Research at CUNY as it Relates to the Big Picture of New York InfrastructureProf. Nir Krakauer, Ph.D., CCNY

2010 - Tunnels of the World – Planning, Design and Construction

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Sanja Zlatanic, PE

Monday, March 29th
  • Overview of Tunnels—AASHTO T-20 Committee on TunnelingKevin Thomson, P.E., Deputy Division Chief, Caltrans, San Francisco, CA and Donald Dwyer, P.E., NYSDOT Geotechnical Engineering Bureau, Albany, NY
  • Subsurface Investigations and Ground Characterization for Tunnels around the World - Mala Ciancia, P.G., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • East Side Access: Tunneling Under New York City - David Smith, P.E., and Harald Cordes, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Overview of the East Side Access Tunnels & Grand Central Terminal Cavern Projects - Contractor's ViewJeff Maffei, Judlau Contracting Company, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles East Side Extension - Amanda Elioff, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Los Angeles, CA
  • Applications of Ground Freezing on Shafts and Tunnels around the World - Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Hass, CDM, Bochum, Germany, and Michael S. Schultz, P.E., CDM, Cambridge, MA
  • First Tunnel Design Manual in the United States - Nasri Munfah, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Undersea Tunnels – World PerspectivesChristian Ingerslev, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 30th
  • Deep Tunnel Sewerage System in Singapore - Richard Flanagan, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Tunnels of High Speed Railway System in Germany – Technical Challenges of Today and Future Projects – Dr.-Ing. Christian Wawrzyniak, CDM, Stuttgart, Germany, and Michael Gilbert, P.E., CDM, Cambridge, MA
  • The ARC Trans-Hudson Express Tunnel Project – Overview and Current Status – Overview and Current Status, Chris Dixon, Parsons Transportation Group, New York, NY
  • Seismic Design of Marmaray Tunnel under the Bosphorous, TurkeyJoe Wang, Ph.D., P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Blast and Post Blast Behavior of Tunnels - Sunghoon Choi, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • International Applications of NATM - Thomas Schwind, Jurgen Laubbichler, and Harald Leiendecker, P.E., Dr. G. Sauer Corporation, New York, NY
  • Alaskan Way Bored Tunnel - Gordon Clark, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, Seattle, WA
  • An Update on the Construction of the Lake Mead Intake No.3 – Design-Build Project, Las Vegas, NV - Michael Feroz, P.E., Parsons Corp. and Roger Rothenberger, P.E., Parsons Water Infrastructure

2009 - Against the Deluge: Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Douglas Hill, Eng.Sc. D., PE, F.ASCE 

Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City Monday, March 30th - Part I. THE THREAT OF COASTAL FLOODING

First Half - Session Chair: Michael Lorczak, P.E., AECOM, New York, NY (ASCE Met Section President)
Second Half - Session Chair: Mike Bobker, Co-Chair, Environmental Sciences Steering Committee, NYAS

Tuesday, March 31st - Part II. ENGINEERING THE STORM SURGE BARRIERS

First Half - Session Chair: Dr. Rae Zimmerman, Professor, NYU-Wagner Graduate School, New York, NY

Second Half - Session Chair: Dr. Douglas Hill, P.E., Consulting Engineer, Huntington, NY


Topics and ideas discussed at the 2009 seminar have also been mentioned in several publications:

2008 - New York City Infrastructure's Critical Needs

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE

Monday, March 24th
  • NYC Infrastructure Critical Needs - Dr. F.H. Bud Griffis, P.E., Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering; Director, Center for Construction Management Technology, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Role of Decision Making in Managing Infrastructures - Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, P.E., Director, Bridge Evaluation Services Bureau, New York State Department of Transportation, Albany, NY
  • Lives and Deaths of Infrastructures - Dr. Mohammad Ettouney, P.E., Principal, Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY
  • Floating Bridge Concepts for Emergency Preparedness and Temporary Traffic Routing - Ted Zoli, P.E. and Joe Englot, P.E., Directors, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • Infrastructure Disruptions and Recovery Rates in Disasters - Dr. Rae Zimmerman, Professor/Director, ICIS, NYU-Wagner Graduate School, New York, NY
  • Planning of Rehabilitation of Water Networks-Experiences, Challenges and Perspectives at the National Level - Dr. Annie Vanrenterghem-Raven, Research Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Managing NYC's Critical Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Needs - James G. Mueller, P.E., Director, Bureau of Engineering and Design, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York, NY
  • The Importance of Performance Measures in Meeting New York City's Transportation Infrastructure Needs - John C. Falcocchio, P.E., Professor/Director, Urban ITS Center, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, March 25th
  • Trenchless Technology Applications for Infrastructure Rehab of NYC Watermains - Dr. Ilan Juran, Professor/Executive Director, Urban Infrastructure Institute, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY
  • New AASHTO Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Design of Bridges - Dr. Roy A. Imbsen, S.E., Principal, Imbsen Consulting, Sacramento, CA
  • Need of Site-Specific Geo-Data and Analysis for Seismic Design - Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, P.E., Director, GeoSeismic Group, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
  • MTA's East Side Access Project - Overview and Status - Peter Cap, P.E., Project Director- General Engineering Consultant (JV of PB/STV/PTG), New York, NY
  • Will New York City have its own Katrina? - Dr. Douglas Hill, P.E., Consultant/Adjunct Professor, SoMAS, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
  • Infrastructure Risk Assessment for Prioritizing Cost-Effective Mitigation Actions - Dr. Stephanie A. King, P.E., Director of Risk Analysis, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges - Fruma Narov, P.E., Principal, Osmos USA, New York, NY

2007 - New Trends in Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Infrastructures

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE

Monday, March 26th
  • 2007 NYCDOT Seismic Design Guidelines - Ruben Gajer, P.E., Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY, Dr. Thomas Thomann, P.E., URS Corp.; Dr. Ricardo Dobry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Walter Silva, Pacific Engineering
  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Earthquake Events: An Emerging Field? - Dr. Mohammad Ettouney, P.E., Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY
  • Seismic and Blast: Revisited - Dr. Mohammad Ettouney, P.E., Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY
  • Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Design of Masonry Arches - Dr. Serafim Arzoumanidis, P.E.; Li Wang, P.E., Parsons Corp., New York, NY; Dr. Tomas Kompfner, P.E., Anatech Corp., San Diego, CA
  • Seismic Retrofit of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Tubes - Thomas Jackson, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, San Francisco, CA
  • Seismic Retrofit of the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge - John Bryson, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 27th
  • An Overview of the AASHTO Recommended LRFD Guidelines for Seismic Design of Highway Bridges - Dr. Roy Imbsen, P.E., Computers and Structures, Inc., Berkeley, CA
  • Earthquake-Induced Kinematic Pile Bending - Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, P.E., Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
  • Seismic Risk Assessment of Steel Highway Bridges - Dr. Michel Ghosn, Dr. Anil Agrawal, Dr. Ying Pan, Department of Civil Engineering, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Seismic Analysis of the 6th Avenue MTA-NYCT Ventilation Plant - Aram Grigoryan, P.E., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Design and Construction of the New San Francisco-Oakland Bridge - Dr. Rafael Manzanarez, P.E., TY Lin International, San Francisco, CA
  • Design and Load Testing of Large Diameter Drilled Shaft Foundations of Major Bridges - Roupen Donikian, P.E., TY Lin International, San Francisco, CA
  • Seismic Design of Segmental Concrete Bridges - Dr. Tim Ingham, S.E., TY Lin International, San Francisco, CA

2006 - Infrastructure Safety & Security

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Joe Englot, PE

Monday, March 27th
  • The Creation of the ASCE Building Security Council - Dr. Mohammed Ettouney, P.E., Principal Weidlinger Assc.
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities for Bridges and Other Structures - the Engineer's and Owner's Perspective - Ted Zoli, P.E., and Joe Englot, P.E., HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • Explosive Threats to Bridges and Tunnels - Dr. Will McMahon, U.S. Army, Engineer Research & Development Center
  • The Role of Field Testing in the Development of Mitigation Solutions for Bridges and Tunnels - Dr. Raymond P. Daddazio, P.E., President, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY
  • The Challenges of Implementing a Security Capital Program for Transportation Infrastructure - John Drobny, Director, Program Management, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • The Role of the Blast Analysis Expert in Infrastructure Planning and Design - Dr. Eve Hinman, P.E., Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • GSA Criteria for Security Design of Buildings - Bruce Hall, Office of the Chief Architect, GSA, Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 28th
  • Disaster Response Preparedness - MaryAnn E. Marrocolo, Director of Plan Management, New York City Office of Emergency Management, New York, NY
  • Highlights of “Facts for Steel Buildings - Blast and Progressive Collapse" - Kirk Marchand, Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Designing to Prevent Progressive Collapse of Concrete Buildings - Michael C. Mota, P.E., Eastern US Regional Structural Engineer, PCA, Williamstown, NJ
  • Performance Based Design for Fire Protection - Dr. James A. Milke, P.E., Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Impact of Extreme Events on Critical Infrastructure - Dr. Michel Bruneau, P.E., Director, MCEER, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • ASCE 7-05 / 2006 IBC: New Seismic Provisions - Ron Hamburger, P.E., S.E., Principal, Simpson, Gumpertz & Hager Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Consideration of Multi-Hazard Loadings for Design of Infrastructure - Dr. Mohammed Ettouney, P.E., Principal, Weidlinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY

2004 - Performance Based Earthquake Engineering - Seismic Retrofit of Structures

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE

Monday, March 22nd
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Applications to Bridges - Dr. Mishac K. Yegian, P.E., Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • The Evolution of Site Factors for Seismic Design in the New York Metropolitan Area - Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, NY
  • SEAoNY Code Review Seismic Committee - Findings and Recommendations - Dr. Mohammed Ettouney, P.E., Principal, Weidlinger Associates, New York, NY

Tuesday, March 23rd
  • The NEES Network and the NEES Laboratory at SUNY Buffalo - Dr. Michel Bruneau, P.Eng., Professor and Director, MCEER, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • Performance Based Design - Dr. Andrew Whittaker, S.E., Associate Professor, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • Seismic Isolation Systems - Dr. Michael Constantinou, Professor and Chairman, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • Energy Dissipating and Innovative Self-Centering Systems - Dr. Andre Filiatrault, P.Eng., Professor and Deputy Director, MCEER, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, March 24th
  • Seismic Resistance of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings - Dr. Michel Bruneau, P.Eng., Director, MCEER, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
  • Seismic Retrofit of New York City Area Bridges - Michael J. Abrahams, P.E., Senior V.P., Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY
  • Seismic Evaluation of Movable Bridges Electromechanical Equipment - Dr. Charles Birnstiel, P.E., Principal Associate, Hardesty & Hanover, New York, NY
  • Performance Based Design of Deep Foundations for Large Multi-span Bridges - Roupen Donikian, P.E., Senior Associate, T.Y. Lin International, San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 25th
  • Seismic Design for NYC Transit Facilities - Madan Naik, P.E., Chief Civil/Structural Engineer, MTA NYC Transit CPM, New York, NY
  • Seismic Assessment of Port Authority Bridges - Joseph M. Englot, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer/Design, Port Authority of NY& NJ, Newark, NJ
  • Seismic Design of the New Carquinez Suspension Bridge - Gregory Orsolini, P.E., S.E., Senior Project Manager, Parsons, San Francisco, CA
  • Discrete Element Analysis for Unreinforced Masonry Piers - Dr. Joe Wang, P.E., Senior Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York, NY

2002 - Impact of 9/11 on Infrastructure

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE; Seminar Chair: Satinder P. S. Puri, PD, PE

Monday, April 22nd
  • Role of NYCDEP at WTC - Alfonso Lopez, Deputy Commissioner and Head, Bureau of Wastewater
 Treatment - Diane Hammerman, Process Engineer, New York      City Department of Environmental Protection, New York, NY
  • Impact on WTC Complex - Richard B. Garlock, P.E., Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York, NY
  • Impact on Verizon Infrastructure - Claudia Tacetta, Verizon Communications, New York, NY

Wednesday, April 24th
Panel Discussion: Design Proposals and Visions for Rebuilding the WTC Site and Lower Manhattan
Moderator:
  • Satinder P. S. Puri, P.E., Arora and Associates, P.C., New York, NY
Panelists:
  • Rick Bell, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter, NY (Visions Report)
  • Daniel Kaplan, Principal, Fox and Fowle Architects, New York, NY
  • Eytan Kaufman, Principal, Kaufman Design and Development, New York, NY
  • Nader Tehrani, Principal, Office dA, Boston, MA
  • Denise McLee, Associate, SITE, New York, NY

2001 - Infrastructure for Earthquakes - Seismic Retrofit of Structures

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE

Monday, March 19th
  • An Introduction to Seismic Isolation and Seismic Energy Dissipation - Dr. Michael C. Constantinou, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Seismic Isolation Retrofit of Bridges, Buildings and Industrial Structures - Dr. Victor A. Zayas, P.E., President, Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc., Richmond, CA

Tuesday, March 20th
  • Seismic Retrofit of the I-40 Bridge & Approaches across the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee - Roy A. Imbsen, D. Eng., P.E., President, Imbsen & Associates, Inc., Sacramento, CA
  • JFK Air Rail System - Seismic Engineering Aspects - Tony Taddeo, P.E., Koch-Skanska, New York, NY; Dr. Andy Ko, P.E., STV Engineers, New York, NY; and Amarnath Kasalanati, Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc., Lafayette, CA

Wednesday, March 21st
  • Seismic Isolation of an Internet Service Exchange Facility: AboveNet - SF1 ISX Project - Peter L. Lee, S.E., Structural Engineer & Associate, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Seismic Evaluation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Cantilever-Retaining Wall Structures - Steven W. Bennett, P.E., Dr. Serafim G. Arzoumanidis, P.E., Parsons Transportation Group, New York, NY; Robert A. Dameron, P.E., Anatech Corp., San Diego, CA and Norik Tatevossian, P.E., New York State Department of Transportation, New York, NY

Thursday, March 22nd
  • Advancement in Passive Energy Dissipation & Practical Applications to Protect Intellectual Heritage and Historical Buildings - Nabih Youssef, S.E., President, Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles, CA
  • Seismic Upgrade of the New Terminal at Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey - Emmanuel E. Velivasakis, P.E., F.ASCE, Managing Principal, LZA Technology, a Division of the Thornton- Tomasetti Group, Inc., New York, NY

2000 - Management of NYC's Infrastructure

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE

Monday, March 20th
  • Buildings - Design for Extreme Environment: Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Explosions - Dr. Mohammed Ettourney, P.E., Principal, Weidlinger Associates Inc., New York, NY
  • Efficient Strategies for the Seismic Isolation Retrofit of Bridges - Dr. Anoop Mokha, S.E., Vice President, Earthquake Protection Systems, Richmond, CA

Wednesday, March 22nd
  • NYC Water Supply and Wastewater Design Project - Robert Gaffoglio, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, Director, Bureau of Environmental Engineering, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • NYC Water Supply, Quality and Protection - Dr. William Stasiuk, P.E., Deputy Commissioner Director, Bureau of Water Supply Quality and Protection, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

1994 - Metropolitan New York in the Greenhouse: The Baked Apple

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Prof. Douglas Hill, Eng.Sc.D., PE, F.ASCE 

Thursday, November 3rd
  • The Greenhouse Effect: The Science Base - Anthony J. Broccoli, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University
  • Economics and Population Projections - Regina B. Armstrong, Senior Fellow, Regional Plan Association
  • Waterfront Planning - Holly Haff, Former Director, Waterfront and Open Space Division, New York City Department of City Planning
  • Land Use and Infrastructure Planning - Rae Zimmerman, Professor of Planning and Public Administration, New York University
  • Water Resources and Wastewater Management - Robert Alpern, Co-Director, Reengineering and Strategic Planning Group, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Friday, November 4th
  • Air Quality and Health Effects - Lawrence I. Kleinman and Frederick W. Lipfert, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Transportation Planning - John Falcocchio, Professor of Transportation, Polytechnic University
  • Building Design and Maintenance - Lindsay Audin, Energy Manager, Columbia University
  • Energy Demand and Supply - Samuel C. Morris, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Ajay Sanghi, New York State Energy Office; Douglas Hill, Douglas Hill, P.E., P.C.
Scenario Planning Workshops Panel Discussion
Panelists:
  • Jeanne Fox, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rita Meyninger, Regional Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Raymond R. Ruggieri, Director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  • Philip Jessup, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
  • Edward A. Parson, JFK School of Government, Harvard University

1993 - The East River Tidal Barrage - A Multipurpose Addition to New York City's Infrastructure

Seminar Proceedings Editor and Seminar Chair: Prof. Douglas Hill, Eng.Sc.D., PE, F.ASCE 

Thursday, April 29th
  • Tide Gates and Their Effects on Water Quality - Malcolm J. Bowman, Marine Sciences Research Center, SUNY at Stony Brook; Prof. M.L. Thatcher, Department of Civil Engineering, Columbia University; Bruce Bergmann, Chief of Planning, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; John P. St. John, P.E., Principal Engineer, HydroQual, Inc.
  • Effect of Tide Gates on Sediment Transport - Prof. Henry Bokuniewicz, Marine Sciences Research Center, SUNY
  • Effect of Tide Gates on Fish Migration - Prof. Peter Woodhead, Marine Sciences Research Center, SUNY
  • Another East River Crossing? - Dr. Lucius J. Riccio, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Conceptual Designs of the East River Tidal Barrage - Prof. F. H. "Bud" Griffis, Department of Civil Engineering, Columbia University; Michael Abrahams, P.E., Structures Department Manger, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas; Eric Cole, P.E., Senior Vice President, TAMS Consultants
  • Infrastructure as a Public Place - Prof. Anthony C. Webster, Graduate School of Architecture, Columbia University
  • Prospects of Tidal Electricity Generation - George Bitman, P.E., Consulting Engineer

1992 - Ten Top Infrastructure Needs in the NYC Metropolitan Area

Tuesday, May 26
  • Streets, Highways and Bridges Needs Assessment - Louis Riccio, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Mass Transit Needs Assessment - Angelo Tomesetti, Jr., Chief Engineer, New York City Transit Authority
  • Aviation Facility Needs Assessment - William Fife, General Manager, Aviation Planning, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Water and Sewer Needs Assessment - Albert Appleton, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Infrastructure Financing - Edward Regan, New York State Comptroller
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Needs Assessment - Carol Ash, Regional Director, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Region II)
  • Air Quality Needs AssessmentConrad Simon, Director, Air and Waste Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ports and Terminals Needs Assessment - Lillian Liburdi, Director of Port Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Needs Assessment - Diana Chapin, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Parks & Recreation
  • Waterfront Development Needs Assessment - Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President
  • Infrastructure: The New York City Challenge - Rosina K. Abramson, Executive Director, City Planning Commission

Prior Other Conferences and Seminars

  • Second Civil Engineers Automation Conference
  • Traffic Congestion in the Metropolitan Area
  • Regional Sludge Conference
  • Clean Air Act Impact on Local Transportation Issues
 

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