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

Seminar Proceedings Editor: Jagtar S Khinda, PD, PE, 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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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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