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President's Message Print E-mail
Jagtar Khinda
Jagtar S. Khinda, President,  ASCE Met Section
At the Met Section Awards and Dinner Dance held on June 19, 2014, we celebrated the changing of the guard of the ASCE Met Section. ASCE National President-Elect, Robert D. Stevens, PhD, PE, AICP, F.ASCE flew in from Texas to conduct the induction ceremonies for the new officers and the Board of Directors of the ASCE Met Section and the Long Island Branch.

The event reached capacity and was sold out. Unfortunately, some people had to be turned away or were asked to attend only the 6-7 PM reception and cocktail portion of the event. The cocktail hour was held downstairs due to a forecast of inclement weather. Later on when the weather grew nicer, we could enjoy the penthouse's outdoor terrace and its panoramic views and beautiful scenery. A good time was had by all and people celebrated it with dancing after the award activities, although some people did leave early right after the awards and skipped the dance part. Historically, we used to have the dinner dance on a Friday evening so attendees didn't have to worry about going to work the next day, but switched it to Thursday to better accommodate our members with religious observances.

The names and backgrounds of this year's eight award recipients can be viewed on our website:

LIB YMC Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Print E-mail
The Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee recently volunteered with the Nassau County Habitat for Humanity Chapter to help rebuild a home severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Still, almost two years later, some Nassau County residents have not been able to return to the their homes due to the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Met Section 49th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation Print E-mail
The Met Section recognized individual and project award winners, inducted new officers, and recognized its outgoing officers at its 49th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation, which was held on June 19, 2014 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, Queens.
YMF Tours the Catskills/Delaware Ultraviolet Facility Print E-mail
2014-06-12_del-cat_uv_site_tour2.jpg The $1.5B CAT|DEL Ultraviolet (UV) Facility provides secondary disinfection for all NYC's drinking water. With a capacity of more than 2,000-million-gallons-per-day, the facility is the world's largest - more than three times the capacity of the next largest municipal UV treatment facility in the United States, which is currently under construction in Los Angeles.
Air Transport Group Holds 17th Annual Conference Print E-mail
Left to right: Michael Lorczak, Met Section Air Transport Group Treasurer; Jack Buchsbaum, PANYNJ; Bill Fife, Met Section Air Transport Group Chair
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Metropolitan Section's Air Transportation Group held their 17th annual one-day conference at Vaughn College near LaGuardia Airport on April 9, 2014. The event was again co-hosted by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. It was a successful gathering of over 150 engineers, architects, airport operators, airline executives, governmental officials and industry suppliers meeting to exchange new ideas in a dynamic setting.
Younger Member Perspective: Government Relations and Millennials Print E-mail
ASCE's New York State contingent attends a reception at the Cannon Caucus Room during the 2014 Legislative Fly-In.
By Peter S. Mancuso, P.E.

When generational theorists mention millennials, they describe a set of individuals identifiable by their indecision and pluralism. It is no secret that adults in their twenties and thirties identify less and less with any one culture, religion, and of course, political party. On top of that, fewer and fewer millennials trust that the government can actually achieve what it is meant to do. It is unsurprising, then, that ASCE younger members do not find themselves attracted to government relations.
Met Section Establishes Local COPRI Chapter Print E-mail
Guy Buzzoni (left) with COPRI Met Section Chapter Chair Andrew Cairns (right) at the January 15th lecture.
On February 19, 2014, the Metropolitan Section signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ASCE's Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI) to establish a new local chapter. The new chapter has elected officers and started off its activities with a series of lectures.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Design of Anchors, Embedments, and Foundations to Resist Horizontal and Vertical Forces
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Engineering Mechanics Seminar
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
PE Civil Exam Information Session
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Forensic Evaluation of Existing Truss Gusset Plates - Research and Analysis Procedures
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
ICTPA-USNE 2014 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
144th Annual Civil Engineering Conference
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2014
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
October Technical Meeting
Friday, October 10th, 2014
Women in Architecture Forum & Awards
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Board of Directors Meeting

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