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President's Message Print E-mail
Albert Pozotrigo
Albert Pozotrigo,
President,
ASCE Met Section
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all the ASCE Met Section members and their families a great summer season, hoping that you are all spending quality time together.

As we approach a new year at the Met Section for 2015-2016, I would like to remind everyone that ours is a volunteer organization; and as such, a simple thank you will never be enough to express our gratitude for all of the hard work that our members put in making our group the best there is at ASCE.

Very soon we will be more involved with ASCE events in our Section. One of these events is the ASCE 2015 Convention that will take place in New York City from October 11th-14th. This is the Society's premier membership event. This is the time where we all can get together in one place and we can showcase the diversity that exists in our Civil Engineering Society.

The convention program is vast and includes a large number of topics in a city that has some of the most magical projects built by Civil Engineers.
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Report Card for New York's Infrastructure Arrives Sept. 29th Print E-mail
To raise awareness about New York State's infrastructure needs, ASCE will be releasing the inaugural Report Card for New York's Infrastructure, following the methodology of ASCE National's Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, both assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades. The categories that will be reported in this inaugural NYS Report Card are: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, roads, solid waste, transit, and wastewater.
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2015 Structures Group Spring Seminar Print E-mail
Past Chair Robert LaMagna, PE and Paul van Hagen, PE
The 2015 ASCE Structures Met Section Spring Seminar Series took place on May 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th, at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center. The event was a success with an average turnout of 90 audience members per night. The presentations included:

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2015 ASCE LIB Awards Dinner Dance Print E-mail
ascedinnerdance2015.jpg On May 7, 2015, the Long Island Branch hosted their annual Awards Dinner Dance at Westbury Manor. ASCE members and civil engineering professionals came together to celebrate the civil engineering profession and its fellow engineers with an evening of award presentations, dining and live music. The officer installation of the 2015-2016 LIB Board was led by the ASCE Region 1 Governor, Tony Cioffi.
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LIB YMC Volunteers in Hempstead with Habitat for Humanity Print E-mail
The ASCE Long Island Branch Younger Member Committee and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Met Section Younger Members Committee held their first joint volunteering event with the Nassau County Habitat for Humanity Chapter on May 9, 2015.
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Supporting the Development of Future Engineers Print E-mail
High School Student, Alanna McClancy, (left) with ASCE LIB Vice President, Adam DeVito, (right)
by Adam DeVito and Alanna McClancy

In the time since the inaugural National Engineers Week in 1951, engineers have designed the US Interstate Highway system connecting communities and cities, built taller skyscrapers, and developed the spacecraft allowing people to walk on the moon.
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432 Park Avenue Construction Site Tour Print E-mail
Some say that it is lonely at the top, but the ASCE Met Section's younger members discovered that it is also very cold. To celebrate National Engineers Week on February 24, 2015, Chris Shirley, of WSP, led a YMF technical tour of 432 Park Avenue, a super slim building under construction. Reaching a height of 1,396 feet, 432 Park Avenue is one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. At the top, it felt as if it were 20 degrees colder than at the base of the building.
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 6th, 2015
Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
13th Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
ENR Global Construction Summit
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Seismic Hazard Evaluation and Mitigation Using Simple Methods
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Conference
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
ASCE/ITE Joint Meeting
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
ENR: FutureTech East Conference
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Architectural Record Innovation Conference 2015

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