ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section - Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

Annual Dinner Meeting

Please Join Us for our Annual Dinner on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at Wolfs 1-11.  Download the Registration Flyer or Register Online

2015 Annual Dinner Meeting - May 6th

This year’s ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Dinner will be held on Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at Wolf’s 1-11, starting at 5:30PM.

The guest speaker will be Matt Yerkey, P.E. of Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C. in Clifton Park will discuss the Hadley Overpass bridge rehabilitation project located in North Adams, Massachusetts. The approximate $30 million, multi-staged project involves replacement and repair of the various super- and substructures that make up the 800-foot-long bridge that spans over the little Hoosick River and B&M Railroad. The presentation will discuss specifically the structural shoring and reinforcing of the project.

Download the Registration Flyer or Register Online

E-Week 2015

The Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week

February 26 & 27, 2015 – At the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany

Basic information about the event:
5 PDHs each day; seminars are from 8:00am-4:00pm
70 seminars offered in the two day event covering all disciplines
Exhibitors & Lunches each day
High School Bridge Competition
Future City Display
Capital District Robotics Team
Order of the Engineer - http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org/
Over 800 in Attendance

Exhibitor space will be available on both days, but limited booth space is available. It will Sell Out so get your form in early. Review exhibitor form and information that is attached.

You also have the opportunity to advertise in our Program Book– DEADLINE 1/30/14.

We also have Sponsorship Opportunities available, this is an excellent opportunity for branding and exposure.

Your involvement is important to us and a valuable way for your organization to reach the engineering community.

Visit our website for more information: www.CapitalDistrictEweek.org

Seminar Form

Exhibitor Form

Program Book Form

Sponsor Form

Directions to:Albany Marriott - 189 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY.

Recent Student Chapter Awards

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The 2013 ASCE Distinguished Chapter award was given to the USMA ASCE Student Chapter at West Point.  Congratulations! Download the letter from ASCE.


The RPI Student Chapter received a honorable menion for its Outstanding Activities as recorded inteh 2012 Annual Report.  Download the letter from ASCE.

New York State Report Card Information Just Released!

View on ASCE Dedicated National Report Cord:

New York Key Facts :

Water and Environment

Dams

  • New York’s dam safety program has 12.49 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 458.4 state regulated dams.
  • New York has 403 high hazard dams.
  • 88% of the state regulated dams in New York have an Emergency Action Plan.
  • New York’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $1,386,500.

Drinking Water

  • New York has reported $27 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Hazardous Waste

  • New York has 87 sites on the National Priorities List.

Levees

  • New York has approximately 146 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.

Wastewater

  • New York has reported $29.7 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.

Transportation

Aviation

  • There are 141 public-use airports in New York.

Bridges

  • 2,169 of the 17,420 bridges in New York (12.5%) are considered structurally deficient.
  • 4,718 of the 17,420 bridges in New York (27.1%) are considered functionally obsolete.
  • New York received $429.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.

Inland Waterways

  • New York has 390 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 22nd in the nation.

Ports

  • New York’s ports handled 52 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 17th in the nation.

Rail

  • New York has 37 freight railroads covering 3,479 miles across the state, ranking it 13th by mileage.

Roads

  • Driving on roads in need of repair costs New York motorists $4.551 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $403 per motorist.
  • 60% of New York’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
  • New York has 114,546 public road miles.
  • New York’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 6,767 per capita, ranking it 49th in the nation.
  • New York’s gas tax of 50.6 cents per gallon has not been increased in 0 years.

Transit

  • New York has 3,764,951 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.

Public Facilities

Parks and Recreation

  • New York has reported an unmet need of $95.4 million for its parks system.

Schools

  • Public school districts in New York spent a total of $14.3 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
  • It is estimated that New York schools have $2.1 billion in infrastructure funding needs.

Energy

  • New York produces 32.286 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 4th.

The new ASCE 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure is now available at www.infrastructurereportcard.org and as a tablet and phone app on the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Every four years, ASCE issues the Report Card which evaluates conditions and investment needs for major sectors of infrastructure — including roads, bridges, drinking water systems, ports, mass transit, and the electric grid. This year’s Report Card covers 16 infrastructure categories, and it’s being released as a digital application (or “app”) that includes videos, interactive maps, and other multimedia tools. For the first time, the 2013 Report Card provides information for all 50 states, including examples of initiatives and innovations that are making a difference. For example, Oklahoma created a plan to replace or rehabilitate over 950 structurally deficient bridges between 2013 and 2020. Philadelphia implemented a program to improve resiliency and address combined sewer overflows using green infrastructure, capable of capturing water from all but the most severe storms.

Be the first to get the new Report Card at www.infrastructurereportcard.org, and just as importantly, share the grades in your social and professional networks via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!  We hope everyone will be able to use this great product to get even more people involved in the conversation around our nation’s infrastructure.

ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

Every family and business needs infrastructure to thrive– from your road to work, to your internet, to the pipes bringing clean water to your house. In a new app format, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and clear reference available on America’s infrastructure in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles, and interactive content, this app shows how your state’s infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. Share how America raise the grades and along with any part of the app with friends, coworkers, LinkedIn groups, or even your elected officials. Download the Report Card at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.

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Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Young Professionals Structures Congress Scholarship

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE is offering scholarships to young professionals to attend the 2013 Structures Congress in Pittsburgh, May 2 through May 4. SEI has increased the number of scholarships available from last year. Please forward this scholarship information to your younger members and encourage them to apply.

Thank you so much for your assistance,

Cherylyn Henry

SEI Young Professionals Committee Secretary

SEI Young Professionals Scholarship to attend the 2013 Structures Congress in Pittsburgh

SEI is committed to the future of structural engineering and is offering scholarships for young professionals (age 35 and under) to attend the annual Structures Congress. Many young professionals have found attending the Structures Congress to be a career-changing and energizing experience. The conference provides ample opportunities for networking and professional development, and there are several events and seminars geared toward young professionals. Please apply for the scholarship by Monday, January 14, 2013. Please contact Cherylyn Henry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Scholarship link: http://www.seinstitute.org/committees/YoungProf.html

2013 Structures Congress link: http://content.asce.org/conferences/structures2013/index.html

2012 ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following section members:

  • Young Engineer of the Year – Edward P. Larkin, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Meritorious Service Award - Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Student Chapter Award Winners:
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Douglas D. Das, S.M.ASCE
    • Hudson Valley Community College – Phillip Sutter, S.M.ASCE
    • United States Military Academy at West Point – CDT Brett A. Everett, S.M.ASCE

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor - Craig T. D'Allaird, P.E., M.ASCE (HVCC)

  • Outstanding Practitioner Advisor - Christopher Carter, I.E., A.M.ASCE (RPI)
  • Scholarship Award Winner - Sarah Miele, Queensbury High School
  • Section Members Achieving Life Member Status:
    • James A. Besha, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Gregory W. Druback, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Daniel V. Fritzsche, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Kenneth G. Fusci, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Joseph J. Lee-Civalier, P.E., M.ASCE
    • Allan R. Page, P.E., M.ASCE
Young Engineer of the Year Award

Edward Patrick Larkin, P.E., M.ASCE has been named as this year’s Young Engineer of the Year.

Ed attended Union College and received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2005.  While at Union, he was President of the ASCE Student Chapter during his senior year. He has been a civil engineer at The Chazen Companies since 2005.

Ed became a registered Professional Engineer in 2010. His areas of technical expertise include potable water, storm water, sanitary sewer, roads, geotechnical design, structural design, construction inspection, construction estimating, and code reviews. Notable projects include building code review and compliance monitoring for Global Foundries in Malta, NY, and capital design and construction phase services for municipal and state  clients including Wards Lane sanitary sewer rehabilitation, South Lyons Avenue road and utility replacement, Vermont Avenue sanitary sewer improvements, Town of Stillwater multi-use trail, Otisville Correctional Facility drainage improvements, Chateaugay Correctional Facility temporary water system, and Kingston Armory pump replacement project. Ed is also actively involved in his firm's college recruitment initiatives.

Ed has developed into a sound, driven engineer who is engaged in promoting the profession, both internally and externally. He has continued to serve ASCE as the Section's Younger Member Committee Chair. In this role he organizes the annual Toys-for-Tots drive, which he expanded to two locations in 2011, nearly doubling the toys collected from the previous year. Ed has brought new ideas to the Board and successfully led events such as career mixers, EIT and PE exam "Thank God It's Over" social events, and most recently Rebuilding Together where he brought students and younger members together to build a handicap ramp for a local disabled individual's home.   He has assisted with the Section's annual Scholarship Award Benefit Golf Outing and he has served as a mentor to RPI seniors for their capstone project. Ed is energetic and a true inspiration for the Section's younger (and not so younger) members!

The Meritorious Service Award is an honor presented to ASCE members who have made a long-standing contribution to the society and its initiatives.

Meritorious Service Award

The Mohawk-Hudson Section is pleased to present the 2012 Meritorious Service Award to Edwin K. Twiss, P.E., M.ASCE.

Ed is a Project Manager and Engineer with AECOM located in Latham, New York. Over the past eight years, Ed has served in various positions on the Mohawk-Hudson Section board. He began his service on the board in 2004 as the Secretary, and progressed as the President-Elect in 2008, President in 2009, First Past President in 2010, and he is currently the outgoing Second Past President.

Ed has been a tremendous asset on the Mohawk-Hudson Section board. He has served as a mentor to younger members on the board and committee chairpersons over the years. He also rewrote the Section's By-Laws (currently submitted to ASCE for approval). His extensive knowledge of how the section has historically operated has been invaluable.

Throughout his years of service, Ed has participated in various events and conferences at the Section and Regional Level. He has frequently represented the Mohawk-Hudson Section at New York State Council Meetings and Region 1 Assemblies. He has assisted with the planning of the Section's annual golf outing. As a 1995 graduate of RPI, Ed also tries to remain active with the ASCE Student Chapter at RPI by attending meetings with the RPI officers and attending ASCE events at RPI. Ed has also attended several Upstate New York Student Competitions and been a judge for the Mead Papers, student essays on ethics in engineering. Beyond ASCE, Ed has been a judge for the Capital District Math Counts Competition for middle school students.

Latest News

  • 2015 Annual Dinner Meeting - May 6th +

    This year’s ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Dinner will be held on Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at Wolf’s 1-11, starting at 5:30PM. The guest speaker will be Matt Yerkey, P.E. of Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C. in Clifton Park will discuss the Hadley Overpass bridge rehabilitation project located in North Adams, Massachusetts. The approximate Read More
  • E-Week 2015 +

    The Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week February 26 & 27, 2015 – At the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd., Albany Basic information about the event:5 PDHs each day; seminars are from 8:00am-4:00pm 70 seminars offered in the two day event covering all disciplines Exhibitors & Lunches each day High Read More
  • Recent Student Chapter Awards +

    The 2013 ASCE Distinguished Chapter award was given to the USMA ASCE Student Chapter at West Point.  Congratulations! Download the letter from ASCE. The RPI Student Chapter received a honorable menion for its Outstanding Activities as recorded inteh 2012 Annual Report.  Download the letter from ASCE. Read More
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