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

ASCE 2015 Spring and Summer Continuing Education Seminars and Workshops

Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education schedule of seminars and workshops for spring and summer scheduled in your geographic area. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind.

Geographic Services would greatly appreciate if the Continuing Education schedule be included in your upcoming newsletters as well as added to your websites.

If you have any questions, or if I can be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you in advance,

Jackie Simon
Manager, Geographic Services
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
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ASCE Canoe and Bridge Competition

Swamp Test -  University of Buffalo

Swamp Test - University of Buffalo in Foreground

Women's Endurance - Cornell

Women's Endurance - Cornell

Women's Endurance - RPI

Women's Endurance - RPI

Women's Endurance - West Point

Women's Endurance - West Point

Women's Endurance - Polytechnique, Montreal

Women's Endurance - Polytechnique, Montreal

Women's Endurance - ETS, Montreal

Women's Endurance - ETS, Montreal

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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    Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education schedule of seminars and workshops for spring and summer scheduled in your geographic area. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind. Geographic Services would greatly appreciate if the Continuing Education schedule be included Read More
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    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
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