Need an inexpensive way to get 7 PDH credits for New York licensure, and learn a thing or two about geotechnical practice and the latest research? Then come and join us at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on November 14, 2014 for the 6th annual ASCE Mohawk-Hudson - Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium!
This year we have another great line up of presentations with our featured speaker, Jerry DiMaggio, P.E. who will present on Four Decades of Deep Foundation Advancements in the Transportation Industry. Our other presentations include:
Twin Box Tunnels, Liberty University
Jeremiah Jezerski, PE & AJ McGinn, PhD, PE, Brierley Associates
Secant Pile Wall Alternative to Conventional Underpinning
Ketan Trivedi, P.E., Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Load-Displacement Behavior of Screw-Piles and Helical Anchors in Sand and Clay
Alan J. Lutenegger, P.E., Ph.D., UMass Amherst
Innovative Slope Stabilization – Introducing Geopier SRT™ System
Kellie Owens, P.E., GeoStructures, Inc.
Detention Basins in Appalachian Karst
Joseph A. Fischer, P.E., Geoscience Services
Underground Subway Construction in Manhattan, New York City
Chu Ho, Sc.D., Arup
In addition, the day will end with a small reception at the Russell Sage Dining Hall.
Starting on October 13th we will have on-line registration through the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section website (Home - Welcome to the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section), where you can pay by credit card.
Please reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to attend. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Gary Dale, PE
ASCE Geotechnical Symposium Co-Chair
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TO: ASCE Region 1 Section and Branch Presidents, Newsletter Editors, Webmasters and Region Governors
FROM: Jackie Simon, Manager, Geographic Services
DATE: April 9, 2014
RE: Region 1 - ASCE 2014 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.
Structural-Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
April 24-25, 2014
Dam Breach Analysis Using HEC-RAS
April 30 - May 2, 2014
Design and Construction of Launched Bridges - NEW
May 1-2, 2014
Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers
May 22-23, 2014
High Wind and Flood Design for New and Existing Buildings Using ASCE 24 and ASCE 7-10
June 12-13, 2014
Earthquake-Induced Ground Motions
June 26-27, 2014
Low Impact Development Applications for Water Resource Management
July 24-25, 2014
Seismic Analysis of Structures and Equipment - NEW
July 24-25, 2014
Design, Construction, and Renovation of Masonry Structures ~Newly Updated for 2012 IBC and 2011 MSJC
August 14-15, 2014
HEC-RAS Computer Workshop
August 20-22, 2014
Leadership Development for the Engineer
September 11-12, 2014
Techniques for Pavement Rehabilitation
September 17-19, 2014
Structural-Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
April 24-25, 2015
Geographic Services would greatly appreciate if the newest 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,
Manager, Geographic Services
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
ASCE National’s Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education Schedule of seminars and workshops for Spring/Summer 2013 scheduled in Region 1. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department. The new schedule has been placed under the Links tab on each Region website.
By Bill Kitch
Sixteen teams have qualified for for finals at Geo-Congress 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's top qualifier, Cal State-Fullerton, is making their fifth appearance at the GeoWall finals. Their highest previous finish was 4th place. Will this be their year? Last year winners, Cal Poly-Pomona, qualified in 11th palce. Only five points seperate highest from lowest scores on the design paper submittal. The competition is wide open and any of the finalists could win. Last year Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute qualified in last postion but finished in 2nd place. Competition will be at a fever pitch. Be sure to visit the exhibit hall Monday, Feburary 24, 2014 between 10:00am and 2:00pm to see the competition.
The top eight qualifying teams earned travel grants. Grants are generously provided by our sponsors: ADSC, AGSCO, CRM, ELE, Geosyntec, Golder Associates, Reinforced Earth, Tencate, Tensar. Please thank our sponsors.
The finalists in qualifying order are:
1) California State University-Fullerton
2) University of Kansas
3) Arizona State University
4) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5) University of Texas-Arlington
6) University of Missouri-Columbia
7) University of New Hampshire
8) University of California-Los Angeles
9) California State University-Los Angeles
10) University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
11) Cal Poly Pomona
12) University of California-Davis
13) Southern Methodist University
14) University of Delaware
15) Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
16) University of Arkansas
December 12, 2013
Jenny Moon-Lippman, P.E., M.ASCE
President, Mohawk Hudson Section
14 Cartwheel Drive
Scotia, NY 12302
Re: Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award
Dear President Moon-Lippmann:
It is a distinct honor to notify you that the Mohawk Hudson Section has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 National Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award in the “medium” Section and Branch membership category. This award will be presented at the 2014 Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5 Multi-Region Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 8 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown at 11:30 am. It is our hope that you or a representative from your Section will be in attendance to receive the award presented by ASCE President Over. Unfortunately, there is no additional reimbursement available for this event.
In the next few days, you will receive an ASCE Virtual Award acknowledging this recognition.
for display on your web site.
Thank you and congratulations again.
Michael Wenning, P.E., F. ASCE
Chair, Leader Training Committee
cc: Region 1 Director and Governors
We ended the summer with a fantastic tour of the new Capital Region Transportation Management Center (TMC). Big thanks to the staff of the TMC and State Police who provided a great presentation and in-depth look at their brand new facility.
Check out the tour photos:
Our next technical group meeting is on October 24, 2013 at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road. See you then.
Join the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section Young Members Section for a Happy Hour and Networking Event
This is a great opportunity to connect and network with fellow young engineers in the Capital District.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
111 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Appetizers and a free Drink will be provided to those who RSVP.
Please RSVP through email by November 5th. Event is free and open to all local engineers.
This year’s presenters include Dr. Frank Rausche (Pile Dynamics, Inc.,), Dr. Allen Marr (Geocomp Corporation), as well as other established geotechnical engineers and researchers from John P. Stopen Engineering, Hayward Baker, Brigham Young University, NDT Corporation, Brierley Associates, CHA and GZA GeoEnvironmental.
We look forward to seeing you all there this November. Download the registration flyer and schedule.