ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section - Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

2015 Geotechnical Symposium - Save The Date

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 13, 2015 for the 7th annual ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium!

This year we have another great line up of presentations with our featured speaker, Professor Kenneth H. Stokoe, of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin, who will present on Effectiveness of Inhibiting Liquefaction Triggering by Shallow Ground Improvement Methods: Field Shaking Trials with T- Rex in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our other presentations include:

Drydock for Maid of the Mist
Michael Mann, P.E., McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C.

Recent Practices in Performance Verification of Jet Grouting
Jeff DiStasi, Hayward Baker, Inc.

Tappan Zee Foundations
Robert Palermo, P.E., GZA-TZC

Micopiles in Improved Soil
Paul Bailey, P.E., GPI

TBM Rescue Shaft, Alaskan Way SR99
A.J. McGinn, P.E., Brierley Associates

Dam Corewall Raise, Taylor Fit for Seamless Integration of Seismic and H&H Design Requirements
Michael Quinn, P.E., CHA Consulting, Inc.

We will email the registration flyer beginning early October, which will include on-line registration through the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section website, where you can pay by credit card.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event please let me know and I will email you a flyer regarding the sponsorship levels in September.

Please reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to attend. We look forward to seeing you all there!

If I’m not available, feel free to contact Carsten Floess (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Paul Bailey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Regards,

Gary Dale, PE

You're Invited: New York's Infrastructure Report Card Release Events on 9/29

Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure Arrives September 29th

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.

The results of this Report Card are scheduled to be revealed at simultaneous news conferences on September 29th in Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, and New York City as well as presented at the ASCE Convention in New York City in early October. This Report Card will also be available online at www.infrastructurereportcard.org/newyork. If you’d like further information or to volunteer to participate in the release of this statewide leadership effort, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHAT: Press Release Event of the 2015 Report Card for New York’s Infrastructure

WHO:

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York State Council
Mark Rusnica, F.ASCE, Past Region 1 Director, ASCE
Barry Anctil, PE, President, Mohawk-Hudson Section of ASCE
Hon. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, P.E
Mark N. Eagan, CEO, Capital Region Chamber
Karen P. Morrison, P.E., VP, Transportation & Technical Services, Associated General Contractors of New York State
Carm Basile, President, New York Public Transit Association

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Aqueduct Park
2845 Aqueduct Road
Niskayuna, NY

Niskayuna side (southwest) of NYS Route 146 Bridge crossing the Mohawk River

*Please do not park in the local business or rowing club lots, parking is available in lot behind the park.

ABCD/ASCE Trans/ENYACI Port of Coeymans Tour

All,

I have attached photos from tour yesterday! We had 43 people signed up to attend from the three organizations.

Captions:

594 - Entrance to Port
591 - Overview of Port
589 - Port Sign-In
584 - Bridge Girders
581 - Start of Tour

Ron Vaughn

 Entrance to Port

Overview of Port

Port Sign In

Bridge Girders

Start of Tour

2015 Geotechnical Symposium - Save The Date

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 13, 2015 for the 7th annual ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium!

This year we have another great line up of presentations with our featured speaker, Professor Kenneth H. Stokoe, of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin, who will present on Effectiveness of Inhibiting Liquefaction Triggering by Shallow Ground Improvement Methods: Field Shaking Trials with T- Rex in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our other presentations include:

Drydock for Maid of the Mist
Michael Mann, P.E., McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C.

Recent Practices in Performance Verification of Jet Grouting
Jeff DiStasi, Hayward Baker, Inc.

Tappan Zee Foundations
Robert Palermo, P.E., GZA-TZC

Micopiles in Improved Soil
Paul Bailey, P.E., GPI

TBM Rescue Shaft, Alaskan Way SR99
A.J. McGinn, P.E., Brierley Associates

Dam Corewall Raise, Taylor Fit for Seamless Integration of Seismic and H&H Design Requirements
Michael Quinn, P.E., CHA Consulting, Inc.

We will email the registration flyer beginning early October, which will include on-line registration through the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section website, where you can pay by credit card.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event please let me know and I will email you a flyer regarding the sponsorship levels in September.

Please reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to attend. We look forward to seeing you all there!

If I’m not available, feel free to contact Carsten Floess (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Paul Bailey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Regards,

Gary Dale, PE

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.

The Mohawk - Hudson Section would like to remind our members that a discount is available on all ASCE Continuing Education webinars. Just click on the link for Live Webinars or here for On-Demand Webinars and use promo code WEBMOHSEC to take advantage of our exclusive discount. Please keep an eye out on your email for more information. 20% of the gross revenue generated for all webinars purchased using our promo code will be given back to the section which will allow us to do more for our members.

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
703-295-6143
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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

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.

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