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The Carl A. Westerdahl Forum - Save the Date

Save the Date

The Carl A. Westerdahl Forum

Oct. 16, 2014

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Making the Connection:

Rensselaer Graduates Who Built Bridges over the Hudson

Join the Friends of the Folsom Library for the inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum.

Dr. Frank Griggs ’56, engineer, bridge restorer, and historian, will be the featured speaker. He, along with a panel of experts, will highlight the role Rensselaer alumni played in the growth of bridge design locally and nationwide in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lunchtime Presentation

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Civil Engineering Training at Rensselaer in the Late 1800s

Russell Sage Dining Hall

Lunch to be offered

Evening Presentation

6 – 7 p.m.

Crossing the Hudson: Capital Region Bridges

Reception to follow

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium

Sponsored by the Friends of the Folsom Library

The Carl A. Westerdahl Forum memorializes the creative contributions made by Carl A. Westerdahl (1937-2013), former dean, director, and historian at Rensselaer, through programs that explore education, history, art, architecture, engineering, and science as they relate to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Program details will follow. 

For more information, contact Adrienne Birchler, Folsom Library, 518-276-8329.

           Please share this announcement with all individuals and organizations you think would be interested.

Region 1 - ASCE 2014 Spring and Summer Continuing Education Seminars and Workshops

MEMORANDUM
 
 
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
Manchester, NH
Dam Breach Analysis Using HEC-RAS
April 30 - May 2, 2014
Secaucus, NJ
Design and Construction of Launched Bridges - NEW
May 1-2, 2014
Boston, MA
Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers
May 22-23, 2014
Portland, ME
High Wind and Flood Design for New and Existing Buildings Using ASCE 24 and ASCE 7-10
June 12-13, 2014
Secaucus, NJ
Earthquake-Induced Ground Motions
June 26-27, 2014
Boston, MA
Low Impact Development Applications for Water Resource Management
July 24-25, 2014
Hyannis, MA
Seismic Analysis of Structures and Equipment - NEW
July 24-25, 2014
Secaucus, NJ
Design, Construction, and Renovation of Masonry Structures ~Newly Updated for 2012 IBC and 2011 MSJC                           
August 14-15, 2014
Portland, ME
HEC-RAS Computer Workshop
August 20-22, 2014
Boston, MA
Leadership Development for the Engineer
September 11-12, 2014
Portland, ME
Techniques for Pavement Rehabilitation
September 17-19, 2014
Boston, MA
Structural-Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
April 24-25, 2015
Manchester, NH
 
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,
 
 
Jackie Simon
Manager, Geographic Services
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA  20191
703-295-6143
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Region 1 - ASCE 2014 Spring and Summer Continuing Education

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.

 

GeoWall 2014 Finalists Announced

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

Outstanding Section and Branch Web Site Award

 

Mohawk Section13WebAwardDecember 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.

Please inform Nancy Berson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-295-6010 if someone will be present to receive your award by December 26.

Thank you and congratulations again.

Sincerely,

Michael Wenning, P.E., F. ASCE

Chair, Leader Training Committee

cc:       Region 1 Director and Governors

 

Capital District TMC Tour

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:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102285790237227042267/albums/5925860098624315393


Save the date for the Transportation and Planning Symposium on November 20, 2013 at the Century House in Latham. This will be an all day event with lunch and PDHs.


Our next technical group meeting is on October 24, 2013 at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road. See you then.

Younger Members Networking Event

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
5:30–7:30 p.m.

Wolf’s 111
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.

 

 

5th Annual Geotechnical Symposium - Online Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 5th annual ASCE Mohawk‐Hudson Section Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium.  The Symposium will be held on November 15, 2013 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.  Please take advantage of the on-line registration.  If there are any issues regarding on-line registration, please contact Andrew Jensen ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Register Now!
 
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.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities - 5th Annual Geotechnical Symposium - November 15th, 2013

Click the Graphic Below to Learn About this Great Sponsorship Opportunity to Support the 5th Annual Geotechnical Symposium!

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We'd like to thank our past event sponsors again from 2012:

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Save the Date! 5th Annual Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium - November 15, 2013


The ASCE Mohawk‐Hudson Secton Geotechnical Committee is planning a one‐day symposium on November 15, 2013 in the Capital Region in Troy, New York at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
 
This will be the 5th annual Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium sponsored by the Mohawk‐Hudson Section. This year’s presenters include Dr. Frank Rausche (GRL), Dr. Allan Marr (Geocomp), as well as other established geotechnical engineers and researchers from Stopen Engineers, Hayward Baker, Brigham Young University, NDT Corporation, and GEI Consultants.

 

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