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.
More info to come. Stay tuned
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
Directions to:Albany Marriott - 189 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY.
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.
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.
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.
Get updates on the upcoming Report Card by friending Save America's Infrastructure
or follow ASCE's Government Relations group on Twitter at @ASCEGovRel
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,
SEI Young Professionals Committee Secretary
SEI Young Professionals Scholarship to attend the 2013 Structures Congress in Pittsburgh
Scholarship link: http://www.seinstitute.org/committees/YoungProf.html
2013 Structures Congress link: http://content.asce.org/conferences/structures2013/index.html
Congratulations to the following section members:
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.