Structural Engineers Association of New York
OHNY Weekend Highlight:
Engineering New York
October 17 & 18 2015
New York has always been a city of engineering feats, home to historically important projects-from the Brooklyn Bridge to the subway system to the Empire State Building- that pushed the boundaries of structural possibility. Over the past decade, architects and engineers have continued this long tradition of structural innovation, using new materials and technologies to design and build a new generation of New York icons that advance the art of engineering while enriching the city's built environment.
During this year's OHNY Weekend, Open House New York and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) partner to open a selection of recent projects that illustrate the state of the art of structural engineering in New York City. Tours will help visitors to understand these projects from the perspective of the structural engineers who helped transform them from idea to reality.
Several Engineering New York sites feature Open Access hours; others require Advance Reservations, as noted below. For more information about these sites, or to make reservations where necessary, visit ohny.org/engineering.
1 Apple Cube - 5th Ave
EERI - Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative Call for Committee Volunteers
EERI-NYNE is calling for committee volunteers to join the EERI SESI (Schools Earthquake Safety Initiative)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteer participation in these active SESI subcommittees:
AIA NY - Bricks & Beverages: Professionals Play with LEGO Bricks
October 16 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM FRIDAY, ARCHTOBER 16
At The Center for Architecture
In their quest to meet deadlines, architects do not get much opportunity to play at design. The Center for Architecture and LEGO invite young professionals for "Bricks and Beverages," a fun and lively game night that will rekindle our participants' love of LEGOs while enjoying a night out among friends and colleagues.
"Bricks and Beverages" will consist of a LEGO build competition with three architectural challenges. Participants in teams (1-5 people per team) will randomly draw a building type (museum, stadium, theater) and styles (Chicago School, Brutalist, Gothic) from a hat to create a wacky design mandate. A LEGO prize will be awarded to the best team, selected by a panel of judges.
Wine, beer, snacks, and a custom, LEGO-inspired cocktail will be served.
Organized by: Center for Architecture
Co-organized by: AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
In partnership with:
Price: $15 for AIA members; $20 for non-members
Click Here for more information & to Register
Team members must register individually. Please include your team name when you register. Competitors limited to 50 people total.
A program of Archtober 2015, NYC's month-long architecture and design festival.
The ICE invites you to a debate on the motion:
“It was right to cancel the ARC rail tunnel project between Manhattan and New Jersey”
Moderator: Richard Giffen - Arup
Date and Time
Thursday 24th September 2015
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
11th Street Bar
11th Street between Ave A and B
N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street, then L to 1st Ave
Free Entry Happy Hour prices all night.
Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers
For further details on the event contact:
David Watson e: email@example.com
Visit www.iceusa.org for upcoming events
Statements made during the debate do not necessarily reflect the actual views of the debaters, their employers, or the ICE.
Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora announced that twenty-six Architectural and Engineering Design Requirement Contracts are being issued for Micro, Small, Medium and Large firms to undertake public building projects citywide.
The launch of Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 will be celebrated with a Pre-Proposal Conference on
Thursday, September 3rd,
at the Department of Design and Construction
30-30 Thomson Avenue, (1st floor- Atrium)
Long Island City NY 11101.
The statement in The City Record of August 12, 2015 advised all qualified and interested firms to download the RFP here or for RFP information to contact Hemwattie Roopnarine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-391-1375. Responses to the RFP are due on or before September 17,2015 at 4:00 PM.
4.0 PDH $150
TimesCenter in the New York Times Building
Click Here for Registration Information
If you can donate any of the equipment below, please contact the SEAoNY office:
- Schmidt hammers
- Rebar detectors
- UT/laser devices
- Crack gauges
NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler today announced a new plan(PDF) that will fundamentally reform the agency to enhance public and worksite safety, slash wait times and delays, and modernize all aspects of the agency to meet the needs of a 21st century city.
The Department of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the New York City Construction Codes and Zoning Resolution on more than a million buildings and construction sites throughout the City. Issuing a record 140,000 construction permits in 2014, the daily operations of the Department impact the everyday lives of those that live, work and build in New York City.
Earlier this year, Mayor de Blasio announced the beginnings of “fundamental reform” at the Department of Buildings, and today’s action plan delivers on that pledge. With an unprecedented infusion of new resources, including 320 new positions and $120 million over four years, and significant reforms to internal processes and public interactions, the City of New York will ensure its Department of Buildings is second to none in customer service, public safety and efficient oversight.
To read the whole Press Release click here
It's time to nominate someone whom you think will be a great leader of SEAoNY.
Click Here to Download the 2016 Nomination Form
Conference Synopsis: After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia are again resurgent. From Miami to Melbourne, Bogota to Beijing, Toronto to Turin, tall projects are being proposed and built in significant number. Nowhere is this more evident than in New York, where several new urban typologies are developing simultaneously; the ultra skinny, luxury residential towers exemplified by One57 and 432 Park; the urban-regeneration clusters such as Hudson Yards and the World Trade Center site; the prefabricated high rise and other technical innovations as seen at Pacific Park; as well as numerous others. In addition, the increasing importance of both resilient infrastructure in the face of mounting climate change, as well as quality public space exemplified through projects such as the High Line, are adding to a fascinating mix.
Yet the flow of capital enabling many of these projects is complex, and shows an interconnectedness of our cities way beyond what was evident even just a short decade or two before. Developments in Sydney are as likely to be driven by forces from Shanghai as locally, Canadian pension funds are enabling several tall buildings in London, and Middle East capital seems, once again, to be everywhere. On top of this, after a decade or more of unprecedented vertical growth in Chinese cities, China is now investing in myriad urban centers around the world.
The CTBUH will thus bring its 2015 Conference to the evolving high rise tapestry that is New York to examine this dual phenomena – the motivations and mechanisms that are enabling multi-national investment scenarios, and the technical innovations that are driving new heights, forms, materials and construction techniques. The conference will explore what all this means for the skyscraper of the future – more adaptable to the sustainable and technological challenges of the age. Join us in New York to find out more!
For more information, please visit: http://www.ctbuh2015.com/
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