Structural Engineers Association of New York
When: Wednesday, 11th November 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Admission free.
Where: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. 20 West 44th Street, NYC, NY, 10036
Sponsored by: STRAAM Group., 40 Wall Street, NY, NY and Forensic Engineering Technical Group of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Distinguished Speakers: Ms. Margot Christeller and Dr. Alan Jeary AO, PhD, FIStructE
Margot Christeller spent 18 months as Deputy General Manager of the Infrastructure Rebuild team at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and then an additional 18 months at CERA supporting the work to refresh the governance, leadership and funding frameworks to meet the collective needs of the city to survive and recover. Margot is visiting NYC, Washington DC and San Francisco to continue her engagement, at their invitation, with urban development and recovery agencies such as the UNDP, World Bank and the City of San Francisco.
Context – What happened? 6.3 earthquake and 30 major aftershocks in a year.
Observations -- What worked well and what we learned to prepare for the future.
Lessons learned/ Opportunities – Smart technology and building resilient cities.
Future -- What does this mean for other cities?
Please RSVP via email to: Info@straamgroup.com
Tuesday Nov 10, 2015
Free and open to the public
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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
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