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The Infrastructure Group was created in 1990, consolidating the activities of four Met Section technical groups: Engineering Management, Transportation, Environmental Engineering, and Urban Planning.

The mission of the Infrastructure Group is:

  • To gather the latest information on the planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of the New York City Metropolitan region's infrastructure subsystems (e.g., electric power and communications, gas and liquid fuels, transportation, water supply, and sewerage).
  • To actively encourage the development of communication channels and foster a dialogue among the engineering community, the construction industry, public and governmental authorities and agencies, as well as the public at-large.
  • To disseminate the latest information to as large an audience as possible and thereby make a tangible contribution towards improving the quality of life in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Infrastructure Group Sponsors

The Infrastructure Group wishes to thank the following companies for their sponsorship.  Their generous contributions are highly appreciated and help us to support our activities and scholarship to Civil Engineering students.

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Past and Future Activities

The Infrastructure Group has organized a number of conferences and seminars. Proceedings are still available for the seminars held from 2001-2014 at $35 each + $5 shipping. Please contact the Infrastructure Group chair to order.

Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month. Upcoming Infrastructure Group lectures are shown in the calendar on the right side of this page.

Lectures, worth 1.5 PDH each, are held from 6:00-7:30 pm at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY. Refreshments are served from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.

A two day seminar worth 10.0 PDHs is held for two days during the last week of March from 2:15-9:00 pm on the first day and 2:30-9:00 pm on the second day. Sometimes, an alternate one day seminar is held all day from 7:30 am thru 6:30 pm, still worth 10 PDHs.

New Members are Welcome. Contact the Infrastructure Group chair for more information.

Future speakers for our lectures and seminars are also encouraged to contact the Infrastructure Group chair with proposed topics and ideas for presentations.

Rehabilitation of Major Deegan Expressway Viaduct From E 138th St to E 161st St Print E-mail
Mr. Tariq M. Bashir, PE (Center) with Infrastructure Group Co-Chair Walter Kulczycki, PE (Left) and the Chair of Infrastructure Group, Jaimin Amin PE (Right)
Construction is currently in progress on a mile-long elevated structure carrying the Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) from East 138th Street to Macombs Dam Bridge near Yankee Stadium. This section of I-87 has an AADT of 102,000 vehicles per day.
Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) - Utilizing Full Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panel Systems Print E-mail
Dr. Rajendra Navalurkar, P.E. (Left) with Infrastructure Group Co-Chair Walter Kulczycki, P.E.
Full depth precast concrete deck panel systems are gaining popularity and their application has been increasing with the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) / Prefabricated Bridge Elements & Systems (PBES).
Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge Print E-mail
On October 22, 2014, the Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Design Challenges and Behavior of High Capacity Piles for the New NY (Tappan Zee) Bridge" in Brooklyn, NY.
Bridge Assessment Management Beyond the Short Term Print E-mail
20140917_seminar1.jpg The Met Section Infrastructure Group and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering cosponsored a technical lecture: "Bridge Assessment Management – Beyond the Short Term" on September 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Tariq M. Bashir, PE, Regional Bridge Asset Manager and Design Supervisor of NYSDOT Region 11 presented the guiding principles of New York State Department of Transportation's infrastructure investment and decision making and their application to Bridge Asset Management.
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