News and Announcements
ABCD WNY was proud to participate in the second Professional Association Day for Civil and Environmental Engineers at RIT on September 20, 2013. Students were able to engage in conversations with Engineering Professionals to learn about the benefits of becoming involved in various engineering societies. Tim Bradley and Chris Sichak spoke with students and explained ABCD’s various goals such as student outreach, continuing education, and providing networking opportunities. In addition, Tim and Chris were able to speak with various members of the RIT Steel Bridge Team who were enthused to continue the working relationship between their team and the organization moving forward.
The 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing was held at Terry Hills Country Club in Batavia, NY on June 20, 2013. Eighty four (84) golfers enjoyed lunch, a challenging round of golf, and dinner with a raffle of many donated prizes including a grand prize package of tickets to a Buffalo Sabres Hockey Game.
The SUNY at Buffalo Student Steel Bridge Team (Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Department) competed over the 2012-2013 school year in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition. Over 200 schools and 3,000 students from colleges and university across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico competed in the year long event.
The Association for Bridge Construction and Design would like to thank Tom Mialki of NYSDOT Region 4 and Frank Fisher of Crane Hogan for an interesting presentation on the Rehabilitation of the Irondequoit Bay Bridge. The event was held at the Monroe County Office Building and the delicious lunch was catered by the Dinosaur Barbeque. Approximately 60 attendees each earned 1 pdh credit.
The February Dinner Meeting was held at the Classics V Banquet Center and featured speakers from Hatch Mott MacDonald. Ronald Klinczar PE, Donald Lazzarro PE and Mark Mruk PE presented “Tips, Techniques and Pitfalls of Bridge Preservation”. Over 50 people attended. Some of those who were given recognition during the meeting included Greg Phattanachitanon of UB (winner of one of the ABCD Scholarships), Hanjin Hu of UB (winner of the ABCD Fellowship) and several UB students who helped with the ABCD Model Bridge Contest held earlier in the day.