If you weren't at our April 8 event at The Cornell Club, you missed Joe Englot's talk on Engineering Approach to Disaster Resiliency. Joe's talk represented how the clear and logical approach offered by engineers can lead government and businesses through major events, and help to lessen the impact of future troubles. We were reminded of how few engineers we have in government, and how sorely our advice and involvement is needed.
The NYC Chapter Presidents are meeting to discuss developments at the NYC Department of Buildings. I'm sure you are aware of the new Building Code. New NYC Building Commissioner Rick Chandler, PE has welcomed NYSSPE's offer of assistance in disseminating information about the new Code changes, and of advice in matters of implementing those changes. Our responsibility as engineers and NSPE members is to get involved.
Please consider submitting nominations for our 2015 NY Chapter Awards. Now is the time to honor the projects and engineers that made a difference (or a splash!) this past year. The nomination forms are being distributed by email and should be submitted to me at rlefever@facademd by May 13, 2015.
Our next event is a dinner presentation at The Cornell Club on May 20. The topic is "Microgrids - Emerging as Power Supply Systems for Critical facilities" by Michael Neuberger, PE of D&B Engineers and Architects. Please come, bring a friend, and consider sponsoring the event.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Rick Lefever, PE, LEED AP
President, NYSSPE – NY Chapter