Welcome to the Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers


Capital District Engineer's Week
February 16 and 17

ASCE's Dream Big Movie Screenings


Tectonic is looking for a
Senior-Level Civil Engineer
(Posted 01/09/17)
Stantec is looking for a
Transportation Engineer with 4-6 years of highway design experience
(Posted 01/02/17)

2017 Scholarship Application 

Newsletter/Website Sponsors

New York State Infrastructure Report Card




ASCE is proud to offer access to the slides from presentations delivered at the 2016 Geo Day. Available for viewing are:

Top-Down Static Load Testing Instrumentation by Van E. Komurka, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE

A Unique Foundation Wall, Where Temporarary Becomes Permanent by Andrew Nichols, P.E.

Remediation of Soft Sensitive Clays Using the "Dry Mix Method" by Michael J. Mann, P.E. and Michael Grant, P.E.

Design of 54-inch Diameter HDPE for Directional Drill by Brian Dorwart, P.E.

Geotechnical Instrumentation: Innovation to benefit design and risk by GETEC a Keller Company

Troy-Smith Avenue Bulkhead Replacement Troy Lock and Dam by Bill Walton P.E., S.E., F.ASCE and PJ Snyder, P.E.

President's Message

Luke Thompson, PE, M. ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers is currently pursuing three strategic initiatives - Sustainable Infrastructure, the ASCE Grand Challenge, and Raise the Bar. The Mohawk-Hudson Section is proud to be able to progress these issues and advance the profession of civil engineering in our undertaking in 2017.

The 25th annual Capital District Future City Competition was held on January 21st at Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady. The Mohawk-Hudson Section is proud to be a continuing sponsor of this program for students in grades 6 through 8 as they apply STEM principles and creative innovation to design a future city. The theme for this year was The Power of Public Space. Our Section was proud to award the "Most Innovative Infrastructure Award" to Mont Pleasant Middle School. Congratulations to them and to all the teams that competed this year.

Coming up on February 16th and 17th at the Marriott on Wolf Road is the Capital District's 37th Annual Celebration of National Engineers Week. E-Week provides a great assortment of educational, networking, and professional opportunities for all types of engineers. While continuing education is a main focus, the celebration of Engineers Week offers much more.

The High School Model Bridge Competition will be held at E-Week on Thursday, February 16th. Volunteers from the ASCE SEI Chapter, ABCD, NYSDOT, RPI, HVCC, and others organize and participate in the extraordinary event aimed at engaging young minds in fundamental engineering principals as they are challenged to build balsa wood bridges and test them under load.

There will be many students from surrounding high schools and local colleges attending the E-Week activities. Many of those students will benefit from your attendance, as the Capital District Celebration of Engineers Week aims to invest in future engineers by donating proceeds to various programs such as the Capital District Future City Competition, MathCounts Program, Model Bridge Competition, RPI HVCC ASCE Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Competitions, Capital District Robotics Team, Math Circle Program, Educating Girls for Engineering (EDGE), and others.

Our Section is about to send requests to area high schools for eligible applicants to apply for our annual scholarship, which is a four year, $1,000 a year award presented to a deserving high school senior who will be pursuing a program leading to a degree in civil engineering. Be sure to share the word with any worthy candidates you know.

Our young members group is in the process of planning their next social gathering tentatively scheduled for mid-March. 

Coming up later this year will be our annual dinner, and mark your calendar for the annual golf outing on Friday, July 14th. 

As always, all members are invited to all our events. Stay tuned for more information as the dates get closer.

We are currently looking to fill multiple positions, so if you are interested in getting involved, contact any board member, committee chair, or technical group/institute chair for more information.



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