President's MessageHello All,
Chris Latreille, with Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, started 2015 off for ACI CNY with an excellent talk on BIM. We learned that Building Information Modeling is being used by designers and then by contractors on many projects in New York State. The nearly “standing room only” crowd that showed up had to be asked to leave, or I think they would still be discussing its uses with Chris!
This month, we have the distinct pleasure of having one of the leading researchers in evaluation and rehabilitation of concrete bridges with CFRP composites coming to speak to our group. Riyad S. Aboutaha, PhD, F-ACI, Associate Professor, Director, Civil Engineering Program at Syracuse University will be presenting “Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Infrastructure - Research into Practice." Our transportation infrastructure in New York State is in need of help and rehabilitation and this methodology looks very promising.
Please register now for this meeting so we can get a more accurate count to the hotel. Remember, there will be no meeting in March and our Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 1st, at the DoubleTree.
I look forward to seeing everyone on February 25th!
Greg Novitzki, P.E., LEED A.P.