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Joint Meeting

The Bronx County Chapter of NYSSPE / NSPE, the Westchester Chapter of PMI, and the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE are pleased to announce a  joint meeting on

Thursday, Sept 14, 2006 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Dinner fee: $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
PDH Certificate fee: $5 for members, $30 for non-members.  Payable to Bronx County Chapter, NYSSPE (Presentation has been accredited for 1PDH)
Members of any of the 3 participating societies are eligible for member rates.

Location: Eldorado West, 460 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, across the street from the Double Tree Inn, 914-332-5838

Joint meeting with BxNSPE and Westchester PMI

“Engineering Aspects of the Construction of NYC Water Tunnel No. 3”

Ted Dowey, P.E., Project Manager, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection

Deep beneath Manhattan, nine miles (14.5 km) of tunnel have been excavated and ten shafts have been constructed, completing the excavation for New York City’s Water Tunnel No. 3. The contract for $670 million was executed by the joint contracting venture of Schiavone Shea Frontier-Kemper. The tunnel, 12’ 6” (3.8 m) in diameter and 500 plus feet (152 m) deep, was driven by a tunnel boring machine. Nine new shafts averaging 530 feet (161 m) deep were constructed in a variety of geologic and urban environments using blasting, raise boring, soil mix walls, ground freezing, pile driving, and soldier piles and lagging. The engineering components and production rates for the tunnel boring machine and raise boring machines are presented. Blasting techniques in the shaft (subject to vibration and noise restrictions) are presented. The structure of the combined DEP and consultant staff is discussed.

Mr. Ted Dowey, is an Executive Construction Manager for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He is directing the construction management of the Manhattan Tunnel contract. This is a $670 million project building nine miles of tunnel and ten deep shafts with a staff of over 30 DEP and consultant engineers, geologists, and inspectors. Mr. Dowey has been involved with the construction of New York City’s Third Water Tunnel for over 20 years, starting as a geologist, becoming a construction inspector, resident engineer, and finally the executive construction manager directing all aspects of the construction management for the project. Mr. Dowey also directs the geotechnical program which provides geotechnical information for the tunnel and shaft designers and provides a basis for contractor bids on the tunnel contracts. Mr. Dowey conducts community outreach at construction locations, informing and coordinating with Community Boards, elected officials, residential and commercial entities, and neighborhood organizations. Mr. Dowey has a BA in Geology from Columbia College, an MS in Mining Engineering from the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a New York State Professional Engineer License. Mr. Dowey has published three articles for the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference and has had three tunnel photography exhibits.


May 4, 2006

Presented by: Rocco A. Mastronardi, P.E
Project Engineer, Capital Wastewater Treatment Facilities Improvement Program
New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply

This pair of presentations has been approved for 3.0 PDH for licensed P.E.s in NYS.
Both sessions must be attended to receive the credit.  However, each session will be freestanding in content, so you will benefit from attending either one from an instructional standpoint.

Location: Manhattan College Leo Engineering,
Scala Auditorium
3825 Corlear Ave,
Bronx, NY 10463

Convene at 7pm for buffet dinner, Presentation 7:30 – 9:30PM (approx.)

Dinner and Facility Fee: $10 for each meeting
PDH fee for non-members: $50 payable at the first meeting
PDH fee for members: FREE

For questions call Jack Kleinfeld, 718-884-6644
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Attenuating the corrosion of piping and plumbing materials has become an important task for drinking water suppliers since the promulgation of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) under the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. Aside from the public health concerns, the deterioration of pipe, storage, valve and ancillary materials and components due to internal corrosion also impacts the cost and efficiency of providing safe drinking water to the consumer.

This seminar will cover the basic electrochemical phenomena responsible for corrosion, the means of assessing the corrosive potential of drinking water supplies, the treatment strategies which can be employed for controlling corrosion, and the means of monitoring and optimizing corrosion treatment once it has been established. Attendees will leave understanding the steps required of a water purveyor to develop and implement a lead and copper corrosion control treatment program including pilot-scale treatment studies, full-scale design and implementation, preparing vendor contract specifications, and monitoring treatment performance.

Mr. Mastronardi, a licensed P.E. in NY, holds an M.E. and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.  He has been with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply in various positions since 1990.  Prior to that he was with the Westchester County Department of Health and Stauffer Chemical 快2彩票.  In addition to his NYS PE, he holds these certifications:  NYS Department of Health Licensed Grade IIA Community Water Systems Operator; Certificate in Secondary, Advanced and Hazardous Wastewater Treatment; Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation; Strategies for Groundwater Aquifer Protection; and Fate and Transport of Subsurface Contaminants. He is a member of both the Bronx County Chapter of NYSSPE and the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE.


April 11, 2006

Rory Dolans Bar and Restaurant
890 McLean Ave.,
Yonkers, NY 10704

Restaurant Telephone: (914) – 776 – 2946

The cost per person is $24.  This includes, soup or salad, choice of 6 meals, coffee or tea, cake, and sodas. (Tip is also included)  We will have the banquet room.


March 2, 2006

The Bronx County Chapter of NYSSPE / NSPE and the Tappan Zee Section of AIChE are pleased to announce a joint meeting on

Thursday March 2, 2006

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Presented by: Marc Karell, P.E.
Project Manager
Environmental Resources Management

This presentation has been approved for 1.0 PDH for licensed P.E.s in NYS. Location Manhattan College Leo Engineering, Scala Auditorium 3825 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY

The presentation will examine the growing importance of climate change, the basis of its activities, its cause and potential future impacts, and methodologies to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. This will include discussion of the causes and potential effects, approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. requirements, initiatives and strategies, audits, projects and what other firms have done.

Mr. Karell is a Project Manager for ERM working out of their NYC office. Marc has nearly 20 years of experience in all areas of Air Quality and Chemical Engineering, including performing emissions inventories and audits, designing air pollution control equipment, strategizing on optimal manufacturing operations, permitting, implementation of monitoring systems, and development of risk assessments and of EH&S management systems. He has Masters degrees in both biochemistry and in chemical engineering, has worked in industry government, and consulting, and has published extensively in major technical publications. Marc has a professional engineers license from NYS. Marc has worked with major facilities in a variety of areas nationally, including utilities, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and waste incinerators.


December 13, 2005

Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2005, at 6:30 for our Winter Social.

Thermal Energy Storage and LEED
Presented by:
Mark M. MacCracken, P.E., Pte. LEED-AP

TZAIChE co-sponsoring with BxNSPE
1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH) to PEs in NY
December 1, 2005 @ 7 PM
Scala Room of the Leo Engineering Building of Manhattan College

Thermal Energy Storage used for off-peak cooling of buildings, has a long history around the world with over 6,000 commercial installations in 35 countries.  By storing cooling at night, in the form of ice or chilled water, and using it during the day to cool the buildings, major reductions in on-peak electric demand and energy costs are realized.  This talk will demonstrate the basic types of TES systems, how they save energy and reduce costs and how this relates to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.

Mr. MacCracken is the CEO of CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation, which is the largest manufacturer of Thermal Energy Storage equipment in the world, with over 3,000 installations in 35 countries.  In his 28 years with the firm, he has been involved in all aspects of the company including, R&D contracts, patents, manufacturing, marketing and finance. He was the Principal Investigator on research projects with Oak Ridge National Labs, NASA and National Renewable Energy Research Lab.  He has his BS in Mechanical Engineering, has three U.S. Patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is: Chairman of ARI’s Thermal Energy Storage Section, former Chairman of ASHRAE’s Thermal Storage Technical Committee, a Board Member of the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council, and an active member of the International District Energy Association and the Alliance to Save Energy.