Brain'storm'ing a Safer New York

                       Brain'storm'ing a Safer New York

PR Newswire

Apr. 5

Engineering Society Experts who Forecast Storm Surge Damage from Hurricane
Sandy Reconvene to Present New Recommendations

New York City Transit, Con Edison, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey,
New York City Department of Transportation and Others to Participate;
Researchers Reveal New Modeling, Barrier Findings

NEW YORK—Engineers from Con Edison, New York City Transit, New York City
Department of Transportation, Port Authority of NY&NJ, industry and academia
will gather on April 8 and 9 at Polytechnic Institute of New York University
(NYU-Poly) for a special conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers
(ASCE) Metropolitan Section Infrastructure Group,"The Impact of Sandy's Storm
Surge on NY/NJ Infrastructure." 


Five months after the storm, the organization will present findings on the
damage wrought by the storm and surge, along with proposed solutions for
improving the region's defenses against future storms.

Panelists include several from a highly cited 2009 ASCE Met Section conference
that detailed the threat of a storm surge to New York City and urged
protective actions including the installation of surge barriers. 

Panelists will discuss: 

  oDetailed analysis of the storm surge's impact on subways, power systems,
    bridges and tunnels, wastewater facilities and more;
  oBarrier solutions for New York City and New Jersey, including natural
    barriers, rapidly-deployable interim barrier options and major, long-term
    installations of storm surge barriers;
  oNew methods for modeling and estimating risks from floods, earthquakes and
    wind damage.

Participating agencies/organizations include:

  oCity of Hoboken, NJ, Mayor Dawn Zimmer
  oConsolidated Edison
  oNew York City Department of Environmental Protection
  oNew York City Department of Transportation New York City Transit
  oPort Authority of New York/New Jersey
  oUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
  oPolytechnic Institute of New York University
  oPrinceton University
  oState University of New York at Stony Brook
  oHNTB Corporation

WHEN:   April 8-9, 2013
           2:15-9:00 pm (both days)
WHERE:  Polytechnic Institute of New York University
           Dibner Building, Pfizer Auditorium
           5 MetroTech Center
           Brooklyn, NY 11201

Journalists must RSVP for access to the conference.

For more information:

Hallie Kapner for NYU-Poly
917 699-0014

Kathleen Hamilton, NYU-Poly
347-843-9782 mobile

/PRNewswire -- April 5, 2013/

SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New York University
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