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." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) 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 oCH2M HILL 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 email@example.com Kathleen Hamilton, NYU-Poly 718-260-3792 347-843-9782 mobile firstname.lastname@example.org /PRNewswire -- April 5, 2013/ SOURCE Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Brain'storm'ing a Safer New York
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