The Philadelphia Section includes various, specilized Institutes and Technical Groups to encourage additional interaction among engineers within specific disciplines. These groups coordinate targeted lectures and events, organize site visits, and host break-out sessions at monthly meetings. Please contact the appropriate Chairperson if you would like to participate, or if you have suggestions for events or topics.
Please contact the Construction Group Chair, Dennis MacBride, P.E., if you would like additional information about this group.
The DVGI is a highly developed institute within the Section focusing on geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Visit the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute website or contact William K. Petersen, the Institute Chair, for more information about DVGI.
The Engineering Management Group is currently led by chairman Michael E. Radbill. Please contact him if you have questions or suggestions for the group.
The Engineering & Water Resources Group is chaired by Eve D'Onofrio. Please contact her if you would like additional information about this group and their activities. The Philadelphia Chapter anticipates creating an EWRI which will be open to all interested parties, including non-ASCE members. The EWRI Steering Committee has been preparing a 2011-2012 technical presentation schedule and would appreciate your feedback regarding locations, times, and topics. Please take a moment to complete the EWRI questionnaire.
The Structures Engineering Institute is chaired by Khalid Shaikh and has a staggering membership of 400 practicing engineers. Their activities have included arranging guest lecturers, short courses, technical meetings with other groups, promoting PDHs, offering training abroad, and providing resources and mentoring to engineering students. Please visit theSEI Philadelphia Chapter Website for their event and contact information.
The Transportation and Urban Development Group is chaired by William T. Thomsen, P.E.. Please let him know if you have any questions about this group or their programs.