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Chapter Members and Friends,


Our New York Chapter, NYSSPE, Inc., has an excellent program of dinner lectures scheduled for the first half of 2019. Dates and details will be posted on our web page, www.nysspe-nyc.org.

The mission of NYSSPE and our Chapter is to promote the interests of Professional Engineers. We do that by hosting dinner meetings, usually with a PDH lecture, which encourages networking among our members and helps us to maintain our licenses. Our charitable work includes financial support of the annual student Mathcounts competition and presenting scholar awards each June to High School students who are going on to study Engineering. We also monitor the State Society’s work in tracking legislative issues which affect our engineering practice.

We need more Board members to spend a few hours a month helping to steer our activities and plan our future meetings. Additionally, increasing the number of professionals serving on the Board will help the current leaders in their succession planning for the future of the chapter leadership. If you would like to learn more about participating, please come to the next Board meeting as a guest. The Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, at the office of KS Engineers, 65 Broadway Suite 1002, New York, NY at 5:00 PM.  We welcome you and encourage you to be active and participate in our future events!


Our next event will be held on Wednesday May 22nd, 2019.  Mr. Jack Buchsbaum, PE, Deputy Chief Engineer and Jane Hegarty, PE, Engineering Program Director of The Port Authority of NY & NJ will make a presentation on “Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopement Program Technical Challenges & Solutions”. This function will be held at The Cornell Club 6 East 44th St, NY, NY.


 Remember that the New York State Society of Professional Engineers is the organization that promotes and enhances the ethical, competent and lawful practice of engineering, and defends the rights and privileges of licensed engineers.  We serve our profession and the public by participating in society events, while demonstrating our character and standards.


Thanks for your support, and I am looking forward to seeing you all at future events!   

    Diego Alaimo, PE,

 President, NYSSPE – NY Chapter




 Upcoming Events



Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal One Redevelopement Program Technical Challenges & Solutions 

Presented By:

Deputy Chief Engineer, Mr. Jack Buchsbaum, PE, of The Port Authority of NY & NJ

 Jane Hegarty, PE, Engineering Program Director of The Port Authority of NY & NJ



The Cornell Club

6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017


Wednesday May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm



If you would like to pay for a sponsorship online via PayPal click: Gold / Silver 


If paying by mail, please send check made out to "NY Chapter of NYSSPE" with the name of all attendees to:


Diego Alaimo

c/o KS Engineers P.C.

65 Broadway, Suite 1002

New York, NY 10006





Past Events







Eric Macfarlane, PE, M.ASCE, ENV-SP 


Deputy Commissioner, Infrastructure Division 


New York City Department of Design and Construction




The Cornell Club


6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017




Wednesday April 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm







"Innovative Engineering Approaches to Improve the System and its Performance"


 Phillip Eng, President 

MTA Long Island Rail Road


The Cornell Club

6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017


Wednesday March 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm 






by: Eric Macfarlane, PE (Deputy Commissioner of NYCDDC)


It is widely recognized that a significant percentage of the country's infrastructure has reached its useful life and must be replaced. The lack of resiliency of NYC infrastructure assets was clearly exposed during Hurricane Sandy. This infrastructure renewal is first and foremost a serious challenge for the nation's urban areas where people, financial and cultural centers are concentrated.

This presentation is an overview of some of New York City's approaches that go beyond just infrastructure reconstruction. The City's master plan, PLANYC 2030, is a blue print for maintaining the City's world class status by improving the urban environment and quality of life for residents and visitors while rebuilding resilient infrastructure capable of withstanding and recovering from extreme weather events.

We'll discuss certain key elements of these efforts as described more comprehensively in three New York City publications: " The New York City Panel on Climate Change " ; High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines" by NYCDDC; "Street Design Manual" by NYCDOT; "NYC Green Infrastructure Plan" by NYCDEP.


Alan Paskoff, P.E., is the Program Executive and Senior Vice President for MTA Capital Construction’s East Side Access Project.  Alan joined the MTA in 2007 and was appointed to his current position in 2010 where he leads the largest transportation infrastructure project in construction in the United States, with a budget of over 8 billion dollars, and a workforce of over 2,100 employees, consultants and contractors.  The project includes major tunneling contracts in both Manhattan beneath Grand Central Terminal, and in Queens mining below the busiest railroad interlocking in the nation.

Alan is an expert in the field of tunneling and construction and has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors.  He has worked on several major contracts for NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Third Water Tunnel Project including a $200M tunneling contract as Project Manager while working for Peter Kiewit and Sons.  While working for Kiewit, he also did projects for a variety of owners including MTA New York City Transit, NYC Department of Transportation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Alan has also worked at Grow Tunneling and the Bechtel Corporation.

Over the years Alan has been quoted in Engineering News Record and has participated in several panels hosted by McGraw Hill, ASCE, The Moles, MTA New York City Transit Museum and others.

Alan holds a Masters of Business Administration from Baruch College and Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College where he teaches Project Management.



Director of Construction, Region 11


New York State Department of Transportation



Upon earning his degree in Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983, Bruce immediately joined the New York State Department of Transportation, Long Island Region’s Construction Division. After obtaining his PE license, as an Engineer-In-Charge, Bruce was responsible for the reconstruction of many of Long Island’s roads and bridges. In 2001, Bruce joined the Department’s New York City region where he is now the Acting Director of Construction and is presently managing their capital construction program of over $2 Billion in active construction. As NYSDOT is the direct recipient of the FHWA’s funding for local let projects, Bruce’s group is also responsible for oversight of the $2B local let program in New York City.


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