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Spring Seminar: Engineering Challenges in Urban Environments - Breakfast Forum 3/20

  • 20 Mar 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave. NY NY 10016)


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Hosted by ASHE NY Metro section

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 Spring Seminar - Breakfast Forum

Engineering Challenges in Urban Environments

1 PDH approved

Opening Remarks


Tanvi Pandya, PE

President, ASHE NY Metro

Program Director, BQE, NYCDOT 

 Panel Discussions: 

Program Management  

  • Eve Michel, AIA, Program Executive/ Chief Architect for MTA Capital Construction    
  • Cathleen Mahoney, PE, Program Director - Engineering Operations/Program Management at PANYNJ 
  •  Laurie Balbo, AIA, PMP, LEED AP, Program Director, LGA Redevelopment, PANYNJ                        
Moderator: Chris Sklavounakis, P.E., Alternative Delivery Lead, HDR

Design Challenges In Urban Environments 

  •  Srilakshmi (Lucky) Nagarajan, Geotechnical Engineer/Business Development at Nucor Skyline Steel                        
  •  Daniela Zellers, P.E., Supervising Geotechnical Engineer at WSP
  •  Dawn Harrison, P.E., BQE Design-Build Lead Engineer, NYCDOT                    

Moderator:  Melanie Villatoro, P.E., Assistant Professor at NYC College of Technology  


Construction In Urban Environments

  •  Anisa Dhimarko, P.E., Commercial Manager, LaGuardia Airport CTB Replacement Project, Skanska Walsh Design-Build JV                         
  • Katherine Warzynski, P.E., Project Engineer at Kiewit Infrastructure Co. 
  • Maria Lehman, P.E., Vice President of NY Infrastructure, Parsons                      
Moderator:  Gerarda Shields, Ph.D, P.E., Associate Professor/Department Chair at NYC College of Technology                   

Closing Presentation

Communicating with Confidence, Clarity, and Credibility to Create Impact 

                    Presented by: Laura Katen, President of KATEN Consulting, LLC 
NY-based professional development training company that conducts workshops for various organizations on the topics of individual and team presentations, communication, and business etiquette. 

Opportunity for annual ASHE NY Metro Sponsors!

As our ASHE NY Metro annual sponsor, you have the chance to highlight top professional women engineers and architects within your firm.  Provide a PPT slide (10”wide x 7.5 high) or compatible file for import to PPT with the following information: Name of person; Title/Role at the Firm or Agency; Highlights of Expertise; Photo

We will have a screen with our annual sponsor’s logo along with these additional slides at the event to highlight all the women (professional engineers and architect) that make a difference to the industry every day while providing an opportunity for the attendees and the industry to get to know them. Please share this email with others in your firm/organization.

Submit your slide no later than March 1th to:  vcarpenter@entech.nyc  

 Details and Registration

Event Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

08:00 - 08:30 AM  Registration & Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 AM  Welcome & Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 AM  Panel Discussion 1 

09:45 - 10:30 AM  Panel Discussion  2 

10:45 - 11:30 AM  Panel Discussion 3

11:30 - 12:00 PM  Closing presentation  

Location: CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave, NY, NY 10016)
Registration Price:      

$95 ASHE Members

$120 Non-Members

$45 Government Employees & Students


Please RSVP by March 18, 2019 by 4PM

To register, please click here, you will have the option to pay for your event registration via PayPal (which you are not required to signup for) or choose to be invoiced.

If you have any questions, you may contact Victoria Carpenter at: (646) 722-0000

Check Payable to:  ASHE NY Metro

Send Payment to:

PRIME AE Group of NY
c/o Karim Palomino, ASHE NY Metro
315 Madison Ave, Suite 3023
York, NY 10017




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