Any of you that take advantage of the annual Symposium are aware of the service that Rochester Engineering Society in cooperation with multiple affiliate member organizations serve in what is sometimes referred to as a "PDH Fest". It is a unique event that gives professional engineers a cost effective and convenient means to fulfill training requirements. The popularity of this event continues to swell with almost 400 attendees that come from for all over upstate New York. It has now been moved to a larger venue at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. There is even a proposal under consideration to have a mini "half day" event to offer another training opportunity for our members. The coordination of a large event is something we can handle by use or our online registration service "Wild Apricot".
For the last several years the RES has extended its ability to handle event registration by supporting the ABCD Fall Bridge Conference. This is another large conference in Buffalo that is hosted by one of our affiliates, Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), with hundreds of attendees.
In recognition of ABCD's Conference this month we sought out and found a very interesting article on the Lyell Avenue Bridge Replacement. I hope you find this article interesting and informative. I know that I am grateful for the relatively low traffic delays we are fortunate to enjoy in Rochester NY and reading this article reminds me the amount of planning and effort that it takes to stay on top of transportation solutions. A shout out to Katherine B. Fragale and all our professional engineers for their great work.