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ASCE Buffalo April Meeting

  • Events at the Wurlitzer 908 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda, NY, 14120 United States (map)

Innovation and the NYS Canal System: Past, Present, and Future

Matthew J. Lengel, MBA, PE, from NYS Canal Corporation

The Canal Corporation, under the New York Power Authority, is tasked with measuring needs and assessing best practices for managing the 200-year-old Barge Canal system. Learn how Canals Asset Management and Structural inspection programs are using technology to develop innovative ways to detect, document, share, and prioritize the repair, rehabilitation and/or replacement of its ageing infrastructure.

Attendees will earn 1 PDH Credit


Matthew J. Lengel, MBA, PE is a NYS Licensed Engineer employed as the Statewide Asset Management & Inspection Engineer by the NYS Canal Corporation where he currently has responsibilities for creating an Asset Management program and managing the structural inspection program. A graduate of the State University at Buffalo, Matt has 14+ years’ experience in consulting geotechnical and structural engineering, and public-sector construction management, emergency management, structural inspection and asset management.

5:30-6:00PM Registration
6:00-6:15PM Announcements / Introduction
6:15-7:15PM Dinner and Presentation
7:15-7:30PM Questions / Closing Remarks


Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $35.00
Student: $15.00
Season Pass: Free