Technical Tours


 Tour of Moog’s Space and Defense Group Facility


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – AM Session – 1.5 PDH’s PE Pending

Moog started as designer and supplier of aircraft and missile components. Today, Moog’s motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems.


This tour will highlight some of the products, manufacturing, assembly, and tests at Moog Space and Defense Group.

Note: Registration for this tour will end on April 30, 2017.  Moog requires citizenship status be provided to register for this tour.



University at Buffalo – Structural Laboratory Tour  (Earthquake Simulator)


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – PM Session – 1.5 PDH’s PE Pending


The Institute of Bridge Engineering is recognized as a leading institution for bridge engineering because of its extraordinary commitment to the advancement of sustainable bridge design, construction and preservation through research and education.


UB will welcome NYSATE attendees to the Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and explain how earthquakes are simulated to test the performance of bridges and other large structures.


Attendees will see two 50-ton shake tables, large scale actuators, a laminar box for soil testing, and learn how physical and computational simulations can be integrated for cost-effective research.




Engineers Look at New Era Field, Home of the NFL’s BUFFALO BILLS


Thursday, June 1, 2017 – AM Session – 1.5 PDH’s   PE, LS, LA   Pending


Join Joe Frandina, P.E. Director of Construction Management to go behind the scenes at New Era Field, the home of the Buffalo Bills as he gives us an exclusive walking tour explaining the extensive facility upgrades made to the stadium.


New Era Field, originally Rich Stadium and formerly known as Ralph Wilson Stadium, is a stadium in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb south of Buffalo. Opened in 1973, it is the home of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).  The stadium is open-air, with a capacity of 71,870. The stadium has never had a natural grass surface; AstroTurf was installed in the stadium upon its opening in 1973. The first renovation occurred in 1984 when the stadium’s capacity was increased to 80,290 with the addition of 16 executive suites. Eight years later in 1992, 24 more executive suites were added. In 1994, major renovations were made to the stadium including the addition of the Red Zone and Goal Line clubs that are enclosed in glass and have 500 seats.  In 1998, a second lease with Erie County was negotiated to include $63M worth of improvements and in 2013, the third lease was negotiated to include $130M for stadium improvements.


The field is 50 feet (15 m) below ground level, while the top of the upper deck stands only 60 feet above ground.


Field Investigation of Stream Channel Bank Erosion

Causes and Corrective Measures


Thursday, June 1, 2017 – PM Session – 3.0 PDH’s   PE, LS, LA   Pending

Two locations along Cattaraugus Creek in Southern Erie County.

The field investigation at both sites would include:


  • Field Investigation of Bankfull Discharge and Elevation based observation of the vegetation along the bank.

  • Determination of Bed Material Size on the Overbank and within the channel. Determine if an Armor Layer exists within the channel and the overbank. Determine Channel Forming Discharge based on bed material size. Determine locations where cross sections need to be taken to carry out a Hydraulic Analysis.

  • Discussion on the design and performance of the corrective measures used at both locations.



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