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Did You Know (DYK): This day in CE history and "Be civil and Wiki" zoomcast

  • 1.  Did You Know (DYK): This day in CE history and "Be civil and Wiki" zoomcast

    Posted 10-01-2020 11:21 AM
    Today is the day that Alois Negrelli died. Nikolaus Alois Maria Vinzenz Negrelli, Ritter von Moldelbe (also: Luigi Negrelli) (January 23, 1799 – October 1, 1858), was a Tyrolean civil engineer and railroad pioneer mostly active in parts of the Austrian Empire, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.

    It also turns out that Negrelli played a key part in a major infrastructure project of the 19th century, what was that?

    Each month on the first Thursday at noon (EDT), we have a zoom cast of Civil engineering history available on Wikipedia. Join us! Be civil and Wiki!

    Thanks

    Mike OConnor

    This is the link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/91393888805
    or
    Join Zoom Meeting - Meeting ID: 913 9388 8805



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    Michael O'Connor ,P.E., M.ASCE
    Vice-President
    Silver Spring MD
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  • 2.  RE: Did You Know (DYK): This day in CE history and "Be civil and Wiki" zoomcast

    Posted 10-03-2020 08:45 AM
    Well, thanks to the people who participated in the zoom call on Thursday. We'll see you next month on the first Thursday at noon, eastern time.
    BTW: Negrelli was part of the first engineering commission for the Suez Canal in the mid-1850s. His recommendation was for a canal without locks.

    Best to everyone!


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    Michael O'Connor ,P.E., M.ASCE
    Vice-President
    Silver Spring MD
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