Student Information

Student Name

Matthew Diaz

Email

matdia@epsd.org

Academy

Engineering

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Edwards & Kelcey Engineers

Mentor(s):Albert Pozotrigo, Iqbal Mughal

Topic of Internship

Civil Engineering

Background Information

Dean G. Edwards and Guy Kelcey, formed a consulting engineering partnership and open a small engineering firm in Manhattan. Edwards was a veteran New York City public works official and Kelcey was the Port Authority’s pioneer traffic engineer. Edwards and Kelcey win significant highway location studies and design contracts. In its early years EK won the acquired the contracts for Connecticut Turnpike, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. Edwards and Kelcey was also the firm that designed Iraq’s first Highway System in 1960, by request of the U.S. state department. Currently Edwards & Kelcey serves over thirty-six different government agencies. Edwards and Kelcey is headquartered in Morristown, NJ, and has field offices spanning sixteen states.

Summary of Internship

At my internship in New York City I observed the daily duties and responsibilities of Civil Engineers. I also observed the construction of one part of the FDR Drive. I was able to learn how to perform Slump tests, how to make Concrete Cylinders, and how to take the temperature of concrete. These activates are preformed on 10% of all the concrete that is used in a particular day. I was also given an extensive explanation of the plans and blue prints for the FDR Drive. This gave me a deeper insight into the inner works of the Drive and its Fender System. The Fender System is a floating barrier that protects the FDR Drive from run-a-way ships. As a part of my weekly activity, I regularly go into the field to see the construction first hand.

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