I would like to introduce myself; my name is Professor Anthony Cioffi, Chairman of the Department of Construction and Civil Engineering Technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). It seems like only yesterday that I was a student in the Construction Technology Department. I can tell you firsthand how the Department has affected my life. I graduated in 1979 with an AAS degree in Construction Technology from what was then known as New York City Community College, today City Tech. At the advice of a wise chairman, I enrolled in Manhattan College. In 1981 I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.