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NEWS Online - February 2017

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017


2017 Winter Conference: Largest Turnout in ACEC New York History! The 2017 Winter Conference was held at the Albany Marriott from January 29-31. We had record-breaking turnout - over 370 attendees gathered in Albany to network, collaborate, and hear 18 state and New York City agencies share their upcoming projects, as well as other key ways they and our members are "Designing New York Together." The presentations from these agencies can be downloaded from the Members' Only section of our website. Monday night's Infrastructure Policy Networking Event at 677 Prime was a great success, with over 35 legislators in attendance. Congratulations again to Legislators of the Year Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and Senate Temporary President and Majority Leader John J. Flanagan. A final thanks to all the sponsors of this event: it would not have been successful without your generous support. A photo gallery of the event is available on our website. Next year's conference will take place on January 28-30 at the new Albany Capital Center - hotel information will be available soon.

EEA 2017: Tickets, Tables and Sponsorship Now Available. Sponsorship and tickets/tables are now available for the 2017 Engineering Excellence Gala, which will take place on April 1, 2017 at the Hilton Midtown in NYC. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the program; if you have sponsored in the past, or are considering sponsoring for the first time, this is the year to show your support. Tickets and tables can be purchased through the sponsor guide. Questions? Contact Gina Potfora at gina@acecny.org or call (518) 452-8611. Thank you to current Diamond Sponsors,CHA, Jaros, Baum & Bolles and STV Group; Platinum Sponsor HDR; Gold Sponsors Cerami & Associates, Inc., Hazen and Sawyer, KS Engineers, P.C., NV5 and Stantec Consulting Services Inc.; and Silver Sponsors Cameron Engineering, L.K. McLean Associates; and P.W. Grosser Consulting Engineer & Hydrogeologist, PC.

NEW Seminar: Lessons for Reducing Risk from Recent Construction Legal Tangles, March 31. ACEC New York, in partnership with Newforma, is offering a 90-Minute seminar on risk assessment in the A/E/C industry on March 31 at 2:00 PM at the New York Hilton Midtown. This panel discussion features firm principals and an experienced litigator sharing experiences and best practices for protecting your reputation and your business. The cost per person is $50. Return the completed registration form by March 17, 2017 to amanda@acecny.org. Space is limited, so be sure to register today.

Annual Awards 2017 – Call For Nominations! The Awards and Recognition Committee is soliciting applications for New Principal of the Year (nominee must be a principal at a member firm less than 5 years) and the Engineer of the Year (nominee must be current or retired ACEC New York Member). The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on June 7, 2017. Download the forms for Engineer of the Year and New Principal of the Year. Visit our website for more information and to view a list of past awardees. Applications are due by April 7, 2017 and should be submitted to ACEC New York, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205 or via email at amanda@acecny.org.

Dream Big: Engineering our World. Dream Big is an IMAX film featuring engineering marvels, which has been produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers. ACEC New York is working with members to encourage showings in New York State - a possible showing in Schenectady is currently in the planning phase. The film will be showing at the Liberty Science Center starting on February 17. In recognition of National Engineer's Week (February 19-25), ASCE Metropolitan Section will hold a special Kid's Day at the New York Hall of Science, which will feature a special screening of the film.

Next Month - Oliver Kinross Presents: The Infrastructure Summit at New York Build - Free to Attend. Register for your free ticket today. The Infrastructure Summit (March 15th & 16th, Javits Center) is a large-scale conference, exhibition and networking event that analyzes the aging assets that serve New York's infrastructure and the challenges associated with modernizing them for future and keeping up with maintenance. It will also cover the vast network of intertwined infrastructure that serves New York's citizens and economy. Network with the industry’s premier infrastructure developers, investors, financiers, state and federal public officials and regional transportation authorities. Speakers include: City Council Chair of Transportation, DASNY, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, SCA, Lizardos Engineering Associates, Dormitory Authority State of New York, NYCHA and many more. For more information, and to register for one of a limited number of free tickets, visit the event website. Please note: ACEC New York is a partner sponsor of this program - this is not an ACEC New York event.


Continuing Education

ACEC New York PDH Webinars

Call for Submissions! ACEC New York is looking for both technical and business programs to present as webinars. PDH webinars should be about one hour and should be technical in nature. Presenters earn 3 PDHs per 1-hour class the first time they present. Business webinars should also be about 1 hour and should provide information relevant to our membership. Contact Erica Lavigne at erica@acecny.org.

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