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NEWS Online - November 2016

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016


2017 Engineering Excellence Judging. On October 26, 2016, at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC, all 130 of the 2017 Engineering Excellence final projects were evaluated by six panels of judges, which were made up of key people from the engineering industry. Each project was presented to the judges by a volunteer moderator. Participants included members of the EEA committee, principals and other volunteers from member firms, and key figures from the media, engineering education, and government agencies. Results have been tallied, and all firms will be notified of their award levels within the next week.

Member Contact Information. At ACEC New York, we are working to constantly improve our database of contacts at our member firms to best share the benefits of membership and successes of the industry. To that end, we request that the main contact for each firm use our online form to submit the most up-to-date contacts for their firm throughout the year. These individuals will be added to our general, as well as program-specific, email lists. As we develop the Emerging Leaders track for the Winter Conference, we especially request that firms submit individuals that would be a fit for this program. This is the third year of this program, which is designed to engage those professionals expected to enter leadership roles in member firms and encourage them to become an integral part of ACEC New York through relevant programming and sharing best practices. If you have any questions, contact our office at (518) 452-8611.

EEA 2017: Sponsorship and Tickets Now Available. Sponsorship is 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. All sponsors confirmed by December 9th will be highlighted in the formal invitation, which will be sent out to a full list of industry leaders and agency personnel in early 2017. Tickets are also available in the sponsor guide. Questions? Contact Gina Potfora at gina@acecny.org or call (518) 452-8611.

NYC DDC Water Main Training. NYC DDC, with the assistance of ACEC New York, is implementing a Water Main Training Program to ensure the effective management of our City’s water main projects. From October 2016 until early 2017, Water Main Training classes will cover topics such as water main installation, water shutdowns, chlorination and disinfection, and sampling procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, instructors and attendees and will be awarded PDH hours and given a “Water Main Inspection Certification” card. This certification is and will continue to be mandated for REI staff prior to assignation to infrastructure projects wherein scope contains water main installation. 5 PDHs. Fee is $125 for members, $175 for non-members. To register online, visit the event website.

2017 Scholarship Application Available. The online application for students for the 2016-17 ACEC New York Scholarship is now available. At least eight scholarships will provide a stipend of $2,500, as well as two scholarships of $5,000 each, which will be issued via check to be used during the student’s final year of undergraduate study at one of the approved engineering schools in New York State. Only students having completed either their third year of study (4-year program) or fourth year of study (5-year program) by June 2017 are eligible to receive the scholarship. Applications must be accompanied by a certified transcript, an essay, and two letters of recommendation. All applications must be received by January 13, 2017.

Consider Donating to the 2016-17 Scholarship Fund. The ACEC New York Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for 2016-17. The Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate engineering students in New York State to promote the consulting engineering profession. Named scholarships reflect contributions of $2,500 or more and are awarded by the firm at an ACEC New York function. Firms can also contribute less than $2,500; these funds are combined into general ACEC New York Scholarships and used to help the Scholarship Fund grow. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, complete the online form and send payment by January 13, 2017. Thank you to our current confirmed 2016-17 scholarship donors.


Continuing Education

ACEC New York PDH Webinars

November 17, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Construction Challenges & Solutions in Urban Environments: Support of Excavation (1.0 PDH)

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.

ACEC New York in the News

October 4, 2016New York Thruway Investment,” New York Real Estate Journal.
Upcoming Events

Various Dates, November 2016 - February 2017
DDC Water Main Training

December 13
Metro Membership Luncheon

January 29-31
2017 Winter Conference

April 1
50th Anniversary Engineering Excellence Gala

Special Programs

Self-Study PDH Opportunities
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