COVID-19: Educational Resources

Many outlets are providing online educational resources for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are possible educational opportunities for firms.

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If any member or association/industry partner has a recorded or upcoming virtual learning opportunity that would be of use to our members, please send information to Natasha Burns at natasha@acecny.org.


Upcoming Educational Sessions

6/10: NY Forward: Information for Businesses Navigating Reopening
Presented by NYSERDA and The Business Council of New York State. Hear from Alicia Barton, President and CEO of NYSERDA, Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of The Business Council, John Rhodes, Chair of the Public Service Commission, and John Isberg, Vice President of Customer Solutions at National Grid on topics including:

  • Regulatory updates from the Public Service Commission
  • An overview of available NYSERDA and utility programs and resources
  • COVID-19 Safety

6/10: The Current State of Banking and Lending for A/E/C Firms
Presented by Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. Join us as financing leaders, along with the Anchin Team, cover everything you need to know about the current environment of banking and lending for A/E/C Firms. This webinar will be a lively discussion on the current lending climate including:

  • Insight on how banks will be viewing the underwriting processes
  • Expectations banks have of their clients in challenging financial times
  • Looking beyond the liquidity created from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Short term vs. long term views on the credit markets
  • Recommendations on how to meet these current challenges from experienced professionals

6/16: The Future of Transportation in New York Post COVID-19
Presented by City & State New York. Is there still a place for open streets in a post COVID-19 NYC? How can mass transit bounce back after ridership has plummeted this low? What’s in store for buses, bike lanes, and congestion pricing, now that the transit system’s equilibrium has been so disturbed?


Archived Past Educational Sessions/On-Demand Sessions

Below are links to past recording of educational sessions. These recordings are courtesy of their respective provider and are shared here with the permission of said provider. For any technical issues regarding playback on these sessions, contact the respective provider.

Contractors Guide to Managing Through the COVID-19 Environment
As contractors (and the world) adjust to COVID-19, Jack Callahan, CohnReznick’s national construction industry leader, and Bob Briant, chief executive officer of the Utility & Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), discuss what is facing contractors. From the current climate to strategies and insights to help re-position contractors, there is also optimism ahead through the additional spending measures the Federal government has passed to help fuel additional infrastructure and other projects. Listen and gain insights to not only survive the crisis but be in a position of strength when it alleviates.

Slides for the following presentations from ACEC National are available on their website (click the "Webinars" header):

  • Navigating Your Small Firm Through the COVID-19 (Live Online Class)
  • You Are Not Alone: Tools for Living and Working in Uncertain Times” (Live Online Class) 
  • The Third Coronavirus Relief Package: Discussion of the Tax Relief Provisions” (Live Online Class)
  • COVID-19 Potential Effects on Overhead Deadlines, Allowable Costs, and Steps to Take Now” (Live Online Class) 
  • ACEC Young Professional Series: Serving the Firm in a Virtual Environment (Live Online Class)

5/14: Anchin Future Forward Insights: Moving the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries Beyond Today's Challenges
Download the slides from this presentation, or view a video of the presentation.

5/5: The Post Pandemic Office: Perspectives on the New Normal
Presented by Zetlin & De Chiara. Featuring Tara Mulrooney, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP; Mitch Simpler-Jaros, Baum & Bolles. View a video of the presentation here.

4/23: Building a Better Business Webinar: Contractual Claims Defenses
Presented by Brian Sutter, Esq, Sugarman Law Firm; Jennifer Costanzo, Promark Associated Agencies; and Eric Alderson, Promark Associated Agencies. Download the slides from the presentation.

4/8: COVID-19 Challenges to the Construction Industry
Featuring Construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara Partners James Terry and Tim Hegarty.  Topics covered include: Contractual Rights; Contractual Obligations regarding the negative impact of current manpower, equipment, materials, and supply conditions Delays caused by the spread of COVID-19 and how those losses are likely to be addressed; How AIA contract templates, including AIA Document A201, General Conditions, can be used as a starting point for discussion when addresses COVID-19 caused issues 

4/3: ACEC National Update to Response on Coronavirus Legislation
ACEC National provided a webinar to ACEC New York members regarding the federal legislation on COVID-19 and how it could impact member firms. Download the slides or view the recorded presentation.

3/22: How Small and Medium Size Businesses Can Prepare for the Impact of COVID-19
Ms. Samantha Wellington (TriNet’s Chief Legal Officer), along with Fisher Phillips a leading labor and employment law firm (and an official partner to TriNet), answer some of the most frequently asked questions on COVID -19.

3/17: Web Briefing on Business Continuity Planning During Uncertain Times
ACEC/MA has shared the 3/17 Web briefing recording with ACEC National. With their permission, this is now posted on ACEC National's Website. This webinar is free for ACEC Members and Non-Members. Please note, you must sign in to your ACEC National account to access the recording. This is different from your ACEC New York login and password. If you have any questions about how to log in, please email Maureen Brown at ACEC National for assistance.