Educational Resources and Events

Many outlets are providing online educational resources for businesses during and beyond 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

Columbia | CBIPS Lecture Series: AEC Industry Experiences from COVID-19
This lecture series will address past, current, and future initiatives, constraints, and budgets arising from AEC Industry experiences from COVID-19. Weekly programs are scheduled every Tuesday from 12 PM to 1 PM EST, via Zoom, from May into September 2020. There is no fee to participate. Registration by Eventbrite is required. Information about the series, as well as videos of past talks, are available on the program website.

10/20: Columbia | CBIPS: Social Justice and the AEC Industry by Kathleen Culhane

Featuring Kerry Scott, Global Practice Leader for Social Inclusion, Mott MacDonald. Topic: Leaving a Social Legacy. Visit the event website.

11/18: Crain's Business Forum, Featuring Crain’s Business Forum: Featuring Chuck Schumer, United States Senator of New York
Amid the pandemic, New York’s senior Senator Chuck Schumer has fought doggedly to secure federal funding for everything from small businesses, the MTA, our hospitals, schools and more—while still focusing on major projects like the Gateway tunnel. Join us on Nov. 18 when we will hear the Brooklyn-born legislator talk about some of the battles he’s waged and what’s to come after the presidential election.

If you know of an upcoming virtual event that you believe would be of value to our members, email information to natasha@acecny.org.


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.

AECOM | Early Warning: COVID-19 Detection in Wastewater Streams
Studies have confirmed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is present in wastewater streams—up to two weeks in advance of reported medical cases. As the only leading indicator, wastewater analysis can serve as an early warning system to quickly establish the presence of the virus before symptoms emerge in the general population. An expert panel discusses how this data can help identify emerging hot spots and anticipate the potential reemergence of the virus in order to inform public health decisions and guide testing and contact tracing. View the recorded session.

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.