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April 15

Building a Better Business Webinar: Creating a Successful Virtual Workplace

April 16

PDH Webinar #124: SHPO/NYSOPRHP: Human Remains Discovery Protocol

April 23

Build a Better Business Webinar: Contractual Claims Defenses

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ACEC New York Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis. As our industry weathers a crisis unlike any that has come before, ACEC New York has been working diligently to keep our members informed.

For general information and resources related to the COVID-19 crisis, visit our General COVID-19 Resource Page. For current communications and resources related to legislation and public agencies and authorities, visit our Legislative and Public Agency Resource Page. For possible virtual education opportunities outside the ACEC New York suite of offerings, visit our Educational Resource Page.

Additionally, a discussion forum on our website has been set up for full members as a central place to share information and best practices related to COVID-19. All committees also have a forum for this feature. If you are a member of a group, when you login, click "Groups," then select the name of the group you wish to post in, then click "Forums."

If there is a way we can further assist you or your firm, please don't hesitate to contact us. Though staff are working remotely, we are available via email.

The work of our members is essential to our communities, and we will see this through alongside you. Stay safe and healthy.

Annual Awards 2020 – Nominations Deadline Extended to May 1. The Recognition Awards 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). As a reminder, nominations are by FIRM and NOT by region. Visit our website for more information, to download the forms, and to view a list of past awardees. Applications are now due by May 1, 2020.

ACEC National is also accepting nominations for the Young Professional of the Year. Per the National guidelines, nominees for this award should be a PE at a current member firm that is under the age of 35. All nominations MUST be submitted to ACEC New York to be reviewed, and the top two nominees will be sent on to ACEC National. To apply, download the application and checklist and submit all required materials to no later than May 1, 2020.

Committee Participation Form to be Released Soon. The electronic Committee Participation Form will be issued to the ACEC New York main contact for each firm. Each firm should submit only ONE form for committee nominations. Assignments are made by the Chair-elect and are announced in July (term is August 1-July 30). Should anyone leave his/her firm, the committee spot reverts back to the member firm, and they can designate another individual to take on this role. To view the current 2019-20 Committees, visit our website.

Reminder: Update Member Directory Profiles. The end of the fiscal year is approaching, and ACEC New York is working to make sure our records are up to date. Visit your firm's directory listing and make sure all contact info, including principals and employees, are up to date. Main contacts can update profiles via their website logins. Verify that branch addresses are correct, as well. As a reminder, the employee count on member profiles will be used throughout ACEC New York records, including dues calculations. Questions? Contact

Member News Article: Call for Entries. ACEC New York will be producing an article on members' activities on behalf of New York communities during the COVID-19 crisis. These stories will be complied to appear in the upcoming issue of the New York Real Estate Journal. If you would like to submit a story for consideration, please email a brief write-up (with photos preferred) to with a short paragraph summarizing the participants and the activity, no later than April 24, 2020. Please note that submission does not guarantee inclusion in the article.

Continuing Education

April 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | PDH Webinar #124: SHPO/NYSOPRHP: Human Remains Discovery Protocol

During this difficult time, virtual learning opportunities are more valuable than ever.

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 technical class the first time they present. Business webinars should also be about 1 hour and should provide information relevant to our membership (no sales pitches). Contact Erica Lavigne at

ACEC New York in the News

April 1, 2020, "ACEC New York Announces Safety Committee to Help Engineers Address Critical Infrastructure" Press Release

April 7, 2020, "ACEC New York Recognized by Capital Region CANstruction” New York Real Estate Journal.