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Upcoming Events

September 14 & 15

Virtual 2020 Fall Conference

September 29, September 30 and October 1

Benchmarking and the Industry Evolution (Save the Date)

October 15

PDH Webinar #127: Replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge – Phase 2

November 5

DDC Water Main Training

November 11

Doing Business in NYC Metro: NYC Housing Authority

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Engineering Excellence 2020 is Going Virtual. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Engineering Excellence Gala event, originally scheduled to take place on April 4 in New York City, was postponed. Since that time, we have been considering options to recognize our winners while still prioritizing the safety of our attendees. After considering many practical possibilities, the ACEC New York Board of Directors and the Engineering Excellence Awards committee have approved a virtual event to replace the live event for 2020. This virtual event will take place on November 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The virtual event will be accessible to all members and clients. More details on the event, including connection information, will be provided soon. All award plaques and glass awards will be shipped; more information on shipping will be provided closer to the event date. We thank all our members and award recipients for their patience, and we look forward to celebrating these accomplishments together.

Alexandra Gore earns ACEC National Young Professional of the Year Award. ACEC New York is proud to announce that Alexandra L. Gore, PE, PMP, Lead Transportation Engineer, WSP USA Inc., has earned the ACEC National Young Professional of the Year award. Alex will be recognized during the Virtual Happy Hour during the Virtual 2020 Fall Conference alongside Charles A. Longsworth, II, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., both earned an ACEC New York Young Professional of the Year award, and their applications were forwarded to the ACEC National competition. Alex will be recognized by ACEC National during their Fall Conference, which will be held virtually on October 28-30, 2020.

Leadership Institute Online: Seeking Participants for Possible Third Class. Due to high demand, ACEC New York is collecting participants for a possible third class. The first session of the new class would likely take place in late September. This class will ONLY be held if enough participants are confirmed- if your firm is interested, contact Jennifer Waterbury at with your expected number of attendees no later than Tuesday, September 15. We will confirm this class as soon as the attendee threshold has been reached.

Attention! 2021 EEA Moderators Needed. Currently, Engineering Excellence judging is scheduled for October 21. The Engineering Excellence Committee is seeking licensed design professionals to act as moderators for the competition. In advance of the judging, the Moderator receives copies of the entrant’s written and visual materials. Moderators prepare a presentation 5-7 minutes in length about the project to present to the judges. Each moderator receives 4-8 projects. If you would like to serve as a moderator, contact Erica Lavigne at and indicate the category you are interested in moderating: (a) Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services, (b) Building/Technology Systems, (c) Structural Systems, (d) Surveying and Mapping Technology, (e) Environmental (f) Waste and Storm Water (g) Water Resources (h) Transportation (k) Energy and (l) Industrial and Manufacturing Processes and Facilities.

Continuing Education

September 14, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 2020 Fall Conference PDH Course: Terra Firma: The Geotechnical Engineer's Role in a Project  (1.0 PDH)

September 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 2020 Fall Conference PDH Course: COVID-19 and Transportation  (1.0 PDH)

October 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | PDH Webinar #127: Replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge – Phase 2 (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 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