NEWS Online - January 2018


January 29, 2018 Winter Conference: Emerging Leaders and CFO Programs Filling Up Fast. Registration for the 2018 Winter Conference is still available. NEW THIS YEAR: the conference will take place at our new downtown location in the new Capital Center and Renaissance Hotel. The conference also features two additional tracks with programming for CFOs/business managers (CPE credits pending) and Emerging Leaders. These popular tracks are filling up fast - share this opportunity within your firm, and start the year off with exceptional professional development for you and your employees/colleagues. For full agendas for all three tracks, as well as to register online, visit our conference website. Room blocks at the Albany Hilton and the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown are still available. For more information on booking a room or parking, visit our essential attendee information page. Sponsorship, including tables in our exhibit hall, is still available. Many thanks to all our sponsors to date!

Winter Conference: PAC Auction. A silent auction will take place during the 2018 Winter Conference, with proceeds benefiting the ACEC/PAC. If you have an item you would like to donate, contact Campbell Wallace at

Donations to Scholarship Fund Due January 12. The ACEC New York Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for 2017-18. 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 contribute whatever amount they wish; 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 12, 2018. Thank you to our current confirmed 2017-18 scholarship donors. The online application for students for the 2017-18 ACEC New York Scholarship is now available. This is a valuable opportunity for the next generation of engineers; we encourage you to share this link with any possible candidates.

120 ACEC New York Members Named to the 2017 NYC Code Revision Committees. The New York City Department of Buildings is mandated to keep the City’s Construction Codes up-to-date with the latest version of the International Code Council Codes (I-Codes). The Department has organized a series of Committees to assist with drafting revisions to the New York City Construction Codes. We are proud to announce that 120 ACEC New York members have been selected to provide their expertise to the City of New York by serving on the NYCDOB technical, advisory and managing committees. For a full listing of all committees, please visit the NYCDOB website.

NYCDOB Electrical Code Committee Update – Call for Volunteers. The New York City Department of Buildings is organizing Technical Committees to help draft revisions to the New York City Electrical Code (NYCEC) based on the National Electrical Code (NEC). If you or anyone from your firm wishes to participate on an Electrical Code Revision Committee, please submit a completed and signed application, including any required attachments, to the Department’s Committee Selection Team by January 25, 2018. The application and additional information on the Electrical Code Revision process can be found on the Department’s website.


Continuing Education

ACEC New York PDH Webinars

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

ACEC New York in the News

January 9, 2018, "Top issues for New York engineering firms in 2018,” New York Real Estate Journal.
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