NEWS Online - July 2018



Due July 27: Engineering Excellence Now Accepting Preliminary Entries. The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards program is now accepting preliminary applications! Each year, over 60 firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. To submit your entry, fill out the online form. Program guidelines are available to download from our website. A pdf version of the form is also available for your planning purposes (do NOT submit the pdf form; all submissions must be received through the online form). If you have any questions on the program, please call 518-452-8611 or email Erica Lavigne at For technical issues related to the form, contact Natasha Burns at

Each year, member firms submit the best projects from all over the world to Engineering Excellence. What fantastic projects will we see this year?

Fall Conference PDH Session: Call for Entries. ACEC New York is currently looking for one-hour PDH sessions for the 2018 Fall Conference, to be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, October 31 through November 2. Firms offering presentations will be given "Program Sponsor" designation. If your firm has a technical course you would be interested in presenting, contact Gina Potfora at

2019 Upstate Leadership Institute - Limited Registration Still Available. Registration for the 2019 Leadership Institute is now available! Two classes will be offered in New York City, and one class will be held in Syracuse, beginning in September 2018. Spots are filling quickly! Download either the New York City or the Upstate registration brochure and return with payment no later than September 7, 2018 (by August 29 for NYC class #1). For questions, call our Albany office at (518) 452-8611.

PDH Course Approval Fee to Change on 9/1. On September 1, 2018, the fee for PDH course approval will now be $100 for members and $375 for non-members. This change is necessary to accommodate increased interest and subsequent workload. All other fees will remain the same, including a $100 fee for courses received less than 10 days before the course date and the $40 member/$75 non-member fee for offering a duplicate course within the given year. For more information on course approval, including the application to submit courses, visit our website.

Attention! 2019 EEA Moderators Needed. Engineering Excellence judging is scheduled for October 23 in New York City. 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.

City & State Diversity Summit, August 9. City & State New York will offer a Diversity Summit on August 9 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. The summit will feature industry executives, public sector leaders and academics the opportunity to share ideas about how to discuss how to foster business partnerships between the state and local government, prime contractors and MWBEs and what it takes to thrive in New York’s competitive procurement arena. for the full agenda and to register online, visit the event 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

July 3, 2018, "Cotton of PANYNJ recieves ACEC New York’s Chairman’s Award; Ciancia, Shumaker and Towers Also Honored,” New York Real Estate Journal.

June 13, 2018, "ACEC New York and Hazen and Sawyer Donate $2K to Engineers without Borders," Press Release.
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