NEWS Online - March 2018



EEA 2018: LAST CALL for Tickets, Tables and Sponsorship. Tickets, tables and ads are still available for a limited time for the 2018 Engineering Excellence Gala, which will take place on April 7, 2018 at the Hilton Midtown in NYC. All tickets/tables must be purchased by March 16. Sponsorship is also still available. Tickets, tables and sponsorship can be purchased through the sponsor guide or final invitation. Questions? Contact Gina Potfora at or call (518) 452-8611. Thank you to our current sponsors:

Diamond: Hardesty & Hanover; HDR; Jaros, Baum & Bolles; STV Group; WSP USA

Gold: AECOM; Arup; Cameron Engineering; CHA; Dagher Engineering; DeSimone Consulting Engineers; H2M architects + engineers; HAKS; Hazen and Sawyer; KS Engineers, P.C.; NV5; Stantec; Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.; Thornton Tomasetti; VHB Engineering

Silver: L.K. Mclean;Langan Engineering, P.W. Grosser;SI Engineering

Annual Awards 2018 – Call For Nominations! 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. Help us reach our goal of a record number of applications this year! The awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on June 6, 2018. Visit our website for more information, to download the forms, and to view a list of past awardees. Applications are due by April 13, 2018. Send completed applications to or mail to ACEC New York, 6 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205.

Postponed Metro Region Metro Breakfast - NEW DATE. Due to the Nor’easter Quinn, the March 8 Metro Meeting has been postponed. Acting Executive Director of the NYS Thruway, Matt Driscoll, has confirmed a new date for the meeting: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 8:00am-9:30am. All registrations will be carried over to the new date. If you can no longer attend the meeting and would like to cancel your registration or submit a replacement person from your firm, please contact Tina Deale at or 212-682-6336 by Wednesday, March 14. All new registrations welcome.

NYS Thruway Presents: Construction Inspector Training, Four March Dates. The ACEC New York NYS Thruway Authority Committee has been working closely with NYSTA leadership to develop a one-day training program for Construction Inspectors that work on NYSTA projects. A training session will be held at each NYSTA Division across NYS to make access easy for attendees: Mar 14 (Suffern); Mar 21 (Albany); Mar 27 (Blasdell); and Mar 28 (Liverpool). The Authority requests that firms that have current inspection agreements or those that frequently complete construction inspection for the Authority attend this training. To reserve a seat, please contact Alexander Nardone at or call (518) 471-4456. Please be sure to indicate which date/location you are planning to attend. Please distribute the flier for this training within your firm and respond directly to the NYSTA to reserve your seat. Note: ACEC New York is NOT collecting registrations for this program.

NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 - Out for Public Comment until March 27. NYSERDA has drafted NYStretch Code-Energy 2018—a voluntarily implemented stretch energy code to reduce the impacts of buildings on the environment—and they are seeking the feedback from the design and construction industry. Please know, if adopted by the State, it will also be adopted by New York City. If you have any comments, you can access the document online and submit comments through the website on or before March 27, 2018. For background on the effort, visit the NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 webpage.


Continuing Education

ACEC New York PDH Webinars

March 22, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Special PDH Webinar: How to “green up” your CWSRF project: EFC’s Integrated Solutions Construction Grant (1.0 PDH Pending)

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

March 6, 2018, "ACEC New York Members Give Back to their Communities,” New York Real Estate Journal.
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