NEWS Online - September 2017



Last Chance to Register: 2017 Fall Conference. Join your colleagues in beautiful Lake Placid at the ACEC New York 2017 Fall Conference. This is the first meeting of the 17-18 calendar – don’t miss this opportunity to hone your professional skills and grow your business. A room block has been reserved at the High Peaks Resort at the reduced rate of $189.00. To book your room, contact the High Peaks Resort directly at 518-523-4411 and reference the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. The deadline to reserve has been extended until the room block is full - make your reservation today for one of the few remaining rooms. Go for the Gold with ACEC New York! Registration is still available for this event; visit our event website for a full agenda and to register.

ACEC New York Welcomes Bill Murray. On August 14, Bill Murray joined the ACEC New York NYC Office as the new Government Affairs Associate. Bill comes to ACEC New York from his previous position as a Senior Policy Analyst at the New York City Council. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for NYC Councilman Jim Gennaro. In his new role at ACEC New York, Bill will be providing legislative support to the Metro Region and to the NYC Office. Bill can be reached at 212-682-6336 or email

Additional DDC Training Sessions. Due to high demand, ACEC New York is once again partnering with the Department of Design and Construction with three more sessions on Water Main training. Training will take place on October 2, November 6, and December 4. These Water Main Training sessions will cover topics such as water main installation, water shutdowns, chlorination and disinfection, and sampling procedures. Each session has been approved for 5 PDHs. For more information, visit the preferred training date registration page.

Urgent! EEA Moderators Still Needed. Engineering Excellence judging is scheduled for October 25 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.

EEA Final Entries Accepted Until September 20. Those firms that submitted preliminary applications for the 2017 Engineering Excellence program have received further instructions on submitting their final entries. We have received 170 preliminary entries - a new record! All final entries will be submitted in an electronic format. Final entries must be received by our office by September 20, 2017 or by September 27, 2017 with a $100 late processing fee. More information on submission guidelines, as well as the program FAQs, are available on the Engineering Excellence page of our website. For tips on how to make your entry stand out from the rest, view the recording of our “Preparing to Win” webinar.

Consider Donating to the 2017-18 Scholarship Fund. 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 also contribute less than $2,500; 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. Questions? Contact Amanda Smith at or call 518-452-8611.

NYS Engineering Career Fairs 2017-18. ACEC New York has prepared a list of 2017-18 dates for college and university career fairs throughout New York State. If you purchase branded promotional items for such events, consider our Promotional Products Program, which provides top-quality promotional items branded with your company’s logo and information at competitive rates. Please also consider downloading our flier and promoting the ACEC New York Scholarship program at your table. The application will be available in late September, 2017.


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 class the first time they present. Business webinars should also be about 1 hour and should provide information relevant to our membership. Contact Erica Lavigne at

ACEC New York in the News

August 1, 2017, "ACEC New York Supports Indemnification Reform,” New York Real Estate Journal.

August 30, 2017, "ACEC New York Announces 2017 Endorsements for New York City," Press Release.
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