Winter Conference 2020: Main Agenda

 

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(All sessions take place in the Albany Capital Center unless otherwise specified.
All speakers must abide by the ACEC New York Speaker Code of Conduct.)

Main Conference

CFO Track

Emerging Leaders

HR Track

 

Sunday, January 26

1:00 PM-8:00 PM | Registration
Lobby

1:30-3:00 PM | Executive Committee Meeting
1A

2:30-4:00 PM | Legislative Committee Meeting
1B

4:15-5:30 PM | Open Transportation I Committee Forum
2nd Floor Prefunction
The goal of this meeting is to offer an opportunity for members, who may not serve on these committees, to have an open dialogue with Committee Chairs about issues. It also provides the opportunity for committee chairs to exchange information and learn about other committees. This meeting will be prior to the agency presentations that will occur later that day. This meeting will focus on key issues and updating the membership on committee activities.
This session is for ACEC New York members only.
NYCDOT, NYC EDC, MTA, NYS Thruway Authority, Port Authority, and NYS Bridge Authority committees will be represented
Staff Coordinator: Campbell Wallace
ExCom Liaison: Deborah Chase, P.E., Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

4:15-5:30 PM | Open Buildings Committee Forum
2B

The goal of this meeting is to offer an opportunity for members, who may not serve on these committees, to have an open dialogue with Committee Chairs about issues. It also provides the opportunity for committee chairs to exchange information and learn about other committees. This meeting will be prior to the agency presentations that will occur later that day. This meeting will focus on key issues and updating the membership on committee activities
.

This session is for ACEC New York members only.
DASNY, NYC DDC, NYC Housing Authority, NYC SCA, NYS OGS, SUCF committees will be represented
Staff Coordinator: Bill Murray
ExCom Liaison: Richard (Rick) Zottola, P.E., LERA

5:00-6:30 PM | CFO Opening Session: Succession & Millennials: Strategies & Considerations for an Evolving Workforce
Capital Room
This program will be a panel discussion.
Moderator: Bob Banner | Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll + Bertolotti LLP
Panelists: Sheila DiGasper | Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll + Bertolotti LLP
Phillip Ross | Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Paul Gevertzman | Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Brian Kenet, Senior Business Advisor | Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

(View the full CFO/Business Managers Track agenda)
Sponsored by ACEC Business Insurance Trust/Greyling Insurance Brokerage


5:00-6:30 PM | Emerging Leaders Reception: Considering the Council: ACEC New York Committees
2C
Jay Simson, President & CEO will provide attendees with an overview of opportunities on the backbone of ACEC New York: the expansive array of committees, as well as information on the current state of the industry. This presentation will be followed by an exclusive networking cocktail hour, featuring representatives from ACEC New York committees and senior ACEC New York staff. Featuring presentations from:

  • Maxine Hill, PE, New York Area Manager | WSP USA
  • Linda Reardon, PE, Senior Vice President | NV5
  • Christopher LaTuso, PE, NY/NJ Transportation Program Manager | HDR


(View the full Emerging Leaders Track agenda)

5:15-6:15 PM | Regional Chairs Meeting
2A

5:30-6:30 PM | PDH Session: Environmental College Use of Drones in Industry
2B
Presenter: Jessica Chambers, E.I.T., LEED AP, Manager Of Design Technology Integration | CHA Consulting, Inc.

5:30-6:00 PM | Design-Build Committee Meeting
1B

6:30-7:30 PM | Opening Exhibitor Reception/Exhibitor Booths Open
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:30-9:45 PM | Welcome Dinner
2nd Floor Multipurpose
Guest Speaker: Ted Gerber, President | Addison Resources Group
Developing Organizational Talent Through Executive Coaching
As an organizational development consultant, executive coach, trainer and team facilitator since 1989, Ted Gerber has worked with organizations in the United States, Europe, Africa, Canada and Latin America. Ted’s unique skills are based on over thirty years of experience as an executive, consultant, trainer, mediator and coach.  This has enabled him to assist executives to be more effective leaders by increasing their ability to negotiate, manage conflict and influence others more effectively.

During the dinner, ACEC New York will also recognize a number of 2019 scholarship recipients.

10:00-11:00 PM | Hospitality
The Shelf (Renaissance Hotel)
Sponsored by Risk Strategies Company


Monday, January 27

7:00 AM-5:00 PM | Registration
Lobby

7:00-9:00 AM | Grab-N-Go Breakfast
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:10-8:00 AM | PDH Session: Challenges in Mega Project Delivery
2A
Presenter: Maria Lehman, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP | Parsons Corporation

8:00 AM-5:00 PM | CFO/Business Managers Track
Capital Room
(View the full CFO/Business Managers Track agenda)
Sponsored by ACEC Business Insurance Trust/Greyling Insurance Brokerage

8:00 AM-5:00 PM | Emerging Leaders Track
2C
(View the full Emerging Leaders Track agenda)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM | HR Track
2B

(View the full HR Track agenda)

8:00-9:00 AM | Open Transportation II Committee Forum
2nd Floor Prefunction
The goal of this meeting is to offer an opportunity for members, who may not serve on these committees, to have an open dialogue with Committee Chairs about issues. It also provides the opportunity for committee chairs to exchange information and learn about other committees. This meeting will be prior to the agency presentations that will occur later that day. This meeting will focus on key issues and updating the membership on committee activities.

This session is for ACEC New York members only.
NYS Aviation, NYS County Highway, NYS Parks & Recreation, FHWA, NYS Canals, NYS DOT Committees will be represented
Staff Coordinator: Bill Murray
ExCom Liaison: Brian Miller, P.E., LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

8:00-9:00 AM | Open Energy and Environmental Committee Forum
1A/1B
The goal of this meeting is to offer an opportunity for members, who may not serve on these committees, to have an open dialogue with Committee Chairs about issues. It also provides the opportunity for committee chairs to exchange information and learn about other committees. This meeting will be prior to the agency presentations that will occur later that day. This meeting will focus on key issues and updating the membership on committee activities.
This session is for ACEC New York members only.
U.S. Army Corps, NYC DEP, NYS DEC, NYS EFC, and Energy Committees (NYPA, NYSERDA) will be represented.
Staff Coordinator: Campbell Wallace
ExCom Liaison: Arthur Alzamora, Jr., P.E., Langan Engineering

9:15-10:00 AM | Opening Keynote Address
2nd Floor Multipurpose

Guest Speaker: Charles Dougherty, Vice President and Economist | Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

10:00-10:20 AM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

10:20 AM-11:50 AM | Government Agency Concurrent Panel Sessions
Hear agencies present on current projects and anticipated changes, with a focus on sustainability, in
panel discussions grouped by general discipline.

Session A: Building Connections in NYC Transportation and Infrastructure | Multipurpose Prefunction
Robert Collyer, PE, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Bridge Officer  | NYC Department of Transportation
Martha E. Bogle, PE, Chief of Design | The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Jennifer Cass, PE, Capital Program Chief of Staff, Vice President | NYC Economic Development Corp.
Joseph O’Donnell, PE, Director of Public Affairs | MTA Capital Construction
Eric Macfarlane, PE, Deputy Commissioner | NYC Department of Design and Construction

Moderator: Kamal Shahid, PE | KS Engineers, P.C.
Staff Coordinator: Bill Murray

Session B: Building Connections for NYS | 1A/1B
Erik Deyoe, Director, Division of Design | Office of General Services
Bob Kanarkiewicz, RA, Assistant Director - Design | State University Construction Fund
Jodi Smits Anderson, Director of Sustainability | Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Moderator: Richard Amadon, PE | CHA
Staff Coordinator: Hannah O'Grady

Session C: Building Connections in Energy and the Environment | 2A
Paul Rush, Deputy Commissioner, Water Supply | NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Martin Brand, Deputy Commissioner, Remediation & Materials Management | New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Schuyler Matteson, Project Manager | NYSERDA
Eric Alemany, Director – Supplier Relationship Management | NY Power Authority
Timothy Burns, Director, Division of Engineering & Program Management | New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Moderator: Paul Grosser | P.W. Grosser Consulting Engineer & Hydrogeologist, PC
Staff Coordinator: Campbell Wallace

12:05-1:45 PM | Anniversary Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
2nd Floor Multipurpose
Guest Speaker: Mark McKinnon, Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus; Co-founder of the Bipartisan Group No Labels; Former Chief Media Advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain

Mark McKinnon is a political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and television producer. He is the creator, executive producer and co-host of Showtime’s real-time documentary series of the 2016 election and the Trump presidency, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, the highest rated unscripted program ever on Showtime. He was the chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns, and is co-founder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to bipartisanship, civil dialogue and political problem solving.

Our anniversary luncheon will feature the celebration of a number of member firms celebrating milestone anniversaries of continuous practice:

 

  • 50 Years
    • BCA Architects & Engineers
    • Concessi Engineering, P.C.
    • GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C.
    • Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Geology, DPC

  • 75 Years
    • Ramboll

Sponsored by L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

2:00-3:30 PM | Government Agency Concurrent Panel Sessions (cont.)

Session D: Building Connections in NYS Transportation | Multipurpose Prefunction
Richard Lee, Chief Engineer | New York State Thruway Authority
Wahid Albert, Chief Engineer | New York State Department of Transportation
Jeffrey Wright, Chief Engineer | NYS Bridge Authority
Chris Gatchell, Director of Engineering | Federal Highway Administration
Moderator: Linda Shumaker | Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, D.P.C.
Staff Liaison: Campbell Wallace

Session E: Building Connections in New York City | 1A/1B
Steven Lovci, Executive Vice President for CPD | NYC Housing Authority
Dominick DeAngelis, Vice President of Architecture and Engineering | NYC School Construction Authority
Eric Boorstyn, Associate Commissioner, Public Buildings | NYC DDC
Moderator: Nicholas Dandolos | Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C.
Staff Coordinator: Bill Murray

3:30-3:45 PM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

3:45-4:45 PM | Talent Management (Joint Session with CFO/HR tracks)
1A/1B
This discussion on talent management is open to the main track, as well as the CFO and HR tracks.
Moderator: Katherine Metcalfe, Chief Culture Officer | CPL
Panelists:
Dan Ritchie, Learning & Development Manager | H2M

Jennifer Graney, Partner | Consiliarium Group
Todd Liebert, CEO | CPL

Scott Lockwood, CPA, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Accounting | Bergmann Associates

5:00-5:45 PM | Committee Meetings
2A
Committee Chairs will contact members if a meeting will be held. Currently confirmed meetings include:

  • Engineering Excellence
  • Public Relations
  • Design-Build/MTA

Confirmed meetings will also be listed on the mobile app.

6:30-8:30 PM | Infrastructure Policy Networking Event
2nd Floor Multipurpose
Attendees will participate in a fully catered cocktail hour and reception. This popular event facilitates networking for members of ACEC New York, leadership from other state associations, and legislators who are invested in issues essential to the built environment in NYS. We anticipate that this will be a well-attended event. During the event, we will recognize the Legislators of the Year: Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, 123rd District and NYS Senator Timothy Kennedy, 63rd District.
Sponsored by Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

8:45-11:00 PM | Hospitality
The Shelf (Renaissance Hotel)
Sponsored by Risk Strategies Company

 

Tuesday, January 28

7:15-10:30 AM | Registration
Lobby

7:15-8:15 AM | PAC Champion Breakfast
Capital Room

7:30-9:00 AM | Buffet Breakfast
1st Floor Exhibit Hall

7:40-8:30 AM | PDH Session: Design-Build 48-Hour Replacement of LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge Using SPMTs
1B
Presenter:
Gerard Bartucci, Vice President - Bridge/Highway/Rail Division | McLaren Engineering Group
The presentation describes the methodology of replacing a 3-track bridge superstructure on a heavily trafficked commuter mainline railroad bridge within a single weekend.  The owner of the railroad bridge stipulated a specific single 48-hour weekend where the railroad could be completely shut down for construction.  The Design-Build team developed designs and construction methods, and an extremely comprehensive project schedule to coordinate the bridge replacement work. In addition, the Design-Builder developed an exceptionally detailed construction schedule to orchestrate the work items to be performed over the shutdown weekend.

8:15-9:00 AM | Meeting with Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie (invited guests only)
2A

9:00-11:30 AM | General Membership and Board of Directors Meeting
2B/2C
This meeting is open to all ACEC New York members. The board of directors will review current key issues facing the association. At approximately 10:00 AM, NYS Senator Timothy Kennedy, 63rd District and Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli, Assembly District 129, will provide attendees with a legislative update.

10:00-10:30 AM | Coffee Break with Exhibitors
1st Floor Exhibit Hall
PAC Auction will close at this time. Be sure to get your final bids in!