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Leading representatives from several of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of City's major design and engineering firms plus chiefs of small to mid-sized businesses filled Club 101 on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Professional Women in Construction's (PWC) "Meet the Architects & Engineers," a networking and table-top exhibit event.
Said PWC President Lenore Janis, "Exhibitors and guests from a wide spectrum of the construction industry flock to this event. It's a rare opportunity for them to meet and greet the top A&E people who set the standards and write the specs."
As one exhibitor, Peter Ward, business collaboration manager with InterDyn AKA, a global firm, explained, "We're here to meet the decision makers."
The guests of honor shared their views on industry trends now and in the future. The consensus: New York's design and construction industry is stronger than ever, and the region is going green.
David Cook, senior designer, LEED AP, HOK, noted that there is "a tremendous amount of work" in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. . He then spoke of BIM BIM Building Information Modeling
BIM Building Information Model
BIM Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Irish Sea Fisheries Board)
BIM Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer (Belgium)
BIM Bharathidasan Institute of Management , Building Information Modeling, that "will dramatically change how we design, deliver and build projects" and sustainability. Since the greening process will require innovative thinking to implement, planning is needed. "There are huge opportunities in sustainable urban planning and design in response to worldwide urbanization," said Cook.
Cheryl McKissack, civil engineer and president of The McKissack Group, represents the fifth generation of the oldest African American design & construction company in the nation. Saying that "the over 100-year-old platform on which we have built our business is solid," she noted that the prognosis for construction is "one of abundance not only in the US, but internationally as well." McKissack stressed that "there are endless opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses, yet those that will succeed must be qualified and well-prepared."
Professor Ysrael Seinuk, P.E., chief executive officer ofYsrael A. Seinuk, PC, said that the metropolitan region needs to be aware of what is happening in the rest of the world and to "mold itself" accordingly.
"New York needs to look around and allow the engineers to use the technologies available today to help create more affordable housing. Some technologies used outside of New York City could--and should--be applied here," said Seinuk.
Denise Berger, AIA AIA - Application Integration Architecture , deputy director operations Engineering Department for the Port Authority ofNY & NJ, said, "Our agency is moving forward with a comprehensive capital plan that will maintain our existing facilities and provide for long-term infrastructure investments in the region. Some of the projects include rebuilding the WTC WTC World Trade Center, see there site, expanding our airports and our intermodal rail networks." She noted that the department will spend approximately $80 million on consultants' services this year and has signed over 40 contracts with small, minority and women-owned businesses worth approximately 30 million dollars.
David T. Gockel, P.E., P.P., president, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, spoke of the emphasis on sustainability that will soon require all project managers to be LEED certified. He said that new and existing environmental regulations will create work for the people attending the PWC event. Gockel noted the New York City renaissance that has been instrumental in Langan's dramatic growth as the firm doubled in size from $50 million in revenues in 2003 to $100 million in 2006.
Kenneth Lunstead, AIA, principal with Gensler New York, said, "This is a great time to be in the design and construction business in New York. Since interiors work may have peaked, we may start to see work on the City's infrastructure."
Lunstead spoke too of the need for an improved, more flexible office environment with ample light and thoughtfully placed workstations. "Since people spend only part of their time at their desks, we will be seeing different spaces and the elimination of the cube."
And exhibitors praised the event.
Edward Rothe, FAIA FAIA Florida Association of Insurance Agents
FAIA Food Additives and Ingredients Association (Kent, UK)
FAIA Fellow, American Institute of Architects (honorary position) , principal, Fletcher Thompson Architecture Engineering, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , said, "To gain name recognition in this industry, it s helpful to be part of the PWC group, which has a wider representation of different facets of the industry than other organizations."
Mary Hosley, CSI CSI Crime Scene Investigator
CSI CompuServe, Inc.
CSI Commodity Systems, Inc.
CSI Commodity Systems Inc. (Boca Raton, FL)
CSI Crime Scene Investigation (CBS TV show)
CSI Christian Schools International , CCPR CCPR Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CCPR California Center for Population Research
CCPR Central Council for Physical Recreation
CCPR Consultative Committee on Photometry and Radiometry
CCPR Calvert County Parks and Recreation
CCPR Co-Channel Power Ratio , architectural manager of PPG PPG Points Per Game (basketball player statistic)
PPG Power Play Goals (hockey)
PPG Planning Policy Guidance (UK)
PPG Programmable Pulse Generator
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Event sponsors were Weidlinger Associates, AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission
Noun 1. AEC - a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
Atomic Energy Commission Repro, BW Reprographics Duplicating printed materials using various kinds of printing presses and high-speed copiers. , InterDyn AKA, LANGAN, Milrose Consultants, MSD (MicroSoft Diagnostics) A utility that accompanied Windows 3.1 and DOS 6 that reported on the internal configuration of the PC. A variety of information on disks, video, drivers, IRQs and port addresses was provided. Visual, and Gig-Werks.PWC will present THE BIG SHOW, a trade show & recruitment fair on Oct. 17 at The Digital Sandbox, on Broad Street. September activities include a golf outing and developers forum. Call 212.486.7745 or visit www.pwcusa.org for information or to register as a guest, exhibitor or sponsor.