New York, NY Professional Women in Construction (PWC) will be hosting their annual Architects & Engineers panel on October 12th, from 8 – 10 a.m. This year, the focus is on resiliency in the New York metro area.
The challenge of climate change and its impacts are transforming how public agencies at the local, state and regional level plan for future growth and define priorities for critical infrastructure, new projects and retrofits to existing buildings. PWC has gathered a panel of accomplished professionals from public agencies and from the private sector to discuss key resiliency issues, their impact on planning and design, and to provide an update on their current and future plans for building projects and critical infrastructure.
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) will provide an overview of their Fourth Regional Plan including their vision for the improved environmental sustainability of the New York metropolitan region, to be followed by a moderated panel on the challenges and opportunities that face the region.
The event will be held at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. The details are as follows:
• 8 – 8:30 a.m: Breakfast, coffee and networking.
• 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: PWC welcome, introduction of moderator.
• 8:45 – 9 a.m.: Regional Plan Association presentation.
• 9 - 10 a.m.: Panel discussion – Resiliency.
The event will be moderated by Robert Freudenberg, vice president, energy & environment at RPA.
The panelists will include:
• Elijah Hutchinson, vice president, NYC Economic Development Corp.
• Nancy McNabb, AIA, principal, McNabb & Associates.
• Melissa Targett, sustainable design manager, resilience and sustainable design group, PANYNJ
• Lauren Wang, director of resiliency planning & acquisitions, NYC Department of Preservation and Development.
Early sponsors for the event are AKRF and Langan. Tickets are available at pwcusa.org/events/resiliency-panel/
PWC is a national non-profit organization founded in 1980 by eight women that seeks to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries.
PWC’s members represent a broad spectrum of the industry that serves real estate owners, developers, facilities and property managers and public agencies. They include general construction and specialty contractors; architect and engineering firms, environmental services and suppliers. Because their core client industries have many needs, PWC also draws representatives from the services sector: law and accounting firms, insurance/surety and bonding companies, banks and financial services, graphic designers, printers, computer consultants, travel agencies, marketing specialists and more. Membership is open to professional women and men, private companies and public agencies in construction and allied industries.