Spotlights

2024 Women in Construction: Nancy Erardi, NYCAN Builders

What do you like best about being a woman in the AEC industry? I would have to say answering this question! I get asked this specific question so often as if it were something odd for woman to be in this industry. I adore the strong support network I have built-up over the years

2024 Women in Construction: Victoria Bruno, Kings Capital Construction

What recent project, accomplishment or award are you most proud of? In 2023, I was honored with a Proclamation from the Westchester County Board of Legislators, became a Real Estate Specialist, & I accepted the prestigious ‘Millennial of the Year’ Award. These accomplishments fill me with pride & gratitude and are testaments to the support & opportunities I’m fortunate for.

2024 Women in Construction: Johanna Grazel, FXCollaborative

What recent project, accomplishment or award are you most proud of? I am proud to have worked on 3 Times Square’s amenity floor, a pivotal part of the building’s repositioning. We brought a sense of hospitality into the office building through inviting furnishings and materials. It offers tenants a serene oasis in Times Square, from morning cappuccinos to evening cocktails.

2024 Women in Construction: Juliana Sorzano, PJCArchitecture

What is one of the most exciting developments or innovations impacting the AEC industry right now? BIM technology has transformed the way we design, plan, and build projects, which gives us the ability to identify potential issues before they arise on site. For architects, this tool facilitates real-time visualization, allowing clients to make faster and more informed decisions.

2024 Women in Construction: Sara Sciotto, Hayduk Engineering, LLC

What do you like best about being a woman in the AEC industry? In the AEC industry there are unique challenges and opportunities alike. There are opportunities to create the future by designing roads, bridges, tunnels, and transit systems. You can deliver clean water and energy, plan new cities, and restore damaged environments.

2024 Women in Construction: Jessica Rothman, Robinson & Cole LLP

What do you like best about being a woman in the AEC industry? Being a woman attorney in the AEC industry is empowering. Despite being historically male-dominated in NYC, the building industry proudly supports eliminating gender stereotypes in every role, at every level-ownership, field and office positions.

2024 Women in Construction: Janice Li, Crystal Window & Door Systems

What is one of the most exciting developments or innovations impacting the AEC industry right now? As a window manufacturer and early adopter of 3-D printing, Crystal uses this technology to streamline our product development process. Architects, contractors, and installers with special design needs for their construction projects can see actual window component samples before selecting, and our production team can determine the most efficient fabrication process, saving everyone time and money.

2024 Women in Construction: April Intrabartola, Eastman Cooke & Associates

What recent project, accomplishment or award are you most proud of? We recently completed two massive Jaguar/Land Rover dealerships in Brooklyn and Long Island and they are stunning! The project started just before the pandemic and we worked through supply chain issues, too. But today, they are active and beautifully structured, bringing economic benefits and jobs to both areas.

2024 Women in Construction: Marge Fedowitz, NYCAN Builders

What do you like best about being a woman in the AEC industry? As a female HR professional in the construction industry, I support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A diverse workforce brings different perspectives, cultures, knowledge, experiences, opinions, strengths, and ultimately success to companies who foster a diverse environment.

2024 Ones to Watch Rising Stars:
Michelle Quirk, USI

Who are the key people in your life that have contributed to your success? At this point, many influencers have entered and exited my life. The continuous support of my parents and my older sister/best friend is a blessing - both there to celebrate success and to pick me up if I stumble