2021 NYNJ Infrastructure Forum Agenda

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7:30 – 8:45 AM

Registration, Breakfast, Networking, & Exhibits

8:55 - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

Scott Blair, Managing Editor, Engineering News-Record Magazine

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Current State of the Industry and Project Opportunities

Steve Jones
Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics

Construction is a dynamic market, especially now because of the pandemic. The NY Metro area was certainly hit hard but is now recovering with projects moving forward and jobs opening up. Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge Data & Analytics will share insights, trends and forecasts on both our local market and the broader construction industry.
Steve will be presenting virtually

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9:45 - 10:15 AM

Interview with Port Authority Departments

Moderator: Scott Blair, Managing Editor, Engineering News-Record Magazine
Panelists : Rocco Cetera, Program Manager, Project Management TB&T, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Jorge Chavez, Port Department Assistant Director, Capital and Port Planning, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Jim Heitmann, Deputy Director, Aviation/Redevelopment, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Beth Siegel, Deputy Director for PATH Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The PANYNJ is committed to rebuilding the region's aging infrastructure to provide customers with an unmatched network of 21st century, world-class facilities. There are always major projects for firms to get involved in. This panel discussion will address project updates related to the George Washington Bridge, LaGuardia Terminals B + C, JFK Terminal One, Newark Terminal A, Holland Tunnel, and more. Also learn how your firm can get involved. Panelists include representatives from ports, airports, bridges, and more.

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Break and Networking Opportunity

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Updates to the current capital plan/Available projects/Future projects from the PA

Moderator: Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record Magazine
Steve Plate, Chief of Major Capital Plans, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
James Starace, Chief Engineer, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

As our region continues to bounce back, so is construction. The Port Authority will discuss the latest updates to the current capital plan, a path forward after tough year, current projects underway and insights into what is coming down the road.

11:30 - 12:15 PM

Roundtable with MWSDBE firms and Growing Business with the Port Authority and the Challenges/Opportunities out of COVID

Moderator: Glenessa Gordon, Acting Assistant Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Warren Michelsen, Vice President of Transportation, Enovate Engineering
Josie A. Coleman, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Studio 5 Partnership Architects/Planners, LLC
Myesha B. McClendon, Leed AP, VP of Aviation, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, Inc.

There are many moving parts throughout the life cycle of a project. The dynamic between the Agency and their consultants is very important and having a synergy is instrumental to its success. This roundtable will discuss the importance of communication, relationship building and trusting your consultant counterparts every step of the way.

12:15 - 12:20 PM

Closing Remarks

Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News Record Magazine

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