This summer, the NYC Department of Buildings will host its first virtual Summer Enrichment Program for undergraduate & graduate students interested in engineering (civil & mechanical), architecture, construction management, construction inspection, sustainability, and public safety. For those interested in careers in the construction industry, in the public or private realm, this program will provide a significant amount of context for your future career.
Across nine virtual seminars in July & August, held weekly through GoToMeeting software, our industry professionals (architects, engineers, sustainability experts, and construction inspectors) will educate you on issues such as construction safety engineering & enforcement, building code development & revision, architectural plan examination, disaster response, and sustainability & the energy code, among numerous other topics. At the conclusion of the program, students who virtually attend all nine seminars will receive a Certificate of Completion from the DOB that they can include on their resumes. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm.
Additionally, students will receive advice on their resumes & cover letters from Human Resources professionals.
To apply for admission to this virtual program, please send your resume to YouthEngagement@buildings.nyc.gov. Resumes are due by Friday, June 19th, by midnight. Accepted students will hear back regarding potential admission before the program begins on July 1st.
NYC Department of Buildings
Learn about: Changing material costs for 2020 and how this volatility impacts projects. 15 minute video webinar.
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Summary: Construction cost changes are inevitable. In fact, from 2019 to 2020, 34% of construction costs have changed by more than +/- 5%. This cost volatility is enormous for the people who plan, finance, build and maintain the facilities and infrastructure communities depend on. It’s vital these professionals understand how and why construction costs have changed over the last year.
Watch this on demand webinar to hear two of the minds behind Gordian’s RSMeans data discuss how the costs of steel, concrete and wood will change in 2020. They’ll also discuss why construction costs change, a few additions to RSMeans data for 2020 and more!