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ACCL/ACOEL Joint Program

April 27, 2018 | Columbia Law School, New York, NY
  • Program Information

  • Weathering the Storm: Resilience & Sustainability in Design and Construction
    American College of Construction Lawyers & American College of Environmental Lawyers

    April 27, 2018
    Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106
    435 West 116th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY

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    8:00am    Registration Opens -- Coffee and Continental Breakfast

    8:45am    Welcoming Remarks -- Presidents of ACCL & ACOEL

    9:00am    Panel 1—Resilience and Sustainability in Design and Construction

          Introduction—Resilience and Sustainability: What Do They Mean?
          Moderator: Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School

          Current Projections—Sea Level Rise, Coastal and Inland Flooding, Heat, Extreme Weather; Political Unrest
          Radley Horton, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY

          Integrating Building Design into District Level Solutions
          Paul Kirshen, Ph.D., Professor, School for the Environment, Academic Director,
          University of Massachusetts Sustainable Solutions Lab, Boston, MA

          Case Study: How Resilient Design Works in Practice
          Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC, New York, NY
          Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA, Inc., Washington, D.C.
          Kevin Kampsrchoer, GSA Director of High Performance Green Buildings , Washington, D.C.

    10:30am    Coffee Break

    10:45am    Panel 2—Preparing for the Deluge: Planning & Legal Issues

          Introduction—Legal & Planning Issues Related to Resilience/Sustainability
          Moderator: Leslie King O’Neal, Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C.

          Cutting Edge Regional and City Adaptation Programs
          Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D., Director & Chief Resilience Officer, Environmental Protection & Growth
          Management Department, Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division for Broward County, FL

          Jainey Bavishi, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, New York, NY

          Liability of Architects, Engineers, Builders, Owners
          Elena Mihaly, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation, Montpelier, VT

    12:15pm    Lunch—Box Lunch on Site

    1:15pm    Panel 3—Powering Resilience: Keeping the Lights On
                   Moderator: Wendy Jacobs, Harvard Law School

          Solar [Falling Costs; Net Metering; Zoning and Building Codes; Lease vs. Buy]
          Travis Bradford, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs,
          Columbia University, New York, NY

          Cogeneration and Microgrids [Permitting; Utility Hookups]
          Scott Frank, P.E., Jaros Baum & Bolles, New York, NY

          New Developments in Design and Construction Techniques and Materials to Enhance Energy
          Efficiency & Resiliency
          Jim Garrison, Garrison Architects, Brooklyn, NY
          Brian Murray, Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C., Birmingham, AL

    2:45pm    Coffee Break

    3:00pm    Panel 4—Forecasting the Future
                   Moderator: Ralph Child, Mintz Levin

          Who are the Leaders in Resilience/Sustainability Now? [Government--Federal? State? Local? Industry?
          Health Care? Manufacturing?] Who Will be the Leaders in the Future?
          Christopher O. Ward, Senior Vice President, AECOM Technology Corp., New York, NY
          Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska USA, Inc., Washington, D.C.
          Christopher Flavelle, Climate Policy Reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C.
          Kevin Kampsrchoer, GSA Director of High Performance Green Buildings, Washington, D.C.

          Future Opportunities and Perils for Lawyers and Clients
          Various Panel Members

    4:30pm    Adjourn

    Wine & Cheese Reception @ Columbia Law School immediately following program.

  • Hotel Information

  • If you require overnight accommodations to attend this event, please consider The Lucerne Hotel, 201 West 79th Street (@ Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10024 (212.875.1000) Ask for the Columbia University rate of $259/night.

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