2nd Annual Women in Construction Forum

Join the Commercial Observer and executives from all levels as we celebrate the accomplishments and strides women have made in the construction and design industry.


Vice President
Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C.


scheduleThursday, November 15, 2018
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

2nd Annual Women in Construction Forum

Join the Commercial Observer and executives from all levels as we celebrate the accomplishments and strides women have made in the construction and design industry.


Join the Commercial Observer and executives from all levels as we celebrate the accomplishments and strides women have made in the construction and design industry. The leading women behind some of the most notable projects in the region will discuss insights they’ve gained on the job, the ever-changing landscape of construction and development in New York as well as their impressive project portfolios.

For more information, sponsorship and speaking opportunities please contact Kelsey Foley at or 212-450-7300.

8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:10 AM Opening Remarks
9:15 AM Keynote Address
9:30 AM Panel 1
10:15 AM Panel 2
11:00 AM Networking Break
11:20 AM Panel 3
12:05 PM Closing Remarks


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $18.2 billion during fiscal year 2017. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.


In over 100 years of practice, JB&B has completed design projects in more than 50 countries and on 6 continents, serving as consulting engineers on some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century as well as some of the most emblematic of the 21st. Our extensive experience and reputation for quality and innovative engineering solutions are assets that we bring to each project. JB&B works with cutting-edge engineering technologies to facilitate high-performance building designs for ever-improving engineering and sustainability solutions.

Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C. - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Established in 1986, Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C. has become a leading Engineering firm specializing in Building Envelope Restoration, Structural Design, MEP Engineering and Owner’s Representative Services. For 30+ years, we have delivered customized, practical and cost-effective engineering solutions to clients in New York, Florida and various other regions throughout the United States. We have successfully restored and maintained thousands of properties, from commercial and residential buildings to healthcare, educational and public facilities.

Our in-house staff consists of licensed Structural Engineers, Architects and LEED Accredited Professionals. The success of each project is due to the knowledge and experience of our dedicated professionals, who work side-by-side with clients and are always available to address any project challenge.

Today, Merritt continues to build a strong reputation through its commitment to preserving city skylines.


The Structure Tone family of companies—Structure Tone, LF Driscoll, Structure Tone Southwest, Pavarini Construction Co., Pavarini McGovern and Govan Brown—provides a complete range of services, from site selection analysis to design constructability review, from corporate interior fit-outs to new construction, from aesthetic enhancements to building infrastructure upgrades.

Although we’re at the leading edge of construction management, our fundamental mission to solve our clients’ challenges is constant. We are proud that 80 percent of our projects annually originate from existing clients—global corporations, world-class healthcare and educational institutions, those requiring mission critical data centers, retailers, hoteliers and residential developers.

Unlike any other global construction management company, we are purpose-built to be scalable—we’re as dedicated to a $50,000 project as we are to a $100 million, large-scale greenfield development. We are dedicated to our clients’ long-term needs.

We deliver projects on time and budget. Our lean construction process uses virtual tools to reduce project costs and schedules, improve speed-to-market, and keep us fully adaptable throughout the entire process. We invested in processes, systems, compliance and technology to ensure that our clients receive the highest level of accountability and transparency. We build facilities with greater resilience and the flexibility to add capabilities and new technology so that existing facilities can be more effectively repurposed in the future.

Through our commitment to our core values of excellence, integrity, passion, safety and client collaboration, we partner with our clients to imagine, execute and realize their vision.


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