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What's Happening: Cuono Sep-Oct Networking, Seminars & Events

September and October have been busy months for Cuono Engineering, not just with projects, site visits, and RFPs, but also with networking events and seminars...and when you work hard, it's only right to play hard too! Here's a peek into what we've been up to!

AIAWHV Panel: Don't Do What I Did - Lessons Learned the Hard Way

On September 21st, Cuono Engineering Principal, Ciro Cuono, PE was a guest panelist for the AIAWHV "Don't Do What I Did: Lessons Learned the Hard Way" Chapter Meeting. Other panelists included Stephen Tilly, AIA of Stephen Tilly Architects, John Frye, AIA of Nexus Creative, and Ken Follet, an independent consultant with 50 years of experience in the construction industry.

The panel, moderated by clinical psychologist and owner of the Museum of Failure, Samuel West, aimed to provide real-life experiences from industry leaders to Chapter Members on how to recognize situations that may lead to errors in design, learn through accounts of failures how better documentation or communication may help you avoid errors, how you might recover from and mitigate the results of a mistake or error in your practice, and how to create an environment for your co-workers, consultants, and contractors.

Westchester-Fairfield ULI Sip and Sail

Also on September 21st, Senior Also on September 21st, Senior Associate, Melissa Fitter, PE, and Director of Marketing, Noelle Hanks attended the Annual Westchester-Fairfield ULI Sip and Sail at Boccuzzi Park in Stamford, CT. The event started with a guided tour of the Cohen SoundWaters Harbor Center, a newly constructed 12,000 square-foot maritime education center located in Boccuzzi Park. SoundWaters, whose mission is to improve equity, community access, and opportunity has certainly created an amazing opportunity for residents in the area, including afterschool programs, education, and careers. This eight-million-dollar project includes beach restoration, and public access to the water as part of a public-private partnership and is designed to withstand flooding from the Sound. Following our tour, we enjoyed food and drinks with other industry members on a two-hour sunset sail on the Long Island Sound in an 80-foot, 18th-century schooner. The views were spectacular and gave a good amount of insight into how the available programs and work opportunities can transform the lives of the residents.

Yankees Final Home Game - Yankees vs Diamondbacks

On September 22nd. Senior Associate, Karen Vaughan, PE, and Project Engineer, Edward Baddour, PE were joined by G3's Project Manager Gene Dassing, and Alexis Roblero, a Junior Architect for an amazing opportunity to watch one of the final Yankees home games behind home plate!

Everyone was thrilled to see Aaron Judge back on the field and hitting THREE HOME RUNS!!! Quite a memorable experience for sure. We do have to give a big thank you to STV, Inc for the incredible seats and VIP access that were actioned off at the New York Builders Congress Golf Dinner earlier this year. What a prize to win and an amazing way to connect with our clients!

ULI Collins Awards

On October 12th, ULI hosted its Annual Collins Awards, which recognizes a person, team, or organization whose efforts demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of responsible real estate development in our region and embodies the ideals and mission of the Urban Land Institute.

This year, Cuono Engineering Principal, Ciro Cuono, PE attended to pay respects to the late Carl Ordemann, AIA of former Principal of Perkins Eastman, a company we've had the pleasure to work with on various projects. With more than 45 years of experience in the profession, Carl managed numerous projects for the firm, representing more than 60 million square feet of new construction and 30 million square feet of interior alterations, including such transformative projects as TSX Broadway in Manhattan.

2024 Jaspers Sporting Clays Classic

As our Principal and several of our engineers are Manhattan College alumni, it's only fitting we attend the Annual Jaspers Sporting Clays Classic which was held on Friday, October 13th, this year. This year, Senior Associate, Melissa Fitter, PE, and Associate, Wesley Velo, PE were joined by Patrick Bates and Devin Stover of Lothrop Associates. The Sporting Clays Classic benefits the Sportsmen for Charity Endowed Scholarship at Manhattan College, which was established in 2016 to provide financial assistance to deserving students at Manhattan College. We always look forward to helping provide the necessary means for students to further their education - particularly those pursuing an Engineering degree.