October 26, 2017
NEW YORK CITY - October 12, 2017, Convening for a straightforward conversation on diversity, infrastructure and zoning, GBW and EIG held its Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx Capital Project Symposium in New York City. NYC is currently experiencing one of the greatest periods of capital planning and infrastructure development in recent history. The Symposium was attended by a wide array of industry executives from firms ranging from engineering, architecture, development, to technology. Firms attending were WSP, STV Incorporated, TYLIN International, Kimley Horn, Ramboll, Nova Consulting and Public Advocate Letitia James' office ... just to name a few. What is unique is the mix of MWBEs, Veteran Owned Businesses and some of the largest corporations in the world coming together in the same room. Charlie Oliver, Chairperson of EIG, presented on several capital projects in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Among them were the Brooklyn Queens Expressway Cantilever, the Brooklyn Queens Connector, Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, the Lower Concourse Infrastructure Investment Strategy and the Hunts Point Peninsula. Ismene Speliotis, Executive Director of MHANY Management and Co Developer of the Peninsula gave a presentation on the make up and status of the project which is redeveloping the former Spofford Correctional Facility. Ms. Speliotis also shared valuable information on contracting opportunities. "Our forums are at capacity weeks in advance, I attribute it to our focus on delivering important content and deal making. This formula is a winning one for us and our guests, they are returning and bringing their colleagues - we providing vital linkages." said Charlie Oliver. The New York City Capital Strategy allocates $51.3 billion to maintaining a state of good repair, one of the largest commitments that the City has ever made. About GBW: Green Building Worldwide Capital Project Symposiums have been met with great interest. GBW is a Strategic Research, Communications, and Legislative Consulting firm examining, communicating and recording the movement of government, the private sector and individual leaders in delivering sustainable buildings and resilient infrastructure. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at the core of who we are. About EIG: The Equitable Infrastructure Group (EIG) was established to counteract disparities and inefficiencies caused by the lack of information, access and opportunity that an overwhelming number of bad actors in key sectors have intrinsically created through a closed door climate. Sectors and municipalities are mandating equitable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure. This shift is largely due to the increase in natural disasters, the demand on existing networks and a fundamental call for equity and transparency. As such, both public and private sectors must step forward offering unique capabilities as partners in new solutions and opportunities. For additional information, contact L. Charlie Oliver at 212.500.1160.