EVENTS

Zetlin & De Chiara actively leads seminars, conferences and roundtables, offering industry professionals insights and perspectives in the rapidly evolving fields in which we work.

Event: Zoning Advisory Council & Brooklyn AIA: Understanding the NYC Department of Buildings
Speaker: Raymond Mellon
Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 05:00PM — 07:00PM
Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, NYC

Understanding the NYC Department of Buildings process of excluding Architects and Engineers from Limited Supervisory Check, Professional Certification programs and total exclusions from all filings.

The Zoning Advisory Council and AIA Brooklyn Present - Understanding Administrative Hearings and Protocol

Eligible attendees will be able to register and receive 2 learning units!
 

1. Understanding the NYC Dept. of Buildings process of excluding Architects and Engineers from Limited Supervisory Check, Professional Certification programs and total exclusions from all filings.

  • Our panelists will include Raymond Mellon, Senior Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP and Stuart Klein who have extensive experience in defending and representing architects, engineers and others in proceeding at the OATH.  


2. Ian Rasmussen will discuss the recent new requirements adopted by the Board of Standards and Appeals for filing applications. 

If time allows, we will also discuss how we can help to meet with officials to discuss issues presently confronting the land use and zoning community.

A light fare of snacks will be served.  The cost of the event is $35.00 (Checks payable to “Zoning Advisory Council”). 

AIA Brooklyn will log in the learning units for AIA members.  Non-members will be emailed a certificate of completion.



Event: Liability for Building Foundations: A Geotechnical Dilema
Speaker: Michael De Chiara
Date: January 28, 2018
Time: 01:07PM — 12:00AM
Location: Albany, New York

Civil engineers are required to have deep knowledge of the subsurface and complex topography upon which buildings will rest, whether the base is Manhattan schist or Florida sand.The intersection of geotechnology and engineering bears further examination as liability for issues with building foundations is expanding. A panel made up of legal, technical and risk assessment experts called upon to help resolve disputes in this emerging area will debate when liability starts and ends and how structural issues can be avoided in the future. The panel features: Thomas Coghlan, Managing Partner, Integro Insurance Brokers; Allan Paul, Senior Vice President , AECOM Tishman and Theodore von Rosenvinge, Senior Principal, Geodesign Inc.