Exclusive! Convention Center Tour

Eastern New York CSI

Join ENYCSI for an Exclusive Tour of the New Convention Center on Tuesday November 15th.

Tour starts promptly at 6:00pm. All those registered for the tour should meet at the corner of Howard St. and Eagle St.

It is an active construction site. Hardhats will be provided. No open-toed shoes allowed.

Registration ends on November 11th. No walk-ins! Payment must be ONLINE for this event. There is a $10 fee for the tour.

Tour 6:00pm, Dinner 7:30pm

A buffet dinner will be served at Amo La Bella restaurant, located at 89 Beaver St. The buffet includes Sausage & Peppers, Meatballs, Ziti, Eggplant Parm, Chicken Parm, Salad, and Bread.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.



October 11th – Contractor Complaint Night – The Bidding Phase

“The Bidding Process” is the 1st series of several Project Delivery topics ENYCSI will be offering.   We hope you will join us for the interactive panel discussion on; bid review time, electronic bid documents, issuance of addendums, pre-bid meetings, substitutions, content of bid documents, etc.  This allows the construction industry to voice their concerns & complaints regarding the bidding process.  Our panel is compromised of 3-T Architects(Architect), CSArch (CM), Bunkoff (GC), MVP Masonry (Subcontractor) and M&W Group (Moderator).  We hope this discussion will give some insight on how the construction industry can work together to improve the bid process for all project team members.

To register, click HERE.

Join us in Honor of Business Continuity Awareness Month at 677 Prime on Sept. 29, 2016


In honor of Business Continuity Awareness Month, we invite you to join us for a classic corporate continental breakfast at 677 Prime at9:00 AM, September 29th, 2016 as we discuss the importance of Business Continuity Planning and the safeguards that an organization can place to avoid business interrupts as a result of a disaster related to fire, water, mold, biohazards or unfavorable climate conditions.

In coordination with TAG Solutions and Tech Valley Business Continuity; both providing excellent nationwide service we offer you the expertise of a consortium of the area’s finest in Network Security, IT Data Backup & Storage, Telecommunications, Disaster Restoration & Business Continuity Plan Writing/ Implementation. Allow us to host you for an interactive workshop that will cover:

  • Insurance Coverage Considerations to Reduce Organizational Risk
  • Data Backup, Storage and Recovery Strategies
  • Prevention, Control & Mitigation of the Effects of Fire, Water, BioHazards & Climate Conditions
  • Critical Communications to Minimize Interruptions
  • Considerations for Recovering Post-Disaster Business Operations

Parking will be available without charge to our guests in the Quackenbush Parking Garage located at 677 Broadway in Albany.

Registration is limited, so REGISTER TODAY.

We look forward to seeing you in September. For more information, please feel free to contact us anytime at your convenience at

(518) 785-6719.

Your Friends at MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration, TAG Solutions & Tech Valley Business Continuity LLC


See PDF Brochure here.

Evening Event : Health Well Done

Creating Healthy Patient and Employee Environments

A 3-step process to create the optimal environment in health care to serve the medical staff and most importantly the patient. What ideas can you put into your facility to keep your employees healthy and grow your business that affects the bottom line?

The main presentation will be preceded by a tour given by architecture+, the design team for the newly constructed 16,000 square foot facility, built by Sano-Rubin and managed by Cresa.

Presentation by Cathy Dolan-Schweitzer of Health Well Done

Contact:  Sander Bonvell at sbonvell1@nycap.rr.com to register attendance.

Mid-Year Mixer Event with AIA

The NY Tech Valley IFMA chapter will be joining other local, like-minded professional organizations for a mid-year mixer event on June 4 at 5:30 pm at the Sports [Bar and] Grill, East Greenbush NY (4 Middle Mannix Road/Rensselaer) for cash bar and appetizers. Currently CSI, AIA eastern NY, USGBC, ASHRAE and ASLA will be participating and the organizers are still reaching out to others.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending!

June 2015 Mixer

ASME Hudson-Mohawk Section’s 95th Annual Memorial Awards Ceremony & Dinner Presentation

“How Edison Would Handle the Linked Challenges of Climate Change & Energy Independence”

Speaker: Dr. Addison K Stark, Ph.D.,
Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) Fellow

Date: Tuesday, May 5th

Time: 6:00PM social gathering, 6:30PM dinner, 7:30PM Prize Awards, 7:45PM presentation

For more information, click here.

Essentials of Facility Management Webinar

Do you need a basic knowledge of facility management? Or is that needed by new staff of your team? Are you a service provider that works with or sells products to FMs? Do you work in one facet of FM and need to get a broader overview of all the competencies of FM? This Essentials of Facility Management Program is for you!

The Essentials of FM is a series of training workshops focusing on basic concepts that describe the field of facility management and how it can be of value to an organization. Entry-level FMs will learn:

  • The facility manager’s role including the skill sets, knowledge and abilities required to effectively perform their work.
  • Basic operation and maintenance concepts and practices.
  • Tactical planning for scheduling and accomplishing daily FM tasks that support the operation of a facility.

We invite you to attend an informational webinar, which outlines the program, defines the target audience, and explains the necessity and benefits of taking the Essentials of FMprogram – either for yourself or your team.

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 PM CST 

Speaker: Chris Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow

Register Now!

IFMA Member Benefit of the Month

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As an IFMA member, you have access to exclusive resources that give you valuable knowledge and help set you apart from fellow FM professionals. To further enhance your membership experience, each month you will receive a message with a benefit or opportunity created just for you, our member.

This month’s benefit – We invite you to join us and Chief Marketing Officer of ISS World Services A/S, Peter Ankerstjerne for for an interactive and comprehensive webinar titled, Service Management 3.0 – the future direction for FM?

Date: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm CST
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Through his more than 20 years with the ISS Group, Peter has been involved in most aspects of Service Management, Facility Management, Outsourcing, Marketing and Strategy Development. Starting his career in ISS Denmark where he worked with Marketing and Business Development, Peter was responsible for developing the Integrated Facility Services model, which is still a key strategic focal point of the ISS organization and where he chairs the IFS Steering Committee.

In 2001 Peter joined the corporate team and today he heads-up Group Marketing reporting to the CEO. He is the author of nine industry White Papers and co-author/editor of three White Books as part of the ISS 2020 Vision Series on the future of FM, developed in a collaboration with the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies.

Learning Objectives that will be covered:

  • Understand what Service Management is and how it can add value to the workplace.
  • Understand workplace psychology and how FM can influence workplace efficiency and satisfaction directly and indirectly
  • Get insights into the latest trends in terms of New Ways of Working and how it will influence FM
  • Get insight into how FM can work more systematically with innovation and continuous improvements as part of the service management mind set.

IFMA’s Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum

Engage with members of the U.S. Congress – make your voice heard on behalf of FM.

Join agency, congressional and industry leaders to address issues of importance to the FM profession.

If you have an interest in influencing legislation that impacts your profession, use this opportunity to experience the legislative process first-hand. Make sure your elected officials are working for you.

Understanding the Government Purchasing Process

A workshop will be held on Sept. 17 for IFMA CSPs and Associate members.

As leaders in Washington make difficult choices to reduce spending, you need to know which programs will be affected, and how it impacts your business. Learn how to shape the process to ensure long-term benefits.

Read More: http://ifma.org/