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ENR New York Presents Higher Education Construction Conference, Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW YORK – September 29, 2014 – During the first five months of 2014, more than $643 million in public and private higher education development projects were initiated in New York City – an 11 percent increase from last year.  To further investigate developments in this important market, McGraw Hill Construction’s ENR New York (http://newyork.construction.com/) will host its Higher Education Construction Conference, an important industry-wide forum featuring regional construction and development contract opportunities for owners, contractors, architects, engineers, unions and other industry service providers interested in working on higher education development projects.  The event will be held October 16, 2014 at McGraw Hill Headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.

During the event, 150+ executives will hear updates on the capital programs of the region’s major higher education institutions.  Panelists from organizations including New York University, CUNY, Faithful+Gould, Fordham University, Structure Tone, and Tishman Construction will discuss new design trends such as multi-use buildings and shared spaces designed to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary learning, as well as strategies for extending capital budgets and alternative financing options.  The event also features New York Building Congress’ presentation of its new NYC-EDU Report, which examines recent, ongoing and planned construction activity by higher education institutions in New York City, and the impact of that activity on the City’s economy.  Attendees will receive a free copy of the report.

The event features a keynote address by Lia Gartner, Vice President for Design, Construction and Facilities Management, The New School.  Gartner will discuss the institution’s new state-of-the-art University Center, conceptualized as a center of creativity, innovation and social engagement.  She will offer her insights into innovative design concepts and building technologies used in the building, which opened in January 2014 and has been described as “a celebration of the cosmopolitan city” by the New York Times.

The ENR New York Higher Education Construction Forum is produced by McGraw-Hill Construction and Engineering News-Record, the leading source of news, data, trends and analysis for the construction industry.  Sponsors of the event include Gold Sponsors AISC, Faithful+Gould, Girder-Slab, Hunter Roberts, Lane Office, Skanska, Structure Tone, and Tishman Construction.  Exhibitors include Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., and VHB.  Supporting sponsors include ACEC NY, AGC NYS, BTEA, GNYCUC, NYBC, SMPS NY, and STA.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.construction.com/events/2014/higher-ed, call 1-800-371-3238, or search Twitter for #ENRedu.  Attendees are eligible to earn 3.5 AIA LUs.  Discounts are available to members of supporting sponsor organizations as well as to media representatives and groups of four or more.

For more McGraw Hill Construction events, visit http://www.construction.com/events.

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About McGraw Hill Construction: McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions. McGraw Hill Construction’s data, analytics, and media businesses – Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record – create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics, including Dodge MarketShare™, Dodge BuildShare® and Dodge SpecShare®. Construction data is available for North American and global markets.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. The Company's iconic brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and McGraw Hill Construction. The Company has approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

Media Contact: Evelyn O’Neill, Marketing Communications, McGraw Hill Construction, +1 212-904-3322, evelyn.oneill@mhfi.com

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