Tomorrow’s structures depend on today’s actions.
New megaprojects gain headlines, but New York City’s future will require breathing new life into existing buildings. More than 90 percent of the city’s one million structures will still be in use in 2050, increasing the need to reposition and reimagine what is already in place.1
It is time to take notice and take action. Owners are already modernizing buildings to protect against extreme weather, make the most of limited space, and respond to evolving regulations. These alteration and renovation projects have quietly doubled in value over the last five years – from $4.5 billion in 2011 to more than $9 billion in 20162 – at a time when new construction has started to cool.3
In the wake of this shift, Create + Construct will bring together leaders from across the AEC industry. Together, we will discuss how to transform these structures and build a stronger and more profitable New York City through adaptive reuse and rehabilitation.
Hear from 19 experts
Meet with more than 100 industry partners
Earn up to 6.5 continuing education credits
1. “One City Built to Last: Transforming New York City Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future,” New York City 80 x 50 Buildings Technical Working Group.
2. “Permits to Upgrade Existing New York City Buildings Increased in Value for Third Consecutive Year in 2016,” New York Building Congress.
3. “2017 New Construction Report: Building Applications Crash, Down 38 Percent Since 2015,” New York Yimby.