Wylie Bearup, PE, PhD, is Street Transportation Director/City Engineer for the City of Phoenix. He joined the City of Phoenix in December 1999 upon retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 24 years of service. Wylie also serves as the Industry Co-Chair for the ACE Project Delivery Method Task Force.
Sundt is active in the civil, commercial, military, institutional, educational, residential, hotel, medical, mining, industrial and manufarturing markets of the country but primarily in the Southwestern and Western United States. With offices in Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio, San Diego and Sacramento, Sundt has an annual volume of approximately $1.0 billion.
The City of Phoenix covers more than 517 square miles and has a population of over 1.6 million residents, ranking it the fifth largest city in the country and the largest capital city in terms of population. The City was incorporated in 1881 and uses the Council-Manager form of government. The City of Phoenix is one of the largest employers in the state with a staff of 14,000 employees and a five-year capital construction budget of almost $4 billion.
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. provides responsive contracting services that support large facilities and infrastructures by managing construction projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation and repair work. In addition to being a pioneer and expert in Job Order Contracting (JOC) programs, Centennial provides solutions that are integrated with the customer's needs, budgets and operations.
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets.
President and CEO, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. - Mark Bailey provides vision and direction to employees in over 40 offices across the country, focusing on Job Order Contracting and IDIQ contracts. Mark has a wealth of field and office experience with a diverse 26 years of construction industry experience, ranging from superintendent and estimator to heavy civil contractor and project manager.
Faithful + Gould is now a $100+ million turnover business working throughout the U.S. in the following sectors: Aviation & Rail, Commercial Property, Education, Food & Beverage, Government, Hospitality, Arts & Leisure, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Energy, and Infrastructure. Faithful + Gould supports clients with over 20 offices covering all major U.S. cities.
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. established the Phoenix District Office in 1963 and for 47 years has continuously participated in the expansion of our community while striving to meet clients' goals. Over this time frame, Kiewit has contributed to the economy by constructing over $3 billion in local construction projects.
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Black & Veatch Water - Colorado River Basin Client Center - Dave Mahaffay has more than 36 years of experience with B&V and has been actively engaged in western water issues and projects covering critical topics such as water supply/conveyance, drought management, water reuse, conservation and sustainability issues.
President/Managing Director of SmithGroup's Phoenix, Arizona office, member of the firm's Board of Directors - Mike Medici has 25+ years experience in architectural management and design and has been with SmithGroup since 1980, and President since 1989.
President and COO of Sundt Construction, Inc. and member of the Board of Directors of the Sundt Companies and Sundt Construction, Inc. - Dave Crawford is responsible for the acquisition, administration and execution of work.
SmithGroup is a U.S.-based, international architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firm specializing in the health, learning, science and technology, and workplace markets. Established in 1853, SmithGroup is the longest continuously operating architecture and engineering firm in the U.S. and has evolved into an organization of 800 professionals in eleven offices.
Tom Sorley is the Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Tom has been in the electrical construction industry for 32 years, the last 21 of which have been at Rosendin. Named President in 1992, Tom has led a team of provessionals that have seen the company grow 900%. Tom also serves on advisory boards at ASU, Cal Poly University, the Building Futures Council, the San Francisco Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America, DBIA, and the Beavers. He is also an active Member with CIRT.
Rosendin Electric, Inc. is a 100% employee owned electrical contractor that supports its nationwide customer base through nine office locations. Rosendin is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the nation with 95% of their work being repeat business. It specializes in Mission Critical, Wind, Solar and Healthcare projects.
Eric Hedlund has been with Sundt Construction for over 23 years and over that time has managed virtually every facet of the construction process. He is currently a Senior Vice Presdient, charged with overseeing the company's Southwest District as well as the newly formed Texas District.
METRO is a non-profit public corporation charged with the construction and operation of all light rail passenger service in Maricopa County, Arizona. METRO recently completed the largest, federally funded light rail starter line in the Country; a twenty mile $1.4B project with an on-time and on-budget delivery.
Kip Edwards is the Vice President of Development and Construction for Banner Health and has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, construction, management, and operation/maintenance of healthcare facilities. During his career, Kip has had direct responsibility for over 17 million SF of new construction and renovations for medical facilities totaling $7 billion in project expenditures.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Banner Health is one of the nation's largest nonprofit healthcare systems. Banner has 22 hospitals and other facilities located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
Paul Wood has nearly 30 years of industry experience and currently serves as CEO of Faithful + Gould, responsible for all U.S. operations.
Dan Withers is owner and founder of D.L. Withers Construction, an Arizona-based company celebrating its 29th year. With over 35 years in the construction industry, Dan continues to navigate the State's fluctuating economy with resilience and optimism.
Mike Ladino has provided legal advice on complex infrastructure projects around the world for over thirty years. He currently serves as General Counsel to Valley Metro Rail, Inc. (METRO)
Stan Driver is a Senior Vice President of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and currently the District Manager for the Southwest District office in Phoenix and just prior he was area manager for rail/transit pursuits. In the position of District Manager he is responsible for the oversight of all operations in the Southwest District office and owner relationships. He has been employed with Kiewit since 1996 and was the project director for the $300 million design-build Pasadena Gold Line project. Stan has over 20 years of construction experience and has proven expertise in planning, management, design assistance and construction of major rail projects.
His background includes management of estimates for pre-construction services, budget and schedule control, quality assurance and control, agency and utility coordination, and systems integration management. Projects in which he has been involved as area manager include: Mid-Jordan Light Rail Extension Design-Build, Draper Light Rail Extension Design-Build both in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, Valley Metro Rail Line Section 1 in Phoenix, Arizona and Amtrak Oceanside Passing Track in Oceanside, California and I-25 Transportation Expansion in Denver, Colorado. His project experience has involved large, complex transit projects where he is responsible for owner relations, planning, scheduling, quality control, on-site construction operations, coordination of subcontractors, hazard analysis and development of the project safety plan, and contract administration. His duties also included coordination and liaison activities with the local community and authorities.
Davey is an Australian, based in the U.S. with a deep expertise in renewable energy and financial matters. He brings an unparalleled depth of experience in the financial markets working with a number of public and private companies and holding numerous executive roles where he was responsible for compliance, business development and fundraising efforts.
Ms. Tauny Woo is the Chief of Engineering and Programs at Luke Air Force Base, AZ. Tauny has 20 years of experience in the facility design and construction industry. Her experience has been in planning, programming, design, and construction of capital projects, and renovations, repair of all types of facilities. Tauny has served in various positions that include overseeing operations and maintenance, safety, procurement, GIS, and utility systems.
Robert "Bo" Calbert is the President of McCarthy Building Companies for the Southwest Region. Bo oversees McCarthy’s construction operations throughout the Southwest, including projects in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. He plays a crucial role in expanding McCarthy’s presence in both existing and new markets.
Jim has been involved in the HVAC industry for 34 years. His experience includes all types of mechanical construction: industrial, institutional, commercial, mission critical and hospital/healthcare. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Bel-Aire Mechanical his daily duties include corporate administration, corporate marketing, client development, contract administration, design development, senior consulting and preconstruction administration.
Ken Hanna is a Vice President of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and currently the Assistant District Manager for the Southwest District office. His is responsible for managing all of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.’s large transportation and water and wastewater projects in Utah and overseeing owner relations. Ken has more than 28 years of experience in water infrastructure and heavy civil transportation projects. He possesses a wealth of construction management experience, having served in various high-profile positions such as project manager, lead estimator, project engineer, field engineer, project superintendent, structure superintendent, and quality control engineer.
EnviroMission Limited is developing Solar Tower renewable energy technology on a global scale. EnviroMission, which owns the global license to Solar Tower technology (excluding China), has shifted its development focus to the South West of the United States of America . A single power station development will have the capacity to supply renewable energy to more than 100,000 typical American households or remove the equivalent of 220,000 typical motor vehicles from the roads *.
DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with a passion for results. Ranked in the top 50 general contractors in the country over the last 10 years, we are a national commercial general contractor and construction manager that has grown with our customers by delivering measurably more value. With the purpose of building great things—great teams, great buildings, great relationships—DPR is a truly great company. Our relentless accountability, proven technical expertise, and collaborative approach allow us to provide a higher level of quality service on projects of all sizes and complexities, whether it's a multi-million-dollar technical facility or the renovation of a single office.
Dignity Health is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that meets each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence, our healing philosophy serves not just our patients, but our staff, our communities, and our planet.
Bel-Aire Mechanical, an Arizona corporation was formed in September of 1986. Bel-Aire Mechanical is a full service Mechanical, HVAC and Plumbing Contractor. We are the largest privately owned signatory Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor in the State of Arizona. James E. Dinan, President and CEO, and John R. Sapien, Chairman of the Board are actively involved in the daily operations of the company. We take pride in constructing quality projects on time and within budget while exceeding our client's expectations.
Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With 2010 revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit's workforce includes approximately 10,300 staff and 14,400 craft workers.
From project inception to commissioning and beyond, UMEC (AZ) offers mechanical contracting solutions that focus on clients' bottom-line needs.
We have the mechanical systems design/build and BIM (Building Information Modeling) expertise to apply a range of specialized techniques and procedures that can help end-users, owners, general contractors, and architects achieve substantial benefits before construction begins.
McCarthy has been a community builder for nearly 150 years. Founded as a family owned business, we are now 100% employee owned. Across America each employee has a personal stake in our company's future. The net result? An empowering and entrepreneurial environment directed towards providing clients with creative and value-oriented building solutions.
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:
The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.
The University of Arizona is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,592, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 380 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Arizona's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 124. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,286 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $25,496 (2011-12).
United Metal Products is a manufacturer of commercial HVAC equipment with a proven track record of excellence and a strong commitment to customer service. As the industry’s leader in outside air energy recovery and evaporative cooling, United Metal Products specializes in developing innovative solutions while maintaining high standards of quality. This commitment to providing outstanding customer service along with the highest quality products has led to their equipment being installed on facilities throughout the world from Mexico to the Middle East and across the entire United States.
Rob Smalley is a Vice President for University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) in Tempe, Arizona – an operating subsidiary company of EMCOR Group, Inc. He joined UMEC in 1981 after graduating from Cal Poly University where he majored in air conditioning and refrigeration engineering. Rob also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction.
Rob’s 30 years of experience has given him experience in all aspects of mechanical contracting from design engineering to jobsite project management to being a chief estimator, and as a director of projects during both pre-construction and construction.
Sterling Systems provides the AEC community with design solutions covering the entire lifecycle of a project. With a focus in surveying, engineering, architectural and sustainability, discover how the Sterling Team can be an integral partner to your business’s success. Visit sterlingsystemsusa.com to learn more!
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ACE BROADCASTING:Fulfilling our mission to enrich AEC Professionals
This session is currently sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list or receive information for the next session, plesae contact the ACE Office. - Thank you.
This course will overview details about the PDRI* and its use, and include advanced facilitation instruction incorporating a hands-on PDRI faciliation exercise; it is the first step in becoming a Certified PDRI Facilitator. Certification is optional and includes a written exam. Receive Continuing Education Units for attending.
*A Construction Industry Institute (CII) Research Tool.
CII Members - Contact the ACE Office, 480-965-4246 to register.
The 12th Annual ACE Golf Tournament will be here before we know it. Only 36 foursomes are available - sign up today. The event will be held at Troon North Golf Club at 10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona on December 5, 2014 with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be four man scramble. A social will follow the golf tournament with hors d’oeuvres and prizes. Please contact the ACE Office for more information on sponsorships.
The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This course identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows you how to avoid them. Each element of failure is defined and illustrated by real world examples, and ways are discussed to avoid or minimize the risks involved. Dr. Tom Schleifer brings his brand of wisdom and pragmatism to the course as well as his experience. This survival guide should prove invaluable to the 1.4 million individual construction-industry businesses in this country.
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Dr. Schleifer recommends “Bullet Proof” survival strategies described as painful, but effective and explains how your business can be structured and organized to endure during a declining market.
LEED for Specialty Contractors
Made possible through a strategic partnership with:
Green Ideas - Environmental Education
1.5 LEED BD+C Specific GBCI CE Hour
This course was designed to remove the intimidation factor for subcontractors and product professionals by demystifying the LEED process. We begin with an overview of LEED and the different construction plans and procedures required, present recommendations for selecting products, then conclude with examples of how to properly complete LEED documentation.
Only top performers will be hired or remain employed as the construction recovery continues - Advance your skills now - Make yourself indispensable
Join the ACE Task Force as they welcome speakers who will discuss:
CIP and Economic Development updates for the Valley of the Sun Eastside Cities and Towns
- City of Tempe - Andy Goh, Deputy Public Works Manager & City Engineer and Donna Kennedy, Economic Development Director
- City of Scottsdale - Dan Worth, City Engineer and Danielle Casey, Economic Development Director
- City of Mesa - Anthony Araza, CIP Administrator and Jaye O'Donnell, Economic Development Deputy Director
- City of Chandler - RJ Zeder, Transportation & Development Director
- Town of Queen Creek - Troy White, Public Works Manager and Doreen Cott, Economic Development Director
- Town of Gilbert - Invited
- Town of Fountain Hills - Invited
Each city will update the Task Force on the 5 year CIP with an emphasis on the first 24 months and economic development forecast/plans for their respective cities.
The meeting will also include updates from other owners and industry representatives including upcoming projects and a K-12 Bonds update.
Arrive early or stay after the meeting for networking.