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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
Join us for the Winning Work Lecture Series: Securing Work in a Difficult Market.
Lecture 4: Profiting through Excellence in Project Management; Avi Wiezel, Ph.D.
This interactive session will present the most current methods of identifying and avoiding the hidden risks of construction projects through advanced project planning, scheduling and control processes. This interactive session will present the 21st century project management tools including and new approaches to scheduling, location based project management, flow-line scheduling, and lean construction principles. Through this seminar Dr Wiezel introduces the latest research that takes planning and scheduling to new levels offering opportunities for huge productivity and efficiency advances.
Join us for the Winning Work Lecture Series: Securing Work in a Difficult Market.
Lecture 5: Leadership Advantage to Drive Profitability; William Badger, Ph.D.
Learn how to make life easier and improve your job performance when you encounter stakeholders within your work environment. Understand the power of eye contact and a smile--how to, actively listen and show interest in other’s recommendations including how to properly ask for and graciously accept assistance. You will gain the skills to build win-win relationships and the benefits of learning how to become a happy and enthusiastic professional. You will see how enthusiasm can be contagious and that it affects the entire team improving everyone’s performance. You will build on research that indicates the three most frequently mentioned leadership skill traits are communication and active listening, enthusiasm, and humor.
Join us for the Winning Work Lecture Series: Securing Work in a Difficult Market.
Lecture 6: Getting Bank and Bond Credit in a Tough Market; Mike Specht, MBA
Maximize your banking & bonding credit during the recovery to strengthen your bottom line. Learn about percentage of completion accounting (the only acceptable method for construction industry credit grantors like bonding companies and banks) and how to use the numbers to make business decisions. You will become comfortable with the work-in-process schedule so you can explain it with confidence to sureties and bankers. You will learn how they’re calculated and the story the report is telling. You will understand that working capital is a key to measuring creditworthiness and learn how it’s calculated, how the creditors use it and what impacts working capital and how to manage it. This information will give you the advantage and support you need to maximize your surety and bank credit.
Succession Planning in a Challenging Market
Attendance is limited!
Business as usual will not work in a recovery market following an unprecedented recession. This three-day program exclusively, for senior executives responsible for the success of construction enterprises ,was designed to specifically address the current industry conditions and business risks.
The participants will apply information learned in the program in a highly interactive manner, reinforcing the principles and concepts through the practical business application working in small groups on actual industry situations in a stimulating and realistic professional atmosphere. Participants fully understand the management and leadership principals by addressing and solving actual problems while improving people skills and negotiating techniques by working as a team member to provide improved insight into group dynamics and personal leadership styles.
Developed and written by Dr. Tom Schleifer, nationally renowned “turn around” expert, who has managed the resolution or salvage of hundreds of distressed construction enterprises and is the author of Construction Contractors’ Survival Guide, a book acclaimed by thousands of contractors and used as a text in numerous university graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr . Schleifer is known for his insightful industry analyses and remarkably accurate market projections and has studied the economic dynamics and impacts of prior market rebounds and warns that the developing recovery might be a financial struggle for some contractors.
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Most owner/operators of any facility will agree: when it comes to constructing or renovating, there must be a better way. Even designers and builders are facing new frustrations and shifts in risk allocations, affecting their very survival as businesses. Although the industry is always evolving, there is also a sense that it is time for deeper change even as several forces work against these necessary adjustments.