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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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ACE BROADCASTING:Fulfilling our mission to enrich AEC Professionals
ACE's mission is to be the premier forum for innovation and provider of continuing education and collaboration for the design and construction industry. Our 4 foundational cornerstones are:
- Industry shaping innovation
- Exceptional educational opportunities
- Diverse collaboration forums
- Neutral industry leadership
Join ACE today and be a part of this forward thinking and industry shaping organization.
See details below or download the brochure. Contact the ACE office 480-965-4246 to join today (30% discounted rates are not available on the website).
One of the best ways to increase profitability is to screen out losing projects and an easy-to-use, accurate program to accomplish that has been developed. The research that gave the construction industry the concepts of The Contractor of the Future and Flexible Overhead has advanced the science of project selection. Dr Thomas Schleifer says that the “go-no-go decisions about projects to go after has more to do with long-term profitability that ever considered and perhaps more importantly, knowing which to walk away from is critical to success”. Schleifer’s research indicates that there are no bad projects, just bad matches between projects and contractors and that the risk associated with project selection can be accurately measured in advance.
Please contact ACE for more information on this program.
This course focuses on how and when to most effectively employ the PDRI tool*. It will overview details about the PDRI and its use, and include advanced facilitation instruction incorporating a hands-on PDRI facilitation exercise; use of the PDRI software tools will be demonstrated. The class is the first step in becoming a Certified PDRI Facilitator. Certification is optional and includes a written exam, which will be offered at the end of the class and a subsequent take-home PDRI exercise focused on a real project that will be evaluated by the course instructors prior to certification. CEUs will be provided for this training
*A Construction Industry Institute (CII) Research Tool.
CII Members - to receive the ACE rate, contact the ACE Office, 480-965-4246 to register.
4th Session - Mesa, AZ
Public Agencies have the critical task of delivering infrastructure and facilities for the beneficial use of the public they serve. To do this, often these agencies enlist the help of design and construction professionals with the expertise to deliver their project in an efficient, cost effective and quality manner. The key to accomplishing this is in selecting the right team to perform the work, but just how do you do that?
Become a top Project Manager in the Design and Construction industry – Advance your skills now – Make yourself indispensable!
The ACE Certified Construction Project Manager Program (CCPM) covers the vast body of knowledge about project management in the construction industry, presented through stimulating, interactive instruction and classroom activities. Topics are presented over 5 days/10 modules in an easy to understand manner by instructors with proven success in their areas of expertise. Participants will learn how to succeed in project management in the construction industry, no matter what role they represent.
The ACE CCPM Program is a non-credit CEU program for current or aspiring construction industry professionals - Project Managers, Construction Managers, Owners, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, Real Estate Professionals and Construction Professionals from every discipline in commercial, residential, and infrastructure construction. There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program, however basic knowledge about the construction process is assumed. CEUs will be awarded after successfully completing the program, with Certification after completing the required project.
"Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project Update”
Construction of the largest single project in ADOT history, the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, has begun. With a long list of associated project related issues to navigate, Connect 202 Partners have been working hard to advance the project while meeting the needs of the various interests, including public agencies, adjacent communities, the Gila River Indian Community, and more. Attend this meeting to hear a brief history of the project, how it is progressing, and the challenges faced and lessons learned so far.
- Walter Lewis, Project Director, Connect 202 Partners
Owner and Industry Updates:
Updates will be given by municipal, county and state agencies as well as educational institution representatives in attendance.
Networking: 7:00 – 7:30 and 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Meet and Network with Owners and potential strategic teaming partners before and after the program
Please RSVP to attend.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and thank everyone for their continued support of ACE.