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Design Detail Disasters

a CSI East Bay & RCI Northern CA event. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:30am-4pm  doors open at 8am
1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Registration Fee (all proceeds to benefit CSI and RCI):
Early Bird Sign Up: $175
after 3/15/17: $200
after 4/15/17: $225
Students: $30

Complimentary breakfast, box lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided

Click here to register.

6 CES/HSW LUs    6 RCI CEHs

Morning Schedule and Program
8:00AM- 8:30AM Registration

8:30AM- 9:30AM Ann Coleman – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Small Design Error Causes Big Disaster
Wood-framed medical office building case study of six-year old building with chronic water infiltration since construction. The roofing was identified as the original source and replaced. Six years of investigations and remedial repairs for additional leakage missed the small, but easily overlooked, design error that led to widespread wood deterioration. With the involvement of a proactive and highly motivated owner, the building was repaired and involved parties settled their differences within a year.

9:30AM- 10:30AM Paul Goetz – Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.
Moisture Management: It Should Be So Simple, So Why Is It So Hard?
Some construction mistakes take years to manifest, while others become apparent in a very short time. Water intrusion, in the form of liquid or vapor, is responsible for close to 70% of construction defect litigation. Why is it so hard to do it right the first time? Is there a common thread to the leak issue? Are the errors committed by the usual suspects? Who are the usual suspects? Paul will discuss three projects that soon after completion exhibited moisture problems. Two of the projects, a multi-unit vacation resort and a single family residence, ended up in litigation. The moisture problems in the third example, an apartment building, was addressed by the builder.

10:30AM- 10:55AM Morning Break

10:55AM- 11:55AM Gerson Bers – ABBAE
Public Enemy #1: Pre-formed Metal Form Edges For Elevated Wood Framed Pedestrian
Decks
For nearly 30 years, ABBAE’s forensic and design teams have identified and corrected damage to wood framed pedestrian deck structures caused by the use of the prefabricated concrete edge form generically known as “Con-Form”. “Con-Form” edges are a convenience for placing concrete at the edge of an elevated deck, but create havoc with waterproofing assemblies. This presentation describes what a “Con-Form” edge is, how it is typically used, damages resulting from improper waterproofing conditions created by “Con-Form” edges, and several approaches to correctly detailing exposed wood frame pedestrian deck edges.

Afternoon Schedule and Program
11:55AM- 12:35PM Lunch Break

12:35PM- 1:35PM Annie K. Lo, AIA, LEED AP – Walker Restoration Consultants
Plaza Appearance and Membrane Adherence
Annie Lo will provide an overview of a plaza project for a major housing complex in San Francisco, which is going through a second waterproofing remediation. Design concepts related to the landscaping layout, waterproofing system, expansion joints, and overall phasing from the original construction and first remediation will be evaluated and discussed with the audience. Walker’s repair concept and details will be shared for the current remediation, as well as approximations of construction costs that could have been avoided had the original design and previous remediation been approached differently. Challenges presented by the existing plaza deck configuration and unforeseen conditions during the construction will also be assessed as factors that impacted the design details and the remediation budget.

1:35PM- 2:35PM Joe Pinon – RDH Building Science, Inc.
Designing for Rain Exposure: Example Lab “Tested” Systems and Details that Failed
A structural engineer would never design a column or beam without first understanding the actual loads that the member will experience in-service. Unfortunately, building enclosures (e.g., facades, roofs, below-grade waterproofing, and windows) are too often selected from a catalog, website, or based on an ASTM test, without first understanding the actual loads the system or detail will experience in-service, or the differences between its in-service exposure and how it was tested. In this presentation, Joe Piñon will show examples of lab “tested” systems and details that failed in-service due to not accounting for the actual rain exposure and load in the design. Example failures include a rainscreen façade installed on an inclined wall, Code approved low-slope vented roofs and cement plaster exterior walls, custom window systems, and flashing details that create weak links in what might otherwise be a design that works.

2:35PM- 3:00PM Afternoon Break
3:00PM- 4:00PM Jeff Chen, AIA, LEED AP, Phillip Kelleher, AIA, Erica Reynolds –
McGinnis/Chen
Avoiding Weak Design: The Architect’s Responsibility
In 1987, Rosenberg McGinnis was retained by Milton Meyer & Co. to investigate on-going leaks at Five Fremont Center. The leaks had been investigated and repaired a number of times since 1983, less than a year after construction began. The report prepared by Rosenberg McGinnis documents their independent observations and recommendations. What started out as a simple observation of water leakage turned into a litigation case spanning a length of ten years. This presentation will uncover the architect’s responsibility to avoid weak points in the original design in order to elude unneeded headache after the project is over.

About the Presenters:

Ann Coleman, Associate Principal and Unit Manager, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Ann Coleman is a building enclosure consultant for new and distressed enclosure systems—for laboratories, hospital buildings, museums, and office buildings. Ms. Coleman applies her project experience and professional interests to technical presentations and publications including topics related to common causes of construction defects, building reuse, historic and new cast stone, concrete floor slab moisture issues, fenestration, waterproofing, and construction detailing.

Paul Goetz, President, Aquatech Consultancy, Inc.
Paul Goetz has over 35 years of practical and diverse waterproofing and construction experience in the areas of project management, contracting, specification preparation, estimating, and forensic consulting. For ten years, he was the president of one of the Bay Area’s largest waterproofing, industrial seamless-flooring, and specialty roofing companies. He is recognized by his peers, developers, and architects as an authority on waterproof design, material selection and detailing.

Gerson Bers, Principal, ABBAE
Gerson Bers is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where he received a B.S. in Physical Sciences. Mr. Bers is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a DOE certified WUFI ORNL instructor in hydrothermal analyses. He has more than 30 years of building technology consulting experience with special emphasis on design of new and remedial building enclosure system design as well as investigating and resolving moisture infiltration issues for occupied facilities. Mr. Bers is responsible for planning and executing forensic investigations and assists in preparing and reviewing findings reports and remedial repair construction documents and cost estimates. Mr. Bers has provided both expert and percipient testimony for construction defect litigation from both plaintiff and defendant perspectives.

Annie K. Lo, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Restoration, Walker Restoration Consultants
Annie Lo is the Director of Restoration in San Francisco and Northern California for Walker Restoration Consultants (WRC). Together with Walker Parking Consultants founded in 1965, WRC has 18 offices and provides building envelope, waterproofing, restoration, and structural engineering services throughout the U.S. As a licensed Architect with a degree from Columbia University and a background in historic preservation, Annie has presented technical topics at AIA, RCI, APT, ABAA, and CPF.

Joe Pinon, Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science, Inc.
Joe Piñon, M.S., P.E. (CA) has extensive experience in design, analysis, rehabilitation, commissioning, architectural plan peer review, and construction contract administration for a variety of building enclosure systems and components used in commercial, residential and institutional construction across the United States. Joe has broad knowledge of industry building science best practices, as well as national, state, and local building codes on the performance standards relating to energy efficiency, and moisture control. Joe is an engaging and skilled speaker, having presented many of his published works at conferences and client training sessions throughout the country.

Erica Reynolds, PE – McGinnis/Chen
Erica Reynolds, P.E. has 5 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Administration and Project Management on a variety of structures. Along with technical experience, Erica has an extensive educational background with Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering. She is experienced in the production of Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, product and code research, and Construction Administration. She conducts field surveying and inspections.

Phillip Kelleher, AIA– McGinnis/Chen
Phillip Kelleher has 10 years of architectural industry experience including 7 years of building envelope experience with MCA. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of job production including architectural design, waterproofing design, construction documents, and construction contract administration. He conducts and manages field investigation, testing and inspections. He is currently managing our services for new construction projects in the SF Mission Bay, multi-building high-tech campuses in the Silicon Valley and various urban in-fill residential high-rises in the SOMA district. Along with technical experience, Phillip has an extensive educational background with Master Degrees in both architecture and structural engineering.

Jeff Chen, AIA, LEED AP– McGinnis/Chen
With experience accumulated over 34 years of professional practice specific to a wide range of exterior building envelope projects with MCA, Jeff Chen brings a high level of technical and design expertise. He is a recognized specialist consultant in building envelope design and peer review for new construction, and an experienced architect in problem solving and remedial design for existing problematic buildings. Jeff Chen’s expertise in solving waterproofing problems in the building envelope includes below-grade waterproofing, plaza and deck waterproofing, windows and skylight assemblies, curtain walls, EIFS, masonry wall, rain screen assemblies, and occupied and unoccupied roofs.

Learning Objectives:

forthcoming

The Future of Employee Healthcare Benefits

an AEBL program; co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
11:30am-1:30pm
$30 AIA and AEBL Members/$50 Non-members; includes lunch
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1.5 CES LUs

Many companies are being faced with yearly changes to their healthcare benefit plans, which directly affects their profitability. This creates a large number in the expense column that management, human resources, and benefits managers are constantly trying to minimize, while maximizing quality benefits. Firms are caught between passing costs on to employees and trying to absorb the increasing premiums, making the decisions about health benefits ever more important in relation to total compensation and its effect on recruiting and retention.

Join AEBL, the AIA East Bay, and a panel of industry experts during this dynamic lunchtime session as we discuss the ever-changing healthcare market. Find out what others in the A/E/C are doing to stay on top of this frustratingly fluctuating trend.

We will also take a look at what the future might hold…if our new president will repeal, replace, or amend the Affordable Care Act, and how that will affect healthcare benefits for companies and employees.

 

2017 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture

Thirty-Third Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture:  Amale Andraos, WORKac, New York City; Dean, Columbia University GSAPP

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, open to all, seating is limited
1.5 CES/LUs

Reception and Dinner
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $200 for sponsorship/includes one dinner ticket; $55 for extra dinner tickets
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. Click here to register.

Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and co-founder of WORKac, a New-York based architectural and urban practice focused on re-imaging architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural and the natural.

The practice has achieved international recognition for projects such as the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon and the Edible Schoolyard at PS216 in Brooklyn, NY. Current projects include the Miami Collage Garage and a residential conversion of a historic New York cast-iron building. WORKac was named the AIA New York State Firm of the Year in 2015.

Prior to Columbia, Andraos taught at universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City co-edited with Nora Akawi as well as 49 Cities and Above the Pavement the Farm! co-authored with her partner Dan Wood, FAIA.

Weiden+KennedyNYC

Weiden+KennedyNYC

Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Ms. Andrao’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2017 sponsors:

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Dahlin Group Architecture + Planning

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Devi Dutta Architecture

ELS Architecture & Urban Design

Fischer Architecture

Gensler

Glass Associates, Inc.

Goring & Straja Architects

Graff Architects

Harriman Kinyon Architects

Haviland Associates Architects

Ideate

JRDV Architects

Kava Massih Architects

Lowney Architecture

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates

Moen

murakami/Nelson

Noll + Tam Architects and Planners

Powell & Partners Architects

Ratcliff

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt Miers  Architects

Taylor Design

Tile and Stone Council of Northern California

Tolbert Design Architects

Urban Field Studio

 

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Sidney at sidney@aiaeb.org

Lean Happy Hour

LCI Northern California Bay Area Program

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
5-7pm
$55 LCI and AIA Members / $75 Nonmembers / $30 Academics / Free Students
Click here to register.

A structured, agenda-less conversation about your Lean journey

Join us for a Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed.

Come as you are and be ready to learn.

Suggested Reading: How to Conduct a Lean Coffee

About the Presenters:

  • Matthew Boersma of The Boldt Company is an Interiors Project Manager for the Hospital on Van Ness and Geary.
  • Dave Hagen is the Director of Process Development for Western Operations for the The Boldt Company.

Building Berkeley: Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan and the UC Berkeley Campus

A Berkeley City Club Program

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6pm
Location: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

$5 City Club Members / $10 Nonmembers
Click here to register.

We invite you to a wonderful Arts & Culture talk co-sponsored by the Berkeley City Club and The Berkeley City Club Conservancy. Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, will be speaking about Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan and the UC Berkeley Campus.

Julia’s Lounge on the 2nd floor serves beer, wine & cocktails beginning at 4:30pm if you opt to come early and relax before the talk.

berkeley city club

Building Best Practices: Breakfast Seminar

A Dolan’s Windows and Doors Program

Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:30-10:30am
Location: Perera Pavilion Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill

Free and open to all.
Click here to RSVP
 or call Romina at 925-686-1734 Ext 110

We’re kicking off our 2017 programs for building industry professionals with a special FREE SEMINAR that reveals future design and building techniques you should be using today.  Reservation required.

Especially for Bay Area architects and builders. It’s no secret that to satisfy today’s home owners, architects, builders and contractors have to deliver superior high performance homes that are durable, efficient, beautiful and healthy. The do’s and dont’s can be elusive. That’s why we have selected this “Best Building Practices” program to kick off our 2017 calendar.

PLEASE NOTE DATE & PLACE:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Not at Dolan’s —- instead, this event will take place at
Pleasant Hill Community Center
Perera Pavilion, 320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill, 94523 (Parking Availablle)

About the Presenter:

Mark LaLiberte from Construction Instruction has dedicated more than 30 years to the building industry through lectures, site assistance, an acclaimed video series and his mobile app. He provides, architects, builders and manufacturers with an in-depth look at the current and future state of housing. His work has earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the EEBA where he developed the highly acclaimed “Houses That Work” series. He was the 2013  Building Science co-chair for the “Hanley Wood Vision 2020” project and provides technical assistance to the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Seminar Objectives:

  1. Identify common construction details that can lead to moisture problems
  2. Deal with air quality concerns
  3. What causes excessive energy consumption
  4. Learn techniques that will help design and build the best and avoid customer complaints

Equity by Design

Thursday, November 17, 2016
8:30-10:30am
Cost: $65 SMPS Member and Friend of SMPS / $85 Nonmember / $20 Student
Location: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
Click here to register.

It is not news that gender inequity exists in the United States and in most other countries, but persistent and striking gender inequity within A/E/C industry, particularly Architecture is still a lingering issue. This program will inspire and empower participants to generate actionable takeaways that will be collected and shared as Equity by Design [EQxD] Best Practice Guides as an open resource to transform the future of the profession.

There will be a thirty minute networking window before the program starts.

About the Speaker:

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chairperson for Equity by Design and Treasurer of AIA San Francisco.

Landmark Waterproofing Disasters

Presented by East Bay / Oakland Chapter CSI / Co-Sponsored by AIA East Bay

Friday, November 18th, 2016
8am-1pm
Cost: $95
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4 CES/HSW Lus

Four presentations on how to landmark waterproofing disasters. Case studies of what went wrong, why it went wrong and how to make sure it doesn’t go wrong again.

Powell Street BART Station
In 2016, BART completed an extensive remedial waterproofing project at the concrete ceiling of the Powell Street BART Station. Tom Butt was the project architect contracted as a sub-consultant to the prime consultant to BART. Interactive Resources had conducted extensive research and testing before settling on the optimum products and methods for the waterproofing. The failed original waterproofing system was on the outside of the concrete ceiling and inaccessible for any direct observation, removal or replacement. Multiple concrete spalls had to be repaired and special coatings applied to encapsulate some previously tested but failed waterproofing injection grout products.

Tom Butt, FAIA, LEED AP BD+P, is founder and president of Interactive Resources, a Richmond-based architecture-engineering firm. He has a Masters Degree in Architecture from UCLA and served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam. Tom also the elected mayor of Richmond, CA, a city of 110,000 on San Francisco Bay.

Common Roofing and Waterproofing Oversights and Solutions
Roofing and waterproofing failures are the number one source of post-construction claims; yet the products and procedures exist to produce reliable waterproof assemblies. Modern construction assemblies and expectations are increasingly complex and require careful attention by the A/E in design. An overview of some basic considerations for roofing and vertical enclosures describe some common oversights and means of correction. The A/E is responsible for coordinating the consulting disciplines to avoid conflicts and potential gaps in the building envelope. Clear coordinated direction of these requirements by the A/E enables the team to develop a complete weatherproof design.

John R. Guill, AIA, FCSI, CCS, CCA, SCIP, AIRCI is a Specifier and Technical Consultant with DTR Consulting Services, Inc. in Santa Rosa, Irvine & Roseville, CA; specializing in roofing, waterproofing, specifications and quality control with over 30 years of experience in educational and institutional architecture for government agencies, corporate and private clients. He is a frequent presenter on construction topics for CSI, AIA, schools, universities and other industry groups at national, regional and local levels, including the CONSTRUCT Convention.

Concrete Restoration Project – 945 Green Street, San Francisco
After almost 100 years in service, the 14-story building at 945 Green Street was showing major signs of deterioration, including spalling, cracking, and exterior delamination. Due to the marine environment, corrosion of the reinforcement and steel frame became evident over time. Small repairs were conducted periodically, but large-scale restoration had been avoided. Eventually, the observable repairs were significant enough to warrant a full-scale investigation. Brian Neumann, AIA will cover the problems, challenges and solutions faced when dealing with one of the most iconic residential buildings in San Francisco.

Brian R. Neumann, AIA provides complete architectural evaluation, analysis and design for a wide range of projects. He has performed in-depth testing and evaluation of buildings to determine the cause and extent of problems and assist in developing practical remedial designs and repair solutions, specializing in all aspects of the building envelope including roofs, walls, exterior decks, below grade waterproofing and litigation support. As a continuing education provider he has presented at local businesses and national conferences.

Trust In Poor Office Details, No Waterproofing Coordination of Team Engineers and a Construction Team without Waterproofing Knowledge Will Lead to Disaster
Blind trust in your office’s details, no waterproofing coordination of team engineers and a construction team without waterproofing knowledge, will max out your insurance policy and lose a year of a senior architect’s billable time.

Joel Agnello, AIA Architect & Principal of Richard Avelar & Associates provides architectural services for building design and reconstruction, litigation support, forensic investigation, code compliance review, reconstruction design document preparation and contract administration as well as waterproofing & building envelope consulting services.

Mike Hilliard, AIA, CASp, CSI, LEED AP, has been an Architect in California and Nevada for over forty years. He’s known for figuring out why buildings are leaking and how to fix them. Hilliard Architects is a hands on architecture firm that is frequently retained to provide roofing and waterproofing detailing, water intrusion studies, accessibility review and litigation support.

Survival Guide for Wood & Wood Frame Buildings

a Westcon Symposium, sponsored by AIA East Bay

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
8am-5pm
Location: Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley, CA
Price before 10/24: $265 Westcon Members; $290 Nonmembers
Price 10/24 and later: $290/$315
Click here to register

6.75 CES/HSW LUs

This symposium is for Architects, Engineers, General & Specialty Contractors.

Explore the numerous threats to building integrity, both during construction and after completion.
Learn potential vulnerabilities and ways to construct and protect more durable, long-lasting buildings.

Topics Include:

  • Wild & Urban Interface: Building Survival & Safety
  • Mass Timber Projects
  • Structural Insects/Pests: Detection, Control, Prevention
  • Challenges Posed to Architects, Engineers & Contractors
  • Redwood as a Building Material
  • Common Framing Mistakes
  • Corrosion of  Steel Hardware Caused by Pressure Treated Lumber
  • Wood Preservation & Treatment Quality

About the Presenters:

Joseph Pinon: PE, Building Science Specialist – RDH. Specializing in conducting thermal and hygrothermal modeling, building codes, and performance standards relating to energy efficiency and moisture control.

Kevin Flynn: Flynn & Associates – Forensic Wood Technologist, Westcon Board Member & Symposium Chairman. Past president of the University of California Forest Products Laboratory. Currently focusing on evaluation of historic wood buildings, construction defect evaluation, problem analysis and wood identification issues.

Charles Jourdain: President, California Redwood Association. Member of American Wood Council, Forest Products Society and American Society for Testing and Materials

Janelle Leafblad, PE:  West Coast Regional Director Woodworks, Board member of the Forest Products Society  and member of the Society of Wood Science & Technology. Licensed engineer and building technology consultant primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components and construction for both historic and contemporary structures.

Vernard Lewis: Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley. Statewide responsibilities include conducting applied research, pest identification, testing and latest detection and control techniques, and outreach.

Thor Matteson, PE: Thor Matteson Engineering. Author of “Earthquake Strengthening for Vulnerable Homes” and many other publications. Consultant to the Applied Technology Council and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center as a member of teams developing strengthening guidelines for wood framed buildings.

Glenn Peterson, PE: Extensive background in designing all types of fire protection systems including sprinklers, standpipes, pumps, alarms and special hazards. Performs investigations, code reviews, and evaluations of fire protection systems, failures and construction defects.

The Chief Estimator’s Round Table 2016

aspe

A partner program

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6-8pm
$30 ASPE Members / $35 Non-members / Free Students
Click here to register

American Society of Professional Estimators – Chapter 2 welcomes you to their September 2016 dinner meeting!  (Dinner and refreshments will be served)

Join ASPE for our annual Chief Estimator’s Round Table discussing the burning topics of Estimating and Pre-Construction of the day in the Bay Area. We will be joined by Chief Estimator’s from some of the top GC’s, Subs and consulting companies discussing, debating and answering questions on the following topics.

  • What’s currently driving our industry
  • Future trends on the horizon
  • Current/future economic conditions
  • Construction industry forecasting
  • New challenges in pre-construction
  • New project delivery methods
  • New technologies
  • Relationship building
  • And much more…

Panel Moderator:

  •  Bob Murelli, Allied Member,  Chief Estimator at Turner Construction

About the Organizer:

The American Society of Professional Estimators began in 1956. What started with fewer than 20 members in the Los Angeles area can boast today of thousands of members in chapters from border to border. ASPE was created with dedication and commitment to the idea of providing its members with tangible benefits:

  • A professional society which promotes the highest standards and ethics in the practice of construction estimating.
  • Continuing education through seminars and lectures on construction-related topics.
  • Our magazine, Estimating Today, and local chapter newsletters carry technical, industry-related and other pertinent articles for the professional estimator.
  • An opportunity to become recognized as a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) through the completion of our training and testing program.
  • A means of personally communicating with fellow professionals on a monthly and annual basis, providing an opportunity to exchange information and gain professional recognition for yourself and your company.