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Please make plans to join us in Atlanta, where it all began, as we celebrate COAA's 25th Anniversary! Hundreds of planning, design, and construction industry professionals will gather at COAA’s Fall Owners Leadership Conference for three days  of high-quality, Owner-focused educational sessions, great networking opportunities, a lively exhibit hall, and an optional Friday afternoon tour.  

Learning Credits:
COAA will apply for AIA learning credits - including some that qualify for Health Safety and Welfare (HSW). Certificates are also available upon request.
  
Who Attends:
Owners involved in the planning, design, and construction process, architects, consultants, engineers, and contractors. 

Presenters

Adam Troidl

MaineGeneral Medical Center

Adam P. Troidl, LEED AP, is a Construction Manager for the MaineGeneral New Regional Hospital project, a 640,000 sf, $300 million replacement hospital being built in Augusta, Maine. 

Adrian Toovey

Intel Corporation

Adrian Toovey is the Construction Controller in Intel's Corporate Services Finance Group.

Anna Leavey

CityArchRiver Foundation

Anna Leavey is director of construction for CityArchRiver Foundation.

Bill Seed

Strategic Solutions Incorporated

Bill is a Senior Executive Consultant who empowers project teams to achieve predictable outcomes in a reduced-stress project environment.

Boyd Black

University of Chicago

Boyd Black is the Assistant Vice President of Capital Project Delivery Facilities Services for the University of Chicago.

Howie Ferguson, PE

Construction Owners Association of America

Howie serves as the Executive Director of COAA.

John Bechtel, PE

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant.

Al Davis

Exempla St. Joseph Hospital

Al Davis is the Vice President of Facilities Development, Planning and Construction for Exempla St. Joseph Hospital.

Allan Pollock

Salem Area Mass Transit District

Allan Pollock is the General Manager for Salem-Keizer Transit.

Allison Muth, AIA

Texas Children's Hospital

Allison Muth is director of facilities planning & development for Texas Children’s Hospital.

Alvin Cantor

UCSF Medical Center

Alvin Cantor is the Director of Systems and Operations Improvement for the Facilities and Support Services Division of UCSF Medical Center.

Bill Daigneau

Bill Daigneau retired as chief facilities officer & vice president for Operations & Facilities Management at UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Brad Pollitt

University of Florida Health

Brad Pollitt is Vice President of Facilities at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Brent Zern

Emory University

Brent Zern is the Assistant Director for Environmental, Safety and Maintenance Programs for Emory University.

Jay Miranti

MD Anderson

Jay is the Director of Major Capital Projects within MD Anderson’s department of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction.

Allison B. Muth, AIA

Texas Children's Hospital

Allison Muth is the Facilities Project Manager with Facilities Planning & Development at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Amy Engel

University of Washington

Amy Engel is the Associate Director of the Special Projects Group at the University of Washington Seattle campus.

Brent Darnell

Brent Darnell International

Brent Darnell is an international best-selling author.

Carrie Dossick

University of Washington

Carrie Sturts Dossick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management in the College of Built Environments, and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington.

Chad Stirrett

Michigan State University

Chad M. Stirrett, MBA, AVS, LEED® AP, CDT is a Building Process Analyst in Campus Planning and Administration at Michigan State University.

Curt Plyler, CFA, CCA

Fort Hill Associates

Mr. Plyler has fifteen years of experience related to construction contract auditing. Curt has served as the Engagement Manager for several healthcare and higher education clients.

Jill S.M. Pearsall, RA, NCARB

Texas Children’s Hospital

Jill Pearsall is Vice President of Facilities Planning & Development & Real Estate Services at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Angie Earlywine, LEED AP

Forum Studio

Angie is a Principal at Forum Studio and Director of Workplace Strategy and Interior Design.

Bill Martin, AIA, LEED AP

University of Central Florida

Bill Martin is the Director of Facilities Planning and Construction at UCF.

Bob Oglesby

State of Tennessee

Bob Oglesby is the Commissioner of General Services for the State of Tennessee.

C. Edwin Bailey

Skanska

Edwin Bailey works in Skanska's Houston office in the role of innovator.

Camila Rivera-Tinsley

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Camila Rivera-Tinsley serves as Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Director of the Frick Environmental Center.

Anna Levitt

University of California, San Diego

Bill Martin

University of Central Florida

Bill is the director of facilities planning and construction at the University of Central Florida.

Bob Grummon

Vanderbilt University

Bob Grummon is a Project Manager for Vanderbilt University.

Bryan Bagley

Affiliated Engineers

Bryan Bagley is a Project Engineer for Affiliated Enginers, Inc.

Bryan Steverson

GSA

Bryan Steverson is a Sustainability and Green Buildings Program Advisor for the GSA.

Call for Presentations

Under way!

The COAA Conference Committee is in the process of developing topics and presenters for the 2013 Fall Owners Leadership Conference. Select "Call for Presentations" to submit a topic for consideration.

Carl Bergmann

University of Georgia

Carl Bergmann is the Associate Vice President for Research Associate Director, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center Executive Director, and Animal Health Research Center Senior Research Scientist

Christian Pikel

University Health Services

Christian Pikel is the Regional Project Manager for Universal Health Services.

Christian Pikel

University Health Services

Christian Pikel is the Regional Project Manager for Universal Health Services.

Craig Goodwin

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Mr. Goodwin has 20 years of engineering and project management experience and has been with Johns Hopkins for the past fourteen years.

Dan Lester

Clayco

Dan Lester Sr., MCA, is the director of field diversity, inclusion, and culture for Clayco Design/Build.

Kyle Taylor

Darden Company

A native Atlantan, Kyle majored in Building Construction at The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Certificate in City Planning.

Bill Stauduhar

Omni Hotels & Resorts

Bill’s entire professional career has been in commercial construction, real estate development, and project management.

Bill Whistler

Shook Construction

Bill Whistler is president and CEO of Shook Construction.

Cathryn Horan

PhiloWilke Partnership

Cathryn Horan is a Partner at PhiloWilke Partnership.

Cynthia Paul

FMI

As FMI's practice leader for business development, Cynthia works with industry organizations to position them to capture market share and grow profitably.

Darrell "Scott" Jones

Georgia Institute of Technology

Scott is a Design Builder with experience from pre-planning through completion spanning more than 50 projects totaling over $3 billion in value.

Jessica Bonin

Holder Construction

Jessica is a Senior Coordinator of Business Development for Holder Construction.

Bradley Taylor

Oregon Health & Science University

Bradley Taylor is the Assistant Director and Healthcare Program Director at Oregon Health & Science University.

Brian Coffield, PE, LEED AP BD+C

SmithGroupJJR

Brian Coffield, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is a Principal and Lead Mechanical Engineer in SmithGroupJJR’s Washington, DC office.

Carrie Sturts Dossick

University of Washington

Carrie Sturts Dossick is the Director for the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education.

Chuck Hardy

General Services Administration

Charles Hardy is the Chief Workplace Officer for the General Services Administration.

Jimmy Mitchell

Skanska

Jimmy serves as a MEP Coordinator for Skanska.

Mayor Denis L. Shortal

City of Dunwoody, GA

Denis Shortal was sworn in as mayor of Dunwoody in January 2016.

Brent Darnell

Brent Darnell International, Inc.

Brent Darnell is a mechanical engineer and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. After working in the construction industry for twenty years, he started his own leadership development company. He is a leading authority on emotional intelligence and a pioneer of its use in the construction industry.

Brent Darnell

Brent Darnell International

Brent Darnell is an international best-selling author and leading authority on Emotional Intelligence.

Brian Skripac

CannonDesign

Brian is CannonDesign's Director of Virtual Design and Construction.

Bruce Lanyon, LEED AP

University of California, San Francisco

Bruce Lanyon serves as the Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor, UCSF Real Estate.

Christian Pikel

University Health Services

Christian Pikel is the Regional Project Manager for Universal Health Services.

John Barnes, LEED® AP

Roger-O’Brien Construction

John Barnes, LEED® AP, is the president of the Houston Division of Roger-O’Brien Construction.

Bryan Hubbard, PhD

Purdue University

Bryan Hubbard is an Associate Professor in the School of Construction Management at Purdue University.

Call for Presentations

The COAA Conference Committee is in the process of developing topics and presenters for the 2014 Fall Owners Leadership Conference. Select "Call for Presentations" in the navigation to the left to submit a topic for consideration.

Chris Remke

State of Tennessee

Chris Remke is the Executive Director of Capital Projects Management for the State of Tennessee.

David Gipson

Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

David Gipson is the Director of the Division of Energy Resources at GEFA.

Donald J. Guckert, PE, APPA Fellow

University of Iowa and APPA

Don Guckert is associate vice president for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa, dean and faculty member for APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management, and currently serves as APPA’s President-Elect.

Ed Poppell

University of Florida

Ed Poppell is the Vice President Emeritus for the University of Florida Development Corporation.

John Bechtel, PE

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design & Construction Division at Penn State.

Carol Cool, LEED, EFP, MBA, CM Lean

Michigan State University

Carol is a Project Manager within Planning, Design and Construction (PDC); a division of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) at MSU.

Chris Gorri

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chris Gorri is the manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center.

Dale Schmidt

National Aquarium

Dale Schmidt is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Aquarium.

Dwight Raby

Emory University

Dwight Raby is the Associate Director of Facilities and Space Planning for the Emory University College of Arts and Sciences.

Eric Smith

University of Washington

Eric is the Director of Major Capital Projects with the University of Washington’s Capital Projects Office, where he is responsible for delivering a wide range of facilities and infrastructure projects at the University’s Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses.

Gina Casalinova, LEED AP

Cleveland Clinic

Gina Casalinova is an Owner's Representative with Cleveland Clinic.

Lee Worley

Iron Workers International

Lee Worley is Executive Director, Apprenticeship and Training, for Ironworkers International.

Charlee Cross

State of Iowa

Charlee Cross is a Senior Resource Manager for the State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services.

Chris Shay

Santa Clara University

Chris serves as the AVP for Operations with oversight of the Santa Clara University 2020 Capital Plan.

Dr. Amy Javernick-Will

University of Colorado - Boulder

Amy Javernick-Will is an Assistant Professor in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado—Boulder.

Dr. Art McCoy

Jennings School District (Mo.)

Dr. Art McCoy is the superintendent of schools for the Jennings School District.

Dustin Sommer

National Heritage Academies

Dustin Sommer is the Manager of Design and Engineering for National Heritage Academies.

Gwen Glattes

University of Pennsylvania

Gwen Glattes is the Director, Construction Audit, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gwen Glattes

University of Pennsylvania

Gwen Glattes is the Director, Construction Audit, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. Welwood, II, LEED® AP BD+C

Broaddus Technologies

Michael J. Welwood serves as Area Manager of Broaddus Technologies.

Russell B. Killen, Esq.

Parker Poe

Russell focuses his practice in the area of construction and land development, including dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and project entitlement.

Clay Hanks, PhD

After 28 years of service in the Texas A&M University System, Clay D. Hanks retired from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAMHSC).

Dr. John Gaal

STLKC Carpenters Regional Council

Dr. John Gaal is the director of training & workforce development for the STLKC Carpenters Regional Council.

Jay Smith

Christman Company

Jay Smith is the Executive Vice President of Construction Operations for Christman Company.

Cy Rangel

Purdue University

Cy Rangel is a Senior Project Manager in Purdue’s Capital Program Management group.

David Bammerlin

MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Bammerlin is the Associate Vice President of Research & Education Facilities at MD Anderson Center, as well President of the Texas Chapter of COAA.

David Rosenbaum

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

David Rosenbaum is the Vice President of Facilities Management for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.

Enda Flynn

Mercy Virtual Care Center

Enda Flynn is vice president of operations for Mercy Virtual.

Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Ronald D. Ciotti, Esq.

Hinckley Allen

Ronald D. Ciotti is a partner at Hinckley Allen.

Shelley Row, PE, CSP

Insightful Leadership

An Inc. Magazine top 100 leadership speaker and a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Shelley Row, P.E., CSP, is an engineer and former government and association executive.

David Umstot, PE, CEM

Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC

David Umstot is the President of Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC.

Denton Wilson

Methodist Health System

Denton Wilson is AVP of Design and Construction for Methodist Health System.

Eddie Clayton

Southern Company

Eddie is contracting and workforce development strategies manager at Southern Company.

Ernest Hooper

Tampa Bay Times

Ernest Hooper is the East Hillsborough Bureau chief and columnist at the Tampa Bay Times.

Gary Jelin

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gary Jelin is the Associate Director of Design Services in Facilities Management at Georgia Tech.

Greg Mohler

BJC Healthcare

Greg Mohler is vice president of construction, real estate services and facilities for BJC HealthCare.

Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Jerry Schulte

University of Michigan

Jerry Schulte is the Associate Director of Design and Construction at the University of Michigan.

Joe Battista

The Pennsylvania State University (invited)

Longtime Penn State Athletics and University Development employee Joe Battista assumed a pivotal role with Penn State as the Associate Athletic Director for Ice Arena & Hockey Operations in September of 2010.

Terry Maldonado

Purdue University

Terri Maldonado is an Office Manager with over 18 years experience in management and supervision.

Amir Schinnar

University of Pennsylvania.

As Senior Director of Facilities Amir oversees the functional operations of three campus buildings.

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan

Arizona State University

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.

Elizabeth Lockwood

The University of Chicago Medicine

Elizabeth Lockwood, BA Indiana University, Masters of Architecture University of Washington, LEED-AP, Project Manager with Facility, Design and Construction at University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).

Gwen Glattes

University of Pennsylvania

Gwen Glattes is the Director, Construction Audit, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Joe Longo

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Joe Longo is the Vice President of Information Technologies for the Parkland Health & Hospital System.

John Russell

Texas Tech

John Russell is Senior Director of Project Administration at Texas Tech University System.

Roslyn Croft

Tarlton Corporation

Roslyn Croft serves as Diversity Manager for Tarlton Corporation.

Conrad Talley

EwingCole

Conrad’s ability to translate design concepts into physical environments has allowed him to build strong relationships with peers, clients, and builders over the past 20 years.

Ed Poppell

University of Florida

Ed has been in Higher Education Administration for over 40 years. He attended Florida State University where he obtained a B.S. degree in Business, and then a Graduate degree from the University of Florida, where he likes to say “he got an education.”

Eric Brown

Scripps Health

Eric Brown is the Director of Corporate Construction at Scripps Health.

Grant Stevens

Prologis

Grant Stevens is Managing Director, Global Construction Management and Development, for Prologis.

Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

SmithGroupJJR

Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Vice President and Director of Sustainable Design at SmithGroupJJR.

Jake Smithwick, PhD, MPA

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Jake Smithwick is a researcher and educator in construction project delivery and facility management at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Juan Guerra

University of Texas Southwestern

Juan M. Guerra, Jr. is the Vice President of Facilities Management at the University of Texas Southwestern.

Terry Cook

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Terry Cook currently serves as the Senior Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Dr. Peter Noonan

Falls Church City Public School

Before serving as Falls Church City Public School’s Superintendent, Dr. Noonan served as Superintendent for Fairfax City Public Schools.

Eugene Herring

University of Florida

Gene Herring is the Director of Capital Construction Programs for the University of Florida.

Frank Antonides

Walt Disney Imagineering

Frank Antonides is a Project Management Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Greg Hudgins

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Greg Hudgins is the Project Director for MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Jared Doxey

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jared Doxey is the director of domestic construction projects for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jeff Bonk, CFM-IFMA, LEED AP

Michigan State University

Jeff Bonk is a Project Delivery Team Supervisor with Michigan State University.

Joe Stagner

Stanford University

Joe Stagner is the Executive Director of Sustainability and Energy Management at Stanford University.

Kimon Onuma

Onuma, Inc.

Onuma has been servicing the architectural community since 1972. The evolution of Onuma, Inc. continues as our knowledge and capabilities in architecture and technology grow.

Marcel Blanchard

UT Medical Branch at Galveston

Marcel Blanchard is the Assistant Vice President of Business Operations and Facilities for UT Medical Branch at Galveston.

Mike Duwel

Holder Construction

Mike is a vice president for Holder Construction.

Derek Muldowney

International Speedway Corporation

Derek Muldowney is Executive Vice President at ISC Design & Development, International Speedway Corporation’s design, construction and development subsidiary based in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Dirk Elsperman

AGC

Dirk Elsperman, Tarlton executive vice president and chief operating officer, is the current president of Associated General Contractors of America.

Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Jason Wirick

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Jason Wirick is director of facilities and sustainability at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Jennifer Macks

Gilbane Building Company

Jennifer Macks, senior project executive at Gilbane, has over 25 years of industry experience, focusing on all aspects of project delivery from preconstruction through completion.

John Lattimer

Marion County, Oregon

John Lattimer is the Chief Administrative Officer and Budget Officer for Marion County, Oregon.

Howard Ashcraft

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Mr. Ashcraft is a senior partner and heads the Construction Group in the San Francisco law firm of Hanson, Bridgett, LLP.

James Nozar

Strategic Property Partners

James Nozar is the CEO of Strategic Property Partners.

Jay Smith

Christman Company

Jay Smith is the Executive Vice President of Construction Operations for Christman Company.

Jim Yuengert

The Smithsonian Institution

Jim Yuengert is a program manager in the Smithsonian Institution’s Facilities office in Washington DC.

Joe Takash

Victory Consulting

Joe Takash is the president and founder of Victory Consulting.

John Moebes

Crate & Barrel

John Moebes is the Director of Construction for Crate & Barrel.

Lisa Feeley, CSSMBB, SPHR

Transwestern

Lisa is Transwestern's vice president of healthcare advisory project management & construction services.

Marcene Taylor

Marcene Taylor Inc.

Marcene Taylor is a specialist in conceptual cost estimating, a published essayist, national President of the American Society of Professional Estimators, and president of Marcene Taylor Inc.

Mark Kohl

Walt Disney Imagineering

Mark Kohl is currently a Director of Project Management for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Dwight Raby

Emory University

Dwight Raby is Associate Director of Space Planning and Facilities for the Emory University College of Arts and Sciences.

Greg Frankenfeld

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Greg Frankenfeld is a senior associate in his 12th year at Mackey Mitchell Architects.

Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Jerald M. Jellison, PhD

University of Southern California

Dr. Jerry Jellison has been a full professor of social psychology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for over 30 years.

Jody Urquhart

Jody Urquhart is an author, motivational speaker, and humorist.

Joe Diffendal

Michigan State University

Joseph Diffendal works as research assistant at the School of Planning, Design and Construction.

John Bechtel

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) and is responsible for contract administration, construction services, renovation services, and various organizational initiatives.

Ken Simonson

AGC

Ken Simonson is the Chief Economist for the AGC.

Kenn Sullivan

Arizona State University PBSRG

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.

Mathias Mueller

State of Utah

Matthias Mueller is a Program Director with the State of Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management.

Tony Baker

Merck

Tony Baker is Executive Director at Merck's Elkton, VA location and is responsible for all vaccine operations.

David Stutzman, AIA, FCSI, CCS

Conspectus, Inc

David Stutzman, AIA, CSI, CCS is an independent construction specifier and architect. He founded and leads Conspectus, Inc.

Jeff Nobers

Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

Jeff Nobers is executive director of the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania.

Jim Kramka

Vanderbilt University

Jim Kramka is the Senior Director of Housing Facilities Operations and Management for Vanderbilt University.

John Bechtel

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) and is responsible for contract administration, construction services, renovation services, and various organizational initiatives.

Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, CCM, LEED AP BD+C

YATES Construction

Benjamin Crosby, CM-BIM, CM-Lean, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, is Director of VDC for the Yates Companies.

Indiana Green, PE

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Indiana Green is the Instrumentation Engineering Resource Leader for the Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Houston office.

John Bechtel, PE

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP).

Keith Sunderman

Penn State University

Keith Sunderman is a Project Director with Penn State University.

Kyle Majchrowski

Oregon Health & Science University

Kyle Majchrowski is the Director of Design and Construction for Oregon Health and Science University.

Larry Blouin

University of Chicago

Larry Blouin is Director of Construction Management at The University of Chicago.

Palmina Whelan

American Airlines

Palmina is the Managing Director of Real Estate & Facilities for American Airlines, Corporate Real Estate division.

Daniel Groves

CURT

Daniel Groves is the director and workforce consultant for the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).

Ju Lee Kang

University of Southern California and Mclarand, Vasquez, Emsiek and Partners

Ju Lee is a Project Coordinator for the architectural Firm, MVE & Partners, as well as a BIM/GIS Specialist for the University of Southern California.

Kerry Anne Dixon

Iowa State University

Kerry Anne Dixon is a project manager and serves as the coordinator of sustainable design and construction.

Martin Kajic

Johns Hopkins University

Marty Kajic is the Facilities Project Manager at Johns Hopkins University.

Mike Barrett

CRB

Mike Barrett is a project manager with experience in engineering and facilities design for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Monte Oberlee

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

As Administrator for the Environment of Care and Construction for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Michigan, Monte has responsibility for day to day activities for several Support Services departments and functions.

Carl Rohs

CRB

Carl Rohs, senior project director at CRB, graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering.

Don Guckert, PE, APPA Fellow

University of Iowa/APPA

Don Guckert serves as the associate vice president for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa.

Ken Hargreaves

California Institute of Technology

Ken Hargreaves is the Senior Director, Design and Construction.

Ken Powelson

University of California, San Diego

He is currently Project Manager for the University of California, San Diego Design & Innovation Building.

Kyle Majchrowski

Oregon Health and Science University

Kyle is Director of Design and Construction for Oregon Health and Science University,

Dean Hamrick

Fluor

Dean Hamrick is Fluor's Global Director of Craft Training.

Kyle Majchrowski

Oregon Health & Science University

Kyle Majchrowski is the Director of Design and Construction for Oregon Health and Science University.

Leisa Williams-Swedberg, LEED® AP

Michigan State University

Leisa is the Performance Manager within Planning, Design and Construction (PDC), a division of Infrastructure Planning & Facilities (IPF) at Michigan State University (MSU).

Ron Lawson

Cleveland Clinic

Ronald Lawson joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 and currently serves as the director of construction.

Chris Kern

University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Kern is Director of Design and Construction supporting the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. While

Christopher Honkomp, PE

Texas Christian University

Mr. Honkomp currently serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities at Texas Christian University.

Laura McCarty

University of California, San Diego

Laura is a Capital Program Manager at University of California, San Diego.

Leisa Williams-Swedberg

Michigan State University

Leisa Williams-Swedberg is the performance manager within Planning, Design and Construction at MSU.

M. Scott Gardner, P.E.

Michigan State University

Scott Gardner is a Civil Engineer/Project Manager at Engineering and Architectural Services, Michigan State University Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF).

Pete Strazdas

Western Michigan University

Mr. Strazdas is the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management at Western Michigan University.

Scott Jones

Georgia Tech

Scott Jones is the Director of Design and Construction at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Clay Goser

UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division

Clay Goser is the Director of Program Management for the University of Chicago Medicine.

Joanne Cole, CFM, SFP, LEED AP ID&C

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joanne began her corporate career with Unisys Corporation and worked for 15 years in various departments ranging from HR to Contracts Administration and served her last twelve years as Facility Site Coordinator for the Southeast Regional Headquarters after earning her CFM (Certified Facility Manager) in 1994.

Luke Hutchins

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Luke is a a Director of Project Management for Findorff’s corporate office in Madison, WI.

Marina Roelofs

University of Michigan

Marina Roelofs is the Executive Director for Architecture, Engineering and Construction at the University of Michigan.

Renee Cheng

University of Minnesota

Renee Cheng is the Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Minnesota.

Rob Leicht

Penn State University

Rob Leicht is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence at Penn State.

Stuart Adler

Emory University

Stuart currently serves as the Director of Program Management in Planning, Design & Construction at Emory University.

Christian Pikel

The ReAlignment Group, Ltd.

Kyle Majchrowski

Oregon Health and Science University

Kyle is Director of Design and Construction for Oregon Health and Science University,

Michael Carrancho

Smithsonian Institution

Mr. Carrancho has over 25 years of design and construction experience in the U.S. and abroad.

Mike Kenig

Holder

Mike is Vice Chairman of Holder Construction Company.

Thomas Fanning

Northstar Project & Real Estate Services

Tom is a seasoned industry professional with 25 years of experience as a senior development manager on complex real estate projects and advisory assignments ranging in size from $5 to $200 million.

Angela Christensen

Iowa State University

Angela Christensen is a PhD candidate at Iowa State University in the Civil and Construction Engineering Department focusing in construction management.

Chuck Konkolics

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Chuck KonKolics is a Vice President with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

John Bechtel

Penn State University

John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) and is responsible for contract administration, construction services, renovation services, and various organizational initiatives.

Judson McIntire, AIA

Smithsonian Institution

Judson McIntire is the Project Executive for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Michael Carrancho, PE

Smithsonian Institution

Mike Carrancho is a Deputy Director in the Office of Planning Design and Construction at the Smithsonian Institution.

Michael Henry, P.E.

The Smithsonian Institution

Michael P. Henry, P.E. is the Senior Design Manager for the National Air and Space Museum Mall Building Revitalization Project.

Rex Miller

Go mindSHIFT LLC

Rex Miller is the Principal and Thought Leader for mindSHIFT, a nationally respected author, coach, consultant and speaker.

John DuConge

Georgia Institute of Technology

John DuConge’ is a senior project manager with Georgia Tech’s Design and Construction department.

Michael Kenig

Business Leaders United (BLU) for Workforce Partnerships & Holder Construction

Michael is Vice Chairman of Holder Construction Company.

Rory Spangler

Maryland Energy Administration

Rory Spangler is a Program Manager for the Maryland Energy Administration.

Tony Putnam

Clemson University

Tony is a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina and Georgia and Certified Educational Facilities Professional with over 27 years of facilities and maintenance experience.

Chip Lambertson

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Chip Lambertson is the vice president of project costs and estimating with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.

Faye Bodyke

The Ohio State University

Faye Bodyke is the Director of Projects for the academic buildings on the Columbus campus as well as five branch campuses.

Kevin McKenna

Clayco Inc.

Kevin serves as Executive Vice President and Shareholder at Clayco.

Mayor William Peduto

City of Pittsburgh

William Peduto is the mayor of Pittsburgh.

Nancy Bayly

Emory University

Nancy Bayly is a Project Manager at Emory University.

Shaun Klann

Intelligent Buildings

Shaun Klann is the Executive Vice President of Intelligent Buildings, LLC.

Benjamin B. Hyden

Bricker & Eckler

Ben Hyden, a civil engineering graduate, worked with major construction firms before entering law school and brings that experience to his law practice.

Mark Cervenka

Texas A & M

Mark Cervenka is the Facilities Manager for Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Meghan Scanlon

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Meghan Scanlon is wellness and sustainability specialist at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Miles Albertson

University of Florida

Miles is Director of Major Projects and Special Programs for the University of Florida's Division of Planning, Design, & Construction.

Naomi Mathaba

Oregon Health and Science University

Naomi Mathaba is the OHSU Design and Construction Healthcare Program Manager.

Peter Heimbach

State of Tennessee

Peter Heimbach is the State Architect for Tennessee, as well as the chief staff officer of the State Building Commission.

Steve DeVito

GSA (Procon Consulting)

Steve DeVito is a contracted Project Specialist for the General Services Administration.

Stuart Adler

Emory University

Stuart Adler is the Director of Program Management in Planning, Design & Construction at Emory University.

Vincent M. LeMond, PMP, CJP, LEED Green Associate

City of Austin

Vincent LeMond is currently the procurement supervisor within for the Professional Services Division for the City of Austin.

Walter Brown

Jamestown Properties

Walter Brown supervises development and environmental affairs as Senior Vice President and co-founder of Green Street, executing a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability.

Bob Sherrill

Stantec

Bob is a Principal and Discipline Lead with Stantec Architecture.

Mel Blount

Pittsburgh Steelers (retired)

Mel Blount is a four-time Super Bowl Champion and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.

Michael Toole

Bucknell University

T. Michael Toole is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Grand Challenge Scholars at Bucknell University.

Monica Reed

Penn State University

Monica Reed is a project manager at Penn State University.

Nicholas S. Ross

Walt Disney Imagineering

Nick Ross is a part of the Project Management Team at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Peter MacKeith

University of Arkansas

Peter MacKeith is Dean & Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design, University of Arkansas.

Christine Maguire, AICP, EDFP

City of Austin

Christine is Redevelopment Division Manager for the City of Austin Economic Development Dept.

Mark Evans, P.E.

Bricker & Eckler

Mark Evans represents owners on a variety of construction matters, including drafting contract documents, defective and/or non-conforming workmanship claims, delay claims and bid disputes.

Pete Strazdas

University of Western Michigan

Pete Strazdas is the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at Western Michigan University.

Rachel Prinkey

Penn State University

Rachel Prinkey is a Project Manager at Penn State University.

Rebecca Hathaway

UHS Temecula Valley Hospital

Rebecca Hathaway is the Senior Operations Executive for UHS Temecula Valley Hospital.

Rich O'Donald

Penn State University

Richard O’Donald is a Project Manager with the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP).

Robert ("Tony") McGraw

Loudoun County Public Schools

Robert (Tony) McGraw is the Project Executive for Loudoun County Public Schools on the Academies of Loudoun, a state-of-the-art STEM school in the making for over 10 years.

Travers Nelson

Johns Hopkins University

Travers Nelson is a Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University.

Gifton Passley, LEED AP BD+C, PMP

Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission

Gifton Passley is the Assistant Director of Construction Services for the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission.

Robert Cull

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Robert Cull is the Executive Project Director of the Facilities Planning, Design & Construction at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Robert Leicht

Penn State University

Robert Leicht is the Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University.

Ron Lilley

Prince William County, VA Parks & Recreation

Ron Lilley is Capital Projects Manager for Prince William County, VA Parks & Recreation Department.

Shana Merlin

Merlin Works

Shana Merlin is the founder of Merlin Works. She is one of the most experienced and effective improv teachers in Texas.

Stephen Greulich

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Stephen Greulich is Senior Project Manager for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

William Greskovich

St. Agnes Hospital

Bill Greskovich is the executive responsible for executing Saint Agnes’ over $200 million Campus Revitalization Plan.

Amanda Schoonover

eComm Construction Information Management

Amanda is Director of Software Technology for eComm Construction Information Management.

Joe M. Powell

Institute for Healthcare Infrastructure Research

Joe M. Powell is the Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Infrastructure Research, a program of the University Research Institute in Washington, DC.

Matt Moore, CM-BIM, PMP

The Broaddus Companies

Matt Moore is Senior BIM Manager for The Broaddus Companies.

Paul Doherty

President and CEO, The Digit Group (TDG)

Paul is the President and CEO of The Digit Group(TDG).

Robert Oglesby

State of Tennessee

Bob Oglesby is the Commissioner of General Services for the State of Tennessee.

Ron Magnus

FMI Corporation

Ron Magnus is managing director of FMI's Center for Strategic Learning.

Rudy Emami

City of Anaheim

Rudy Emami is the Anaheim City Engineer.

Sandeep Ahuja, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C

Pattern r+d

Sandeep Ahuja is the CEO of Pattern r+d.

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Wylie Bearup

City of Phoenix and Del E. Webb School of Construction

Wylie joined the City of Phoenix in December 1999 upon retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 24 years of service.

Mayor Craig Morgan

City of Round Rock

Craig Morgan was elected to serve as Mayor of Round Rock in May 2017.

Renee Cheng

University of Minnesota

Renee Cheng is the Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Minnesota.

Shanti Pless

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Shanti Pless is the Senior Energy Efficiency Research Engineer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Keven Kehlenbach

Baylor University

Keven Kehlenbach has been the Assistant Vice President of Baylor Construction Services since 2014, and a Baylor University employee since August of 2007.

Steve Anderson, PhD

Integrated Leadership Systems

Dr. Anderson is President/Senior Leadership Consultant for Integrated Leadership Systems.

Steve Tatge

University of Washington

Steve Tatge LEED AP is an architect and Director of Major Projects in the University of Washington’s Capital Projects Office.

Jack Mumma, JD, CM-Lean

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Spencer Moore

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Spencer Moore is the Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Thomas Shaffer

California Institute of Technology

Tom Shaffer is the Energy & LEED–EBOM Program Manager at the California Institute of Technology.

Kurt Neubek

Page

Kurt Neubek is a Principal and firm-wide Healthcare Practice Leader with Page.

Stuart Adler

Emory University

Stuart currently serves as the Director of Program Management in Planning, Design & Construction at Emory University.

Allison Muth, AIA

Texas Children's Hospital

Allison Muth is the Facilities Project Manager at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Liz York

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Liz York, FAIA, LEED-AP serves as Chief Sustainability Officer and Associate Director for Quality and Sustainability for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Richard Piacentini

Phipps Conservatory

Richard V. Piacentini is the executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, one of America’s oldest and largest conservatories.

Russ Dodson

Iowa State University

Russ Dodson is a construction manager for Iowa State University.

Mike Pedersen

Mortenson

Mike serves as the healthcare market director for Mortenson.

Tim Collins

Scripps Health

Tim Collins is Corporate Vice President of Operations and Research at Scripps Health and Scripps Proton Therapy Center.

Daina Pitzenberger

Transwestern

Daina Pitzenberger is senior vice president of project management and construction services for Transwestern.

Michael Carrancho

Smithsonian Institution

Mr. Carrancho has over 25 years of design and construction experience in the U.S. and abroad.

Sam Rajamanickam

Design Collective

Sam Rajamanickam is a principal at Design Collective.

Stan Scott

Hill International, Inc.

Stan Scott is a project executive with Hill International, Inc. and a retired associate director UT System OFPC.

Tim Taylor, PhD, PE

University of Kentucky

Timothy R.B. Taylor is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Kentucky and the program manager for the Construction Engineering and Project Management Group within the Kentucky Transportation Center.

Dan Wacker

Mortenson

Dan Wacker is a design phase executive with Mortenson.

Steve Harrison, PE

University of Washington

Steve Harrison is a civil engineer by license and a project manager in practice with the Major Projects Group in Capital Planning and Development at the University of Washington since 2008.

Kyle Wagner

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Kyle Wagner has been a principal of Mackey Mitchell Architects (MMA) since 2012 and leads the firm’s Asheville, North Carolina office.

Richard Piacentini

Phipps Conservatory

Richard V. Piacentini is the executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, one of America’s oldest and largest conservatories.

Howard Wertheimer

Georiga Tech

Howard S. Wertheimer is the Institute Architect at the Georgia Tech.

Rob Engblom

Baylor University

Rob Engblom is serving in his fifth year as the Associate Director for Resident Learning at Baylor University, where he participated in multiple new construction and renovation projects with the residence halls on campus.

Steve Wittry

Ballinger

Steven Wittry, AIA, is an associate principal and senior project manager at Ballinger.

Vern Davis

Penn State University

Vern Davis is a contractor liaison for Penn State University.

Scott R. Wordelman, FACHE

Hennepin Healthcare System (retired)

Scott recently retired as senior vice president of Hennepin County Medical Center.

John Zahor

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

John V. Zahor is the Director of Operations and Maintenance within the Facilities Management Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Steve Emer

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Steve Emer is an architect at Mackey Mitchell.

Stuart Adler

Emory University

Stuart is the Director of Design & Construction at Emory University.

SESSIONS

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WEDNESDAY, November 8

11/08/2017 08:15 AM - 11/08/2017 06:45 PM

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THURSDAY, November 9

11/09/2017 07:00 AM - 11/09/2017 06:45 PM

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FRIDAY, November 10

11/10/2017 07:00 AM - 11/10/2017 01:45 PM

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00

Conference Kick-off

11/08/2017 08:30 AM - 11/08/2017 08:45 AM

Welcome to COAA's 2017 Fall Owners Leadership Conference.

01

Managing Uncertainty: New Tools for Owners and Project Teams

11/14/2018 02:45 PM - 11/14/2018 03:15 PM

Report on two new initiatives from Dodge Data and Analytics.

01

Welcome to Texas!

05/08/2019 08:00 AM - 05/08/2019 09:00 AM

Enjoy a welcome address from Round Rock (TX) Mayor Craig Morgan along with coffee and "world famous" Round Rock DONUTS!

01A

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations (2.75 AIA LUs)

11/08/2017 08:45 AM - 11/08/2017 11:30 AM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

01BA

Continue Your Lean Journey - A Deeper Dive (1.25 HSW)

11/08/2017 08:45 AM - 11/08/2017 10:00 AM

Furthering a discussion that started at the spring conference in St. Louis, this session will be led by Owners who have begun a journey toward LEAN.

01BB

Small Projects Workshop (1.25 AIA LUs)

11/08/2017 10:15 AM - 11/08/2017 11:30 AM

How To Successfully Manage Small Projects

01BR

Break

05/08/2019 09:00 AM - 05/08/2019 09:30 AM

Beverage Break

02

Introducing Water Street Tampa (1.0 HSW)

11/08/2017 01:30 PM - 11/08/2017 02:30 PM

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, Water Street Tampa will become a mixed-use neighborhood developed by Strategic Property Partners, LLC, the real estate joint venture between Cascade Investment, LLC and Jeff Vinik.

02A

Workshop - Small Project Execution: Best Practices

11/14/2018 03:30 PM - 11/14/2018 05:00 PM

Small projects don't get the attention that large, high profile projects do but they require nearly as much time to manage and close out.

02A

New to COAA? COAA 101!

05/08/2019 09:30 AM - 05/08/2019 11:00 AM

Opportunity for individuals who are new to COAA to learn more about the history of and vision for COAA's future.

02B

Lean Coffee

05/08/2019 09:30 AM - 05/08/2019 11:00 AM

This session is not about Lean…and it’s not about Coffee! Come experience an organized, interactive meeting format where the participants set the agenda, have fun, and learn what’s important to them.

02B

Workshop - Information Hand-off: Transition to Operations Excellence

11/14/2018 03:30 PM - 11/14/2018 05:00 PM

This session, facilitated by Mike Kenig of Holder Construction, focuses on how to improve the transition from construction to operations, streamline the close out process, and identify the resources for a successful handoff.

02C

Workshop - Project Management: Soft Skills that Make a Difference

11/14/2018 03:30 PM - 11/14/2018 05:00 PM

Technical skills are more tangible, easier to learn, and simpler to test, but soft skills are equally important in the workplace.

03A

Without Pay Phones, Who Needs Change? (1.5 AIA LUs)

11/08/2017 02:45 PM - 11/08/2017 04:15 PM

Hands-on, experiential workshop on resistance to change

03B

Metrics Owners Continue to Care About: Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine 2.0 (1.5 AIA LUs)

11/08/2017 02:45 PM - 11/08/2017 04:15 PM

Part II of a session that was first presented at the 2017 Spring Owners Leadership Conference in St. Louis.

04

Wednesday Wrap-Up

11/08/2017 04:30 PM - 11/08/2017 05:15 PM

Whether you attended sessions all day, or just arrived, join us for summary of the “big ideas” from each of the various workshops and facilitated discussions.

04

Lunch On Your Own

05/08/2019 11:15 AM - 05/08/2019 01:15 PM

Your opportunity to explore Austin and its culinary scene.

05

COAA Welcome

05/08/2019 01:30 PM - 05/08/2019 02:00 PM

Join us the kickoff of the 2019 Spring Owners Leadership Conference including the National Anthem, remarks from COAA-TX Chapter President and COAA Board President Allison Muth, Executive Director Howie Ferguson, and Conference Committee Chair John Bechtel.

06

City of Austin: Building Intentionally While Keeping Austin Weird

05/08/2019 02:00 PM - 05/08/2019 03:00 PM

The City of Austin Redevelopment Division Manager will shares highlights of the city's economic development initiatives.

06BR

Break

05/08/2019 03:00 PM - 05/08/2019 03:30 PM

Break

07A

Workshop - Workforce Challenge (Approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSWs)

05/08/2019 03:30 PM - 05/08/2019 05:00 PM

As discussed at previous COAA conferences, the workforce challenge continues to demand solutions.

07B

Workshop - Information Hand-off: Transition to Operations Excellence (Approved for 1.5 AIA LU/HSWs)

05/08/2019 03:30 PM - 05/08/2019 05:00 PM

This session, facilitated by Mike Kenig of Holder Construction, focuses on how to improve the transition from construction to operations, streamline the closeout process, and identify the resources for a successful handoff.

07C

Workshop - QA/QC Best Practices (Approved for 1.5 AIA LUs)

05/08/2019 03:30 PM - 05/08/2019 05:00 PM

In this session, we will explore the premise that quality is the main catalyst for a project's success, starts with the Owner, and must become an integral part of every process.

08

Opening Night Reception

05/08/2019 05:00 PM - 05/08/2019 06:30 PM

Come to the opening night cocktail reception and learn why Austin is the "Live Music Capital of the World." This event will also feature hot hors d’oeuvres.

10

Breakfast

05/09/2019 07:15 AM - 05/09/2019 08:15 AM

Enjoy a full, hot breakfast.

11

Kick-Off/Welcome

05/09/2019 08:15 AM - 05/09/2019 08:30 AM

Join us for an overview of what you can expect over the next day and half and a surprise or two!

12

Fast and Flexible: Improv Skills for Work and Life sponsored by PlanGrid

05/09/2019 08:30 AM - 05/09/2019 09:30 AM

A fun, interactive experience that helps you do your best when you are on the spot and under pressure.

12

Follow Me I’m Right Behind You! How to Lead & Influence Others

11/15/2018 08:30 AM - 11/15/2018 09:30 AM

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

12

Overcoming Resistance to Change (1.5 AIA LUs)

11/09/2017 08:30 AM - 11/09/2017 10:00 AM

Human resistance to change can undermine an organization’s ability to quickly adapt to new business challenges and opportunities.

12BR

Break

05/09/2019 09:30 AM - 05/09/2019 09:45 AM

Break

13A

Improv Deeper Dive: Presence and Persuasion

05/09/2019 09:45 AM - 05/09/2019 10:45 AM

Learn to navigate difficult situations and improve negotiations in this invigorating and interactive session.

13A

Overcoming Resistance to Change Workshop / Discussion (1.0 AIA LU)

11/09/2017 10:15 AM - 11/09/2017 11:15 AM

Continuing the Wednesday facilitated discussion and Dr. Jellison’s presentation, join us for an open forum to offer your own thoughts on how this impediment to growth and change can be overcome.

13A

Have You Learned Your Lesson? The Smithsonian's Lessons Learned Program

11/15/2018 09:45 AM - 11/15/2018 10:45 AM

Since 2014 the Smithsonian has utilized a formal lessons learned system utilizing Microsoft Word based templates and an existing enterprise document management system.

13B

Women in Skilled Trades

11/15/2018 09:45 AM - 11/15/2018 10:45 AM

Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) is a newly created non-profit apprenticeship readiness program to help women get into skilled trades.

13B

Brock Year One: Net Zero Lessons (1.O HSW)

11/09/2017 10:15 AM - 11/09/2017 11:15 AM

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center is the 10th project in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification, having achieved net-zero energy, water, and waste through a full year of operation.

13B

Advanced Timber Technology: A Structural System on the Rise (Approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW)

05/09/2019 09:45 AM - 05/09/2019 10:45 AM

This presentation will provide a broad overview of Advanced Timber Technology as well as specific case studies including the new 700 bed residence hall at the University of Arkansas, currently under construction.

13BR

Break

05/09/2019 10:45 AM - 05/09/2019 11:00 AM

Break

14A

Implementing Rapid Process Optimization in Planning, Construction, and Design to Positively Impact Y

05/09/2019 11:00 AM - 05/09/2019 12:00 PM

Join us for an interactive discussion with two healthcare owners, one General Contractor, and one Owner's Rep to learn process improvement strategies for maximizing project delivery from capital planning and procurement through project go live.

14A

Drones In Construction…The Sky’s the Limit (1.0 AIA LU)

11/09/2017 11:30 AM - 11/09/2017 12:30 AM

Drones are rapidly becoming an integral part of job sites across the country.

14A

Keep Your Eye on Costs: Target Value Delivery Takes You to the Next Level

11/15/2018 11:00 AM - 11/15/2018 12:00 PM

Target Value Design (TVD) is a systematic approach to estimating cost and value during the design and delivery of a project.

14B

Delivering the Win-Win - The COAA Way of CM/AE Selection, Before, During, and After

11/15/2018 11:00 AM - 11/15/2018 12:00 PM

This session discusses the RFP, RFQ, and Interview processes of CM and AE selection with a focus on tips from the Owner’s perspective coupled with how we as Owner's can provide valuable feedback that participants can utilize to improve future endeavors.

14B

Eight Dimensions of Designing an Engaged Workplace (1.0 AIA LU)

11/09/2017 11:30 AM - 11/09/2017 12:30 AM

If 81% of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" say they work in a FUN environment, we should take note.

14B

Trending in Texas: Design Assist Emerging at Last (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/09/2019 11:00 AM - 05/09/2019 12:00 PM

The University of North Texas System’s approach to achieving the early commitments and collaboration they needed to effectively respond to both project and market challenges while maintaining a competitive approach to pricing.

14C

Lunch & Al Phillips Scholarship Presentation sponsored by Autodesk

05/09/2019 12:00 PM - 05/09/2019 01:00 PM

Lunch & Scholarship Presentations

14D

Break

05/09/2019 01:00 PM - 05/09/2019 01:15 PM

Break

15

Streamlining the Project Turnover Process with BIM Deliverables (1.0 AIA LU)

11/09/2017 01:45 PM - 11/09/2017 02:45 PM

This session will illustrate how The Ohio State University has successfully developed a BIM Project Delivery Standard that seeks to ensure that turnover documents remain valuable throughout the entire building life cycle.

15A

Effective Project Management: You Are Not the Project

11/15/2018 01:15 PM - 11/15/2018 02:15 PM

You are not the project and nine other project management tips for effective project management.

15A

National Preconstruction Experts: Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Projects…and More! (Approved for 1

05/09/2019 01:15 PM - 05/09/2019 02:15 PM

Please join us as preconstruction experts from leading national construction management firms reflect on the how current market conditions impact your long-term capital project planning.

15B

Job Ordering Contracting: The Do's and Don'ts (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/09/2019 01:15 PM - 05/09/2019 02:15 PM

Job Order Contracting (JOC) has become a common contracting method in the public sector, as well as private sector facilities organizations.

15B

Making Technology Function Day 1

11/15/2018 01:15 PM - 11/15/2018 02:15 PM

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an early adopter when it comes to technology. As the world’s leading research and treatment facility for childhood cancers and other catastrophic childhood diseases, the organization is keenly aware of rapid advancements in the medical field, and how these changes can dramatically affect construction budgets.

15BR

Break

05/09/2019 02:15 PM - 05/09/2019 02:45 PM

Enjoy this 30-minute break with snacks and refreshments.

16A

Tariffs, Taxes, and Trade Wars: Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation Affecti

05/09/2019 02:45 PM - 05/09/2019 03:45 PM

This presentation will provide a series of risk mitigation strategies available at different stages of the project, including the critical use of various forms of material price escalation clauses.

16A

Fluor's "One Ten Times" Metric: Driving Innovation Forward

11/15/2018 02:45 PM - 11/15/2018 03:45 PM

Fluor has developed the crystal-clear "One 10 Times" metric, which serves as the foundation for its innovation efforts.

16A

The Call to Authenticity: Developing Authentic Leadership (1.0 AIA LU)

11/09/2017 03:00 PM - 11/09/2017 04:00 PM

Authenticity is a quality that is highly desired in general, and particularly in leaders.

16B

Using Advanced Analytics for High Performance Buildings (1.0 HSW)

11/09/2017 03:00 PM - 11/09/2017 04:00 PM

Tap into the future of sustainable building design by attending this interactive session.

16B

From Kickoff to Closeout: How Technology is Changing the Data Turnover Conversation

11/15/2018 02:45 PM - 11/15/2018 03:45 PM

According to industry research, turnover represents a make or break moment for the relationship between contractors and owners.

16B

The Living Building: The Future of Design and Construction

05/09/2019 02:45 PM - 05/09/2019 03:45 PM

The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech is expected to perform with net positive energy, water and waste as well as meet all other imperatives for Living Building Challenge 3.1 Certification as mandated project goals.

16BR

Break

05/09/2019 03:45 PM - 05/09/2019 04:00 PM

Break

17

A Message to Owners from Contractors (1 AIA LU)

05/09/2019 04:00 PM - 05/09/2019 05:00 PM

Dirk Elsperman was just sworn in as president of Associated General Contractors of America.

17

Getting Decisions That Stick: What Owners Can Uniquely Do

11/15/2018 04:00 PM - 11/15/2018 05:00 PM

Are your projects sometimes troubled by indecision and/or changing decisions? Do the so-called “decision-makers” delay needed decisions or make last minute changes--costing everyone time and money?

17

Integrated Schedule and Cost Risk Analysis for the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (1.0 AIA

11/09/2017 04:15 PM - 11/09/2017 05:15 PM

The National Air & Space Museum is the most visited museum in the U.S., and among the most visited museums in the world. A massive renovation of this 1976 facility will include complete replacement of the exterior envelope and all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

18

Evening Reception

05/09/2019 05:00 PM - 05/09/2019 06:30 PM

Enjoy cocktails and hot hors d'oeuvres while networking with colleagues and exhibitors.

18A01A

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations (Approved for 2.75 LUs|HSW)

05/09/2018 08:45 AM - 05/09/2018 11:30 AM

Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

18A01B2

Who is Going to Build the Future? The Conversation Continues (Approved for 1.25 AIA LU)

05/09/2018 10:15 AM - 05/09/2018 11:30 AM

As discussed at previous COAA conferences, the workforce challenge continues to demand solutions.

18A02

What Happens After the Ribbon-Cutting? Why Early and Continuous O&M Staff Engagement Matters (Approv

05/09/2018 01:30 PM - 05/09/2018 02:30 PM

Alternative project delivery, BIM, IPD, Lean, sustainability. These and other progressive tools are great, but will the fabulous building or renovation you’ve just created still be meeting expectations and needs in 10 years?

18A04A

Who’s Paying For That? (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/09/2018 04:00 PM - 05/09/2018 05:00 PM

Throughout the life cycle of a project, there will be countless surprises … most of which will cost someone money. How much time and energy do you waste on a project arguing over which “bucket” should fund the solution?

18A04B

COAA 101: How COAA Can Make You Smarter, More Attractive, and Possibly Cure the Common Cold

05/09/2018 04:00 PM - 05/09/2018 05:00 PM

Whether this is your first national COAA conference or not, you might have questions about the organization and its purpose.

18A12

Mel Blount: A Legacy of Leadership (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/10/2018 08:30 AM - 05/10/2018 09:30 AM

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Mel Blount is a four-time Super Bowl Champion and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.

18A13A

Progressive Design/Build: Best Practices for Maximizing Value & Collaboration (Approved for 1 LU|HS

05/10/2018 09:45 AM - 05/10/2018 10:45 AM

The University of Washington employed a qualifications-based selection process to select a Design/Build team for a $44M utility plant and was thrilled with the results.

18A13B

Prefabrication: Lessons from the Yale Science Building (Approved 1 LU|HSW)

05/10/2018 09:45 AM - 05/10/2018 10:45 AM

The Yale Science Building, which is slated for completion in late 2019, is a multidisciplinary teaching and research facility that will create a community for scientists and promote faculty/student interaction and collaboration.

18A14B

Lean Yes But Leadership, Too (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/10/2018 11:00 AM - 05/10/2018 12:00 PM

Cleveland Clinic’s Family Health Center (FHC) in Lakewood, Ohio, is designed to sustain community health and wellness by providing accessible, efficient, and immediate care.

18A15

Improving the Selection Process: Five Things You Can Do TODAY (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/10/2018 01:15 PM - 05/10/2018 02:15 PM

Selecting the right design and construction partners is inarguably one of the most critical aspects of successful project delivery, but how good is your process and when’s the last time you took a hard look at it?

18A16A

A Comprehensive Strategy to Optimize Project Value (Approved for 1 LU|HSW)

05/10/2018 02:45 PM - 05/10/2018 03:45 PM

Optimizing project value requires tight integration of building systems, processes, organizations, and information.

18A16B

Collaborative Approach to a Living Building (Approved for 1 LU|HSW)

05/10/2018 02:45 PM - 05/10/2018 03:45 PM

The Frick Environmental Center (FEC) in Pittsburgh opened in September 2016 as the world’s first free and open-to-the-public Living Building Challenge facility after a multi-year design and construction process.

18A17

Provo Temple Rises from the Ashes (Approved for 1 LU|HSW)

05/10/2018 04:00 PM - 05/10/2018 05:00 PM

It took 15 years (1883-1898) for pioneer craftsman to complete a Mormon tabernacle in Provo, Utah, but only a few hours for fire to destroy it in December of 2010.

18A23A

Be Kind, Be Truthful, Be Brave: Secrets to a Century-Plus Owner Constructor Partnership (Approved fo

05/11/2018 09:45 AM - 05/11/2018 10:45 AM

There aren’t many owner-constructor relationships that last more than a century, but Michigan State University and the Christman Company have been working together since 1908.

18A23B

Getting the Green Building You Want (Approved for 1 LU|HSW)

05/11/2018 09:45 AM - 05/11/2018 10:45 AM

Many Owners start with good intentions to build a green building, yet often fail to meet their own high expectations … or fail to define those expectations to begin with.

18A24

The Construction Market: Where Is It Headed and What Can We Do About It? (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/11/2018 11:00 AM - 05/11/2018 12:00 PM

Almost all market sectors in all areas of the country have suffered from post-recession labor shortages, fewer bidders, and rising prices across most trades. What does the future hold and what can we do to position ourselves for success?

18ACW

Conference Welcome

05/09/2018 01:00 PM - 05/09/2018 01:30 PM

Join us for the National Anthem performed by Jeff Jimerson, national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins for over two decades, a local welcome from Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, and remarks by COAA President Gwen Glattes.

19B01

Breakfast Conversations! Networking Hour

11/13/2019 08:00 AM - 11/13/2019 09:00 AM

Join your fellow attendees for a continental breakfast, coffee, and conversation.

19B02A

Wednesday Morning Tour (SOLD OUT) - Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design (Approved fo

11/13/2019 09:30 AM - 11/13/2019 11:00 AM

The $18.6 million Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech is considered the most environmentally advanced research facility of its size and kind in the Southeast. Limited to 50 attendees.

19B02B

Lean Coffee! (Approved for 1.5 AIA CEUs)

11/13/2019 09:30 AM - 11/13/2019 11:00 AM

This session is not about Lean…and it’s not about Coffee! Come experience an organized, interactive meeting format where the participants set the agenda, have fun, and learn what is important to them.

19B03

Lunch on Your Own

11/13/2019 11:30 AM - 11/13/2019 01:45 PM

Your opportunity to explore Atlanta/Dunwoody, GA. Kendeda Building tour takers will be transported from the Kendeda Building to Ponce City Market, the area’s largest adaptive reuse project, with a multitude of food options.

19B04

Conference Welcome

11/13/2019 02:00 PM - 11/13/2019 02:45 PM

Join us the kickoff of the 2019 Fall Owners Leadership Conference and our 25th Anniversary celebration!

19B05A

Learn-By-Doing: Make Better and More Durable Decisions with VDP! (Approved for 2 AIA CEUs)

11/13/2019 03:00 PM - 11/13/2019 05:00 PM

“Projects flow at the rate of the Owner’s decisions.” This became evident to the leaders of a University of Chicago Medical (UCM) project, where the Visual Decision Plotter® (VDP) was used to sharpen thinking, help the team make critical decisions, and track the value of those decisions.

19B05B

Workforce Challenge: The Conversation Continues (Approved for 2 AIA CEUs)

11/13/2019 03:00 PM - 11/13/2019 05:00 PM

As discussed at previous COAA conferences, the workforce challenge continues to demand solutions.

19B05C

Owner's Roundtable - Wednesday (Approved for 2 AIA CEUs)

11/13/2019 03:00 PM - 11/13/2019 05:00 PM

Always one of the most highly rated sessions at each conference, for the first time we are offering this purposely unstructured discussion at the start of the conference. Hear from colleagues: what keeps them up at night, best practices, and lessons learned.

19B09

Opening Night Reception sponsored by PlanGrid

11/13/2019 05:00 PM - 11/13/2019 06:30 PM

This great opening night event will feature cocktails, hot hors d’oeuvres, and live acoustic music.

19B10A

Breakfast sponsored by eComm

11/14/2019 07:15 AM - 11/14/2019 08:15 AM

Full, hot breakfast

19B10B

Chapter Forum

11/14/2019 07:30 AM - 11/14/2019 08:15 AM

This unstructured discussion is open to chapter leaders, chapter members, owners, and associates considering a chapter start-up, and anyone interested in improving the chapter experience. Grab some breakfast and bring your thoughts, your ideas, and lessons learned.

19B11

Conference Kick-Off

11/14/2019 08:15 AM - 11/14/2019 08:30 AM

Join us for an overview of what you can expect over the next day and half as well as details on the evening's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

19B12

Go with Your Gut: Insightful Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 08:30 AM - 11/14/2019 09:30 AM

This interactive, thought provoking and content-rich keynote provides leaders and managers with valuable insights to instantly improve decision-making.

19B13A

Take a Deep Dive into Your Decision-Making (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/04/2019 09:45 AM - 11/14/2019 10:45 AM

In this in-depth workshop, Shelley takes the concepts from the keynote and gives you the opportunity to probe your own decision-making. You will apply insights from neuroscience to walk away new skills and perspective.

19B13B

Construction Defects: Discovery, Investigation, and Resolution Best Practices (Approved for 1 AIA C

11/14/2019 09:45 AM - 11/14/2019 10:45 AM

This session will explore the various types of design and construction defects that may be encountered during the construction process and after project completion. 

19B14A

“Cool” is a Terrible Business Plan! (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 11:00 AM - 11/14/2019 12:00 PM

New “tech” can be exciting and inspiring, but that is not enough.  It must be productive, and it must provide a return. 

19B14B

A High Performing Team: A Recipe for Design-Build Success (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 11:00 AM - 11/14/2019 12:00 PM

Learn how to create a high performing team on a design-build job that will meet your project goals.

19B14C

Lunch and Project Leadership Awards

11/14/2019 12:00 PM - 11/14/2019 01:00 PM

Lunch and recognition of the 2019 Project Leadership Award Winner(s).

19B15A

Project Delivery Made Simple (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 01:15 PM - 11/14/2019 02:15 PM

Good design is often defined as the right solution for the problem, nothing more, nothing less.

19B15B

An Owner’s Guide to Improving Collaboration on the Jobsite (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 01:15 PM - 11/14/2019 02:15 PM

Despite advancements in construction and technology, collaboration on the jobsite remains a challenge.

19B16A

The 24-Month Challenge: Driving Innovation with Integrated Project Teaming (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 02:45 PM - 11/14/2019 03:45 PM

Merck laid down a challenge to a group of their trusted Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) partners to provide an operational facility that could produce a Biopharmaceutical product within 24 months vs. a benchmark of 37 months!

19B16B

From Aging Icon to Revitalized Gem, with a Perfect Smile :-) (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/14/2019 02:45 PM - 11/14/2019 03:45 PM

Aligning campus and facilities resources to a school’s vision requires building consensus around the physical embodiment of a vision, working within the parameters of campus systems, and ultimately translating ideas into real space.

19B17A

You Want Us to Build What?? The Story of Mercedes-Benz Stadium

11/14/2019 04:00 PM - 11/15/2019 05:00 PM

Deemed by Forbes soon after its 2017 opening as “the best venue in the NFL,” Mercedes-Benz Stadium offers an unparalleled experience for fans, users, and visitors;

19B18A

Thursday Evening Reception with Exhibitors; Recognition of Past Presidents

11/14/2019 05:00 PM - 11/14/2019 06:00 PM

Enjoy cocktails and hot hors d'oeuvres while networking with colleagues and exhibitors.

19B18B

Karaoke/Casino Night!

11/14/2019 08:00 PM - 11/14/2019 11:00 PM

Join COAA's 25th Anniversary celebration with an all-in Casino and Karaoke night! Try your luck at the real casino tables with unreal chips or, if pretend gambling isn't your thing, show off your pipes on the karaoke stage.

19B21

COAA Annual Business Meeting & Breakfast

09/15/2019 07:30 AM - 09/15/2019 08:30 AM

Enjoy a full hot breakfast while hearing more about COAA, including a recap of 2019 and plans for 2020 and beyond.

19B22A

Survey SAYS … Owner Improvement Advice!

11/15/2019 08:30 AM - 11/15/2019 09:30 AM

Iowa State University PhD candidate Angela Christensen will share the results of her dissertation research, which identifies project owner inefficiencies, or areas of improvement.

19B22B

Higher Standards for Higher Education: How Two Universities Digitized Their Construction Workflows

11/15/2019 08:30 AM - 11/15/2019 09:30 AM

Deep dive into how two higher educational institutions – Purdue University and the University of Kentucky - have leveraged technology to streamline the construction process.

19B23A

Information Handoff: Let’s Get this Party Started!

11/15/2019 09:45 AM - 11/15/2019 10:45 AM

For years, COAA’s conferences featured an open forum discussion of the information exchange or handoff process – best practices for improving how building & equipment data information is turned over to those responsible for operating & maintaining a new or renovated facility.

19B23B

Capital Project Cost Management - Implementing a Pre-Construction Contract Review (Approved for 1 AI

11/15/2019 09:45 AM - 11/15/2019 10:45 AM

The session identifies steps to effectively define, control and monitor contractor charges on capital construction projects.

19B24

Introducing the Next Generation to the Skilled Trades

11/15/2019 11:00 AM - 11/15/2019 12:00 PM

The workforce development challenge…getting to kids/young adults while they are in school!

19B25

Lunch + The COAA Way + OTI Overview

11/15/2019 12:00 PM - 11/15/2019 12:45 PM

Lunch with your colleagues and the latest information on The COAA Way.

19B26

Owner's Roundtable - Friday (Approved for 1 AIA CEU)

11/13/2019 12:45 PM - 11/13/2019 01:45 PM

Wrap-up the conference with this purposely unstructured discussion. Review insights from the last three days, hear colleagues takeaways and lessons learned.

19B27

SunTrust Park & The Battery Atlanta Visit/Tour (Optional)

11/15/2019 02:30 PM - 11/15/2019 05:00 PM

Your chance to tour the most sustainable sports venue in the world! Limited to 50 attendees

21A

Breakfast

05/10/2019 07:30 AM - 05/10/2019 08:30 AM

Enjoy a full, hot breakfast with your colleagues before the last day of the conference begins.

21B

Chapter Forum

05/10/2019 07:45 AM - 05/10/2019 08:30 AM

Local chapters are critical to the mission of COAA, but the effort required to keep them fresh, relevant, and successful can be overwhelming.

22

Changing a Jet Engine at 40,000 Feet (1.0 HSW)

11/10/2017 08:30 AM - 11/10/2017 09:30 AM

How do you execute a billion dollar master plan program while processing nearly 20 million passengers safely and comfortably?

22A

CM At-Risk: A Tale of Two Owners - Loudoun County Public Schools and University of California at San

11/16/2018 08:30 AM - 11/16/2018 09:30 AM

Owners often select delivery method for similar reasons but arrive at their conclusion in different ways.

22A

Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding: Lessons Learned from a Natural Disaster (Approved for 1.0 AIA LU

05/10/2019 08:30 AM - 05/10/2019 09:30 AM

In 2008, the University of Iowa was severely impacted by record flooding on the Iowa River; part of an eastern Iowa event that was, at the time, the 5th largest natural disaster in FEMA history.

22B

Data Driven Continuous Improvement: Design and Construction at Prologis

11/16/2018 08:30 AM - 11/16/2018 09:30 AM

The emergence of digital business is disrupting the way that our industry works.

22B

A Running Start: How Comprehensive Pre-planning Helped One Campus (1 AIA LU)

05/10/2019 08:30 AM - 05/10/2019 09:30 AM

Project planning must be decisive and fearless.

22BR

Break

05/10/2019 09:30 AM - 05/10/2019 09:45 AM

Break

23A

Rethinking the Future of Healthcare Delivery & Facilities

05/10/2019 09:45 AM - 05/09/2019 10:45 AM

The magnitude and speed of change in healthcare is staggering.

23A

The Benefits and Risks of Design-Assist Contracting

11/16/2018 09:45 AM - 11/16/2018 10:45 AM

Contracting methods that foster early collaboration in the design process such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Design-Build (DB), and Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) are evolving and becoming increasingly common in construction.

23A

Who Needs Submittals and Shop Drawings? (1.0 AIA LU)

11/10/2017 09:45 AM - 11/10/2017 10:45 AM

Even with greater awareness of the need for integration and collaboration, and despite technological advances like BIM and VDC, submittals and shop drawings remain an integral and often frustrating part of the project delivery process.

23B

So You Want a BIM Model But What Does That Really Mean?

11/16/2018 09:45 AM - 11/16/2018 10:45 AM

BIM, in and of itself, is not the end but rather the means to a number of valuable project delivery outcomes for an Owner.

23B

Workforce Issues: The Conversation Must Continue (1.0 AIA LU)

11/10/2017 09:45 AM - 11/10/2017 10:45 AM

A skilled workforce shortage is impacting – and will continue to impact – construction projects of all types across the country.

23B

Transition to Operations: A Programmatic Approach

05/10/2019 09:45 AM - 05/10/2019 10:45 AM

In the past, Broaddus has presented the benefits of improved asset information management or what we call Transition to Operations (T2O).

23BR

Break

05/10/2019 10:45 AM - 05/10/2019 11:00 AM

Break

24

CII Research: Workforce Solutions (1 AIA LU)

05/10/2019 11:00 AM - 05/10/2019 12:00 PM

Workforce-related topics have been common in CII research and continue to challenge the capital projects industry. Rather than reacting to workforce issues faced today, this program aims to address workforce issues in terms of the needs, demand, and supply envisioned for 2030.

24

Three Owners -Three Approaches: Aligning Delivery Methodology and Process to Maximize Institutional

11/16/2018 11:00 AM - 11/16/2018 12:00 PM

Stanford University School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Santa Clara University, each recently built similar and comparable sized facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area using different delivery models ranging from public-private partnerships to CM at Risk and Design-Build.

24

Getting Lean: Integrating Pull Planning and CPM Scheduling (1.0 AIA LU)

11/10/2017 11:00 AM - 11/10/2017 12:00 PM

Like many owners and construction managers, Walt Disney Imagineering and Whiting Turner use detailed critical path method (CPM) schedules to manage construction projects since CPM schedules are one of the most reliable means of identifying and controlling work flow.

25

Owners' Roundtable

11/16/2018 12:45 PM - 11/16/2018 01:45 PM

This purposely unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of information, best practices, and lessons learned.

Ballgame

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants (optional activity)

05/19/2017 07:15 PM - 05/19/2017 10:30 PM

Baseball outing at Busch Stadium

Chapter Forum

Chapter Forum

11/09/2017 07:30 AM - 11/09/2017 08:15 AM

Unstructured discussion open to chapter leadership, chapter members, owners and associates interested in improving the chapter experience or anyone considering a chapter start-up.

Lunch

Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

11/08/2017 11:45 AM - 11/08/2017 12:45 AM

Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

Lunch

Friday Lunch

11/10/2017 12:00 PM - 11/10/2017 12:45 PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch and The COAA Way

05/10/2019 12:00 PM - 05/10/2019 12:45 PM

Lunch

Mission / Vision, Best Practices, Future Plans

Chapter Best Practices Forum

11/04/2015 01:00 PM - 11/04/2015 02:30 PM

Local chapters are critical to the mission of COAA, but the effort required to keep them fresh, relevant, and successful can be overwhelming. This unstructured discussion is open to chapter leadership, chapter members, owners & associates considering a chapter start-up, and anyone interested in improving the chapter experience. Bring your thoughts, your ideas, and lessons learned.

Optional - $50

Tour - George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

05/06/2016 01:45 PM - 05/06/2016 05:30 PM

Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the George W. Bush Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility on a 23-acre site.

OR

Owner's Roundtable (1.0 AIA LU)

11/10/2017 12:45 PM - 11/10/2017 01:45 PM

This purposely unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of information, best practices, and lessons learned.

OR

Owner's Roundtable (Approved for 1 AIA LU)

05/10/2019 12:45 PM - 05/10/2019 01:45 PM

Always one of the most highly rated sessions at each conference, this purposely unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of information, best practices, and lessons learned.

PreConference Meeting

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations

11/19/2014 08:30 AM - 11/19/2014 11:30 AM

Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

PreConference Meeting

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations (HSW)

05/04/2016 08:30 AM - 05/04/2016 11:30 AM

Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

PreConference Meeting

Information Exchange/Transition to Operations

05/13/2015 08:30 AM - 05/13/2015 11:30 AM

Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

Reception

Thursday Evening Reception with Exhibitors

11/09/2017 05:15 PM - 11/09/2017 06:45 PM

Enjoy open bar and hot hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall while networking with colleagues.

Session 00

Conference Kick-off

05/17/2017 08:30 AM - 05/17/2017 08:45 AM

Welcome to COAA's 2017 Fall Owners Leadership Conference.

SESSION 01

Collaboration: Let's Talk About It

11/19/2014 01:30 PM - 11/19/2014 02:15 PM

Collaboration is one of the industry’s buzzwords, but what does it really mean … why is it believed to be a best practice … and what can Owners do to facilitate project delivery processes that are more collaborative?

Session 01A

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations

05/17/2017 08:45 AM - 05/17/2017 11:30 AM

Where is your organization when it comes to the hand off from construction to operations?

Session 01A

Next Practices in Project Management & Procurement

11/04/2015 08:30 AM - 11/04/2015 11:30 AM

The Best-Value Model has been tested and refined over the past 20 years with public and private organizations around the globe.

SESSION 01B

Information Exchange / Transition to Operations

11/04/2015 08:30 AM - 11/04/2015 11:30 AM

Open to everyone – but especially geared to Owners who are using BIM platforms to capture and hand off relevant building, systems, and equipment data (or would like to do so) – this moderated discussion focuses on improving the transition from construction to operations, a central concern of most Owners.

SESSION 01B

Emotional Intelligence and Relationships: Keys to Success

11/09/2016 08:30 AM - 11/09/2016 11:30 AM

Technical chops are a must in our business, but at the end of the day, successful projects often come down to positive relationships, trust, and great communication.

Session 01B1

A3s and More: Start Your Lean Journey

05/17/2017 08:45 AM - 05/17/2017 10:00 AM

Owner-lead Workshop and Facilitated Discussion

Session 01B2

Chapter Best Practices Forum

05/17/2017 10:15 AM - 05/17/2017 11:30 AM

For COAA chapter leaders and those interested in chapter operations

SESSION 02

Lean Parade of Trades® Simulation

11/04/2015 03:00 PM - 11/04/2015 04:15 PM

In this Parade of Trades® simulation, sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), the way work moves in a “parade” through a construction project will be examined.

SESSION 02

The Gateway Arch: Then and Now

05/17/2017 01:30 PM - 05/17/2017 02:30 PM

The iconic Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the westward expansion of the United States during the 19th century.

Session 03A

Small Projects: We All Have Them, But How Do You Manage Them?

05/17/2017 02:45 PM - 05/17/2017 04:15 PM

How To Successfully Manage Small Projects

SESSION 03A

Biophilic Design: Improving Occupant Happiness and Productivity

11/09/2016 02:45 PM - 11/09/2016 03:45 PM

Biophilic design is a proven, yet often overlooked method for enhancing occupant well-being and productivity.

Session 03B

Metrics Owners Care About – Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine

05/17/2017 02:45 PM - 05/17/2017 04:15 PM

What do you measure? Why does it matter?

SESSION 04

Rethinking the A/E Selection Process for the Living Building at Georgia Tech

11/09/2016 04:00 PM - 11/09/2016 05:00 PM

When the Georgia Institute of Technology decided that a new education and research facility would pursue Living Building ChallengeTM 3.0 certification, they knew traditional A/E selection methods wouldn’t suffice.

SESSION 04

Workshop Wednesday Wrap-up

05/17/2017 04:30 PM - 05/17/2017 05:15 PM

Key Take-a-ways from Today's Sessions

SESSION 11 - PLENARY

From the Head to the Heart: Emotional Intelligence and Project Success

11/20/2014 08:30 AM - 11/20/2014 09:30 AM

It’s generally accepted that design and construction require highly technical skills, but do we pay enough attention to the interpersonal skills required? Brent Darnell is a mechanical engineer with experience in construction project management. Using an engineer’s approach, he has identified personal characteristics that indicate higher performers on project teams. Brent will provide an intense focus on the concept of Emotional Intelligence and explain how it relates to effective performance in an industry not known for “people skills.” He will examine this concept’s importance, how it is measured, how it can be improved, and the powerful results it can have on project success. Enlightening and entertaining, this program will show participants how to use the power of emotional intelligence for projects that are more successful, more collaborative, and more fun.

SESSION 12

The Truth Owners Seldom Hear

05/18/2017 08:30 AM - 05/18/2017 09:30 AM

Interactive keynote address from executive facilitator and leadership guru Joe Takash

Session 12A

Team First, Then Project

05/05/2016 09:45 AM - 05/05/2016 10:45 AM

Creating a team takes effort and a personal understanding of each other.

SESSION 12B

The New Parkland Hospital: Planning For Technology That Doesn’t Exist

05/05/2016 09:45 AM - 05/05/2016 10:45 AM

Dallas County’s $1.2B Parkland Hospital is one of the first “digital hospitals” in the United States, and is filled with technology that wasn’t even on the market when planning began.

SESSION 12B

BIM There, Done That

11/20/2014 09:45 AM - 11/20/2014 10:45 AM

Having been through their own BIM implementation process over the last four years, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) has figured what ‘Owner-Driven BIM’ is and what they need to do at the beginning of the project to ensure the end result.

Session 12B

SESI - Stanford University's Energy System for the 21st Century

11/05/2015 09:45 AM - 11/05/2015 10:45 AM

An innovative new energy system at Stanford University, launched in April 2015, dramatically reduces “green measurables” (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel consumption, water usage) and is predicted to save the University $420 million over the next 35 years.

SESSION 12B

PLAY BALL! The Atlanta Braves Leverage Virtual Reality

11/10/2016 09:30 AM - 11/10/2016 10:45 AM

This session will share how the SunTrust Park project team used virtual reality (VR) to support design reviews, design confirmation, and community engagement.

SESSION 13A

When The Best Design Solution Is Also The Most Difficult: Emory University’s Transformation Case St

11/10/2016 11:00 PM - 11/10/2016 12:00 PM

Lacking available greenfield building sites and surge capacity to relocate operations, Emory University was faced with the challenge of maintaining teaching and research operations throughout a massive transformation of its mid-century Atwood Chemistry Building.

Session 13A

Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment in a 19th Century Structure

05/18/2017 09:45 AM - 05/18/2017 10:45 AM

Respecting a Building's History While Looking Forward

SESSION 13A

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: Don't Get Lost in Transition

11/20/2014 11:00 AM - 11/20/2014 12:00 PM

Learn from two large Owners how detailed planning and logistics coordination can take the stress and risk out of the final phase of your projects.

SESSION 13A

American Airlines Operations Center: An IPD-Inspired Approach

05/05/2016 11:00 AM - 05/05/2016 12:00 PM

Along with other changes resulting from the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, there is now a brand new Integrated Operations Center (IOC) designed to help bridge the gap that remained between the two legacy carriers.

SESSION 13B

Houston, We Have A Problem: Hurricane Ike Causes Utility Catastrophe for a Medical Campus

05/05/2016 11:00 AM - 05/05/2016 12:00 AM

In 2008, Hurricane Ike caused massive flooding at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston.

SESSION 13B

Who’s Going to Build Your Buildings? Workforce Issues, Why They Should Matter To Owners, and What O

05/18/2017 09:45 AM - 05/18/2017 12:00 PM

Join us in this 3-part, extended session to hear more about and discuss the workforce shortage challenge that COAA has deemed a “front burner” issue for all Owners.

SESSION 13B

Maintaining Safety and Security in an Insecure World

11/10/2016 11:00 PM - 11/10/2016 12:00 PM

Safety and security are priorities for every Owner. The tools available today are unprecedented.

SESSION 14

Collaboration That Actually Worked – Why Relationships & Culture Matter

05/05/2016 01:15 PM - 05/05/2016 02:15 PM

The Health and Human Development Building at Penn State University won a 2015 COAA Gold Leadership award and was described by participating contractors as a "collaboration that actually worked."

Session 14A

The Neglected Spec – Effective Risk Management Tool for Owners

05/18/2017 11:00 AM - 05/18/2017 12:00 AM

This panel presentation will include an owner, an attorney, a spec consultant writer, and a consultant.

SESSION 15

Risky Business – SmartMarket® Report Reveals What Owners Should Know

05/18/2017 01:15 PM - 05/18/2017 02:15 PM

Dodge Data & Analytics (DD&A) recently published a SmartMarket® Report entitled “Managing Risk in the Construction Industry.”

Session 15A

Cost Increases or Cost Escalations? Which Is It and Why Does It Matter to an Owner’s Bottom Line?

11/10/2016 02:45 PM - 11/10/2016 03:45 PM

Two Atlanta-based construction pros – an experienced consultant and a project executive for commercial and hospitality development – discuss ways the Owner's budget can be "busted" by rising construction costs.

SESSION 15A

Envelope Commissioning on a Budget - Maximizing Your ROI

11/20/2014 02:45 PM - 11/20/2014 03:45 PM

Commissioning (Cx) building systems, particularly those related to life safety and mechanical systems, is generally accepted as a vital step in confirming facility performance and occupant safety & comfort.

SESSION 15B

Design Assist from a Subcontractor's Perspective

05/14/2015 02:45 PM - 05/14/2015 03:45 PM

Design Assist is a tremendous tool for owners to get early involvement of trade contractors, streamlining design and increasing understanding and efficiency.

SESSION 15B

FITWEL: Designing For Health

11/10/2016 02:45 PM - 11/10/2016 03:45 PM

A growing body of research shows that the design of our surroundings strongly influences our health behaviors.

SESSION 16

Children's Hospital Makes Child's Play Out Of Integrated Design

11/10/2016 04:00 PM - 11/10/2016 05:00 PM

What do paper airplanes, yarn, and cardboard have in common with the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHM) Specialty Center?

SESSION 16

Collaboration Stories ... Powered by Pecha Kucha

11/05/2015 04:00 PM - 11/05/2015 05:15 PM

COAA has devoted a considerable amount of time in recent conferences to the importance of collaboration, both internally and within project teams. This session continues that thread, with a decidedly different twist.

SESSION 16

Building the Perfect Team: GSA’s Collaborative Practice Case Studies

05/05/2016 04:00 PM - 05/05/2016 05:00 PM

In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA) received the extraordinary charge to stimulate the U.S. economy, put America back to work, and raise the level of building performance for Federal buildings.

SESSION 16 - PLENARY

QBS Best Practices ... or An Engineer, An Architect, And A CM Walk Into An Interview

05/14/2015 04:00 PM - 05/14/2015 05:00 PM

Every Owner probably thinks they have a fair and successful process for qualifications-based selection of AEs, CMs, and other consultants.

SESSION 16A

Delivering the Future: The First-Ever Virtual Care Facility

05/18/2017 02:45 PM - 05/18/2017 03:45 PM

This session explores how to design for and deliver a building that has never been done before.

SESSION 16B

Was Design & Construction This Hard When Jefferson Did It? UVA Initiatives For Exceptional Project D

05/18/2017 02:45 PM - 05/18/2017 03:45 PM

Owner Initiatives for Exceptional Project Delivery

SESSION 17

Changing the Conversation - Bold Idea Leads Historic Landmark Into the 21st Century

05/18/2017 04:00 PM - 05/18/2017 05:00 PM

What do you do with a historic landmark building that no longer meets your needs?

Session 21

Associate Member Meeting

05/19/2017 07:30 AM - 05/19/2017 08:15 AM

A breakout session exclusively for non-Owner members of COAA.

Session 22

Product-Process-People: The Principles of High Performance Management

05/19/2017 08:30 AM - 05/19/2017 09:30 AM

Why do many organizations fail to achieve success and earn unwavering customer loyalty?

SESSION 22A

The Smithsonian Asks … What Are You Doing To Satisfy Your Clients?

11/11/2016 09:15 AM - 11/11/2016 10:15 AM

Great builders and designers strive to understand what drives their clients’ success and what the client really needs and wants from a given project.

SESSION 23A

Motivation and Means - How & Why IPD and Lean Lead to Success

05/19/2017 09:45 AM - 05/19/2017 10:45 AM

The Tools of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Lean

SESSION 23A

Creating a High Performing Team: Techniques, Tools, and Processes to Enhance Project Outcomes (Part

05/06/2016 09:30 AM - 05/06/2016 10:30 AM

Join us for a facilitated, two-part workshop designed to provide you with the tools to create a high-performing, collaborative project culture by applying a Team Development process.

SESSION 23A

One Person's Meat is Another's Poison: What Does the Economic Recovery Mean to Owners?

05/15/2015 09:30 AM - 05/15/2015 10:30 AM

The construction industry continues to turn for the better, at least for designers and constructors.

Session 23B

Creating a Culture for Success: Different Tactics Lead to Better Results

05/19/2017 09:45 AM - 05/19/2017 10:45 AM

Penn State University set out to build two $50M+ data centers 100 miles apart with different teams, personalities, and tactics.

Session 24

Smart Buildings Make Smart Cities: Opportunities for Better Communities

05/19/2017 11:00 AM - 05/19/2017 12:00 AM

The Smart City Movement

SESSION 24A

National Aquarium Renovations: Swimming with Sharks and Coming Out on Top

05/15/2015 10:45 AM - 05/15/2015 11:45 AM

All Owners face tough challenges maximizing the scope and value of their investment while maintaining schedule and budget.

Session 25

Owner's Roundtable

05/19/2017 12:45 PM - 05/19/2017 01:45 PM

This purposely unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of information, best practices, and lessons learned. Topics are generally either follow-up points from previous conference sessions or specific questions submitted in advance, but attendees may also spontaneously raise issues that are of particular interest to them.

Sponsored by Autodesk

20th Anniversary Reception!

11/19/2014 05:30 PM - 11/19/2014 07:00 PM

Join construction industry colleagues on the opening night to celebrate COAA's 20th Anniversary! Enjoy open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres, hear from special guests and more!

Sponsored by Brasfield & Gorrie

Tour - Country Music Hall of Fame

11/21/2014 01:30 PM - 11/21/2014 06:30 PM

Conference registrants have the option to participate in a tour of the recently expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday afternoon. Tour Fee: $20 (Ticket Required)

Sponsored by e-Builder

Registration

11/08/2017 07:30 AM - 11/08/2017 06:00 PM

Check-in, pickup your badge, get your conference materials

Sponsored by The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Tour - Porsche Experience Center and Headquarters

11/11/2016 02:00 PM - 11/11/2016 06:00 PM

COAA is offering a special behind-the-scenes tour of this innovative facility that will include a presentation from the Owner, facility tour, and "hot laps" with a professional instructor.

Thursday Lunch

Lunch & Project Leadership Awards

11/09/2017 12:30 PM - 11/09/2017 01:30 PM

Plated lunch and Project Leadership Awards presented

Tour

Tour (Optional Activity)

11/10/2017 02:00 PM - 11/10/2017 06:00 PM

After the conference officially concludes, join other COAA conference attendees for a 1.5 hour excursion aboard a Pirate Water Taxi, followed-up by free time in the Water Street Tampa area.

TOUR

Tour: Architectural tour of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

11/16/2018 02:30 PM - 11/16/2018 05:00 PM

The Salk Institute continues to be acclaimed by architecture critics as one of the world’s boldest structures.

Tour

Friday Afternoon Tour (optional activity)

05/10/2019 02:30 PM - 05/10/2019 05:00 PM

Tour of the new Texas Athletics Hall of Fame and take a mini tour of the University of Texas Campus.

Tour

Anheuser-Busch Tour (optional activity)

05/19/2017 02:00 PM - 05/19/2017 05:00 PM

Private tour of Anheuser-Busch Brewery for COAA conference attendees

Walking Tour

National Aquarium Tour

05/15/2015 01:45 PM - 05/15/2015 05:00 PM

On Friday afternoon, take a behind the scenes walking tour of the National Aquarium's latest expansion - The Blacktip Reef! Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Ticket required - $20

Wed. Reception

Opening Night Reception

11/08/2017 05:30 PM - 11/08/2017 07:00 PM

This great opening night event will feature an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Don't miss this opportunity to kick off the conference by reconnecting with old and new friends!

Welcome

Conference Welcome

05/17/2017 01:00 PM - 05/17/2017 01:30 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome

Welcome, National Anthem & Opening Remarks

11/08/2017 01:00 PM - 11/08/2017 01:30 PM

The official start of the conference including a local welcome, remarks by COAA’s vice president, Gwen Glattes, a local welcome from Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, and an unforgettable, surprise National Anthem performance (sponsored by Clayco).