FEDCon Now Set for January 2013
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The National Institute of Building Sciences’ premier market outlook conference on federal construction, FEDCon®, has moved to January 2013. The move puts FEDCon® ‘13 in conjunction with the Institute’s Annual Conference and Expo, Building Innovation 2013, scheduled for January 7-10 in Washington, D.C.
The popular FEDCon® event, first held by the Institute in 1993, will continue to provide attendees with the most authoritative, up-to-date information on federal agency building and infrastructure budgets, construction forecasts and regulatory updates. Architects, engineers, general and specialty contractors, and manufacturers will gain valuable insight into what they need to know to deliver services and products to the U.S. federal government – the world’s largest facility owner and procurer of design and construction services.
"I attend FEDCon® because it is a great way for our architectural firm to find out what federal construction opportunities will be coming up in the next year," said Mortimer M. Marshall, Jr., FAIA, FCSI, NOMAC, President of The Marshall Group and Past Treasurer of the Institute’s Board of Directors. "Being able to ask questions directly to the person responsible for the agency’s construction programs is invaluable."
Leading officials from a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present their construction budgets for the current year and planned budgets for future years, discuss the types of buildings to be designed, offer regional and international construction information, and provide the overall direction of their design/construction programs.
"FEDCon® gives government and private industry owners broad exposure to what is happening in the industry so they can better manage their portfolios," said Get W. Moy, DSc, PE, Vice President at AECOM. "This is especially important since they’re the ones that are investing money in the operations and maintenance of facilities, the building of facilities and the innovation investments for future facilities." Moy, who chairs the Institute’s High Performance Building Council, previously served as Director of Installation Requirements and Management for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Building Innovation 2013 will focus on Improving Resiliency through High Performance and will deliver informative programming from all of the Institute’s councils, committees and projects. In addition to FEDCon® being featured, this inaugural event will include the Institute’s buildingSMART alliance™ Conference, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium, the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Symposium and innovative technology demonstrations including Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) and Specifiers’ Properties information exchange (SPie).
More information on Building Innovation 2013 and FEDCon® is available at www.nibs.org/conference.