Tuesday, January 6, Luncheon
James "Tim” T. Ryan, CBO, chairman of the Institute's Board of Directors and code administrator for the city of Overland Park, Kansas, will give the keynote during the day’s luncheon, sponsored by the International Code Council. Ryan will talk about the importance of leadership and collaboration in reaching industry goals—particularly in advancing high performance and resiliency. He will focus on the role the Institute’s councils and committees play in supporting the mission of the Institute and realizing high-performing, resilient communities.
Ryan has more than 30 years of experience in administration, enforcement and development of construction safety codes, construction management and methods. He has worked for the city for the last three decades, and has helped guide Overland Park, ranked sixth in Money magazine’s 2006 "Top 10 Best Places to Live in America,” through periods of substantial growth.
Ryan holds certifications in 15 separate technical categories, including a Certified Building Official certification and multiple plan review and inspection categories, from the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), now the International Code Council (ICC). He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management and technology from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Ryan is Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Building Officials. He served as a member of the ICC Board of Directors from 1999-2009. An active participant in the development of theInternational Codes, he served on the ICC Building Code Steering Committee, held the role of Chairman for the International Building Code Technical Drafting Committee for Means of Egress and Accessibility, and served on the ICC International Building Code Scoping and Coordination Committee. He also served on the ICC Budget Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Emergency Response and Hazard Mitigation Committee.In Kansas, Ryan has served on the Overland Park Residential Construction Task Force, the State of Kansas Steering Committee on Codes and the State of Kansas Task Force on Residential Construction. He also chaired a Steering Committee for the State of Kansas tasked with creating a program to oversee the energy code provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Wednesday, January 7, Opening Keynote
Earn 1 Learning Unit / Health, Safety, Welfare
Bryan Koon, president of the National Emergency Management Association and director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, will kick-off the educational/technical portion of the Conference when he provides the opening keynote address. Koon will address the importance of community-level approaches to resilience, hazard mitigation and emergency management. He will focus on the resources and tools necessary to advance the incorporation of mitigation into project- and community-level planning.
Koon has served as the Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management since February, 2011. Prior to joining the Division, he worked with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for five years as Operations Manager and Director of Emergency Management.
Koon’s experience within emergency management includes the private sector, federal government and state government. He worked at the White House Military Office for seven years, where he was a Watch Officer in the President’s Emergency Operations Center while on active duty with the U.S. Navy. Koon then spent two years as Training Officer for Presidential Contingency Programs, conducting training and exercises for the White House Military Office, United States Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency and others. After concluding his active duty Navy service, Koon continued to serve at the White House as a contractor from SRA, International.
Koon’s specialty in the Navy was as a surface warfare officer. He served on two ships, USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73), where he made several deployments while serving as Main Machinery Room Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant.
Koon has a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University and an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Crisis Management from the George Washington University. He has also attended the Executive Leader’s Program at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Friday, January 9, Luncheon
During the FEDCon® Lunch, Norman Dong, commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will discuss GSA workplace initiatives, focus on performance (including the new P100 Facilities Standards) and the results from projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
As PBS Commissioner, Dong leads one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world. The Public Buildings Service provides effective, mobile, sustainable workplace solutions for federal agencies at the best value to the American taxpayer. He manages the nationwide asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management and disposal of approximately 378 million square feet of government-owned and leased space, accommodating over 1 million federal workers, and covering all 50 states, six U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Dong also oversees an annual budget of approximately $10 billion and a workforce of almost 6,000.
Prior to joining GSA, Dong was Acting Controller at Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he was responsible for coordinating government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management, including financial reporting, improper payments, open government and real property management.
In addition to his Federal experience, Dong has worked at the state and local levels of government. In the District of Columbia, he held several positions, including Deputy Mayor for Operations and City Administrator under Mayor Anthony A. Williams. In Connecticut, he served as Special Assistant for Finance and Accounting in the Office of the State Comptroller.
Dong also has experience working in the private sector. In his role as Vice President at ACS, Inc., he managed several business units that provided operational and financial solutions for state and local government clients.
Dong holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master’s degree from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Session Key Code
SDP = Secuirty & Disaster Preparedness Symposium
IRT = Information Resources & Technology Symposium
ILA = Industry Leadership & Advocacy Symposium
FPS = Facility Performance & Sustainability Symposium
Plenary = Plenary Symposium
SS = Special Session
Wagdy A. Y. Anis, FAIA, LEED AP, is a principal with Anis Building Enclosure Consulting, providing high performance building enclosure and building science consulting expertise to the design and construction community. Previously, Anis spent 7 years as a principal with the firm of Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates, Inc., and 40 years with the firm of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, becoming a principal and director in 1997. Anis is past chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC); he is the Technical Editor for the Building Enclosure Design edition of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS). For the Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, he serves as chairman of the Energy Advisory Committee. Anis also serves as co-chair of ASTM E06.55.11 that oversees ASTM E2947, Guide for Building Enclosure Commissioning; he is a founding board member and board member emeritus of the Air Barrier Association of America; and has served as a board member of the Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Building Commissioning Professional and as a faculty member of its CBCP certification course. Anis has been instrumental in establishing 28 Building Enclosure Councils in the U.S. [Thursday FPS]
Lauren Alexander Augustine, PhD, is the Director of the Disasters Roundtable and the Program of Extreme Events at the National Academies and the Country Director in the National Academies’ African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI). Augustine came to the National Academies in 2002 as a study director for the Water Science and Technology Board in the National Research Council, after working as a policy analyst at the Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary; as an ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, studying Coastal Plain wetlands; as a lobbyist for biofuels; and as a consultant in the private sector on environmental policy on issues related to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and CERCLA (Superfund). At the Water Science and Technology Board, Augustine directed many studies on a range of water resources and policy topics, including Texas instream flows, endangered species in the Klamath and Platte River Basins, and forest hydrology. She also serves as the country director for the National Academies ASADI project, where she works directly with staff and members of African academies of science to build capacity in those academies to provide evidence-based policy advice to their respective national governments. Augustine earned her BS in applied mathematics and systems engineering and her Master’s degree in environmental planning and policy from the University of Virginia; she completed her PhD from Harvard University in an interdisciplinary program that combined physical hydrology, geomorphology and ecology. [Wednesday SDP]
Debra Ballenjoined the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) in 2008 as the general counsel and senior vice president of public policy. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the organization’s legal matters and overseeing IBHS’ public policy efforts, including building codes and incentive programs. Prior to her work with IBHS, Ballen was the executive vice president of public policy management for the American Insurance Association (AIA). She developed and implemented policy for AIA’s priority federal and state public policy issues. Ballen graduated with a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School and an A.B. degree from Princeton University. She also has received the CPCU designation. [Friday SS]
Jim Becker is a Corporate Senior Vice President of Skanska USA Building where he provides leadership for the company's Virtual Design and Construction operations. Prior to this, Becker held multiple staff positions, including in Skanska AB. Prior to that, he ran Skanska's New England office. Becker received degrees from Cornell University and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Center of Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Wednesday IRT]
Neil Blais is Chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council and President and Chief Executive Officer of Blais & Associates. He leads his company’s business development efforts, private-sector ventures and government relations. From 1994-2007, Blais became involved in the emergency management industry following the Northridge Earthquake. His work included assisting the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Management to help the state with recovery efforts and then he began working with several communities and states across the country and the world. He worked extensively with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Emergency Management Association to develop national policies with respect to emergency management. He also led a group of dedicated staff to develop the nation’s first-ever hazard mitigation loss estimation software tool that is now being used by hundreds of local communities across the nation to assess their vulnerability to flooding. [Friday SS]
David Bonnevilleis the Senior Principal and Science/Technology Practice Area Leader with Degenkolb. He has over 30 years’ experience in structural analysis and design of buildings and other structures. Bonneville is a registered Civil and Structural Engineer in California and five other states. He serves as Group Director in Degenkolb’s San Francisco office, as well as San Diego. His primary project management experience includes structural and seismic analysis of buildings in the science and technology and government sectors. Long-term clients include Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Western Digital, the California Department of General Services and the General Services Administration. This technical background is combined with a keen interest in client service to bring a high level of consulting and design expertise to both clients and projects. He holds a Master’s of Science from the University of Connecticut. [Wednesday SDP]
William R. Calhoun, Jr., as Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Clark Construction Group, is responsible for the acquisition of work nationally. He is focused on business development and drives the company’s strategic focus on new and emerging markets. Calhoun began his career with Clark in 1983, and has over three decades of industry experience. He holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally, Calhoun completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of So Others Might Eat, the External Advisory Board of Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering, and the Board of Visitors for the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Calhoun is also on the board of directors for the Construction Industry Roundtable and a National Peer in GSA’s Construction Excellence Peer Review program. [Friday Plenary]
Stephen A. Cauffmanis the Lead, Disaster Resilience, Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and manages NIST's Community Resilience Program. Cauffman is responsible for convening the diverse body of stakeholders to develop a community-centric Disaster Resilience Framework for buildings and infrastructure lifelines and to produce Model Resilience Guidelines, to improve the way that communities prepare for, resist, respond to, and recover from disruptive events such as natural hazards. He also conducts research to develop the technical basis for tools to assess resilience at the community scale and to provide economics-based tools to assist communities in making decisions on alternatives to improve their resilience. [Wednesday SDP]
Michael Chipley, PhD, PMP, LEED AP, is President of The PMC Group LLC. He has over 30 years of consulting experience in program and project management in the areas of cybersecurity, energy, environmental and sustainable design (LEED, Energy Star and Carbon Footprint); critical infrastructure protection and analysis; building information modeling (BIM) technology; and emergency management/disaster recovery. [Wednesday SDP]
Dru Crawley, PhD, FASHRAE, BEMP, FIBPSA, AIA, is Director, Building Performance and Bentley Fellow, focusing on building performance, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. Before joining Bentley in 2010, he led development of EnergyPlus and the USDOE's Commercial Buildings Initiative (now Better Buildings), promoting creation of zero-energy buildings. He has more than 35 years of experience in building performance, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. Crawley received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. His doctoral thesis focused on building simulation as a policy tool, looking at the potential impact of climate change on the built environment. He also has a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee and is a registered architect. Crawley has published more than 125 papers and articles, testified before the U.S. Congress, lectured at more than 20 universities, and made more than 400 presentations on building performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy throughout the world. [Wednesday IRT]
Scott Cullen, Principal, Hanscomb Consulting, has been providing cost and project management to owners, developers, public agencies and design firms for over 27 years, working on some of the highest-profile projects in the mid-Atlantic region during that time. He is adept at working alongside owners and designers in the early stages to develop or validate budgets, establish scope parameters and align quality or performance expectations, then manage those three competing priorities as the design progresses. Through rigorous and detailed cost management at each design stage, the owner’s initial and long-term objectives are kept in balance and ultimately achieved. [Thursday ILA]
Cindy L. Davis, CBO, is the Director of the State Building Codes Office in the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences, she serves on the Board of Directors of EarthCraft Virginia and has served on the Boards of BOCA International and the International Code Council (ICC), where she currently chairs the Professional Development Council. [Thursday ILA]
Michael Davis is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in Professions and Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Among his recent publications are: Thinking Like an Engineer (Oxford, 1998); Ethics and the University (Routledge, 1999); Conflict of Interest in the Professions(Oxford, 2011); Profession, Code, and Ethics (Ashgate, 2002); Engineering Ethics (Ashgate, 2005); and Code Writing: How Software Engineering Became a Profession (Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, 2009). Since 1990, Davis has received four grants from the National Science Foundation to help integrate ethics into technical courses. [Wednesday SDP]
Phil Davis is Senior Manager of Schneider Electric's Demand Response Resource Center. This group is charged with helping customers that have complex energy environments develop and implement plans and processes to interact appropriately with the electric grid. A pioneer of the Demand Response (DR) industry, Davis has written authoritative articles for major industry journals including Electric Light and Power, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Power Engineering Magazine,Power Generation International, and many more. He has taught DR courses for the Green Manufacturing Network, Association of Iron and Steel Technology, Advanced Load Control Association, Distributech, Power Generation International and others. He worked with the Department of Energy to develop the first practical mass-scale energy audit process, and is a frequent speaker for energy-related industry conferences. Has also advises several investment firms on smart grid technologies. As an economist, Davis’ mission is to bring energy issues out of the realm of engineering, converting them to practical applications for energy users. This allows them to take full advantage of the coming changes in energy markets. [Thursday FPS]
Martin Denholm, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, BSCP, has served as project principal for some of the SmithGroupJJR’s most visible work. He has extensive experience in planning, design, management and construction administration for many significant Federal Government and commercial projects. Denholm holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University and is a registered architect in the District of Columbia. He is a member of ASCE, AEI Building Security Rating System and Building Security Professional Certification Committees and was the 2007-8 President of the Building Security Council, and is a Building Security Certified Professional. [Thursday FPS]
Ron Eguchi is President and CEO of ImageCat, Inc., a risk management company specializing in the development and use of advanced technologies for risk assessment and reduction. He has over 30 years of experience in risk analysis and risk management studies. Eguchi is a past member of the National Research Council’s Disaster Roundtable and a past member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1997, he was awarded the ASCE C. Martin Duke Award for his contributions to the area of lifeline earthquake engineering. In 2006, Eguchi accepted an ATC Award of Excellence on behalf of the ATC-61 project team for work on An Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from Mitigation Activities that showed that a dollar spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation about $4 in future benefits. He was recognized by EERI as the 2008 Distinguished Lecturer where he discussed the topic of "Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and other Disasters: A View from Space.” [Friday SS]
Mohammed M. Ettouney, ScD, PE, F.AEI, is a Principal of Weidlinger Associates, Inc., a structural engineering consulting firm in New York City. He obtained a D.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has over 37 years of practical experience with specializations in the fields of earthquake engineering, blast engineering, composite design, vibration and acoustic mitigation and structural health engineering. Ettouney serves on the Board of Directors of the Building Security Council (BSC). He is the author of more than 250 publications and introduced "Theory of Progressive Collapse.” He co-introduced "Theory of Multihazards for Bridge Structures” and "General and Special Theories of Experimentation.” Ettouney is also co-author of two books on "Multidisciplinary Aspects of Building Security” and "Structural Health in Civil Engineering.” He is a distinguished member in the American Society of Civil Engineering and a fellow of Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI). Ettouney is past president of AEI and a member of AEI’s board of governors. He was awarded the Inventor’s Award by the Inventors Hall of Fame and the Homer Gage Balcome Life Achievement Award by the MET section of ASCE. Ettouney won the Project of the Year Platinum Award for the New Haven Coliseum Demolition Project. [Wednesday SDP, Thursday FPS]
Jason Fairchildis the leader of the CAD/BIM Community of Practice for Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving as the lead professional with regard to integration of existing and emerging technologies associated with engineering and construction. He is responsible for USACE BIM policy and guidance and has over twenty years of experience with USACE, having supported USACE’s Civil Works design construction mission for both the Vicksburg District and Mississippi Valley Division prior to joining Headquarters in 2011. Fairchild received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Mississippi. [Wednesday IRT]
Randy Fiser leads the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as Executive Vice President and CEO, overseeing the Society’s strategic planning, financial management, and national operations. He has dedicated his career to advancing community and economic development and brings to his role a unique point of view about the capacity of design to make a positive impact on human health, well-being and productivity. Prior to joining ASID in 2012, Fiser served as the Vice President for Management, Finance and Operations for Achieve, Inc. He has also worked as Vice President of Strategy for the Fannie Mae Foundation, Senior Advisor at the Make it Right Foundation and Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. Fiser has an MBA in international business from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in counseling and human development from University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in human resource management from Northern Arizona University. [Friday Plenary]
Thomas Gay, Assistant Vice President, Manager Engineering Plan Services, manages worldwide CAD and GIS services, site plan documentation and engineering document management services for The Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global). He is also FM Global’s representative to the buildingSMART alliance (he served as chairman from 2008-2013) and The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). He has served as Chairman of the GDS North American User Group, as a Member of Convergent Group - International Conference Committee and as a Technology/Curriculum Advisory Board Member for ITT Technical Institute. [Wednesday IRT]
B. James Glocking, PhD, MIFireE, is the Technical Director of the Fire Protection Association (UK). Originally a Chemical Engineer, he did his PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the UK Atomic Energy Authority before undertaking a post doctorate in fire extinguishing technologies. He has worked as a university lecturer in Chemical Engineering & Fire Engineering and as a Forensic Fire Investigator. Immediately prior to joining the FPA he was the Associate Director of the Special Projects Group at LPC and then BRE. Jim continues to undertake research into fire protection with his sizeable team of experts with particular emphasis on solving high risk detection/suppression issues and has worked extensively with the ABI, major UK insurers and the MOD. He has responsibility for the annual UK insurer research budget, which is administered through the RISCAuthority scheme. [Wednesday IRT]
Peter L. Gluck is founder and principal of GLUCK+ in New York. Since 1972, the firm has generated a multi-faceted approach to the design of award-winning buildings, recognized for their inventive solutions. Most work is constructed by the firm through their unique approach to Architect Led Design Build (ALDB). Gluck is a frequently invited guest lecturer and keynote speaker on the work of GLUCK+ and has spoken on urban housing design and the responsibility of architects to change the profession; as well as authoring the chapter on Architect Led Design Build in the current edition of the AIA Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. [Thursday ILA]
Roger J. Grant, CIS, CDT, is a Program Director for the National Institute of Building Sciences, where he manages the Integrated Resilient Design Program and related projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the High Performance Building Council; and projects for the Building Seismic Safety Council. Previously, Grant was Technical Director of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Vice President and General Manager of R.S. Means. He has experience in cost planning, estimating and analysis; specifications practice; standards development; construction industry information technology; and project and business management. Grant has been extensively involved in technology and standards development; served on the buildingSMART alliance Board and Technical Committee and Planning and Technical Committees of the National Building Information Model Standard; and represents CSI on the buildingSMART International Data Dictionary Management Group, serving as Secretary and as leader of the bSI Product Room. [Thursday FPS]
Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, is President of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Prior to this appointment, he served as Executive Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes in the Michigan Department of Labor for more than 19 years. Green was a founding member of the International Code Council Board of Directors, completing a term as President in 2006. He served on the Institute’s Board of Directors for 8 years, completing a term as Chairman in 2003. Green was on the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) Board of Directors for ten years, serving as President in 1997. He received awards from the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFFA), the Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan, BOCA International, the High-Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus Coalition and the International Code Council, and was named an Honorary Architect by the American Institute of Architects. In 2005, the United States House of Representatives recognized Green for his work as "…a tireless advocate for building safety and enforcement of codes.” [Thursday ILA, Friday Plenary]
Stephen R. Hagan, FAIA, is president/CEO at Reston, Virginia-based Hagan Technologies LLC. He is recognized as an industry expert on technology | innovation, real estate and the construction marketplace. He was program and project management lead for the U.S. General Services Administration PBS Project Information Portal (PIP) and a founding member of the GSA 3D/4D Building Information Model (BIM) team. Hagan founded the AIA TAP BIM awards program, celebrating its 10th year in 2014. It now begins 11 years as a leading example of innovation and technology foresight for the Institute and includes partnerships with COAA, IFMA and the AGC BIM Forum. In August 2012, Hagan retired from the federal government after 37 years and is now consulting about BIM, Innovation and Online Technologies. In 2012-13, Hagan Technologies partnered with Onuma, Inc. on development of a Strategic Plan and 5-Year Road Map for the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS) and the world-wide facility management system (DMLSS-FM) for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA). [Wednesday IRT]
Robert Ivy, FAIA, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Institute of Architects, works to increase public understanding of the architect’s contribution and the value of design, and helps ensure that AIA members have the necessary tools and resources to successfully address the challenges of the clients and communities they serve. He was appointed the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, on February 1, 2011. Beginning in 1996 and prior to joining the AIA in 2011, Ivy was Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, where he also oversaw 16 print and 17 digital publications. In 2009, he received the G.D. Crain Award, the American Business Media’s highest recognition for an individual, for his lifetime contributions to editorial excellence in business media. In 2010, he was named a Master Architect by Alpha Rho Chi, the architectural fraternity; he joins a list of recipients including Buckminster Fuller and I.M. Pei. Ivy holds an M.Arch from Tulane University and a B.A. in English from the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. The AIA published Ivy’s bookFay Jones: Architect in 1992. [Friday Plenary]
John Jacobs, Chief Information Officer of JE Dunn, previously held the roles of Project Manager and then Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining JE Dunn he served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy. Jacobs received his Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Civil Engineering from Notre Dame University in 1991, followed by receiving his MBA at Baker University in 1998. He has been with JE Dunn for 17 years. He was the integration officer responsible for the strategic planning and implementation to consolidate 20 JE Dunn offices from five companies into a single operating company. He also created the Learning & Performance department, responsible for national training and performance standards throughout the company. Today, Jacobs leads all Information Technology efforts and oversees integration of national operational processes. He continues to oversee the development of applications focused on operational and field efficiency, including mobile applications, intranet and internet portals and database reporting tools. He also leads the IT department, which includes systems, infrastructure and end-user support. [Wednesday IRT]
Kerry M. Joels, Ed.D., Board Member, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education Program; President, Total Learning Research Institute, has a Doctorate in Aerospace and Education. His professional experience includes creative and leadership positions with NASA, the National Air and Space Museum, the White House Young Astronaut Program, Challenger Center for Space Science Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also worked extensively with multi-cultural educational programs and programs for disadvantaged youth for the Dignity of Man Foundation. At the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, he created and established the Education Division and served as a Space Science Curator. While at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Joels managed the Secretary’s Executive Leadership Forums and received awards for his work on team training and development through Total Quality Management. He is author of the bestselling Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual and the Mars One Crew Manual (Ballantine Books) and has appeared as a guest expert on national and local television, radio and in print media. [Thursday ILA]
Stephen Jones, CBOis Secretary, National Council of Government on Building Codes and Standards (NCGBCS); Immediate Past-President, International Code Council; and Construction Official for Millburn Township/Short Hills and the Borough of Florham Park, New Jersey. A Certified Building Official, he has more than 20 years of industry experience. At Millburn and Florham Park, Jones is responsible for the daily operations of the departments, strategic and long-term planning, and supervises the zoning and code enforcement departments. He has served on numerous state and national code-related committees including the New Jersey Code Advisory Board Building Subcode Committee and the Peer Review Board. He is Past President of the Morris County Building Officials Association and the Building Officials Association of New Jersey. Jones is a community college instructor in the New Jersey Contractor EPA/HUD Model Renovator Training Program. [Thursday ILA]
Kevin Kampschroeris the Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings. Kampschroer has devised a challenge for companies to dramatically improve the government’s ability to achieve deep retrofits through Energy Savings Performance contracts—which has doubled the amount of energy conservation from these contracts. Kampschroer was the Project Manager for the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center and he has lectured at various universities such as MIT, Harvard, Georgia Tech and Yale. He has worked for GSA for over 39 years and is a graduate of Yale University. [Thursday FPS]
Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD, serves as Vice President of Lend Lease’s U.S. Telecom Business Unit. Prior to his role, Kaplanoglu acted as Operations Manager for a $350 million annual program. In previous positions, he served as an advisor to the Chief Operating Officer of the Americas region for five years. Kaplanoglu supervised the creation and implementation of a new MIS system. He also worked as project manager in Chicago. Kaplanoglu holds a PhD in Construction Engineering and Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He has MSc and BS degrees in Civil Engineering. [Wednesday IRT]
Ricardo Khan, LEED AP, is Director of Integrated Construction for Mortenson Construction. He has more than 16 years of working experience in the architectural and construction industries. As the director of integrated construction with the Mortenson Construction, Khan's focus is to provide company-wide leadership of VDC to improve the integration of design, fabrication and installation to drive higher efficiency and reduce time and cost for their customers. In this role, Khan contributes to the strategic direction and business growth for the entire organization through a variety of roles and responsibilities. Primary to his experience has been the leadership of the Integrated Delivery Advancement Team (IDAT) made up of over 50 VDC professionals that drive and support the use of virtual tools and technologies on projects. Khan collaborates with each regional and industry group to share best practices, fostering the integration of VDC processes into our everyday business operations. He works with internal and industry experts, academia and technology vendors to support Mortenson’s VDC leadership. [Wednesday IRT]
Matthew Krisselis a Partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise and pioneering design and planning. He has worked on projects for prominent institutions including Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. He has applied his ability to synthesize complex requirements with high design aspirations toward projects including the Stanford University School of Medicine, Cellophane House and the Embassy of the United States in London. He currently leads a task force dedicated to digital innovation, visualization and knowledge sharing within the firm. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake, Kissel worked at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York City. [Thursday ILA]
William Lashbrook, III, is Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate, PNC Bank. PNC Real Estate is a nationwide capital provider to the commercial real estate industry. His role is focused on creating business value and improving risk return measures. Lashbrook has been involved in efficiency and sustainability through USGBC (past Vice Chair NJ Chapter), ULI (Member, Climate, Land Use and Energy Initiative: Vice Chair, Redevelopment Reuse Council) and RER (Member, Sustainable Practices Advisory Committee). [Thursday ILA]
Molly Latham, until recently, was the manager of business continuity at Southern California Edison. She led the company’s disaster recovery program and performed a number of business continuity studies, including risk assessments and business impact analyses. Latham and her team also helped Information Technology develop and exercise business continuity and incident management plans. She has an MBA from Pepperdine University and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional. Latham is the immediate past president of the Association of Contingency Planners, Los Angeles. [Friday SS]
Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA, is a registered architect, Principal, and Unit Manager responsible for the Washington, D.C. office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). He served as author and technical editor during the development of the Building Envelope Design Guide section on Exterior Wall Systems of the NIBS WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® and was a member of the technical committee that developed NIBS Guideline 3, Exterior Enclosure Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process. As Chairman of ASTM Subcommittee E06.55, Performance of Building Enclosures, Lemieux facilitated the development of ASTM E2947, Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning, which will replace NIBS GL-3 in 2015. [Thursday FPS]
Eric Letvin, PE, Esq, is the Director of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Reduction Policy within the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President. He coordinates the development and effective delivery of mitigation capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal, such as threat and hazard identification, risk and disaster resilience assessment, planning and long-term vulnerability reduction. When at NIST, Letvin is the Disaster and Failure Studies Program Director within NIST's Engineering Laboratory. He provides national coordination for conducting field data collection studies. He is also responsible for creating and maintaining a repository related to hazard events (earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, community-scale fires in the wildland-urban interface, structural fires, storm surge, flood, tsunami) and human-made hazards (accidental, criminal, or terrorist), the performance of the built environment during hazard events, associated emergency response and evacuation procedures. Letvin holds a bachelor's and master's degree in environmental engineering from Syracuse University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. He has taught many courses on risk assessments and protection of infrastructure for FEMA/DHS and made related presentations throughout the world over the last ten years. [Wednesday SDP]
Hannu Lindberg is a Senior BIM Project Manager for DPR Construction and has over 8 years of experience in BIM-enabled project management, LEAN construction practices, and process implementation. Lindberg is also the Technology Manager for DPR Skanska, A Joint Venture, tasked with building a 3.8 million square foot state-of-the-art corporate campus headquarters in California. He is responsible for procurement of VDC requirements, managing and executing the VDC/BIM implementation plan, overseeing the construction supply chain and quality control measures and the technology deployment for the Joint Venture. Prior to joining DPR Construction in 2011 as BIM Manager, Lindberg worked for Tekla Structures, A Trimble Company, as a Product Engineer/Product Manager, and for NCC Finland Oy as a Project Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in Finland. [Wednesday IRT]
R. Christopher Mathisis Chair of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and President of Mathis Consulting Company (MC2). He provides strategic services related to buildings and building product performance. He served as a Scientist in the Insulation Technology Laboratory at the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Technical Center, was Director of the Thermal Testing Laboratory for the National Association of Home Builders Research Center and Director of Marketing for Architectural Testing, Inc. Mathis was a founding member and served as the first Director of the National Fenestration Rating Council. He served on the Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) Board of Directors, ICC’s International Energy Conservation Code Committee, is immediate past chairman of ASTM committee E60.01 on Buildings and Construction Sustainability and serves as a Director on the Sustainability Executive Committee. Mathis has published numerous papers, articles and guides and is the author of "Insulating Guide.” He received a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT. [Thursday FPS]
John I. Messner, PhD, is the Director of the Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program at Pennsylvania State University and a Professor of Architectural Engineering. He specializes in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual prototyping research, along with globalization issues in construction. Messner led the development of the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide and the BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners. [Wednesday IRT]
Tom Meyer is the Director, Certification & Industry Relations, for National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB). He has more than 25 years of experience in hydronics. Prior to joining NEBB, he was the Director of Government and Professional Affairs for the ESCO Group. He is a past president of Precision Hydronics Corporation. Meyer was the founding Executive Director of the Green Mechanical Council and formerly, the President of Praxis Green Incorporated. Meyer co-authored the new Residential Building Code for Kuwait and he taught the new Code to Kuwait government engineers at the University of Kuwait. He also was an advisor and project coordinator for the Office of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Meyer is a member of the High Performance Building Council, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Green Technical Committee, and is HVAC Chair of the IAPMO Green Technical Committee. He is the past chair of the Consultative Council. Meyer graduated from Ohio State University. [Thursday ILA]
Brian Minnich is an Associate with Rubeling & Associates – a regional architecture and interior design firm. He is involved with both the management of projects as well as day-to-day operations of the firm. As an 11-year veteran of Rubeling & Associates, Minnich has worked on a variety of projects, but primarily specializes in education design. He has been in charge of designing a new science building at Jemicy, an addition to the Upper School at The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, a major renovation for Kipp School, and additions to public schools in Montgomery County. Additionally, Minnich heads up the firm’s in-house credit classes and currently serves as the National K-12 subcommittee co-chair for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE). He was invited to serve as a design juror for two professional architecture magazines and the Association of School Boards competitions. In 2012 he was named to the The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals List. Minnich graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. [Wednesday SDP]
John Moebes, Director of Construction, manages all capital construction projects for Crate & Barrel, which was founded in 1962 and includes more than 100 stores in almost every major North American market and Dubai. Moebes has extensive experience in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors. [Thursday ILA]
Get W. Moy, D.SC., PE, LEED AP, PMP, is Chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences High Performance Building Council. The Council is focused on the establishment of attributes, metrics and methods of measurement to achieve high performance in buildings. Moy is also a Vice President and a senior program director for federal projects for AECOM, a global design, management and technical services firm. For over 30 years, he has served in various sectors of the federal government, including the Department of Defense and Navy. Moy has received the National Institute of Building Sciences President’s Award and Member’s Award. [Thursday FPS]
Kimon Onuma, FAIA, having practiced architecture for three decades, is known for his innovative approach to building informed environments, ecosystems and cities. Incorporating BIM in his practice more than two decades ago, Onuma demonstrated BIM benefits on a large scale U.S. government project in 1994. He is currently working with the Department of Defense Military Health System and Department of Veterans Affairs on a series of strategic planning, programming and facility management projects with a focus on agile, lean and implementable big ideas for all aspects of the life-cycle. He is president of Onuma, Inc. [Wednesday IRT]
Keith A. Porter, PhD, is a Research Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder. He received degrees in civil and structural engineering from the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University. Porter specializes in second-generation performance-based earthquake engineering, seismic vulnerability and societal risk from natural disasters. He helped to lead the Multihazard Mitigation Council’s Mitigation Saves study that estimated that FEMA’s natural hazard mitigation efforts save $4 per $1 spent. Porter has been the engineering coordinator for the USGS Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) scenarios ShakeOut, ARkStorm and Tsunami Scenario. [Wednesday SDP, Friday SS]
Joe M. Powell is a registered architect with a master’s degree in architecture. He was the founding director of the Rice University Building Institute and author of The New Competitiveness in Design & Construction, published by John Wiley & Sons, London. Powell is currently Executive Director of the National Institute of Building Sciences Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure. [Thursday FPS]
Timothy A. Reinhold, PhD, PE, is Sr. Vice President of Research and Chief Engineer with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. Named as an Engineering News-Record Top 25 Newsmaker in 2010 for creating the IBHS Research Center, Reinhold is a well-respected professional engineer known for developing techniques to build and retrofit new and existing structures for greater resiliency. He joined IBHS in 2004 as director of engineering and vice president after 12 years with Clemson University, where he was a professor of Civil Engineering. His professional career includes 10 years as a consulting engineer with firms in the U.S., Canada and Denmark and five years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Reinhold holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech. [Wednesday SDP]
Evan Reis joined Hinman Consulting Engineers in January 2014, bringing over 25 years of experience as a structural engineering consultant to public and private owners in the education, healthcare, high technology, energy, insurance and government services sectors. He began his career in San Francisco a year before the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, which thrust him into seismic retrofit and design work. Since then, Reis has designed nationally award winning seismic retrofits of several buildings including the historic Stanford University Memorial Church and Leland Stanford Junior Museum. He co-founded the non-profit U.S. Resiliency Council in 2011 to promote the design of buildings to be resilient to natural and manmade perils such as earthquakes, hurricanes and blast. Reis is a nationally recognized expert in natural hazard risk modeling, has published more than a dozen papers on earthquake engineering and natural hazard risk modeling, and has presented at national and international technical conferences. [Wednesday SDP]
Adam Rose is a Research Professor with Sol Price School of Public Policy and Coordinator for Economics, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, University of Southern California. He was the project team leader on the Multihazard Mitigation Council report to the U.S. Congress on the benefits of FEMA hazard mitigation grants. Rose served on the NRC panel on Earthquake Resilience and coordinated eight studies to arrive at a definitive estimate of the economic consequences of 9/11. He currently serves as an advisor on disaster resilience to the United Nations Development Programme and recently served on the Center for National Policy Resilience Forum Advisory Board. Rose is the author of several books and over 200 professional papers. [Wednesday SDP, Friday SS]
Mark S. Sands, PE, managed medium to large construction projects in over 20 states for the first 33 years of his career, before launching a process and technology development company to build tools to boost facility planning, design, construction and operational performance. Sands is a registered professional engineer and holds a BS in Civil Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. He is president of Performance Building Systems. [Thursday, FPS]
Greg Schleusner, AIA, Principal - Director of buildingSMART Innovation for HOK, is responsible for guiding HOK's use of new technologies that pertain to project delivery. In this role, he works with a broad range of project teams and leaders within the firm to understand work flow and delivery challenges. Schleusner then works with researchers, developers, software companies and others to find solutions to these challenges. Once developed, he then manages the initial implementation of the solutions to prove out there value or need for further development. Schleusner has been working in the project technology arena for 9 years. He is also active in various external groups including buildingSMART. [Wednesday IRT]
Philip J. Schneider, AIA, is the Executive Director, Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC), Director, Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Director, Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) at the National Institute of Building Sciences. For the BSSC, Schneider fosters an ongoing consensus-based process of updating and maintaining the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. For the MMC, he is promoting initiatives for a community resilience index and Version 2.0 of the Mitigation Saves report. Previously, Schneider directed the development of FEMA’s HAZUS and served as FEMA's consultant for assessing HAZUS. He is a registered architect in Virginia and Maryland. [Wednesday SDP]
John Selldorffhas nearly 30 years of leadership experience in building global brands and guiding top-tier companies. As president and CEO of Legrand North America, a market leading manufacturer of electrical and network infrastructure products, he has driven substantial growth for the business, while delivering a breadth of solutions that contribute to the construction of high-performance buildings. Selldorff serves as the First Vice Chair on the Board of Governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and is a board member of the National Association for Electrical Distribution (NAED). He received his MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Colgate University. [Friday Plenary]
Andy Smith, AIA, is an architect and technologist. He practiced architecture with Atlanta-based firms Heery International, Lord Aeck Sargent and Stephen Fuller Designs. Smith joined Bentley in 1998 as a member of its Professional Services team, providing technology consulting, custom application development and implementation services. In his current position, Smith consults with global design firms, contractors and owners who are seeking improvements in building information modeling (BIM), project delivery methods and lifecycle data management. [Wednesday IRT]
Dana K. "Deke" Smith, FAIA, is the Executive Director for the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™, a member of buildingSMART International Executive Committee and a Senior Analyst for Cyon Research. Smith was instrumental in the beginnings of the Institute’s Construction Criteria Base, now the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®. He initiated both the United States National CAD Standard® and the National BIM Standard-United States®. Prior to joining the Institute, Smith spent 30 years as a Designer and Director with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Deputy CIO at the Army Research Laboratory, and Chief Architect for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment in supporting DoD’s 540,000 facilities. [Wednesday IRT]
Edd Soenke, AIA, is Chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC) and President of The Design Partnership. Soenke founded the architectural practice, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, in 1974. His work primarily focuses on school projects and environmental learning centers. He also partnered to establish the first privatized construction development company in Russia prior to the fall of the iron curtain. The joint-venture firm, named Cascade Development, works on banks, civic buildings, clinics, housing, restoration work and nuclear nonproliferation projects. Soenke earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in architecture from Iowa State University. He is a registered architect in Iowa and is certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. [Thursday ILA]
Joseph Stettinius, Jr., is Chief Executive Officer, Americas at DTZ. He assumed the role of DTZ Chief Executive - Americas in January 2015 after an investment consortium led by TPG acquired Cassidy Turley, combining the company with DTZ to create one of the world’s leading commercial real estate services providers. As Cassidy Turley’s CEO from 2012-2014, Stettinius and his team achieved record-breaking performance in 2013 with a nearly 50% revenue increase. He guided the firm through consolidation with former affiliates in the Western U.S., and the acquisition of Tampa-based CLW. Stettinius was recently recognized as Most Admired CEO, Real Estate, by Washington Business Journal and as Commercial Property Executive’s Service Executive of the Year. [Friday Plenary]
Raymond Toppingis Director of Fiatech, where he leads strategic direction and manages operations. Previously an executive leader for more than 20 years at CH2M HILL, he was involved in numerous senior leadership roles. His work includes director of the firm’s engineering design group for global delivery. He also served in a leadership role for CH2M HILL’s work on the 2012 Olympics-London. Other major assignments for the firm include program director for the $23 billion Masdar City development in Abu Dhabi and senior adviser on the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Topping holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University and is a registered professional engineer. [Wednesday IRT]
Martin J. Weiland, P.E., is a mechanical engineer for the Public Buildings Service of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Washington, D.C. He manages the PBS-P100, "Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service.” The P100 is a multi-tiered performance-based standard used for all significant construction, modernization, and repair and alteration in GSA-owned facilities. During the planning and implementation efforts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Weiland was Director of Subject Matter Expertise at GSA’s Program Management Office. He led a team of experts to review and approve more than $1 billion of energy and water efficiency improvement projects. Weiland has managed government outreach and grant seeking for ASHRAE, facilities management for a county government, energy management and controls for a university, and has designed HVAC and plumbing systems for an architectural-engineering firm. [Thursday FPS]
Brent H. Woodworthis President and CEO of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He consults with business leaders, elected officials and heads of state in the development and implementation of improved risk identification, disaster management, community partnerships and global humanitarian relief services. Woodworth retired from IBM after 32 years, where he founded and managed "The Crisis Response Team,” and was involved in the concept creation, initial design and roll-out of the Sahana international partnership emergency management system. Certified in disaster recovery, business continuity, incident management, disaster communications, search and rescue, and emergency medical services, Woodworth worked with nongovernmental organizations and international relief agencies, including the World Health Organization; United Nations (U.N.) World Food Programme, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; World Bank; World Vision; International Red Cross; and U.S. Agency for International Development. Woodworth served on the Institute’s Board of Directors, vice-chaired the Coordinating Council and chaired the Multihazard Mitigation Council Board and an American Lifeline Alliance committee. He also served on the Board of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction and the Natural Hazards Center Advisory Board. [Wednesday SDP, Friday SS]
Roy Wright serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation. He is responsible for FEMA’s risk analysis and risk reduction programs, including FEMA's Stafford Act authorities for mitigation, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the National Dam Safety Program, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Wright led the interagency development of the National Mitigation Framework required by the Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness (PPD‐8). In the Directive the President said, "Mitigation stands as a critical linchpin to reduce or eliminate the long‐term risks to life, property, and well‐being.” Wright holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. His post-graduate studies include the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. [Wednesday SDP]
Robert Yori, Assoc. AIA, is Senior Digital Design Manager at the New York office of SOM: Skidmore, Owens & Merrill, LLP. He manages the office’s Digital Design Efforts, designs learning curricula and content, trains project teams, advises and mentors in BIM and other topics and co-leads SOM’s Firmwide Digital Design Efforts. He is an Adjunct Instructor at New York University and the New York School of Interior Design, has presented at Autodesk University, ACADIA, BIMForum, and RTC, and has been published in the Journal of Building Information Modeling. He was also recently elected to the AIA TAP Advisory Group. Yori received both his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. [Wednesday IRT]