Leaders from building industry organizations and
corporations will come together during the Plenary Symposium: Creating High-Performing Resilient
Communities to discuss their current efforts to advance resilience
within their organizations and the steps necessary to work harmoniously to
realize the achievement of national and regional goals. Achieving
high-performing resilient communities requires development and implementation of
a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary solution that engages all aspects of the
built environment, along with corporate and government representatives. The
Symposium will be held Friday, January 9, 2015, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, as part of
Building Innovation 2015: The National Institute of Building
Sciences Third Annual Conference and Expo.
The Plenary Symposium will cover two of the key
outcomes expected from Building Innovation 2015: first, an
examination of building innovations under development by National Institute of
Building Sciences programs and, second, a discussion with industry leaders
focused on the conference theme.
The morning will kick off with a lightning round
of Innovation Presentations from Institute program directors highlighting the
latest tools, guidance, projects and programs coming out of the organization and
its councils and committees. These quick snapshots (about five minutes each)
will provide attendees a glimpse into the diversity of work underway at the
Institute and whet their appetite to learn more.
Following the Innovation Presentations, a panel
of executive-level officers from non-profit organizations and for-profit
corporations will discuss the conference theme, Creating High-Performing
Resilient Communities, and how their organizations are internalizing and
implementing programs that support achievement of these industry and community
goals. The moderator will begin by presenting the panel with some preliminary
questions and then expand the question and answer session to include
participation from the audience.
Don’t miss this inside look at how the industry
is addressing the important topic of resilience. The panel will include William
R. Calhoun, Jr., Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President, Clark
Construction Group; Randy Fiser, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers;
Robert Ivy, FAIA, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Institute of
Architects; John Selldorff, President & CEO, Legrand North America; and
Joseph Stettinius, Jr., CEO, Cassidy Turley. Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA,
President, National Institute of Building Sciences will serve as the moderator.
View the opening questions and the schedule of the event.
And you’ll want to stay for lunch. The Plenary
Symposium will be followed by the annual FEDCon® Luncheon, with Commissioner Norman Dong, U.S. General
Services Administration Public Buildings Service, serving as the keynote