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View our full program of AIA CES approved sessions below:

21 Jun 2021
  1. 75 mins

    11:30am - 11:45am (EDT) Presentation: High Impact Interior Design Strategies Using Healthy Materials

    Speaker: Micheyla Mayne, Marketing & Culture Coordinator, Longboard Products

    11:45am - 12:45pm (EDT) Panel Discussion: How Can Contemporary Interior Designs Incorporate Sustainable Materials to Create Healthier Spaces for the Building Occupants?

    • How do the elements of biophilic design contribute to occupant well-being?
    • As we transition back into the built environment, how can we put health first?
    • What are the main drivers and hindrances to designing sustainable buildings?
    • Which documentation and certifications assist specifiers in defending their sustainable material choices throughout the entire build process?

    Moderator: Micheyla Mayne, Marketing & Culture Coordinator, Longboard Products  
    Rebecca Milne LEED Green Associate, Director of Design Strategy, Senior Associate & Board Director, Perkins Eastman
    Kimberley Petredis, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Associate, FX Collaborative
    Raul Garcia-Moncada, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, Associate Principal & Senior Interior Design Lead for the East Region, AECOM    
    Jonce Walker, Director of Sustainability & Wellness, HLW
    Julia Murphy, AIA, Director, SOM    
    Isabelle Rijnties, Senior Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Populous  


  2. 75 mins

    1:30pm - 1:45pm Presentation: A New Approach. Going Solar in a Multi-Family Building

    • Program Fundamentals
    • Process Timeline

    1:45pm - 2:45pm Panel Discussion: Multi-Family Buildings Going Solar

    • NYC Local Law 92 & 94
    • Solar programs, initiatives and rebates in NY (ex: NY-Sun)
    • Net metering/VDER
    • State mandates on renewable energy and how we can collectively help achieve them

    Moderator: Daniel Saviteer, Manager, Business Development, Sunrun    


    Isaac Baker, Co-CEO, Founder, Resonant Energy    
    Peter Madden, Executive Director, Joint Ownership Entity NYC
    Christopher Rogers, Project Manager, NYSERDA    


22 Jun 2021
  1. 75 mins

    10:00am - 11:15am (EDT) - Panel Discussion: Sustainability, Durability, and Longevity - Designing Façades for the Future

    • Reducing structure materials and costs because of the lightweight façade
    • The importance of utilizing the manufacturer and installer in early project stages for performance and cost benefits.
    • Benefits of different wall assemblies pro’s and con’s
    • Design benefits including sustainable design/LEED

    Moderator: Julie White, Business Development Leader, Litecore


    Jason Kelso, Senior QA/Testing Administrator, Estimator– Panelized Wall Systems, Litecore

    Dan McCloskey, RA CDT, Senior Project Architect, American Structurepoint

    Gabriel Castillo, Director of Business Development, Pillar Construction

    Full line-up to be announced shortly!


  2. 75 mins

    11:30am - 11:45am (EDT) Presentation: Reimagining Stakeholder Engagement Through All Stages with Interactive Technologies

    Speaker:  Ian Gilbert, Chief Revenue Officer, PureWeb

    11:45am - 12:45pm (EDT) Panel Discussion

    • Describe the key benefits of having interactive visualizations in the real estate, construction, and engineering sectors.
    • Highlight 1-2 case study examples that highlight the effectiveness of interactive visualizations in engaging with the audience/stakeholders from concept to build to sale to maintenance
    • Outline the ease of both building and distributing immersive experiences as long as you have the right partners

    Moderator:  Ian Gilbert, Chief Revenue Officer, PureWeb


    Cheryle Cranbourne, VDCO Deputy Director, The LiRo Group​    
    Karen Zabarsky, Head of Design and PR, Kushner    
    Vikas Bansal, LEED GA, Assoc. DBIA, CMIT, Deputy Project Manager, Transportation, AECOM Metro New York 
    Sara Jazayeri, Principal, Studio 360    


  3. 75 mins

    1:30pm - 2:45pm (EDT) Integrated Data Environment (IDE) & the AEC – The Evolution of Project Communications and Information Management

    • Discussion on the rise of cloud applications and platforms used across the industry and the need to Improve interoperability and project communication on projects
    • Current Industry Landscape (complex, fragmented) vs. Desired Industry End State (Collaborative Design, Digital Twin) and the role of IDE in that
    • Ability & value of securely connecting data across platforms from project kickoff to conclusion to address the different phases & actors in a project.
    • The key distinctions of an Integrated Data Environment
      • Workflows across connected project data systems
      • Facilitation of security, governance, communications and collaboration

    Moderator: Kelly Doyle, COO, ProjectReady

    Jeff Walter, Director of Digital Transformation, AECOM Canada
    Emmanuel Daniel, Director, Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft


23 Jun 2021
  1. 90 mins

    10:00am - 10:15am (EDT) Presentation: Design and Build your Retirement Future with Mutual of America

    Steven Ortiz,  Account Executive, Mutual of America Financial Group 
    Lisa Loughry, Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Mutual of America Financial Group         

    10:15am - 11:15am (EDT) Panel Discussion: Employee Benefit Considerations for the Construction Industry

    • Providing a retirement plan for your employees
    • Achieving a cost-efficient plan
    • Retaining top talent through your retirement plan 
    • Does your retirement plan provide flexible employee education to an often transient group of employees often working outside the typical 9 to 5 schedule

    Steven Ortiz,  Account Executive, Mutual of America Financial Group 
    Lisa Loughry, Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Mutual of America Financial Group       

    Mildred Ramos, Principal, Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC
    David Schlameuss, Controller / CFO, Switzer 


  2. 75 mins

    11:30am - 12:45pm (EDT) Panel Discussion - Acoustics Matters: What’s New, Now, and Next in Healthcare Design

    • Key acoustic challenges in healthcare spaces and methods and materials to address those challenges
    • New developments and acoustic design challenges resulting from COVID-19
    • A look ahead at design trends and the future state of acoustics in healthcare
    • Preview and discuss upcoming changes to FGI acoustic guidelines  

    Patricia DeMuyt, Architectural Sales, USG
    Andrew Schmidt, Acoustics Lead, Building Science, USG 

    Bryan Langlands, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED GA, Principal & Senior Medical Planner, NBBJ Architects    
    Carolyn BaRoss, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, Firmwide Health Interior Design Director, Perkins&Will    
    Edward Logsdon, Principal Acoustical Consultant, Logsdon Acoustical Consulting    
    Kurt Rockstroh, FAIA, FACHA, Immediate Past President, Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI)    


  3. 75 mins

    1:30pm - 1:45pm (EDT) Fulfilling Local Law 92 & 94 while Reducing Cost and Increasing Home Value

    Speaker: Chris McClellan, Senior Director, Sales, Sunrun

    1:45pm - 2.45pm (EDT) Sustainability in NYC: Update on Local Law 92 & 94

    • Builder perspective

    • Solar as the future of new home construction

    • Benefits of solar in NYC

    • NY Clean Energy Standard, what does it mean for the future?

    Moderator: Chris McClellan, Senior Director, Sales, Sunrun


    Max Joel, NY-Sun Team Lead, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
    Wendi Shafran, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal, FXCollaborative Architects LLP
    Ellie Kahn, Senior, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
    Robert Kelly, Owner and CEO, Master Group & President of BIANYC


24 Jun 2021
  1. 75 mins

    10:00am - 10.15am (EDT) Presentation: Underground Digital-Twin Modeling: Integrating Subsurface Utility Investigations with BIM Modeling to Optimize Preconstruction Design Development and the Construction Process
    Speaker: Benjamin Weide, P.G., Senior Geophysicist, Intertek

    10:15am - 11:15am (EDT) Panel Discussion: Overcoming Underground Challenges by Integrating Subsurface Utility Investigations with BIM Modeling

    • A proper subsurface utility engineering (SUE) campaign can accurately locate unknown utilities, voids, and other geologic formations.
    • Integrating SUE findings with BIM models can inform design feasibility options understanding subsurface challenges and coordination requirements.
    • Planning for SUE activities on site.
    • Unknown underground conditions can derail a construction project by increasing costs, reducing safety and increasing risk.
    • Quality Levels D-A. Collaborate on the discussion about Intertek’s appropriate steps to enable a thorough SUE effort. 


    Moderator: Benjamin Weide, P.G., Senior Geophysicist, Intertek

    Thomas Banach, CM-BIM, VDC Regional Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 
    Chitwan Saluja, Digital Technology Manager, Jacobs Engineering
    Christopher Allen, VDC Technologies Manager, Reis Contracting


  2. 75 mins

    11:30am - 12:45pm (EDT) With Material Pricing on the Rise: How to Reduce Theft

    • Using technology to reduce theft
    • Largest mistakes construction companies make with security
    • How to deter crime before it happens
    • How to catch the bad guys after an incident

    Moderator: McKay Allen, Marketing External Consultant, LiveView Technologies    
    David Studdert, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, LiveView Technologies    
    Mickey Stratton, Founder, Aspect Homes


  3. 75 mins

    1:30pm - 2:45pm (EDT) Leveraging Scanning Technology to Build the Helm Lean and Mean Way

    • Why Helm scans?
    • Understanding the Scan to BIM to fabrication process
    • The prefabrication workflow and importance of equipment verifications
    • Visual layout coordination with owner and engineer prior to fabrication


    Moderator: Kyle Tarr, Senior Business Development Manager - AEC, FARO Technologies Inc

    Josh Gardner, VDC Tradesman for Helm Mechanical, Helm Construction Services
    Travis Voss, Leader of Innovation Technology, Helm Construction Services
    Wyatt Hays, VDC Technician for Helm Mechanical, Helm Construction Services


25 Jun 2021
  1. 75 mins

    10:00am - 11:15am (EDT) Panel Discussion: Lean for Construction: Practices Around the Globe

    • Why lean for construction 
    • How lean for construction can reduce project waste and rework requests by eliminating conflict from the beginning 
    • The value of lean for construction techniques globally 

    Moderator: Tony Saracino, Senior Manager, Sustainability Success, Autodesk


    Charles Esteves, Director of Preconstruction, Schimenti Construction
    James Greco, PE, Senior Structural Engineer, AECOM
    Ashleigh Low, Preconstruction Project Manager, Urban Atelier Group
    Alberto Alas, Project Manager, Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corp.