Owners of capital projects for buildings are navigating a challenging dichotomy. On one side of challenge is the risk that arises from increased project complexity and evolving project delivery methods. On the other side are the organizational demands to do more with less and improve reliability.
Join us at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown in the heart of Chicago, IL on May 25, 2017 to unpack the unique changes facing owners of building projects in education, healthcare and commercial real estate industries. Leaders who attend will hear from some of the brightest minds in capital project management and have a chance to interact with their peers in a collaborative setting.
LEARN - Global experts share risks and challenges of infrastructure owner and discuss strategies to improve project delivery.
NETWORK - Build relationships with others who deliver capital projects in your industry.
BENCHMARK - Clearly understand what best-in-class performance looks like and see where you your capital program stands against others in your industry.
Past registrants include Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago, HCA Healthcare, Chicago Public Schools, Northwestern University, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago Housing Authority, Retail Properties of America, CUNY and many others.
BONUS: Capital Projects Survival Guide. An executive’s guide for reducing risk and improving reliability of capital projects.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Opening Presentation: Managing Risk
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Networking Break (Snacks and Beverages)
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Moderated Panel Discussion: Alternative Project Delivery Methods
11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Networking Break (Snacks & Beverages)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Presentation: Technology for Collaboration
At Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve Jones focuses on how emerging economic, practice and technology trends are transforming the global design and construction industry. In addition to hundreds of speaking engagements around the world and numerous articles in industry publications, he produces Dodge Data & Analytics’ SmartMarket Reports on key industry trends, which are read by millions worldwide and frequently cited as authoritative references.
Steve holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from The Johns Hopkins University. He has a track record of active leadership in many industry initiatives including the BuildingSMART Alliance, BIMForum, and the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. Steve also serves as a judge for numerous industry awards.
Before joining Dodge Data & Analytics, Steve was Vice President of Primavera Systems (now part of Oracle), the global leader in project management software. Prior to that, Steve spent 19 years in creative and management roles with top architectural firms, most recently as a Principal and Board of Directors member with Burt Hill, one of the largest A/E firms in the US (now merged with Stantec).
Jon Antevy is an architect and recognized leader in the field of construction program management software. Following his Master’s thesis research of multimedia and Internet applications for the construction industry, he launched e-Builder. Before founding e-Builder, Jon worked for several construction companies as a pre-construction services specialist. In 1995, he was nominated by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for his work to move practical construction applications onto the Web for the first time. In October 2012, Jon was awarded the Construction Writer's Association most prestigious honor, the Silver Hard Hat Award. He holds a Master's degree in Construction Management from the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.
Aaron Haas is responsible for the leadership of world class project teams across the country to ensure design and construction goals are achieved for The Howard Hughes Corporation. Aaron works closely with teams to deliver memorable and extraordinary places by assembling the best talent, establishing and maintaining accurate budgets, and ensuring project schedules are realistic and achieved.
Aaron has extensive experience in the real estate and construction industries with comprehensive knowledge in the planning, design and construction management of hotels, theme parks/attractions, luxury shopping centers, office towers, baseball stadiums, apartments, condominiums, mixed-use, education, hi-tech facilities, healthcare, restaurants and custom homes.
Previous work included distinguished positions at major corporations such as Walt Disney Imagineering and Caruso Affiliated. At Disney, worked on various stages of large complex projects including Paris Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and other exciting attractions. At Caruso Affiliated, managed the design or construction of award-winning mixed-use residential/retail developments including the Americana at Brand, 8500 Burton Way and The Grove.
As Executive Director, Capital Project Delivery at The University of Chicago, Larry Blouin has more than 33 years of construction experience. He is an accomplished leader with a strong background in strategic planning, construction and project management. Having held increasingly responsible positions in project management, most recently he has worked closely with the senior management team of Facilities Services to develop strategic vision, foster collaboration and enhance project management services. Since joining the University in 2009, Blouin has managed in excess of $750 million of new construction and capital improvement projects.
Prior to joining the University, Blouin served as Vice President and General Manager of Graycor Construction Company. He was largely responsible for growing Graycor’s hospitality résumé. In his position as VP and general manager, Blouin was responsible for corporate, healthcare and hospitality work. He has earned a B.S. in construction management from Bradley University.
Chris Bell serves as the Vice President of Marketing leading all aspects of marketing including market strategy, product marketing, demand generation, CRM, brand strategy, public relations, and social media. Throughout his 20+ year career, Chris has leveraged a unique blend of backgrounds from the engineering & construction industry, project & program management, and software industry to position tech companies for growth. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at ARES Project Management and Active Risk. He also served as VP of Product Strategy & Management at Deltek and key marketing roles at Oracle | Primavera and AECOM. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University, a PMP from Boston University, and PM Leadership from Construction Industry Institute.
Chris Keyack is a construction industry champion with a strong background in software and technology development, consulting, and implementation. He develops product and market strategy at e-Builder along with consulting owner organizations into uncovering the ROI and value of implementing project management software solutions.