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CONSTRUCT Announce 2017 Keynote

Posted 06/12/2017

CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical product and education solutions. Taking place in Providence, RI on September 13-15, CONSTRUCT offers a variety of different solutions driven learning opportunities for commercial architects/designers, specifiers, contractors, project managers, product reps, engineers and building owners/managers at all professional levels, from new to the industry to 30+ years of experience.

Thom Mayne, Pritzker Prize-winning architect and founding principal at the interdisciplinary architectural firm Morphosis was selected as the 2017 Keynote Speaker. He will present "Multiple Agendas", a practical presentation including a look at fabrication and technical design practices, project cost management, product development, and sustainable building practices.  The Keynote will be presented during the General Session on Thursday, September 14 at 9:30am - 11:00am.  

Paul Doherty, President and CEO of the Digit Group and one of the global industry's most sought after thought leaders, strategists and integrators of process, technology and business will present the Game Changer Session, Specifications in the Age of Smart Cities - How Specs Are Changing the World on Friday, September 15 at 10:00am - 11:00am.  Join Paul for a discussion that will define Smart Cities, identify Smart Buildings and provide participants with best practices, lessons learned and a framework strategy for their organizations.   

Other featured sessions and speakers include: 

  • AIA Contract Documents 2017: Revised General Conditions, Owner-Architect & Owner-Contractor Agreements
    • Presented by Lane Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, NCARB, Assoc. DBIA, LEED BD+C, GGP and Sal Verrastro, CSI, CCS, CCCA 
  • The Architect's "Means and Methods": Navigating the Chaos and Complexity of Today's Construction Documents
    • Presented by Michael Czap and Gregory Buchanan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 
  • Beyond the 2015 Energy Code: Exceed the IECC, Meet Local Regulations, & Make Buildings Better 
    • Presented by Wendy Talarico
  • The Complete Wall: Hands-On Demo of Detailing for a Continuous Air, Water, & Thermal Assembly 
    • Presented by Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC
  • Constructability & Critical Transitions of Air, Vapor, & Moisture Barriers
    • Presented by: Corey S. Zussman, AIA, NCARB, ALA, REWC, RWC, RRO, CDT, CQM, LEED AP BD+C 
  • Let's Fix Construction: An Interactive Luncheon
    • Presented by Cherise Lakeside, CSI, CDT and Eric D. Lussier CSI, CDT
  • Specifying Target Value Delivery
    • Presented by Beth Stroshane, CSI, CCS, LEED AP
  • What is a Building Enclosure? and Roofing: Where the Building Touches the Sky 
    • Presented by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow 

To register or for more information, visit  Early bird pricing ends on June 13th and sessions are filling up fast, so register now. 

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