The Federal Design & Construction Outlook Conference Highlights Opportunities in Today’s Marketplace

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Trends in federal design and construction are sobering. Decreased budgets, complex procurement rules and stiff competition are forcing architecture, engineering and construction firms to find new strategies for succeeding in a diminished landscape. Yet, there are some bright spots in view. The conference is produced and sponsored by AEC Science and Technology.

December 4, 2012 Washington DC

“There are bright spots ahead for firms that transfer their focus from the usual suspects – mega federal building projects - to new areas of opportunity,” says Dave Alexander, principal of Lincoln Strategies, LLC, and chair of the Conference.

Trends in federal design and construction are sobering. Decreased budgets, complex procurement rules and stiff competition are forcing architecture, engineering and construction firms to find new strategies for succeeding in a diminished landscape. Yet, there are some bright spots in view. The Federal Design & Construction Outlook Conference, December 4, 2012, Washington, D.C. helps steer a course to success when attendees get face-to-face access to officials from federal agencies heavily involved in design and construction.

The Federal Design & Construction Conference runs concurrently with Ecobuild®America, December 3-7, 2012. Ecobuild®America is sponsored and produced by AEC Science & Technology ®.

“There are bright spots ahead for firms that transfer their focus from the usual suspects – mega federal building projects - to new areas of opportunity,” says Dave Alexander, principal of Lincoln Strategies, LLC, and chair of the Conference. “Examples include renovation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, or modernizing buildings with new technology solutions. A building doesn’t have to be new to be lean, green and smart. Renovation, rehabilitation, and modernization can improve energy efficiency, or facilitate greater use of renewable energy. In a nutshell, while not as robust as it once was, the Federal Market it is still simply too big to ignore.

Whether an architecture, engineering and construction firm is looking for new sources of revenues in the Federal Sector or entering the Federal Market for the first time, the challenge is to develop an effective strategy for the new reality. The strategy should capitalize on the government’s intensifying emphasis on energy efficiency, building commissioning, lean design, reducing life-cycle costs, inspection and repair services, and task-order based contracting, and the government’s emphasis on achieving small business goals. The Federal Design Construction Outlook Conference is where A/E professionals get the information needed to capitalize on these trends and develop informed strategies that will win in the fiercely competitive federal design and construction marketplace.

At the Conference

  •     Get face to face access to officials from federal agencies heavily involved in design and construction of federal facilities.
  •     Obtain actionable marketing intelligence – not just overall spending forecasts, but also insightful analyses of different niches in the federal agency designing and construction programs and what it will take to succeed in each.
  •     Learn from experts in federal marketing and sales. How can you select parts of the federal market where your firm has the best chance of success, differentiate your firm, get on the right teams, or lead a successful team for procurement of interest.
  •     Participate in events specifically designed for meeting and networking with industry colleagues.

Key sessions and speakers are listed below:

General Government & Homeland

    Kevin Kampschroer, Federal Director, US GSA, Office of Federal High-Performance (MG),
        OGP

     Mila Kennett, High Performance Integrated Design Research Program Department of
     Homeland Security

Defense/Veterans/Foreign Affairs

         Dennis Milsten, Office of Facility Programs & Plans, US Department of Veterans

        Joseph E. Gott, P.E., Chief Engineer Director Capital Improvement, NAVFAC

Civil/Transportation/Environment

     Stephen DeLoach, P.E., L.S.Deputy Chief, Engineering and Construction
     Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

     Adam Klauber, Sustainability Domain Lead, US DOT Volpe Center, US. Department of
     Transportation

Strategies for Success in the Federal Design and Construction Market

        Dave Alexander, Principal, Lincoln Strategies, LLC
        Michael Blount Vice President, National/Federal Division Balfour Beatty
        Don Ghent Principal, Global Technical Leader Gensler
        Kurt F. Ubbelohde Vice President, Corporate Director of Federal Programs Leo A Daly
        Nancy J. Usrey, FSMPS, CPSM Principal Consultant Partners Usrey

Registration is available at http://www.aececobuild.com/registration.

About AEC Science & Technology®, LLC

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC
Science & Technology®, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild®
America. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology. Proud member of: buildingSMART alliance™; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; United States Green Building Council; and Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium.

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