Panelists Discuss Future of Construction Industry in San Diego

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Kelar Pacific moderates panel including AEC owners, architects and general contractors at ABC San Diego installation luncheon

The discussion provided an in-depth view with insights from different points of view at varying levels of the industry.

Kelar Pacific brought together leading architecture, engineering and construction industry professionals for a panel discussion exploring the future of the construction industry in San Diego at the annual Associated Builders and Contracts of San Diego (ABC San Diego) board of directors installation luncheon earlier this month. The discussion provided an in-depth view with insights from different points of view at varying levels of the industry.

Moderator Lesley Tallmadge of Kelar Pacific was joined by Shawn Fisher, Vice President of Operations, Balfour Beatty Construction; Jon Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Baker Nowicki Design Studio; Carl Rossi, Facilities Manager, Poway Union High School District; Frank Ternasky, AIA, LEED AP, Principal; and Michael McGuire, Architect, Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker.

Audience members were encouraged to text their questions to the panel from their phones at their seats. According to moderator Lesley Tallmadge, Building Information Modeling (BIM) was a hot topic for the panelists. Members asked about how new technology would affect the industry.
“We have many talented people in our association, and we are fortunate to have them step forward to lead it. Working with our members we can get a lot accomplished.” said Scott Crosby, president and CEO of the San Diego chapter [of ABC]. “I know we have a great year ahead thanks to all of them.”

About Kelar Pacific
Kelar Pacific, an Autodesk Gold Partner Reseller, operates in Southern California and has three locations: San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Established in 1982, Kelar Pacific has built thirty years of experience through their highly educated AEC Technical Team and customer support-orientated Sales Team. Kelar Pacific’s focus is on supporting clients through a variety of training opportunities and consulting options. This year, Kelar Pacific is celebrating their 30th anniversary with several promotions and exclusive events for their customers. Please visit Kelar Pacific at

About Associated Builders and Contractors San Diego
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 75 chapters across the United States. The San Diego Chapter of ABC represents construction and construction-related firms throughout San Diego County. To find out more about ABCSD, visit

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