Gilbane Project Executive Lynn Rogien to present at Winter 2018 MiAPPA Conference
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Winter 2018 MiAPPA Conference
“Facilities Management – Staying Ahead of the Curve”
March 20-22, 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan

“The Key Elements of a Successful P3 Housing Project—Wayne State University”
Wayne State University has selected the private developer Corvias to create a public private partnership (P3) model that allows the university to raise capital, reinvest in existing housing, and create new housing while maintaining university ownership and revenue. This presentation will review the first project in the 40-year partnership, the design and construction of a new 841-bed student housing facility. The presentation will touch on the design of the new student apartment complex, its interaction with the surrounding context, and the unit design. The presentation will also include the construction challenges such as the unique soils conditions and the aggressive schedule. The project includes a unique structural framing system, utilizing structural steel stud panel system providing efficiencies in speed, weight and cost. The unique financial model works, allowing WSU to retain ownership of the building and revenue while raising money off the university’s balance sheet, will also be covered.

Ekta Kamalia, Project Manager, Wayne State University
Michael Decoster, VP, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Kaitlynn Hill, Architect, Hamilton Anderson Associates
Geoff Eisnacher, VP Partnership Development, Corvias
Lynn Rogien, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company

Meet the Construction Chiefs! Gilbane’s Karrie Kratz speaks at Professional Women in Construction (CT) Event
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018 – but will that hold true for New England? Join us again this year as executives from some of the region’s top-ranked construction firms share their insights regarding current prospects and future forecasts for our industry.

Presentation Panel:

Vincent Bartoli/Turner Construction, Vice President & General Manager

Michael Kolakowski/KBE Building Corporation, President & CEO

Karrie Kratz/Gilbane Building Company, Vice President, Operations Manager – CT

James Manafort/Manafort Brothers, Inc, President

Gregory S. Oneglia/O&G Industries Inc., Vice Chairman

Ron Simoneau, LEED AP/Shawmut Design & Construction, Vice President


Arch Currie, AIA/No Left Turn, LLC, Principal


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Robert Pitcock to speak at Health Facility Institute 29th Annual Symposium
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Achieve EBD, World-Class Initiatives through Effectively Integrated Interior Design and Design Build Strategies
AnnMarie Jackson

Director of Interior Design; Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc.; Montgomery, AL
Cynthia Jones Miller

Director of Interior Design; Air Force Medical Support Agency; San Antonio, TX
Robert Pitcock

Senior Project Manager; Gilbane; Englewood, CO Through a project overview, learn how the design-build team and owner’s Interior Design representative effectively leveraged Interior Design strategies and Design-Build cost measures while embracing evidence based design practices to meet world-class check list initiatives. Together, the Interior Design presenters have over fifty years of practical design experience focusing primarily on improving healthcare environments. Both are committed to sharing best practices and knowledge to elevate awareness and promote opportunities for change.

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Angela Cotie speaking at ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference
May 15 all-day
Panel Discussion: On Ramps / Off Ramps: Keeping Talented Women Engaged

There has been intense debate over the “opt-out revolution” for highly-qualified women professionals as disturb trends indicate they are dropping out of their careers. Are the complex demands of work and modern family life the problem? Or is it gender-based stereotyping? This session will provide an update on unique research as to why industry women head for the off-ramp and offer insights on how good employers are building a new narrative to keep women on the road to success.

Moderator: Denise M. Berger, Chief of Operations, Engineering Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Panelists: Romila Singh, Ph.D.. Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & Co-author of groundbreaking NSF-funded study on women leaving STEM fields

Angela Cotie, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company

Erin N. Slayton Associate Vice President, HDR Inc.

Laura Royster, Senior Consultant, Saxon-Hamilton


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