Event Details

Date

October 30, 2014

Time

12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

The Pinnacle Center Hudsonville MI

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2014 WMDCE

WEST MICHIGAN

DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION EXPO

 

2014 BUILDING KNOWLEDGE

 

OCTOBER 30, 2014

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

EXPO Floor 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

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2014 EXPO CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Session 1

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

CLASS A:

What’s in Your Front End?

Understanding General Requirements

*CEU Registered Class

Bruce Courtade

Rhoades McKee

Mike Alsgaard

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

CLASS B:

Top Five Challenges

Facility Managers Face

 

Sam Pinto

VanAndel Institute

 

Session 2

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

CLASS A:

Rigid Insulation – An Investment in

Energy Efficiency (HSW)

* CEU Registered Class

Lisa Render Olson

Atlas EPS

CLASS B:

The Most Important

Tools in Your Kit:

Using Negotiation Skills in the

Construction Setting

 

Bruce Courtade

Rhoades McKee

 

Session 3

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

CLASS A:

Laser Scanning (LiDAR)

* CEU Registered Class

Tim Platz

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

CLASS B:

Cloud Based Tools

for Building Design,

Construction & Management

 

Dave Meade

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

Mike Alsgaard

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

Sam Pinto

VanAndel Institute

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2014 Class Speakers

 

Mike Alsgaard

 

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

 

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Mike Alsgaard is the Senior Estimator with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTC&H). His primary responsibility is developing cost estimates and constructability reviews for most FTC&H projects during all design and construction phases. Mike has been responsible for projects with estimated costs ranging from several thousand dollars to over $45 million of new construction and renovation. He has served the past seven years on the National Education Committee for the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), and was Chair of the Committee for the past five years. Mike has been recently elected to the third VP position at the National Board of Directors and looks forward to working with fellow estimators across the US. He has a BS degree from Ferris State University in Construction Management and achieved Certified Professional Estimator status from ASPE in 2009. 

Bruce Courtade

Rhoades McKee

 

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Bruce Courtade recently finished his term as the 78th president of the 42,600 member State Bar of Michigan.  Bruce’s background in the construction industry pre-dates his admission to law school, as he spent two summers in high school and college working at a small commercial construction company in the Detroit area.  He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Michigan, and was president of its 1988 Law School class. He has been active with the State Bar, chairing the Representative Assembly, and serving nine years on the Board of Commissioners (including six years on the Executive Committee). He is a State Bar Foundation fellow.  A past recipient of the John W. Cummiskey Award in recognition of exceptional pro bono service, Bruce also was selected as the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s 2007 “President’s Award” recipient in honor of outstanding service to the local bar, and received the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan’s highest honor, its “Distinguished Alumni Service Award,” in 2010.

Dave Meade

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

 

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Dave Meade is the Design Technology Manager with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH). He is primarily responsible for the implementation, training, and management of BIM/CAD software and related technologies for their 6 offices throughout Michigan and Ohio.  Excited about what the future of technology will bring to our industry, Dave has recently been working to leverage cloud based mobile solutions to help solve challenges related to collaboration and working in an ever-changing environment.  Dave has a BS degree from Central Michigan University and was one of the first professionals in Michigan to earn the AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM). 

Sam Pinto

VanAndel Institute

 

Sam Pinto is the Director of Facilities with the Van Andel Institute. In this role, Sam leads a team of professionals providing all aspects of Facilities support, including the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Food service operations. A big believer in customer service, Sam supports a customer focused approach to delivering these services. Sam has more than 24 years of experience in the building operations environment. Passionate about sustainability and its possibilities, Sam provides a functional work environment where employees can achieve their professional goals all the while minimizing the resources necessary to accomplish this.

Tim Platz

Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber

 

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Mr. Platz is the  Survey Department Head at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber (FTCH) and has been with them for the past 14 years.  He has a BS Degree in Surveying Engineering from Ferris State University and is a Licensed Professional Surveyor in Michigan.  He has served as a Director, Treasurer and Vice President on the Board of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors.  During his career he has completed the survey layout of numerous large building, road and highway projects.  He has been working with LiDAR (Laser Scanning Data) for the past 5 years with both the Terrestrial and Mobile LiDAR.  He has guided the implementation and work flow for these new technologies into its everyday use at FTCH.

Lisa Render Olson

Atlas EPS

 

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Lisa Render-Olson  is the Geofoam specialist with Atlas EPS a division of the Atlas Roofing Corporation.  During her 8 years with Atlas EPS Lisa has worked with rigid insulation for roofing, foundations , walls, and geofoam applications.   She provides AIA presentations on topics covering geofoam, below grade insulation assemblies, the building envelope and moisture management.    Lisa is a member of CSI in Grand Rapids and earned her CDT in 2010.   Membership with CSI has taught her the value of a well written specification.  She consults with architects and engineers to provide insight on  the benefits and limitations of various rigid insulation products.

 

PINNACLE CENTER

This Year’s Event will be held at:

 

The Pinnacle Center

3330 Highland Drive

Hudsonville MI 49426

phone: 616-662-3330

 

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A part of the proceeds will benefit the Building Bridges Professional Services program.  Building Bridges Professional Services has been serving the Grand Rapids community since 2007. Through the collaborative efforts of Urban Family Ministries, Tabernacle Community Church, and Bethany Christian Services, we employ at-risk young people who would not otherwise be able to locate employment in the area. Youth are trained to deliver high-quality, affordable services to local residents, including lawn care, landscaping, construction, snow removal, and other services.

Thank You to This Year’s Sponsors:

 

GOLD SPONSOR:

 LMIA

GOLD SPONSOR:

  

PM Technologies

REGISTRATION SPONSOR:

 

Where will YOUR booth be this year?

2014 EXPO FLOORPLAN:

 

 

 

Reserved Booth Floorplan 9.10.14

EXHIBITORS:

 

This year’s theme is BUILDING KNOWLEDGE. 

Several CEU classes will be offered and

centered around this theme, integrating

a theme for the Expo helps get your

target audience to attend.

Exhibitor Forms

Exhibitors have TWO (2) booth options this year: Basic or Executive

 

BASIC BOOTH:

 

8′ x 10′ Draped Booth

Carpeting

Free WiFi Access

Standard Power

Skirted Table

Two (2) Chairs

Small Wastebasket

EXECUTIVE BOOTH:

Basic Booth amenities PLUS :

 

Twenty Slide Power Point Presentation

(Presentation will be displayed throughout the

Exhibit Hall on four (4) large screens on

a continuous loop during the Expo)

and

Company Logo on the

Expo Handout 

(Handout will be given to ALL attendees)

 GREEN RECTANGLE

You can apply for your Exhibit booth by

EMAILING or FAXING your application.

 

Please direct all applications to the

Builders Exchange of Michigan,

Fax: 616-949-6831 or Email: Elizabeth@grbx.com.

 

Spaces are limited, get your application in today!

SPONSORSHIPS:

 

Looking for a bit more exposure than just an

exhibition booth?  The EXPO’s Sponsorship

Packages are designed to give your company

maximum bang for your hard earned

dollars!! Our extensive collection of

professional connections will provide

a great deal of visibility for your company.

 

Sponsorship Forms

GREEN RECTANGLE

TIER 1 SILVER:

$1,250 (15 Available)

 

- Company & Logo on the Expo’s website as a Sponsor *

- Company & Logo on the Expo’s Facebook page *

- Logo in Buyers Guide on GRBX.com for one (1) Year *

- Company & Logo on Handout at Expo as a Sponsor *

 

- Logo on one (1) eNewsletter sent to 5,000+ connections

- Company Logo on

Builders Exchange’s website

for three (3) months

- One (1) Logo in The Exchange – Annual Expo Edition

 

*Standard Sponsorship Benefits

 

TIER 2 GOLD:

$2,500 (6 Available)

 

- Standard Sponsorship Benefits PLUS:

 

- Logo on four (4) eNewsletters sent to 5,000+ connections

- 50% Discount on Basic Booth Space on the Expo Floor

- Company Logo on Builders Exchange and CSI GR website for six (6) months

- One (1) Standard ad in The Exchange – Annual Expo Edition

TIER 3 PLATINUM:

$5,000 (6 Available)

 

- Standard Sponsorship Benefits PLUS:

 

- Logo on nine (9) eNewsletters sent to 5,000+ connections

- FREE Executive Booth Space on the Expo Floor

- Company Logo on Builders Exchange and CSI GR website for one (1) Year

- One (1) Premium ad in The Exchange – Annual Expo Edition

 

A la Carte for

Platinum Sponors:

MEET ME AT THE EXPO

Additional $2,650

Sponsors