The 3rd Annual BUILDING THE HEARTLAND Conference, to be held August 31-September 2 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will offer two keynote speakers and one keynote panel in addition to approximately 50 accredited learning sessions.
Opening day keynote Ann P. Kalayil, Ph.D., Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Great Lakes Region, will discuss the Strategic Sustainability Plan 2020 for the Great Lakes Region, considered the region’s road map to create and maintain a more sustainable, efficient federal government, and a stronger GSA. Kalayil will highlight the five key areas of sustainability — Buildings, Workplace Transformation, Transportation, Supply Chain, and Sustainable Communities — that can help strengthen GSA’s impact.
The September 1 sessions will open with a BOMA keynote panel discussion of “What Building Owners Really Want in Their Projects.” Betsy Traczek, Principal, The John Buck Company, will discuss site selection considerations. Jan Goldsmith, SVP, Zeller Realty Group, will focus on office buildouts and workspace improvements, office building lobby renovations, and adaptive reuse. Bill Vail, Senior Director, Asset Services at CBRE, will discuss special considerations in new construction, reconstruction, and renovation. Bob Quast, BOMA/Chicago’s Vice President and Vice President with Lincoln Property, will moderate.
All education sessions will offer AIA CES or Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) learning units, or both. The event is sponsored by SGC Horizon’s Building Design+Construction magazine, AIA Chicago, and USGBC-Illinois.
Note: Attendees will receive AIA/CES credit for all sessions. AIA members will receive credit on their AIA transcript and by certificate for non-AIA members.
All sessions are AIA HSW approved.
All sessions also approved for GBCI credit - Green Building Certification Institute.
Sessions that are 1.5 hour long, earn 1.5 LUs. Sessions that are 1.0 hour are 1.0 LUs.
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