CBD STRATEGY MEETING
CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING AND DESIGN
SMART | SUSTAINABLE | SAFE
March 29, 2017 | San Francisco, CA | Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Confirmed Facilitators Include:
Mazzetti + GBA
John is a Principal at Mazzetti with over 20 years of electrical engineering leadership primarily in the Healthcare sector. John specializes in the design and specification of complete electrical systems, including distribution systems, emergency generators, uninterruptible power supply systems, lighting, fire alarm and life safety, and other auxiliary systems. He has extensive experience working with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the Division of the State Architect. Some of John’s most noteworthy projects include: Stanford New Hospital Replacement, UC Berkeley Tolman Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital (the first LEED® Silver project in California). UC Davis Medical Center Surgical Pavilion, and Kaiser Permanente San Leandro.
D. Wayne Klotz
RPS Klotz Associates
D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, ENV SP is President of RPS Klotz Associates, Inc. He has a BSCE from Texas A&M University in 1974 and an MSCE from the University of Houston in 1976. Wayne serves as Board President for the Coastal Water Authority. He has served on the Community Resilience Task Force for the Department of Homeland Security. Wayne served 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District. He served as National President of ASCE in 2008 – 2009. Wayne is a founder and Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Awards include the 2011 Texas Engineer of the Year Award, 2011 Houston Engineer of the Year Award, ASCE National 2005 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award. In 2008, he was named Honorary Professor by Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru.
Kevin is a successful architectural business leader, project manager and designer with over 39 years of experience in architecture, planning and construction administration. He is an experienced project manager with a large portfolio of both national and international projects. He brings extensive expertise in government regulations, contract negotiations, business development, international projects, program and staff management and planning/design concerns. Skilled at implementing and maintaining project goals and visions within rigorous budget and schedule requirements, Kevin excels at creative problem-solving and developing innovative solutions, particularly in high pressure situations.
Senior Principal and Weidlinger Protective Design Practice Leader
As head of Thornton Tomasetti’s Weidlinger Protective Design practice, Peter leads a team of protection-engineering design and analysis specialists. He is an expert in special structures and protective design, directing challenging projects worldwide. During his 22-year career, Peter has overseen the design and structural hardening of numerous U.S. embassies, courthouses and other government buildings. His portfolio includes office buildings, educational facilities, hotels, stadiums, laboratories and residential towers. He has also provided legal consulting on the efficacy of structural and blast-engineering designs. Peter served as principal and board member for Weidlinger Associates until its 2015 merger with Thornton Tomasetti.
National Director of Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles
Adrian Pearmine is the National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles for DKS Associates in the Portland, OR office. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation from University of Washington. For over 20 years, he has specialized in the planning, design and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and telecommunications networks. For the last several years, he has been combining his background in transportation technology with his telecommunications experience to help deliver smarter solutions to the problems that our cities face. Adrian was the author of the chapter on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the upcoming book, Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook, which will be published in the first quarter of 2017. He helped coordinate the Portland region’s response to the Smart Cities Challenge, a $50M+ USDOT lead initiative aimed at building Smarter Cities transportation solutions. He is a member of the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Coalition and is leading DKS’s initiatives in the connected and autonomous vehicles industry.
Director BIM Services, Planning Design and Construction
Cliff began his career in the design and construction industry exploring different models of practice through the delivery of new and innovative business processes. Practicing with small and large firms in Denver, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area, he joined Stanford Healthcare to support their leadership in building innovative systems in the design, construction, and facility management processes through the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
He saw the promise in BIM while guiding internationally distributed teams providing outsourced technology services which leveraged the potential of built asset lifecycle management through cloud-based platforms for integrated management of buildings from design to operations.
Cliff is the author of Architecture 3.0; the Disruption Design Practice Handbook and has written for the AIA’s Handbook for Professional Practice and using BIM for managing quality in design and construction.
Head of Protective Design
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Leading the Protective Design services group of KPFF Consulting Engineers, Sharon has over 25 years of professional structural engineering experience in delivering design consulting services for mission critical facilities and the development of risk management studies. Bringing a unique background in both manmade and natural hazard mitigation design, Sharon is adept at working with clients to identify their risks and prioritize the implementation of corrective design measures through an integrated, multi-hazard approach with a focus on cost/benefit decision making. Sharon is a licensed Structural Engineer (SE) in the State of California and Arizona. She received her master’s degree from Stanford University and her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University in Structural Engineering.
Founder and Director
U.S. Resiliency Construction
Evan Reis, SE, works with public agencies and private companies nationwide to promote resilience and protect buildings and infrastructure against natural and man-made risks. Evan focuses on developing comprehensive resilience management strategies that include, mitigation, emergency management and business continuity planning, and financial risk transfer.
Evan co-founded the US Resiliency Council in 2011 as a way to educate building stakeholders and the public about the gap between the growing sustainability movement and true resilient design. The country was made painfully aware of this gap little more than a year later, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Evan strives to provide an unqualified commitment to his clients and to the profession of structural engineering, and through his service with the USRC to promote and advocate for more resilient communities nationwide.
Chief Information Officer
Brian Konie is the Chief Information Officer of O’Neil Industries, Inc., a national commercial general contractor and construction management firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. After receiving his BS in Computer Science from DePaul University, Brian spent 2 years developing internal web applications for Lucent Technologies. He then moved into IT management in the AEC industry, first with GHK–an interior design firm–and then with O’Neil Industries. Throughout his 15 years in the construction industry, Brian has been a change agent in several areas including training, ERP and Project Management software, core infrastructure, BIM, and mobility.
Director, Engineering & Construction Strategy
Garrett Harley is a project controls addict, an addiction that began with his first job out of college at Bechtel Corporation as a controls engineer. Upon leaving Bechtel, Garrett worked as a trainer, implementation consultant, and solutions engineer for Kelar Corporation, a Primavera Authorized Reseller. His office and staff were acquired by Primavera in 1997, and Garrett joined Oracle in 2008 via acquisition. With 20+ years of project management experience supporting both owners and contractors within infrastructure, industrial, commercial, and residential markets, Garrett brings strong industry expertise—and a great sense of humor—to his current position at as Director of Engineering & Construction Strategy at Oracle.
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
University of California, Merced Campus
Daniel Feitelberg joined UC Merced in 2012 to establish the Division of Planning and Budget and launch the 2020 Project. The project will build the second phase of campus, including 1.2 million ft2 of sustainable academic, housing and student life facilities.
The 2020 Project is the largest social infrastructure public-private partnership in the United States, and the first in the higher education sector. With thirteen years of investment banking experience, Mr. Feitelberg has served state and local government agencies, including transportation, energy, water, education and healthcare enterprises. He graduated from the University of California, Davis and lives in Burlingame, California.
Dr. Peter Pirnejad
Development Services Director
City of Palo Alto
Dr. Peter Pirnejad serves as the Development Services Director for the City of Palo Alto where he manages the adoption and enforcement of all the construction related regulations for the City. With over 18 years of experience in local government related to land use and construction, Dr. Pirnejad specializes in streamlining operations by leveraging innovative technologies, fostering strong teams, and promoting collaborative governance.
During his tenure at Palo Alto he has had award-winning work in the areas of green building and energy efficiency buildings, civic-tech innovations, community engagement efforts, and operational efficiency. He holds a Masters in Planning and Development and Doctorate in Public Policy, Planning and Development from USC. He has lectured at Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Michael M. Ghilotti
Ghilotti Bros, Inc.
With 38+ years of experience in the Construction industry, Mike Ghilotti is 3rd generation President of Ghilotti Bros. Inc.; a family owned and operated engineering construction company that has been in business in San Rafael since 1914. Mike currently oversees all operations of the Company with sales of $85 Million annually, specializing in Heavy Highway, Public Works, Construction Manager, General Contractor, and Design/Build Construction. He is considered a Partnering frontrunner and has been actively engaged in all phases of Partnering within the Industry with Owners, Contractors, and related City, County and Federal agencies, and private entities.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Deepak is the founder and visionary behind Aditazz. His idea to borrow and learn from integrated circuit and chip design technologies was the impetus behind the development of a similar approach to the design and construction of complex buildings. Deepak’s vision has led Aditazz to develop a SaaS (software as a service) Platform that applies automation and computation to radically improve the efficiency of planning, design, and construction of the built environment.
Over the course of his career, Deepak has developed a wide range of skills ranging from high-level planning, design, and advanced manufacturing to market development, customer support, and general management. He spent seven years at Intel Corporation as part of the Architecture and Design team of several generations of microprocessors. Following Intel, he was part of the early team at Yago Systems, later acquired by Cabletron Systems.
Deepak has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University in India. He currently holds nine patents.
Vice President Strategy and Innovation
Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Tom is responsible for advancing KA’s strategic plan and innovation initiatives, positioning its brand, and identifying trends and market opportunities. He is a regarded nationally as a strategic business planning thought leader in the construction and real estate industry. Tom has delivered more than 220 strategic business planning consulting engagements to companies across the U.S., including Kraus-Anderson. He has been a contributing writer to publications including the Associated General Contractors of America’s “Constructor,” Construction Financial Management Association’s “Building Profits,” and for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He serves on the board of trustees of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Upper Midwest and was vice chair of the board of the Building Futures Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank. He is also a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.
Aidan Hughes, LEED® AP is a Principal of Arup, the leader of Arup in San Francisco. Aidan brings more than 20 years experience to his work consulting to municipal governments, transportation agencies, and developers. He advises developers and regional government on transportation and infrastructure strategies including leading work on a range of transit-oriented and mixed-used development projects. Aidan is a Council member of ULI, a Board member of SPUR and a LEED® Accredited Professional.
Project Executive (2020 Project)
University of California, Merced Campus
Adam Shaw is an experience P3 practitioner having delivered over $12 Billion dollars of social infrastructure internationally. Shaw left Australia in 2015 and joined the UC Merced 2020 project as Project Executive responsible for contract negotiation and project implementation. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of project managers, architects and engineers overseeing the development including organizational change, contract, design and financial management. Shaw has contributed to numerous panel discussions and thought leadership pieces on P3 development and implementation and has been a promoter for maximizing Owner performance in P3 structures through cultural change.
National Innovation Development Manager
Tyler Goss is a National Innovation Development Manager for Turner Construction. Tyler Manages the implementation of both new and ongoing research and development projects both within Turner Construction and with external commercial and institutional partners, as well as identifying and pursuing opportunities for strategic investment in early-stage AEC Industry startups.
Tyler is a licensed architect with over 15 years’ experience in all phases of development, design, construction and operations. He takes a holistic approach to the improvement of the construction industry, targeting technologies, processes, and tactics, and recombining them strategically to create productivity-driven improvements and generate tangible returns on investment.