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Recent Events

Northeast Regional Luncheon at Build Business (July 15, 2010) Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

SMPS CT proudly sponsored the first Northeast Regional Luncheon with special guest speaker Frank Stasiowski, FAIA, founder, CEO, and President of PSMJ Resources, Inc., a worldwide firm that specializes in improving the performance of A/E/C firms of all sizes and their personnel. Frank’s vibrant presentation illustrated many relevant ecomonic trends affecting A/E/C firms, our markets and clients. His dymanic and interactive session also included some of Frank's economic forecasts on viable markets in the recent past, present and future.

This informative event was free to all Build Business attendees from the Northeast Region.

Annual Meeting & Higher Education Panel Focus Group (June 16, 2010) Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, CT

At the final SMPS CT program of the year, members voted on and announced our new board of directors, presented chapter awards, and participated in a lively discussion with higher education colleagues.

Attendees were treated to an informative panel discussion in which Higher Education Facility Managers gave their "insiders look" on the challenges of building and construction in a down economy. Much insight was gained regarding how academic institutions and their A/E/C consultants must find ways to "do more with less."

Panelists included Sally Katz, Trinity College’s Director of Facilities, Tom Beebe, University of New Haven’s Assistant Vice President of Capital Projects, Stephen George, Connecticut College’s Manager of Planning Design and Construction, and Alexandria Roe, Uconn’s Director of Planning and Project Development.

Panel Topics included:

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    Dwindling operating/capital budgets and growing deferred maintenance

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    Rising student expectations

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    Sustainability initiatives

SMPS CT thanks Standard Builders for their generous support of this program.

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