October 2015 — Higher Education Luncheon

It was a full house at the Octo­ber SMPS High­er Edu­ca­tion Lun­cheon!

Atten­dees eager­ly gath­ered at the Dou­ble Tree Hotel in Mis­sion Val­ley to learn about upcom­ing pro­grams from some of the top local Uni­ver­si­ties. Speak­ers includ­ed pan­elists Robert Schulz, Asso­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent of Real Estate, Plan­ning and Devel­op­ment from SDSU, Mark Row­land, Prin­ci­pal Architect/Project Man­ag­er from UCSD, Melis­sa Plaskonos, Assis­tant Vice Pres­i­dent, Facil­i­ties Man­age­ment from USD, and Thomas Macias, Direc­tor of Facil­i­ties from Mira­Cos­ta Col­lege.

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Com­mon top­ics through­out the dis­cus­sion includ­ed var­i­ous deliv­ery meth­ods of past projects – some suc­cess­ful and oth­ers not, future cap­i­tal improve­ment projects includ­ing stu­dent hous­ing, infra­struc­ture and park­ing, and lessons learned going for­ward. All very insight­ful top­ics for a diverse AEC crowd; yet, one of the most inspir­ing quotes came from SDSU’s Robert Schulz stat­ing, “Con­struc­tion is the ulti­mate team sport.” A say­ing that we have all grown to appre­ci­ate in our indus­try!

Thank you to the pan­elists, mem­bers, and oth­er con­tribut­ing sup­port­ers for help­ing us host anoth­er suc­cess­ful lun­cheon!

Writ­ten by: Eri­ca Frand­sen, Bal­four Beat­ty Con­struc­tion

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