Speakers

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Scott West
VP Quality Management
Granite Construction

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

7:30 am | Chair’s Welcome

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

4:00 pm | Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference

7:30 am | Chair’s Welcome

Joe Porostosky
Director, Facilities Information & Technology
Ohio State University

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | The Client’s Perspective: Developing Standards & Processes to Take the Lead on Quality With All Partners

Mark Walsh
Global Director of Technical Design
Perkins & Will

Mike Clippinger
VP & National Quality Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:40 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:30 pm | Panel: Evaluating the Skillset Required for Quality Personnel

Carol Post
Chief Quality Assurance Officer
Thornton Tomasetti

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Case Study: Building an Effective System for Sharing Lessons Learned & Implementing Best Practices Company-Wide

Track 3 - Day 2 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Case Study: Building an Effective System for Sharing Lessons Learned & Implementing Best Practices Company-Wide

Jon Berkoe
VP & Director of VDC
MWH Constructors

Dan Mortimer
Senior Superintendent
Layton Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | Overcoming Resistance to Successfully Introduce & Integrate New Quality Initiatives in the Field

Denise Clements
Director of Quality, Americas
AECOM

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Trey Griffith
Director of Quality
Gray Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

10:15 am | Securing Buy-in From Every Member of Your Crew to Keep Quality Front of Mind

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

3:30 pm | Panel: Discussing How Quality Leaders Can Maximize Resource on Projects Despite a Small Quality Team

Brendan Dillon
Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Manager
Denver International Airport

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

10:15 am | Panel: Understanding the Value & Pitfalls of Design & Construction Quality Programs to Drive Client Goals

Chad Dorgan
Founder & Past President
CQEC Board of Governors

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

7:40 am | Mapping Out Your Strategy to Become a Company Driven By Quality: How Do You Ensure Your Message Resonates at Every Level?

Track 1 - Day 2 - PM

1:00 pm | Building an Effective QA/QC Program for Mechanical, Building Automation & Control Systems

Curtis Hartog
Executive Director, Capital Planning, Construction & Maintenance
Minneapolis Public Schools

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:40 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Mike Raftery
VP & Director of Risk Management
Turner Construction Company

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

3:00 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Trends That Are Driving the Need for Quality & Evolution of Quality Programs Industry-Wide

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:45 pm | Exploring the Future of Supply Chain Quality Management in Construction: What Needs to Happen to Develop a More Mature System to Ensure Quality in Construction?

Chris Hauska
National Director, Quality Assurance
Gables Residential

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:40 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:45 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Corey Zussman
Director of Quality Management
Pepper Construction

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

10:00 am | Panel: Establishing a Set of Quality Metrics for Industry Benchmarking

Jeanette Shaw
Director of QA/QC & Sustainability
Powers Brown Architecture

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:30 pm | What Is Quality in Design & What Does That Mean for the Future of A/E Firms?

Paul Edwards
Director of Corporate Quality
Stacy and Witbeck Inc.

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:30 pm | Panel: Evaluating the Skillset Required for Quality Personnel

Ted Boyce
Director of Quality, Training and Organizational Development
Hathaway Dinwiddie

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

3:30 pm | Scaling Down Quality Programs for Any Scope of Work

John Myler
Assistant Construction Manager
PA Department of Transportation

Track 1 - Day 2 - PM

1:45 pm | Lifting the Lid on the PennDOT E-Construction Initiative to Streamline Construction Information Management Through Close-Out

Christopher Hewitt
Corporate Director of Quality
Boldt

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Approaches to Proactively Manage Quality in the Field

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:45 pm | Exploring the Future of Supply Chain Quality Management in Construction: What Needs to Happen to Develop a More Mature System to Ensure Quality in Construction?

Adam Makino
Director of Quality Assurance
EllisDon Corporation

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:15 pm | Exploring Best Practices to Scale Your Quality Department & Program in a Growing Organization

Loan T. Ngô
Senior Director of Quality
Mortenson

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:15 pm | Breakouts: Developing the Quality Career Path in Design & Construction

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

11:30 am | Evaluating the Value of Different Types of Audits to Drive Improvements in Quality Programs for You & Your Customer

Joe Quattrochi
Director of Quality - Heavy Civil
Walsh Group

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:30 pm | Overcoming Shame: Driving Accountability for Reporting Quality Incidents

Matt Biehl
Building Director of Quality Control
Kinsley Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Panel: Enhancing Checklists to Improve Proactive Quality Management & Education

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:15 pm | Running Pre-Mobilization Meetings With All Parties to Ensure First Time Quality

John Mascaro
President
American Society for Quality, Design & Construction Division

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:00 am | Building an Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) to Effectively Plan, Schedule, & Minimize Project Delays

Paz Arroyo
Quality Leader,
DPR Construction

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Jeff Taylor
QA/QC Director
Harwood International

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

10:15 am | Panel: Understanding the Value & Pitfalls of Design & Construction Quality Programs to Drive Client Goals

Ryan Meeks
Quality Assurance Manager
Intel

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Building a Quality Program for Construction in a Highly Regulated, Global Industry

Peter Ukstins
Construction Risk Engineering, Subcontractor Default Insurance
AXA XL

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Uncovering Success Stories to Inform Best Practices: How Can You Better Manage Risk During Construction?

David Mata
Director of Quality
Casey Industrial & MasTec Power Corp

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:40 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Approaches to Proactively Manage Quality in the Field

Paul Stewart
Quality Director
Kiewit

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

10:00 am | Panel: Establishing a Set of Quality Metrics for Industry Benchmarking

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:45 pm | Exploring the Future of Supply Chain Quality Management in Construction: What Needs to Happen to Develop a More Mature System to Ensure Quality in Construction?

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 2

3:30 pm | Case Study: Developing a Program for EPC or Design-Build Projects That Ensures Quality From Design Through Construction to Commissioning

Dennis McCown
Regional Quality Director
Swinerton

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

10:15 am | Proving the Cost of Quality to Drive Corporate Buy-In to the Value of Your Department

Angelo Trapani
Director of Quality – Buildings Division
Walsh Group

William Lages
Corporate Quality Manager
Conti Federal Services

Robert Achilles
Director of Quality
Sellen Construction

Andrew Gibson
Director of Field Operations
Provident General Contractors

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

3:30 pm | Panel: Discussing How Quality Leaders Can Maximize Resource on Projects Despite a Small Quality Team

Robert Swink
Director of Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Samet

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Nick Laeder
Director of Sustainability (MEP Services & Quality Control)
Mowery Construction

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

11:30 am | Case Study: Harnessing Drones & Photogrammetry to Streamline Inspections & Increase Project Transparency

Harvey Schwager
Technical Director of Architecture
OHM Advisors

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

11:00 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:15 pm | Panel: Establishing an Effective Program to Mentor Younger Architects & Increase Consistency of Quality in Designs

JD Nelson
Quality Leader – Central Region
DPR Construction

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:45 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Russell Klapperich
Construction Risk Engineering, Subcontractor Default Insurance
AXA XL

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Uncovering Success Stories to Inform Best Practices: How Can You Better Manage Risk During Construction?

Larry Stone
Quality Lead
J.H. Findorff & Sons

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

5:00 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Approaches to Proactively Manage Quality in the Field

Alex Delimont
Senior Project Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:00 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning

Jim Townsend
Quality Assurance Manager
Intel

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Building a Quality Program for Construction in a Highly Regulated, Global Industry

Harri Emari
Director of Corporate Outreach
PMI

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:45 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Jonathan Giovanni
Regional Quality Assurance Director
MWH Constructors

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Panel: Enhancing Checklists to Improve Proactive Quality Management & Education

Sue Klawans
Principal
SK Lean

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

10:00 am | Panel: Establishing a Set of Quality Metrics for Industry Benchmarking

Matthew Linke
Quality Manager
McCownGordon Construction

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

10:45 am | Case Study: Developing & Scaling Our Own System for Collecting Quality Metrics

Marty Rickett
Senior Project Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:00 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning

Trevor Brown
Senior Quality Control Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Steve Etelamaki
Senior Construction Administrator, QA + Specifications Manager
Plunkett Raysich Architects

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:45 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:15 pm | Panel: Establishing an Effective Program to Mentor Younger Architects & Increase Consistency of Quality in Designs

Lester McKinzy
Regional Quality Manager
Turner Construction Company

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:00 pm | Exploring the Role of Pre-Qualification: How Can We Optimize Trade Contractor Requirements for Both Parties?

Zach Schlosser
Quality Control Manager
Sellen Construction

Brian Tiehen
Senior Quality Manager
BL Harbert International

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Exploring How to Better Align Safety & Quality to Enhance Integration Into the Day-to-Day Functioning of Your Organization

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

3:30 pm | Panel: Discussing How Quality Leaders Can Maximize Resource on Projects Despite a Small Quality Team

Frank Bartholomew
Quality Control Manager
Haselden Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:15 pm | Your Guide to Implementing Root Cause Analysis to Turn Mistakes Into Continuous Improvement Opportunities

Brett Granier
Quality Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:00 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning

Don Keenan
Quality Manager
LeChase Construction

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Richard Ayub
Quality Assurance Manager
Intel

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

11:45 am | Building a Quality Program for Construction in a Highly Regulated, Global Industry

Steve Black
Senior Quality Support Manager
Power Construction

Wade Jones
QC Manager, International
Caddell Construction

Dr Abdul Razzak Rumane
Advisor & Director, Construction Management
Sijjeel General Commerce & Contracting Co.

Alex Idelson
Senior Quality Specialist
JE Dunn Construction Company

Jon Bonneau
QAQC Manager
Provident General Contractors

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Clint Ullman
MEP Coordinator
SpawGlass

Track 1 - Day 2 - PM

1:00 pm | Building an Effective QA/QC Program for Mechanical, Building Automation & Control Systems

Collin Sutt
Quality Consultant
American Contractors Insurance Group

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

3:00 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Trends That Are Driving the Need for Quality & Evolution of Quality Programs Industry-Wide

Tom Boissy
Quality Support Manager
Power Construction

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:30 pm | Panel: Evaluating the Skillset Required for Quality Personnel

Lily Iftner
PE - Senior Technical Engineer, QCM
Sellen Construction

Parker Burns
Senior Project Engineer
JE Dunn Construction Company

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:00 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning