Speakers

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Scott West
VP Quality Management
Granite Construction

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

7:00 am | Chair’s Welcome

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

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

7:00 am | Chair’s Welcome

Joe Porostosky
Director, Facilities Information & Technology
Ohio State University

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

10:50 am | The Client’s Perspective: Developing Standards & Processes to Take the Lead on Quality With All Partners

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

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

8:20 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:10 pm | Panel: Evaluating the Skillset Required for Quality Personnel

Carol Post
Chief Quality Assurance Officer
Thornton Tomasetti

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:50 pm | Case Study: Building an Effective System for Sharing Lessons Learned & Implementing Best Practices Company-Wide

Track 3 - Day 2 - PM 2

4:50 pm | Case Study: Building an Effective System for Sharing Lessons Learned & Implementing Best Practices Company-Wide

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

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Denise Clements
Director of Quality, Americas
AECOM

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

10:50 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Trey Griffith
Director of Quality
Gray Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

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

Track 2 - Day 1 - AM

10:50 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

Chad Dorgan
President
Dorgan International

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

7:10 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

1:15 pm | Building an Effective QA/QC Program for Mechanical, Building Automation & Control Systems

Mike Raftery
VP & Director of Risk Management
Turner Construction Company

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

3:05 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Trends That Are Driving the Need for Quality & Evolution of Quality Programs Industry-Wide

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:55 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?

Erik W. Peterson
President
OAC Management Incorporated

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:00 am | Underlining A Moral Case for Quality

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

7:50 am | Establishing the Value of Quality Through Leadership

Chris Hauska
National Director, Quality Assurance
Gables Residential

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:40 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

1:10 pm | What Is Quality in Design & What Does That Mean for the Future of A/E Firms?

Andrew Blasetti
Associate Principal
Thornton Tomasetti

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:40 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Paul Edwards
Director of Corporate Quality
Stacy and Witbeck Inc.

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:10 pm | Panel: Evaluating the Skillset Required for Quality Personnel

Rama Sreenivasan
CEO & Co-Founder
Blitzz Inc.

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

12:00 pm | How Remote Video, Are Driving Incredible Efficiencies in Construction QA & QC Workflows

Scott Staffon
Director of Risk Management
Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann Inc.

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

3:05 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Trends That Are Driving the Need for Quality & Evolution of Quality Programs Industry-Wide

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

1:55 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

4:50 pm | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Approaches to Proactively Manage Quality in the Field

Track 2 - Day 2 - PM

1:55 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

4:10 pm | Exploring Best Practices to Scale Your Quality Department & Program in a Growing Organization

Dave Pimiskern
Head of Customer Success
Bridgit

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:30 pm | Driving Innovation From Concept to Construction

Loan T. Ngô
Senior Director of Quality
Mortenson

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:50 pm | Breakouts: Developing the Quality Career Path in Design & Construction

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

11:20 am | Evaluating the Value of Different Types of Audits to Drive Improvements in Quality Programs for You & Your Customer

John Bordonaro
Vice President of Business Development
Moisture Intrusion Solutions Inc.

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:30 pm | From Traffic Cop to Trusted Advisor

Joe Quattrochi
Director of Quality - Heavy Civil
Walsh Group

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:10 pm | Overcoming Shame: Driving Accountability for Reporting Quality Incidents

Matt Biehl
Building Director of Quality Control
Kinsley Construction

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

11:30 am | Panel: Enhancing Checklists to Improve Proactive Quality Management & Education

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:10 pm | Running Pre-Mobilization Meetings With All Parties to Ensure First Time Quality

Johnathon Grammer
Director of Quality
Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:30 pm | Driving Innovation From Concept to Construction

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

Track 1 - Day 1 - AM

11:30 am | Panel: Enhancing Checklists to Improve Proactive Quality Management & Education

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 1 - Day 1 - AM

10:50 am | Overcoming Resistance to Successfully Introduce & Integrate New Quality Initiatives in the Field

Jeff Taylor
QA/QC Director
Harwood International

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

10:10 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

11:30 am | Building a Quality Program for Construction in a Highly Regulated, Global Industry

Jake Freivald
VP, Product Marketing
Fulcrum

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:30 pm | Quality & Mobility: Managing the Unique Complexities of Mobile Teams

Peter Ukstins
Construction Risk Engineering, Subcontractor Default Insurance
AXA XL

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:50 pm | Uncovering Success Stories to Inform Best Practices: How Can You Better Manage Risk During Construction?

Tony Puckett
Vice President of Operations
FST Technical Services

Track 3 - Day 1 - AM

11:30 am | Building a Quality Program for Construction in a Highly Regulated, Global Industry

David Mata
Director of Quality
Casey Industrial & MasTec Power Corp

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

8:20 am | Panel: Defining & Operationalizing Quality Excellence Through the Lens of Different Stakeholders

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:50 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

1:55 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

8:10 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

10:10 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

8:10 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 1

2:30 pm | From Traffic Cop to Trusted Advisor

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

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

11:20 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

10:50 am | Panel: Keeping Quality Front of Mind in a Remote World

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:50 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 1 - AM

10:50 am | Overcoming Resistance to Successfully Introduce & Integrate New Quality Initiatives in the Field

Russell Klapperich
Construction Risk Engineering, Subcontractor Default Insurance
AXA XL

Track 2 - Day 1 - PM 2

4:50 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

4:50 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

7:15 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning

Jonathan Giovanni
Regional Quality Assurance Director
MWH Constructors

Sue Klawans
Principal
SK Lean

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

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

Jason Nichols
Product Marketing Lead (AEC)
DroneDeploy

Day Two

Wednesday 28 September 2021

9:20 am | Bridging the Gap Between Design & Construction: Digital Twins

Matthew Linke
Quality Manager
McCownGordon Construction

Track 2 - Day 2 - AM

10:40 am | Case Study: Developing & Scaling Our Own System for Collecting Quality Metrics

Trevor Brown
Senior Quality Control Manager
JE Dunn Construction Company

Blake Lockhart
Technical Solutions Executive, Construction
Autodesk

Day One

Tuesday 28 September 2021

9:00 am | Demonstrating How Specialty Contractors Drive Collaboration & Deliver Quality

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

Track 1 - Day 2 - AM

10:40 am | Panel: Benchmarking the Most Effective Tools & Approaches for Remote Site Inspections & Observations

Track 3 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:50 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

1:15 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

11:30 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 - AM

11:30 am | Panel: Enhancing Checklists to Improve Proactive Quality Management & Education

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:50 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

7:15 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

8:10 am | Panel: Working With Field Leaders to Simplify & Integrate Quality Management Into The Day-to-Day Functions of Your Company

Steve Black
Senior Quality Support Manager
Power 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

8:10 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

1:15 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

3:05 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

1:10 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

7:15 am | Case Study: Restoring the United States Air Force Academy Chapel Through Extensive Quality Process Planning

Abigail Boll
Project Engineer
The Walsh Group

Track 1 - Day 1 - PM 1

1:10 pm | Overcoming Shame: Driving Accountability for Reporting Quality Incidents