Sunday, April 14, 2013

Upcoming Training, Networking, and Legislative Events

Bid Schedules and Bid Forms:  Free training sponsored by MRSC and APWA's Contract Administration SubcommitteeIn four locations around Washington state: Renton (May 2, 2013), Yakima (May 9, 2013), Camas (May 16, 2013), Everett (May 23, 2013).  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The workshop will explore the varying methods used by public agencies in developing bid schedules and bid forms, and determining the basis of award on public works construction projects.  Click here for more information and registration.

New Design-Build Legislation in Washington State:  Whether you're a public agency thinking about using Design-Build, or a contractor working in or interested in this market, you'll benefit from this timely update from a panel of experts involved in drafting and negotiating the changes in the Design-Build law - RCW 39.10 (Robynne Parkinson, Eric Smith, Bob Maruska, and Dan Absher).  DBIA Seattle breakfast meeting.  May 8, 2013 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Harbor Club (801 Second Avenue). Cost: $65 for DBIA members; $90 for non-DBIA members.  Click here for more information and registration.
Business Opportunities Workshop:  Designed for consultants interested in doing business with Seattle Public Utilities.  Thursday, April 18, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Seattle Municipal Tower (Rooms 4050/4060).  Information about projects and upcoming consultant contract opportunities to do business with SPU.  Network with other consultants.  More information and questions, contact Vicky Schiantarelli at (206) 684-7821 or by email at  Space is limited.  Click here to register for this free event.

Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB):  May 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Olympia.  Open to the public. Click here for more information about CPARB.  The agenda for the meeting will be posted soon.

Blue Book Network Showcase:  Free networking and educational event for the design and construction community.  May 9, 2013 (3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) in Seattle, Washington at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.  Click here for more information and registration.

GC/CM Training Workshop:   Whether you're a public agency interested in exploring use of GC/CM or a contractor or designer, this two day training event will outline the basics and best practices of GC/CM (General Contractor/Construction Manager) as authorized by RCW 39.10.  May 30-31, 2013 in Seattle at the AGC Building.  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Cost: $350.  Sponsored by AGC Education Foundation, University of Washington, and Mechanical Contractors Association of WashingtonClick here for more information and registration.

Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) - Washington State Chapter Workshop:   June 5, 2013.  9:00 a.m. to noon at the University of Washington's Waterfront Activities Center (3900 Montlake Blvd.).  Presentations on a) Coyote Ridge LEED Gold Prison Performance Comparison with David Jensen and b) COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange), BIM, GIS and other Digital Adventures at the University of Washington with Eric Smith.  Cost: $30 for COAA members; $35 for non-COAA members.  Click here for more information and to register.

City of Seattle Reverse Vendor Trade Show:  Companies interested in doing business with the City of Seattle can learn about upcoming solicitations, sustainable purchasing, and business-to-business opportunities for Goods and Services, Consulting, and Construction.  July 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion (305 Harrison Street).    Click here for more information and registration.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Conference:  98th Annual International Supply Management Conference in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas.  April 28-May 1, 2013. Keynote speaker: Condoleezza Rice.  Click here for more information.
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