Monday, December 3, 2012

Upcoming Events

NIGP Annual Forum:  This annual conference for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing will be held from August 24-28, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.  Early bird discount registration ends April 30, 2013.  Click here for more information about the Forum. 

NIGP - Washington State Chapter Annual Meeting:  The annual meeting of NIGP's Washington State chapter will be held on January 17, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall.  In addition to the annual business meeting and awards, there will be presentations by the State Auditor's Office's Local Performance Center and Sound Transit on the process for their recent Pareto Award by NIGP.  I will also be speaking and updating attendees on developments related to On-Call Public Works Contracts that the State Auditor's Office and Department of Labor and Industries have recently raised questions about.  Click here for more information, to see the agenda, and to register for this $25 event (member price).

King County CSO Program Updates:  This January 17, 2013 meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America will provide an update on King County's CSO program.  The cost for this dinner meeting (5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) is $45.  Click here for more information.

How Technology Advances Can Maximize Integrated Delivery:  Sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America - Northwest Region, this breakfast meeting will be held on December 12, 2012 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will discuss BIM technologies as well as collaborative communication through Go To Meeting and other tools.  Cost is $65 for members and $90 for non-members.  Click here for more information and to register.

Why Design-Build Was the Best Delivery Method:  Sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America - Oregon Chapter.  On December 11, 2012, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., there will be a Design-Build case study presented on why Design-Build was the best delivery method for the new Portland home office of contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis.  After the breakfast and presentation, there will be a tour of the new building, a block from the meeting location.  Click here for more information.

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