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ACE Monthly Task Force Meeting @ Phoenix Airport Marriott
Jun 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am


Join the ACE Task Force as we gather to hear the latest innovations and trends with projects. Learn what new projects owners having on the horizon and hear from academia about industry changing research.

Network before and after the meeting, 7:00 – 7:30 and 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Please RSVP to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and thank everyone for their continued support of ACE.

SMPS, Keeping Up with the Joneses – Beginner Video Software Trianing @ HDR
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
LAI, PathFinders: The Music of Adaptive Reuse @ The Van Buren
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
June APA/ASLA Networking Breakfast @ Valley Metro Office
Jun 7 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the one year mark in our monthly networking events. We appreciate all of you that take time out of your busy schedules to support our common mission to a create sustainable and forward thinking approach to our urban core by connecting urban planning and landscape architecture visions. Please mark your calendars for the first Wednesday of EVERY month to join us for relevant topics the opportunity to network with our colleagues.

Our June 7th meeting embodies our goal to public space that provides a community place balanced with social needs. Please join us at Valley Metro’s office beginning at 7:15 AM to hear a presentation on Camelbackyard project.

A blighted neighborhood in Phoenix, is transforming into a community food hub, complete with a vegetable garden tended by refugee families. Working with the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee, ASU student teams from the School of Sustainability, Fulton School of Engineering, and Herberger Design School used creative approaches to solicit community feedback and create sustainable design concepts for their project. Jessica Otten, Assistant Director of Development for ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will present how this site, through careful and intensive design, becomes a place for the refugee community to call home and feel integrated into the neighborhood.

Lunch & LEED: What’s a Solar Home Worth? @ Okland Construction
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about the benefits and value of solar homes in this June 7 Lunch & LEED seminar by USGBC Arizona.

Melisa Camp of Greenhab & Elite Education will discuss eight national and local research studies about solar homes. The studies vary — their methodology is different, comparison approaches vary, criteria studied is altered and geographic regions are diverse — but their findings are similar: solar homes are valuable in today’s market.

The studies cover the value of residential solar systems and are recent, having been published within the last four years. This course also will analyze owned versus leased, appraisal valuation methods, MLS data, sales premiums for solar and net metering.

Continuing education: 1 GBCI CE and 1 AIA LU

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current trends in the residential photovoltaic solar market related to value.
  • Compare scholarly research studies related to residential solar systems.
  • Specify the best indicators of solar premium for homes.
  • Learners will identify that price per watt is the most appropriate valuation metric for solar homes.

AAEC Meeting, June 8-9 @ Mohave County Administration Building
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm

There is not contracted hotel.  Please make reservation at any of the local hotels.,-114.064541

These properties will honor the Government Rate of $91 per night plus tax on a limited number of rooms for all meeting attendees on June 7th and 8th.  You must indicate you are attending the Arizona Associations of County Engineers Meeting to receive the Government Rate.

  • Springhill Suites – 928-753-8766
  • La Quinta – 928-529-5070
  • Holiday Inn Express (pledged to hold 20 rooms at $91 rate; will honor $109 rate above 20 room bookings) – 928-718-4343

Want to Pay by Check or Need an Invoice? Register online, on the payment screen choose Check/Money Order. Once your registration is complete you will be presented with a link to Print/View Invoice.

Thursday June 8 TOPIC SPEAKER
9:00 AM Welcome Mohave County
9:15 AM Oatman Road Prefab Bridge Raj Christian, Project Design Manager, Kimley-Horn and Associates; Reese Green, Project Manager, Pulice Construction, Inc; Tim Walsh, P.E., Mohave County
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Needs Study Update Jacobs
10:45 AM County Reports
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM The Arizona Peace Trail – A New Opportunity for Western Arizona: Wayne Colebank, Principal/Landscape Architect, Logan Simpson
1:45 PM Abandoned Utilities: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Al Field, President, Al Field and Associates and Sandra M. Holmes, Executive Director, Arizona811
2:30 PM Break
3:15 PM County Reports
4:00 PM Roundtable Discussion – Small Cell Towers Legislation All Attendees
5:00 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner
June 9
7:30 AM AACE Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 AM ADOT District Engineer / Pavement Reconstruction Alvin Stump
9:15 AM Rural Transportation Authority Update Kevin Adam
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Road Diets: How Less Can Be So Much More Kerry Wilcoxon, State Traffic Safety Engineer, ADOT
11:00 AM County Reports
12:00 PM Adjourn

ASHRAE Central Arizona Honors & Awards Dinner @ Orange Tree Golf Resort
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SMPS Marketing Council: Worth 1,000 Words – Hands-On Graphic Facilitation Workshop @ HDR
Jun 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

You may have noticed a trend toward more visual meetings. Graphic note taking, idea mapping, post it notes and multicolor markers are now standard in confrence rooms everywhere. The thing is, this trend is popular because it works. Want to learn how?

Learning Objectives

  • Uncover the “why” behind visual communication and how to leverage it.
  • Learn a method of visual communication that engages clients in a deeper way that static slides.
  • Practice creating pictographs and ideagraphs to spark better memory and visual engagement.

APWA, Public Works Institute @ City of Tempe Field Services Assembly Hall
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm
ABA, Lean Construction Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring @ Sundt's Phoenix Training Facility
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring is the first of two units that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, instructor-led course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring.

Following this course, you will be able to:

  •      Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
  •      Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
  •      Outline the desired outcomes of Lean Workstructuring
  •      Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System

Presented by:


Jeff Esgar, Sundt Construction

Jeff Esgar has worked in the construction industry for 30 years and has been with Sundt for 17 years.  Throughout his construction career, Jeff has worked as Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Field Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Project Manager, and Operations Manager.  Jeff is currently working in Sundt’s Administrative Workforce Development group as a Talent Development Specialist.  Certifications include Certified Professional Constructor, Certificate of Management in Lean (CM-Lean), and LEED Accredited Professional.

Jeff is past-chair of the AGC Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee.  He also conducts Lean training for the Arizona ABA chapter and leads Lean efforts and training for Sundt Construction.

Includes breakfast & participant’s manual.