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APWA, Public Works Institute @ City of Tempe Field Services Assembly Hall
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm
ASCE Phoenix Branch June Luncheon – Drones Increasing Engineering Efficiency @ Because-Space for Life
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the types of aircraft and sensors, FAA regulations, field procedures, data collection, and engineering deliverables associated with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for civil engineering and construction. The presentation will also focus on UAV’s for topographic surveying, thermal, & infrared inspection.

CASHE June Meeting: Transformation of Healthcare @ Radisson Airport North
Jun 14 @ 4:15 pm

Transformation of Healthcare

From leadership/management perspective


Kip Edwards, Vice President Development and Construction

Banner Health

Chapter meeting sponsored by DLR Group / Westlake Reed Leskosky

ULI FREE Membership Orientation Breakfast @ Fennemore Craig
Jun 15 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

ULI ArizonaAre you a ULI member who would like to get more involved or a non-member who would like to learn more about ULI and the ULI Arizona District Council?

Join us on June 15 for a FREE ULI Orientation Breakfast.
7:45-8:00am –  Breakfast and Networking
8:00-9:00am – Program

Known as the industry gold standard, ULI is a trusted convenor, educator and advisor, positioned for high impact.  ULI engages members to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem-solving.  ULI is about bringing the industry together – individuals with diverse experiences, building better communities and successful careers, through participation in ULI.

At the breakfast, you will meet ULI members and District Council leadership and committee chairs who will discuss the history and mission of ULI, upcoming programs and events, and discuss ways in which you can get involved. Special guest Greg Vogel, Chief Executive Officer, Land Advisors Organization, will share how ULI membership has impacted his work and career.

ULI Arizona has eleven active committees and subcommittees focusing on core Programmatic and Community impact endeavors.  Opportunities to engage in meaningful committee work or leading efforts that resonate with your personal and professional interests exist throughout the District Council.

Remember to bring your business cards!  Not only will there be plenty of networking, ULI Arizona will also be raffling off a non-transferable registration to the next Main Program.

Special thanks to our Event sponsor:

Bergin Frakes

ASA Networking Mixer and Luau @ Stone Creek Golf Club
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MPA June Membership Breakfast: Banner Health Tucson Update @ Tucson Association of Realtors Community Room
Jun 16 @ 7:15 am – 9:00 am

Please join us for our monthly MPA Membership Breakfast – Banner Health Tucson. Jessica Galow will be providing attendees with an update on the economic impact on Banner’s partnership with University of Arizona, and will discuss how the construction of the new towers has impacted Southern Arizona.

Valley Partnership, June Friday Morning Breakfast @ Phoenix Country Club
Jun 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

7:00 – 7:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
7:30 – 9:00am Program

Economic development leaders around the Valley have been working to create the next wave of economic development for Arizona, focused on leveraging the strengths of our existing economy and building a path to the future.

This month, the Valley Partnership Friday Morning Breakfast will bring together Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and John Graham, President of Sunbelt Holdings, moderated by Steve Betts, President and Founder, Betts Real Estate Advisors.  They will discuss how Arizona is working to position itself as a regional and global leader and shift its consumption-based economy to a high tech-based economy by the work of the Partnership for Economic Innovation or PEI, which Graham chairs.  The result of these efforts will increase per capita wages and our regional economic output to ensure a vibrant economic future for Arizona.


Moderator: Steve Betts, President and Founder, Betts Real Estate Advisors
Chris Camacho, President and Chief Executive Officer, GPEC
John Graham, President, Sunbelt Holdings

We will announce the Valley Partnership 2017 Community Project Charity and congratulate our ADVOCATE Class! Don’t miss out!

AZCREW, Retail Market Update @ Phoenix Country Club
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sustainability & Built Environment Workshop at the 2017 AESS Conference @ The University of Arizona, Environment and Natural Resources Bldg. 2
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

AESSOnline.orgLearn about the importance of sustainability in our built environment during a June 21 workshop.

USGBC Arizona and the Tucson Emerging 2030 District (TE2030D) will facilitate the half-day workshop, “ADVANCE & TE2030D Sustainability and Built Environment Workshop: The environmental impact and the dream of a better interaction through the 2030 Districts” at the 2017 Conference of the Association for Environmental and Sciences, hosted by The University of Arizona from June 21-24.

USGBC Arizona and TE2030D also will offer a guided tour of the District on June 21. Workshop and tour participants will learn how Tucson’s buildings are contributing to an improved environment, wellness and sense of community.

ADVANCE makes green building technical resources and expertise available to organizations, such as schools, nonprofits and faith-based organizations. 2030 Districts are urban, high-performance building districts designed by the Architecture 2030 think tank as private/public partnerships committed to reducing energy use, water use and transportation emissions.

Register for the workshop and tour through the AESS Conference website. Early Bird rates are available through May 1, 2017. Conference attendees will better understand the current priorities of the building design, construction and performance and the tools for a better interaction with our natural environment.

APWA Luncheon, Navigating Accessible Pedestrian Route Compliance @ Phoenix Country Club
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Susan M. Duncan, R.N., Accessibility Specialist
The ABCs of Accessibility Inc.

It is safe to say agencies and practitioners face daily challenges in meeting ADA compliance and user expectations. Nearly 27 years after the passage of the ADA, we see disconnect between project engineers and agency’s in applying accessible pedestrian facility design standards, guidelines, and applicable technical assistance resources. The disconnect “why” often seems to be a need to clarify which Federal, state and local reference document(s) to be applied to the project scope. Our discussion today will provide an overview of some navigational tools to support the design and construction of accessible pedestrian routes in the public right-of-way, and an update on the U.S. Access Board Draft Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way (PROWAG).


Susan M. Duncan, R.N., Accessibility Specialist is founder and principal of The ABCs of Accessibility® inc., established in 1978, which is a solution driven consulting firm dedicated to providing proactive accessible and universal design services.  She brings over 35 years of in-depth accessibility knowledge including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, (PROWAG) 2013, as well as universal design best practices. She is an experienced project manager who can both evaluate and advise public and private sectors on a broad range of ADA compliance issues and practices as well as physical barriers in buildings, sites and public right-of-way facilities. Susan has presented hundreds of dynamic hands-on ADA trainings, and recently completed the development of a design manual chapter for the NMDOT on pedestrian facilities in the public right-of-way.

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