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ABA, Bluebeam Lunch n’ Learn-FREE @ Tucson ABA Office
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Bluebeam Lunch n’ Learn:
What I Learned at the Bluebeam Extreme
Conference and What’s Coming Next

Tues., Sept. 19, 2017
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m
FREE to ALL and Includes Lunch
ABA Office: 1661 N. Swan Road, Suite 144 – Tucson / (520) 881-7930

Limit 2 people from a single firm.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Bring Laptop or Surface Pro with a mouse.  Not required but may be helpful in learning.

Lunch ‘N Learn for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry professionals using the defacto standard of PDF in the AEC Industry, Bluebeam Revu (Standard, CAD or Extreme).

Who Should Attend: Project Engineers, Architects, Construction Managers, Estimators, Preconstruction, Project Team members, and VP of Operations are all welcome.

* Revu Updates
* Learn by Podcast
* Integrations
* Tips
* What to do with plans from Hell
* Sneak Peek of Revu 2018


Presented by: Carol Hagen, MBA, president of Hagen Business Systems Inchas 30+ years experience in the construction software industry.  Carol is published in Constructech Magazine, CFMA’s Building Profits, ASA’s The Contractor’s Compass and writes weekly on her two blogs.  She’s been a speaker at AGC/CFMA 15th Annual Construction Financial Management Conference, CSI’s CONSTRUCT, NAWIC National Conventions, CFMA’s National Conferences and was the first “Outstanding Associate of the Year” in the CFMA Valley of the Sun Chapter in 2001.  She tweets on construction tech and social media tips daily and also moderates the LinkedIn group and Google+ Community: “Construction Apps, Software and Technology”. She is a business development partner with Viewpoint Software, mJobTime, Corecon and Bluebeam helping construction eliminate silos, improve collaboration and leverage mobility.

AZCREW, Monthly Luncehon @ Phoenix Country Club
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
APWA, Deconstructing Proposals to Creatively Respond to RFPs @ Phoenix Country Club
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Deconstructing Proposals to Creatively Respond to RFP’s

Brandi Barr has a B.A. in Communication from Arizona State University and completed the (Society of Marketing Professional Services) Leadership Advancement Program for Marketing Management at the University of Maryland – Robert H. School of Business. She has over 17 years of AEC marketing professional services experience, and for the past 9 years has worked for T.Y. Lin International. She has been recognized by the SMPS, Arizona Chapter as the recipient of 3 Marketing Communications Awards – Best Proposal (2014), Marketer of the Year (2015) and Best Project Pursuit (2016) and is also serving as their President-Elect.


10:00am APWA Arizona Board of Directors Meeting (Open to all Members)

11:30am Registration and Networking

11:50am Lunch and Welcome by APWA President Loretta Flick

12:00pm Update on projects from municipalities

12:15pm Program

1:00pm Adjourn

One Professional Development Hour will be provided.

LAI, The Story Behind Grand Canyon University @ Arizona Country Club
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Story Behind Grand Canyon University:

Remaking a Neighborhood and a University

Brian Mueller, President, Grand Canyon University

Brian E. Mueller joined GCU in July 2008 to usher in a new era for the institution. Since that time, GCU has transformed from a small, private, liberal arts, Christian-based university to a thriving center of teaching, learning and scholarship with an abundance of extracurricular activities to enrich and enhance the academic and life experience of our community’s future Christian leaders. Mr. Mueller envisions GCU as not just an institution for higher learning, but also as an instrument for change to bring more highly educated, critically thinking, entrepreneurially minded graduates into our community.

Mr. Mueller has a wealth of higher education expertise, including in the areas of student recruitment, marketing, enrollment, admissions, student retention, financial aid and academic affairs. Mr. Mueller earned a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Concordia University and began his higher education career as a professor in the Concordia University system. Immediately prior to joining GCU, Mr. Mueller was president of Apollo Group, Inc., the parent company of the University of Phoenix. He also served in a variety of positions with the University of Phoenix online, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president.

ABA Mixer Hosted by GCON @ GCON
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for an association mixer:

Hosted By GCON

Come explore GCON’s new offices!


ABA, OSHA Silica Update: Learn How to Comply! @ HENSEL PHELPS
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Are you ready for OSHA Silica Regulation Changes on 9/23/17?

Spend a morning learning about how the new OSHA Silica Standards that go in to effect on September 23, 2017 will affect your company!


The U.S. Department of Labor first highlighted the hazards of respirable crystalline silica in the 1930s, after a wave of worker deaths. The department set standards to limit worker exposure in 1971, when OSHA was created. However, the standards are outdated and do not adequately protect workers from silica-related diseases. Furthermore, workers are being exposed to silica in new industries such as stone or artificial stone countertop fabrication and hydraulic fracturing.

A full review of scientific evidence, industry consensus standards, and extensive stakeholder input provide the basis for the final rule, which was proposed in September 2013. The rule-making process allowed OSHA to solicit input in various forms for nearly a full year. The agency held 14 days of public hearings, during which more than 200 stakeholders presented testimony, and accepted over 2,000 comments, amounting to about 34,000 pages of material. In response to this extensive public engagement, OSHA made substantial changes, including enhanced employer flexibility in choosing how to reduce levels of respirable crystalline silica, while maintaining or improving worker protection.

Learn about the new key provisions to the rule and the compliance schedule that will be in place.

Continental Breakfast Included. 


LARRY WRIGHT – Safety Director, Hensel Phelps Construction
2017 SAAEMA Marketing Clinic @ Sundt Construction
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
ASHRAE, Tech Session with Randy Zimmerman @ Radisson Hotel
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm


11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – General Air Distribution (75 min)

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM – Lunch Break (30 min)

12:45 PM – 01:45 PM – Terminal Units (60 min)

01:45 PM – 02:00 PM – Break (15 min)

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM – Acoustics (60 min)

SMPS, Using Your Ladders to Avoid the Chutes @ Phoenix Country Club
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
APWA, September Mixer at The Park @ The Park
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm