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January APA/ASLA Networking Breakfast @ Valley Metro Office
Jan 3 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

Hopefully everyone has gotten their holiday shopping completed and are getting ready to settle into some time off. We want to be sure and get our Wednesday January 3rd event on your calendars since it is right after a long weekend. Denise Lacey the Planning Branch Manager for MCDOT will be sharing her passion for planning and the road that led her there as well as a brief update on happenings at the County.

As a fourth generation Arizona native Denise Lacey has watched the growth and development of not just Maricopa County but the entire state. A Mom to four and Nana to eight Denise has a passion to ensure that the future of Arizona be one that she has influenced for the better. Over the last 23 years Denise has worked for the communities of Williams, Flagstaff, Fountain Hills, and Buckeye, as well as the private sector in jobs that cover the full spectrum of land use, community, and transportation planning.

Denise joined MCDOT in 2007 and has been in her current role, Transportation Systems Planning Branch Manager since 2013. Her journey in becoming a Planner included reaching for opportunities that seemed to be out of reach. Denise will share her passion for Planning and explain how her perseverance and love of community brought her into a career that fits her in every aspect.

Join us for our monthly event which is held on the first Wednesday of EVERY month and network with your fellow planners and landscape architects.

ASHRAE, DOAS Design and Applications @ Radisson Hotel
Jan 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Fred Gleeson, Regional Sales Manager – Specified Air Solutions

Fred Gleeson is the Western Sales Manager for Specified Air Solution’s DOAS brands, Addison & Ecotron by Dectron. Fred has over 30 years of sales and management experience with commercial HVAC equipment manufacturers, primarily focused on DOAS and dehumidification. Throughout his career, he has been active in ASHRAE and served in various leadership positions including Alamo Chapter President and Region VIII RVC, Region VIII Treasurer. Currently, Fred is the 2018 CRC Chair for Region VIII.

Construction Workforce Collaborative @ Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board Room
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Construction Workforce Collaborative @ Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board Room
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Construction Workforce Collaborative consists of construction professionals and community partners working together to enhance the talent pipeline. During this meeting, the collaborative will review the Talent Pipeline Management survey that was deployed to regional construction companies on their current talent and demand.
RSVP today!

The Construction Workforce Collaborative was conceptualized through the Industry Leadership Councils of Phoenix Forward >>, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s economic development initiative. The work of the collaborative is executed through the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation.

AAED – Taking it to the Capitol: Legislative Lessons @ Phoenix Country Club
Jan 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
ABA – Finance In Construction Seminar @ Kitchell Construction
Jan 10 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm


This comprehensive one-day program is presented by:

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This class is designed to:

  •      Make basic accounting and financial concepts more understandable and useful to you
  •      Help you become more proficient in reading and interpreting financial statements
  •      Show how financial statements are analyzed by your creditors
  •      Improve your bonding capacity and make you a better manager
  •      Prove that accounting isn’t just “history” gathered for your banker or bonding company

ASCE, January Luncheon – CAP: Relining 12-foot Diameter Steel Pipes and Manifolds at Mark Wilmer Plant @ Because-Space for Life
Jan 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Keith Wood/CAP & Jess Chism/Hartman Walsh Painting will present information about the project to reline the water supply pipes from Lake Havasu/Mark Wilmer Pumping Plant. The pipes extend from the plant 2,500-feet to the entrance of Buckskin Mountain Tunnel, 860 feet vertically, with access through three 3-foot manholes.

CASHE January 2018 Chapter Meeting @ Radisson Airport North
Jan 10 @ 4:15 pm

Security & Door Locking Code, Planning and Operational Requirements

This presentation will include the following discussion topics and learning objectives:

  • Risk  and how to apply it in new healthcare and what to address in existing healthcare
  • CMS modifications made to NFPA 99
  • Examples of risk assessment and major requirements
  • Chapters without risk assessment requirements and how these Chapters are applied to healthcare facilities.

Attendees are requested to bring their NFP A99 questions to the meeting.

Continuing Education Units: 1.25 hours

Speaker: Mike Crowley, PE, FSFPE

Mike Crowley holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The University of Houston. Mike is a licensed professional engineer in 5 states. Professional organization involvement includes Fellow in Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Membership and activity on NFPA Technical Committees including NFPA 101 – Healthcare Occupancies and Means of Egress, and NFPA 99 – current Correlating Committee Chair, among others.  He is a Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 instructor for NFPA.  In addition, he is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.  Mike has authored numerous technical articles and made presentations at various conferences and symposiums.  He is Vice President Development and healthcare practice leader for Jensen Hughes.  Mike provides consulting to architects, facility managers and building owners around the world. 

Chapter meeting sponsored by Jensen Hughes

NAZ Business Coalition Mixer – Clarkdale Kayak Company @ Clarkdale Kayak Company
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WTS Annual Business Meeting and Tips and Tricks to Organize Your 2018 @ Valley Metro Conference Room
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm