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Tribal Perspectives on Cultural Resources & the NEPA Process @ Phoenix Country Club
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to learn more about:

  • Tribal diversity
  • The importance of tribal consultation
  • How that fits into NEPA including examples of current projects

Jewel Touchin was born and raised in St Michaels, AZ on the Navajo Nation. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and an Arizona State University alumna. She currently has more than 24 years of experience as an archaeologist in the Southwest.

Her presentation will explain her journey as a Navajo woman in the world of archaeology, perspectives on transportation planning, and her experience with cultural resources and the NEPA process.

$35 members

$40 non-members

Register by 6 pm, Monday, April 30, 2018

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Lunch & Learn: How Transformation in Healthcare is Affecting CRE
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Save the Date for NAIOP’s Upcoming Lunch & Learn: How Transformation in Healthcare is Affecting CRE

Don’t miss NAIOP’s Commercial Real Estate Lunch & Learn on How Transformation in Healthcare is Affecting CRE.

Reginald M. Ballantyne III, Randall Photography

Presenter: Reginald M. Ballantyne III

Business Leader and Recognized National Expert on Healthcare Policy and Transformation

Key takeaways:

  • The latest trends in healthcare; how traditional health delivery is changing
  • The convergence of health care and retail firms
  • How these trends affect you, Arizona and CRE


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Biltmore Center

Conference Room, Suite 180

2398 East Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Lunch willl be provided, compliments of NAIOP


11:30 am: Lunch and networking

12:00 pm: Presentation

1:00 pm: Concludes

Visit NAIOP for more information. RSVP by Monday, April 30, 2018 to

SmithGroupJJR Perspectives: 4th Industrial Revolution, Are You Ready? @ R C Lurie Co
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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SmithGroupJJR Perspectives Presents: 4th Industrial Revolution, Are You Ready? This event will showcase a convergence of forward-thinking innovators in the fields of research, development, and design. Our evening will tackle topics that raise questions… How will rapidly developing technology influence a human-centric workforce? What will our typical days look like thirty years from now? What coming technologies will help to drive change? How should we be designing spaces to support both humans and artificial intelligence?

Join us as we examine, through the lens of the panelists’ distinct industry perspectives, what we can expect for the future of work and what factors are shaping these changes.

Stephanie Mitrovic, AIA, NCARB, IIDA, NCIDQ, Science + Technology Studio Leader at SmithGroupJJR. Stephanie has notable experience on research and development projects including the 2017 AIA National, Best in Justice Facility Design Project, Senator Daniel K. Inouye Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Center of Excellence.

Adam Denmark, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Corporate Laboratory Planner at SmithGroupJJR. Adam takes pride in implementing new approaches and tools to create high-performing research spaces. His work includes 2014 Laboratory of the Year, NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).

Doug Woodruff, West Region Executive Senior Vice President at Wexford Science + Technology. Doug possesses an unique perspective in real estate development relevant to the logistics of bringing technology into the workplace and to how our built environment will react to a surge of development needs.

Richard Bowen, Associate Vice President in the Office of the President at Northern Arizona University. Richard engages business, community, and economic development organizations around the State of Arizona to maximize the tremendous resources of the University to grow the Arizona economy.

Jim Brady, Global Supply Chain Leader at Axon Enterprise Inc. Jim provides oversight to strategic procurement, demand management, and logistics/global facilities functions for Axon Enterprise Inc. Jim’s expertise requires he be fully engaged in trending topics affecting workplace automation and technology of the future.

Join the conversation on social media using tags #SGJJRPerspectives. AIA credit available!

Event Schedule

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Drink, Snack, Chat
6:00 PM – Opening Remarks
6:10 PM – 7:00 PM – Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – Closing Remarks
7:10 PM – 7:30 PM – Audience Q&A

A special thanks to R.C. Lurie for hosting the event and to Okland Construction and Kovach Building Enclosures for helping make this event possible. Admittance is free and guests are welcome.

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17th Annual GolFiesta @ Moon Valley Golf Club
May 4 @ 5:45 am

Benefiting: YWCA

Registration 5:45 am

Ball Drop: 6:00 am

Start Time: 7:00 am

One Player – $250

Foursome – $1000

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Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Training (free) @ ADOSH - Tucson
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trainer: Russ Barringer (Barcon Safety Solutions)

AZUCA member companies can send up to three attendees. There is a 72 hour cancellation period. No Shows and late cancellations will result in a fee of $75 per attendee.

Email to add additional people to the waiting list.

Lunch is not provided.

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Legal Roundtable: Labor Issues @ DPR Construction
May 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am


Seasoned employment law litigators will discuss compliance with:

I-9, E-Verify and Immigration Compliance

Fair Labor Standards Act:

  •      Exempt and Non-Exempt Classification
  •      Employee and Independent Contractor Distinctions
  •      Arizona’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Policies

Bring Your Questions!

Continental Breakfast Included.


KIM LOUGH – Jennings Haug & Cunningham

JOSH WOODARD – Snell & Willmer

JULIE PACE – The Cavanagh Law Firm


$35 ABA Member

$70 Non-Member

$0 2018 LDF

$0 Emerging Leaders Forum

$21 Student Rate

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Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certification @ Western Technologies
May 8 @ 8:30 am – May 11 @ 2:00 pm


  • An individual member, or an employee of a corporate member of the Arizona Chapter of ACI (an employee must be registered by a company representative who has a log in for this site)
  • Only if you have already purchased the CP-21 pack from the ACI bookstore

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ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certification:

This is a four day program that includes three days of classroom review on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; followed by the written and plan reading exams on Friday. The package price includes the review, the exams, all certification fees and the ACI technical resource materials for this program (CP-21). The CP-21 pack is an extensive collection of ACI, CRSI and ASTM manuals and documents that would cost over $1000 if purchased separately.

It is important to note that the written exam is “open book” and the CP-21 pack documents are the only materials permitted to be used during this testing session. If you have already purchased these materials prior to registration, you can delete them from the registration fee, but you must bring the CP-21 to the first day of class or you will not be permitted to continue in the session (and will be required to pay a rescheduling fee). Enter registration code DELETECP21 when registering to sign up without receiving this material.

Register on-line here by clicking on the “Register” button at the bottom left side of this page.

Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

An Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person who is knowledgeable about inspection procedures for concrete construction, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations; but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector.

Scope and Knowledge

The programs require a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection. The technical resource materials used in these programs include the following: ACI PUBLICATIONS

  • SP-2 – Manual of Concrete Inspection
  • ACI Concrete Terminology
  • 117 – Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials
  • 213R – Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete
  • 301 – Specifications for Structural Concrete
  • 302.1R – Floor and Slab Construction
  • 304R – Measuring, Mixing, Transporting and Placing Concrete
  • 304.2R – Placing Concrete by Pumping Methods
  • 305R – Hot Weather Concreting
  • 306R – Cold Weather Concreting
  • 308R – Curing Concrete
  • 309R – Consolidation of Concrete
  • 318 – Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete
  • 347 – Formwork for Concrete


  • Manual of Standard Practice (MSP)

Certification Requirements

For Concrete Construction Special Inspector:

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

  1. Hold current certification as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I, and
  2. Obtain a passing grade on the written inspection examination, and
  3. Obtain a passing grade on the written plans reading examination, and
  4. Possess at least one of the following qualifications:
    • A B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering or Construction Engineering Technology from a program accredited by ABET (aka Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), including courses in concrete materials, design or construction), PLUS six months satisfactory work experience, or
    • A B.S. degree in an engineering program PLUS one year of satisfactory work experience, or
    • A Minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours, PLUS two years of satisfactory work experience, or
    • A high school diploma, or equivalent, PLUS a minimum of three years of satisfactory work experience, or
    • Five years of satisfactory work experience.

The work experience must include:

  • Decision making authority and responsibility
  • Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes
  • Evaluation of concrete construction in the field
  • Documentation and reporting of inspection results
  • Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection

Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant’s employer(s) is required. The three-hour written inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple choice questions. The one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%. Recertification is necessary every five years, and requires successful completion of the written examinations.

For Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector:

ACI will grant certification to those applicants who meet the Field Technician prerequisite and pass both written examinations. Individuals with Associate certification can upgrade to full Inspector status upon submittal and approval of sufficient education/work experience. Recertification is necessary every five years, and requires successful completion of the written examinations.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ACI Certification programs are ADA compliant.

Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ACI Certification Department for further information on how to proceed. All requested for special accommodations under ADA are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by ACI.  To contact he contact the ACI Certification Department regarding ADA issues, call 248-848-3790.  This must be done prior to attending any certification program offered by our Chapter

Building Leaders Development Luncheon: Cross-Generational Communication Skills @ Lovitt & Touché
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join John Krhin and friends as they present “Cross-Generational Communication Skills”.

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AAED May Luncheon: Behind the Curtain of A Locate Process @ Phoenix Country Club
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

“Behind the Curtain of a Locate Process” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) May luncheon.   It will be held on May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.

The speakers will be Stephanie Hertzberg, principal and director of business development for SmithGroupJJR; Bruce Jensen, executive director, Capital Programs, Arizona State University; and Ioanna T. Morfessis, Ph.D., president and chief strategist, IO, Inc.

The trio will discuss how cities and private sector organizations can be most impactful, competitive and appropriately engage in the “veiled” locate process.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in real-time anonymous polling to create and interactive and honest dialogue.

The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit  The registration deadline is Thursday, May 3 at noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit

5th Annual REIAC/Rockefeller Challenge @ Arizona Country Club
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

REIAC Southwest
REIAC/Rockefeller Challenge

Please join us for the 5th annual REIAC/Rockefeller Challenge in support of the Master of Real Estate
Development (MRED) program at the W.P. Carey School of Business. Three competing teams of graduating
MRED students will each present a development solution for a storied piece of local Arizona real estate. Each
team will have just 10 minutes to present, with the winning team selected by the audience. The winning team
members will each receive a $1,000 cash prize, up to $6,000. Registration to attend is open to the public.


4:00pm Registration and Networking
4:30pm – 5:30pm Challenge
5:30pm – 6:30pm Networking Mixer
Hosted beverages and appetizers


REIAC Members: Free
Invited Guests: Free – must be accompanied by a member.
Non Members $35.00
Students $25.00


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