On The Scene   February 28, 2011

Our editors are everywhere�at all the industry events that matter most. When They're not speaking on panels, they're busy taking notes�and snapping photos�so they can inform their readers about what was said and who was there.

Vornado Realty Trust’s U.S. General Services Administration�s Federal Center Redevelopment

Lisa Wild, a project manager with the U.S. General Services Administration�s Federal Center Redevelopment team, told guests at a Society for Marketing Professional Services luncheon in Denver in mid- January about key elements of the center�s plan to green its operations and create mixed-use opportunities. Those include transit-oriented development near the center�s West Corridor light-rail station�under construction on the west end of the Federal Center�increased recreational amenities, an aggressive demolition and building replacement plan and preservation and enhancement of open space. The Denver Federal Center houses the largest collection of federal agencies on a single site outside Washington, D.C. �There are, and will continue to be, opportunities for work in and around the Federal Center,� Wild said.

Photos By Mark J. Shaw

Colorado Contractors Association’s 78th Annual Convention

Experts on transportation funding addressed highway contractors at the Colorado Contractors Association�s 78th Annual Convention in Denver in late January. Panelists included (from left) Mickey Ferrell, federal government liaison, Colorado Dept. of Transportation; Tamra Ward, senior vice president of public affairs and communications, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; David Foster, partner, Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher LLP; and Randy Harrison, executive director, Move Colorado. They agreed that relying on the federal government for transportation funding just won�t work any longer.

Photos By Mark J. Shaw