Schedule of Events

Monday, August 3th

2:00 PM EDT

Top 25 Newsmaker Panel

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Foundations for Successful and Safe Projects

Project success relies on laying the proper groundwork for construction to start, by ensuring the proper budget is set, due diligence is performed to reduce risk and that the best team is assembled. This panel will discuss the key elements in funding, developing and managing a project from beginning to end to ensure not just on-time and on-budget completion, but also that all workers make it home each day injury free. Joining the group to share insights is a past ENR Award of Excellence winner.
Moderator: Scott Blair, Managing Editor, Engineering News-Record
Panelists:
Bob Bradshaw, President & CEO, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia Inc. Top 25 Newsmaker
Jim McLamb, Regional Operations Officer & Senior Vice President, Clark Construction Group - CA LP Top 25 Newsmaker
Jim Tymon, Executive Director, American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Top 25 Newsmaker
Chad Ratkovich, Sr. Project Manager, The Beaver Excavating Co. Top 25 Newsmaker
Wayne Jones, Area Manager, Traylor Bros. Inc. 2013 Award of Excellence Winner




Tuesday, August 4th

11:00 AM EDT

Top 25 Newsmaker Panel

Workplace Management—Post-COVID and Beyond

The impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector workplace illustrates how quickly disruption can occur and how industry employers must be ready to adapt for productivity and resilience. Please join a special webinar discussion with selected ENR 2020 Newsmakers on how employers are meeting new challenges in workforce management that include crisis management and workforce recovery and rebuilding, how knowledge is being managed and transferred, recruiting and developing next-generation talent and why diversity and inclusion not only matter but are core to growth. Joining the group to share insights is a former ENR Award of Excellence winner.
Moderator: Debra K. Rubin, Managing Editor, Engineering News-Record
Panelists:
Doug Houseman, 1898 & Co., part of Burns & McDonnell Top 25 Newsmaker
Robert S. Montague Jr., Director of Public Utilities, City of Virginia Beach Proxy for Top 25 Newsmaker Ryan Keith Cox
Christina Riley, Senior Planner, Morgan Sindall Top 25 Newsmaker
Tom Sorley, Executive Chairman, Rosendin Top 25 Newsmaker
Vicki O'Leary, General Organizer Diversity, Ironworkers International 2019 Award of Excellence Winner


3:00 PM EDT

ENR Award of Excellence Presentation

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Join Editor-in-Chief Jan Tuchman and Publisher Scott Seltz as they lead a virtual celebration honoring the Top 25 Newsmakers, the Best of the Best projects, and this year's Award of Excellence Winner, Dr. Cris Liban, Chief Sustainability Officer for LA Metro. This presentation will feature the premiere of ENR's documentary on Dr. Liban, as well as his acceptance speech.


4:00 PM EDT

The Virtual Cocktail Reception

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Say hello the this year's winners and Engineering News-Record editors at our virtual cocktail reception.




Wednesday, August 5th

11:00 AM EDT

Top 25 Newsmaker Panel

Failure Prevention and Management: The Lessons of Experience

Calamities come at construction and engineering from all directions, putting a premium on experience in prevention, management and recovery. In this unusual session, ENR newsmakers will huddle electronically to talk about what they have learned about the dynamics of human error, organizational failure, preventive teamwork and balancing of competing interests in recovering from calamities. The panelists will describe how to build a foundation of data and interpersonal cooperation that can head off possible failures and bounce back quickly when they occur. Joining the group to share insights is a past ENR Award of Excellence winner.
Moderator: Richard Korman, Deputy Editor, Engineering News-Record
Panelists:
Glenn Bell, Co-Director, CROSS-US Top 25 Newsmaker
Timmy Couvillion, Owner, Couvillion Group LLC Top 25 Newsmaker
Sam Hassoun, Founder and President, GLA Corp. Top 25 Newsmaker
Marc Mattox, Director of Public Works, Town of Paradise Top 25 Newsmaker
Gary Panariello, Managing Director, Thornton Tomasetti Top 25 Newsmaker
Ed Link, Research Professor, University of Maryland 2007 Award of Excellence Winner

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Best of the Best Awards Presentation

2:00 PM EDT

Join us to honor the spirit of collaboration and innovation demonstrated by this year's 20 Best of the Best award winners, selected by juries of industry experts from over 900 regional entries.




Thursday, August 6th

1:30 PM EDT

Top 25 Newsmaker Panel

Sustainability, Now and in the Future

How can cities and infrastructure be built to be sustainable for people and the environment now and in the future? This panel of newsmakers will explore how contractors and engineers can create a built environment that uses energy more efficiently, emits less carbon, produces less waste and creates more resilient buildings, roads, transit systems and utilities. Considering new techniques, technologies and with plenty of imagination, the group will envision how to build a better future for all. Joining the group to share insights is a past ENR Award of Excellence winner.
Moderator: Pam Radtke Russell, Deputy Editor, National News, Engineering News-Record
Panelists:
Cris Liban, Chief Sustainability Officer, LA Metro 2020 Award of Excellence Winner
John Abrera, Smart Utilities, Brown and Caldwell Top 25 Newsmaker
Jerry Buckwalter,Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, American Society of Civil Engineers Top 25 Newsmaker
John Lavelle, President & CEO, Offshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy Top 25 Newsmaker
Jason McLennan, CEO + Founder, McLennan Design Inc. 2016 Award of Excellence Winner

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Friday, August 7th

3:00 PM EDT

Top 25 Newsmaker Panel

Wayfinding through the Building Innovation Maze

Most in construction know the obstacles to innovation. Fears of failure and liability, resistant clients, reluctant building officials and discomfort about change are just some of the difficulties of being first. In this discussion, change-makers will offer ways to find a path through the innovation maze. Joining the group to share insights is a recent ENR Award of Excellence winner.
Moderator: Nadine M. Post, Editor-at-Large, Design and Construction
Panelists:
Bruce King, Founder and Director, Ecological Building Network Top 25 Newsmaker
Kate Simonen, Founding Director, Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington Top 25 Newsmaker
Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

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