Career promoting and creating project teams inspired to innovate integrated and collaborative processes to design and construct healthcare facilities.
Introduced and launched first Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) for UC and UCSF Health. Leads IPD for UCSF new $3.8 B Parnassus Heights Hospital program.
Founder and President, The Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry (CIDCI), an organization to accelerate invention in the Design and Construction.
UCSF Health Medical Center
Zigmund (Zig) Rubel is the Co-founder and CEO of Forsight Digital, a PropTech company specializing in data driven processes to plan complex buildings. Their software, FastPlan, is a SaaS based offering for healthcare planners to determine requirements for their projects. Zig is a recovering healthcare architect, with over 30 years of experience, having worked on over 20 million SF of healthcare facilities throughout the world.
Patricia is a Senior Manager for Lean Project Development at the Boldt Company. She is driven by a desire to maximize value generation in the construction industry. Having both academic and industry backgrounds, Patricia helped owners, general contractors, and trade partners in different countries to adopt collaborative practices that aim to improve project performance and maximize value delivery. Patricia has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism, and a PhD in Civil Engineering with focus on Construction Management.
Rebecca Snelling coaches a variety of people, teams and organizations on Leadership and Lean Transformation. She started in the construction industry in 1996, and has spent the last fifteen years applying Lean principles in various organizations and project types. This includes working with owners, architects, contractors and engineers, Integrated Lean Project Delivery teams, leading strategic planning sessions and implementing various other Lean practices.
Rebecca has developed and delivered training materials, written white papers on various Lean Construction applications and contributed to a number of industry books. She speaks at various industry events across the US and abroad. Rebecca is the Chair of the LCI Board of Directors, an sits on the board for CIDCI.
Principal at RS Consulting
As the founder of Shadow Ventures, a seed-stage tech investment firm, K.P. combines expertise in advanced technologies as an experienced entrepreneur. He's a globally recognized authority in AEC, AI, robotics, and automation and the author of two books. Reddy is passionate about launching startups, raising investments, and leading exits.
Howard Ashcraft is a practicing construction lawyer with extensive experience in major infrastructure projects, especially those using advanced and innovative project delivery methods.
He is particularly well-known for developing the theory and recommended practices for collaborative project delivery approaches, such as Integrated Project Delivery, and in
integrating technology with project delivery. He, with his Hanson Bridgett team, has structured hundreds of collaborative projects and has used these experiences to evolve advanced project delivery. Many of the key publications and texts for IPD were authored, or co-authored, by Howard.
Dr. Semiha Ergan is a faculty member at the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at New York University, and an associated faculty at CUSP. With her background in civil engineering, data science, and building informatics, she works on improving buildings’ performance during design, construction, and operation phases.
She leads the Building Informatics and Visualization Lab (biLAB), where she actively seeks for data driven and model-based solutions to operational challenges associated with construction and operation of civil infrastructure systems, with an emphasis on buildings. Her work has been supported by DOE, NSF, DARPA, and private organizations.
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Angel Dizon is Managing Director of the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. Mr. Dizon is responsible for overseeing all facets of the planning, design, engineering, cost development, and project coordination and management of over $20B of worldwide diplomatic capital construction projects in development.
OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 291 locations around the world, valued at over $73 billion.
Mr. Dizon has over 30 years’ experience in the design and construction industry and has previously served in the real estate and design and engineering offices at the U.S. Department of State. He has been recognized with numerous awards for leadership and superior performance at the Department of State.
ANGEL A. DIZON, III
BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDING OPERATIONS
Managing Director, Program Development, Coordination, and Support
U.S. Department of State
Kristine is an accomplished and dedicated steward of the University of Washington campus, where she directs the planning and physical development of the built environment, both inside and out. With a strong commitment to solving complex issues through creative solutions, Kristine is adept at strategically navigating and cultivating cross-functional discourse amongst campus leaders, trade experts, and design professionals to effectively balance limited resources with unlimited ambitions.
Throughout her career, she has been recognized by her peers with professional awards commending the positive and inclusive culture she fosters, resulting in high-impact, results-oriented teams. Within the design profession, she has earned great respect for her tenacious advocacy and encouragement to continually strive for design excellence, resulting in numerous project design awards at the University of Washington. One of her proudest accomplishments is the vision and insight she provided over a ten-year timeframe, resulting in the revitalization of the lower Rainer Vista, an iconic and campus-defining landscape.
ASLA, LEED AP
University Landscape Architect & Director of Campus Planning + Architecture
University of Washington
Marina Roelofs has served as the University of Michigan's executive director for Architecture, Engineering and Construction since 2000. The department is currently responsible for design and construction of all capital projects at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses in support of the university’s academic, research, healthcare, athletic, and student life missions. The AEC team consists of architects, engineers, construction professionals & skilled trades, and support staff. Roelofs' wide-ranging experience in the construction industry spans from design and construction management, to facilities operations and construction contracting. Prior to coming to U-M, she was the assistant vice president for facilities at the University of Toledo, where she was responsible for directing and managing the university capital program and the facilities maintenance activities.
Roelofs' career in the construction industry began over forty years ago at General Motors Worldwide Construction. In her 15 years at GM, she managed numerous Construction Project for various GM divisions, directed processes for the management of project, directed resolutions of claims, and participated in the Business Roundtable Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Program.
Executive Director for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
University of Michigan
Margie O’Driscoll has held leadership positions in nonprofit organizations including: AIA San Francisco, Friends of the Library and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Foundation. She has taught at Stanford and San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco and is currently creating a photo diary of urban life during the COVID-19 pandemic.