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Thursday, April 4

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Plenary Keynote

Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer and Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, US General Services Administration

Addressing Future Federal Facility Priorities

Kevin KampschroerKevin Kampschroer is the Chief Sustainability Officer, and the Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, in the US General Services Administration. He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of improving a diverse and aging portfolio of commercial buildings so that they can serve the mission needs of their occupants, support effective work, and deliver solid financial performance. He has devised a challenge for companies to dramatically improve the government’s ability to achieve deep retrofits through Energy Savings Performance contracts—which has doubled the amount of energy conservation from these contracts. His team manages the government’s implementation of a comprehensive improvement in the training and certification of facility managers and personnel across the entire Federal government (Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010). In 2010, the first medical study showing the link between building characteristics on office worker stress and heart function was published; he was a contributing author. It showed the beneficial results of good lighting, natural light and IEQ. Current work is showing more specific links between the building functions and kinds of office layout on stress, physical activity and health. His goal is to influence and accelerate industry capability and adoption of high-performance principles across all aspects of asset creation, operation, maintenance and disposal. He leads GSA's effort to manage incremental weather and climate-related risks in prudent federal investments for public safety, health and security. He has worked on developing new energy conservation legislation, in expanding the scope of integrated design and related training.

Mr. Kampschroer led the design of improving building performance directed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and directed the compilation of metrics which are still used to measure building performance. He led the creation of real estate portfolio management; the establishment of performance measures linked to pay and budget; and was the project manager for the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Trade Center, then the second largest office building in the United States (344 M2 ). Mr. Kampschroer has worked for GSA for more than 44 years and is a graduate of Yale University.

Thursday, April 4

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Luncheon

Scott Radecic, LEED®AP

Integrating Data and Design: The Future Stadium

Scott Radecic

Architecture is more than just the design of beautiful buildings. At Populous, we are designers known for creating places that draw people together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics and the Super Bowl, but we didn’t become one of the largest firms of our kind by shying away from the business side of the equation. We owe our success to it. In our 35 years, we’ve designed thousands of spaces that not only delight fans but empower clients with sustainable business models. This approach sets us apart. So how do we continue to create amazing experiences for fans and create new sustainable revenues for our clients? Enter data-driven design.

To drive home this point, we formalized a strategic, long-term partnership with Nielsen Sports in 2017. The primary research, our most comprehensive to date, illustrates a growing desire by fans to connect in new ways at live sporting events. Populous designers used the data to create venue concepts that draw people together with equal parts ROI and OMG. Through a series of case studies, see how Populous creates the venues of the futures by integrating both data and design.

Scott Radecic is the founding senior principal at Populous, one of the leading architecture and design firms in the world with expertise in sports facility design and planning. Radecic received his bachelor’s in architectural engineering from Penn State, was an All-American linebacker on the 1982 national championship teams, and played 11 seasons in the NFL. His work emphasizes the inter-disciplinary nature of important sports issues.


Friday, April 5

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Keynote Luncheon

Heather Wishart-Smith, P.E., PMP, LEED AP BD+C, F.ASCE

What If? Design Attitude in the Age of Digital Disruption

Heather Wishart-Smith

Commoditization of design and digital technologies have created the perfect storm for the A/E industry, particularly when we have market disrupters entering the facilities and infrastructure industry. We can continue to cling to our old ways as we sink to the bottom, with non-traditional competitors nipping at our heels, or we can use digital disruption to find a better way.  Challenging the status quo, and shifting from a decision attitude to a design attitude starts by asking the question, “What if?”  We will explore the possibilities that result when the architecture engineering industry employs digital solutions to provide safer, high quality, more comprehensive, and better options for the built environment.

Ms. Wishart-Smith is the Vice President, Innovation and Jacobs Connected Enterprise (JCE), for Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities, a $8B, 35,000 person global business.  JCE is Jacobs’ strategy to combine leading edge information and operational technology with deep domain expertise and intimacy, to provide holistic solutions that help our clients make better business decisions.

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