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Betty Bueché
Facilities and Parks Director
Bexar County

Betty Bueché has more than 35 years of experience in managing in public and private sectors as a graduate architect. Betty’s current responsibility includes planning and management of all historic and cultural assets within the Bexar County, direction of historic preservation construction programs, restoration of the County Courthouse; planning and interpretive programs for County-owned cultural assets; recreational and educational functions in fourteen County parks. She is also responsible for a full range of long and short-range budgeting and planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation, energy management for all Bexar County facilities. Bexar County encompasses 23 Cities including San Antonio, 1257 square miles, and has a population of 1.7 million. Betty holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bueche

   

Jorge Cabello
Senior Director - Construction Planning & Design
North East Independent School District in San Antonio

A brief bio will be added soon. .

Cabello

   

Kurt A. Dierking
Vice President for Facilities Support Services
Parkland Health and Hospital System

Kurt A Dierking contributes over twenty-five years of healthcare administration experience. Kurt is the Vice President for Facilities Support Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hospital system’s ancillary service operations which includes Engineering, Police, Environmental, Linen, Clinical Engineering and Planning, Design & Construction. He oversees a staff of over 650 members and a budget of $50 million in addition to operational planning for the move into the new $1.3 Billion replacement campus in 2015. Before joining Parkland, Kurt worked as a Regional Manager for a healthcare facilities management group in the Mid-Atlantic and then the West and Gulf Coast Regions that encompassed oversight of ancillary services for more than 25 hospitals. Most recently, Kurt oversaw facilities services operations at a two-hospital campus in Mesa, Arizona. Kurt holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland and an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Facilities Management. Kurt is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM) by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is an active member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Dierking

   

Greg Hall
BIM Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District

Greg Hall has over 25 years experience within the A&E industry, both public and private sectors. Greg is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Engineering Design Branch. Greg's primary objectives within the District is to ensure that "Attachment F", Design After Award Sec 01 33 16, is being met for In-House design projects for the Centers of Standardization (CoS). In addition, his role is to also to ensure that A/E firms are meeting their delivery requirements for those projects and that they are compliant with the USACE BIM Workspace Dataset and AEC 4.0 CAD Standards. Greg has been designated as the internal contact for the Districts BIM program and projects. Greg is Member of the USACE BIM Community of Practice and has helped with the development of the USACE/Industry BIM Contract Language for both Design Build and Adapt-Build construction contracts. Greg is also an active participant working with the BIM Community of Practice on the new release of the USACE BIM Roadmap.

Hall

   

Peter (Pete) Koenig
Computer Integrated Facilities Manager
GSA/PBS Region 7

Peter Koenig has over 12 years experience in managing Facility Information within the Government. Peter is the Computer Integrated Facilities Manager for the GSA / PBS Region 7. Peter’s primary objective is to ensure that the agency’s policies are met when capturing and managing its real property spatial data, which consist of 13.2 million square feet. In addition, his role is to ensure that A/E Firms are meeting GSA/PBS BIM Standards and AEC 4.0 CAD Standards. He works to ensure the project managers have the proper applications to help manage their projects. Peter is a Regional Building Information Modeling (BIM) Champion. He is on a team to help develop a National Central Facility Repository (CFR) database, which is integrating BIM with Facility Management.

Koenig

   

Guillermo Ramos
Director, CIP Construction Services
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Guillermo Ramos has over 22 years experience in healthcare and higher education construction management. Currently, as Director of CIP Construction Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he oversees laboratory research facilities and healthcare capital projects. Prior to joining the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Mr. Ramos was the Director of Construction for Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart Institute in Miami, FL., responsible for managing renovations, infrastructure upgrades, planning new patient towers, and implementing electronic construction software to account for over $100 million in capital improvements. From 1991 to 2001, he was the Facilities Director and Safety Officer at the University of Miami Hospital and Sylvester Cancer Center. Mr. Ramos received the Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Miami, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University.

Ramos
   

Sid Sanders
Sr. Vice President
Construction/Facilities Design and Real Estate Management
The Methodist Hospital System in Houston

Sid Sanders is the Senior Vice President for Construction/Facilities Design and Real Estate Management at The Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas where he is responsible for a $2 Billion plus, System-wide capital construction program. Mr. Sanders is also currently serving as a member of the Design Committee for the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Prior to joining Methodist, Mr. Sanders served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction for The University of Texas System where he was responsible for a $5.0 billion capital construction program for the 15 Institutions (9 Academic Institutions and 6 Health Institutions) within the UT System. Previously Mr. Sanders was Physical Plant Director at UT Austin overseeing the facility operations of 15 million SF including the main academic campus, a research campus, an observatory campus and a marine-science campus. Before joining UT Austin Mr. Sanders managed the capital construction program for one of the largest state agencies in Texas. Mr. Sanders received a professional degree in Architecture from University of Texas at Austin and an MBA in Finance from UT Austin. In 2007, he was named as one of “Twenty who are making a difference” by Healthcare Design magazine.

Sanders

   

David Treviño, AIA, LEED-AP
Sr. Program Manager
Dept. of Public Works & Transportation
Facilities Planning & Construction Division
City of Dallas

David Treviño is a registered architect, LEED A.P., and has over 20 years experience as an architect. He serves as Sr. Program Manager in Facilities Planning and Construction for the Dept. of Public Works at the City of Dallas. He is responsible for overall management for the planning, budgeting, scheduling, A/E selection, contractor selection, design, and construction of public capital projects such as law enforcement, libraries, cultural, public safety, and other municipal buildings. He also coordinates and manages the activities of project managers, consultants, and contractors to ensure quality overall project management, organization, and construction. He received his M. Arch degree from Texas A&M University.

Trevino

 
  Advisory Board
 

Michael Emmons
President - Houston Region
SpawGlass

Michael Emmons, President of the Houston Region, has spent his entire 28-year career with SpawGlass, a 100% employee-owned Texas-based general contractor. He has been an advocate of SpawGlass’s leadership in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and a streamlined quality control process throughout the company’s five regional offices. He rose from the ranks of field engineer to becoming a project manager, superintendent and operations manager before taking on the leadership of SpawGlass Houston in 2003. His wide variety of experience includes healthcare, higher education, corporate, government, green building, petrochemical and aviation projects. Notable recent work includes the $60 million renovation of Terminal C at Bush Intercontinental Airport,as well as projects for The Methodist Hospital, UT Health Science Center and St. Luke's. Repeat clients include Rice University, Texas A&M University System, Texas State University System, University of Houston System and the University of Texas System. His efforts have led the company into becoming annually ranked as one of the Chronicle’s Top Workplaces and Houston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. A graduate of the Texas A&M University Construction program and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston Chapter.

Michael Emmons

   

Todd Harper
Director of Virtual Construction
Austin Commercial

A brief Bio will be added soon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Todd Harper

   

James G. Jacobi, P.E.
Senior Principal & Chief Information Officer
Walter P Moore

Jim Jacobi is a Senior Principal and Chief Information Officer for Houston-based Walter P Moore, one of the leading engineering consulting firms in the nation with offices nationwide. In this position, he is responsible for the firm's overall information technology strategy and programs. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering design, project management and construction with a special expertise in application of information technology to this field. Mr. Jacobi has served as a member of Walter P Moore’s Board of Directors and is a registered professional engineer in five states, including professional registration in Software Engineering in the State of Texas.

Mr. Jacobi began his career as a structural engineer and has served in progressively more responsible engineering and management positions including Vice President & Chief Engineer for Brown & Root, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies, and prior to joining Walter P Moore, as Chief Information Officer for Halliburton Company. His areas of expertise include implementation of integrated project management systems, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and other related 3D CAD project delivery systems. Jim has led Walter P Moore’s efforts in managing the firm’s interface with other members of the design and construction team in project collaboration and coordination in the BIM environment. He has frequently spoken and published on this topic. During his career he has worked throughout the United Sates as well as in Mexico, Bahrain, England and Singapore. Jim earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jacobi

   

George Pontikes
President & CEO
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

George has been involved in development and construction activities since the mid-1970s. He started out working in the field and has worked in every capacity from a laborer to numerous crafts all the way to superintendent, project manager and eventually President. These experiences have allowed him to build successful companies and partnerships, all related to construction. Currently, George is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., a General Contractor headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and New Orleans, Louisiana. George has always been committed to using the latest in technology to improve the construction process. Drawing on the lessons he has learned on hundreds of projects, he has pioneered the development of many technological advancements and his involvement in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are the logical progressions of that commitment. George’s personal involvement with IPD, as well as his financial commitment to testing it on his own building, has produced a project that has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with a national award for most inspirational BIM pilot project for 2006. The project garnered more than a dozen other industry awards for architecture, construction, innovation, and sustainability.

Pontikes

 
  Director
 

Julian Kang, Ph.D.
Cecil Windsor Associate Professor
Construction Science Department
College of Architecture
Texas A&M University

Dr. Julian Kang is a History Maker Homes Endowed Professor of Construction Science and Director of the Research Unit for Computer Integrated Construction (RUCIC) at Texas A&M University. His primary research interests include BIM, Stochastic Construction Simulation, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in construction. He is interested in investigating how these emerging technologies would contribute to productivity improvement in construction. Dr. Kang has been teaching BIM at Texas A&M University over 5 years. His BIM class is focused on using BIM for construction planning, constructability analysis, and quality control. He organized the BIM Conference in Houston (2009) and Dallas (2010) to discuss the gap between owners and contractors in understanding BIM. He is currently serving the American Concrete Institute (ACI) BIM Committee as chair of the education subcommittee. He earned his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from the Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Dr. Kang worked at Korea Power Engineering Company (KOPEC) for 9 years where he led an effort to best utilize Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology for nuclear power plant design and construction since 1993.

Kang

 

GSA Greater Southwest Region

USACOE Fort Worth District

City of Dallas

Bexar County

Parkland Health & Hospital System

The Methodist Hospital System

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Texas A&M University

North East Independent School District

Austin Commercial

PDG Architects

Manhattan Construction

Satterfield & Pontikes

SpawGlass

Walter P Moore

 

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