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April 24 - 26, 2023



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  • CIRT Chairman Peter Emmons welcomes members and guests to the 2023 Spring Meeting.
  • Bruce Mehlman kicked off the conference with 7 Key Policy / Political Trends in the Year Ahead.
  • Kathleen Shanahan, CEO of Turtle & Hughes, asked Bruce about third party viability in the presidential race for 2024.
  • Members & Guests were enlightened, engaged, and encouraged to continue to confront the difficult matters surrounding mental health challenges for their people.
  • Steven Kats (Kiewit) and Rich Weeks have a chat with our second Keynoter of the day, Johnny Crowder.
  • Ramin Cherafat (McCowan Gordon Construction) and Reza Amirkhalili (Shawmut Design & Construction) reconnect during a break.
  • Connecting & reconnecting is a big value point of CIRT. Here, Anthony Consigli (Consigli Construction) and Ralph Esposito (SUFFOLK) catch-up during a break.
  • Peter Emmons and Dan Fangio (Structural Group) with Mark Casso (CIRT President).
  • Wes S. Sudduth, Counsel, Venable, LLP moderated this panel with Carl W. Bentzel, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission; and Isaiah Walston, LEED AP BD&C, ID&C, Director of Sustainability, HITT Con
  • Dan McQuade, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure Solutions introduces the fireside chat with the Secretary of Commerce.
  • Les Hiscoe (Shawmut) hosted this "fireside chat" with The Honorable Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce.
  • The discussion covered critical topics including the role of U.S. manufacturing & the Chips Act, strategies to address supply chain challenges, and ways to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent.
  • Tom Iovino (Iovino Enterprises) takes a moment with The Secretary.
  • The Secretary and Greg Ergenbright (OWL Services) enjoy a light moment.
  • Ken Aldridge (Aldridge Electric) provides an update on Construction Safety Week.
  • CIRT Chairman Peter Emmons (Structural Group) announces the slate of officers for 2023-2024.
  • CIRT Treasurer (and now Vice Chair) Deryl McKissack (McKissack & McKissack) gives the "Treasurer's Report". CIRT is financially sound!
  • CIRT President Mark Casso, Esq., NAC, during the breakfast business portion, thanked the four members rotating off the Board of Directors for their service.
  • Tom Gilbane (Gilbane Building Co.) highlights the importance of the ACE Mentor Program.
  • Joe Whiteman, CSP, CHST, Director of Safety Services, American Society of Concrete Contractors, was one of two presenters on the transition from Hard Hats to HELMETS. #BrainsMatter
  • Scott Greenhaus, Executive Vice President, Structural Group, discusses current consensus standards regulating the manufacturing and testing of industrial head protection.
  • The "Talent War" panel featured Ben Brubeck (ABC); Tia Perry (AEC Unites); Sadina Montani (Crowel & Moring); Roger King (HR Policy Association) and was moderatoed by Jack Kalavritinos (JK Strategies).
  • Panelists Ben Brubeck (ABC) and Tia Perry (AEC Unites). Here, Tia shares news about the newly-formed & very important industry initiative: AEC Unites - www.aecunites.org
  • Panelists Sadina Montani (Crowell & Moring) and Roger King (HR Policy Association).
  • The panel discussed a range of perspectives / keen analysis on the laws, trends, pressures and liability risks on the horizon.
  • Thank you for your TIME and dedication Peter Emmons!
  • The CIRT Team that makes it happen at the meetings: Jenni Mushyinski; Jane Bonvillain; Mark Casso and Teresa Walker.

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