Announcements

 

New England Chapter awarded Chapter of the Year

Washington, DC - October 10, 2017 - At the annual National Conference of CMAA in Washington, DC, thirty-five New England members were on hand to witness the Chapter of the Year award presentation.  Directors Austin Chaffee of DC Beane and Associates and Tom Ellis of Heery accepted the award for the chapter. This is the second Chapter of the Year award that has been received in the past three years, fourth overall, and speaks to the great work of the entire chapter and especially the efforts of past President Kay Barned-Smith, City of Boston.

Also recognized were three of New England Chapter's finest: Mark Hasso, Wentworth Institute of Technology; D.J. Mason, Keville Enterprises; and Sam Sleiman, Massachusetts Port Authority. Each were inducted into the CMAA College of Fellows for their work and achievements within the construction management industry throughout their careers. A fourth inductee, Lisa Sachs, Cumming, works out of California, but is a native of New England, making the inductees' ceremony an entirely New England affair.

Represented with two or more New England CMAA members included AECOM, Caminiti Consulting, Heery, HNTB, Keville Enterprises, Massachusetts Port Authority, Robinson + Cole, and WSP. Also in attendance were six students from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Overall, there were almost 1,300 attendees; making this the largest National Conference to date.

The National Conference and Trade Show is held each fall and features over fifty educational sessions, multiple site tours, three plenary sessions, annual project achievement awards, and an industry trade show. Next year's conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV from October 14th to October 16th. Mark your calendars.

About CMAA New England

Started in 1991 by a small group of professionals devoted to construction in a management role, the New England Chapter now has almost 700 members with just under 90 Certified Construction Managers. The continued growth of CMAA indicates the rising importance of construction management within the industry and the value of CCM certification.

The Chapter offers numerous activities to the membership, some of which include Monthly Breakfast Programs, Owners’ Forum Luncheon, Annual Project Awards, Student Scholarships, Professional Certification Classes, Construction Legislation Tracking & Alerts, and an Annual Golf Outing for CM scholarships. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

 

Continuing the Evolution of Massachusetts Construction; Enactment of the 9th Edition

Boston, MA – September 19, 2017 – The New England Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA NE) hosted its first Breakfast Program of the 2017 - 2018 year the third week of September. Approximately 30 AEC practitioners, early career professionals, and students turned up to Wentworth's Beatty Hall to learn about more about the changes coming with the enactment of the 9th Edition of the building code.

Vernon Woodworth, FAIA, LEED AP presented numerous changes to the building code that all construction, engineering, and design professionals should be aware of as the 9th Edition takes effect on January 1, 2018. These changes also include the International Energy Conservation Code that has already been in effect. Vernon has been a registered architect since 1984 and a code consultant since 1999. Former chair of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Codes Committee and the Boston Society of Architects' Codes Committees, Vernon currently serves on the Board of the Massachusetts chapter of the AIA. Vernon has been a member of the faculty at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) since 2002 where he currently teaches "Programming, Human Factors and Codes" to both Architectural and Interior Architecture students. He is a co-founder of the code group at AKF Group Engineers. 

CMAA NE’s Breakfast Programs are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Beatty Hall from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.  Breakfast and coffee starts at 7:30 am and everyone is encouraged to arrive early to network and socialize.

About CMAA New England

Started in 1991 by a small group of professionals devoted to construction in a management role, the New England Chapter now has almost 700 members with just under 90 Certified Construction Managers. The continued growth of CMAA indicates the rising importance of construction management within the industry and the value of CCM certification.

The Chapter offers numerous activities to the membership, some of which include Monthly Breakfast Programs, Owners’ Forum Luncheon, Annual Project Awards, Student Scholarships, Professional Certification Classes, Construction Legislation Tracking & Alerts, and an Annual Golf Outing for CM scholarships. For more information, please visit the website http://www.cmaa-ne.org.

 

CMAA Announces New President & CEO

Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE is new President & CEO of CMAA

McLean, VA, USA - The Board of Directors of the Construction Management Association of America has announced that Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE, will become the Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer at its National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC in October.

Rutledge succeeds Bruce D’Agostino, CAE, FCMAA, who has led CMAA since 1999, guiding the association to a membership of more than 16,000 and a leadership position in the construction management industry.

Rutledge has spent the last ten years as Executive Director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture.

Previously, she was Managing Director/Alliances at the American Institute of Architects. “This experience has made Ms. Rutledge thoroughly familiar with the design and construction industry, giving her a deep understanding of the importance of accredited education and professional certification,” states CMAA Chair Stephen T. Ayers, CCM, FAIA. “That she holds the CAE – Certified Association Executive – reflects both her experience in association work and her commitment to certification. 

“We believe she is a strong communicator and a proven leader who will guide CMAA to even higher accomplishments in the future,” Ayers added.

ABOUT CMAA

CMAA is dedicated to advancing professional construction and program management worldwide. Its membership is made up of over 16,000 public and private organizations, owners and individual practitioners. CMAA provides professional development, certification, advocacy, and business opportunities to its members and the entire CM industry. CMAA's headquarters is located in McLean, VA, USA. For more information, visit www.cmaanet.org.

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