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Why P3 (Public/Private Partnership) is gaining popularity in Massachusetts

Why P3 (Public/Private Partnership) is gaining popularity in Massachusetts

Join us for our November Breakfast Program and hear our panel focus on the strategies and motivations that go into utilizing P3 at UMass Building Authority. 

Patricia Filippone, CPA
Executive Director
University of Massachusetts Building Authority
Mark Malmquist
Project Executive
Shawmut Design and Construction
Joe Barra
Construction Attorney
Robinson & Cole

Due to limited funding and increasing constraints, many agencies are looking into different models such as public-private partnerships (P3) as a means of maintaining updated infrastructure projects without having to make large investments. P3 strategies can be very useful, but their costs must be closely controlled to make them cost-effective solutions. 

At UMass Building Authority (UMBA), the Boston campus has just seen the results of a major building project with another in the beginning stages utilizing P3.  Our panel will discuss the strategies and motivations that prompted UMBA to pursue P3 and the process they undertook to ensure a quality facility for students. 

Event Date, Time & Location:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM – Presentation & Questions
9:00 AM – Questions and Closing

Wentworth Institute of Technology
Beatty Hall, Rm 119 (Back of Cafeteria)
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Unfortunately, parking at Wentworth is unavailable. Public parking is available near the Museum of Fine Arts (20 Museum Rd, Boston, MA 02115). Or take the Green Line E Train to Museum of Fine Arts stop.

Please register on line at: Select your event and method of payment. Select: $35 for CMAA members, $50 for non-members, $15 Federal/State/Local Employees, Registered students attend for free.

About our Panelists:

Patricia Filippone, CPA, Executive Director, University of Massachusetts Building Authority

Ms. Filippone has been Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA) since February 2014. As Executive Director, she oversees an ambitious $3.1 billion growth plan that includes the building and renovation of academic and research buildings, dormitories, and athletic facilities on all five UMass campuses. UMBA is currently managing more than 40 construction projects that will significantly improve teaching, learning and student life at the University of MA at Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester. Ms. Filippone works together with UMass President Martin T. Meehan, the Board of Trustees and the campuses to deliver the most cost-effective, highest quality construction of world class buildings to support the mission of the University.

Ms. Filippone joined UMBA in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and Asst. Secretary-Treasurer, managing all aspects of finance including treasury, risk management, business systems and capital planning. Prior to joining UMBA, Ms. Filippone served in various positions at The Broad Institute from 2008. Previously, she was Director of Allston Finance at Harvard University and spent 12 years before that at the MWRA in various capacities including CFO, Treasurer and Controller. She received a B.S from Babson College and is a member of several professional organizations.

Mark Malmquist, Project Executive, Shawmut Design and Construction

Mr. Malmquist is Project Executive of Shawmut Design and Construction and a member of the company’s New England Group’s Senior Leadership Team. Growing up north of Boston in Topsfield MA, Mark worked construction jobs in his youth developing a passion for the construction industry. He went on to Purdue University, where he earned his B.S. in Building Construction and Contracting. Mark has more than 28 years of managing technical, fast-track projects and construction operations and has established himself as a leader in the industry with the proven ability to expertly guide teams from master planning and preconstruction processes, through project completion and beyond. Since his return to Shawmut in 2016 after a long hiatus, Mark has been the driving force managing the preconstruction and construction efforts on Shawmut’s first P3 (Public, Private, Partnership) project, the $114 million new Residence Hall and Dining Commons at UMass Boston. 

Joe Barra, Construction Attorney, Robinson & Cole

Mr. Barra is a construction attorney with the law firm of Robinson & Cole.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Joe graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1983 with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked with a consulting engineering firm in NY for six years. Since graduating from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center 30 years ago, Joe’s law practice has focused exclusively on representing public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers and others who touch or concern the built environment in both transactional matters and disputes.  Joe is a former member of the National Board of Directors of the CMAA, and over the years, has been a Board Member of the New England Chapter of the CMAA, the MSPE, the AGC, the Massachusetts Building Congress and the DBIA. Joe is also a Construction Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.  He lives in Hopkinton with his wife of 27 years and two sons.


$35.00 Member Ticket

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket

$15.00 Federal/State/Local Employee Ticket

$0.00 Student Ticket

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