Building Innovation 2014 Keynote Speakers to Highlight Range of Building Science Issues


Attendees of Building Innovation 2014: The National Institute of Building Sciences Conference and Expo: Advancing Life-Cycle Performance, will hear a variety of unique perspectives when they attend the daily keynote lunches during the week-long event, to be held January 6-10, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, January 6, Michael Feldman, Deputy Executive Director of the Los Angeles World Airports will talk about facility management and the building life cycle in that particular environment during his presentation, Implementing Facility and Asset Management at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), sponsored by the National Insulation Association.

On Tuesday, January 7, during the FEDCon® Lunch sponsored by Lehigh Hansen, Dennis Milsten, the Associate Executive Director of the Office of Programs and Plans for the Office of Construction & Facilities Management at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Philip Matkovsky, the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Administrative Operations at the Veterans Health Administration, will provide an inside look at life cycle facility management at VA.

On Wednesday, January 8, during the Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon sponsored by Virginia Tech, the winners of the Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards will accept their plaques, present their award-winning projects and have an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities they faced while delivering high-performance buildings.

On Thursday, January 9, Bob Prieto, Senior Vice President at Fluor, author and inventor, will explain how the capital asset industry is being driven to new performance regimes by growing complexities, a focus on sustainability, longer asset lifetimes, uncertain futures and emerging resiliency requirements during his presentation, Life-Cycle Analysis – A 7D Future, sponsored by Acuity Brands.

On Friday, January 10, Brion Callori, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Research at FM Global, will discuss building information modeling (BIM), codes and technology, during Building Innovation = Insurance Evolved.

The keynotes will occur in tangent with a host of workshops and council and committee meetings during the week, as well as ten educational symposia, including: the Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) Symposium; the Plenary Symposium; the Facility Maintenance & Operations Committee (FMOC) Symposium; the Integrated Resilient Design (IRD) Symposium; the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) Symposium; the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium; the Low Vision Design Committee Symposium; the buildingSMART alliance (bSa) Symposium; the Commissioning Symposium, and the BIM Academic Symposium.

Attendees may elect to attend the full conference, individual committee meetings or just the keynote lunches. For more information, visit

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The National Institute of Building Sciences, authorized by public law 93-383 in 1974, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests to identify and resolve building process and facility performance problems. The Institute serves as an authoritative source of advice for both the private and public sectors with respect to the use of building science and technology.

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