SMPS CHICAGO May 11, 2016 Program – Looking at Hot Trends in Virtual Design & Construction

Chicago — If you are looking to find out what’s trending now, what’s not and what’s next to help your company excel, join us at the SMPS Chicago program Hot Trends in Virtual Design & Construction. The luncheon program will be held on Wed., May 11, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Petterino’s in Chicago, Ill. #HotTrendsinVDC

For more information and to register: visit this page.

We are pleased to present the following panel:

• Aleisha Jaeger, Construction Director; Gilbane Building Company

• Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder & President of VIATechnik
• David Barista, Editorial Director of Building Design+Construction
• Lucas Richmond, Sr. Media Studio Manager of Gilbane
• Michael Concannon, Senior Associate of Gensler

David Barista, Editorial Director at Building Design+Construction, has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 15 years including multiple editorial roles at Building Design+Construction magazine, where currently serves as Editorial Director.

Danielle Dy Buis, Co-Founder and President at VIATechnik, a construction & engineering services firm is transforming the construction industry through virtual design & construction by blending global human capital with cutting-edge construction technologies.

Aleisha Jaeger, Construction Director at Gilbane Building Company, has over 15 years of experience in construction services, operations and client relationships, Aleisha has extensive experience planning, implementing and overseeing all phases of complex construction projects. With her diverse construction and operations background, Aleisha brings a unique understanding of master planning and facility management concepts for operational efficiency to clients.

Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager at Gilbane, excels in this role because he is a problem solver and someone that can help people realize their architectural vision. He can take a simple, pencil sketch from a napkin and bring to life a vision in a 3D environment, where you can add materials, lighting and finishes and then view in a high frame rate Virtual Reality.

The cost to attend the program is $50 for members and $95 for non-members if you register by May 9, 2016. The cost to attend is $75.00 for members and $120.00 for non-members after May 9, 2016. Petterino’s is located at 150 N. Dearborn in Chicago.

The event sponsors are Primera Engineers and Microdesk.

SMPS Chicago is the local chapter of the national organization of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). SMPS is the only marketing organization dedicated to providing education, team building and networking opportunities for developing business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,500 marketing, business development, and technical professionals, from 57 chapters, responsible for marketing and building relationships for their companies. As one the largest chapters in SMPS, the Chicago Chapter has over 230 members representing the top contractors, architects, engineers, and specialty consulting firms in the Midwest. For more information, go to

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