January 19-21, 2022
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Schedule subject to change. 

Planned activities include:

  • Up to 16 30-minute 1:1 Knowledge Exchange meetings
  • Education Programs
  • Welcome Reception
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches
  • Dinner on Thursday evening
  • Closing Happy Hour



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Arrivals/Free Time: Please enjoy the host hotel amenities
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Open
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

MINGLE: Welcome Reception, meet & greet for attendees including specifiers, manufacturers, speakers, and sponsors.
Sponsored by The Sherwin-Williams Company

Evening Enjoy the evening with colleagues at the host hotel

Thursday, January 20, 2022

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Knowledge Exchange Set Up (BPMs Only)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM REFRESH: Welcome Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

LEARNING: Digital Twins and the Golden Thread of Lifecycle Data Management (1 CSI LU, 1 AIA LU)
Speaker: Igor Starkov
CEO and Co-Founder, EcoDomus, Inc.

A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a facility that consists of data produced and managed by a multitude of software systems (BIM, GIS, ERP, CMMS, IoT, SCADA, etc.). A Digital Twin not only shows what a facility consists of and how it functions but also allows you to run simulations on how a facility might work if various conditions change. But facility elements are designed, specified, procured, installed, and maintained—all by different entities—making the Digital Twin lifecycle data collection process extremely challenging. A “Golden Thread” approach to link strategy with results helps ensure that data is automatically flowing between designers and manufacturers, specifiers and procurement specialists, and builders and maintenance teams. This session will include case studies on how Digital Twins are used by some of the largest facility owners in the world.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM REFRESH: Morning Coffee Break
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM REFRESH: Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:20 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

LEARNING: To Whom Are You Trusting Future Specifications? Developing the Next Generation. (1 CSI LU, 1 AIA LU)
Speaker: Susan W Bliss, FCSI, CCS®, CDT®, CCCA®
Principal, Spec Services, LLC

Workforce skills gaps and labor shortages are top of mind for many organizations and firms in the construction industry. As we look to 2030 and beyond, specifiers will have a crucial role in implementing advanced technologies and innovative solutions, while working with building product manufacturers to specify healthier materials. With the rate at which the industry is evolving and the uncertainty of what may come next, a question that begs to be asked is, "To whom are you trusting future specifications?"
This session will highlight the specifier's role in sustainability and achieving 2030 goals, while challenging specifiers of today to help build and train the workforce of our future. At the end of this session, attendees will walk away with a clear roadmap for identifying and developing the next generation of specifiers.

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM REFRESH: Afternoon Coffee Break
3:45 PM – 4:50 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINGLE: Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Sponsored by K-13 Spray-On Systems

Friday, January 21, 2022

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM REFRESH: Breakfast 
8:35 AM – 9:40 AM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
9:40 AM – 10:00 AM REFRESH: Morning Coffee Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LEARNING: Advancing Carbon Neutrality Through Renovation and Renewal: Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention (1 CSI LU, 1 AIA LU/HSW)
Sponsored by PPG

Elizabeth McLean
Senior Associate, Ayers Saint Gross
Ed Soltero, PhD
Assistant Vice-President, FDM, and University Architect, Arizona State University
Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Sustainability Director, Ayers Saint Gross

Arizona State University (ASU) achieved climate neutrality for scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2019, six years ahead of schedule, but the planet needs more. Join us to learn how ASU continues to improve its solutions by reinventing itself in place with deep green retrofits of existing campus buildings. Of note is the Hayden Library Reinvention, a LEED Platinum project which received multiple awards, including AIA COTE Top Ten, AIA/ALA Library Building Award, and SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture.

ASU is home to remarkable examples of campus architecture from every vintage of the last 100 years and has embraced deep green retrofits of prominent, mid-century buildings on the Tempe campus as a critical component of its climate neutrality strategy. Investments in existing buildings coupled with clean energy purchases have reduced and offset operational emissions while simultaneously preserving embodied carbon and campus character.

11:15 AM – 12:20 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM REFRESH: Lunch
1:40 PM – 2:45 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM REFRESH: Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00 PM – 4:05 PM Knowledge Exchange Meetings
4:05 PM – 5:30 PM REFRESH: Business Break & Tear Down
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM REFLECT: Closing Reception (All Attendees)
Sponsored by Zurn Industries

Saturday, January 22, 2022