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April 28, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Marine's Memorial Club, Crystal Lounge
609 Sutter Street
11th Floor, San Francisco
CA 94102

In-Person Event: Best Practices for Designers in Alternative Delivery Methods
When: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Marine’s Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, 11th Floor, Crystal Lounge, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ticket Costs: $90 for members; $120 for non-members.  Purchase Tickets Here.  See if your firm is member on our website.

Please join ACEC Bay Bridge Chapter for a lively discussion from the owners’ and contractor’s perspective about “Best Practices for Designers in Alternative Delivery Methods”. Panel participants will be noted alternative delivery experts Tilly Chang and Carl Holmes of San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Geoff Neumayr of San Francisco International Airport, and Ural Yal of Flatiron Construction. Moderating the discussion will be Liam Malone, partner at Litchfield Law, where Liam has advised clients in all types of contractual issues in alternative delivery methods.

About The Speakers:

Tilly Chang, Executive Director, SFCTA. Tilly serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. As the Congestion Management Agency and transportation sales tax administrator for San Francisco, the SFCTA collaborates with public agencies, community groups and the private sector to improve San Francisco’s local and regional system.  Ms. Chang has 25 years of experience, including 15 years with the SFCTA where she previously served as Deputy Director for Planning. She has also held posts with the World Bank, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and a technology startup.  Ms. Chang attended M.I.T. and UC Berkeley and serves on the boards of the California Transportation Foundation, SPUR and UC CONNECT.

Carl Holmes, PE, MS, CCM, Deputy Director for Capital Planning, SFCTA, Carl joined SFCTA in October of 22 after 7 years of working at BART, 5 in the capacity of Assistant General Manager, Planning, Development and Construction. Throughout his career, Carl has managed a variety of alternative delivery projects, including the BART Communications Based Train Control system and the BART Headquarters. Carl has over 27 years as an engineering and construction professional driving public and private projects totaling approximately $10 Billion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Geoff Neumeyr, SE, DBIA,  San Francisco International Airport, Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer. Geoff spent almost 7 years as SFO’s Chief Development Officer before transitioning to the Chief Resilience and Sustainability Officer role. During his tenure, Geoff has championed SFO’s use of Progressive Design Build as a delivery method, and is regarded as a noted expert in the field.

Ural Yal, Senior Vice President at Flatiron. Ural has more than 24 years of construction industry experience including 14 years as executive oversight of several heavy civil construction projects across California. Ural joined Flatiron in 2017, focusing on acquisitions, operations, commercial management and business strategy during his career. Some of the Flatiron projects in Ural’s portfolio includes the Los Angeles World Airports, LAX Automated People Mover, I-105 Express Lanes, and Redlands Passenger Rail projects. In his current role, Ural leads major pursuits for Flatiron companywide and develops key partnering relationships.

Liam Malone, Litchfield Law.  Liam is an attorney representing design-professionals and construction industry clients throughout California and the U.S. He is currently the chair of the ACEC Bay Bridge Chapter’s Grassroots Committee, working on policy issues important to ACEC’s membership.  In his practice, Liam serves as trial counsel and outside general counsel for firms ranging from sole practitioners to various companies in the ENR Top 50.

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