May 29, 2020
Lynwood Convention Center


The Pacific Northwest Chapter of CMAA has made the difficult decision, out of an abundance of caution, to postpone this year’s conference in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in our area. We are taking this action in response to the recommendations of both the Snohomish Health District and Public Health – Seattle & King County, published yesterday, that large public gatherings be postponed to the extent possible. In making this decision now, we also want to ensure that we respect the time and effort of our presenters, our venue, and you, the attendees, by avoiding last minute changes.


The conference is now scheduled for Friday, May 29th. All registrations will remain valid for the rescheduled date. However, we recognize that the new date may not work for all attendees, so we’ll refund any registrations at your request. Please see this link for instructions on how to submit a refund request, or contact if you need assistance.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Jack Schwaegler, Chapter President (


Thank you for your understanding and support.

Rupesh Kutte, Conference Chair (

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Construction Management Association (CMAA) is hosting our Annual Construction Conference 2019 for Construction Managers, Engineers, Contractors, Owners, Designers, and Providers on May 29, 2020, at the Lynwood Convention Center.

The seminar will include full breakfast and lunch, a keynote including agency updates, and breakout sessions throughout the day allowing attendees to choose the material they want to hear. Presentations cover a wide variety of topics, including contracting methods, emerging technology, new construction trends, and much more.


For registration questions or student discounts, contact Oliver Konkel, Chapter Secretary

For sponsorship inquiries and all other questions, contact Rupesh Kutte, Conference Chair


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Conference Agenda


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7:00 - 8:00 AM: Breakfast/Registration

Full breakfast provided - Sponsored by The Walsh Group

8:00 - 10:00 AM: Local Agency Project Updates

Updates from Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, UW, SDOT, and WSDOT

10:15 - 11:00 AM: Breakout Sessions

Innovative Approaches to Project Delivery by Owners, sponsored by Hewitt

Forensic Schedule Analysis Techniques and Calculation Disruption and Delay Damages, sponsored by Ankura

Collaboration in a Digital World, sponsored by Hoffman Construction

11:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Lunch/Guest Speaker

Sponsored by Safework CM

1:30 - 1:45 PM: Snack Break

Sponsored by Jacobs

1:45 - 2:30 PM: Breakout Sessions

Bertha: An Inside Perspective, sponsored by Stantec

Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace, sponsored by Glumac

Heavy Civil GCCM, sponsored by HNTB

2:30 - 2:45 PM: Closing Speech

Hear from our board

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Happy Hour and Networking

Mingle with colleagues and meet new friends, sponsored by Anchor QEA


Guest Speaker

Boost your organizational genius! Visual goal setter Patti Dobrowolski captivates and inspires audiences using the business leadership tool of the future: Drawing Solutions.


3-time TEDx speaker, critically acclaimed comic performer, writer and business consultant, Patti’s innovative visual keynotes, break out and gamestorming sessions inspire employee and leadership creativity. Need to clearly identify and communicate what’s changing in your business while capturing the genius of your leaders at all levels? Patti’s Snapshot of the Big Picture process has helped to transform NGOs, Fortune 500 companies, B2Bs and startups around the globe. Leaders at all levels learn to translate and communicate their vision of the future using a simple, effective visual.


Set your goals, envision your desired future, create positive change, enhance culture and accelerate team performance for a better bottom line.


Anchor QEA

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