Coffee Talk Lounge
Coffee Talk Lounge Speaker

Work together with your peers to tackle challenges and solve problems in an open environment. The NEW Coffee Talk Lounge is a collaborative space on the show floor where featured CONSTRUCT speakers will host mini educational chat sessions on trending topics effecting the AEC industry today.

The goal of the Coffee Talk Lounge is to provide attendees with an intimate space where discussions on current topics and challenges can take place while enjoying a cup of coffee. The speakers will introduce the topic and will facilitate an open discussion among those that wish to attend. This will allow for collaborative peer-to-peer learning.

The lounge will include free refreshments for CONSTRUCT attendees. Advanced registration is not required, but space is limited. Below is a list of the 2019 sessions as of May 8th. 

Sessions - Thursday, October 10th

Critical Points of Large Format Tile Installation
Speaker: Scott Conwell, International Masonry Institute
Thursday, October 10th at 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Future of Preconstruction
Speaker: Building Connected
Thursday, October 10th at 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Specification Integration in BIM??
Speaker: Marc Chavez, Deltek+Avitru
Thursday, October 10th at 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Navigating Workplace Shortages: From Design to Build
Speaker: Denise McDaniel
Thursday, October 10th at 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Specification Decisions for Concrete that will Effect Flooring
Speaker: Corey Zussman, Pepper Construction
Thursday, October 10th at 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Light at the End of the Tunnel – Stop Worrying about your Future
Speaker: Lane Beougher, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
Thursday, October 10th at 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Life of an Architect Podcast - Labor is Cheap, Skill is Not!
Speaker: Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
Thursday, October 10th at 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Sessions - Friday, October 11th

Mentoring Emerging Professionals
Speaker: Cherise Lakeside, LSW Architects
Friday, October 11th at 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Coming Stucco-Pocalypse
Speaker: Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation
Friday, October 11th at 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

5 Considerations When Specifying Manufacturers
Speaker: Denise McDaniel
Friday, October 11th at 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Fire of London - Rain Screens, Claddings & Continuous Insulation
Speaker: Joseph Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation
Friday, October 11th at 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Selling with Guide Specifications
Speaker: Michael Chambers, HGA Architects & Engineers
Friday, October 11th at 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM