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Thirsty Thursdays: An Edge in Doing Business with the Commonwealth – A Survey of Bid Protest Decisions for 2012

Stites Harbison LogoBuilders Exchange Allied Member Stites & Harbison will host this month’s Thirsty Thursdays networking event at Builders Exchange on February 28th.

Seminar Overview
While the economy may be improving, public spending has remained steady while private spending still lags.  As a result, there is more competition than ever for public contracts.  Last year saw a record number of bid protests being filed at the Finance Cabinet.
Beginning in 2008, the Finance Cabinet helpfully provided an index of its protest decisions, but soon stopped with the decisions issued in 2010.  A review of these decisions provides insight into how and why certain decisions are made.  This presentation will provide for the first time anywhere a review of the decisions issued in 2012, grouped by topic and relevance.  This review will provide the most current insight into the reasons why certain bid protests are granted and others are denied.
Any company or individual interested in how Kentucky’s public procurement system is being administered will be interested in attending to learn about this brand new resource being shared for the first time anywhere!
What to Expect
Thirsty Thursdays are networking events which normally take place the fourth Thursday of every month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the 20th floor of Stites’ Louisville office.
LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH: This month, Thirsty Thursdays will take place at Builders Exchange.  Click here to see a map of Builders Exchange, which is located south of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) just off Bardstown Road.
The program starts off with a half-hour of networking, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a short presentation and more networking
Please RSVP to pkeeney@stites.com with the names and company names of those planning to attend.  For more information, call (502) 681-0308.
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Roofing Systems Seminar Presented by Builders Exchange of Kentucky and AIA-Central Kentucky Chapter

The program provides a way for interns, emerging professionals and design professionals to learn about roofing fundamentals. It is designed for those new to the roofing industry or anyone who needs to understand roof assemblies and how the industry operates.

This program will establish the roles of the team members in the commercial roof construction process. We shall discuss roof analysis as it relates to the design process. This shall lead to proper detailing of construction documents which assists in good bidding. We shall also speak to the issues of quality control during the construction phase.

Roof management shall be presented as a means and method of organized roof maintenance. It is a program of collaboration between building owners, architects, and roof professionals to properly manage the assets of the roof system to cost effectively add more life to the existing roof.

The method of instruction is multi-sensory with both classroom instruction and hands-on training and demonstration. The Roofing Systems Seminar assists owners, design professionals and roof contractors to coordinate all of the increasing complexities in the roof industry to arrive at a satisfactory point of long-term performance of their roof systems.

New employees, customers, facility managers, building owners, and design professionals will benefit from this program which reviews design, installation and maintenance for low-slope (typically commercial) roof systems.

The seminar will be presented on August 21, 2012.

This seminar is free of charge to AIA members and all IDP Candidates. A charge of $25 will apply to all others.


7:30 – 8:00 – Networking
8:00 – 9:00 – Understanding Roof Foundations/Design/Construction Documents
9:00 – 10:00 – Application and Job Control / Roof Management
10:00 – 11:00 – Hands-on Demo
11:00 – 11:30 – Closing Discussion


Builders Exchange of Kentucky
2300 Meadow Drive
Louisville, KY 40218


Patrick D. Murphy, AIA, GRP – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects
Jean-Peal Grivas, AIA GRP – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects
Monica Murphy, RRO – Patrick D. Murphy Co., Inc. Architects

Sponsored by:

Johns Manville Company

To register contact Mary Ellen Higgins by email at mhiggins@bxkentucky.com or by phone at (502) 459-9800

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