May 21, 2018

Department of General Services Leads the Region with Sold Out State of the Infrastructure Conference

The County’s Department of General Services, featuring Architectural Engineering Institute and Construction Institute, hosted a 2018 Regional Government Conference on Monday, May 21 at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

This sold-out event brought together professionals from government, private sector, and academic settings to collaborate on best practices in building and improving infrastructure. The sessions emphasized the importance of collaboration and management of projects with focus on cost effectiveness, quality control, risk management and sustainability.

The event included opening remarks by DGS Director David Dise. Dr. Joseph Martens served as the keynote speaker who spoke on innovative ways to manage projects and deliver actionable solutions and strategies to help program and project managers be more impactful and influential. 

Following the keynote speaker, industry professionals led group panel discussions and encouraged discussions and idea sharing.

In addition to Montgomery County six regional counties sponsored the event including Arlington, Fairfax, Frederick. Howard, Loudoun, Prince George’s and St. Mary counties. 

Registered sponsors for the event included MBP; O’Connell & Lawrence, Inc.; Pype; Arcadis U.S., Inc.; The Robert B Balter Company; Noresco; The Catholic University of America; Facility Dynamics; and Keller Brothers, Inc.