2014 Contractors Environmental Conference

Welcome to the 2014 CEC

Welcome to the 2014 CEC: the nation's foremost conference for environmental professionals in the construction industry. Join us on June 12-13, 2014 in Arlington, Va. to explore ways to turn environmental responsibilities into opportunities for you and your firm. If your goal is excellence in compliance or setting your company apart as a green contractor, this year's conference is for you!

  • Learn the management strategies, tools and technologies that will keep your firm on top of environmental requirements and goals, as well as save you time and money.
  • Stay on top of the most current legal risks about environmental compliance and contractual requirements and ready your firm for upcoming changes in regulations, including:
    • Green Building
    • Environmental Contamination
    • Lead-Based Paint
    • Process and Wash Water
    • Stormwater
    • Waters of the US
  • Find out how you can see greater return on investments in sustainability such as recycling or reusing waste materials, incorporating renewable and alternative fuels, and planning for resilient infrastructure initiatives.

This year's CEC offers invaluable resources for anyone who works in the building, highway and transportation, federal and heavy, and utility infrastructure markets.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works for or supports a construction company and has duties related to environmental compliance, permitting, green building or sustainability. CEC offers you the opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the field and share best practices with your peers.

Topics & Schedule

The 2014 CEC offers the opportunity for you to learn how to manage compliance and/or sustainability requirements from experts, owners, regulators, and your peers on a national level. Participate in a wide selection of sessions that address the varied environmental challenges affecting the construction business as a whole. AGC has invited federal agency representatives to answer your questions.

This year's conference topics are focused on meeting AGC's Environmental Forum members' needs. The schedule below gives you an overview of this year's conference. Click the printer-friendly version for more detail.

Printer-friendly Schedule

Click here for the detailed schedule.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:15 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration
7:45 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:00 AM Environmental Management and Training: Resources and Case Studies
Setting the Right Priorities: Which Environmental Requirements That Are Problems versus Those That Are Opportunities in Construction(Part I) - Stormwater and Waters of the US
Break
Setting the Right Priorities (Part II) - Lead Based Paint, Green Construction (Buildings, Roads and Infrastructure) and Brownfields
11:30 AM Lunch and Conference Spotlight: AGC Advocacy and Resources
12:45 PM Breakout Session 1: Taking Environmental Costs into Account on Your Project Breakout Session 2: Managing Concerns Regarding the Discovery of Suspicious Materials on a Jobsite
Breakout Session 1: Look at Waste Differently: Opportunities for Your Company in Recycling and Beneficial Use Breakout Session 2: Explore Renewable and Alternative Fuels.
Break
EPA's Regulatory Outlook: Look at EPA's regulatory and enforcement agenda. Ask your questions directly to the regulators.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception
7:00 PM Dinner on your own doesn't have to mean dining alone. Sign up to dine at local restaurants with other attendees.
Friday, June 13 2014
7:15 AM Continental Breakfast
7:45 AM Welcome Remarks
8:00 AM Environmental Technology Trends and Tools: Case Studies and Group Discussion
How Resilient Are Our Buildings and Other Infrastructure?
Break
Breakout Session 1: Does Net-Zero Energy Give Projects a More Competitive Edge in a Smaller Market? Breakout Session 2: Beyond Stormwater Runoff: Tips to Manage Process and Wash Water
Breakout Session 1: Sustainable Building Trends and Developments Beyond Rating Systems Breakout Session 2: Case Studies of Sustainability Related to Highways and Utility Infrastructure
12:30 PM Adjourn

Meetings before the Conference

On Wednesday, members of the AGC Environmental Forum Steering Committee will hold their annual fly-in with the Federal Agencies. Steering Committee members will identify pending regulatory activity where contractor input is needed as well as joint compliance assistance projects on which to collaborate.

Registration

To register for the conference, simply click on the "Register" button on the right. The system will then guide you through all of your options.

Registration is full. Please contact Ms. Crystal Yates yatesc@agc.org to see whether additional seats have opened up. AGC will be as accommodating as space allows.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration (if received through April 25, 2014)

  • $310 All Attendees

Standard Registration (if received on or after April 26, 2014)

  • $365 AGC Member Registration
  • $465 Non-Member Registration
  • $310 AGC Chapter Staff Professional

Shortly after you complete the registration process, you should receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not, or you have any other problems with the process, please just contact Ms. Rockkie Dunton or Ms. Crystal Yates at AGC of America. Ms. Dunton's email address and direct line are duntonr@agc.org and 703-837-5304. Ms. Yates' email address and direct line are yatesc@agc.org and 703-837-5437

Registration Cancellation Policy: A full refund of your registration fee will be granted if received in writing on or before May 15, 2014. A refund of your registration fee, less $100, will be granted if received in writing from May 16, 2014 to June 6, 2014. No refunds will be granted after June 6, 2014.

Hotel Information

All events will be held at the—
Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 S Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
P: 703-413-1300
www.marriott.com/waspy


View Larger Map

The Renaissance Arlington Capital View, one of three LEED© Gold certified hotels in Virginia, is located just one mile from Ronald Reagan International Airport.  With luminous design and striking architecture, this hotel is stunningly memorable.  Each of its guestrooms offers a plush environment, adorned with modern furniture and unique art and offering vantage points of downtown Crystal City or the runways of Reagan National Airport.  Relax in the indoor heated pool or reinvigorate yourself with a cup of fresh Italian espresso in the expansive lobby.

Renaissance Arlington Capital View — ROOM BLOCK FULL

The AGC of America conference room block at the Renaissance has sold out. All conference events will be at the Renaissance. Rooms are still available at a higher rate. Call Renaissance Hotels toll free reservations @ 1-800-HOTELS1 (1-800-468-3571).

Residence Inn Arlington Capital View — ROOM BLOCK CLOSED

AGC has negotiated another room block at the Residence Inn just right next door to the Renaissance. The Residence Inn is located at 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22202. (Please note, all conference events will be at the Renaissance located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue.)

The AGC rate at the Residence Inn is $186.00 per night (plus applicable tax). To reserve a room at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View at the AGC Environmental Conference rate, please use this link: Book your group rate: Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Forum Conference >>

To receive the AGC room block rate, make your reservation on or before May 29, 2014.

Industry Partners

AGC of America proudly welcomes the following organizations as Industry Partners for the 2014 Contractors Environmental Conference and thanks them for their support of this important AGC educational program.

As Industry Partners for this conference, their members receive the AGC member rates for normal registration, which kicks in on April 26 after the early bird. (All registrants enjoy the early bird savings through April 25.) Members of our partnering organizations simply need to begin their registration as a "non-AGC member," and then enter the special Industry Partner Code provided to them by the partnering organization. If you are a member of one of the Industry Partners, please contact them for the discount code.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Supporter Sponsors:



Sponsorship Opportunities

AGC offers many ways to build your company's name at the 2014 AGC Contractors Environmental Conference on environmental issues that affect construction professionals – with a strong line-up of educational sessions, peer-to-peer discussion times, and networking opportunities.

If you are interested in being a part of this important event through sponsorship, please contact AGC’s Melinda Tomaino at (703) 837-5415 (tomainom@agc.org) or Sarah Black at (703) 837-5352 (blacks@agc.org).

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship levels are listed below. Click the individual levels for more information on the benefits associated with that level.

Supporter Level$1,000.00

(Limited to ten sponsors at this level)

  • Sponsor's name or logo in the conference materials and the conference mobile app.
  • Sponsor's name or logo on the conference website and marketing materials.
  • Sponsor's name or logo listed on signage at the registration area.
  • Sponsor ribbons for your organization's representatives.
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration.

Silver Level$1,500.00

  • Sponsor's name or logo in the conference materials and the conference mobile app.
  • Sponsor's name or logo on the conference website and marketing materials.
  • Sponsor's name or logo listed on signage at the registration area.
  • Sponsor ribbons for your organization's representatives.
  • Individual recognition in the daily welcoming remarks.
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration.

Gold Level$2,000.00

  • Sponsor's name or logo in the conference materials and the conference mobile app.
  • Sponsor's name or logo on the conference website and marketing materials.
  • Sponsor's name or logo listed on signage at the registration area.
  • Sponsor ribbons for your organization's representatives.
  • Individual recognition in the daily welcoming remarks.
  • One (1) complimentary conference registration.
  • Display materials on the ?Gold Sponsors? table at the conference.

Platinum Level$3,500.00

  • Listing of sponsor's name or logo in the primary grouping on conference materials and the conference mobile app.
  • Listing of sponsor's name or logo in the primary grouping on the conference website and marketing materials.
  • Listing of sponsor's name or logo in the primary grouping on signage at the registration area.
  • Sponsor ribbons for your organization's representatives.
  • Individual Recognition in the daily welcoming remarks.
  • Two (2) complimentary conference registrations.
  • Display materials on an individual table-top display at the conference.
  • Opportunity to give five (5) minute address in front of the full conference audience.
  • Recognition in an AGC-generated special ?Thank You, Platinum Sponsors? e-mail to registrants with links to sponsors' websites.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyards/Badge Holders$1,000.00

(Products must be provided by the sponsor and shipped to AGC in advance of the conference.)

Conference Door Prize$1,500.00

(Products must be provided by the sponsor; Sponsor to choose winning raffle ticket and provide winner with prize.)

Conference Mobile App$1,500.00

(Sponsor name and logo on mobile app and associated materials.)