LACSI April 2017 Dinner | Kate Mergen: What’s Trending in Project Delivery and Construction & How it Affects our Work


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Date(s) - 04/26/17
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion





Join LACSI for the April 26th 2017 Dinner Event and Technical Workshop

Kate Mergen

Director of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, AGC- CA

What’s Trending in Project Delivery and Construction & How it Affects our Work

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Ave, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Specifier’s Forum
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour and Table Tops
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Presentation by Kate Mergen

Dinner Program:

We are very happy to have AGC-CA Director Kate Mergen speaking on how leading trends in Project Delivery and Construction Affect Us, and What the Associated General Contractors of California Is Doing About it. The Associated General Contractors of California is the leading advocate representing the construction industry since 1920. Through dedicated advocacy, education, career development and networking opportunities, AGC provides top-tier access with state and local governments, while connecting with industry leaders through responsive services and innovative programs and events. Join us as we discuss: 

– Upcoming infrastructure projects in California
– Rapidly changing legislative and regulatory impacts on construction – how to comply
– How the AGC keeps its members ready for new waves in construction technology and techniques
– How this plays into new procurement and alternative delivery methods 

Technical Workshop: Specifier’s Forum, Moderator: Ed Buch, CSI, CCS, AIA

Ed Buch, CSI, CCS, AIA will moderate the April Specifier’s Forum for a discussion of topics of interest to specifications writers, architects, and other design professionals who are involved with the preparation of specifications, product data sheets, and other construction documents. Please send your agenda items and topics of interest to Ed Buch, by April 21, 2017.

**Both the Technical and Dinner presentations offer CEU/LUs.**

About the Dinner Presentation:

Kate Mergen
Director, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs
Associated General Contractors of California

Career Highlights:

For over 10 years, Kate Mergen has been involved in real estate and construction. She is both passionate and committed to the industry, and works diligently with companies and owners towards enhancing and positively improving standards.

Kate started in the construction industry in 2008 in Huntington Beach, working on the owner side for BJ’s Restaurants in their department of Real Estate and Construction. There, she spent 4 years working on site acquisition and lease contract negotiation. After leaving BJs in 2013, Mr. Mergen joined the Southern California Contractor’s Association to lead the charge in the areas of Government Relations. Kate advocated local, state, and federal levels to create pro-industry legislation and secured vehicles for funding that would allow for continued growth in the heavy highway and engineering fields. She was promoted to SCCA’s Executive Director of the Association.

Ms. Mergen left SCCA in May 2015 and began consulting for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California. Her focus was strategic partnerships and strengthening the voice in the industry for all tiers of construction companies. Kate became heavily involved with public agencies and private owners/developers, advocating in the areas of contractual language, funding, and policy reform. She now oversees state-wide legislative activity and regulatory affairs.

Born and raised in Southern California, Kate attended the State University of New York, Albany, and completed her education at National University in Pre-Law studies.

Transportation and Parking Options:

Use free LYFT ($20 limit per event, round trip) with event code LACSIApril17or use free parking, available in the Music Center garage. Download your parking pass here, use the entrance from Grand Ave., and present your pass.

LACSI – Educating and Connecting People to Improve Design & Construction


Bookings are closed for this event.