Construction Administration Program Finalizes Speaker Series for Spring 2017

Following a successful pilot program of three presentations last Summer and an official launch with three presentations last Fall, the Master of Science in Construction Administration program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies is pleased to announce three upcoming presentations for the Spring. All presentations are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and include a reception with light refreshments. Some of semester’s topics may be of interest to audiences beyond the program’s student and alumni population and others in the greater Columbia community are welcome, space permitting.

On Friday, February 10, preservation specialist and consultant Gregory Dietrich offers a talk entitled “Debunking the Myth of Landmarks: A Primer on Preservation in NYC.” On March 24, La-Verna Fountain, an Executive VP with Columbia Facilities, draws on her extensive experience with the ongoing Manhattanville campus project to address the reasons major capital projects need strong communication, education, and outreach programs for the surrounding community. Lastly, on April 7, Georgi Petrov from the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill delivers a fascinating talk on the history and evolution of tall buildings, the design challenges, and the technology that makes possible some of today’s buildings with 90 stories or more.

All events will be listed on the School of Professional Studies events calendar and registration information will be available on the Construction Administration website several weeks before each event.