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SEPTEMBER 2013

September General Meeting

Collaborating to Advance a Vibrant Regional Economy

(Achieving Full Occupancy)

Many factors influence the economy of a region, but which are the most significant? Not necessarily the ones you’d think! We’ve invited the leaders of four of our region’s economic development organizations to talk about our regional economy, which factors are most significant in attracting and retaining businesses to our region, and how they’re collaborating to make it happen. The bottom line for commercial real estate is the occupancy rate of our buildings. Join us for a provocative panel presentation moderated by BOMA’s executive director, Kevin Lewis. Our panelists will be Betsy Buckley, interim president and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council; Susan Haigh, Chair of the Metropolitan Council; Todd Klingel, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Langley, CEO of Greater MSP. They’ll talk about what they’re doing individually, collaboratively, and what you can do as a property owner/manager!

On Your Behalf By Kevin Lewis BOMA Executive Director Every month my newsletter column shares information about how BOMA Greater Minneapolis is working to represent your interests to a broad range of local, state, and federal decisionmakers who impact the commercial real estate industry and your operations. This month turn to page 4 to read about:

Betsy Buckley

Todd Klingel

our opposition to the proposal to create a Minneapolis municipal utility;

our position on downtown food trucks;

one of our members serving on the prestigious BOMA International Industry Defense Fund.

Thursday, September 19

11:30 sign-in and networking, 12:00 – 1:30 lunch and program

WHERE: Gallery room of Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue South COST: Members $45 ($35 if you register by noon on Friday, September 13). Nonmembers $50. Same day registration: Members $50, Nonmembers $60.

Susan Haigh

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Pass It On

Pass this newsletter on to a colleague who isn’t yet a BOMA member and recommend that they join today. Join now for 2014 and receive the remainder of 2013 FREE*! * Effective October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 Contact the BOMA office for details: 612-338-8627.

President’s Message .......................... 2 The BOMA Calendar .......................... 3 City Utilities and Food Trucks ............ 4-5

Remembering Bill Dressen & Sean O’Reilly .......6 Selling Yourself to New Property Owners ...........7 Engineering Skills for Today’s World ..................8-9

Skilled Construction Professionals ........ 10 Golf Tournament Photos ....................... 11 Engineers Association Meeting ............. 12


President’s Message By Jon Kuskie

Is it really officially “Back to Work” now? I’m not done with summer yet….

BOMA Greater Minneapolis www.bomampls.org 121 South 8th Street, Suite 610 Minneapolis, MN 55402-2825 Phone: 612-338-8627 Fax: 612-340-9744

Hello to all fellow members. I am beaming with enthusiasm for all of the activity going within our BOMA these days! Last month Senator Al Franken’s staff reached out to BOMA to arrange a meeting. Senator Franken was named chair of the Energy Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in February, so this was a tremendous opportunity to connect to discuss energy policy and initiatives relevant to our industry. Kevin Lewis, Sheila Miller and I met with Senator Franken’s Energy and Agriculture Policy Advisor, Ali Nouri as well as his Minnesota Field Director Katherine Blauvelt. We discussed the Senator’s initiatives to simplify the Department of Energy’s application process for retrofitting grants and loans. We also conveyed information about the commercial real estate industry’s efforts toward sustainability and the need for Washington DC to understand what is happening in our market. It was a productive dialogue that undoubtedly will lead to further connectivity with the Senator and his staff to help our businesses prosper while supporting a healthy natural environment.

Katherine Blauvelt and Senator Franken during their visit to the BOMA office last year.

With such successful connectivity to our elected officials over the past few years, and with their need to have reliable information about how our industry is engaged in sustainable activities, the Board of Directors has decided we need more focused attention on energy and environmental issues, and therefore we are creating an Energy and Environment Committee that will commence official meetings in early October. The committee will be chaired by Julie Samuelson of Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq, and will be Be sure to check out the Senator’s responsible for providing communication about energy and promotion for the BOMA Kilowatt environmental issues in the commercial real estate market, as well Crackdown on our BOMA YouTube as for collecting and validating pertinent data about what our channel linked from our website! BOMA members are doing. The committee will also be tasked with making sure our members are sufficiently represented in local and state matters. I could not be more “energized” knowing that our BOMA will be able to coordinate and disseminate information that will undoubtedly be a huge value to our membership! Speaking of value of your membership, several of your BOMA Greater Minneapolis colleagues teamed up with the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Minneapolis Downtown Council to very publicly testify in front of Minneapolis City Council against municipalizing electric and gas utilities. Kevin Lewis and I were joined by Mike Hagen of The 614 Company, Mike Julius, CPM, RPA of Hines, and Jim Durda, RPA of Beacon Real Estate Services in the Council Chambers to successfully oppose this measure that would have led to uncertainty in the market and a severe threat to the economic viability of Minneapolis. Most importantly, defeating this measure also demonstrates to other surrounding communities that working with our current electric and gas providers offers the best opportunity to have reliable, cost effective energy from the most renewable resources financially feasible at this time. Lastly, speaking of value, we have an outstanding BOMI course this fall very worthy of your consideration. This fall’s Real Estate Investment and Finance class will be instructed by no less than our own Vice President, David Wright, FMA, RPA of US Bank Corporate Real Estate! I was so excited to have the opportunity to learn from one of the best that I signed up for the class. Please consider joining me in what will undoubtedly be a great learning experience for all who attend! Thank you all for your tremendous energy and enthusiasm for our association! Page 2

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The BOMA Newsletter

Sheila Miller, Editor and Publisher Statements and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the opinion of BOMA or its membership. Articles may be reprinted only by written authority of the editor. DISCLAIMER: All advertisements are accepted and published by the publisher upon representation that the Agency and/or Advertiser is authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. The Agency and/or Advertiser will indemnify and hold harmless the publishers, the employees and agents of the publisher from any loss or expense from claims or suits based upon contents of any advertisement including claims or suits for defamation, libel, violation of rights of privacy, plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Officers President: Jon A. Kuskie, Zeller Realty Group Vice President: David K. Wright, FMA, RPA US Bank Corporate Real Estate Secretary/Treasurer: Kimberly K. Ihle, CPM, RPA, CCIM CBRE

Directors Kevin A. Connolly, CPM, RPA Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq David R. Dabson, RPA, CCIM Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Lynette Dumalag, Nelson, Tietz & Hoye, Inc. Susan J. Goldstein, Xcel Energy Brett K. Greenfield, Colliers International Michael A. Hagen, The 614 Company Tanya J. Hemphill, RPA, CPM, CCIM Investors Real Estate Trust Tom W. Heuer, Aspen Waste Systems, Inc. Pat McQuiston, Target Corporation Jeffrey C. Steinke, RPA, Ryan Companies, Inc. Amy J. Wimmer, Hines Kevin Lewis, Executive Director Printed on FSC certified, 100% recycled paper, 30% post-consumer recycled content.


9-18-13 10 AM – 2 PM

10-10-13 10-10-13 10-11-13 Taste of BOMA Poised to Prosper:

This annual event takes place along Nicollet Mall and in the IDS Center Crystal Court. It’s hosted by the Downtown Emergency Advisory Committee (DEAC) of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID). Its purpose is to promote emergency preparedness for everyone who manages, secures, works, lives, or visits downtown Minneapolis. This year’s event offers three free workshops exclusively for property and security managers: Getting Ready: Red Cross Tools for Business (American Red Cross) How to Mentally Prepare for a Crisis in the Workplace (Optum) Suspicion Indicators Recognition & Assessment: Proactive Security System (Rozin Consulting) For more information or to register for a workshop, visit www.MinneapolisDID.com

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Mentor Mentee

Thresher Square Location, location, location! This seven-story brick and timber building first opened in 1900 but today it’s positioned at the edge of the future. The adjacent Vikings Stadium development is anticipated to drive revitalization in this historic area. Join us at 4 PM for a (1 CEU pending approval) presentation from representatives of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, Ryan Companies, the Vikings and the Minneapolis Downtown Council outlining their development plans. Or come at 5 PM for happy hour, appetizers, drinks and networking with your BOMA colleagues. We’ll also offer tours of the historic Thresher Square building. Wednesday, October 10, 2013 Educational Session, 4 PM Networking & Tours, 5 – 7 PM Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35

Lease a Manager or Engineer Deadline by which to lease a manager or engineer. If you’re a product or service provider, BOMA’s Lease a Manager or Engineer program is a fun way to connect with your target market. You pay $50 to the BOMA office (and the funds go to our student scholarship program) to lease a manager or engineer in “as is” condition for one hour. You may spend that hour however you like. You may give him/her your best sales pitch, take him to lunch, educate her about your industry, or chat for an hour about golf or hunting. Remember that even if the person you lease is not the decision-maker on your products or services, a good connection helps spread the word.

For more information and to see the list of available property managers and engineers, visit the

BOMA WEBSITE.

TOBY Competition

Deadline for submitting your intent to enter The Outstanding Building of the Year competition. Is it time to be recognized by the industry for your outstanding property management team? Are you looking for a great team building experience? If so, it’s time to enter the TOBY competition. A TOBY entry notebook proves to be a valuable tool to help you: • get intimately familiar with the operations of your building, • market your building, • brief your leasing team, • answer building owner/investor questions, • familiarize new service providers, • train new employees, • and see your building through your peers’ eyes (with the help of TOBY Committee mentors and judges). Our TOBY committee is dedicated to helping your company prepare a successful

ENTRY FORM.

WHERE: Thresher Square 700 S. 3rd St. in Minneapolis

entry.

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Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance. Substitutions honored.

October General Meeting and Annual Student Reception

The BOMA Mentorship Program kicks off with an afternoon get-toknow-each-other volunteer event at Project for Pride in Living. 1 – 4 PM. If you’re interested in serving as a mentor or in being matched with a mentor, contact Alexx Smith at asmith@zellerrealty.com or call the BOMA office to learn more.

Note the date shift to Wednesday! As always, we hope all Regular Members will volunteer to serve as hosts for our local real estate students. Watch for the complete announcement in the October newsletter. BOMA Greater Minneapolis

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On Your Behalf Municipal Utility Issue on November Ballot Defeated

testified against the referendum there was a clear message to the City about the concerns of forming a public utility.

In last month’s newsletter, I explained the proposal to create a Minneapolis municipal utility and our opposition to the City Council’s consideration of placing it on the November ballot as a referendum. The Council held a public hearing on August 1 at which Jon Kuskie and I testified. After listening to testimony for over four hours and carefully analyzing the issue, the Council voted unanimously not to include it on the ballot.

Moving forward, both Xcel Energy and CenterPoint have expressed a willingness to work with the City to provide affordable energy from renewable sources in the future.

Food Truck Position Statement

Since the spring of 2012, BOMA Greater Minneapolis has been involved in numerous meetings and discussions regarding the proliferation of food trucks and the now well-documented subsequent unintended negative consequences. There seems to be reluctance by the City of Minneapolis to review the

The mobilization and coordination of the opposition from the business community and civic organizations was considerable and together with the number of citizens who

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current ordinance in order to find a fair and equitable solution that could serve all. Because of this, BOMA Greater Minneapolis formed a position statement to succinctly convey our stance on the issue. We mailed a letter (see copy on next page) to the Mayor and each member of the City Council this month. It is our sincere desire to have food truck operators and affected restaurant owners meet with Minneapolis City officials for constructive dialogue and a mutually agreeable solution.

Koehler Appointed to Prestigious BOMA International Committee

BOMA Greater Minneapolis member Bruce Koehler, RPA, (Hines) was asked and has

accepted the position of Vice Chair of BOMA International’s Industry Defense Fund committee. The Industry Defense Fund is instrumental in helping achieve critical advocacy successes and giving a voice to the commercial real estate industry. Its purpose is to ensure that adequate funds are available at the federal, state and local levels for issues of wide-ranging advocacy interests to the BOMA membership, and that may impact a substantial percentage of BOMA members. Bruce recently concluded his role as Chair of BOMA International’s TOBY Committee. Congratulations to Bruce from all of us at BOMA Greater Minneapolis! 


Food Trucks

BOMA Greater Minneapolis intercedes daily on behalf of our members on a variety of legislative, regulatory and policy issues at the state and local level. Here is our position on Food Trucks.

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Remembering . . .

BOMA is sad to relay news of the passing of two of our colleagues and past leaders.

Bill Dressen

Past President Bill was a longtime, dedicated employee of MEPC American Properties, concentrating on the development and management of properties located primarily at Minneapolis West Business Center in St. Louis Park and Norman Center in Bloomington. Bill joined BOMA in 1982, got his RPA in 1985, and served on the Board of Directors, culminating with his presidency in 1998. He also took great pride in serving as BOMA’s permanent golf committee chair until the day he retired in 1998 to enjoy his time in northern Minnesota. Colleague and protégé, Jeff Steinke, reports that Bill’s employees, tenants, service contractors, and city government staff enjoyed his generous personality, infectious smile, hearty laugh, and entertaining style. He always made a point to make everyone feel appreciated. He was actively engaged in community development, including serving on the board of directors for the Twin West Chamber of Commerce. Bill loved golf, fishing, hunting with his dogs, and spending time with family and friends. After a brave, six-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Bill passed away in January. We extend our condolences to his wife Kae, sons Todd (Tracy) and Brad (Kelly), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister.

Sean O’Reilly

Past President

Engineers Association Sean was a long-time member of the BOMA Engineers Association. He earned his SMA in 1985, served for many years on the Engineers Program Committee, and rose to serve as President in 2010. His hobby was playing guitar and drums in a local band. Occasionally he also sang. Colleague and friend, Paul Turner, says “No one could sing Neil Young better!” Sean loved to spend time with his boys, including Nick, who followed in his dad’s footsteps to become an Assistant Chief Engineer with Able Engineering. He also enjoyed fishing and spending time at his retreat up north where he passed away in June. Our condolences go out to Sean’s sons, Nick, Neal, and Nate and their families.  Page 6

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Employment in Real Estate This month we continue our series on Employment in Real Estate, giving you perspectives on what it takes to transition successfully when your property sells; what skills are required to be a successful property engineer; and an article about the rebound of education and careers in construction. We’ll continue our series in October.

Selling Yourself

When Your Property Sells

By Andrew Twito, RMR

Chair of the Communications Committee

Deb Kolar, RPA, has been a member of the IDS Center management team for nearly 20 years and during that time she’s worked for five different building owners. The sale of “your” property puts you in suspense. Will you still have a job after the sale? I had the pleasure of sitting down for a cup of coffee with Deb to ask her what it takes to sell yourself to new ownership when a building trades.

For Sale

Based on her experience, Deb says it’s important for a real estate professional to be well rounded in financial analysis and operations. Her professional development was solidified by seizing opportunities to move from finance to facilities, which prepared her for a successful career in management. Deb also picked up leasing experience along the way and encourages managers to capitalize on those opportunities to better understand tenants and the market. She will be the first to tell you that reputation is everything. Minneapolis is a small town, (especially as it appears from the top of the IDS), which heightens the need to treat everyone with respect because you never know when you’re going to need something or need to start working with someone else in the industry. Deb noted that it is the strong relationships and connections that get you through these transitions in ownership. When a new owner comes to your property, these relationships will help you stay at the existing property or land on your feet somewhere else. Through all the transitions at IDS, Deb stayed true to her values and let her reputation and work ethic speak for itself. Throughout the “interview” BOMA Greater Minneapolis

process, she recommends projecting confidence and trust that you are doing the best thing for the property owner and the tenants. Employees must be open to change, but prepared to defend what works. Owners typically perform tenant interviews during diligence which can serve as a reference for managers. After interviewing the largest tenants at IDS, the current owner asked the IDS Management team how much they paid the tenants to say nice things! Deb wasn’t surprised as she trusted that their management style would shine through. The entire team puts a lot of time and effort into its tenant relations program and it shows. The final pearl of wisdom is to be involved. By obtaining an RPA designation, participating in BOMA and being involved in various committees Deb has gained both personal and professional growth. She’s built a successful real estate career by sharing best practices and building relationships with other managers in neighboring properties. When new owners come to town and interview tenants and others in the market, your reputation and dedication should help make the building sale a  “package deal.”

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Engineering Skills

in Today’s Commercial Property World skillset to perform the needed tasks.

By Mike Thornton, Frauenshuh Member of the Communications Committee

An engineer typically must be able to operate, troubleshoot, and repair equipment and not rely on simply calling in a vendor when something breaks or isn’t performing properly. The wellqualified engineer will be able to troubleshoot and resolve most issues and only call in vendor assistance for expertise with a piece of equipment or in an area that he/she is not expected to know. All around “handyman” skills are helpful as is a genuine interest in creatively solving a problem or resolving an issue rather than simply hiring a vendor for the actual hands-on work.

When hiring for an engineering position, the hiring criteria usually define a specific need based on a specific property or set of properties.

Systems and Equipment

Usually, an engineer must have demonstrated, hands-on experience with HVAC systems and equipment to include such things as boilers, heat pumps, chillers, and RTU’s.

Technical Mechanical Skills

AND

Entry-level engineers are frequently hired out of a technical school where they have received their degree. Managers have sometimes found that some grads have good technical knowledge but not necessarily good mechanical aptitude. The engineer that truly enjoys fixing things has a natural curiosity about how things work, a good mechanical aptitude and is willing to tackle a repair without having an instruction manual.

Engineers are also often part of a team of engineers assigned to a property or group of properties and must coordinate their collective service efforts.

Desire to Learn Low Voltage Experience

The manager must identify what the engineer will be responsible for. Is the responsibility to simply operate selected equipment or operate, maintain and repair? If maintenance and repair is included, a higher education/experience requirement would apply along with higher requirements for licensing. The hiring process will determine whether the candidate has the requisite

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client-company are present rather than working alone or after-hours. The engineer who is capable of going into an occupied tenant suite during business hours and working around employees to get a tenant issue resolved without disturbing the way their business is conducted is a highly sought-after, valued commodity. If he/she has the ability to relate to employees in a service-oriented setting, converse with them to discover the problem, explain the problem and solution, all in a professional, courteous manner, that engineer then becomes more of an asset to the management company than someone who is not comfortable working around or with other people. The “people skills” part of the job is often more important than the technical skills part of the job.

Teamwork

Operate, maintain and repair?

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function. A qualified engineering candidate will typically have one or more licenses or certificates including boilers license, refrigerant certificate and/or a class A/B/C license. Related education & training is valuable such as computer literacy or other skills ancillary to an engineering function such as plumbing, electricity, carpentry, etc. Familiarity with operation of software programs providing energy management and preventive maintenance functions are also valuable and, frequently, required.

Experience in low voltage control work is desirable, since modern buildings are now wired for various technological building and tenant systems including card access systems and computer/data cabling.

Licenses

License qualifications are, most often, a requirement unless hiring is for a general maintenance, entry-level

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People Skills

Let’s not forget the importance of basic human relations skills as a qualification. Experience in dealing with tenants in a multitenant office environment to resolve their service issues and provide effective customer service is not just a plus but, more often, is a requirement. Today’s building engineers typically work in an environment where they must resolve an issue while employees of the

In addition to demonstrating qualifications for the position being considered, an engineer must demonstrate to an employer that they want to develop the skills they bring to a position as well as learn new skills to expand their capabilities and increase their value to an employer and in the marketplace. (Continued on next page.)


Engineering Skills (Continued from previous page.)

Depending on the company, additional opportunities may exist or they may be created and offered to an engineer if his or her qualifications are transferable to a different property type with different mechanical requirements. The cyclical nature of real estate investments means the demand for engineers with skills specific to a particular type of property often changes. The recent upswing in apartment development creates a demand for engineers who can operate the systems serving the apartment dweller. Medical property development has surged in recent years and numerous engineering positions have been created to service the unique and often stringent requirements of medical office buildings, clinics

and hospitals. The engineering skills required to operate equipment in a medical setting may be vastly different than those required in an apartment or commercial office building.

buildings that rely on vintage equipment to provide heating and cooling that require a vastly different set of skills and experience than would a recently constructed building.

Technology continues to change how buildings operate and how an engineer operates his building. EMS systems have become more sophisticated, mechanical systems and equipment are built to be more technologically advanced and building staffs and ownership rely more on technology to operate sophisticated mechanical machinery. Even a sophisticated machine that “runs itself” requires a special skillset to keep it operating properly and even a building with “old” equipment requires a special skillset to deal with the operation of non-technologically sophisticated equipment. There are still many

Engineers must keep up with changes in order to effectively operate the technologically sophisticated machinery that is becoming the norm in commercial buildings. The engineer who wants career advancement should seek out opportunities to build his knowledge base, improve technical skills and stay current on all matters relating to operation of his property and equipment.

Resources

Many resources are available to the engineer who wants to improve his or her skillset:

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• BOMA offers courses (SMA and SMT) • ASHRAE • Utility and telco companies such as Xcel, CenterPoint and other utilities provide training • Equipment suppliers often offer formal and informal training specific to their product and their industry • Online training courses are available through a variety of sources on any number of topics • With all the resources available, sometimes simply looking over someone’s shoulder and “learning by doing” is the most effective way to learn or improve a skill. 

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The Next Generation of Skilled Construction Professionals By Lynette Dumalag, Nelson Tietz & Hoye Member of the Communications Committee

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hen the economy slowed over the past few years, construction of new buildings across the country dramatically decreased. As a result, many skilled construction professionals retired, left the industry, or moved to different areas of the country seeking work.

occupancies (specifically office/residential) as well as more accessible unit design. Sustainability continues to be a discussion, but has been integrated into coursework instead of offered as an independent course. Are there trends in the enrollment of women, minorities and veterans? The number of women enrolling in our traditional 2 year degrees remains static, however we’ve seen an increase in women returning to complete their bachelor’s degrees in construction management. We have taken steps to market the opportunities available specifically to women and we are currently working on additional grants to help women with the cost of a construction education.

As the economy has slowly picked up, demand for construction is expected to recover. The question is, will there be enough skilled labor to match the expected demand? I had an opportunity to ask Bridget Reynolds, Dean of Construction Sciences & Building Technology at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, about the incoming class of construction professionals.

The number of minority students enrolled in construction education has remained constant. Our minority population reflects that of the state of Minnesota and collegewide efforts are in place to retain this population.

What is your enrollment? We’re anticipating 300 students enrolled in our construction program this fall. We expect this number to increase over the next few years as the construction industry continues to rebound and word spreads that there are jobs available. Where are students from? We’re enrolling students from the metro area, greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Dunwoody’s student population includes more than 10% military veterans.

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What changes are you making to meet the needs of today’s students and employers? Any graduate of our Associate’s degree program is eligible to enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Applied 

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[Construction] Management program and those classes are offered not only during the day, but also evenings, weekends, and online. This makes our classes more accessible to today’s busy, working students. Students enrolled in the program come from a variety of construction backgrounds. Coursework includes construction accounting, law and risk, labor relations, and advanced topics in estimating & scheduling. Our first cohort will be graduating in the spring of 2014, which aligns with the College’s 100th year of operation. We’ve also seen and welcome the renaissance of industry engagement in our construction programs. There are so many ways for companies and individuals to be involved, such as serving on an advisory committee, participating in our annual Career Prep &

Construction Expo, speaking to classes, offering field trips, donating equipment and materials, as well as training faculty on new software and equipment. Our faculty that have completed side by side training with industry professionals have found the time to be of so much value that they prefer this type of training to formal programs. This year also brought with it the clear emergence of the rebound of the construction industry. The number of positions and internships offered to our students this year rivaled one of the healthiest years in the construction industry. Students in many of our construction programs were placed well before graduation in full time careers and many of our first year students were able to obtain internships, which will make them better employees in the future. 


2013 Golf Tournament The weather was perfect for the 216 golfers who joined us on July 29!

Kevin Lewis (BOMA) and Dan Herman (Fluid Interiors) watch Mark Eklund (Fluid Interiors) as he puts it into the cup.

The Fraser-Morris giant beer pong game created a buzz!

Alan Wilczek (Piedmont) won one of the 50 prizes we gave away.

More golf photos:

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Are you in the 2013 BOMA Yearbook? Check out this 6½ minute slideshow of photos from the past year of BOMA Events.

SEPTEMBER 2 4 12 19

Holiday – BOMA Office Closed Engineers Association Meeting Board of Directors Retreat General Meeting

OCTOBER 2 10 10 16

Engineers Association Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Taste of BOMA General Meeting / Student Reception [Note date shift.]

NOVEMBER 6 Engineers Association Meeting 14 Board of Directors Meeting 21 General Meeting 28-29 BOMA office closed for Thanksgiving

SEPTEMBER ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

Minneapolis Convention Center Solar Array Wednesday, September 4. See the BOMA website for complete information.

OCTOBER ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

NFPA 25 Sprinkler System Obstruction Investigations Now you have options! David Martinez of Sonic Inspection Corporation will speak about ultrasound technologies and their use as a non-invasive, quick and accurate approach. Using ultrasound, one is able to inspect fire sprinkler piping for corrosion, obstruction, standing water, trapped air and wall thickness—without taking the protection system out of service or opening a pipe! You won’t want to miss this educational session and “hands on” demonstration.

Wednesday, October 2

11:30 sign-in and networking, 12:00 – 1:30 lunch and program. WHERE: Windows on Minnesota, 50th floor of IDS Center COST: Members: $45 ($35 if you register by noon on Friday, September 27.) Nonmembers: $50. Same day registration: Members $50, Nonmembers: $60.

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. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance. Substitutions honored.


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