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    2014 CSBA Annual Education Conference and Trade Show

    December 11, 2014

    On Monday, December 15th from 8:30 am – 9:45 am, Layne Arthur, vice president and Kyle Frandsen, sustainability project engineer from the Southwest division of Balfour Beatty Construction will be hosting two exhibitor table talks. The discussions will take place during the 2014 California School Boards Association (CSBA) Annual Education Conference in San Francisco.

    Establishing True Partnerships, Value and Project Solutions

    :  Layne Arthur, vice president, Southwest division
    Type:  Exhibitor Table Talks
    Strand: Partnerships and collaborations
    Room/Time:  Monday, December 15, 2014; 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Description:  This workshop will provide an overview on how to establish true partnerships on your construction projects through various techniques and approaches. The discussion will focus on values alignment and tangible project solutions as well as how to build high performing teams and to remove the conflict out of projects. Board members will learn about new innovations, leading technologies, and obtain fresh perspectives to help achieve and/or surpass project goals.

    Layne Arthur began his career at Balfour Beatty Construction in 2000, and currently serves as vice president for the Riverside/San Bernardino area managing current client relationships and developing new business. Layne also serves as the Southwest’s division’s champion for the company’s Mission Alignment Process, our means to identify and meet the expectations of our clients. Layne has thirty years of experience in the public and private sectors of the development and construction industry. The majority of his public experience has been in the education sector, both K-12 and Higher Education, as well as a wide variety of civic facilities.

    Layne is also a former school district administrator at Desert Sands Unified School District in La Quinta, California. Layne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana and a studied for his MBA at California State University, San Bernardino.  He currently serves on a number of boards, including Riverside County Workforce Investment Board, ACE Mentor Program Inland Empire, and is Past Chair of the UC Riverside Athletics Association.  

    A Practical Guide to Prop 39

    :  Kyle Frandsen, sustainability project engineer, Southwest division
    Type:  Exhibitor Table Talks
    Strand:  Funding, finance, and facilities Room/Time:  Monday, December 15, 2014; 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM  
    Description: Under the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39), roughly $550 million annually (for 5 years) is available to California K-12 schools and Community Colleges for eligible projects that improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy generation. This workshop will provide audience members with an overview of the program and zero in on important information that Districts need to know in order to simplify and better understand the requirements, timing, and funding process. The discussion will also focus on the resources available to assist with the planning and implementation process, and understanding the concept of “Saving Investment Ratio” as opposed to “Simple Payback” when developing an energy expenditure plan.

    1.       Overview of Prop 39 and how to develop an energy expenditure plan
    2.       An understanding of the eight-step implementation process
    3.       Learn how the funding works – how & when it’s allocated, how to get it
    4.       How to maximize the Prop 39 funds to get the most for your district
    5.       Focus on facilities assessment and identification of worst performers
    6.       Pros and cons of waiting for advancements in technology that can enhance energy performance
    7.       Q&A with expert

    Kyle Frandsen began his career at Balfour Beatty Construction in 2013 and currently serves as the sustainability project engineer for the Southwest division. He is responsible for implementing corporate sustainability initiatives throughout the division and driving cultural change by ensuring the implementation of the company’s best management practices through education, direction, and example. Kyle also pursues and manages energy-related projects, develops/delivers training courses, and assists with “green building” project pursuits.

    Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Construction Management with a Sustainability Concentration from the University of Florida. Kyle is a LEED Accredited Professional, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, certified Lead Auditor, and certified in Lean Construction.