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    36th Annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing Conference

    February 23, 2015

    Balfour Beatty Construction vice presidents, Gil Fullen and Layne Arthur, are moderating and presenting at the 36th annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) Conference in Sacramento. Their workshop and roundtable discussions are scheduled for February 24 – 25 during the statewide conference on school facilities  Our team is also hosting an informational booth during the tradeshow located at space #325.
    School Construction 201

    Moderator / Presenter: Gil Fullen, Balfour Beatty Construction
    Type: Workshop
    Date: Tuesday, February 24th
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
    Workshop Description: More advanced topics for your construction program include budgeting and finance of projects and programs, CEQA requirements, scheduling for projects and programs, health, safety and risk, and advanced procurement including that for furnishings and equipment.
    About Gil
    : Nearly two decades in the school construction industry in an operational role, Gil now serves the Los Angeles and Orange County school construction markets as a vice president for Balfour Beatty Construction in a business development & acquisitions role focusing on Educational facilities.
    Gil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management, from California State University, Long Beach, which includes, 2 years of graduate coursework in Civil Engineering. Gil serves on the C.A.S.H. annual conference planning committee, has been accepted to the 2015 C.A.S.H. Academy and is involved with various organizations that give back to schools, such as Sharefest and mentoring programs that aid high school students with hands on experience.  
    How to Build High Performing Teams: Creating a Culture for Success

    Moderator: Layne Arthur, vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction
    Type: Roundtable Discussion
    Date: Wednesday, February 25th
    Time: 9 – 9:45 a.m.
    Roundtable Description
    : This roundtable will look at high performing teams and why they create a culture for project success. What do they look like? Why are they beneficial? What can owners do to create them? The discussion will focus on the many benefits realized by high performing teams – both measure-able and non-measurable such as increased productivity and efficiency, reduced waste, improved morale, increased partnership/family feeling amongst team members, increased trust and confidence, reduced “red tape,” increased quality of work, increased cost and time savings, and overall increased client satisfaction.
    About Layne
    : 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 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.