TRACK 6: General Contracting
Executive Vice President & Chief Construction Officer
Michael is AvalonBay’s Chief Construction Officer. Prior to joining AvalonBay in June 2014, he was Corporate Vice President Global Procurement and Travel for AECOM, an engineering and construction services company, from May 2012 to May 2014. Before that he was SVP Corporate Operations at AECOM from January 2012 to May 2012, SVP General Counsel at Weeks Marine from May to August 2011 and Managing Director for Navigant Consulting from September 2010 to May 2011, working with clients to manage risk in their organizations. Prior to that, from September 2006 to December 2009 he was Global Construction Industry Practice Leader for Marsh, an insurance broker and risk advisor. From October 2005 to September 2006, Michael served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Bovis Lend Lease Holdings, Inc. (now Lend Lease Americas) where he was responsible for commercial risk management and deal approval, legal, insurance and bonding, human resources, information technology and corporate affairs. Michael earned his BA from Yale University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.
A national builder specializing in multifamily structures has adopted a new approach to solving the problem of fires on wood-frame buildings under construction. The firm’s extensive fire-elimination system includes better perimeter security, Wi-Fi-enabled sensors and a new spray-on coating that fireproofs wood. Attendees will learn how to improve fire safety on their jobsites for many different types of construction.