Are you interested in hearing from industry experts about Michigan's Codes and Regulations regarding School Facility Improvements? Do you need a refresher on the current requirements applicable to school construction & renovation? Would you like an overview of the school site plan review process?
Please join AIA Detroit Building Codes and Regulations Committee and the Michigan Chapter of The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) to gain a clearer understanding behind these rules and regulations. State representatives from the Bureau of Construction Codes and Bureau of Fire Services as well as other industry experts will jointly present this informative and interactive session.
August 9, 2012
8:00am - 8:30am Registration
8:30am -12:00pm Seminar
Van Dyke Public Schools
Lincoln Career and Technology Mark A Kedzior Center
Warren, MI 48089
$25.00 AIA Members and CEFPI Members
$40.00 Non AIA and Non CEFPI Members
$10.00 for Students, EPC Members and School District Employees
Continental breakfast provided by Barton Malow
Chief, Plan Review Division, Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes
Todd Cordill, NCARB is Chief of the Plan Review Division of the Bureau of Construction Codes. Mr. Cordill is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and holds architect licenses in several states including Michigan. He has also served as a member of the Lansing Historic District Commission and as a committee member for the International Code Council (ICC) code development process.
Mr. Cordill began employment with the bureau in 2003 as the Assistant Chief of the Plan Review Division, later becoming Division Chief in 2008. He has played an active role in the state administrative rules process, resulting in the adoption of the Michigan building, residential, rehabilitation and energy codes. Prior to his employment with the bureau, he worked for 15 years at architectural offices in Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan with many responsibilities including project management and design.
State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Services
Rich Miller is currently the State Fire Marshal for the State of Michigan. Rich is a 27 year veteran with the fire service, serving with the City of Dearborn Fire Department, the last 2 years as Fire Chief. Rich has served in all capacities at the City of Dearborn from fire fighter to fire chief. Rich is currently a member of the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association and the National Association of State Fire Marshal's. Rich is also a licensed Master Electrician.
Plan Reviewer, Bureau of Fire Services
Adam Krouse is a 2007 graduate of Michigan State University earning a B.S. in Construction Management. For the past three and a half years he has worked for the State of Michigan Bureau of Fire Services Plan Review Division. Adam is primarily responsible for the architectural plan review for schools, colleges, universities and dormitories.
Neil H. Goodman
The Goodman Law Group
Neil Goodman is a founding member of The Goodman Law Group, P.C. in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For the past 30 years, he has advised public school districts on a broad range of construction-related matters as they take projects from concept to completion. He is a frequent speaker on the legal requirements applicable to the review and approval of plans and specifications for school construction and renovation projects.
Thomas J. Sovel, PE
Vice President Land Development – Spaulding DeDecker Associates, Inc.
Tom serves as Vice President and Secretary of the Board for Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. (SDA), and manages the Land Development Department.
Mr. Sovel began his career with SDA in 1988 as an Engineer after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. During his 24-year tenure at SDA, he has achieved progressive professional growth to advance to Land Development Department Manager, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005.
He is a Professional Engineer with licenses in 26 states and the District of Columbia. He is responsible for overseeing site planning and engineering for municipal, institutional, healthcare, and private development projects in Michigan and around the country. Since 1988, he has worked on hundreds of school projects in over 70 school districts, on projects ranging from parking lot maintenance to new high schools.