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| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fast Facts Friday and the High-Profile calendar page highlight the most popular networking meetings and events for facility owners, designers, and contractors for the upcoming month.

To help you plan ahead, we have compiled a shortlist of outstanding AEC events that HP will be covering in 2015.

Plan to visit these organizations for terrific networking opportunities. Most have more than one monthly meeting.

In addition, events tailored for young and upcoming leaders in our industry can be found on most of these select association websites.

A preview of events is listed for Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts (ASM) on page 19 and the Construction Finance Association of Massachusetts (CFMA) on page xx.



The International Interior Design Association of New England (IIDANE) Interior Design Awards will be on February

26 at Space 57, 200 Stuart Street (see



BuildingEnergy 15 (BE-15) expo and conference organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is the most established and most cross disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference in the region. BE-15 brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers, and building managers for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions, and a high-level trade show that attract participants from across the US and Europe. Enjoy the event, and please stop by our booth on the floor of the trade show. BE-15 will take place March 3 to 5 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

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The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. This year’s EEA Gala will be on March 18 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Mass.

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This year the 9th Annual Healthcare Construction Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) will be on May 8. MHA includes more than 100 Massachusetts hospitals and health system members. More information will be forthcoming at

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The Society for Colleges and University Planners (SCUP) North Atlantic Regional Conference, “Plans Within Plans: Campus in Context,” is slated for April 12 to 14 in Providence, R.I. The theme for this year examines how local planning and zoning affect campus plans.

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Each May, Preservation Massachusetts holds an event to recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the commonwealth’s historic resources. Look for the 2015 Preservation Massachusetts Annual Awards Dinner May 6 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston.

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The Boston Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the professional organization dedicated to advancing the facility management profession and supporting members of the built environment community, has more than 800 members locally, and is the second largest chapter in the world.

IFMA Boston hosts five special events a year to raise awareness for the profession, raise money for philanthropic ventures, raise funds for the chapter, and build our membership, all while providing our membership with fun and exciting events and great opportunities for networking. They include: Awards of Excellence in May, the Golf Classic in June, Schmooze Cruise in July, Casino Royale in October, and the Holiday Gala in December. For details visit

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IFMA Boston is the Founder Platinum sponsor for ProExpos Group’s 10th annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference, June 17 and 18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston. This event features over 300 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance, and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 30 individual 1-hour talks covering a wide range of topics and providing educational credits for IFMA and BOMI members. High-Profile is a media sponsor, so be sure to stop by our booth #252 for a chat and a gift subscription.

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June is an eventful month, starting with the 2015 CBC 19th Project Team Award and Scholarship Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting Tuesday June 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Bond Ballroom, 11th Floor, Hilton Homewood Suites, Hartford, Conn. The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) honors project teams that showed extraordinary collaboration in the execution of their projects. The CBC Scholarship Fund also recognizes this year’s scholarship recipients.

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HP will also announce the winners of the annual 2015 ROC Awards hosted by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter. Traditionally held in June, the gala begins with a networking reception, followed by dinner. The evening culminates in the presentation of awards to firms and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.

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The 52nd ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition is taking place July 12 to 15 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Attendee registration will open in the spring of 2015.


ISPE’s Boston Area Chapter offers an exciting array of educational, career development, networking, and recreational events held throughout the Boston and surrounding areas. ISPE’s 24th Annual Product Show Wednesday, October 7, at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. , is one of our favorites. Last year’s show saw about 2,000 industry professionals gathered for this one-day “can’t miss” extravaganza.


The Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) will host its annual Dinner Gala in October. Its Hall of Fame presentation, created to permanently recognize and honor the best in the industry for their innovation, consistent leadership, community responsibility, and client service, is the highlight of the evening. Visit for details as they become available.


October is also the month for the bi-annual Build New England Awards hosted by Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Massachusetts. Visit for more on this in the near future.


The Boston Society or Architects (BSA) ABX 2015 will return to its traditional November schedule at the BCEC November 17 to 19. The largest building industry event in the Northeast, ABX 2014 welcomed nearly 10,000 architects, engineers, builders, and other design professionals. Please visit us at the HP booth during this must-attend event for the year 2015. Visit

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EICA) highlight the merit shop winners by categories (visit our December 2014 HP online for the most recent winners).

ABC Connecticut Chapter EICA and annual meeting is scheduled for January 29 at the Aqua Turf Country Club, Southington, Conn.

This year ABC NH/VT will celebrate its 30th Annual Meeting Recognizing ABC Leadership on Thursday, January 29 at the LaBelle Winery, Amherst N.H. and its 17th Annual EICA Thursday October 22 at the Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, N.H. Look for ABC Mass. chapter to hosts it EICA for Massachusetts in the fall.

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NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, will announce the recipients of its 2015 Distinguished Real Estate Awards in June or July, but the presentation of the awards is scheduled for November with a special evening gala. Visit


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