CAGC Divisions Conference and Summit 2014
Please Note: All Utility Division General Sessions will be held in Eastover Meeting Room, unless otherwise noted.
Utility Division
07/30/2014, Wednesday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration Check-in - Registration Counter, 2nd level
5:30 pm - 7:00 pmAll Attendee Welcome Reception: CAGC Carnival Extravaganza - Ballroom ABCD
Get ready for an evening of fun, energy and excitement during the All Attendee Welcome Reception. Join us on Wednesday, July 30, for the CAGC Carnival Extravaganza! There will be games, prizes, face painting for the children, and a few other surprises. Hear good music, snack on carnival treats, and have a festive drink from the open bar. During the reception, you will also have an opportunity to network with members you already know and make new connections with others. Bring the whole family and come have a good time!
7:00 pmEvening free - Dinner on your own

07/31/2014, Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 amRegistration Check-in/Info Desk Open - Registration Counter, 2nd level
8:00 am - 8:30 amAttendee Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amGeneral Session: Public Private Partnerships, Is Your Company Prepared to Compete?
Ryan Beaver, Attorney, Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, LLP
9:00 am - 10:30 amSpouse/Guest Drop-in Breakfast - Ballroom F/G
This casual breakfast is a ticketed event. Tickets are included with the spouse or guest registration. Children registered for the conference also will receive a ticket for this event.
9:30 am - 10:30 amGeneral Session: EPA - Is Your Bathtub a Protected Wetland? New/Proposed Regs and How They Affect You
Leah Pilconis, Consultant on Environmental Law Policy and Senior Environmental Advisor to AGC of America, AGC of America
10:30 am - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 11:45 amGeneral Session: Working With and In NC/SC DOTs ROWs
Bryan Sanders, NCDOT Engineer
Brian Murr, SCDOT
11:45 amEnjoy your day/Tours/Excursions
For a list of tours available through Sterling Events, see Tours information tab.
1:00 pmSummit Golf Tournament at Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
Captains Choice Scramble, Shotgun start at 1pm at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge. Box lunch provided. Shuttle Bus  Riders: meet in Hotel Lobby by 12:15pm; Address: 1000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC ; Ph: 704/248-4383
Evening free - Dinner on your own
5:00 pm - 7:30 pmOpen Invitation to drop by new Charlotte CAGC Office
Stop by at your leisure to visit the new Charlotte CAGC Office located at 6115 Park South Drive, Suite 350. We've streamlined resources and reduced space, while incorporating a modern and sophisticated work environment. The office is approximately 15 minutes from the Charlotte Marriott City Center hotel.

Driving Directions from hotel to office building

08/01/2014, Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 amAll Attendee Breakfast and General Session - Ballroom ABCD
Cleve Paul, 2014 CAGC Chair of the Board, Monteith Construction
Matt Bares, Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chandler Construction Services, Inc.
Cynthia Mills, FASAE, CAE, CMC, CPC, CCRC, President & CEO, Carolinas AGC
8:00 am - 11:00 amRegistration/Info Desk Open
8:00 am - 8:30 amBreak: Visit with Exhibitors - Ballroom E
8:30 am - 9:30 amGeneral Session: SC/NC Underground Safety - New Laws/New Playing Field, the Ultimate Primer
Brad Barringer, BRS, Inc.
Allen S. Gray, Utility Division Director/Lobbyist, Carolinas AGC
Louis Panzer, Executive Director, NC811
Misty Wise, Executive Director, SC811
Please note: The Utility Division will join the Safety Conference attendees in Ballroom F/G for this Panel Discussion; following, return to Eastover Meeting Room for the remaining Utility Division sessions.
9:30 am - 10:30 amGeneral Session:The Future of Water/Waste Water: Privatization, Funding, Project Delivery
C. Ruffin Poole, Manager, Corporate Development, Aqua North Carolina, Inc.
Tom Roberts, President and COO, Aqua North Carolina, Inc.
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak: Visit with Exhibitors - Ballroom E
11:00 am - 12:00 pmGeneral Session: Prequalification - Proper Reflection, Traps and Meaningful Benchmarks
Jim Smith, Executive Director, NCACEC
12:00 pmEnjoy your day/Tours/Excursions
For a list of tours available through Sterling Events, see Tours information tab.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmYoung Leaders Lunch with Nicholas Beamon - Elizabeth Meeting Room
Nicholas Beamon, Principal Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach, The Center for Intentional Leadership
This event is for Young Leaders 40 and under; no limit on how many from each company can attend. There is no additional cost for registered members to attend the lunch. However, you must RSVP by the registration deadline, July 9. RSVP on the "options" tab during registration. RSVP is required.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmMember Town Hall with the Board - Ballroom F
Come meet your board members, ask questions, and visit with your leadership on Friday before the Reception.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmSummit EXPO Reception, Tradeshow, Golf Awards, Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes - Ballroom ABCDE
It’s more than a tradeshow – it’s a construction industry EXPO! On Friday, August 1, come visit with a variety of industry exhibitors to see the latest technology, products, and services to help further build your business. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from a diverse group of suppliers gathered together just for you! The Expo and reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with music, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. We will also give out awards to the golf tournament winners and raffle prizes. New this year: CAGC Silent Auction - come bid on a number of special items.
7:00 pmEvening free - Dinner on your own

08/02/2014, Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 pmConstruction Industry Summit - Ballroom ABCD
12:00 pmTours/Excursions/Dine Out in Charlotte
We’ve left the afternoon and evening open for you to connect with industry friends and suppliers to dine around and experience Charlotte’s local cuisine and flair. If you are a supplier or service company interested in organizing a private boat cruise, dinner, or any other activity and need assistance, contact Sterling Events Guest Services directly, Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm ET at (800) 777-8741 or email