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ACEC-AIA delegation meets with leaders of new state construction agency

A delegation of members of ACEC Ohio and AIA Ohio met with representatives of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on December 19, the first of what was agreed will be a continuing series of liaison meetings between the new agency and the design industry.

The commission’s Executive Director, Richard M. Hickman, hosted the meeting at the new OFCC offices on the fourth floor of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Building, in downtown Columbus.  Craig Weise, the agency’s Chief of Projects, and Crystal Canan, the Chief of Contract Compliance & Energy, also participated.

Representatives of ACEC Ohio were William R. Shelley (Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Inc.), chair of the Vertical Construction Committee; Thomas M. Doyle (Korda); John F. Pottmeyer (MKC Associates, Inc.), C. K. Satyapriya (CTL Engineering, Inc.), and Executive Director Donald L. Mader.

Hickman said the focus of the OFCC, which combines the staffs of the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the former Office of the State Architect, will be the “high-level strategic direction of state construction.”

Read a full report on the meeting here.

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