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Government & Economic Affairs AM 11-13-19

  • November 13, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Adventist Health, 10123 SE Market St.


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Rising Construction Costs – Their Effects on Private and Public Projects       

Recent public and private projects are having challenges staying on budget. Examples include the City of Portland water reservoir upgrade project, next to Washington Park, cost overruns and the recent budget gap discovered after the Portland Public School Bond was passed by voters. Find out what factors are driving up construction costs – both hard costs like labor shortage, tariffs, raw materials; soft costs like rising permit costs, more design requirements, and more. How long will the trend of rising costs continue and what direction are we headed for in terms of construction here in Portland?

Brian Shoemaker, of P&C Construction. and Mark Stoller, of Opsis Architecture, will look at the different factors that are challenging estimators when they prepare budgets for upcoming projects. With an interest in construction that dates back to childhood, Brian turned his attention to large scale commercial construction in college, earning his Civil Engineering degree from Portland State University.  
Brian Shoemaker, having joined P&C Construction in 2004, enjoys managing the complexities that come with each project and is constantly motivated to find solutions that streamline processes, empower team members, and improve project outcomes.  
Mark Stoller, of Opsis Architecture, has 30 years of experience in all aspects of architecture, Mark Stoller serves as Principal at Opsis Architecture. In this role, he acts as a project leader, staff mentor, and representative of the firm. His career accomplishments include a range ofhitecture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State U
 complex, institutional projects, with a specific focus on educational work. Mark earned a Master of Arc

If you have any questions, contact Connie Shipley 503-830-1028 or Debbie Utberg at 503-788-8589.


Coffee and breakfast goodies sponsored by EPCC. Facility sponsored by Adventist Health.

Directions: We meet on the Lower Level in Education Room B. Go in the main entrance of Adventist Health's main hospital, walk down the hallway and take the elevator or stairs to the lower level, walk down the hallway toward the cafeteria, we are on the right and you will see a Chamber sign outside the door. Adventist Main Hospital Map

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