2018 Conference and Expo CEU Information

12:30-1:30pm CEU- Personal Reputation Management in the A/E/C Industry will be presented by Scott Butcher

Developing personal brands for key technical staff members — why clients are increasingly requiring “branded” professionals as well as the tools that can be used to enhance and maintain reputations. Utilizing a series of tools to build personal name recognition as well as expand their network of clients, while creating a marketing plan to advance their careers and establish themselves as leaders. Generating new opportunities for their firms by creating a reputation that leads to clients seeking them out for projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will recognize the value of personal branding and reputation management.
  2. Attendees will utilize a series of tools to build personal name recognition and expand their network of contacts.
  3. Attendees will create a personal marketing plan to advance their careers and establish themselves as thought leaders.
  4. Attendees will generate new opportunities for their firms by creating a reputation that leads to clients seeking them out for project commissions.


2:00pm- 3:00pm CEU- A Building Tour of the Historic Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg PA

Built in 1928-29 for a cost of approximately $1 million dollars, the 62,000 square foot Zembo Mosque is an excellent example of Moorish Revival Architecture. The buildings architect, Charles Howard Lloyd, was awarded the project after winning the buildings design competition.   Our tour will include a careful examination of the exterior details of the building, and a discussion of how the original interior design included Moroccan-influenced arches, chandeliers, hand-painted motifs, and extensive displays of imported tile, the majority of which can still be seen today.  Participants in the tour will also come to understand some of the design challenges that the original architect faced, as well as the challenges that the current building owners face in maintaining a large and architecturally significant building like this.  In addition, participants will hear about the role this historic building plays in the community, and why it is important to preserve its original design.  The tour will be led by local architectural historian David Morrison, as well as the building owner, and representatives of AIA Central PA.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the architectural features and details that define Moorish Revival Architecture.
  2. Discuss some of the challenges the original building designers, as well as the current building Owners face.
  3. Explain the importance of this building to the local community and to the City of Harrisburg.
  4. Discuss the historical significance of the original architect, Charles Howard Lloyd.


3:00- 4:00pm CEU- “Why does your contractor need that? Providing contractors with Revit models” presented by Travis Fischer

The architectural design community is leveraging Revit and other digital tools now more than ever. But what about General Contractors? Why are builders asking for my Revit files and what are they going to do with it?  This presentation will be focused on the benefits and hazards of sharing digital files, such as Revit between the design architects and the contractors in charge of building the project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the various reasons why General Contractors ask Architects for their Revit Models
  2. Describe how a General Contractor uses a Revit model to benefit the project
  3. Discuss the contract and legal implications associated with sharing Revit models
  4. Explain the benefits and hazards associated with sharing digital files between architects, engineers and builders.


7:00 -8:00 PM Adam Porter, Creating a Better Harrisburg Presented by Adam Porter


This presentation will be focused on how to create better urban communities and stronger neighborhoods through appropriate business development, building renovations, and quality of life improvements, to retain and attract people to live and work in the City of Harrisburg.  Our Keynote Speaker, Adam Porter, will be discussing his involvement with various businesses and organizations that have had a positive social and economic impact on the city and its different neighborhoods.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the contributing factors required for appropriate urban development to create a positive impact on a neighborhood.
  2. Discuss the role that volunteers and nonprofit organizations have on city neighborhoods
  3. Explain the importance of building renovations in regard to business development
  4. Outline business strategies that can enhance the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.