Lunch and Learn Events

Beyond Estimation Market OutlookBeyond Estimation Market Outlook

This presentation will explore trends in real exchange rates, construction volumes, and major global construction inputs such as oil, steel, and copper.

The Escalation Roller CoasterThe Escalation Roller Coaster

This presentation introduces an empirical approach to indexing escalation in the Institutional Commercial Industrial construction market.

The Value ProcessThe Value Process

This presentation covers the most effective use of construction economics in delivering value throughout the design process.

Total Benefit AnalysisTotal Benefit Analysis

This presentation demonstrates how construction economics measures benefits in the context of our built environment.

Upcoming Events  

University Facilities 2023

April 24-25

Scottsdale, AZ


New academic priorities are shaping space planning initiatives and facility designs for a very different higher education future. Campus spaces and facility assets must now add long-term institutional value for multiple parties with shared interests…and shared space.

At this conference you’ll get the facilities data, metrics, and decision-making rationales you'll need for improved space utilization, expanded flexibility, shared resources, hybrid learning and work, reduced costs, improved recruitment, improved sustainability, and new avenues for financing and funding of capital projects.
Session speakers
James Vermeulen, Managing Principal James Vermeulen, LEED AP, PQS
Managing Principal
Vermeulens, Boston

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Melissa Chabot, Principal Melissa Chabot, LEED AP
Principal
Vermeulens, Los Angeles

University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies 2023 – Spring

May 1-2

St Petersburg, FL


The past two years have changed conventional thinking on space planning, facility design, renovations, and new construction of science, engineering, and high-tech teaching and research facilities. New solutions for higher-ed science facilities are now emerging based on new planning metrics, standards, and strategies for space utilization and space allocation, building design, decarbonization, building materials, cost mitigation, upgrades, and large-scale renovations.

At this conference you’ll see and get the details on these new solutions and how they working to accelerate the success of institutions and their research and teaching programs, as well as lessons learned:
Session speakers
James Vermeulen, Managing Principal James Vermeulen, LEED AP, PQS
Managing Principal
Vermeulens, Boston

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Zachary Bergeron, Principal Zachary Bergeron, LEED AP
Principal
Vermeulens, Boston

Research Facilities 2023

May 4-5

St. Petersburg, FL


At this conference, you’ll get the details on new facility design, space planning, renovation, and construction initiatives that research organizations have put in place for their new, updated research workplaces.

These intiatives include raising the utilization of existing spaces, implementing new research work environments and shared space models, achieving lab decarbonization and energy reduction goals, getting more capacity and higher occupancy density, increasing flexibility, providing more space for more equipment, improving support space, and meeting increasingly complex infrastructure requirements.

Here, you'll forge valuable connections with peer research organizations and leading lab planning experts, and get solutions that address these new research workplace realities:
Session speakers
James Vermeulen, Managing Principal James Vermeulen, LEED AP, PQS
Managing Principal
Vermeulens, Boston

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Mike Khatib, Associate Mike Khatib
Associate
Vermeulens, Dallas

University Facilities for the Sciences
and Advanced Technologies 2023 – Fall

October 2-3

Austin, TX


Attend this conference to benchmark your plans for renovations, expansions, and new construction for higher education research and STEM teaching facilities. Here you’ll get details on facility components that support new and expanded research programs, enable active learning, improve recruitment of research, students, and faculty, make more efficient use of resources (space, budgets, and core technology), increase flexibility, integrate science and engineering disciplines, boost collaboration and interaction, and reduce capital and operating costs.
Session speakers
Blair Tennant, Principal Blair Tennant, LEED AP
Principal
Vermeulens, San Antonio

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John McKeon, Associate John McKeon
Associate
Vermeulens, Austin

Recent Events

Mass Building, Escalating Construction Costs

James Vermeulen, LEED AP, PQS, Managing Principal of Vermeulens, provided insights into issues confronting the design and construction industry. What should owners budget for cost escalation? What pricing structure should we use to accurately estimate costs for projects? James addresses these and other issues.

Construction Economists