The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has announced final plans for its annual construction conferences. 

The one-day events, conducted on four separate days at regional locations around the state, bring together the entire construction community, including public owners, architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, consultants, and specialty service providers. The program is designed not only to provide information on the process for OFCC-managed programs but also practical advice on the various aspects of construction and construction management.

The conferences’ morning sessions will include two in-depth case studies, presented by the actual project teams, that look at two popular project delivery methods: design-build and construction manager at risk. The panels will focus on selecting an effective team, developing designs that work, and implementing construction successfully using these popular delivery models.

Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on practical advice for selecting design and construction firms, using electronic bidding, and how to develop design criteria that work for the success of the project, among others.

Continuing education credits have been submitted and are pending approval from the American Institute of Architects. Local professional development credit is available for K-12 educators.

Sessions, which all run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held as follows:

– Wednesday, July 22, in Independence (Cleveland). 
– Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Columbus. 
– Thursday, Aug. 20, in Cincinnati.  

Cost to attend is $65 per person.

More information and registration links can be found at