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Tuesday, October 22 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Economic Inclusion on Design and Construction Projects at the University of Pennsylvania, an Urban Campus in Philadelphia

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Penn has engaged with the design, construction, and local communities through a multitude of economic inclusion efforts for the past 25+ years. Activities have included: early project reviews with City representatives; design and construction participation goals listed in requests for proposals and contracts and used as evaluation factors; reviewing bid lists and bid opportunities in advance; pre-bid project notification meetings with diversity vendors; third-party tracking and reporting of contracted and workforce participation; a consistent and engaging bi-monthly forum for challenging construction contractors to maximize diversity contracting and workforce opportunities and performance against goals meeting with contractors and trade unions when projects are not achieving goals; apprenticeship programs that build increase workforce diversity; involvement in programs that encourage high school interest in architecture, engineering and construction; and workshops that help construction related businesses entering the already established construction culture. Come hear about the programs that Penn has established and the challenges we have overcome and those that we still face.

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Michael Dausch

Executive Director, Design and Construction, University of Pennsylvania
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, and an M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. His professional experience includes over 25 years of design and construction management, starting as a Mechanical Engineer for the State of Maryland... Read More →

Glenn Bryan

Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday October 22, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT