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Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Schedule

Date Description Location
Thursday, March 30 ENVR Seminar: TBA

TBA

109 Estabrook
Thursday, April 13 ENVR Seminar: Jennifer DeBruyn, BESS (focus: Environmental Microbiology), UTK

TBA

109 Estabrook
Thursday, April 13 GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Construction Management Role - TCAT Nissan Education and Training Facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, by Steve Lucas, PE

 

Abstract

This presentation is an overview of Denark Construction’s role and the associated risks as Construction Manager for the new TCAT Nissan Education and Training Facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, built for the Tennessee Board of Regents.  The discussion will cover the risks associated with the contracting process, estimating, cost management, and scheduling, as well as other activities that went into making the project a success for the owner, the college, and the contractor.

Bio

Steve Lucas is the current Chief Operating Officer of Denark Construction, Inc., a construction management and general contracting company.  As COO, he is a member of the Executive Management Committee, charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations for Denark, with a special focus on key functions of business that include Field Operations, Scheduling, Risk Management, Safety, Preconstruction, and Estimating.  Mr. Lucas also has certain specific client relationship responsibilities.

Mr. Lucas has over 34 years of experience in the construction industry, having been involved in educational; convention centers; recreational; industrial; medical; retail; multi-housing; religious; and residential construction projects… having values up to $95 million.

He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a licensed (retired) engineer in Tennessee, and a licensed general contractor in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama.  He is the author of Design and Evaluation of a 10-Story, 3-Bay Reinforced Concrete Frame by the Inelastic Response Spectrum Approach (University of Tennessee Research Series No. 39, with E.G. Burdette and D.W. Goodpasture).

 

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, April 20 ENVR Seminar: Lisa Reyes Mason, College of Social Work, UTK

TBA

109 Estabrook
Thursday, April 20 GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Brian Thomas

TBA

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, April 27 ENVR Seminar: Curt Jawdy, TVA

TBA

109 Estabrook

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