Karen Wallace 
DBIA - Florida Region
(407) 563-1410 


Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM 
Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM 

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Citrus Club 
255 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

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DBIA - Florida Region Central Chapter Lunch Meeting 

Join Us for our June Luncheon/Networking Meeting

 Florida's Building Economy...Are Things Looking Up? 

We're halfway through 2011. Are things looking up for the construction industry in Florida? What are the challenges we will face moving into 2012.

Our June meeting will feature Mike Mehno, Publisher, Texas Construction and South Center Construction, and Director of Sales, McGraw-Hill Construction Gulf Coast and Mr. Chris Brasher and Rich Faircloth from Ferguson Enterprises.

Mr. Mehno of McGraw-Hill will share with us where construction spending is heading for the various market sectors throughout Florida and the Southeast. He will also touch on the status of design-build in our marketplace.

Mr. Brasher and Mr. Faircloth  will share labor and material costing trends for the construction industry as all of us try to understand how to price our projects--especially design-build projects--in the near-term.

It will be an insightful and thought provoking session that will help you have the upper hand on your competitors as you lead your firm into the future.
This program is sponsored by:  Harper Limbach
      $35 DBIA Member Rate  (add $5 after June 20)
      $45 Nonmember Rate (add $5 after June 20)
      $15 Owners/Academia/Student* (add $5 after June 20)                 
                 * Valid ID required


Registration and networking begin at 11:30 followed by lunch at noon. The presentation will immediately follow.

Please register by Friday, June 17, 2011. No shows will be invoiced. Registrations are fully transferable.


The Citrus Club is located on the 18th floor of the BB&T Bank Building, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Jackson Street in downtown Orlando. Parking is available in the Jackson Street parking lot and the Lincoln  garage on Orange Avenue. Meter parking is also available on the adjacent streets. Unfortunately, we do not validate parking.


Speaker Backgrounds:

Mike Mehno is currently publisher and director of slaes for McGraw-Hill Construction's Texas Construction and South Central Construction monthly publications, online, in print, and events. Mike also oversees products and solutions for general contractors, specialty contractors and subcontractors on the Gulf Coast. In this capacity he is responsible for growing the MHC brand, strategic leadership, alliances & partnerships, and driving productivitiy solutions to C-level executives within the design and construction industry.

Mike joined the MHC team in 1998 as regional manager of field operations, where he rebuilt the editorial team and showcased the editorial power of McGraw-Hill Construction. In 2001 he joined the Contractors & Services local sales team as South Central director of sales, where he implemented new revenue driving opportunities.

Prior to joining MHC, Mike had an 11-year career on the environmental side of construction with the U.S. arm of Inchcape Testing Services, serving as director of business development for four years and as VP of sales for seven years. As VP of sales, Mike established, implemented, and guided the successful combination of five privately held companies into a single sales organization. Before joing Inchcape Mike worked in the oilfield services industry for Baker Hughes, holding various operatins and sales management positions.

Mike is a connected member of the design and construction industry, serving a member of numerous construction associations and on the AGC/AIA technology committee. He is a regular speaker for The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), American Insitute of Architects (AIA), Masonry Council and other local associations, where he showcases MHC's economic outlook, as well as the need for educating the construction market on interoperability.

Mike studied general business at Bowling Green State University and attended the Cornell Executive Management program.