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that we will kick off Construction Research Center/BC lecture series on Thursday, September 17, 7:30-9am, with an interesting talk by Tim Trefzer, Sustainability Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

 Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, and Centennial Olympic Park are large, unique venues that host varieties of events that all play a role in impacting our environment. Tim’s talk, “Sustainability in Unique Sports, Convention, and Events Facilities,” will explian how sustainability plays a factor in their operations and, to a greater extent, the overall footprint the events have on Atlanta.

Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. is the chairman and chief executive officer of Gilbane, Inc., a holding
company with two principal subsidiaries, Gilbane Building Company of which he is chairman and chief executive officer, and Gilbane Development Company. He sets the strategy and goals for Gilbane, Inc. in collaboration with the Board of Directors, directs the organization’s growth through
acquisitions or investments and oversees Gilbane Building Company to ensure profitable operation and continued growth.

As a member of the fourth generation of family leaders, Tom joined Gilbane Building Company
in 1970. He has served in numerous field and management positions during his 45-year tenure. Under his leadership, Gilbane operates with a “one company” philosophy that maximizes the organization’s resources and expertise on projects and business pursuits. He has been the driving force behind the company’s global expansion. Gilbane’s extensive geographic footprint now includes over 50 U.S. and international offices, allowing efficient cost-effective execution of projects across the globe.

Tom was recently recognized by the National Safety Council as one of 2014’s CEOs Who ‘Get
It’, an annual recognition of leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to world-class safety. He serves as treasurer for the Executive Committee of the Construction Industry Round Table;co-chairs the ACE Mentor Program of America; and is a member of the National Academy of Construction and a Babson College Trustee.

He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program; Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering; Babson College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management; Rhode Island School of Design, Evening Division with a Certificate in Building Construction; and attended Brown University for three years studying liberal arts. Tom also served six years in the Army
National Guard as a Second Lieutenant.


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