Judson McIntire to give keynote address at Building Innovation conference

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Office of Planning, Design and Construction, Smithsonian Facilities

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Judson McIntire, program executive, Office of Planning, Design and Construction

Judson J. McIntire, program executive for the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be the Opening Keynote Speaker for Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo in January 2017

McIntire managed the scope, schedule and $540 million budget for the 400,000 sq. ft. museum, from planning and design through construction.

McIntire’s presentation at the Opening Keynote Breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 10, will share his experiences on how NMAAHC’s team of architects, contractors, consultants, federal agencies and Smithsonian representatives effectively worked together to deliver the most sustainable national museum ever constructed. He will share insights, best practices, lessons learned and challenges, as well as discuss the long-term planning, whole building design, life-cycle considerations and how the team met the complex engineering challenges of the project.

Since joining the Smithsonian Institution in 1993, Mr. McIntire has performed as design manager, facility master planner and project manager for revitalization projects in most Smithsonian museums and research institutes. Before the NMAAHC project, Mr. McIntire managed an award-winning $44 million, 360,000 sq. ft. lease consolidation project for collections storage and multi-use support, utilizing a unique lease-design-build delivery method. He also managed an award-winning Smithsonian campus-wide security and anti-terrorism project.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Mr. McIntire worked in private-sector architecture and engineering firms on a wide range of project types, including health care, research laboratories, university buildings, arts facilities and government projects encompassing new construction and historic structures.

Posted: 9 November 2016
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