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The BIA’s calendar of events – project tours, member breakfasts and happy hours, the annual Builders Conference, Meet the Builders, educational sessions and others – are great opportunities to get involved in building both the city and your business by networking, sharing ideas, making new business connections, and keeping up with industry colleagues.


Builders Conference 2016

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Name: Builders Conference 2016
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Registration: Online registration has closed. Email to check availability.
Event Description:

15th Annual Builders Conference

Building a World Heritage City

Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

On November 6, 2015, Philadelphia became the first and only World Heritage City in the United States. Recognized for its unique history, the city is now in a position to preserve that heritage while leveraging the designation as a powerful economic engine. How does Philadelphia protect its historical and cultural assets in a way that also fosters the growth of a modern, world-class city? At the 15th Annual Builders Conference, the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia will explore how our city can embrace the promise of its future while honoring the glory of its past.

Building a Legacy:  Allowing the Present to Become the Cherished Past  
Harris Steinberg, Director, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University

State of the Local Housing Economy
Kevin Gillen, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation Drexel University

What It Takes: Building in Today’s Philadelphia

Moderator: Francis Vargas, Elon Development, The Altman Group of Companies

  • Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning & Development, City of Philadelphia
  • David Perri , Commissioner, Department of Licenses + Inspections, City of Philadelphia

Embracing Change: From “NIMBY” to “YIMBY”

Moderator: Jonathan Adler, Naked Philly

  • Leo Addimando, Alterra Property Group, Preservation Alliance and BIA
  • Jonathan Broh, JKRP Architects, Washington Square West Civic Association
  • Jonathan Farnham, Philadelphia Historical Commission
  • Lauren Vidas, Hazzouri and Associates, South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA)
Select photos from the 2015 conference below or click here to view the full photo album.
Event Media:
National Museum of American Jewish History
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12 pm.
Contact Information:
Marianne Scott
$100 BIA Members
$135 Non-Members
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