Schedule and Speakers


Conference Schedule

Thank you for attending ALA's Spring Signature Conference!
View the Full Agenda Below

Held Thursday, May 18, ALA's Spring Conference featured an exciting agenda of expert presentations, networking opportunities, supplier engagement and more. Attendees earned up to 5.25 LUs/HSW (all courses were approved by ALA and AIA). View the full agenda below.

Full Agenda for Thursday, May 18, 2023
All Times are CDT
7:30-8:15 am Networking, Light Breakfast, Tabletops  
8:15 am Opening/Welcome Jeff Budgell, FALA
ALA Board President
8:30-9:45 am Keynote Address
Days of Miracle and Wonder

Earn 1.25 LU/HSW (Approved by ALA and AIA) 
Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED AP
Principal and President
Page & Turnbull
9:45-10:15 am Coffee Break, Visit Tabletops  
10:15-11:15 am After the Storm: Building for High Wind Resistance*

Earn 1.0 LU/HSW (Approved by ALA and AIA) 

*This or a similar program is now required for Illinois 2024 License Renewal.
Matthew Brown
Engineered Wood Specialist
APA Engineered Wood Association
11:25 am-12:25 pm The Most Common Plan Review Comments

Earn 1.0 LU/HSW (Approved by ALA and AIA)
Richard A. Piccolo
Chief Managing Employee
Building & Fire Code Academy
12:25-1:25 pm Lunch, Networking, Tabletops  
1:25-2:25 pm Flooring Failures and Solutions

Earn 1.0 LU/HSW (Approved by ALA and AIA)
John Peters
INSTALL Chicago Representative
Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council 
2:25-2:35 pm Break  
2:35-3:35 pm Exploring the Versatility of Precast: Applications and Benefits

Earn 1.0 LU/HSW (Approved by ALA and AIA) 
Randy Wilson
Director of Architectural Systems
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute


Joe Lombard
Executive Director
PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin 
3:35-4:00 pm OPEN DISCUSSION

Closing Remarks, Prize Drawings
Pick up your packet of certificates
Jeff Budgell, FALA
ALA Board President