Program Events

January 15, 2015, 7:30am - Public School Construction in Pennsylvania

A series of presentations by industry experts followed by a panel discussion on the special considerations and issues involving Public School Construction in Pennsylvania.

Program Speakers:

  • David A. Scotti, Esquire, Cipriani & Werner, PC - Construction Contracts and Project Setup
  • Jon Thomas, Thomas & Williamson - Construction Management - Management of a Multiple-Prime Project
  • Dominick DeSalvo, DeSalvo Enterprises - Construction Scheduling and Claims
  • Steve Massaro, SVP, Mascaro Construction Management Services, LLC - Challenges of Multiple Primes, Contractor's Perspective
  • Ken Fibbi, P.E., Facilities Manager, West Allegheny School District - Representing the Owner's Interests, Owner's Representative's Perspective
  • John Hummel, AIA, Architectural Innovations - PlanCon Funding, Architect's Perspective
  • Jack Ramage, Executive Director, Master Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania - Legislative History of the Separations Act and Current Legislative Initiatives

$25.00 for ESWP and MBA Members; Guest registration $35.00. For more information and to make a reservation, click here.


January 22, 2015, 11:30am - Women's Roundtable Luncheon with Darla Cravotta. Darla is the Manager of Special Projects for Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. A resident of the City of Pittsburgh, she has 25 years' experience working in the non-profit and government sectors. For more info and to make reservations, go here.


Past Program Highlights

November 5, 2014 - Capital Expenditure Plans and the Procurement Process for Local Colleges and Universities. Over 60 people attended the breakfast and listened to facility management representatives on improvements and future plans at our local universities. Click below to view presentation.


September 18, 2014 - Women's Roundtable Luncheon with Jan Lauer, District Manager of the Allegheny County Conservation District.

August 6, 2014 - ESWP Night at PNC Park was held on what turned out to be a beautiful evening attended by 40 people who enjoyed a delicious buffet prepared by our staff. They then went on to watch the Bucs defeat the Marlins. Thanks to all who attended and the SMS Group for the use of their parking lot.


July 24, 2014 - Tour of Range Resources Natural Gas Development Operations


June 18, 2014 - PennDOT and Turnpike representatives presented upcoming plans and details concerning the Act 89 transportation funding plan and it impact on our roadways and bridges. The breakfast event was well attended with over 90 ESWP members' and their guests.


May 22, 2014 - Ladies Roundtable Luncheon with Lenna Hawkins, P.E., PMP (USACE)


April 16, 2014 - PNC Tower Construction Site Tour

ESWP Members attend the presentation by Presenters Jeff Thorla and Walter Czekaj of PJ Dick, who then conducted the tour of the PNC Tower.


April 1, 2014 - Westmoreland County Business Development Opportunities

A group of over 50 guests heard from the following speakers:
(Powerpoint presentations are available below)

  • Westmoreland County Commissioners Charles Anderson, R. Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas
  • Redevelopment Authority: April Kopas, Executive Director
  • Westmoreland County Airport: Gabe Monzo, Director
  • Department of Public Works: Greg McCloskey, Director
  • Westmoreland Co. Industrial Development Corp.: Jason Rigone, Director