Our Sponsors

American Society of Civil Engineers

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society.

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American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

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Troy Laser & Fab

Troy Laser & Fab is the premier laser cutting and steel fabricating source in the metro Detroit area with over 30 years of experience in this industry. Everyone knows that “time is money”, so we’ve invested in state of the art equipment that puts on the forefront of our industry. Our focus and the key to our success is simple: Deliver high quality parts on time at a competitive rate. Over the years, we have developed long lasting relationships with our customers by producing outstanding products and accommodating short lead times that the market often demands. We pride ourselves in our ability to meet and exceed our customers expectations time and time again.

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Ghafari Associates

Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

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Ruby+Associates

The Ruby+Associates team designs and engineers exceptional solutions to the world’s most challenging structural engineering projects. We do more than just design the buildings you know and recognize… we make them possible.

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Traylor Bros.

Over the last 67 years, Traylor Bros., Inc. has developed into a highly adaptable construction organization with a proven capability to tackle the most difficult bridge, underground, and marine projects. Engineer-managers and craftsman alike follow the lead of our founder, William F. Traylor, Civil Engineer, inspector for the city of Evansville on a compressed air tunnel, officer in the Navy’s Pacific Theater Construction Battalion, and finally, in 1946, the co-owner of fledgling Traylor Bros., Inc.

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Robert Darvas Associates

RDA has worked on a myriad of projects, achieved recognition as an authority in the field of structural engineering, and received many design awards from the AIA and industry associations. Our projects include the Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, the Underground Law Library at The University of Michigan, the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and renovations and additions to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. More recently, RDA designed the structural engineering for the Ann Arbor Traverwood Branch Library, the Mark Jefferson Science Complex at Eastern Michigan University, and the thirty story EnV Tower in downtown Chicago.

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Granger Construction Company

Granger Construction is an innovative, problem-solving company that continues to earn its reputation for exceptional customer service based on a positive track record of Promises Made, Promises Kept. Under Alton’s and Glenn’s leadership the company as expanded to include regional offices in Grand Rapids and Novi, MI. Advance the Art of Building by employing the most innovative people, technologies and techniques leading to the delivery of projects that exceed owner expectations in regards to all facets of exceptional customer service.

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility.

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Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc

HRC is a full service, multi disciplined firm, providing a broad range of services for infrastructure improvement projects, from the preliminary planning and study phases to design and construction administration, for municipal, industrial and private clients. Our projects range from the design of roads and bridges to the intricacies of water supply treatment and distribution and the challenge of providing innovative wastewater collection and treatment solutions.

HRC’s professional and technical staff can skillfully guide any project through a seamless progression of steps providing the necessary services to ensure the successful completion of each project. HRC’s newest service offerings include Right of Way and Easement acquisition and Water Vulnerability Assessments.

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Spittler Strategic Services

Spittler Strategic Services LLC (S3) is a project management consulting firm experienced in assisting clients in managing the design and construction process from initial budget, through design and construction, to successful project closeout.

Based on the in-depth experience of the firm’s professionals, in both the engineering, research and the performance aspects of construction, S3 provides cost-effective services in development management, project management and the resolution of disputes. Development and Project management includes decision support services such as site selection, budgeting, planning, cost estimating, contract administration, value engineering, constructibility review, CPM scheduling, change order management, and LEED certification.

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