Concrete Podium Construction - What, Why, and How

February 19, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Lakewood Country Club
6800 West 10th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214

Presented by: Mike Eads - Gh Phipps Construction &
                              Mike DeRubeis - S. A. Miro

About the Topic
The commercial building industry has seen a recent increase in the number of buildings using concrete podium construction. Concrete podium construction can add significant value to a project but also comes with unique challenges to both the engineer and contractor. Mr. Eads and Mr. DeRubeis will highlight some of these challenges and provide insight into podium design and construction.

About the Speakers
Mike DeRubeis, P.E., S.E, is a Structural Project Engineer with S. A. Miro, Inc. where he has worked the last 5.5 years. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas, Mike has taken a leading role in reinforced concrete design at Miro and has designed and provided engineering services during construction for numerous reinforced concrete podium projects. Mike has served as a director for the RMACI chapter for three years and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer.

Mike Eads graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Construction Management and a Minor in Spanish. Mike has been in the commercial concrete industry for 15 years with an array of projects under his belt. Starting in Concrete, he worked for 2 years in Ready Mix concrete operations; managing operations for large commercial construction projects. Mike then moved into a Self-Performing Concrete role where he worked on $80,000,000 of cast-in-place concrete as a Project Engineer and as a Project Manager including laboratories, schools, mid-rise structures, high-rise structures, warehouse structures, tilt-up projects & medical structures over a period of 7 years. He then transitioned to precast concrete for 2 years as a production supervisor overseeing structural & high quality architectural precast concrete. Mike currently holds a position as a Concrete Project Manager with Gerald H. Phipps, overseeing various cast-in-place commercial concrete projects, totaling $85,000,000. He recently received his National Standard General Building Contractor (A) license, which he carries under his current employer. Mike also has been a member of the American Concrete Institute (Rocky Mountain Chapter) for 9 years, in which Mike serves on the Board of Directors of RMACI as well as the Chair of Programs. Mike was President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ACI in 2015, the same year Denver hosted the ACI National Conference with over 2,000 guests. In his free time, Mike enjoys video games, weight lifting, frisbee golf, concrete and checking up on local breweries.

Registration Fees
Members: $35

Non-Members: $45
At-the-Door: $50

Registration fee includes lunch buffet, presentation, and a certificate for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) to be given to each attendee at the conclusion of the presentation.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your registration before close of business on February 12, 2020, and receive a refund or substitute another person from your company. There are no refunds given for cancellations made after February 12, and no-shows will be billed.

The Deadline to Register for this event is February 12, 2020.


11:30 a.m. | Check In
11:30 a.m. - Noon | Lunch Buffet
Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Presentation


$35.00 Member

$45.00 Non-Member