Getting Back to Work

Getting Back to Work

Near-Term Strategies for Return to the Workplace

Thursday, May 21, 2020
1 – 2:00 p.m. (includes Q & A)
Online via the Zoom Platform
Complimentary to our members and the engineering community.
Continuing education certificates will be made available.
(limited slots, so register early)

Don Ricker, NCIDQ, IIDA, Senior Associate, Workplace Strategy Director Gensler
Joe Luther, A.C., LEED AP, Project Executive, Southeast Michigan, The Christman Company

As the US prepares for the inevitable return to the workplace, Don Ricker will discuss near term workplace strategies and best practices to support teams as they migrate from home to the office. In this webinar Gensler will touch on challenges from their global partners and general contractors who are actively returning to work and share space metrics to help manage expectations for first phases of migration.

Don Ricker is a practice area and workplace strategy leader for the Consumer Goods industry at Gensler.  Don has been critical in leading clients through workplace strategies, space guidelines, change platorms and design for the future of their workplace.  His global work with clients for their campuses, headquarters, R&D and operations facilites has transformed the workplaces from the c-suite to engineering teams and everywhere in between. Don, a Senior Associate at Gensler, has spent over 25 years in the industry with the last  6 years at Gensler. As a regional leader with experience in both the Chicago and Detroit markets, he is headquartered in Detroit.

Joe Luther came to Christman in late 2008, joining us as a project engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from MSU, where he graduated in the Top 10 in his program. Joe has amassed an impressive resume of major projects, including work on the Accident Fund national headquarters, multiple Detroit Public Schools projects, and his current leadership of the work at the General Services Administration Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit. Joe focuses on forging lasting team relationships and establishing a future playbook for maintaining momentum in the face of significant challenges. Known for honoring commitments with not only integrity but patience and good humor as well as being one of the biggest “tech nerds” on site, Joe sets the example for work ethic, positive energy and consistently exceptional outcomes.


Complimentary to our members and the engineering community.


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