Tues., January 08, 6 PM – 8 PM: Drones for Construction + Real Estate: After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as an Electronics Technician, Seann Lewis recognized the need for quality technology services at an affordable price. What began as a one-man operation has quickly grown into much more. Seann’s company is now a leading provider of drone services for construction and real estate projects in the metro Detroit area.

42766922_10214204814766965_9077661861133942784_nDuring this presentation, Seann will cover: necessary licenses, different drone types, uses in real estate sales, uses for gathering data for construction, surveying, mapping, inspections, other possible uses and where the industry is headed

Drones can improve efficiency and transparency on a project and reduce risks and delays, helping to cut costs for your company and your clients.

Join our MeetUp group and RSVP or sign up on Eventbrite.



#ContentMarketingMondayswith Karen A.D. Burton (@buildingsource)

Develop 2019 strategy and content for your blog posts, social media, and other sites.

Ticket includes:
• Expert advice
• Instant feedback
• Tips + tricks
• Snacks + beverages

RSVP for any or all dates

Dec. 10, 2018 – Brain Dump: Get those great ideas out of your head and plan to position yourself as a thought leader in your field.

Dec. 17, 2018 – Editorial Calendar: Don’t stress, plan ahead! Develop great ideas and themes for your content and easily keep track of them to post to your social media platforms, blog and other sites consistently.

Jan. 07, 2019 – Content Calendar: Let’s get more detailed and determine what to post, and when and where to post it.

Jan. 14, 2019: LinkedIn Profile: Finally! Get your LinkedIn fleshed out, revised, updated and finished.

Jan. 21, 2019: Blog Intro: Start blogging on a regular basis. Plan your posts, write, edit, and get feedback.



Every First Thursday at 3:30 PM 

SpaceLab members gather in the community kitchen on first Thursdays to Celebrate the Win – new clients, new business, birthdays, good press – accomplishments and milestones big and small. 


  Every 4th Wednesday at 6 PM: National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) Meeting at SpaceLab Detroit.





Dec. 20: The role of storytelling in local government, 9 AM at 1001 Woodward. SEMCOG welcomes Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller for the City of Detroit, to its next Southeast Michigan Communicators Network meeting. He will speak about how a community can bring storytelling in-house to ensure that the proper attention is given to all the news that needs to be shared. Registration required; please register here.

Dec. 12: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Michigan Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) BUILD UP Breakfast Clubs, 8:30 AM.  Meeting quarterly to bring together small groups of women, giving them an opportunity to build lasting relationships, engage meaningfully with women working in their field, and build strong networks within their region. Free and open to both members and non-members of ULI. RSVP here.

Dec. 11: Final public meeting for 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, 4 PM at Westland City Hall:  SEMCOG seeks input from Southeast Michigan residents to aid development of the region’s long-range transportation plan. These public meetings are scheduled to allow residents to share their feedback on policies and action related to the transportation plan. Check out the informational video.  Additional information here. Contact: Christina Ignasiak, SEMCOG Plan Policy Development.

Dec. 06: Detroit Black Professionals 8th Annual Holiday Mixer, 6:30 at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. Bring family and friends for a night of networking and fun. Admission includes appetizers and access to exhibits. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Midnight Golf Program. RSVP and see list of of sponsoring organizations, including NABWIC, NOMA, MMCA, READ, NSBE and REIA.

Dec. 05: AIA Detroit TAP/ Program: NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, 6:30 PM at Albert Kahn Associates. will showcase a parametrically designed (and very unusual) table, and learn about Albert Kahn’s design for a 3D-printed Mars habitat. This group is a forum for all designers who are interested in grasshopper, dynamo and the future of design. We hope you can join us for our quarterly meeting and hang out afterwards for a happy hour. RSVP here.

Dec. 01: AIAD Detroit CANstruction at Noel Night 2018: Feeling nostalgic lately? So are we! Teams of Metro Detroit architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and students will come together to design and build structures inspried by the theme “Nostalgic 90s” and made entirely from canned food within a 10′ x 10′ x 10′ space. To benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Free to see. Sign up here.

Dec. 01: 46th Annual Noel Night (Midtown Detroit) – new hours: 11 AM – 10 PM: Noel Night is a Cultural Center-wide holiday open house that presents free activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theater, and dance groups, and other special performances. Free and open to the public! Get more info and the schedule here.

Nov. 29: USGBC Detroit Region and Detroit 2030 District 2nd Annual Sustainable Detroit Soiree. An evening of celebration, honoring the volunteers working to create high performance buildings, healthier communities and a sustainable Detroit! Join USGBC members, allies, partners and like-minded sustainability colleagues to celebrate green building in the Detroit region. Join us for beer, wine, delicious food and live music and help us celebrate our award winners – outstanding leaders in sustainability and sustainable design. Register here.

Nov. 27: VRARA Detroit: VR & AR in AEC: The VRARA Detroit has partnered with AIA Detroit TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) and the Detroit Area BIM User Group for an evening of AR, VR, MR Future in AEC wsg Ghafari. Join the group in the LTU University Technology and Learning Center (UTLC) Gallery for an evening of exploration and demos with architects, designers and technology leaders in the building design community. Read more and get your tickets here.

Nov. 20: Preservation Detroit Happy Hour at Kiesling: Interested in preservation, urban design, history, or architecture? Meet up with Detroit’s fellow preservationists and support Preservation Detroit while you’re at it! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to support Preservation Detroit’s advocacy work.

Nov. 15: Detroit 2030 District Small Sector Lunch & Learn (Small Commercial, Houses of Worship, Multifamily) at NextEnergy in Detroit.
Presentation Topics: Internal Water Strategies for Existing Buildings from the Contractor’s View and Managing Environmental Risk and Understanding Hazardous Materials in Existing Buildings Email Connie Lilley to register.

Nov. 14: READY, SET BUILD! Construction Careers Expo at Cobo Center. READY. SET. BUILD! is an informational workforce expo that showcases the skilled trades throughout the construction industry. Job seekers will learn about the various trades through hands-on demonstrations and video presentations and meet union apprenticeship school directors and interact with contractors to learn the process for entering the construction industry. (Barton Malow, Bedrock and Turner

Nov. 14: Ripple of Impact – Stormwater Initiative Launch: The Charles H. Wright Museum and the Michigan Science Center are combining forces to encourage visitors to be water stewards through African American culture and science experiences, inspiring the next generation to positively impact the world. Get tickets to this free event.

Nov. 14 – 16: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago
Get a free Expo Hall pass! Use the code USGBC18LO5 when you register. And RSVP for the free USGBC Reception on Nov. 15 for Indiana/Michigan/Ohio Greenbuild attendees. More info here  (USGBC Detroit)

Nov. 13: AIA Detroit Committee on Diversity & Inclusion meets in partnership with Smithgroup Perspectives, Part 2 in Dismantling Barriers to Success. Sign up here.

Nov. 13: Unpacking Gentrification and Affordable Housing in Detroit– Model D’s Equitable Development Speaker Series. Save your seat.

Vote for your favorite in the 2018 Commerce Design Detroit Awards People’s Choice! 
Choose from 10 businesses by Nov. 11, and then sign up for a very special Drinks x Design Crawl and Bus Tour in December. Vote and get more info here. (Design Core Detroit and AIA Detroit)

Nov. 9: Proposals for Joe Louis Greenway Framework Plan are due by 3 PM EST at the Detroit Economic Development Association. RFP and more info here.

Nov. 8: Construction Outreach Meeting #3 for the Monroe Blocks Project
Network and learn about upcoming construction bidding opportunities, 2 PM to 3:30 PM at Greektown Casino-Hotel, 5th Floor, Grand Ballroom. Register here



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