The three-day conference brought together more than 2,100 people from across the uniformed services, civilian government agencies, and hundreds of businesses, including architecture, engineering, and construction firms. As a director of CTA’s government services group, I joined our DoD project manager, Scott Roberts, and government proposal manager, Amanda Eva Jungles, to get the most out of all the available expertise.
We maximized our time, seeking out subject matter experts who were conducting educational sessions covering federal procurement updates and networking with existing and potential private-sector teaming partners. This was a great opportunity to find out where our government agencies need us the most and how to best collaborate with other attending firms, further strengthening CTA’s outstanding network of partners.
This convergence of leaders from both private companies and the federal government is significant for the industry. The federal government, in particular the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has many near- and long-term infrastructure needs that can be met through leveraging private architecture and engineering firms. The JETC conference, along with the 200 exhibitors at the expo, provided a venue for private companies to showcase their capabilities and services to the various government agencies in attendance.
The conference opened with a reception Tuesday evening at Armature Works, a historic warehouse/maintenance facility turned mixed-use hospitality destination along the Tampa Riverwalk. On Wednesday, the CTA team attended morning and afternoon education sessions and met with exhibitors and partners at the expo. The night ended with networking events sponsored by WSP and RS&H. The events were well-attended, and our team connected with current and prospective teaming partners, including WSP, RS&H, Stanley Consultants, RJS, Mortensen Construction, and ECS, among others.
CTA Architects Engineers provides cost-effective, sustainable, and innovative solutions for federal government agencies and mission-critical assets. The firm’s presence at JETC gave us the opportunity to talk about our capabilities in this market and how we can support our government clients with a wide array of services.
Learn more about CTA’s government services group.