Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit To Talk Environmental Liability:  Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit, an organization celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, presents “Changes in Michigan’s Environmental Liability Policy & Other Environmental and Sustainable Issues You Need to Know” on April 29 in Troy. The meeting is part of CREW Detroit’s ongoing Fifth Friday breakfast series, which addresses specialized commercial real estate topics on months where there are five Fridays.   Sandra K. Clark, the president of Applied EcoSystems, will discuss the impact of the latest MDEQ regulatory changes pertaining to environmental due diligence and commercial property transactions; Steven K. Cretsinger, senior environmental health and safety consultant with Testing Engineers & Consultants, will address asbestos, lead and indoor air quality issues in commercial structures; and Lynley Weston, LEED AP, project estimator and green champion from Turner Construction Co., will provide an overview of the changes to the LEED 2009 rating system and the projected updates to the LEED 2012 rating system. The event runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Haworth Inc., 101 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 105, Troy. No charge for CREW Detroit members; $20 non-members; includes continental breakfast. Registration: email; for questions, contact Megan at (785) 832-1808 or visit

Health information technology event coming to Ypsilanti: The 2011 “Wiring Michigan for Health Information Exchange” conference, Michigan’s premier event covering issues in health information technology and health information exchange, will be held in Ypsilanti at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Hotel May 18 -19, with preconference workshops on May 17. The cost is $175 for two days, plus $100 for each day-long workshop ($50 for the half day workshop) at the early registration price. For more  information and links to registration and hotel reservation pages, go to or contact Amy Smith at

Fisher/Unitech Offers Webinar, Live Lab: The Troy manufacturing software firm Fisher/Unitech will offer two Webinars in May. First, it’s “FastTrack Webcast: DriveWorksXpress,” on Monday, May 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. DriveWorksXpress is the easy to use, rules-based design automation tool for SolidWorks engineers. Create multiple variations of parts, assemblies and drawings quickly and accurately. Attend our webcast and find out how to capture and re-use knowledge and rules to specify, design and engineer to order, automate repetitive tasks, generate design and manufacturing outputs quickly and accurately and cut back on errors. Register at this link.  Then, on Friday, May 13, at the Fisher/Unitech Troy office, it’s the “Product Development Life Lab” from 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Register at this link. Product Development Live Labs are geared towards exposing users and non-users of SolidWorks products alike to the family of tools available from SolidWorks. Attendees gain hands-on experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD software, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and 3DVIA Composer together, and experience the interoperability, ease-of-use and power of using all four products in a mock company setting. The location is 1150 Stephenson Highway in Troy. More information by emailing


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