As the preeminent leader in Human Resource Management, it was important for SHRM to partner with a general contractor as partnerships have been and are vital to their core values. Moreover, it was equally important that SHRM provide a level playing field that allowed for a small, minority general contractor the opportunity to be selected as its partner to provide the construction services to buildout their new Conference Center. The creation of their state of the art conference center provides open and accommodating space for their many seminars, workshops, and conferences. The important features are hidden behind the walls and ceilings. The advanced audio visual devices and upgrades to the HVAC and Fire and Life Safety systems provide for a comfortable, stimulating, and safe environment for their many attendees.