Richard Hawk, motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun will keynote the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference on October 1, sharing what is on the horizon for the safety and health field and how individuals and their companies can take advantage of emerging trends in a presentation titled “The Future of Safety in Manufacturing Plants.” Hawk holds numerous safety and technical certifications from various organizations, including the National Safety Council (NSC) and has served repeatedly as the keynote speaker at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo.

“I am passionate about safety and stay on top of the latest research on behavioral science and how it relates to safety,” Hawk said.

Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger & Co., specializes in architect-driven projects and will discuss installation techniques and his keynote address will follow on October 2. He will focus on both the residential and commercial techniques used to install new products, including windows, doors and skylights. Risinger, who grew up in Pittsburgh, has been a builder for almost 20 years. He started learning about construction by working summers at an inner-city ministry that renovated row houses for elderly people, who owned their homes but could not afford to maintain them.

“In 2002, the national mold crisis led me to the path of building science, to learn why these houses were failing. Everything about the science behind construction has been a passion for me ever since,” said Risinger, who has been blogging about his passions of building science and fine craftsmanship since 2008.

The AAMA Fall Conference will be held September 30-October 3 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, Texas.