8:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Optimizing Your Project Technology Strategy

8:10 am Panel: Enhancing Collaboration & Introducing Conversations Earlier to Streamline Your Technology Strategy

Synopsis

• Engaging all project stakeholders during preconstruction to make sure there is a clear plan in place on what technologies are needed and how best to use them
• Ensuring a coherent technology strategy that connects planning and estimating teams with production management in the field to maximize the ROI for clients and partners
• Supporting inexperienced project partners and educating them on new technologies quickly to ensure competency and efficiency of all stakeholders

8:50 am Realizing Cross Stakeholder Interoperability & Improving Project Team Information Sharing to Streamline Workflows & Prevent Rework

  • Wendell Barnes Operational Excellence Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Synopsis

• Mapping out the different platforms used by each stakeholder and understanding how these can link to build a plan for seamless integration upfront
• Connecting project team software to integrate documents and dat across an entire project, breaking down silos and preventing costly rework between stakeholders
• Understanding the benefits of using cloud collaboration tools to ensure the latest design and construction updates are shared in real-time

10:00 am Break

Improving the Way Stakeholders Collaborate on Projects

11:00 am Case Study: Embracing Integrated Project Delivery to Break Down Silos & Improve Communication Across Teams

  • Sean Cuddahy Director of Architecture, Civil, Structural for Life Sciences, Jacobs
  • Curt Biehn Director of Technology, Jacobs
  • Daniel Flood Manager of Construction, Jacobs

Synopsis

• Revealing how an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract encouraged earlier conversations on technology adoption across the project
• Uncovering the most effective tools and technologies that have been enabled on IPD case studies that otherwise would not have been used
• Evaluating how the technological processes involved improved project results and took it to the next level: How can you embrace this to drive innovation and adoption within your own organization?

11:40 am Streamlining Materials Procurement to Increase Supply Chain Transparency & Improve Just-in-Time Delivery

Synopsis

• Establishing a coherent procurement system that everyone is using to enable project teams to address next steps and make more informed decisions on material management
• Modernizing procurement strategies using advanced software away from Word and Excel to eliminate inefficiencies and manual tasks
• Visualizing all purchases in one document to better analyze and predict project cashflows as well as identify potential opportunities to broaden procurement partnerships

Improving Deliverables & Facilities Management

11:00 am Building a Digital Twin Through Design & Construction to Improve Data Transparency & Inform Facilities Management

Synopsis

• Setting up a process of capturing data during design and construction in such a way that it can be used by all stakeholders from design, through construction and even facilities management
• Exploring how reality capture, augmented reality and laser scanning can improve data verification of the installed product
• How can we help suppliers and project partners go beyond their digital transformation to enhance the accuracy of the digital twin? Emerging technologies
• Understanding how a digital twin impacts the end user’s goal of maintaining and updating the building environment

11:40 am Panel: Determining What Owners Want to Truly Understand How They Can Best Be Supported Throughout Construction

Synopsis

• Assessing the different options available for owners to manage facilities through operations: Digital twins vs 360-cameras vs BIM models
• Rewriting contracts and standards to give project teams a clear idea of what the client wants
• Ensuring that all project partners are on board with, and able to, provide accurate information in the right format to benefit facilities management

12:50 pm Lunch

1:50 pm Collaborating With Owners to Buy In to AEC Technology to Streamline Workflows & Ensure Continuous Improvement of Project Services

  • Stephen Gibson Continuous Improvement Project Manager, I C Thomasson

Synopsis

• Addressing the use of advanced services on projects, such a drones and laser scanners, to reduce construction costs and installation time, and drive profitability
• Calculating the true costs and ROI of technologies and BIM services to understand what technologies add the most value to projects for owners
• Taking lessons learned from previous successful projects to secure the buy-in of future clients for more ambitious adoption of AEC technology on their own project

3:10 pm Panel: Optimizing Collaboration & Introducing Conversations Earlier to Streamline Your Technology Strategy

  • Jacob D’Albora Director of BIM-FM Services, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering Inc
  • Judd Fuoto Senior Lead Solutions Analyst, Southland Industries
  • Jackson Metcalf Senior Associate – Global Critical Facilities, Gensler
  • Travis Voss Leader of Innovative Technology, Helm Mechanical
  • Eric Whobrey Director of Technology, ARCO/Murray

Synopsis

• Engaging all project stakeholders during preconstruction to make sure there is a clear plan in place on what technologies are needed and how best to use them
• Ensuring a coherent technology strategy that connects planning and estimating teams with production management in the field to maximize the ROI for clients and partners
• Supporting inexperienced project partners and educating them on new technologies quickly to ensure competency and efficiency of all stakeholders

3:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks