6:45 am Breakfast & Networking

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Optimizing Your Project Technology Strategy

8:00 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

8:40 am Interconnectivity of Remote Data Sharing

Synopsis

• Improving trust, transparency and communication throughout your cross-functional teams
• Leveraging drones, 360 cameras and robotics for virtual site reality
• Gain unprecedented project insights across your team and share data remotely • Keeping stakeholders and contractors informed and at ease with project progress

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

9:30 am Top 5 Construction Insights to Manage Risk: Addressing Rethinking How to View Data, Identify Trends & Use the Insights to Improve Construction Processes

  • Majd Ello Customer Success Manager, Autodesk Construction Cloud

Synopsis

• How data has helped uncover some of the top causes of issues in quality, safety, and RFIs across a wide variety of construction projects.
• Why data gets stuck in silos and how to ensure you are getting the ‘full picture’ into your construction data.
• How you can use the data generated from your construction projects to create connection points, allowing you to identify the root cause of issues in order to implement processes to mitigate them on future projects.

10:00 am Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Networking

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

12:20 pm Case Study: Managing Risk with IPD and VDC Methodologies: Kaiser Permanente’s & DPR’s Partnership on OSHPD (1 433,000 square foot facility in San Marcos)

Synopsis

• Utilizing DPR’s Virtual Design and Construction and Field Technology frameworks to streamline design progression and ensure field installation is performed per plan
• Focusing on 4 key aspects of implementation – people, process, technology, and data —to accelerate coordination and construction document development to meet all OSHPD permit approval dates
• Developing a culture emphasizing the significance of BIM, building on previous project experience and prioritizing collaboration between design and construction teams to form trust and align on common goals

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

12:20 pm Audience Discussion: Understanding Client Requirements From Construction Through Project Handover to Exceed Their Expectations

Synopsis

• Collaborating with owners to better understand their goals
• Determining whether owners are ready for advanced technologies, such as digital twins and IoT
• Educating owners on advanced technologies technologies to better leverage them on projects

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

2:30 pm Panel: Optimizing 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

3:10 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

3:20 pm End of Conference