6:40 am Breakfast & Networking

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Innovating & Integrating Your Technology Stack

8:00 am Securing Buy-In From the Top Down to Introduce New Technologies to the Organization & Ensure Consistency of Technology Adoption

  • David Burns Vice President – Emerging Tech and Project Delivery, McCarthy Building Companies

Synopsis

• Building the business case for embracing new tools with senior management using quantitative and qualitative data to convince them of the value of different technologies
• Driving change in the cultural acceptance of new technologies to appeal to even the most reticent employees and to ensure successful implementation with project teams
• Documenting and sharing best practices for technology implementation company-wide to ensure all teams consistently maximize the ROI of their technology stack

8:40 am The Value of Remote Collaboration Across the Building Lifecycle to Bring New Levels of Transparency to Construction

  • Chad Knutson Director VDC - Midwest Division, Gilbane Building Company
  • Valerie Ashe Director - Enterprise Growth, Openspace

Synopsis

  • Combining simple off-the-shelf 360° cameras, computer vision, and AI to capture a complete visual record of a jobsite, share it via the cloud, and track progress remotely.
  • Integrating with platforms such as Procore and Autodesk BIM 360 to create punch lists, resolve issues and pull up visual history and documentation remotely or on the job site
  • Hearing how Gilbane Building Company find value in OpenSpace across the building lifecycle–from preconstruction to remote project collaboration, progress tracking, and handover–on several of its leading projects

9:10 am Panel: Integrating In-House Technology Platforms to Streamline the End-to-End Construction Workflow & Minimize Company Silos

Synopsis

• Assessing points of fragmentation in workflows to identify opportunities for integration and reduction in the number of hand offs
• Setting up a system that aligns information structures to create an integrated ecosystem of data that seamless flows across all technologies
• Bridging the gap between software solutions to improve the scalability of technologies for all projects and to reduce organizational fragmentation

9:45 am Workforce Management for the Construction Industry: Digitize Your Data and Create Efficiencies for Your People, Projects and More

  • Brian Witt Customer & Partner Manager, Laborchart

Synopsis

• Digital workforce management platforms provide real-time information about people’s skills, certifications, location and more, while also communicating project updates to your entire roster or on a need-toknow basis
• Contractors around the world have started to address their biggest costs and potential risks – their people. By identifying and onboarding a workforce management software, they can do exactly that and gain direct and actionable insight into their workforce.
• A digital workforce management tool enables construction companies to look at old jobs to learn from the past so they can better plan for the future to win new jobs with accurate bidding and know exactly when they should ramp up their workforce needs.

10:00 am Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Rethinking Your Corporate Strategy to Optimize Technology Adoption

10:40 am Breaking Through the Noise of a Crowded Technology Market to Identify the Best Solutions for Your Organization

  • Judd Fuoto Senior Lead Solutions Analyst, Southland Industries

Synopsis

• Creating a corporate innovation strategy to improve the adoption and testing of technologies based on core internal challenges
• Adopting a ‘fail fast’ approach to pilot technologies quickly and select the best ones for your business
• Selecting technologies with interoperability in mind: How can you assess the interconnectedness of tools and guarantee a smooth transition of data across departments and stakeholders?

11:20 am Panel: Benchmarking Best Practices for Training & Knowledge Sharing to Improve Agility & Embrace the Rapidly Changing Technology Landscape

Synopsis

• Identifying game-changing company influencers that will learn new skills and communicative methods quickly to champion technology with their peers
• Providing support with a rigorous personal and team training plan, that is more accessible to the current workforce: How can the assistance of videos and guides help even the most reticent employees overcome their technical challenges?
• Rewarding employees that have embraced new tools quickly with advanced features and technologies to incentivize them to embrace innovation

12:00 pm Building an Innovation Strategy

Synopsis

As the industry continues to evolve, being innovative, and almost as importantly, being perceived as innovative by customers and potential team members is of growing importance.

  • Defining innovation within your organization
  • Positioning yourself as an innovative company
  • Exploring methods and best practices on implementing innovation

Data Collection for Jobsite Monitoring

10:40 am From Reality Capture to Reality Mapping: Utilizing Computer Vision Tools to Increase Transparency of Project Progress to All Stakeholders & Reduce Traffic

  • John Jurewicz Director of Innovation, Walbridge
  • Mani Golparvar Fard Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Synopsis

• Exploring the benefits of using photogrammetry tools during construction to reduce manpower and the time taken to collect data on the jobsite
• Understanding the tools and systems available to generate 3D and 2D reality capture for construction and operation of the built environment
• Discovering how data captured can effectively share progress directly to other stakeholders to improve communication and transparency across a project

11:20 am Harnessing Data Captured from the Field to Address Safety & Quality Issues Quickly & Efficiently

  • Amr Raafat VP VDC & Technology, Windover Construction

Synopsis

• Identifying the most useful data that can be collected in the field to assess safety and quality issues
• Highlighting case studies of latest onsite data capture utilizing robotics, laser scanning and drones to communicate discrepancies in real-time, mitigate risks and support offsite construction
• Addressing the means and methods of collating relevant data smarter, in real-time and in a central location to better inform decisions made by project teams
• Benchmarking best practices of making data-driven decisions to address safety and quality concerns as soon as issues arise

12:00 pm Wasted Worksite Data: The Emerging Problem in Construction and Strategies for Prevention

Synopsis

• Identifying the workforce data being wasted on your site and reasons why it’s being underutilized.
• Preventing data waste by structuring how and why all data captured will go to use, both on the jobsite and for business decision making.
• Creating strategies to maximize your workforce data by leveraging it across your project’s stakeholders and multiple workflows.

12:30 pm Lunch

Reassessing Organizational Processes

1:30 pm Harnessing Lessons Learned From the Manufacturing Industry’s Lean Systems Approach to Streamline Processes & Eliminate Organizational Waste

Synopsis

• Overviewing the digital transformation that has occurred in the manufacturing space and how construction companies can harness lessons learned to improve their own productivity
• Understanding the value of a customer-centric approach and how you can improve the way that your company collates and uses data for the benefit of your internal and external customers
• Evaluating the success of a lean approach: What is the true ROI for lean teams and processes that can improve wide-spread buy-in across the industry?

2:10 pm Case Study: Standardizing & Centralizing Documentation Storage Systems to Ensure Information Is Readily Accessible Company-Wide

Synopsis

• Designing a folder structure to guarantee that all information is saved in the correct space and is accessible to all authorized team members and employees
• Maintaining data integrity with version control to ensure the correct version is available
• Utilizing automation to organize documents in a centralized system
• Supporting employees with guidance on how to manage the integration of different systems to ensure all files are saved correctly in the central location

From Data Visualization to Data Analysis

1:30 pm Revolutionizing the Integration & Visualization of Project Data to Monitor Project Health & Facilitate Proactive Decision Making

  • Justin McFarland Executive Vice President - Information Technology, McCarthy Building Companies
  • Sri Murali Director - Enterprise Solutions & Analytics , McCarthy Building Companies

Synopsis

• Standardizing data integration processes to overcome project team siloes and network data across all teams
• Managing and manipulating data to monitor the health and statistics of a project and inform evidence-based decision making
• Exploring the potential for machine learning to highlight where issues need to be addressed immediately and improve proactive decision making

2:10 pm Case Study: Integrating Project & Accounting Data to Reduce Manual Tasks & Create a Proactive Plan Immediately if Costs Rise

  • Steve Hunt Vice President – Preconstruction, Dee Cramer

Synopsis

• Building a robust system to track project costs from day one to streamline the process and prevent disconnectedness of data
• Addressing the complexity of documenting cost data: Integrating project and accounting data into a single dashboard to create an accurate overview of the cost of a project
• Measuring the progress of project financials with data visualization tools to facilitate data consumption and proactively tackle cost warnings to prevent cost overruns

2:50 pm Afternoon Refreshments

Deep Dive Into Tools & Technologies

3:20 pm Reality Analysis: AI and BIM Powered Solutions for a Fragmented System

Synopsis

  • Using AI to enable workers to move away from mundane tasks and focus on the tasks that really matter
  • Managing data efficiently to process and analyze data effectively
  • Discussing how specific workflows between BIM and reality analysis informs decision-making

3:35 pm Breakout: Maximizing Emerging Technologies to Level-Up Your Next Project

Breakout 1: Laser Scanning

  • Amr Raafat VP VDC & Technology, Windover Construction

Synopsis

This breakout will dive into the different laser scanning tools available, how to maximize its utilization and calculating the ROI.

Come prepared with one case study or question that you want answered to inform your next project.

Breakout 2: Robotics on the Jobsite

  • Matt Sullivan HQ Innovation Engineer │Regional Sustainability Manager, Turner Construction

Synopsis

This breakout will dive into the different robotic tools available, different ways robotics can be used in the field and calculating the ROI.

Come prepared with one case study or question that you want answered to inform your next project.

Breakout 3: Virtual Reality Applications

Synopsis

This breakout will dive into available VR & AR tools, methods in which you can use VR & AR and calculating the ROI.

Come prepared with one case study or question that you want answered to inform your next project.

4:15 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:25 pm End of Day One