8:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Innovating & Integrating Your Technology Stack

8:10 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


• 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

8:50 am Panel: Integrating In-House Technology Platforms to Streamline the End-to-End Construction Workflow & Minimize Company Silos


• 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

10:00 am Break

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


• 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


• 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

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


• 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


• 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

12:30 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


• 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


• 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


• 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


• 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

Deep Dive Into Tools & Technologies

3:20 pm Breakout: Maximizing Emerging Technologies to Level-Up Your Next Project

Breakout 1: Laser Scanning

  • Amr Raafat VP VDC & Technology, Windover Construction


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


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


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.

3:50 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks