Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Prefabrication & Automation Workshop Day
Monday July 26

9:30 am Registration Open

11:00 am Workshop A: Developing User Journeys & Defining User Experience for Construction Tools to Ease Use in the Field

  • Ryan Salvas Director of Technology Transformation, Suffolk Construction


  • Discovering how to conduct a user journey mapping and how to assess current and future goals
  • Forecasting vs. backcasting: Understanding how each is used in developing product roadmaps
  • Developing digital user experience metrics to drive better employee experience
  • Rethinking how to use user journeys, roadmaps, and user experience to help identify areas for potential automation

12:00 pm Break

1:00 pm Workshop B: Setting Up For Success With Prefabrication: How Can You Improve Collaboration Up Front to Open up Doors to More Offsite Construction?


• Securing full team buy-in and creating a collaborative culture of common goals to explore opportunities for prefabrication and understanding what is required of each stakeholder for success
• Establishing collaborative tools and workflows to integrate subcontractors into the design process and streamline handoffs from design to fabrication
• Benchmarking the best tools available to streamline coordination between project teams and simplify handovers

2:00 pm Workshop C: Streamlining Data Extraction From Design Documentation to More Quickly & Easily Create Prefabrication Level Drawings

  • Lonnie Cumpton Senior Director – Industrialized Construction, Sanveo


• Understanding the level of design detail required in models for prefabrication: What is the right information A&E firms must provide to trade partners earlier to ease model development?
• Identifying software and add-ons that can streamline the conversion of models to a 1:1 geometry for automation of production machinery and how this workflow connects from design all the way to output
• Harnessing models and drawings produced for prefabrication to inform field teams of the prefab process and installation requirements of each component

3:00 pm Break

4:00 pm Workshop D: Implementing Model-Based Communication to Improve Technology Adoption & Streamline Efficiencies

  • David Pikey Vice President Corporate Technology , The Hill Group


• Building a model-based estimating system to improve the accuracy of estimates
• Discovering how custom Revit workflows inform prefabrication and modular construction
• Exploring how fabrication tracking and metric generation solutions can communicate with business systems to inform business intelligence

5:00 pm End of Workshop Day