Understanding Owner’s Needs for Design & Construction Deliverables

8:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Nathan Wood Executive Director, Construction Progress Coalition

8:30 am From Pre-Development Through Facilities Maintenance: How Can Having a Stake in Every Stage of The Process Ease Transition Through Building Operations?

9:10 am Working with Less Experienced Owners Requesting BIM Deliverables to Discover their Realistic Needs Up-Front & Reflect These into More Meaningful Standards to Guide AEC Processes


  • Exploring how can teams effectively develop a more trusting relationship with owners to realize their vision and needs?
  • Understanding the right questions to ask about your client’s ultimate goals and facility requirements to align technology capabilities and make the right value proposition
  • Discussing when the best time is to initiate this conversation in the project lifecycle to secure buy-in, set team goals for success, and optimize deliverables?

9:40 am Panel: What Do Owners Want & Need from Their Design & Construction Partners to Advance the Use of Project Data for Asset Management?


  • Understanding the technology skills and capabilities that owners look for in design and construction partners during team selection that help construction leaders meet the goals of their own decision makers
  • Discovering the ultimate goals of asset managers when using BIM data and how they want to access this to determine how AEC teams must collect and structure project insights to actually make a difference through the building lifecycle: How far does this extend beyond MEP equipment tagging?
  • Reviewing how owners are better working with AEC partners to optimize specifications and work through the construction lifecycle ensure the highest quality, structured data is handed over
  • Highlighting the common challenges owners are facing with their design and construction partners to feed in and manage data through facilities management and what more can be done by the AEC industry to support FM teams

10:20 am
Morning Refreshments

Track 1: BIM – From Design Through Construction The Role of the Owner

TRACK 2: Innovation Connecting Owners & Contractors on the Path to Innovation

11.00 Aligning Internal Teams to Determine the Use of Data Throughout Asset Management & Inform Construction Objectives

Sarju Pandya, Digital Innovation Leader – USA/UK, Harris

11.00 Exploring the Role of the Owner in AEC Innovation: How Can We Develop Contracts & Specifications to Accelerate Industry-wide Innovation?

Mark Sands, Founder, Building CATALYST
Sue Klawans, Principal, SK Lean

11.40 Harnessing Innovation in Contracts, Workflows & Facility Design: How Can the Owner Best Engage & Mobilize the Team to Optimize Collaboration & Team Deliverables?

Amr Abdel-Azim, Senior Architect, Michigan State University

11.40 Case Study: Integrating Advanced IoT Technology with Existing Facilities Management Systems to Optimize Predictive Facilities Maintenance 

Bill Carney, Design Technology Leader & Senior Associate, DLR Group

12:20 pm
Lunch Break

Improving AEC Services

The Future of Building Maintenance

1.00 When BIM Goes BAD: What Can We Do to Avoid the Pitfalls?

Will Ikerd, Principal, IKERD

1.00 Myth-Busting: What Are the Most Successful Owner-Driven Collaborative Technologies & Applications of Digital Twins? 

Calvin Kam, Founder & CEO, bimSCORE
Tony Rinella, Senior Director of Strategic Building Innovation, bimSCORE

1.40 Case Study: Working with Less Advanced Design & Construction Partners toProduce High Quality Deliverables

Michael Dulaney, BIM Manager, UC Health

2.20 The Future of BIM Panel: Can We Ever Move the Needle to Transition the Entire Industry to Contract with BIM?

Kristopher Dane, VP & Director of Digital Design, Thornton Tomasetti
Josh Molitor, National Director of VDC, McCarthy Building Companies
Matt Petermann, Digital Practice Manager, Perkins & Will
Mark Dietrick, Director of Services, Case Technology
Saurabh Gangwar, Senior VDC Manager, Clark Construction

2.20 Panel: Exploring the Potential for AEC Partners to Develop Long-Term Service Agreements with Owners & Enhance the Support of Advanced Technologies Throughout the Building Lifecycle

Ted Mort, Chief Innovation Officer, ZELUS
Bill Carney, Design Technology Leader & Senior Associate, DLR Group
Jim Bedrick, Principal, AEC Process Engineering
Alex Belkofer, VDC Director, McCarthy Building Companies

3:00 pm
End of Focus Day