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Becoming a Change Agent

8:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Paul Doherty AIA, IFMA Fellow, DFC Senior Fellow , The Digit Group

8:10 am Keynote: Maximizing Your Role as a Technology Leader: How Can You Cement Innovation & Continuous Improvement in Your Company Culture?


  • Underlining the role of technology in the AEC firm of today and how to present technology as a core company driver of business success: How can we help teams see technology as the natural go to to help alleviate frustrations?
  • Assessing how technology leaders can be coaches of innovation and best inspire new ways of thinking, collaboration, and resilience to failure to maintain an openness to innovation from senior management through boots on the ground
  •  Discovering ways of cementing innovation and continuous improvement into the core culture of your company so that it becomes a natural expectation of all employees
  • Mapping out the Kiewit journey from establishing the innovation team, to maximizing our influence in the organization, to the next stage of our journey in aligning adoption and scale of technology and new initiatives

9:00 am Panel: Benchmarking Best Practices for Turning the Ship & Aligning Technology Adoption Throughout Your Organization


  • Benchmarking best practices to ensure standards and expectations are regularly updated and all employees engage with new standard operating procedures: How do we get the word out most effectively without overwhelming staff with constant change?
  •  Revealing ways to help communicate and reinforce innovations being made across the organization and embolden even the newest employees to be technology champions among their teams
  • Discussing how to best communicate the need for innovation at the right pace to all peers to not dampen excitement, but still ensure a level of caution that success will take time and patience

10:10 am Morning 1-2-1 Digital Networking

Track 1: BIM – From Design Through Construction
Making BIM a Success with the Entire Project Team

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Track 2: Innovation
Robotics, Automation & The Future of the Construction Jobsite

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10.40 Case Study: Realizing the Potential of a Project Entirely Based in 3D Modelling: Can it Really Be Done?

Phil Lazarus, BIM Manager, Jacobs

10.40 Exploring Novel Combinations of Robotics, 3D Printing & Automation to Deliver Innovative Construction Solutions

Amr Raafat, VP VDC & Technology, Windover Construction

11.20 Panel: Improving Design Hand-off from Architects to Contractors & Trades to Minimize Rework & Enhance Overall Team Efficiencies

Darren Roos, Corporate BIM & VDC Manager, Bernards

David Epps, Director of Construction Technology, Winter Construction

Daniel Anderson, Director of VDC, Thos. S. Byrne LTD

11.20 Panel: Which Trends Are Turning Heads Among Academics, Investors & the Industry That We Should Be Ready for in 2020 & Beyond?

Kristopher Dane, VP & Director of Digital Design, Thornton Thomasetti

Nick Cameron, Director of Digital Practice, Perkins & Will

Dave Burns, Director of Innovation & Field Applications, McCarthy Building Companies

Lori Peery, Construction Technology Manager, Joeris General Contractors

Maria Aiolova, Americas Arup University Leader, Associate Principal, Arup

12:00 pm Lunch Break


The Power of Advanced BIM Processes

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Transforming Field Efficiencies with Digitization

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1.00 Integrating Generative Planning & Design Software to Validate Program, Scope & Design Decision Making

Scott Warren, VP, National Preconstruction, Ryan Companies

1:00 Beyond Visualization: AR & VR in Construction

Jad Chalhoub, Technology Solutions Implementation Specialist, Rosendin 

1.40 Creating a High Trust Project Environment for Data Extraction, Usage, & Population with Adaptive Data Usage & Gap/Scope Modeling

Greg Gidez, Director of Design Services,Hensel Phelps

Carl Goodiel, VDC Manager, Hensel Phelps

1.40 Case Study: Digitization of Document Management to Automate & Streamline Administration from Construction Through Close-out

Dan Smolilo, Innovation Director, The Walsh Group

Joe Quattrocchi, Director of Quality – Heavy Civil, The Walsh Group

2.20 Afternoon 1-2-1 Digital Networking

Pushing the Limits With BIM Workflows

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The Future of Technology Teams

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3.50 Revealing How Algorithmic Modelling Can Help Streamline Design & Production Workflows in House & Automate 2D Layout

Daniel Clarke, Technical Lead, Island Exteriors

3.50 Aligning Security With Business Innovation: Moving from Information Technology to Innovation Technology

Jeremy Sibert, Director of Technology, Hensel Phelps

Dustin Morris, Cybersecurity Manager, Hensel Phelps


4.30 Audience Discussion: Moving Towards a Single, Collaborative Model: What Does Each Party Need from BIM & How Can We Realize This Goal?

4.30 Analyzing Practical Technology Innovations from the US, Asia, and the EU

Tony Rinella, Senior Director of Strategic Building Innovation, bimSCORE

5:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:10 pm End of Day Two