Speakers

0

Cities

0

Sessions

0

Live Tech Demos

Experience the latest and greatest in tech gadgets that you can implement on the job today.

Live Tech Demos

Tech Experts and Panels

Our experts will introduce you to tools and best practices that will make your jobsite more efficient and productive.

Tech Experts and Panels

Vendor Showcase

Meet with suppliers and vendors who can help you navigate Tech products and find the one that is right for your specific application.

Vendor Showcase

Keynote Speakers

Vincent Vasquez[TX & MI Conferences] CEO, PrecisionStory

Vince Vasquez has more than 30 years of experience in enterprise sales, marketing and engineering. Working with 20 industry leaders, he is the co-author of Precision Construction, which teaches the fundamentals of IoT with a focus on helping the Digital Contractor. He is also the CEO of PrecisionStory, which recently launched PrecisionStory.com — a place for Digital Contractors to learn more about technologies available to help improve labor productivity, reduce costs and enhance worker safety for the construction industry — presented with a user experience that blends the best of Netflix and YouTube. Vince has an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Vincent Vasquez[TX & MI Conferences] CEO, PrecisionStory

Vince Vasquez has more than 30 years of experience in enterprise sales, marketing and engineering. Working with 20 industry leaders, he is the co-author of Precision Construction, which teaches the fundamentals of IoT with a focus on helping the Digital Contractor. He is also the CEO of PrecisionStory, which recently launched PrecisionStory.com — a place for Digital Contractors to learn more about technologies available to help improve labor productivity, reduce costs and enhance worker safety for the construction industry — presented with a user experience that blends the best of Netflix and YouTube. Vince has an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

closepopup
Zach Scheel, PE, LEED AP[TX Conference] Co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix

Zach Scheel is the co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix, a San Francisco-based startup helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Zach has more than a decade of construction project management experience across three continents.

After graduating from Duke University, Zach served for five years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy. His billets include serving as the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Station Everett, WA, and Military Construction Manager at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. After his military service, Zach worked as an Associate at Bechtel Enterprises, Assistant Area Superintendent at Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and as a Project Controls Engineer at Organic Growth Project One, located in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.

Zach holds two master's degrees from Stanford University in business and construction, is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).  Zach serves as a Cause Ambassador to the Movember Foundation and is actively involved in numerous Veteran-related charities. 

Zach Scheel, PE, LEED AP[TX Conference] Co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix

Zach Scheel is the co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix, a San Francisco-based startup helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Zach has more than a decade of construction project management experience across three continents.

After graduating from Duke University, Zach served for five years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy. His billets include serving as the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Station Everett, WA, and Military Construction Manager at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. After his military service, Zach worked as an Associate at Bechtel Enterprises, Assistant Area Superintendent at Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and as a Project Controls Engineer at Organic Growth Project One, located in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.

Zach holds two master's degrees from Stanford University in business and construction, is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).  Zach serves as a Cause Ambassador to the Movember Foundation and is actively involved in numerous Veteran-related charities. 

closepopup
Curtis Rodgers[MI Conference] Principal at Brick & Mortar Ventures

Curtis Rodgers is an industrial technologist and investor at Brick & Mortar Ventures, with six years of construction process improvement experience at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction — across defense, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial markets. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributed to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participated as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy's Project Leadership Institute.

Curtis holds a B.B.A. in Management and a M.S. in Technology from Texas State University - San Marcos. He currently lives in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco where he enjoys meeting new people and shooting sporting clays in South Bay.

Curtis Rodgers[MI Conference] Principal at Brick & Mortar Ventures

Curtis Rodgers is an industrial technologist and investor at Brick & Mortar Ventures, with six years of construction process improvement experience at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction — across defense, industrial, infrastructure, and commercial markets. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributed to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participated as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy's Project Leadership Institute.

Curtis holds a B.B.A. in Management and a M.S. in Technology from Texas State University - San Marcos. He currently lives in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco where he enjoys meeting new people and shooting sporting clays in South Bay.

closepopup

Schedule

  • Houston Wednesday, February 5
  • Grand Rapids Wednesday, February 12
  • Stafford Centre
07:30 AM - 08:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
08:00 AM - 08:45 AMWelcome & Opening Keynote By Vincent VazquezPrecision Story
08:45 AM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Showcase & Live Tech Demos
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Safety – Unraveling the Complexities of Camera Technology, Nancy Cagle, Eyesite Surveillance Inc.
Innovation – Tangible Innovation: Turning Builders into Creators, Steve Moore, Robins & Morton
Communication – Everything You Wanted to Know About Business IT but Were Afraid to Ask, Madelyn Feinberg, Avatar
Data – Digital Time & Field Data Collection is a Game Changer, Robert Ambister, SPARK Business Works

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Safety – Hazard Elimination and Risk Oversight (HERO): A Virtual Reality Platform for Hazard Recognition Training and Assessment
Innovation – AI State of the Union 2019 and its Impact on the Construction Industry
Communication – Digital Time and Materials Tracking: Managing Project Change in the 21st Century
Data – Using Software as a Service Platform for Employee Certification Tracking in the Construction Industry

11:15 AM - 12:45 PMLunch Available
11:30 AM - 12:15 PMPanel Discussion
12:45 PM - 01:30 PMBreakout Sessions

Safety – Improving Safety and Productivity using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
Innovation – Innovation: Putting a Framework Around Disruption
Communication – Preconstruction Project Controls: Value Engineering Done Right
Data – Making Data Driven Decisions

01:45 PM - 02:30 PMBreakout Sessions

Safety – Using BLE Beacons to Enhance Jobsite Safety through Proximity Alerts
Innovation – The Benefits of Automating Preconstruction
Communication – Emergent Technology
Data – SMART Scheduling & Operations Dashboards

02:45 PM - 03:15 PMFireside Chat By Jesse DevitteBuilding Ventures
03:15 PM - 04:00 PMClosing Session By Zach SchellRhumbix
04:00 PM - 05:30 PMCocktail Reception
  • Devos Place
07:30 AM - 08:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMWelcome
08:15 AM - 08:45 AMOpening Keynote By Vincent VasquezPrecisionStory
08:45 AM - 09:00 AMBreak & Exhibitor Showcase
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals: Implementing Technology through the Construction Life Cycle
Intermediate: How to Make a Data Driven Culture In Your Organization
Advanced: The Benefits of Automating Preconstruction

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals: Free Your Mind! Resource Management and SMART Forecasting
Intermediate: Preconstruction Project Controls: Value Engineering Done Right
Advanced: Improving Safety and Productivity using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence

11:15 AM - 12:45 PMLunch & Live Tech Demonstrations
01:00 PM - 01:45 PMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals: Streamline Communication with a Single Pane of (digital) Glass
Intermediate: Tangible Innovation: Turning Builders Into Creators
Advanced: Making Data Driven Decisions

02:00 PM - 02:45 PMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals: Construction Project Closeouts – Digital, Fast, Owner Friendly
Intermediate: Using BLE Beacons to Enhance Jobsite Safety through Proximity Alerts
Advanced: Innovation: Putting a Framework Around Disruption

03:00 PM - 03:30 PMClosing Session By Curtis RodgersBrick & Mortar Ventures
03:30 PM - 03:45 PMClosing Remarks

Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitors will be listed in the event program, have logo placement on exhibitor banners, and have logo placement in the sponsorship slides during welcoming and closing messages.

Standard Booth

  • 10 x 10 booth
  • 6’ skirted table - 2 chairs & waste basket - 120v electrical - wifi access
  • Electrical > 120v and other furniture will be an additional fee
Premium Placement!

Premium Booth

  • Premium placement with option to choose two adjacent booths
  • 6’ skirted table - 2 chairs & waste basket - 120v electrical - wifi access
  • Electrical > 120v and other furniture will be an additional fee

Also Available

  • Live Tech Demos to showcase newest trends in construction tech
  • Sponsorship Opportunities to gain maximum visibility
  • Special room rates at local host hotels

Become An Exhibitor

Nearly 350 construction industry professionals will gather together for the second annual Construction Technology and Innovation Conference. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company.

Event Location

Venue Information:
Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Rd, Stafford, TX 77477

Hotel Information:
Courtyard by Marriott
- Houston Sugar Land/Stafford Hotel

12655 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477

Book your group rate for ABC Houston

ABC Special Room Rate Begin Date:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ABC Special Room Rate End Date:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Last Day to Book:
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

ABC Event Room Rate -
$85.00USD/night

Event Location

Venue Information:
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Hotel Information:
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Book your group rate for
ABC Western Michigan Chapter

Last Day to Book:
Friday, January 10, 2020

ABC Event Room Rate -
$164.00USD/night

Rhumbix modernizes construction field operations, helping builders go paperless in the field and improving how they measure and manage labor productivity. Our Field Intelligence Platform™ is a cloud-based mobile workforce management solution that collects and digitizes data from paper-based workflows. This ensures all project stakeholders have the best data to make better decisions and draw actionable insights.   

Learn more

Field Tools is revolutionary software that allows construction companies to go paperless in the field by managing forms, documents and reports in one location. With our easy to use and customizable submittal tool, companies can track job progress, safety, daily reports and more. All from one dashboard. 

Learn more

Archetype SC is a full-service IT consultancy focused on providing the professional community with solutions for cyber security, digital experience, and data analytics needs. Our solutions include A2 Analytics, which combines a unique package of hardware and software, powered by groundbreaking algorithms to provide precise location, mapping, and traffic data. We also offer a cyber security, risk, and vulnerability assessment product that is tailored to help you understand the risks that your company faces. Our digital experience team will help you identify and rectify inefficiencies through improved technology implementations. 

Learn more

Construction professionals around the world, use Autodesk Software to evaluate and improve the constructability of designs and the project delivery process. With Autodesk field management and virtual construction software, users are able to deliver more effective planning, coordination, and control through greater design insight and project predictability from preconstruction through execution. Autodesk Construction Solutions help contractors and subcontractors leverage the cloud to reduce waste, increase profit margins, produce results faster, and finish projects on budget.

Learn more

Viewpoint is dedicated to the success of contractors by providing construction-specific, collaborative cloud-based solutions for construction accounting, project management and workflow optimization in the field.

Only Viewpoint offers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to bring your entire organization (Office, Team and Field) together. Rather than one-off software used to solve point problems that doesn’t integrate with other systems, we provide a software suite built from the ground up to provide a level of visibility and control over projects at every step of the process.

Learn more

BuildingConnected is the leading preconstruction platform enabling real estate owners and general contractors to hire qualified contractors for their projects. BuildingConnected’s mission is to connect every business in the $10 trillion construction industry and to strengthen the lives, jobs, and relationships of millions of hardworking construction professionals worldwide. More than $100 billion in new construction is enabled through the BuildingConnected platform every month. From the new Golden State Warriors stadium to local schools and hospitals, BuildingConnected’s tools are helping cities grow and bringing communities together. BuildingConnected’s headquarters are in San Francisco, with a presence in New York, Cincinnati, Toronto, and Chicago.

Learn more

Worksighted provides responsive, innovative, and strategic IT services to businesses seeking a valuable IT partner. Since 2000, the Holland-based firm has supported organizations throughout Michigan with the technology and strategy they need to grow.

Learn more

SPARK Business Works is a software development company focusing on improving Business Management and Operational Flow by building Mobile Apps, Dashboards, and Workflow Tools. SPARK serves trade contractors that want to maximize gains from the use of technology to improve workflow, process, and overall business management. SPARK has offices in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Metro Detroit.

Learn more

Procore is a leading provider of cloud-based applications for construction. Procore connects people, applications, and devices through a unified platform to help construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects—safely, on time, and within budget.

Learn more

PlanGrid is a new breed of construction productivity software used on more than one million projects around the world. We are the first to provide contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil and residential construction the tools they need to collaborate effectively and collect and manage project information throughout the project’s construction and operations lifespan.

PlanGrid increases team productivity by: streamlining document management and control, providing collaborators with easy access to all project information from any device, and enabling seamless collaboration.

Learn more

We are an Outsource Risk Management Company and Independent Insurance agency focused on delivering the best service to our customers. Our passion for innovative strategies helps customers overcome risk, delivering greater peace of mind and lower cost.

Learn more

ManufactOn is a SaaS (mobile/web) platform that helps construction firms plan, track and optimize both prefabrication and regular material management. It is the only tool of its kind specifically built from the ground up with off-site construction in mind. As an always-on, real-time portal into the prefab process, ManufactOn saves contractors time and reduces risk by facilitating collaboration, speeding up communication and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of the end-to-end construction supply chain.

Learn more

Kerkstra Precast, your source for superior precast concrete products serving Michigan, Indiana, Ohio & Illinois. Kerkstra Precast specializes in structural and architectural precast for countless building types as well as infrastructure products. The unique architectural design, versatility and structural integrity make precast the optimum choice for commercial, industrial and residential structures. From our hollow core flooring systems to wall panels to a total precast concrete structure, thousands of building owners are already experiencing the quiet, secure, long-lasting and low maintenance benefits of building with precast concrete.

Learn more

Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools, software and fastening systems for the professional user. Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.

Learn more

BuildingPoint Midwest, is dedicated to improving productivity for the construction industry through advanced and intuitive technologies. Our portfolio of Trimble™ solutions streamlines communication and collaboration throughout the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle to realize greater efficiency and profitability. Through the adoption of our advanced software, hardware and service offerings, general contractors and construction managers, architects, structural professionals and building owners realize greater efficiency and profitability.

Learn more

Assignar is a cloud-based SaaS platform built for construction subcontractors and self-perform general contractors (GCs) to improve visibility into field operations; manage project scheduling including the workforce, assets and materials for projects; and ensure safety, quality, and compliance processes. While many subcontractors today rely on paper, Excel spreadsheets and single-point solutions to track people, assets, materials, certifications, orientations and forms, Assignar provides them with digital and mobile tools to enable project scheduling, job tracking, checklists, compliance, and communication; all in real-time.

Learn more

The ARC Technology Suite offers your company access to the highest levels of software and hardware solutions and provides any size company a competitive advantage in the AEC community. With over 180 locations in North America, ARC is a trusted solutions partner capable of supporting your business throughout the project lifecycle. Whether you need us locally or Nationally we are here to contribute to your success.

Learn more