Event Programme

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  • 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

Digital disruption and transformation is occurring across all industries. We’ll discuss the ramifications for the construction industry, with a focus on the Digital Contractor. We’ll share stories about many different technologies being used today by early adopter contractors, ultimately with the objective of improving labor productivity, reducing costs and enhancing worker safety.

08:45 AM - 05:30 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, Hamzah Shanbari, Haskell
Innovation – AI State of the Union 2019 and its Impact on the Construction Industry, Ari Smith, Eriden AI
Communication – Digital Time and Materials Tracking: Managing Project Change in the 21st Century, Guy Skillet, Rhumbix
Data – Using Software as a Service Platform for Employee Certification Tracking in the Construction Industry, Sergey Sundukovskiy, Certemy

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, Niran Shrestha, Kwant
Innovation – Innovation: Putting a Framework Around Disruption, Kaushal Diwan, DPR Construction
Communication – Preconstruction Project Controls: Value Engineering Done Right, Andrew Zukoski, Join, Inc
Data – Making Data Driven Decisions, Meirav Oren, Versatile

01:45 PM - 02:30 PMBreakout Sessions

Safety – Using BLE Beacons to Enhance Jobsite Safety through Proximity Alerts, Shanbari Hamzah, Haskell
Innovation – The Benefits of Automating Preconstruction, Satyam Verma, Pype
Communication – Emergent Technology, David Hall, PK Solutions
Data – SMART Scheduling & Operations Dashboards, Brad Wilson, SPARK Business Works

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

Digital disruption and transformation is occurring across all industries. We’ll discuss the ramifications for the construction industry, with a focus on the Digital Contractor. We’ll share stories about many different technologies being used today by early adopter contractors, ultimately with the objective of improving labor productivity, reducing costs and enhancing worker safety.

08:45 AM - 09:00 AMBreak & Exhibitor Showcase
09:00 AM - 09:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals – Implementing Technology through the Construction Life Cycle, Taylor Ames, Autodesk and Adam Gorlewski, Pioneer Construction
Intermediate – Construction Technology Adoption: Building a Growth Stack vs. a Tech Stack Jeff Sample, eSUB and Jeremy Hall, Integrated Exteriors
Advanced – The Benefits of Automating Preconstruction, Satyam Verma, Pype and Jason Tschetter, Mortenson Construction

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals – Free Your Mind! Resource Management and SMART Forecasting, Jatin Sharma, SPARK Business Works and Eric Heyboer, DHE Plumbing
Intermediate – Preconstruction Project Controls: Value Engineering Done Right, Andrew Zukoski, Join and Todd Marks, Swinerton Builders
Advanced – Improving Safety and Productivity using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, Niran Shrestha, Kwant.ai and Ankoor Amin, DPR Construction

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, Jake Lonc, SPARK Business Works and Jim Mroz, Precision Wall Systems
Intermediate – Tangible Innovation: Turning Builders Into Creators, David Pratt, Robins & Morton and Steve Moore, Buildfore
Advanced – Choosing Your Technology providers – Where Construction Firms are Finding Value, Jay Snyder, FMI Corporation

02:00 PM - 02:45 PMBreakout Sessions

Fundamentals – Construction Project Closeouts – Digital, Fast, Owner Friendly, Brian Markland, ARC Technology Solutions
Intermediate – Using BLE Beacons to Enhance Jobsite Safety through Proximity Alerts, Cutler Knupp, Haskell
Advanced – Innovation: Putting a Framework Around Disruption, Ankoor Amin, DPR and Aaron Peterson, VueOps

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

Go Where The Work Is: Construction in Extreme Environments and the Lessons Learned for the Future of Construction.
Curtis Rodgers, Principal at Brick & Mortar Ventures, will share some insights into the Brick & Mortar Ventures’ investment strategy — specifically, what has been learned from Northern Canada, Western Australia, Moon, Mars, and subsea environments.

03:30 PM - 03:45 PMClosing Remarks

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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.   

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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