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2023 Construction Tech Conference


7.18.2023 at 8:00AM - 7.20.2023 at 5:00PM


333 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607 333 N Green St. Chicago, IL 60607

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Construction Tech Conference Overview:

Previously known as our Projects Conference, we covered the topic in three parts: pre-construction and estimating, project oversight and business intelligence, and smart jobsites. Additionally, we hosted a separate conference to explore advanced equipment and robotics. As these topics have increasingly converged, the Construction Tech Conference is intended to look holistically at how technology is influencing the way we build - from pre-construction through construction functions, in the office as well as in the field. It will be a lot to cover in two days, and, with so much happening, it will surely be an exciting event.

Leading technology adopters, mature solution providers, and upcoming technology solutions gather each year to take the pulse of trends across the industry at the BuiltWorlds Construction Tech Conference.

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Related Analyst Research

In addition to our conferences, our Analysts provide our members valuable Research Reports, Briefings, Lists, and other Data to help learn more about the companies, people, and trends in the Topic Areas we cover. Click below to sample some our most recent Construction Tech-Focused Research:


Danielle O'Connell

Sr. Director, Emerging Technology, Skanska

Morgan Hays

Sr. Vice President Product, ALICE Technologies

Tessa Lau

CEO, Dusty Robotics

Michael Pink

CEO, SmartPM

Matthew Hudelson

Founder, Inertia

Anita Woolley Nelson

Chief Strategy Officer, Skanska

Danielle Dy Buncio

CEO, VIATechnik

Ariel Castillo

Strategic Process and VDC Specialist, Miller Davis

Leah Royalty

Innovation Strategist, Haskell

Tyler Sewall

Senior Director, BuiltWorlds

Michelle Palys

VP of Performance Excellence and ESG, Graycor

Daniel Laboe

Director of Venture Investments, BuiltWorlds

Hammad Chaudhry

VP, Innovation & Construction Tech, EllisDon Corporation

Dana Burzo

Project Manager, LIFTbuild

Sean Wrenn

Senior Analyst, BuiltWorlds

Chris Callen

Founder and CEO, PLOT

Jack Moran

Director of VDC & Integrated Services, Consigli Construction Co. Inc

Mehdi Nourbakhsh

Founder and CEO, YegaTech

Jeff Danley

Director of Innovation, Burns & McDonnell

Steve Dell'Orto

Founder & CEO, ConCntric

Marco Herbst

CEO, Evercam

Brad Barth

Chief Product Officer, InEight

Christian Burger

Founder & President, Burger Consulting Group

Angus Frost

Senior Consultant, Burger Consulting Group

Felix Neufeld

CEO & Founder, Disperse

Dale Beard

CEO, Intelliwave Technologies - SiteSense

Patrick Murphy

CEO, Coastal Construction Group

Mike Mahan

Managing Director, Stanley Black and Decker

James Holt

Director of Virtual Construction, Clune Construction

Vivian Burgnon

Co-Founder, Director of Customer Success, SkillSignal

Adam Cisler

Senior Solution Engineer, Avvir

Dev Amratia

CEO, nPlan

Phil Lazarus

Head of VDC, America, LendLease

Hamzah Shanbari

Director of Innovation, Haskell

Jim Charmley

Founder and CEO, ARC Robotics

Gregg Lund

Founder & CEO, Struxtion

Jerry Horani

Chief Technology Officer, VCC

Ricardo Nolasco

Director of Scheduling, McKissack & McKissack

Anuj Varma

Principal, B Capital

Brett Grendahl

Founder and CEO, Built Data

Jason Tschetter

Senior Director, Field Technology & Innovation, Mortenson Construction

Niko Suvorov

CEO, Sitelink

Martin Diz

CEO, TANGObuilder

Mohsen Zehtabchian

COO & Co-Founder, Amatec

Elijah Zenger

Co-Founder and COO, Roger

Yuji Doi

Director of Innovation and Incubation, Kajima

Donald McMurtrey

Construction Technology Manager, Granite Construction Company

Kevin Goldberg

President, SoilFLO

Adam Goodson

Director of Ventures, UFP Industries

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Day 1 Schedule

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcoming Address

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Fostering Innovation: Building a People-First Culture to Maximize the Potential of Technology

Venture investment in construction technology has grown 10x over the past decade. With so many new tools and technologies at our fingertips, how can construction firms strategically identify, enable, and operationalize these solutions into their existing workflows? Skanska USA Building’s Chief Strategy Officer, Anita Nelson, will discuss how upskilling our employees and placing people at the center of our technology strategy allows us to effectively manage risk, scale the use of new tools and add value to our projects through improved efficiency, safety, and predictability.

Keynote Speaker: Anita Woolley Nelson, Chief Strategy Officer, Skanska USA Building

9:40AM – 10:20AM

Can You Know Your Project Will Succeed Before it Even Begins?

Running a successful construction project requires a coordinated, efficient effort in the field; however, it also requires significant planning and coordination in advance of breaking ground. This panel will explore innovative technologies that assist with project modeling & simulation in a way that provides more confidence in a contractor's ability to set up projects for success.

Morgan Hays, Sr. VP Product Management, ALICE Technologies
Steve Dell'Orto, Founder & CEO, ConCntric
Donald McMurtrey, Construction Technology Manager, Granite Construction

10:20AM – 10:50AM

Networking Break

10:50AM – 11:30AM

Is Technology Finally Disrupting Scheduling?

Construction scheduling technology has been dominated by a few (two to be exact) key technology solutions; however, new, innovative solutions have recently begun to establish a foothold in the industry as contractors continue to emphasize data analytics, ease-of-use, and AI/ML technology. This panel will explore evolutions in scheduling technology, and how we can more effectively manage project health, quality, and probability of success.

Michael Pink, CEO, SmartPM
Dev Amratia, Co-Founder & CEO, nPlan
Ricardo Nolasco, Director of Scheduling, McKissack & McKissack

11:30AM – 12:15PM

Making Life Easier for the Bid Team

Though fax machines may not be the primary communication tool anymore, grueling takeoff activities, call sheets, and manual efforts still plague estimating teams across the globe. This panel will explore the increasing innovations in technology that allow bid teams to more efficiently perform takeoffs, identify subcontractors, and ultimately win the work. To do so, our panelists will explore Haskell's discovery of Togal.AI in a shortened case study.

Patrick Murphy, CEO & Founder, Togal.AI
Leah Royalty, Construction Technology Specialist, Dysruptek

12:15PM – 1:15PM


1:15PM – 1:30PM

BuiltWorlds Research Presentation: Precon & Project Management Benchmarking

The BuiltWorlds analyst team will provide a summary of key insights pertaining to 2023 preconstruction and project management research efforts.

Tyler Sewall, Sr. Director, BuiltWorlds

1:30PM – 2:15PM

The Data Boom: Why Doing Data Analytics Better is Critical

Jobsites have always produced massive quantities of data in numerous forms. As the industry continues to further digitize, the ability to capture and utilize that data has come squarely into the spotlight. This panel will provide insights into how Business Intelligence solutions have developed to meet the needs of contractors, and how they provide value to a variety of stakeholders, from the field to the C-suite.

Angus Frost, Management Consultant, Burger Consulting Group
Bruce Orr, CEO & Founder, ProNovos
Brad Barth, Chief Product Officer, InEight
Mehdi Nourbakhsh, CEO, YegaTech

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Movements in FinTech: Payments in a Cash-Poor Industry

In a cash-poor industry, accuracy and velocity of cash flow is a critical component of a successful contractor. This panel will be a case study from an innovative payments solution and a key client on the value of innovation in construction payments.

Jerry Horani, Chief Technology Officer, VCC
Gregg Lund, Founder & CEO, Struxtion

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:10PM

Does BIM Need a Re-Brand?

The days of a brick wall between modeling efforts and the construction site are over. Digitization of processes has led to a collaborative environment where data from a model can be stored, transferred, and communicated in a variety of ways. This has then led to increases in collaboration between precon teams, project teams, Owners, and other key stakeholders. This panel will explore how technological evolutions have led to the increased use of, and in turn value of, building models.

Danielle Dy Buncio, CEO & Founder, VIATechnik
Jack Moran, Director of VDC & Integrated Services, Consigli Construction
James Holt, BIM Manager, Clune Construction
Phil Lazarus, Head of VDC Americas, LendLease

4:10PM – 4:50PM

The Next Frontier of Project Management Technology

Project management solutions have grown to become the backbone of a construction project. They enable project teams to efficiently and effectively store, track, and communicate project activities. This panel will explore how project management technology can continue to evolve to support the growing needs of contractors.

Matthew Hudelson, Founder, Inertia Systems
Shanti Rajan, CEO & Founder, Linarc
Brey Tucker, Co-Founder & CEO, Level Bot Technology

4:50PM – 5:00PM

Closing Remarks & Digital Leaders Announcement

5:00PM – 7:00PM


Day 2 Schedule

8:00AM – 9:00PM

Breakfast & Networking

9:00AM – 9:15AM

BuiltWorlds Research Presentation: Smart Jobsites Technology Benchmarking

The BuiltWorlds analyst team will provide a summary of key insights pertaining to 2023 smart jobsites research efforts.

Alexis Adams, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

9:15AM – 10:05AM

Aligning Processes & Technology

While technology continues to drive change in the construction industry, new solutions are nothing without people who will use them, and processes that can support them. During this panel, we will hear from a variety of innovation leaders in the industry about how they develop teams that are nimble to change, and can navigate the ever-changing landscape of construction technology.

Hamzah Shanbari, Director of Innovation, The Haskell Company
Ariel Castillo, Strategic Process & VDC Specialist, Miller-Davis Company
Jason Tschetter, Sr. Director of Field Technology & Innovation, Mortenson

10:05AM – 10:45AM

Managing your Jobsite: Enhanced Tracking through IoT and Collaboration Solutions

While setting up projects for success is a critical component of the construction process, project teams are still required to execute the construction phase according to plan. Contractors increasingly seek the use of data to assist in planning and making informed decisions on the site. This panel will explore how IoT and digital collaboration solutions assist in more effectively managing the site.

Jeff Danley, Director of Innovation, Burns & McDonnell
Chris Callan, CEO & Founder, Plot
Dale Beard, CEO & Founder, Intelliwave Technologies

10:45AM – 11:15AM

Networking Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Reality Capture: What is the Real Opportunity Today?

Reality capture solutions have long battled to gain traction in a market still trying to understand their value. As both the software and hardware continue to improve, contractors are increasingly turning to reality capture solutions for a variety of reasons. This panel will explore what the real opportunity is, and how it can be achieved.

Adam Cisler, Senior Solution Engineer, Avvir
Felix Neufeld, Co-Founder & CEO, Disperse
Marco Herbst, CEO, Evercam

12:00PM – 1:00PM


1:00PM – 1:45PM

Case Study: Robotics in the Field

While software solutions continue to infiltrate the jobsite, hardware solutions are also gaining traction. This panel will be a case study on the use of Dusty Robotics for layout activities, including notes on implementation, training, value proposition, and more.

Tessa Lau, Founder & CEO, Dusty Robotics
Dana Burzo, Project Manager, LIFTbuild

1:45PM – 2:30PM

A Look Into the Distant (or Maybe Not so Distant) Future

Technology is ever changing. While our people and processes may get comfortable with the current tech, there is always something coming down the pipeline. This panel will explore what those "somethings" might be.

Amy Peck, CEO, EndeavorXR
Hammad Chaudhry, National Director of Project Delivery Services, EllisDon
Christian Burger, President, Burger Consulting Group

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Closing Remarks & Top Solutions Announcement

3:00PM – 5:00PM


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