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2024 Buildings Conference

May 22-23, 2024 | New York, NY

When

5.22.2024 at 8:00AM - 5.23.2024 at 5:00PM

Where

Convene – 237 Park Ave., New York 237 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017

Event Overview

BuiltWorlds' AEC industry-leading conference focused on innovation and emerging technology in the development, design, materials, and systems of buildings is moving to New York City in May of 2024 with a special pre-conference meeting focused on preconstruction planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, budgeting, and visualization technology.  Leading funds, industry players, and solution providers gather each year to take the pulse of the industry’s startup ecosystem at legacy technology. The Conference will cover:

  • Building Planning and Preconstruction Systems
  • Emerging Technology in the Design of Buildings and Building Systems
  • Innovation in Building Materials and Systems
  • Technology Aiding in the Decarbonization and Sustainability of Buildings
  • Building Modeling and Digital Twins for Planning, Visualization, and also the Management of Buildings.

Stay tuned for more details and programming information.

BuiltWorlds Research

During the afternoon of the General Sessions (5/23), the BuiltWorlds Research team will present findings from the 2024 annual Building Technology Survey regarding trends in the adoption, utilization, and satisfaction with High-Performance Materials, Planning & Design Solutions, Energy Systems / HVAC Tech, and Tenant Services / User Experience Tech. We'll also explore key metrics from the 2024 Preconstruction Survey, which covers Bid Management, Prequalification, Scheduling, Estimating, Procurement, and Contracting.

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2024 Conference Speakers

Additional speakers for this event will be added periodically.

Pallavi Mantha

Associate - Climate and Sustainability, Arup

Eldar Sadikov

CEO, Field Materials

Paul Doherty

President and CEO, The Digit Group

Charles Portelli

Digital Innovation Strategist, Perkins+Will

Ilkay Can-Standard

Founder CEO, GENx Design & Technology

Carter Kennedy

CEO, SoloInsight

Sean Wrenn

Senior Analyst, BuiltWorlds

Michael Ho

CEO, Bespoke Metrics

John Schaefer

Director Capital Investments, Graycor

Richard Harpham

Co-Founder, Skema.ai

Melissa Marsh

Founder & Executive Director, PLASTARC

Robert Ioanna

Chief Technical Officer, Syska Hennessy Group

Robert Dahlstrom

CEO, Apellix

Richa Sahay

Vice President, Jones Lang-LaSalle (JLL)

Charlie Miller

Digital Experience & Innovation Lead, Brookfield Properties

Vin Caruso

Lead Solutions Engineer, Join

John Cerone

Principal, SHoP Architects

Bernd Oswald

Co-Founder, VP Business Development, GROPYUS

Christopher Stanley

Sr Managing Director of Development, MDH Partners

Igor Starkov

CEO, Teleworker AI

Lisa Diaz

Managing Partner, Turf Advisory

Leise Sandeman

CEO, Co-Founder, Pathways

Victoria Smith

Investor, Zacua Ventures

Derek Blackmore

President, AkitaBox

Marty Brennan

Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

Micah Kotch

Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Brooke Nicholson

Senior Development Operations Manager, Vice President, LendLease

James Reis

AVP and Category GM of Supply Chain Platform, Trimble

David Burczyk

Director of Construction Technology, Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

Michel Nasilowski

External Venturing Manager, Saint-Gobain

Jim Carr

CEO & Founder, Pinpoint Analytics

Adam Goodson

Director of Ventures, UFP Industries

Les White

Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineer - Cemex USA, CEMEX

Jackson Feder

Investor, MetaProp

Joel Hutchines

CPO, Slate.AI

Nicholas Selz

Co-Founder, Kaya AI

Ed Bernard

SVP - National Director - Facilities Services, Terracon

Kumar Shah

Director of Facilities, Jacob Javits Convention Center

Rosemarie Lipman

Director, BuiltWorlds

Josef Bromovsky

CEO, Algoma

Vincent Melanson

Innovation manager - R&D and special projects, Pomerleau

Ojonimi Bako

Co-Founder, Kaya AI

Norhan Bayomi

Cofounder and COO, Lamarr.ai

James Mezzadri

Estimating Manager, STO Building Group

William Sharples

Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

Grant McCullagh

Director, Thornton Tomasetti

Rob Leon

Chief Innovation Officer, STO Building Group

Tom Scarangello

Executive Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti

Robert Otani

Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

Rawle Sawh

Director of Operations Technology, Gilbane Building Company

Prabhu Ramachandran

CEO & Co-founder, Facilio

Kayvon Bina

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Sapient Industries

Michael Palmer

Partner, Great Wave VC

Jen Miret

Marketing & Communications Consultant, Inovues

Jesse Henry

CEO, Heartland Industries

Preconstruction Research Track Launch, Track Meetings, Demo Night, and Buildings Conference

Building Conference Pre-Conference Meetings will be held at member host locations around New York, and attendance will be limited to track member companies. Demo Night and the associated reception will be open to all conference attendees

Day 1 Schedule

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Building Tech Research Track Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: SHoP Architects // 233 Broadway #11, New York, NY

John Cerone, Principal, SHoP Architects

Join SHoP Architects Principal John Cerone for an immersive view into SHoP’s culture of making and innovating.

Walk through the studio to experience some of SHoP’s cutting-edge visualization technologies. Explore the design and delivery of buildings. See into the future with a sneak peek of some emerging technologies and applications that SHoP is developing.

Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the Building Tech Research Track or by special invitation.

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Preconstruction Research Track Launch Meeting | May 22,204 | Location: SHoP Architects // 233 Broadway #11, New York, NY

Vincent Melanson, Innovation Manager — R&D and Special Projects, Pomerleau

Members of BuiltWorlds Preconstruction Research Track are invited to gather at BuiltWorlds' Building Conference for the launch of this exciting new offering. This inaugural track meeting will feature Vincent Melanson, Innovation Manager of R&D and Special Projects at Pomerleau.

Melanson will lead a discussion on Pomerleau's thought process for developing preconstruction-specific solutions in-house instead of utilizing the many available solutions already on the market.

Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the Preconstruction Research Track or by special invitation.

1:30PM – 3:30PM

AI/ML Preparedness Research Track Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti // 120 Broadway, New York, NY

Jon Ehrlich, COO, T2D2; Rob Otani, Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

Join T2D2 CEO Jonathan Ehrlich for an informative conversation on AI's evolving role in analysis and automation in the built environment, moderated by BuiltWorlds' Director Rosemarie Lipman.

T2D2, developed within Thornton Tomasetti's CORE Studio incubator, is a company creating exciting and innovative AI-powered inspection cloud software. Hear the origin story of how an AEC firm identified that they can commercialize their data to create and train a solution using AI/ML.

Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the AI/ML Preparedness Research Track or by special invitation.

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Venture Forum Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti // 120 Broadway, New York, NY

Grant McCullagh Director, Thornton Tomasetti; Robert Ioanna Chief Technical Officer, Syska Hennessy Group; Rob Leon Chief Innovation Officer, STO Building Group; Tom Scarangello Executive Chairman, Thornton Tomasetti; William Sharples Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

BuiltWorlds Venture Forum will meet at Thornton Tomasetti's office ahead of the 2024 Buildings Conference. The group will discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating an internal tech ecosystem in a panel moderated by Grant McCullagh and featuring AEC Angels executives such as Tom Scarangello (Thornton Tomasetti), Rob Ioanna (Syska Hennesey Group), Robert Leon (STO Building Group), and Will Sharples (SHoP Architects).

Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the Venture and Investment Research Track or by special invitation.

5:00PM – 6:30PM

Demo Night Competition | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti // 120 Broadway, New York, NY

All conference attendees are invited to attend the Demo Competition ahead of the general sessions on the 23rd. (Attendance is limited to the first 70 registrants)

Algoma
Apellix
Assembly OSM
INOVUES
Kaya AI
Lamarr.AI
Pathways
Pintpoint Analytics
Sapient Industries
Slate.AI

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Welcome Reception | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti // 120 Broadway, New York, NY

All conference attendees are invited to attend the welcome reception following the demo competition ahead of the general sessions on the 23rd.

To register, complete the form above.

Day 2 Schedule

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Registration & Breakfast Sponsored by Deloitte | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome Address | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

9:10AM – 9:40AM

Keynote | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

Richa Sahay, Vice President, Sustainability Consulting, JLL

To kick off the 2024 Buildings Conference, Richa Sahay, Vice President of Jones Lang-LaSalle (JLL), will address the nexus of decarbonization and technology from JLL's point of view. Specifically, Richa will highlight how this connection relates to occupiers and investors in the built environment and why it matters. To do so, she will examine innovations in advanced materials, consider how embodied carbon is measured, and finish by tying it back to research JLL has done looking at demand for low-carbon buildings

10:25AM -10:55AM

Networking Break | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

10:55AM – 11:35AM

Emerging Technology in Preconstruction | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

Vin Caruso, Lead Solutions Engineer, Join; Rawle Sawh, Director of Operations Technology, Gilbane Building Company; Michael Ho, CEO, Compass by Bespoke Metrics; James Mezzadri Estimating Manager, STO Building Group

This panel will examine the latest trends and innovations in preconstruction within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, focusing on how to best integrate these emerging technologies within your organization. From virtual reality and augmented reality simulations to advanced data analytics and AI, panelists will explore how these tools are revolutionizing preconstruction processes, enabling more accurate cost estimates, streamlined scheduling, and enhanced collaboration among project stakeholders to drive efficiencies and mitigate risks from project inception.

11:35AM – 12:15PM

Managing and Streamlining the Procurement Process | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

David Burczyk, Director, Construction Technology, Ferguson; Eldar Sadikov, CEO, Field Materials; James Reis, AVP and Category GM of Supply Chain Platform, Trimble; Michael Palmer, Partner, Great Wave Ventures

Building off of the previous panel, this session will address the dynamic landscape of supply chain technology and trends shaping the industry. Through discussions on technology implementation relating to predictive analytics and digital inventory management systems, panelists will explore how these innovations can help track, manage, and optimize the procurement of materials and other essential building components/systems, offering invaluable insights into navigating the evolving complexities of AEC supply chains.

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Lunch and Demo Night Winner Announcement | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

1:15PM – 1:30PM

BuiltWorlds Research Presentation | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Shaping the Future of Digitally Connected and Sustainable Cities | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

Melissa Marsh, Founder & CEO, PLASTARC (Moderator); Bernd Oswald, Co-Founder, VP Business; Development & M&A, Gropyus; John Cerone, Principal, SHoP; Paul Doherty, President & CEO, The Digit Group (TDG); Pallavi Mantha, Associate - Climate and Sustainability, Arup

Following the theme of environmental consciousness within the built world, this panel will explore strategies for optimizing the design phase to foster the creation of digitally connected and sustainable cities. Through discussions on leveraging Building Information Modeling (BIM), smart technologies, and sustainable design principles, panelists will offer innovative approaches to integrating infrastructure, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing urban livability.

2:55PM – 3:25PM

Networking Break | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

3:25PM – 4:05PM

New and Advanced Materials – Net Zero Project Planning, Design, and Construction | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

John Schaefer, Director Capital Investments, Graycor Capital; Chris Stanley, Senior Managing Director of Development, MDH Partners; Marty Brennan, Principal, ZGF Architects; Les White, Infrastructure and Sustainability Engineer, Cemex

The panel will discuss the planning, design and construction of leading-edge net zero carbon projects that are being delivered by developers and corporations to meet the Federal mandates and corporate goals for carbon reduction. The use of mass timber and low carbon concrete will be discussed as alternative material choices to reduce embodied carbon (EC). Specific projects that are being performed by the panelists all over the country will be used to highlight how real projects are being planned, designed and built. The use of technology to track EC accounting and implementation of construction operations to lower the EC footprint will be discussed as they relate to EC reduction goals and project design, cost, and schedule.

4:05PM – 4:45PM

Case Study - Digital Twin and Connected Workers at Javits Center | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

Igor Starkov, CEO, Teleworker AI; Kumar Shah, Director of Facilities, Jacob Javits Convention Center

To conclude the 2024 Buildings Conference, attendees will hear a case study presentation from Siemens and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This session will cover a wide range of topics, including the integration of Siemens' Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) approach, BIM-based Digital Twin, Augmented Reality (Magic Leap) deployment, robotic dogs implementation for inspection, and Building Management Systems.

4:45PM – 5:00PM

Digital Leader and Top Solution Award Recognition | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

The BuiltWorlds Analyst Team will confer Digital Leader Awards on the AEC firms that, through benchmarking surveys of members, have been determined to have the most advanced implementation of technology in the 30 plus key process areas surveyed and share some of the best practices observed.

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Closing Remarks & Reception Sponsored by Syska Hennessy Group | Convene - 237 Park Ave, New York, NY

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