The Buildings Conference
May 22-23, 2024 | Convene - 237 Park Avenue, New York
When5.22.2024 at 8:00AM - 5.23.2024 at 5:00PM
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.
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.
Take the surveys using the links below to ensure your company is represented in the results!
2024 Conference Speakers
Additional speakers for this event will be added periodically.
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
Building Tech Research Track Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: SHoP Architects
Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the Building Tech Research Track or by special invitation.
John Cerone, Principal, SHoP Architects
Preconstruction Research Track Launch Meeting | May 22,204 | Location: SHoP Architects
At this extended session, members of BuiltWorlds' Building Tech Track and newly launching Preconstruction track will participate in an extended look at emerging trends in topics such as how we budget, bid, estimate, and model building projects, backed by research findings from our latest benchmarking surveys and other data on the topics.
AI/ML Preparedness Research Track Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti
Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the AI/ML Preparedness Research Track or by special invitation.
Jon Ehrlich, COO, T2D2
Venture Forum Meeting | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti
Access to this meeting is restricted to members of the Venture and Investment Research Track or by special invitation.
Demo Night Competition | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti
All conference attendees are invited to attend the Demo Competition ahead of the general sessions on the 23rd.
Welcome Reception | May 22, 2024 | Location: Thornton Tomasetti
All conference attendees are invited to attend the welcome reception following the demo competition ahead of the general sessions on the 23rd.
Day 2 Schedule
Registration & Breakfast
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
Richa Sahay, Vice President, Sustainability Consulting, JLL
Trends in Development Planning Technology and AI
Without clear strategies in place for new developments and construction, firms operating in the built environment may be missing out on significant ROI. This panel will explore the evolving landscape of urban development, planning technology, and AI, examining how these trends intersect to shape sustainable and inclusive communities. Panelist will also provide perspective on factors influencing site selection, material selection, and a future outlook for the space.
Charlie Miller, Digital Experience & Innovation Lead, Brookfield Properties
Charles Portelli, Digital Innovation Specialist, Perkins&Will
Brooke Nicholson, Senior Development Operations Manager, Vice President, LendLease
Richard Harpham, Co-Founder, Skema, Inc.
Ilkay Can-Standard, Founder CEO, GENx Design & Technology
Emerging Technology in Budgeting, Scheduling, and Value Engineering
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.
Vin Caruso, Solutions Engineer, Join
Michael Ho, CEO, Compass by Bespoke Metrics
Ryan Friend, Preconstruction Analyst, STO Building Group
Managing and Streamlining the Procurement Process
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.
Naomi Goez, Principal, Forum Ventures
David Burczyk, Director, Construction Technology, Ferguson
Eldar Sadikov, CEO, Field Materials
James Reis, AVP and Category GM of Supply Chain Platform, Trimble
Lunch and Demo Night Winner Announcement
BuiltWorlds Research Presentation
Shaping the Future of Digitally Connected and Sustainable Cities
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.
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
Unpacking the Latest Trends in Building/Asset/Facilities Management Technology
Pulling insights from various players in the building, asset, and facilities management arena, this session will highlight the trends and latest technology available on the market today to help the built world reduce operating costs, reduce its footprint, utilize building data, and, ultimately, optimize the operations of our buildings.
Robert Ioanna, Chief Technical Officer, Syska Hennesy Group
Carter Kennedy, CEO, SoloInsight
Raj Subramanian, Co-Founder, Facilio
Derek Blackmore, President, AkitaBox
New and Advanced Materials – Net Zero Carbon Project Planning, Design, and Construction
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.
John Shaefer, Director Capital Investments, Graycor Capital
Chris Stanley, Sr Managing Director of Development, MDH Partners
Marty Brennan, Principal, ZGF Architects
Case Study - Digital Twin and Connected Workers at Javits 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.
Igor Starkov, VP Digital Twin, Siemens
Digital Leader and Top Solution Award Recognition
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.
Closing Remarks & Reception
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