Buildings Conference

When

3.4.2020 - 3.5.2020

The world of high-performance buildings is changing, especially here in Chicago. Technologies are being installed in our buildings to make them “smarter,” new materials are shifting the building process, and we are seeing an increased demand for energy-efficient buildings from both governments and owners. 

The Buildings Conference is the perfect place to hear about those changes, and how key players are tackling them. Throughout the conference, you’ll hear from industry experts and decision-makers speaking about: 

  • Innovations in building materials and technologies 
  • Effective uses of BIM technologies during the construction and asset maintenance phases 
  • How to successfully collaborate with engineers, technology providers, and building owners to complete a “smart” building
  • The changing landscape of energy-efficiency and sustainability demands 

Analyst Call: Designing a Smart Building

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David Crawford

Director of Construction Services, Application Software and Technical Marketing, Hilti

Joe Dardis

Structural Steel Specialist - Chicago, American Institute of Steel Construction

Rob Dodd

Executive Vice President of Operations, Nabholz

Laura Dwyer

Global Strategy Leader, DuPont Performance Building Solutions

Brad Haeberle

Vice President of Solutions, Services & Energy Businesses for Siemens Smart Infrastructure Americas, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Kurt Karnatz

President, ESD - Environmental Systems Design

Russell Klapperich

Risk Engineer, AXA XL

Heather Kossila

BIM Manager, Kraus-Anderson Companies

Brian Kramer

CEO, Quality Built

Daniel Levin

CEO, Cain Millwork

Christopher Minerva

Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Ryan Park

Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management, SageGlass

Ben Price

NOVA External Ventures, Saint Gobain

Terry Rosenstiel

Director, Partnerships & Innovation Pipeline, USG

Thrupti Shivakumar

CEO & Co-Founder, cohesion

Keith Stewart

Chief Growth Officer, K4Connect

John Tough

Managing Partner, Energize Ventures

Jeremy Treister

President, CMIT Solutions Chicago

Karen Weigert

Vice President, Slipstream

Schedule

More speakers to be announced soon…

Day 1 Schedule

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Panel: Innovations in Structural Materials

Joe Dardis, Structural Steel Specialist, AISC | Rob Dodd, Executive Vice President of Operations, Nabholz | Christopher Minerva, Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

2:55 PM – 3:25 PM

Panel: Developing Smart Building Products: SageGlass & Saint-Gobain

Benjamin Price, Investment Manager, Saint-Gobain | Ryan Park, Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management, SageGlass

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Networking Break

3:55 PM – 4:25 PM

Fireside Chat: Quality Assurance

Brian Kramer, CEO, Quality Built

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel: Industry Leaders on Innovations

Laura Dwyer, Global Strategy Leader, DuPont Performance Building Solutions | Terry Rosenstiel, Director of Partnerships & Innovation Pipeline, USG Corporation

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Building Tech 50 Awards Ceremony

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Weclome Back

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Case Study: Building a "Smart Building"

Kurt Karnatz, President, ESD | Thrupti Shivakumar, CEO & Co-Founder, cohesion

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Panel: Energy & Sustainability in Net Zero Buildings

Karen Weigert, Vice President, Slipstream | John Tough, Managing Partner, Energize Ventures

10:25 AM – 10:55 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel: Smart Buildings and Predictive Maintenance

Keith Stewart, Chief Growth Officer, K4Connect | Brad Haeberle, Vice President of Solutions, Services & Energy Businesses, Siemens Smart Infrastructure

11:35 AM – 12:05 PM

Panel: Building with BIM

Russell Klapperick, Risk Engineer, AXA XL | Heather Kossila, BIM Manager, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company | David Crawford, Director of Construction Services, Application Software and Technical Marketing, Hilti

12:05 PM – 1:05 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Panel: Evolution of Low Voltage

Jeremy Treister, President, CMIT Solutions Chicago

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel: Modular Interiors

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Panel: Developing Standards for Building Products

Dan Levin, CEO, Cain Millwork

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Jim Lichtenwalter, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds

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