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When3.4.2020 - 3.5.2020
The world of high-performance buildings is changing. 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 a number of stakeholders.
Join the BuiltWorlds Member Network at the 2020 Buildings Conference to learn about the shifting built tech landscape, participate in breakout and other small group sessions, and connect with key industry players. Throughout the conference, you’ll hear from built industry thought leaders 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
The Buildings Conference will be held at the Westin River North, 320 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654
Director of Construction Services, Application Software and Technical Marketing, Hilti
Day 1 Schedule
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Matt Gray, BuiltWorlds
Panel: Innovation in Structural Materials
Joe Dardis, Structural Steel Specialist, AISC | Rob Dodd, Executive Vice President of Operations, Nabholz | Christopher Minerva, Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
One of the first things builders need to decide is what material they will use in a project. Between steel, concrete, and timber, there’s a lot of choice. Each of these materials has its advantages and drawbacks and can be utilized in different kinds of projects. We’ll kick off the Buildings Conference with an honest conversation about the usage and innovations of these three materials.
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
The definition of a “smart” building can be vague, but there’s no denying that the adoption of newly developed products, systems, and other technologies are optimizing building operation, maintenance, and performance. On this panel, we’ll hear from key stakeholders from SageGlass, an electrochromic glass provider, and Saint-Gobain, who has invested in SageGlass, about investing, creating, and deploying solutions to aid in this effort.
Fireside Chat: Quality Assurance
Brian Kramer, CEO, Quality Built | Dave Hettinger, Senior Manager, LitCon Group
How do you define a building’s quality and ensure that its standards have been met? In this Fireside Chat, learn how Quality Built is helping key stakeholders drive quality standards across their projects. We’ll discuss which data points are key indicators of quality, how this conversation can move beyond residential projects into other market sectors, and what the future of quantifying a structure’s quality holds.
Panel: Industry Leaders on Innovation
Laura Dwyer, Global Strategy Leader, DuPont Performance Building Solutions | Terry Rosenstiel, Director of Partnerships & Innovation Pipeline, USG Corporation | Matthew Cramer, Director of Digital Solutions & Technology Integration, Armstrong World Industries
As construction practices and technology adoption continue to advance, building material manufacturers must stay ahead of the shifting built landscape. In this session, we’ll explore how global leaders in the materials supply space are driving innovation within their organization and throughout the built industries, hear how they’re developing and applying new solutions, and learn about the future built tech innovation that excites them most.
Building Tech 50 Recognition
Sam Huffman, Research Analyst, BuiltWorlds
The BuiltWorlds Analyst Team will breakdown our recently released Building Tech 50 List and highlight leading providers.
Join BW Members, speakers, sponsors, and other conference attendees for the 2020 Buildings Conference Welcome Reception.
Day 2 Schedule
Breakfast & Networking
Jay Wadwha, Interim Marketing Director, BuiltWorlds
Case Study: Building a Smart Building
Kurt Karnatz, President, ESD | Thrupti Shivakumar, CEO & Co-Founder, cohesion | Brian Keaty, Vice President & General Manager, The John Buck Company
In this session, we'll investigate how the cohesion platform has been utilized to integrate critical building workflows, optimize operation and maintenance, and provide actionable insights. Hear how this smart building system is leveraging IoT devices, AI, and other cutting-edge tech in real-world use cases to drive benefits for a variety of building stakeholders.
Panel: Energy & Sustainability in Net Zero Buildings
Karen Weigert, Vice President, Slipstream | John Tough, Managing Partner, Energize Ventures | Rob Federghi, VP of Sales, Edison Energy | Scott Bernstein, CEO, National Retrofitting Group
Creating energy-efficiency buildings is not only environmentally-friendly, but it saves owners and tenants money. A net-zero building, a structure that nets zero energy consumption, is the ideal that a lot of builders chase. In this panel, we’ll examine some of the trends we’re seeing in this field, and the factors that drive builders to construct net-zero buildings.
Panel: Smart Buildings and Predictive Maintenance
Keith Stewart, Chief Growth Officer, K4Connect | Daniel Bulley, Senior VP, MCA of Chicago | David Santo, Mechanical Center of Competency Leader, Siemens Smart Infrastructure | Travis Voss, Leader of Innovative Technology, Mechanical Inc.
Predictive maintenance systems, digital twins, and other innovative technologies are optimizing the operations and maintenance of our buildings, making them smarter and more interconnected than ever. We'll discuss the key indicators for building-operational excellence, data collection and subsequent analysis, and the actionable insights that can be provided.
Panel: Building with BIM
Russell Klapperick, Risk Engineer, AXA XL | David Crawford, Director of Construction Services, Application Software and Technical Marketing, Hilti | Brent Slawnikowski, Sr. Account Manager, FARO
According to a survey of our own members, the vast majority of BuiltWorlds Members are utilizing BIM on the majority of their projects. The technology allows builders to increase the quality of their projects, increase safety on the jobsite, and cut down on necessary rework. In this panel, we’ll be examining how BIM is being leveraged by builders, how the technology can be used to help choose the products and materials that go into a project, and ways BIM workflows are making construction projects more efficient.
Panel: Evolution of Low Voltage
Jeremy Treister, President, CMIT Solutions Chicago | Adam Duman, President, Euroview | Joe Harris, Asset Manager, JMB | Alex Samoylovich, Co-Founder and Managing Partners, CEDARst Companies
Panel: Strategies for Improved Asset Turnover and O&M
Eric Whobrey, Director of Technology, ARCO/Murray | Damon Ranieri, Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Leopardo | Todd Burns, President - Project & Development Services, JLL | Dan Levin, CEO, Cain Millwork
Change orders, rework, and other unforeseen challenges during construction can leave building operators in the dark following turnover. When ineffectively documented or tracked, these variations from design often go unrecognized until it's too late. In this session, we'll hear from key project stakeholders about the strategies and technology they are implementing during preconstruction and construction to ensure smooth asset turnover and optimized operations and maintenance.
Join the BW Member Network for further small-group discussion on pressing smart buildings topics.
Jay Wadwha, Interim Marketing Director, BuiltWorlds
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