Builtworlds Cities & Infrastructure Conference 2021
Where the industry's leading technologists, investors, and operators gather to learn how technology is changing the way we plan, build, and maintain our infrastructure.
When10.13.2021 8:00AM - 5:00PM
On October 13th, from 8 AM until 5 PM CT we will be hosting the Infrastructure Conference ’21 at The Point (515 N. State, Chicago, IL). Additionally, we will be live streaming the Conference for those who are not able to attend in person. This one-day conference will bring together some of the top industry leaders to discuss the technological innovations within each core aspect of today’s infrastructure projects.
Agenda updates to be released leading up to the Conference.
Day 1 Schedule
Registration & Breakfast
Opening Keynote: Going Underground!
Question: How do you build a complex with Illinois’ largest green roof, while lowering the carbon footprint, and reducing construction material quantities? Answer: build two subsurface levels at 300’ and 375’ below the surface. Learn how The Invert has “inverted” the community engagement, design, and engineering processes to build a 6 million square foot complex that will leverage renewable energy and create over 2,500 permanent jobs, revitalizing a historic economic center of Chicago for a cleaner, modern purpose.
Karl Heitman, President, Heitman Architects Incorporated
Steve King, President, Invert
Isaac Yun, VP of Design, Invert
Alberto Rincon, Director of Community Planning, Invert
Fireside Chat: Optimizing Critical Infrastructure Digital Twins through the Entire Asset Life Cycle
This is a moment for action. But how can digital twins be mobilized to modernize the grid, and what does it mean for the hand-off between Owners, Engineers & GCs throughout an asset life cycle?
Brian Saab, Founder & CEO, Unearth Technologies
Jason Anetsberger, Director of Customer Solutions, Komatsu
Cliff Fetner, Founder & CEO, Soil Connect
Robotics as a Tool
Construction professionals are afraid of losing their jobs to robots and we need to change that way of thinking. Research shows that robotic solutions create new job opportunities and eliminate people to do repetitive, boring and dangerous tasks over and over such as layout, painting, tying rebar, striping or brick laying. In this session, Tom will share how he changed operators and union workers fears to look at robots as a tool that empowers them to do more while benefiting from safer and a better work environment.
Tom Yeshurun, Founder & CEO, Civ Robotics
Optimizing Efficiency through Smart-Connected Infrastructure
Internet of Things (IoT) technology is drastically improving connectivity in cities and buildings through sensors and software embedded in physical objects—such as street lights, phones, & cameras. IoT technology provides real-time data analysis and information, enabling cities and companies to make smarter decisions regarding building & business management, energy regulation, traffic congestion, and much more.
Executive Panel: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to Modernize the Built World
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are beginning to play an important role in the development and maintenance of infrastructure systems across the globe. From the design and development of roads, dams, and buildings by civil engineers to project management across ongoing projects, AI & ML continue to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the world's infrastructure.
Mani Golparvar, Co-Founder & CTO, Reconstruct Inc.
Stephen Muck, Founder & CEO, Brayman Construction Corporation
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