Machines Conference


6.11.2020 - 6.12.2020


The Westin River North 320 N Dearborn Chicago, IL 60654

Advanced Construction Equipment & Machinery

Chicago, IL | June 11-12, 2020

Join the BW Member Network for two days of learning and networking as we explore the advanced machinery and equipment – both in the field and in the shop – transforming the built environment.


Day 1 – In the Field – The BW Analyst Team will identify popular solutions and other tech trends prioritizing safety, productivity, and effective equipment management in the field, and lead a discussion on how advanced construction equipment is changing how we plan, manage, and execute projects.

Day 2 – In the Shop Learn more about the rise of off-site construction, what contractors are doing to adapt, and how key players are applying manufacturing-like practices to construction.

Analyst Call: Advanced Machinery & Equipment



More to be Announced!

Scott Root

Director of Virtual Construction, Kitchell

Andra Keay

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics

Andy Hubner

Vice President, Premier Mechanical Inc (PMI)

Andrew Cameron

Project Manager, Hensel Phelps

Tim Green

Chief Data Scientist, EquipmentShare

Michael Jacobs

Founder & CEO, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Chris Machut

CEO, Netarus

Jimmy Kin

Business Operations Lead, Built Robotics

Pace Davis

Co-Founder, CEO, Truck IT

Tom Emison

VP Strategy & Innovation, Kraus-Anderson Companies

Adam Bridgman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ironspring

Derek Smith

Lean Innovation Manager, Mortenson Construction

Fabian Meyer-Brötz

Head of 3D Construction Printing, PERI GmbH

Magued Eldaief

CEO, Prescient

Ray Kimsey

President, Niles Bolton Associates


Day 1 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Equipment's Growing Role in Project Delivery

Adam Bridgman, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, IronSpring

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

Telematics & Equipment Management

Tim Green, Chief Data Scientist, EquipmentShare

10:25 AM – 10:55 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Digital Solutions for Safer Equipment Operation

Chris Machut, Chief Technology Officer, Netarus HoistCam

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Connected Machinery for the Jobsite of the Future

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Analyst Briefing

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Understanding Tool Utilization for Operational Excellence

2:05 PM – 2:35 PM

Trucking, Hauling, and Material Handling

Pace Davis, CEO, TruckIT

2:40 PM – 3:05 PM

Networking Break

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

The State of 3D Printing in Construction

Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz, Head of 3D Construction Printing, PERI GmbH

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Autonomous Heavy Machinery & Equipment

Derek Smith, Lean Innovation Manager, Mortenson | Jimmy Kin, Business Operations Lead, Built Robotics

4:20 PM – 4:50 PM

Robotic Solutions in the Field

Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics | Andrew Cameron, Project Manager, Hensel Phelps | Michael Jacobs, CEO, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Machines 50 Award Ceremony & Reception

Day 2 Schedule

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM

Welcome Back!

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

BIM to Shop to Field

Andy Hubner, Vice President, Premier Mechanical

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Materials in Modularization

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Prefabrication & Design

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Volumetric Moduarlization

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Adapting to Off-site Construction

Scott Root, Head of VDC & Offsite Fabrication, Kitchell | Tom Emison, VP Strategy & Innovation, Kraus-Anderson

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

End-to-End Modularization

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Case Study: Modularization in Hospitality

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Case Study: Modularization in Multi-Family

Magued Eldaief, CEO, Prescient | Ray Kimsey, President, Niles Bolton

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Case Study: Modularization in Healthcare

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Case Study: Modularization in Industrial

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks


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