Project Delivery

Day One: Pre-Construction


7.8.2020 9:00AM - 5:00PM


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Gold Sponsor: Sensera Systems

Workshop Sponsor: WakeCap

Silver Sponsors: AISC, Raken, Recon Dynamics

From preconstruction to turnover, technology and innovation are shaping how our projects are planned, managed, and delivered. At the BuiltWorlds Project Delivery Conference, we’ll explore the latest in construction technology solutions that create savings, increase productivity, evolve transparency, and tackle critical processes throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Day 1 – Preconstruction

This is Day 1 of a three-day virtual conference, and consists of a BW Analyst Briefing, panels and other presentations, and a workshop with leading construction technologists (see full agenda below).

On this page, you can register for Day 1 sessions, explore the agenda, check out who’s speaking, and connect with other BuiltWorlds Members who are attending today’s activities.

Check out Day 2 of the Project Delivery Conference by clicking here, and Day 3 of the Project Delivery Conference by clicking here.

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Day 1 Speakers

Daniel Smolilo

Director of Process & Innovation, The Walsh Group

Dana Erdman

Director of Technology & Innovation, Bulley & Andrews

Robert Otani

Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

Michael Ho

CEO, Bespoke Metrics

Chad Holbrook

Director of Virtual Design & Construction, W.E. O'Neil Construction

Clive Jordan

Co-Founder, Plannerly

Chad Knutson

Sr. VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Today's Sessions

All times are Central Time Zone.

Day 1 Schedule

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Analyst Briefing

Join us for the BW Analyst Team for a deep dive into the results of the BuiltWorlds Benchmarking Survey!

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Constructing an End-to-End Technology Roadmap

Chad Knutson, Sr. VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Developing a company-wide technology roadmap can be a difficult task, and ensuring it meets your goals can be even harder. Hear from an industry leader who is building out a full end-to-end tech roadmap with the most important factors in mind.

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Driving Innovation & Technology Adoption

Dan Smolilo, Director of Process & Innovation, Walsh Group | Dana Erdman, Director of Technology & Innovation, Bulley & Andrews | Brooks Williams, Construction Technology Director, Alberici Group

When it comes to identifying, understanding, and using new technology, there can be a lot of noise. Learn how contractors are bringing process to their innovation efforts to ensure effective implementation and ROI.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Design & Analysis

Rob Otani, Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Bid Management & Prequalification

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

BIM-Enabled Estimating

Chad Holbrook, VDC Manager, W.E. O’Neil

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

BIM in Scheduling & Planning

Clive Jordan, Co-Founder, Plannerly

How can companies utilize BIM for better scheduling, sequencing, and planning? VDC teams and BIM management platform providers are helping contractors easily plan and visualize their projects during preconstruction. Learn what digital tools they are using to catch problems early and get all stakeholders on the same page.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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