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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

Andy Gajbhiye

Director of Construction Technologies, Joeris

Robert Otani

Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti

Michael Bauer

Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Rawle Sawh

Director of Operations Technology, Gilbane Building Company

Chad Knutson

Sr. VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company

Chad Holbrook

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

Charlie Dunn

Project Storyteller, DPR Construction

Clive Jordan

Co-Founder, Plannerly

Darren Roos

BIM/VDC Director, Bernards

Today's Sessions

All times are Central Time Zone.

Day 1 Schedule

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Analyst Briefing

Hear from the BuiltWorlds Analyst Team as they present survey results on the industry’s most pressing tech trends and widely adopted solutions, collected via the BuiltWorlds Benchmarking Surveys.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Constructing an End-to-End Technology Roadmap

Rawle Sawh, VDC Director, Gilbane Building Company | 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 | Andy Gajbhiye, Director of Construction Technologies, Joeris General Contractors | Chad Holbrook, Director of VDC, W.E. O’Neil

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

Automating Design & Digital Twins

Rob Otani, Chief Technology Officer, Thornton Tomasetti | Michael Bauer, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti’s Mike Bauer and Rob Otani will present past, present and future digital workflows for Konstru. Konstru is a cloud-based data visualization and a common data environment that facilitates automated design and enables scalable and perpetual Digital Twins. The presentation will include use cases from a number of built projects to highlight Konstru's impact on project delivery.

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Digital Twin Visualization is our Superpower: Planning with a Time Machine

Charlie Dunn, Project Storyteller, DPR Construction

The benefits of utilizing digital twin and visualization technology in preconstruction have been well-documented. Namely, enhanced collaboration opportunities between project stakeholders are helping built industry professionals stay away from rework, keep budgets and schedules on track, and the delivery of high quality projects. And, when coupled with other innovative strategies, digital twin technology is driving efficiency throughout the planning process. In this session, we’ll hear from Charlie Dunn (DPR Construction) about how his team is leveraging digital twin technology during preconstruction.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

BIM in Scheduling & Planning

Clive Jordan, Co-Founder, Plannerly | Darren Roos, BIM/VDC Director, Bernards Construction

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

BW Member Mixer

Join the BW Member Network for an hour of facilitated, quick, small-group networking sessions to learn, share, and connect with other built industry professionals. Don't forget to check out the BW Member Directory beforehand!

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