Projects are the heart of how the built world thinks.
Whether we’re planning a city or neighborhood, developing skyscrapers and buildings, designing an airport, building a bridge, or otherwise, we think about our work in terms of projects.
And it’s no secret that the process of planning and executing our projects has been forever altered by emerging technology (hello drones, IoT, advanced software, A.I./machine learning).
No stakeholder is exempt. No matter if you’re a Developer, Real Estate Executive, Architect or Engineer, Contractor, Built Tech Creator, or Facilities Manager, you’re all equally responsible for making sense of technology infiltrating the market.
At Projects NYC, we’ll offer the playbook you need to deliver faster, better, and more affordable projects in 2018, featuring case studies of technology adoption on major projects from around the world straight from the experts who completed them.
Are you a NYC based startup aimed at addressing challenges facing our cities, buildings, and infrastructure?
Finalists will be invited to the Projects NYC Conference and the winner will receive one free ticket to our Summit in April 2018, the premier C-Suite gathering focused on innovation in the world of cities, buildings, and infrastructure.
8:00 am – 8:50 am
Breakfast and Networking
8:50 am – 9:10 am
9:10 am – 9:15 am
Walker Thisted, Producer, BuiltWorlds
9:15 am – 9:20 am
Introduction to Urban Tech Hub
Robinson Hernandez, Executive Director of the Urban Tech Hub, Grand Central Tech
9:20 am – 9:50 am
Pioneering New Real Estate Developments: Waterline Square
During this talk, Andrea will discuss Waterline Square with the project’s developer. They will explore how her firm designed one of the three towers on the Hudson River and how the project is grounded within a new park while representing an unprecedented approach to urban living. Residents benefit from the rare construct of a waterfront masterplan consisting of thoughtful residences with sky-high views, a robust amenity offering, retail, and a dynamic new park setting, creating a truly special place to live.
9:50 am – 10:20 am
Implementing Lean Construction Processes
Historic preservation of building poses unique challenges ranging from adapting historic floorplates to new uses to developing accurate as built plans and matching historic details. The process of retrofitting building also presents unique opportunities to implement lean construction processes in order to ensure that construction is executed as effectively as possible. During this conversation, we will explore the ways in which tools such as Fieldwire are helping contractors build more efficiently.
9:50 am – 10:20 am
The Design and Construction Management Approach of ODA Architecture
ODA is a boutique architectural firm based in NYC. Chen is known for creating buildings that are radically innovative as well as fiscally and ecologically responsible. Since its inception in 2007, ODA has quickly become one of the most prolific and influential firms of its kind. He received a B.Arch Diploma with Honors from the Bezalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem, where he serves on the board and as guest lecturer. He is a registered architect in the State of New York and a member of The American Institute of Architects. Prior to founding ODA, Chen served as a principal at Perkins Eastman NYC.
10:20 am – 10:55 am
New Software, Hardware, and Services for Construction
During this panel we will explore how SiteAware is using drones to capture information about sites and building, how UnearthLabs is making reality digital by creating as-built maps of your projects and plans with the input of drone data, and how Intelliwave is tracking materials, workforce, and equipment. In doing so, we will discuss the many options that contractors face and how different softwares and services are working together to make jobsites more efficient.
10:55 am – 11:10 am
Break and Networking
11:10 am – 12:00 pm
Finalists: To be announced.
Damon Hemmerdinger, Co-President, ATCO
Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director, MetaProp
Adam Stanley, Global CIO and Chief Digital Officer, C&W
Tom Scarangello, Chairman and CEO, Thornton Tomasetti
Chris Johnson, President, Hollister Construction
Bob LiMandri, Senior Principal, Vidaris (former NYC DOB Commissioner)
Dave Bowcott, Global Director of Growth, Innovation & Insight, Global Construction, Aon
Stacy Scopano, VP of Innovation, Skanska
Kate Wittels, Principal, HR&A Advisors
Michelle Council, VP Strategic and Commercial Development, APTIM
David Malott, Chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and CEO of SpaceFactory
Gregory Sauter, Founder, Smart City Works
Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, President, Fund for Public Housing
Hear 2-3 minute presentations from the five finalists followed by Q&A from the judges. In partnership with the Hub at Grand Central Tech, BuiltWorlds is looking for New York’s most exciting startups aimed at addressing challenges facing our cities, buildings, and infrastructure. That includes construction tech, real estate tech, prop tech, and built tech. It’s an opportunity for promising early-stage “built” companies (Series A or earlier) to get in front of 100+ potential customers and investors. Meet the people who can transform while also getting exposure to media and in the BuiltWorlds newsletter.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:00 am – 2:00 pm
Transportation Infrastructure: La Guardia Airport, 2nd Ave Subway, and 7 Extension
Large scale and costly projects pose unique challenges for design and construction. They are particularly challenging when they must be executed on a live construction site or built within narrow urban parameters. Further, the financing of these projects is a unique challenge that can become quite complex in the context of public private partnerships. During this discussion, we will explore the role that Skanska has played in three massive projects, how the teams have been assembled, and the new technologies and general strategies that are being used to design, deliver, and eventually manage these projects.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Retrofitting the TWA Terminal at JFK as a New Hotel
Moderator: Walker Thisted, Producer, BuiltWorlds