Key Quotes from 2023 Construction Tech Conference Pre-Events

BuiltWorlds’ 2023 Construction Tech Conference began with pre-events on Tuesday, July 18, with a Demo Day Competition, Venture Forum Meeting, and E&C Adoption Leaders Forum with a Happy Hour following (both sponsored by ALICE Technologies). This Chicago conference hosts leading tech adopters, mature solution providers, upcoming tech solutions, and more industry players to unpack the current pulse of trends among the built world. This intentionally curated environment takes a holistic look at how construction tech is impacting the way that we build today–from pre-construction to the systematic dismantling of a building. The pre-events occurred at the East Bank Club in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, home of some of the city’s most iconic architecture, such as the Willis Tower, Marina City, and Merchandise Mart.

Demo Day Competition

Demo Day - SkillSignal
Featuring Judges: Mike Mahan, Managing Director, Stanley Ventures; Adam Goodson, Director of Ventures, UFP Industries; Hammad Chaudhry, National Director, EllisDon Corporation; Anuj Vajma, Principal, B Capital Group; and Yuji Doi, Technology Development Manager, Kajima.

Venture Forum Meeting

E&C Forum Discussion
Featuring Speakers: Niko Suvorov, CEO, Imajion; and Dan Laboe, Director of Venture Investments, BuiltWorlds

“There is a one-trillion dollars of construction that will take place in Ukraine when the war is over to address the immediate, mid-term, and long-term needs. The industry in Ukraine will not be able to handle the economic means of this project, therefore they will be looking towards countries such as the United States to support this large scale initiative.”

Niko Suvorov, Imajion

Venture Forum - Danny Laboe

“The biggest drivers in the industry have been shifting in an immense way in the past few years and it is interesting to see the drivers of ease-of-limitation, such as AI-enabling and SaaS, pushing the space forward.”

Dan Laboe, BuiltWorlds

E&C Adoption Leaders Forum

Sponsored by ALICE Technologies

E&C Forum Discussion
Featuring Speakers: Michelle Palys, VP - Performance Excellence & ESG, Graycor; and Tyler Sewall, Sr. Director, BuiltWorlds

“One of the challenges that we have from a change management perspective is that sometimes there are changes of dates for example, or we need to disband a solution and enact a new one. It is important for us to find a way to manage that development and make it as streamlined as possible for all of the stakeholders involved.”

Michelle Palys, Graycor

BuiltWorlds would like to extend our appreciation and deepest gratitude towards the 2023 Construction Tech Conference Sponsors: ALICE TechnologiesAvvirPLOTXpannerCrews by CoreSmartPMDaluxDeWaltEgnyteSiteAware, and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Inc