Maximizing Collaboration & Integration
May 20-22 2019 | Dallas, Texas
Leading and disruptive preconstruction technology is here. Gone are the days waiting on someone else to figure out how new innovations
fit into construction projects – this information is at your fingertips.
With this intention, this workshop will review current trends in the construction industry and discover gaps that may hinder your company
from getting ahead of the competition. Beginning with an overview of the wave of technology advancements that have changed the
construction industry in recent years, you will be able to discuss and explore the tools and syst
Stewart Carroll, President, Beck Technology
Martin Fischer, Professor, Stanford University
BIM technology is now enabling more ultra-performing, next generation tools for BIM takeoff, model correction algorithms and quantification. This workshop will therefore explore how your BIM engine performance effects your productivity and how parametric analysis and data-driven benchmarking can now further optimize rates to outbid your competitors.
Building on examples and case studies of how Skanska and Spawglass are transitioning to new tools and applying web-based data driven benchmarking, you will discuss best practices in selecting new estimating software and explore how you can create a fail-safe implementation for enterprise level organizations.
Tolis Chatzisymeon, President, Nomitech Ltd.
Maciej Kindler, BIM Lead, Skanska Infrastructure
Jon Wells, Director of Training & Implementation, Cost-OS
Carlos Vasquez, Preconstruction Technology Manager, Spawglass
Conceptual estimating is a skill that is perfected with experience. However, there are some key tenets that can be kept in mind to ensure accuracy. Whether a refresher course, or initial training in the skill, this workshop will improve your approach by:
Ellis Landreth, VP Cost Analysis & Forecasting, Wood Partners
Requests for budget estimates come in fast and furious. You would rather not but you HAVE to respond. How can you respond quickly with a credible answer?
Nick Papadopoulos, CEO, Eos Group
Greg Williamson, VP Preconstruction Services, Bond Brothers
This panel will spotlight how different companies structure their preconstruction teams and manage workloads. You will be able to compare and contrast the various approaches, seeing how each:
Jim McCarthy, Director of Preconstruction, VDC & Solutions Engineering, M&W Group
Steve Watkins, Director of Preconstruction, The Walsh Group
Edward Kurowski, VP Preconstruction, The Pike Company
Chris Krueger, VP Preconstruction, Owen Steel Company Inc
The first half of this session will focus on optimizing staff recruitment and integration into existing teams, exploring challenges such as:
Drawing conclusions from initial conversations, the second portion of the workshop will explore more deeply how to effectively train some of the key skills and intuitions of established staff, such as conducting effective design reviews and conceptual estimating.
What are the best approaches to mentoring, improving existing skills and retaining top talent?
Philip Macey, National Director of Collaborative Project Delivery, JE Dunn Construction
Jason Hickam, Design Phase Services Director, JE Dunn Construction
This half an hour will ensure that you, as a manager of teams and departments, can better understand the needs of your staff and effectively motivate everyone to
consistently deliver their best.
How can you identify, manage, and positively direct various personality types within your team?
Bryan Niles, Senior Preconstruction Manager, Warfel Construction
Kyle Caudell, Contract Manager & Assistant PM, D-Mar Construction
Caleigh Raymer, Director of Preconstruction, Lendlease
Alex Gregory, Senior Estimator, GH Phipps Construction Company
Lean, IPD, Collaboration – we hear these terms and strive to continuously improve by applying new approaches and techniques. But what really works?
In this session, we’ll give a practical overview with examples from a unique assembly of over 40 practitioners who provided insights and examples from their experiences to create a guide with principle funding from the Pankow Foundation.
All attendees will have access to the online guide.
Sue Klawans, Principal, SK Lean
Nick Masci, VP Construction Services, Triumph Modular
William Lavoie, Senior Estimator & Project Manager, Triumph Modular
Drawing together the experience of all the speakers from the day, this panel will explore how experience and lessons learned in past projects can really help inform developing new workflows when approaching unchartered territory.
In this workshop, participants will review the principles of Target Value Design and Delivery to ensure you provide maximum value to clients with minimal waste throughout the preconstruction phase. You’ll learn how to:
Sean Williams, Design Phase Manager, GE Johnson
Greg Morgan, Preconstruction Director, GE Johnson
Typically harnessed by operations teams as a production planning tool, the Last Planner® System is beginning to be leveraged earlier in preconstruction to great success. From this session you’ll understand:
Sean Williams, Design Phase Manager, GE Johnson
Katie Page, Integrated Services Manager, GE Johnson
This is an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the day and ensure that actions are executed back in the office