Sunday, September 22
|4:00 - 5:30p.m.||
Opening Plenary Session & Keynote
For 20 years, Christine Cashen has shared her expertise on conflict resolution, stress management, and cultivating a happier more productive workplace. She is the author of the award-winning books, THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work, and Happiness, and It’s YOUR Business: Good Stuff for Your Personal, Professional, and Funny Business. Audiences have related so much to her experiences, struggles, and lessons that listeners have wanted to take her back with them to the office.
Monday, September 23
|7:00 - 9:00a.m.||
Breakfast Plenary Session & Keynote
Before establishing the Rosado Shaw Group, LLC. in 2004, Deborah Shaw started, grew, and sold a multimillion-dollar international merchandising company with customers, including Costco, Federated, Publix, Walmart, and The Walt Disney Company. Most recently, she was PepsiCo’s SVP, Chief Global Diversity & Engagement, serving 260,000 associates in 200 countries and territories.
|9:30 - 10:30a.m.||
Multi-Firm Review: An Innovative Approach to Large Project Construction Manageme
Through relationships of two southern California CMAA chapters, a strategy of securing multi-firm reviews during design developed as the Inland Empire Utilities Agency embarked on its largest capital improvement project to date. This deployment entailed general contractor pre-qualification, participant constructability reviews, full proposals, and selection. This presentation will provide insight into the thought processes leading to the evolution of a two-phase procurement for full construction management services and efforts to produce constructible and biddable documents through four highly qualified and experienced construction management firms. Attendees will see the benefits of collaborating during the constructability review process, see the pathway to biddable and constructable documents that will reduce change orders, and be able to demonstrate the benefits of key stakeholder engagement and relationship building.
Edward Durazo, Senior Project Manager, TRC
Scott Lopian, CCM, Sr. Construction Administrator, Eastern Municipal Water District
John Scherck, CCM, Senior Project Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Managing Capital Programs and Project Schedules from iPhones
The Massachusetts Port Authority?s five-year capital plan is composed of over 340 individual projects of varying types, durations, and stages, with a budget of over $3 billion. Before 2017, Massport did not have an efficient, centralized means of managing individual project schedules, budgets, cash flow, and personnel. Massport has developed a method to centralize the cost and schedule management of the capital plan, create a means of roll-up reporting, and integrate project forecasting with input from designers, contractors, engineers, and construction and project managers. The key factor to the success of implementation is the simplicity by which managers can make or receive updates on project activities, all using an app on their iPhones. Through this simple collaboration, Massport increased the accuracy of month-over-month financial projections by 35-40%.
John Audi, Assistant Director, Capital Programs Project Controls, Massachusetts Port Authority
Jonathan Galuska, Associate, PMA Consultants, LLC
Robert Hoeg, Senior Consultant, PMA Consultants, LLC
|1:30 - 2:30p.m.||
Using Augmented Reality to Manage the As-Built BIM Turnover Quality
Do you understand the differences between Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Extended Reality (XR)? The value of an accurate and timely as-built Building Information Model (BIM) turnover data set is substantial to owners in that it allows them to accurately inventory and locate facility assets throughout a portfolio of buildings. AR technology allows overlay of a full-scale hologram of an as-built BIM onto the actual as-built building to directly measure accuracy of the BIM turnover data. A collaborative case study project will be presented, including owner as-built BIM requirements, as-built BIM inspection workflows, and useability and effectiveness of the technology. Attendees will gain an understanding of what AR is as it relates to other technologies and to field-based inspection operations.
Stephen DeVito, Senior Building Technology Consultant, Procon Consulting
Walid Thabet, Ph.D., Professor of Building Construction, Virginia Tech
|3:00 - 4:00p.m.||
What's in it For Us? Exploring Big Data Issues
As the volume of data generated across the project life cycle increases, individuals are shouldered with the responsibility of generating information. Then they must capture that information in ways that provide meaning to others. Project participants may see their role in data collection as a burden, particularly when they perceive the data to have little meaning to them. Rather than asking "What's in it for me?", this session will have participants asking "What's in it for us?" as a means to achieve greater understanding of the purposes and advantages/disadvantages of big data in project delivery. By viewing data through different lenses, professionals will have a greater understanding of the social complexities of big data and will be able to tailor data collection and management to benefit all stakeholders.
Brian McCarthy, PE, CCM, Program Manager, CDM Smith
Better Projects Through Data: The Future of the Construction Industry
New technologies make gathering data easier and new tools help contractors analyze and act strategically on that data. This digital revolution will help contractors address major risks onsite, deal with worker shortages, and distinguish themselves from competition. To better understand this digital revolution, Dodge Data & Analytics has conducted two studies, one on data gathering and analysis, linking the jobsite and office; and the other on managing risk. The findings form the foundation for a moderated, round-table discussion, including real-world experience using technology to improve project performance and manage risk. Attendees will gain an understanding of technology use and data adoption, and how their firms can tackle and benefit from these emerging capabilities, both tactically and strategically with immediate and long-term results.
Kevin Clary , Vice President, Risk Management, Amerisure Insurance
Steve Jones, Senior Director, industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics
Ian Ouellette, Student, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Jennifer Suerth, Vice President, Technical Services, Pepper Construction Company
Andrew Suozzo, Innovation and VDC Manger ? Florida, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Tuesday, September 24
|9:30 - 10:30a.m.||
Wearables in Construction: Friend or Foe?
In the last decade, technological advancements in sensors, electronics, and communications have led to the design and development of smart wearable systems for monitoring of the construction workforce. Despite the promises of easier access to project information, improved worker data collection, and benefits for the health and safety of workers, wearable devices have not yet been widely implemented on jobsites. In this session, the presenter will provide several examples of commercially-available wearable devices, as well as wearables currently under development in research laboratories. Numerous benefits and challenges that currently exist for the implementation of wearable devices in the construction industry will be shared so attendees understand how wearable technologies can help boost productivity, efficiency, and safety on their project teams.
Carlos Zuluaga, Ph.D., CMIT, Ph.D., Harkins Builders
Tips and Tricks: Efficient and Collaborative Scheduling
How do you make scheduling both more efficient and more collaborative? Attend this session for tips on using the latest innovative technologies to solve a variety of challenges in the scheduling environment. Find solutions to a host of frustrations, including inconsistent approaches across projects, absence of data aggregation, lack of continuity, limited scheduling resources and participation, labor intensive reporting, poor as-built documentation, and untimely progress updates. By incorporating best practices, your scheduling team will be tied together more closely, work flow management will improve, and claims processes will be streamlined. Attendees will takeaway tools that will help them improve their personal scheduling skills, as well as knowledge on how to collaborate scheduling as a team. These practices will increase efficiency when it comes to construction management.
Tom Huntington, Principal Partner, Capo Projects Group, LLC
Adam Trimm, Principal, CPMaxis
|11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.||
Tame Complexity and Achieve Success with System Implementation
Strategic planning is essential when replacing out-of-date systems or implementing a system where none exists. Conducting a planning assessment is key to determine the business process and define the objective, scope, and requirements of a system in order to build an optimal implementation strategy. Developing a change management plan, along with a strategy focusing on the core priorities to drive acceptance and positioning of the system for future updates are necessary for success. Case studies from various system implementations, including scheduling, project management, estimating systems, and business intelligence solutions will be discussed. Attendees will leave able to develop a change implementation plan that maximizes chance of success. They will discover effective ways to address change resistors and identify, develop, and monitor indicators of change to maintain long-term success.
Susan Bomba, PE, Senior Manager, Exponent, Inc.
Lamis El Didi, Manager, Exponent, Inc.
Lamenting Labor Levels? Technology Will Erase Today's Concerns and Create New On
An increasing concern in the construction industry is the shortage of an available, qualified workforce. The good news is, the solution to these challenges can be seen via robotics, AI, big data, and prefabrication. This session will survey the current state of technology and examine how the industry will confront the labor shortage with deployment of new technology. It will also address challenges facing construction managers as their roles evolve and become more crucial in an environment of dynamic change. How will pending changes in the industry affect the overall levels of labor required and improve the project manager's ability to track progress? The implications of this rapidly evolving technology will be discussed, along with BIM, labor tracking metrics, robotic technologies, and big data.
Abhi Basu, PE, President, Basu Technology, Inc.
Christopher Payne, PE, CCM, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, MBP
|12:00 - 1:30p.m.||
Tuesday Lunch & Keynote
Every economy is driven by how groups of people respond to incentives and opportunities. At the same time, the economy in recent years has undergone tremendous changes in how people share and interpret information. Former Wall Street Journal columnist and analyst at The Motley Fool, Morgan Housel, will walk you through where the economy is heading and how industries can stand to thrive.
Please note: schedule is subject to change.