We’re excited to kick off the 2021 IT Conference for Construction Professionals next Tuesday, and want to ensure you don’t miss out on important event updates throughout the week.

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There will be several support staff onsite at the registration desk to assist you with any questions that might come up as you interact with our app and access key information regarding this week’s events.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

All Times CST
12:00 PM Registration Opens
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM BootCamp: BIM Me Up!
(Offers CM-BIM CE Credits)
Join Benjamin Crosby from Yates Construction, a leading expert in BIM on a four-hour bootcamp that will give you executive level tips to advance your BIM program.

  • Illegal BIM – Why models usually are not contract documents and how to make them contractual.
  • Model Origin – Once upon a time our models aligned, ways to make the fairy tale come true.
  • COBie/6D – Gettin’ Models for Nothing and 6D for free
  • Barriers to BIM – how to get past the people, processes, and perceptions that are holding BIM back.
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM BootCamp: Secrets of Software Selection – 5 steps to learning the secrets consultants don’t want you to know!

After two decades in technology, Jeff Sample gives away his expertise in this engaging hands-on experience.  You will dive into the 5 step process and collaboratively learn alongside your peers in this 4-hour session. You will leave with a new process and tools to support your organization’s journey into digital transformation. Empower yourself and your company to thrive during the technology evolution ahead and create a sustainable approach for evaluating, selecting, and implementing transformative technology.

3:00 PM to 3:20 PM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Enterprise Fleet Management 
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Autodesk

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

All Times CST
7:15 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool
8:00 – 8:15 AM Conference Kick Off Remarks
Lauren Williams
8:20 – 8:30 AM AGC Senior Vice President Address
Dan Fordice
8:30 – 9:30 AM Sailing the Seven C’s of Success and Leadership
Mitch Holthus
9:30 – 10:15 AM New Trends in Last Mile Jobsite Connectivity
Mike Carr, Clune; Ryan Nikolich, Pepper Construction; Steve Eliopoulos, Rosendin and Brianne Stewart, Milwaukee Tool
The future is the connected jobsite, but who is making sure the jobsite is connected? As technology adoption, the number of connected devices, and the need for real-time updates on construction jobsites rapidly grow, the underlying supporting infrastructure is essential. This session will focus on techniques and best practices contractors can leverage to establish and maintain connectivity as a cornerstone of technology implementation on the jobsite.
10:15 – 10:30 AM Tech Demo #1: One Source of Truth: Autodesk’s Unified Platform – Build
Presented by Autodesk 
10:30 – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Egnyte
11:00-11:50 AM Breakout Sessions

Equipment Management – the Next Frontier for Construction Technology
Russell Young, Tenna; Karen Wuerfl, KLW Information Systems

You’ve heard of BIM and VDC. You’ve heard and invested in technologies that help manage your people and projects. But have you heard from construction companies that are leading the next frontier in construction equipment management technology?

LEANing Into IT
Carrie Struss, Benjamin Crosby, Robert Komisar
(Offers CM-Lean CE Credits)
As the industry becomes more reliant on technology, apps, software, and AI, its critical we don’t ignore its impact on our people and our process. This session will cover how LEAN principles can be applied within IT departments that support construction office & field teams.

The Evolving Landscape of Cybersecurity
Matt Lamb, Rosendin Electric
This session will revolve around the everchanging landscape of cybersecurity, which has been amplified during this pandemic, including remote workforce, migrations and internal/external threats.

Lessons Learned from Integrating Data from Point A to B
Brandon Hanacik, Burger Consulting Group; Tom Zellner, RJ Reliance; David Gilbert, Anning-Johnson; Laura Manaugh, Anning-Johnson;
Laura Watts, Autodesk 

This session will be focused on the real-world lessons learned from managing integration projects between multiple software applications. 

11:50 – 12:50 PM Lunch
Sponsored by CMiC
12:50 – 1:45 PM Rise of the Robots: How software and hardware robots, and the machine learning that powers them, can transform the back office and the field.
James Benham, JBKnowledge, Inc.
From their earliest days of existence, robots have captivated the imagination with the possibility of what they can become in assisting humans. In this talk we will explore how software robots through robotic process automation are alleviating humans of scores of tedious tasks they previously had to engage in.
1:45 – 2:00 PM Tech Demo #2: Operational Efficiency Delivered with HCSS Technology
Presented by: Ryan Mays, Regional Sales Manager, HCSS
HCSS Software Solutions
2:00 – 2:30 PM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by WIPFLI 
2:30 – 3:20 PM Breakout Sessions

Green Screen to Monitor Screen
Mark Berube, Jaynes Corporation
Mark started filming COVID update videos with our onsite Nurse Practitioner in 2020 to document the ever changing work environment. This discussion will show examples of work to slides of the studio, his journey to acquiring the editing and filming skills, and how online video content is going to be relevant in the workplace moving forward.

Leaning on Coordination – Lessons Learned from a 1 Million Square Foot Project
Suman Paneru, Turner Construction Company; Jonathan Evans, Turner Construction Company
(Offers CM-BIM and CM-Lean CE Credits)
This session details a Lean-based VDC workflow implemented on a 1,000,000 sqft data center project in Des Moines, IA. The intent of this class is to provide insight into the benefit of a bringing process, people, and technology together into the coordination meeting.

Data-Driven Decision Making
Jeff Sample
Critical decisions must be made throughout a project lifecycle, but oftentimes they are made with little more than the experience held in the collective memory of project teams. Technology is being deployed in all phases, but how are we connecting the data to decision-making?

Solving the AEC Integration Dilemma: From Shared Pains to Shared Gains
Nathan C Wood, ConstructionProgress; Alison Hart, Mortenson 
The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is uniquely challenged by the pressure for digital transformation. How do IT professionals address the adversarial needs of internal standardization?

3:20 – 3:50 PM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Beloved Robot 
3:50 – 4:35 PM Inexpensive Solutions to Common IT Challenges
AGC IT Steering Committee, guests, and conference attendees
Members of the AGC IT Steering Committee will be interacting with the audience to revisit common IT issues they are facing and how they have solved them in a cost-effective way.
This is an open mic session. The session notes will be compiled and emailed to attendees after the conference has ended.
4:35 – 4:55 PM Daily Conference Summary
5:00 – 6:00 PM Networking Reception
Sponsored by United Rentals
United Rentals

Thursday, August 12, 2021

All Times CST
7:15 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
Sponsored by Hilti 
8:00 – 8:45 AM Main Session: Helpdesk to VP: Scaling from $50M to $750M
Dustin Burns, McCownGordon Construction, LLC
Hear the lessons learned scaling a general contractor from $50m in revenue with 40 people to $750m with 500 people over 15 years. Dustin will share his experiences in growing IT from a one person show to a multifaceted group of a dozen.
8:45 – 9:00 AM Tech Demo #3: Improve Collaboration with Procore BIM and Design Coordination
Presented by: DJ Phipps, Senior Strategic Product Consultant, Procore
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Beloved Robot
9:20 – 10:05 AM Breakout Sessions

Robots are taking over the industry!!! And they’re easing our HSE compliance reporting!
Nichole Carter and Riley Robinson
We will take you on a journey of how we, at Big-D Construction, rapidly deployed an AI based software to help us mitigate our risk and keep our staff and Trade Partners safe at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Tale of Two Dimensions: Using BIM Enabled Workflows for All Trades
Donnie Bogle-Boesiger, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
(Offers CM-BIM CE Credits)
Use BIM for more than visualization and spatial coordination! This session will look at how to take the “flat” information (shop drawings, cut sheets, emails) that come from several different sources on a construction project and incorporate it into an intelligent, working model.

Avoiding Mistakes with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for Defense Contractors
Michael Shapow, RubinBrown; Mike Drevline, RubinBrown
CMMC is a new mandatory regulation affecting all 400,000+ prime and subcontractors providing services to the Department of Defense.  Many believe this standard will expand to other government agencies and to commercial companies.  Failing to comply will prevent contractors from being able to bid on new or renew existing DoD contracts.  Many contractors are unprepared or understaffed to address CMMC. 

Digital Twinning in Facility Management – A GC’s perspective
Suman Paneru, Turner Construction Company; Jonathan Evans, Turner Construction Company
This session details out how Turner is striving towards a digital twin approach using VR/AR/Reality Capture on executing and turning the facility over to the client in order to maintain operational excellence.

10:05 – 10:25 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by WIPFLI
10:25 – 11:00 AM Epic Failures and Raging Successes
AGC IT Steering Committee, guests, and conference attendees
Tell us about projects you rolled out this year; those that went great and those that, well, went not-that-great. This is fun and relaxed session to share experiences about implementing IT for Construction.
11:00 – 11:15 AM Tech Demo #4: One-Key – Digital Platform for Tools & Equipment
Presented by Andy Lambert, Milwaukee Tool 
11:15 – 11:35 AM Refreshment Break 
Sponsored by Egnyte
11:35 – 12:20 PM Breakout Sessions

Hands on Value Stream Map – Creating a Process
Benjamin Crosby, Yates Construction
(Offers CM-Lean CE Credits)
LEAN is easy, once you know what you are doing.  This breakout session will help people start their lean journey by creating a Value Stream Map.

Control, Alt, Delete – Cybersecurity for Construction
Shobhit Baadkar, TITAN AEC
As some of us return to the office, how are companies dealing with the change in their cybersecurity policy?  This session will briefly talk about how companies migrated to WFH.

Reality Capture – The Future is NOW!
Andrew Rider, Woolpert
Documenting the world around us has always been a part of what we do. It is just the way in which we do it that has changed. I think about the phrase “A picture is worth 1000 words.” If that’s true, then the way we capture our reality now speaks volumes.

12:20 – 12:35 PM Conference Summary & Takeaways
AGC IT Steering Committee
AGC of America recognizes ITCON ‘21 as qualifying for Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).  Attendees may earn up to 5.5 hours of CE Credit by attending the entire AGC IT Conference.
AGC of America recognizes ITCON ‘21  as qualifying for Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Attendees may earn up to 2.75 hours of CE Credit by attending the entire AGC IT Conference.