|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
||General Session: Blurred Lines: Balancing Workforce Efficiency, Jobsite Safety, and IT Security to Advance Operational Excellence in the Age of COVID-19
Nathan C Wood, Matthew Lamb, Alison Hart
During these uncertain times, it is natural for contractors to become more risk averse. However, data evidence proves that times of uncertainty and risk are when the greatest innovations are born. The need to improve workforce productivity through data transparency has not gone away in light of social distancing, it has shined a light on it. How have remote working policies impacted IT infrastructure? What technology has been developed or deployed to support job site social distancing requirements? Hear industry thought leaders discuss how they are navigating IT and Operations decisions as they adapt to rapid changes in project requirement and public policy. Organizations large and small are having to make quick decisions with limited information. Share how your enterprise technology stack has evolved in response to this ‘new normal’, and learn from your peers about any setbacks or silver linings that have resulted.
|12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
||Tech Demo: HCSS
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
||General Session: Business Process Improvement
For most construction firms, business processes have been in place for a long time and normally take Herculean efforts to change them. The resent disruption in everyone’s routine required a quick shuffle to change workflows and processes, particularly those that depended on physical presence for things like invoice processing and check signing. We are awash in technology but still have legacy procedures in place which don’t leverage the solutions available. Sometimes we have more than one solution available to perform a given function. So how does an organization develop contemporary business processes that are more efficient, less risky, and take into account the potential movement of workers? What role should IT play in that transformation. This session will provide a framework for thinking about business processes and identifying those which are associated with high risk, high inefficiency, or are likely to need WFH flexibility. We will also look at the technology requirements for making the requisite change. We will also look at enabling technologies which IT can use to help teams improve processes (e.g. middleware, Low-code solutions).
|1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
||Tech Demo: CMiC
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
||General Session: The power of the platform: Adapting to change using open and integrated technology
Kris Lengieza – Procore
Owners, General Contractors, Specialty contractors, and Architects agree that greater transparency into project data, streamlined workflows, and better connection across all the pieces and parts of a project is an effort worth pursuing. Technology can be a key driver and enabler of that effort – truly moving the industry forward – but not all technology solutions are created equal or might be the right solutions for your business. Hear from leaders and peers in the industry as they discuss the benefits of platform investment, tech evaluation and selection, and how to build a strategy for your company now and into the future.
|2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
||General Session: Constructing an Intelligent Jobsite with The Right Data and Technology
Jon Fingland – TrimbleEstablished technology solutions for construction are suddenly looking more interesting to a wide range of contractors. In the context of an industry marked by unexpected disruptions, continued challenges finding and retaining skilled workers, as well as an enhanced urgency for daily progress, new eyes are opening to the potential for ConTech to smooth out the rough edges of project delivery.
The construction industry has begun to make strides, not just in adopting new technologies, but redefining their approach to projects and workflows. Innovations in project management, collaboration, access control, BIM to Field and site monitoring are the result of established and proven integrations of construction data for enhanced confidence and better team performance.
Companies that are able to act quickly in transforming their workflows will be best poised for success. This presentation will include use cases of general contractors that have successfully implemented these technology innovations into their workflows.
|3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
||General Session: Building an Information Bridge from the Office to the Field
Craig Olsen, Jeffrey Nesbitt, Corey Drivas
Covid-19 will have an impact in construction far past 2020. Now more than ever contractors are seeing the impact of not having an information bridge to connect field and office. Accurate, real-time project information is essential to identifying jobs that are at risk for profit fade and to remain competitive in these current conditions. Despite advancements and its investment in technology, your organization may continue to struggle with the inefficiencies and information gaps resulting from tolerance for multiple tools and individuals’ manual processes. Join us to learn how you can bridge the gap and effectively integrate field data collection processes into a back office single source of truth for project status information.