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2018 BIMForum Conference Agenda

This is a tentative schedule of events. Please be aware that the start and end times for some events overlap. Please click on the session titles below for more information for each specific session. *Session titles & speakers are subject to change.

Monday, September 24, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sponsored Technology Sessions

Today’s fast-paced world demands that the traditionally slow-moving construction industry adapt and change to one that builds taller, smarter, and more sustainably. These afternoon sessions kick off the conference with a deep-dive look into how technology plays a critical role in that industry transformation. You will hear from the companies themselves on solutions they have created to combat common challenges, such as how to improve people management and communication, how to evaluate risk vs. costs, and how to use data and analytics to make more informed decisions in the field.

  • Dave McCool | Senior Product Manager at Procore | How to Maximize the Benefits of BIM: Increase Your Team’s Productivity, Quality, and Safety
  • Ben Schultz & Bill Warrick | LaborChart & McCarthy | Manpower Planning and Scheduling
  • Laurie Spitler | Autodesk | Knocking Down the Barriers to Project Delivery
  • Dustin DeVan | CEO and Co-Founder at BuildingConnected | Evaluating Risk vs Costs on a Project by Project Basis
  • Chris Fischer | Product Owner at InEight | When Your Data Works for You – Transform Your Productivity

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Forum Introduction by James Vandezande (HOK)

8:10 AM – 8:20 AM

AGC President Address by Eddie Stewart (Caddell Construction Co.)

8:25 AM – 8:35 AM

Conference Introduction by Greg Gidez (Hensel Phelps) and Will Ikerd (IKERD Consulting)

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM

Delivering the Future by Barbara Jackson (University of Denver)

Everyone is vaguely aware of the disruptions heading in our direction as an industry.  Although some of these disruptions are subtle and easier to embrace, there are some that will hit us like a speeding train.  The fact is, these significant disruptive forces are not coming from within the construction industry, but rather from outside the industry—from those that see a tremendous opportunity to transform what they see as an archaic, out-of-date industry, slow to respond to the many technological advances made by so many other industries.  They see a multi-billion-dollar industry that can’t get out of its own way, and doesn’t seem interested in doing anything that would disturb the status quo.  This presentation will stress the necessity for the industry itself to take charge and lead the needed transformation from within, instead of being at the mercy of others who are planning to transform it for us.

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM

Conclusion

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Networking Break – Conference resumes at 10:00 AM and breakout tracks begin.

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM

10:40 AM – 11:20 AM

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Q&A, Close

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

2:50 PM – 3:20 PM

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

Break

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

3:40 PM – 4:20 PM

3:40 PM – 5:00 PM

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Q&A, Close

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Breakfast

7:45 AM – 8:05 AM

7:45 AM – 8:20 AM

8:05 AM – 8:25 AM

8:05 AM – 8:30 AM

8:20 AM – 8:40 AM

8:25 AM – 8:45 AM

8:25 AM – 9:05 AM

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM

8:45 AM – 9:25 AM

8:55 AM – 9:15 AM

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM

9:15 AM – 9:40 AM

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

9:40 AM – 10:05 AM

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM

10:05 AM – 10:20 AM

Q&A

10:20 AM – 10:30 PM

Break

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Closing Plenary Session

Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following BIMForum Conference. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit, and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

See Class Schedule