AGC’s 2019 BuildCon: Preparing the Industry for Exponential Growth
AGC’s 2019 BuildCon featuring AGC’s owner group, the Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, provides construction professionals the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight from industry leaders, owners, and contractor peers as we prepare for exponential times. C-Suite attendees from companies across the nation will hear models of collaboration, behaviors, work-force skillsets and ideologies that will propel our industry forward.
This year, we partnered again with the Highway and Utility Contractors Conference for joint conference programming we are calling the Joint Contractors Conference. Join your industry colleagues at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona –November 6-8, 2019 to network and hear about the latest industry issues and developments.
|2:00 PM||3:00 PM||Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee Meeting|
|2:00 PM||3:00 PM||Specialty Contractor Council Steering Committee Meeting|
|3:00 PM||5:00 PM||Business Development Forum Steering Committee Meeting|
|3:00 PM||5:00 PM||Project Innovation & Delivery Forum Steering Committee Meeting|
|7:00 AM||9:00 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||11:30 AM||Building Division Leadership Meeting|
|12:30 PM||5:00 PM||Ritchie Brothers Golf Tournament|
|6:00 PM||7:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|7:15 PM||9:15 PM||Building Division Leadership Dinner|
|7:00 AM||8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||9:30 AM||Joint Contractors Conference Session:
Welcome & Washington Legislative & Regulatory Outlook
Stephen Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America
|9:30 AM||10:30 AM||
Keynote: What Does the Future Hold and How Should You and
The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As a futurist he works with organizations to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting, using ethnographic field studies, technology research, cultural history, trend data, global interviews and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic road map of the future. As an applied futurist Johnson has worked with governments, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. Johnson is currently the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of the ASU Threatcasting Lab. He is also a Futurist and Fellow at Frost and Sullivan.
Johnson speaks and writes extensively in ongoing columns for IEEE Computer Magazine and Successful Farming where he is the “Farm Futurist”. He has contributed articles to publications like The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and Wired Magazine. Johnson holds over 40 patents and is the best-selling author of both science fiction and fact books (WaR: Wizards and Robots, 21st Century Robot and Science Fiction Prototyping). He was appointed first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009 where he worked for over a decade helping to design over 2 billion microprocessors. Johnson appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science. He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter. In 2016 Samuel Goldwyn released “Vintage Tomorrows” a documentary based upon Johnson’s book of the same name.
|10:30 AM||11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Joint Contractors Conference Session:
Workforce Roundtable: What are Chapters, Contractors and
States Doing to Address Worker Recruitment, Training and Retention
Moderator: Art Daniel, President and COO of AR Daniel Construction Services, Inc.
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Joint Contractors Conference Lunch|
|1:00 PM||2:15 PM||BuildCon Breakout Session:
Panel Discussion: Integrating the Industry in Exponential Times
Panel discussion showcasing projects, ideas and stories that highlight models of collaboration/behaviors/ and skillsets that enhanced performance on a project and how this can impact the future of the industry.
Panelists: Ryan Abbott, Senior Vice President, SUNDT Construction, Inc,
Building Division Chair, Carole Wedge, FAIA LEED AP, CEO, Shepley Bulfinch & Kenneth Wiseman, MRAIC, AIA, Design Principal, Cannon Design
|2:15 PM||2:45 PM||BREAK|
|2:45 PM||5:00 PM||BuildCon/PIAC Breakout|
|5:30 PM||6:30 PM||Joint Conference Networking Event|
|7:00 AM||8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||10:15 AM||BuildCon/PIAC Breakout|
|10:15 AM||10:45 AM||Break|
|10:45 AM||12:00 PM||BuildCon/PIAC Breakout|
- Tucson International Airport (TUS)
- Uber and Lyft services are available in Arizona.
- To reach the cab stand, exit Baggage Claim on the lower level and cross the first roadway. Taxis should be to your left at the second roadway.
- Yellow Cab at (520) 300-0000
- Complimentary valet and self-parking
HOTEL & TRAVEL
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone: (520) 299-2020
Website: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
To make your reservations, call the reservations department at 1 (800) 228-9290 and please mention the “AGC Joint Contractors Conference” to receive your discounted rate.
Relax and recharge at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a top choice among Arizona luxury resorts. Stay in a luxury Tucson hotel room that’s spacious and comfortable. Start your day off with a game of at the Ventana Golf & Racquet Club, located just steps from the front lobby. Courses are designed to blend into the Santa Catalina Mountains’ natural features. Scenic canyons as well as a unique variety of desert fauna. Savor delicious cuisine at Flying V Bar & Grill. Unique Southwestern flair, steaks, fresh fish and scallops and regional favorites like grouper tacos, buffalo sliders, and ceviche. Explore the best of Tucson and enjoy the stunning Catalina Mountain range. During your stay, enjoy the sunshine, the miles of hiking trails, the 80-foot waterfall, and all of our other relaxing, indulgent offerings. Loews Ventana Canyon offers close proximity to the University of Arizona and to many other activities, making it ideal for convenient Tucson travel.
Group Rate: $189 + tax Cut Off Date: Monday, October 14, 2019
Check In: 4:00pm Check Out: 12:00pm
Cancellation: Guestroom cancellation must occur 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid additional charges.
Complimentary wireless internet access will be available in guest rooms.
Adjacent to the Flying V; 5 AM–8 PM
Wear layers meeting room temperatures can run hot and cold.
November 6-8, 2019: Business casual for all events.
The average weather in Arizona in October is a low of 56 degrees and a high of 85 degrees.
Emergency Information and Security Offices
In the case of an emergency contact the front desk at (520) 299-2020480) 293-5000 or dial 911, immediately.
Lost and Found
Contact front desk at (520) 299-2020 to be transferred to hotel security in the case of lost and/or stolen items.
The following information must be included on all packages to ensure proper delivery:
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
2019 Highway & Transportation, Utility Infrastructure & Building Contractors Conference
Package Recipient Name:
7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
To receive packages out of the hotel:
Guests are informed during check in if they have a package. The package can be delivered to the meeting space, guest room or picked up at the front desk. Call (520) 299-2020 to be connected to the shipping department for additional information.
To mail packages out of the hotel:
Attendees can use UPS or FedEx. If attendees do not have preprinted labels, visit the concierge for assistance. Additional charges can be applied to the room or individual.
UPS: Call l 1-800-742-5277 or 1-800-PICK-UPS for any questions.
FED EX: Call 1-800-463-3339 for more information.