Game changing themes
November 3rd, 2017
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
7:30 am - 8:15 am - Continental Breakfast
John Bockstael, CCI Board Chair
President and CEO, Bockstael Construction Limited
John Bockstael joined Bockstael Construction Ltd. in 1985 and has worked in all areas of the family-owned company that was started by his grandfather in 1912.
John has served on many organizations including: the Manitoba Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, Winnipeg Construction Association, the Canadian Construction Association (now serving as 2nd National Vice-Chair and chair of the Standard Practices Committee) and the Friends of Engineering of the University of Manitoba.
8:30 am - 11:00 am - Panel Discussion:
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION: A BREAKTHROUGH IN MINDSET AND TECHNOLOGY
Sponsored by Aecon
As the 5th largest construction sector in the world, Canada has a unique opportunity to be a major global leader in modern construction practices and exporter of construction services to rapidly developing nations around the world. To achieve this, we must work together and address the nine key success factors for innovation in the construction ecosystem cited in the World Economic Forum’s March 2017 report, entitled “Shaping the Future of Construction: Inspiring innovators redefine the industry.
A panel comprised of distinguished members has been assembled to discuss three topics that serve to address: the identification of new innovative solutions, the challenges and barriers preventing their implementation and the need to leverage the nine key success factors for innovation.
Mathew Kattapuram - Moderator
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Aecon
Mathew is responsible for the oversight of the strategic business development, corporate affairs and marketing groups at Aecon.
Prior to joining Aecon, Mathew was with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) as senior vice president, civil infrastructure. With nearly 35 years of construction and management experience, Mathew has worked for leading construction firms across Canada including Carillion.
Prof. Mani Golparvar Fard
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois
CEO and co-founder, Reconstruct Inc.
To Be Announced
1. Identification of New Innovative Solutions
Identify new innovations and technologies that have not yet come to play in the construction industry - what is next, what is the possibility of these being implemented and what will be the additive affect.
2. Challenges & Barriers
Identify the challenges and barriers preventing new innovations and technologies that have already been implemented internationally, from breaking through into the North American\Canadian construction industry.
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Special Presentation:
VISUAL DATA ANALYTICS FOR PROACTIVE PROJECT CONTROLS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES
This talk introduces an integrated visual environment for progress monitoring and proactive project controls on construction sites. Using 2D and 360 images and videos captured with drones, consumer-grade cameras, and smartphones, a new platform is introduced which creates and visualizes 3D Reality models over project timeline, integrates them directly within 4D Building Information Models (BIM), measures progress and productivity, and analyzes risk for potential delay. By putting project data in a visual context for the entire team, it is shown this platform can provide transparency in project execution and help project teams better plan, coordinate, and communicate. Using real-world case studies, it is also shown how insight on potential delays helps project teams prevent potential delays from surfacing on their jobsites, and empowers them to keep their projects on schedule and within budget.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch Service
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM - Keynote Address:
IT IS TIME FOR SMART CITIES
Sponsored By PCL Construction
The Built Environment is the Platform for our Modern Existence. How We Live, Work and Play is rapidly changing as we enter an era of increasing urbanization. Innovation through Smarter Cities will be the key to maintaining and improving our quality of life. As an industry we will need to change how we Design, Build, Operate and Improve our Built Environment to realize the promise of Smarter Cities at Scale.
Introduction to Keynote Address
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - special panel presentation:
HOW WILL COMPANIES MEET THE CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THRIVE?
The effects of climate change are real and growing, and some leaders are actively embracing the challenges that they present. Canada and Ontario are taking positions as world leaders in efforts to fight the magnitude and rate of climate change. Current and future policy will affect businesses and clients in many ways. This panel session will bring together experienced thought-leaders who are embracing these changes. They will share lessons-learned and provide insights on what it will take to thrive in the new low-carbon economy.
By the end of the session attendees will understand:
- Climate change-related regulations, trends and impacts
- Obstacles and opportunities associated with climate change and developing high-performance buildings
- Different approaches to developing the best path forward
- The need for transformational business strategy and new business models and what they might look like
Mark Wilhelm - Moderator
Mark serves as a Sustainability and Climate Change Consultant for Ameresco. He has led Ameresco’s Climate Neutrality Alliance with Arizona State University (ASU) which will drive ASU to climate neutrality by 2035 with a positive NPV.
Mark has over thirty years of experience in the energy industry, including twenty years in sustainable building design and operations. He has provided sustainability consulting to many Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and education clients.
To be announced
Brand New Innovative solutions ready for the marketplace
3:15 pm to 5:00 pm - LIVE PRESENTATIONS
SEE TOP INNOVATORS FEATURING THEIR LATEST OFFERINGS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING EFFICIENCIES IN THE INDUSTRY
SPONSORED BY THE GRAND VALLEY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
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Hotel information: CCI reserved a block of room at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown, 92 Peter St., Please note that hotel registration cutoff is October 6th, 2017 (AT MIDNIGHT). Please be sure to finalize your hotel reservations before that date. Click this link to book your room. All unclaimed guestrooms will automatically be released back to general availability and the preferred group rate will no longer be available.
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