6 Track Themes

Vast amounts of phone-based research and an understanding of the interdependencies involved in the
preconstruction process has influenced the structure of this year’s agenda. You’re sure to find at least one track
which services your custom learning needs and you’ll have the opportunity to move between tracks at any time,
embarking upon your own personalized learning journey through the conference. Tracks for 2020 consist of:

Design Management 

Featuring a plethora of issues including value engineering, constructability, VDC through to managing design changes. This year you can attend sessions which will deal with VR and generative processes on design workflow and receive tips on how to reduce lifecycle maintenance & energy costs in the design phase.

Estimating

Responding to feedback from last year, we’ve compartmentalized our estimating sessions into project sizes. For the first time, you can attend sessions on conceptual estimating that align with your typical project size. Additional sessions will explore the latest in model-based takeoff and innovations that can be applied to all project sizes

Forecasting & Bidding

With construction booming, cost escalation and prioritizing bidding is critical to the success of your firm. Hear from leading economists and forecasting experts on the latest trends in labor and material costs and discover how contractors are adapting to reduce risk

Data & Technology

Responding to feedback from last year, we’ve compartmentalized our estimating sessions into project sizes. For the first time, you can attend sessions on conceptual estimating that align with your typical project size. Additional sessions will explore the latest in model-based takeoff and innovations that can be applied to all project sizes

Subcontractors

This track has been designed specifically around the learning needs of specialist contractors. Whatever your trade, you’ll hear how your peers are leveraging historical data, model-based takeoff and conceptual estimating. You’ll discuss the industry’s labor and the transformative effect prefabrication is having on construction

Feasibility & Setup

Led by clients, this track will review the early stages of team procurement and determining the scope and budget for the project. You’ll also benchmark alternative project delivery methods including design-build and integrated project delivery