Day One

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:00 am Hearing How a Collaborative Design Approach Overcame Supply Chain & Procurement Challenges on an Office & Research Campus


  • Outlining the specifications, budget and schedule of the job and the intended responsibilities of each project partner
  • Understanding the challenge raised during procurement due to supply chain challenges: what materials and products were a problem?
  • Revealing how collaborative design edits were able to change the procurement needs and keep the project on schedule

9:00 am Technology Presentation



9:30 am
Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Track 1: Estimating


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10.20 Model-Based Quantity Take-Off: Showcasing the Cutting-Edge Technology & Process for Maximum Efficiency

Dave Green, Estimating Manager, Mortenson Construction

11.00 Setting Expectations & Designing Processes to Enable Rapid Estimate Updates for Every Design Iteration

John Reich, Senior Preconstruction Manager, The Beck Group

11.40 Panel: Benchmarking the Tools Available for Model-Based Estimating & Determining the Optimal Stack for the Work You Do

Eric Whobrey, Director of Technology & Managing Partner, Arco Murray
Douglas Heinrich, Estimating Director, Mortenson Construction
Phil Larson, Program Manager, Sound Transit

12.20 Networking Lunch

1.20 How Automation and Reporting Rule

Michael Boren, Chief Technology Officer, Beck Technology
Jake Otten, 
Director of Preconstruction, POINTCORE Construction

1.50 Exploring Best Practices in Bid Levelling to Reduce Risk, Increase Accuracy, and Inspire Client Confidence

Jacob Keith, Director of Preconstruction, Layton Construction

2.30 Cost Forecasting Materials: Gaining Insight & Integrating Contingencies for Material Costs & Potential Material Shortages in Multi-Year Project Budgets

Raylena Browning, Director of Preconstruction, Manhattan Construction Group

3.10 (Remote from Vietnam) Revealing a Unit Costs Database for Conceptual Estimating for Public Projects in Vietnam

Binh Ta, Cost Data Management, Vietnam Ministry of Construction

3.50 Afternoon Refreshments

Track 2: Specialty Trades
Track 3: Managing Supply Chain Uncertainty
Track 4: Design Coordination
Track 5: Collaboration, Contracts & Risk

All-Audience Sessions

4:30 pm How to Leverage Your Own & Competitors’ Historical Data to Create Conceptual Cost Estimates in Minutes

4:40 pm Innovative Ways to Handle Complex Bid Packages and Bid Phases


  • Working with different bid dates and segregating plans or scopes
  • Automating bid forms to save time and reduce input errors
  • Learn how to bid or rebid projects quickly in phases

4:50 pm Unlocking preconstruction value with accessible construction simulations


  • This session will talk about the value of site logistics simulations as part of the construction planning process.
  • We will dive into a few project examples where cmBuilder was used to run rapid scenario analysis of multiple construction sequences, using the 4D simulation to arrive at the best possible solution for the project.

5:00 pm Complimentary Drinks Reception


Unwind at the end of the day with a drink on us, and enjoy the company of preconstruction and estimating professionals across the country. Las Vegas awaits!

6:00 pm End of Day One