Conference Agenda

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

8:00 am Revealing the Reality on Construction Spending, New Starts, Inflation & Jobs


  • Exploring the multi-year trend in construction spending and new starts through the pandemic and the recovery for key markets such as residential and other buildings
  • Assessing the real inflation number for your job and the implications for volume and productivity across the construction sector
  • Projecting how new starts data can predict spending in the years to come and expectations for the overall health of construction in the near future

9:00 am Technology Presentation



9:30 am
Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Track 1: Managing Supply Chain Uncertainty

Managing Supply Chain Uncertainty

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10.20 Revisioning the Preconstruction Process in an Era of Severe Supply Chain & Cost Uncertainty

Jason Fuhrmann, SVP Estimating, Miron Construction

11.00 Managing Client Expectations & Gaining Their Trust in Your Estimate During a Time of Rapid Inflation

Darrell Torres, Director of Preconstruction, Clark Construction Group

11.40 Keeping Constant Track of Materials & Products to Determine When to Place Orders & Maintain Project Schedules

Chris Jackson, Director of Preconstruction Services, The Austin Company
Andrew Hoffmeyer, Associate Preconstruction Manager, The Austin Company

12.20 Networking Lunch

1.20 Technology Presentation

1.50 Organizing Buyout & Working with Architects to Enable Early Procurement & Mitigate Supply Chain Disruption

Anthony Stonehocker, Director of Preconstruction, DesCor Builders

2.30 Case Study: How a Steel Early Procurement Plan Helped Accelerate the Delivery of a Critical Project

Justin Aubuchon, Chief Estimator, BOND Construction

3.10 Audience Discussion: Managing Supply Chain Uncertainty

Anthony Stonehocker, Director of Preconstruction, DesCor Builders

3.50 Afternoon Refreshments

Track 2: Estimating
Track 3: Design Coordination
Track 4: Specialty Trades
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 Technology Sessions




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