Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Monday, August 30, 2021

Workshop with Beck Technology

9:00 am

Synopsis

Co-hosted with Beck Technology, this hands-on workshop will include presentations and curated discussions on the latest trends in preconstruction. Speakers will include leaders among Beck Technology as well as their innovative contractor clients.

Full workshop details to be announced soon

Workshop with Cost OS

9:00 am

Synopsis

Co-hosted with Cost OS, this hands-on workshop will include presentations and curated discussions on the latest trends in preconstruction. Speakers will include leaders among Cost OS as well as their innovative contractor clients.

Full workshop details to be announced soon

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

Workshops 1 & 2: Conceptual Estimating

Each session will outline an approach to conceptually estimating the element of the building with limited design information, keeping within the scope of the relevant CSI Format Division. You’ll hear what tips and tricks can help you speed up the estimating process, identify material requirements not clear from design documents or specifications and learn what mistakes others have made – and which you can avoid!

Workshop 1: Concrete & Steel

1:00 pm Steel

2:00 pm Concrete

  • Bill Kenyon Senior Estimator, Data Centers, Mission Critical Facilities, Black & Veatch

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm Audience Discussion: Conceptual Estimating Concrete & Steel

5:00 pm End of Workshop

Workshop 2: Earthwork & MEP

1:00 pm Earthwork

  • Rose Jesse Cost Estimating Manager, Hazen & Sawyer

2:00 pm Electrical

  • Ty Hagood Operations Manager, TKO Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing
  • Alex Arvanetes Project Manager, , TKO Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm Audience Discussion: Conceptual Estimating Earthwork & MEP

5:00 pm End of Workshop

Workshop 3: Technology & Change Implementation

1:00 pm Outlining the Process to Confidently Shortlist, Conduct Pilots & Select a New Technology: How to Choose the Right One?

Synopsis

  • Developing a clear business case for why technology investment is needed and bringing together internal stakeholders to agree a shared vision on what the outcome should look like
  • Reviewing how to conduct a robust trial of a new tool which gains the feedback of users, managers, and executives and identifies the potential and the risks of movin forward
  • Determining the optimal scoreboard of metrics or considerations that you should review when making your purchasing decision: how much weight to put on cost, functionality, the learning curve and ease of integration?

2:00 pm Revealing Best Practices for the Implementation of New Software Including IT Integration & Staff Training

Synopsis

  • Designing a roadmap and timeline for implementation: what needs to happen when, and who should be involved at each stage?
  • Understanding the most common IT integration challenges and how to minimize disruption during the transition
  • Gaining the engagement of staff at all levels so they understand the benefits of the new tool, embrace the learning and adapt their processes to the investment as soon as possible

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm Leadership in Preconstruction: How to Develop a Positive Culture Around Change & Reduce Disruption of Adopting a New Technology

Synopsis

  • Appreciating the need to innovate for the long term while maintaining efficiency and achieving targets in the short term: how do we balance both?
  • Overcoming the perception that short term disruption of change justifies a return to the old way of doing things: how to overcome the pain and get to the other side
  • Applying lessons learned from technology implementations to minimize disruption and improve staff training through robust preconstruction leadership

5:30 pm End of Workshop

Workshop 4: Getting Started with Lean Preconstruction

1:00 pm Leveraging Last Planner for Design to Improve Efficiency & Client Satisfaction

Synopsis

  •  Outlining the principles and purpose of the Last Planner system including the work that should be done and who is responsible for it
  • Hearing how Last Planner can better sequence work and drive efficiencies through preconstruction and operations: what gains have others found on their project after successful implementation?
  • Gaining the buy-in of staff: how do you train this process internally, and ensure that stakeholders are engaged in the end-to-end process to truly make it work?

2:00 pm Utilizing Target Value Design to Better Control Project Budgets & Reduce Risk of Overspend

Synopsis

  • Understanding on which types of jobs TVD works best and how it can improve control over costs during early design
  • Learning how to split the project into buckets in the most effective way so each element of the building can be designed appropriately with cost in mind
  • Overcoming the barriers to adoption including staff understanding, client participation and ensuring there is a collaborative culture through preconstruction

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm Harnessing a True Integrated Project Delivery with Integrated Form of Agreement to Radically Increase Collaboration

  • Alex Gregory Preconstruction Project Manager, GH Phipps Construction Companies

Synopsis

  •  Differentiating between True IPD (Integrated Form of Agreement), IPD Lite and traditional Design-Build: what are the pros and cons of each?
  • Revealing the experiences firms have on a first IPD project: how do they establish a contract, what mistakes do they make and what’s the end result?
  • Understanding how IPD leads to improved long term relationships with project partners, repeat business with clients and long term efficiency gains as well as more profitable jobs

5:00 pm Audience Discussion

5:30 pm End of Workshop