Among the sessions for the first day of the BuildTech Conference & Expo is “A 360 Degree Look at BIM.”

It’s important to take the time to plan the right BIM workflow for your business, according to Josh Bone, Construction Technologist, Dewalt.  In this session, Bone discusses the fundamental steps from estimating, pre-construction, detailing, all the way through the fab shop to ensure a successful implementation of BIM.  He will review different BIM workflows and output exports, and discuss when to use each type to accurately communicate with all project stakeholders.

Day two brings “LiDAR & MegaProjects,” a presentation on laser scanning and the value it brings to the construction projects.  Shobhit Baadkar, Principal, TITAN AEC, will cover the value that LiDAR data will bring to project stakeholders.  He includes identifying and recognizing when LiDAR data can be used as well as specifying the correct level of accuracy with LiDAR projects.

The third day of the conference features “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Explore Better Ways to Build.”  The way we build things is changing, says Rene Morkos, CEO, ALICE Technologies.  Since it's introduction into construction, technology has been used to collect project information and help with project administration in the office.  With the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into construction, project teams are now leveraging technology to help them build smarter and more efficiently. Morkos will share stories about how real superintendents, project managers, estimators, and schedulers have leveraged AI to explore different construction scenarios to realize significant time and money savings on their projects.

Throughout the three-day event, the BuildTech Expo will offer opportunities for attendees to explore the range of tools and technologies and meet with suppliers to discuss their needs and the capabilities of the tools on display.

For information and to register, visit https://www.aecbuildtech.com.