Casey Martin
Program Manager, Jacobs
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

The rapid expansion of available building data and has created a “data pool” of available building information. LEAN methodologies allow building operators and owners to optimizing building data quality and life-cycle value through a structured approach which defines the business value for each available data element, improving the resiliency of the facility while reducing Total Cost of Ownership.

Dr. Perry Daneshgari
President and CEO, MCA, Inc.
Dr. Heather Moore
VP of Operations, MCA, Inc.
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

The construction industry relies on skilled trade craftsmen to transfer a concept from design to a physical built entity. In addition, construction jobsites are temporary workspaces. These two characteristics classify construction as complex production, where knowledge and experience are gained locally by individuals in the work environment.

Alan Kerschen
Director, Human Resources, Kimmel & Associates
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Attracting and retaining top talent is challenging in any sector. In an industry as competitive as construction, over 70% of construction companies are having trouble finding skilled workers to fill job openings. Despite almost a decade of booming growth, the construction industry still faces a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage.

Keith Hanigan
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of State
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

Facility performance, resiliency and risk mitigation are essential to the Department of State's ability to effectively serve the nation at home and abroad in more than 350 locations, with a broad range of environmental, geopolitical and portfolio challenges. 

Ryan Colker
VP, Innovation, ICC & Alysson Blackwelder, Project Manage, Advocacy & Policy, USGBC
Laurie Schoeman
Senior National Program Director, Resilience and Disaster Recovery, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Access to affordable housing is becoming too difficult for many Americans, and something must be done. The causes are complicated and multifaceted. To effectuate change, solutions must address not only first costs, but also costs associated with operation and maintenance.

Hollice Stone
Stone Security Engineering, PC
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

Incorporating blast resistance into the building envelope design process requires cooperation and coordination between the owner, design team, construction contractor, and subs. 

Lee Dunham
Principal, PE, SE, OAC Services, Inc
Dave Bates
Senior Architect, OAC Services, Inc.
10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

When architects and engineers design a building, they expect the specified systems to perform as intended through their design service life. Unfortunately, when the theory of design meets the reality of construction, compromises often are made. In the worst-case scenario, systems fail prematurely. 

Vicki Worden
President & CEO, GBI
Dr. Mark Russell
Partner in Wise Built, LLC
Micah Thomas
Senior Director of Program Development & Compliance, GBI
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

As we adapt to increased volatile climatic conditions, we must consider the resilience of the built environment. Performing a life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) provides project teams and building owners with a comprehensive cost of acquiring, operating, and disassembling a building. 

Diana Hun
Building Envelopes Subprogram Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mo Wright
Marketing Director, Gate Precast Company
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is an innovative solution for many construction projects. Its use on actual projects especially is noteworthy, mostly because the construction industry can be hesitant to embrace new technology. 

Alyssa Lapan
Architect & BIM Initiative Lead, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Kimon Onuma
Founder, Onuma, Inc.
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

BIM was a major leap forward from CAD, which was a major leap forward from T-squares and triangles. Within the last few decades, the process of planning and designing buildings greatly has evolved. However, while use of BIM has been optimized for designers and constructors, owners have not comparably benefited from use of BIM and remain stuck in 1990s-era practices. The next generation of use cases capitalizes on the data aspects of BIM and open standard interoperability.

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