2020 Virtual Content - 2021 Dates Coming Soon

2020 Conference Program

Below please find our originally scheduled Conference Program for 2020.  Due to COVID19, we are unable to have a live event in 2020. We thank all the speakers for their time, commitment, and support of our program.  Please check the website for our upcoming virtual content for 2020 and stay tuned for the announcement of our 2021 live event.

The AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and co-located SPAR 3D Expo & Conference highlights commercial/industrial applications of technologies supporting the architecture, engineering, and construction communities and more. The conference schedule features project-centric, solutions-oriented presentations from industry professionals, which provides conference attendees with an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and how they are being applied to solve critical business challenges.  Many sessions will qualify for AIA credits, please check back for updates!

DAY 1

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM PRODUCT PREVIEWs / Opening kickoff
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Advanced Approaches – Structural Analysis

  • Case Studies in Computer Vision-based Structure Inspection and Monitoring
  • Speakers: Kasra Ghahremani
  • Laser Scanning Applications for the AEC Industry
  • Speakers: John Smits
  • New Sensing-based Structural Health Monitoring Technology
  • Speakers: Farshad Mirshafiei
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Kasra Ghahremani
John Smits
Farshad Mirshafiei

AEC – Innovations – Location Intelligence for Design and Engineering

  • Location Intelligence for Design and Engineering
  • Speakers: Micah Callough
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Micah Callough

SPAR – Indoor Mapping/Portable 3D Capture – Robotics

  • Autonomous Data Capture in Construction
  • Speakers: Michael Perry
Michael Perry

SPAR – High Definition Scanning & Alternatives – Industrial Facilities & Utilities

  • Reality Capture to Modeling: Industrial Facilities
  • Speakers: Faraz Ravi
Faraz Ravi
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  Afternoon Break
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Advanced Approaches – The Human Side of Technology Adoption

  • The Human Side of Technology Adoption
  • Speakers: Marianne Langridge
Andy Verone
Marianne Langridge

AEC – Innovations – Advanced AEC Visualization

  • Augmented Reality Applications in AEC
  • Speakers: Eldon Parry, David Stone, Saeed Eslami
  • Do Judge a Building by Its Models
  • Speakers:
  • Mixed Reality for Design Reviews
  • Speakers:
  • It's Not Just For The Big Firms! Design & Construction Validation & Mock-Ups in VR
  • Speakers:
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
David Stone
Eldon Parry
Flora Liu
Saeed Eslami

SPAR – Fundamentals of 3D Tech: Get Up To Speed – Choosing the Right 3D Capture Tools for Your Project

  • LIDAR for railway high frequency survey in SNCF RESEAU. How and why?
  • Speakers: Franck Richard
  • The 3D Reality of Network Wide Roadway Management
  • Speakers: Timothy Kinder
Franck Richard
Timothy Kinder
Douglas Spotted Eagle

SPAR – High Definition Scanning & Alternatives – Energy & Power Applications

  • Let's look at the big picture! There is a better way, Laser scanning for Asbuilt
  • Speakers: CARLOS CAMINOS
  • 3D Reality capture, Machine Learning and AI: Advancing the Oil and Gas industry by leaps and bounds
  • Speakers: Mark Franklin
CARLOS CAMINOS
Mark Franklin
Matthew Bainbridge
Rob Sinclair
Jokob Toft
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM conference sessions

AEC – Advanced Approaches – AI & ML Approaches

  • Achievable Artificial Intelligence for AECO - A Roadmap to Unlocking the Power of your BIM Data
  • Speakers: Leo Salce
  • Get Rich: The Right Data for a Successful AI Strategy
  • Speakers: Ray Diwaker
  • The Rapidly Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Infrastructure Solutions
  • Speakers: Jeff Siegel
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Jeff Siegel
Leo Salce
Ray Diwaker

AEC – Innovations – 3D Technology in Transportation

  • Innovative Design and Construction Management Solutions for Horizontal Projects
  • Speakers: Prarthana Banerji, Jeremy Peters, Fred Paine
  • Using Gaming Engines for Rapid Visualization on Infrastructure Projects
  • Speakers:
  • How can Civil Engineering Catch Up to Architecture When It Comes to 3D Visualization?,
  • Speakers: Sam Lytle
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Jeremy Peters
Scott Lecher
Fred Paine
Sam Lytle

SPAR – Fundamentals of 3D Tech/”Up To Speed” – 3D Deliverables & Visualization

  • Advancing Traditional Deliverables Using Laser Scanning
  • Speakers: Ben Stocker
Tony Sabat
Ben Stocker

SPAR – Indoor Mapping/Portable 3D Capture – Indoor & Outdoor Mobile Mapping: Challenges & Workarounds

  • An Exploration of SLAM Lidar Accuracy
  • Speakers: Amir Rubin
Amir Rubin
Jon Barad
4:30 – 5:30 PM HAPPY HOUR

DAY 2

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – BIM Topics – Business Considerations for BIM

  • Digital Content as Currency of the 21st Century Built Environment
  • Speakers: Steve Holzer
  • ROI Strategies for BIM for FM: What Gets Measured, Gets Accomplished
  • Speakers:
  • The Lifecycle of a Building: Virtual Models That Add Value
  • Speakers: Mitch Hughes
  • Texas-sized BIM: How the State of Texas utilizes BIM Now and in the Future
  • Speakers: Craig Wingfield,
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Steve Holzer
Leo Salce
Mitch Hughes
Chris Tisdel
Craig Wingfield

AEC – Construction Management – Navigating the Technology Overload while still Delivering to the Owner Team

  • Navigating the Technology Overload while still Delivering to the Owner Team (Panel Discussion)
  • Speakers: Alice Santman
Alice Santman

SPAR – 3D Tech Innovations – Latest Sensors

  • Infrastructure Inspections with No Humans Onsite
  • Speakers: Keith Miao
Keith Miao
Dave Truch

SPAR – Surveying & Mapping – 3D for Infrastructure/Transportation Challenges

  • Caltrans Geotechnical Design Integration of UAS
  • Speakers: kourosh langari
  • The 3D Reality of Network Wide Roadway Management
  • Speakers: Timothy Kinder
kourosh langari
Timothy Kinder
Wajdi Mereb

SPAR – Unique Applications of 3D – Preserving the Past with Latest Tech

  • Exploring the technology behind the National Geographic documentary series Buried Secrets of WWII
  • Speakers: Pete Kelsey
Pete Kelsey
Douglas Pritchard
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – BIM Topics – BIM Project Approaches

  • How a Small General Contractor Utilized BIM Technologies
  • Speakers: Vincent Plourd
  • Digitized Management of Asset Lifecycle by Implementing BIM During the Full Life Cycle Stages
  • Speakers: Wajdi Mereb
  • A BIM Vision to Transform Water Reclamation Facilities Operations at MMSD
  • Speakers: Emily Champagne
  • Leveraging BIM Workflows for Advanced Construction Processes
  • Speakers: Ayse Polat
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Danielle Gran
Vincent Plourd
Wajdi Mereb
Emily Champagne
Ayse Polat

AEC – Construction Management – Construction Management Technologies

  • Managing Construction of New Workspace with Digital Twin Models & AI
  • Speakers: Nic Arnold, Chris Heger,
Nic Arnold
Chris Heger
Mani Golparvar

SPAR – Surveying & Mapping – Subsurface Utility Mapping

  • Lesson learned from 150 years ago in Boston help us to implement cloud-based tec
  • Speakers: Michael A Twohig
Michael A Twohig
Alec Pestov
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Afternoon break
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM woman in design + construction LUNCHEON panel
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – BIM Topics – Advanced BIM

  • Automating Drawing Documentation in Revit using Dynamo, Python and C#
  • Speakers: Benjamin Guler
  • Proactive BIM Management - Dashboards for Days!
  • Speakers: Brian Strydom
  • The Where Factor - BIM-to-GIS and the Informed Environment
  • Speakers: Stan Hennigh
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Benjamin Guler
Brian Strydom
Stan Hennigh

AEC – Construction Management – Construction Topics

  • Using a Constructible Process to Build with Confidence
  • Speakers:
  • Benefits of Hypermodeling in Construction
  • Speakers: Brent Johnson
  • Virtual Design and Construction: Enhanced Project Delivery
  • Speakers: Michael Schroeder
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Jon Fingland
Tim Riefenberg
Brent Johnson
Michael Schroeder

SPAR – 3D Tech Innovations – 3D Printing: Advances & Building/Industrial Applications

  • Monitoring the World's Largest 3D Print
  • Speakers: Sam Billingsley
Sam Billingsley

SPAR – Surveying & Mapping – Advances in Surveying Technologies & Recruiting the New Workforce

  • Reality Capture; Utilizing Technology to increase Revenue with limited Capacity
  • Speakers: Derek Twente
  • Mapping Rural Highway Safety Programs with Small Format Mobile LiDAR - Teledyne
  • Speakers: Ben Shinabery
  • Evolving World of Surveying - WithersRavenel & PrecisionHawk
  • Speakers: Karen Shank
  • Bridging the Gap Between Aerial and Terrestrial Mapping: a Mobile Mapping Case Study
  • Speakers: Kevin Dowling
Derek Twente
Ben Shinabery
Karen Shank
Kevin Dowling
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM keynote SESSION

KEYNOTE

  • Leveraging Technology to Do Less, Have More and Be More
  • Speakers: Randy Deutsch
  • Digital Building Lifecycle - The Digital Frontier of Smart Physical, Digital and
  • Speakers: Salla Palos
Randy Deutsch
Salla Palos

DAY 3

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM keynote SESSION

KEYNOTE

  • Rethinking Collaboration and Communication Using VR
  • Speakers: Amy Peck
Amy Peck
9:00 AM – 9:20 AM YOUNGER GEOSPATIAL PROFESSIONAL AWARD
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Architecture – Architecture Design

  • IPDish and the Big Room That Could
  • Speakers: Federico Del Priore
  • Unlocking the Future of Sustainable Buildings Using Intelligent Manufacturing of Engineered Wood Products
  • Speakers: William Hoiles
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Federico Del Priore
William Hoiles

SPAR – Data Optimization & Work Process – Managing Data to Capitalize on 3D Potential, and Optimize Analytics

  • A VDC Manager's Approach to Outsourcing Reality Capture - The Deliverables You Want and Need
  • Speakers: Dustin Williams
Dustin Williams
Joel Jacobson

SPAR – Digital Twins and Smart Cities – Planning for the Digital Twin

  • Forensic Analysis Using 3D Digital Twin and Digital Thread for Small UAS
  • Speakers: Yunpeng Li
  • Autonomous Aerial Mapping in Complex Underground & Indoor Environments
  • Speakers: Denise Wong
Denise Wong
Yunpeng Li

AEC – Smart Tech – Smart Buildings

  • Out with the Old! How to Convert a 60s-80s Building into a Smart Building?
  • Speakers: Dennis Dixon
  • Goldilocks and the Smart Building
  • Speakers: David Morse
  • BIM and IoT Integration: The Digital Twin of our Office Building
  • Speakers: Angie Mendez
  • Using IoT to Validate Collaborative Design
  • Speakers: Eric Schappe
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Dennis Dixon
David Morse
Angie Mendez
Eric Schappe
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM afternoon break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Smart Tech – Smart Cities

  • Congratulations! Digital Twins! Fraternal, Identical or Conjoined?
  • Speakers: Cindy Baldwin
  • High-Definition Base Mapping and the Path Forward
  • Speakers: John Sullivan
  • The Quiet Future of Smart Cities
  • Speakers: Thomas Walle
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Cindy Baldwin
John Sullivan
Thomas Walle

AEC – Architecture – Prefabrication Concepts

  • Prefabrication & BIM: Creating More Efficient and Successful Projects
  • Speakers: Maria Laguarda-Mallo
  • Measure Twice, Fabricate Once
  • Speakers:
  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
Maria Laguarda-Mallo
Ted Mort

SPAR – Data Optimization & Work Process – Effectively Integrating Work Process with New Tech

  • Examples of the three most common tasks we perform daily. - Scan to BIM. - Terrain extraction - As-built analysis
  • Speakers: Odd Erik Mjørlund
  • UAV-to-BIM Workflow and Interoperability
  • Speakers: Amber Vick
  • No 3D Feature Left Behind
  • Speakers: BENJAMIN VANDER JAGT
Odd Erik Mjørlund
Amber Vick
BENJAMIN VANDER JAGT

SPAR – VR/AR/MR/XR & Gaming Engines -Immersive Environments: Case Studies

  • Using VIrtual Reality to Bring the Future of Transportation Closer to Reality
  • Speakers: Anton Dy Buncio
  • Enhancing and expanding point cloud collaboration with a streamlined workflow, VR, and cloud visualization
  • Speakers: Nathaneal Soulje
Anton Dy Buncio
Nathaneal Soulje
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL
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