May 21-23, 2019 - Anaheim, CA

AEC Next Conference Program

The AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference highlights commercial / industrial applications of technologies supporting the architecture, engineering, and construction communities. The AEC Next conference schedule features project-centric, solutions-oriented presentations from AEC 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.  
The 2019 program will include topics such as:
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Building Performance/Energy Efficiency, 
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Approaches
  • BIM Integrations
  • Data Visualization – Virtual Reality
  • Construction Management Technologies
Day 1
May 21 2019
Day 2
May 22 2019
Day 3
May 23 2019

AEC Project Case Studies

  • Turner Mining Group Improves Operational Efficiencies with Drone Solutions
  • Speakers: Lauren Elmore, Thomas Haun
  • Site Management with Augmented Reality Technology (S.M.A.R.T)
  • Speakers: David Huor, Monica Sosa
Monica Sosa
David Huor
Lauren Elmore
Thomas Haun


  • Information Fusion...Harnessing the "I" for Lifecycle Data Manipulation
  • Speakers: Brent Mauti
  • A Complete Toolkit for Sustainable Design
  • Speakers: Ashley Mulhall
  • Using BIM for Fabrication: Two Case Studies
  • Speakers: Sarah Barrett
Sarah Barrett
Brent Mauti
Ashley Mulhall

Data Visualization / VR Applications

  • Emerging Uses for Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Speakers: Jeff Siegel
  • Advancing Point Clouds for VR and Beyond
  • Speakers: Nate Soulje
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality – Innovation Beyond Design
  • Speakers: Thomas Freed
  • 3D Scans/Point cloud Accessibility - Web access, collaboration and VR
  • Speakers: Mario Laflamme
Jeff Siegel
Nate Soulje
Thomas Freed
Mario Laflamme

BIMStorm: BIM for Life!

Rob Barthelman
Kimon Onuma
Jared Simmons

Building Performance

  • Creating Digital Twin for Sydney Opera House
  • Speakers: Igor Starkov
  • Getting to Zero Energy with Structural Insulated Panels: The Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center
  • Speakers: Jack Armstrong
  • Building Stronger and Greener with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
  • Speakers: Brian von Allworden
Igor Starkov
Jack Armstrong
Brian von Allworden
Brian von Allworden

Smart Cities

  • Smart Cities, Factories, and Security Systems: LiDAR Applications Beyond Self-Driving Cars
  • Speakers: Louay Eldada
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Speakers:
  • Mapping the Future of Smart Cities
  • Speakers: John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Louay Eldada

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Approaches

  • Enhanced Life and Safety through Artificial Intelligence
  • Speakers: Meghana Joshi
  • Artificial Intelligence For MEP Engineering
  • Speakers: Gregory Schnackel
  • Increasing BIM Effectiveness with Artificial Intelligence
  • Speakers: Tjerk Gauderis, Pieter Clarysse,
  • Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • Speakers: Rene Morkos
Meghana Joshi
Gregory Schnackel
Pieter Clarysse
Rene Morkos
Tjerk Gauderis

Facilities Management

  • Incorporating BIM into Life Cycle Management
  • Speakers: Chitwan Saluja
  • From Design Coordination to Building Turn-over: BIM 360 Build Helps Connect the Dots
  • Speakers: Matthew Hoff
  • Mobile Technology: It’s Driving the Transformation to Modern Facility Management
  • Speakers: David Trask
  • Facility Management to Campus Management: The Interconnected Campus
  • Speakers: Tony Sabat
Tony Sabat
Chitwan Saluja
Matthew Hoff
David Trask

Historic Preservation

  • The Taliesin West Data Capture- A tale of Exploring New Technology in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Laboratory
  • Speakers: Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Let’s Fix Construction Workshop

Cherise Lakeside
Eric Lussier

Architectural Design

  • Using Point Clouds and Virtual Reality for Hospitality Design
  • Speakers: John Abowd
  • Building Smart MEP Systems with Algorithms
  • Speakers: Sean Fruin
  • Reaching New Heights: Mass Timber Innovations
  • Speakers: Maria Laguarda-Mallo, PhD
  • Current Trends in Modular Construction
  • Speakers: Troy Tiddens
John Abowd
Sean Fruin
Maria Laguarda-Mallo, PhD
Troy Tiddens

BIM Topics

  • Automating BIM Management
  • Speakers: Sean Fruin
  • BIM Transforming Operations and Maintenance - Case Studies of How BIM in Construction Impacts Operations
  • Speakers: George Broadbent
  • Results of An AEC Supply Chain Optimization Study: Supporting A PrefaBIM Process
  • Speakers: John Cribbs
  • 5 Steps to Creating an Outcome-Driven Learning and Performance Support Program
  • Speakers: Jason Boehning
Jason Boehning
Sean Fruin
George Broadbent
John Cribbs

Additive Construction

  • Incorporation BIM in 3D Printing of Concrete
  • Speakers: Maryam Hojati
  • Challenging Constructions with Additive Manufacturing
  • Speakers: Roberto Naboni
  • 3D Printing - Mortars for Tomorrow's Buildings
  • Speakers: Matthew Carli
Roberto Naboni
Maryam Hojati
Matthew Carli


  • Digital Priorities for Infrastructure Projects
  • Speakers: JP Giometti
  • Scan Everything
  • Speakers: David Epps
  • Integrated Transportation Agencies
  • Speakers: Stan Burns
JP Giometti
David Epps
Stan Burns

Construction Management Technologies

  • The Future of Construction and Technology
  • Speakers: Kris Lengieza
  • A-B-C: Artificial Intelligence, Building Information Modeling, and Computer Vision for Proactive Project Controls on Construction Sites
  • Speakers: Mani Golparvar
  • Modern IT Innovations: Changing the Conversation in Construction
  • Speakers: Jeff Sample
  • Digitizing Construction Logistics
  • Speakers: Jason Barber
Jason Barber
Jeff Sample
Mani Golparvar
Kris Lengieza

Emerging Technologies

  • Increasing Project Value with Blockchains and Smart Contracts
  • Speakers: Michael Matthews
  • Integrated Energy and Microgrids
  • Speakers: Michael Roppelt
  • The Evolution and Future of Immersive, Real-Time Technologies for AEC
  • Speakers: Joel Pennington
Joel Pennington
Michael Matthews
Michael Roppelt

Structural Analysis

  • Application of 3D Laser Scanning in Structural Engineering: Trials and Triumphs
  • Speakers: Kasra Ghahremani
  • Structural Optimization of Buildings Using Structural Analysis Software Programming Interface
  • Speakers: Gonzalo Roberts
  • Making the Invisible Visible - Innovative Structure Monitoring Technologies to Validate and Visualize Buildings’ Structural Health at All Times
  • Speakers: Jason Teetaert
Kasra Ghahremani
Gonzalo Roberts
Jason Teetaert

USIBD Meet-up

John Russo
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