June 3-5, 2020 | McCormick Place, West Building | Chicago, IL

2020 AEC Next Conference Program

The 2020 AEC Next + SPAR 3D Conference Program will becoming in early February. Please check back for updates!

The AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference highlights commercial / industrial applications of technologies supporting the architecture, engineering, and construction communities. The 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.  Many sessions will qualify for AIA credits, please check back for updates!

 

WEDNESDAY June 6, 2020

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM PRODUCT PREVIEWS
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Advanced Approaches – Structural Analysis

  • Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
  • Speakers:
  • 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
Kasra Ghahremani
John Smits
Farshad Mirshafiei
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Advanced Approaches – The Human Side of Technology Adoption

  • The Human Side of Technology Adoption (Panel Discussion)
  • Speakers:
Christian Burger

AEC – Innovations – Advanced AEC Visualization

  • Augmented Reality Applications in AEC
  • Speakers:
  • Mixed Reality for Design Reviews
  • Speakers: Adam Horn
  • Do Judge a Building by Its Models
  • Speakers:
  • It's Not Just For The Big Firms! Design & Construction Validation & Mock-Ups in VR
  • Speakers: Jay Zallan
Flora Liu
Adam Horn
Jay Zallan

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

Tony Sabat
franck richard
Timothy Kinder
Douglas Spotted Eagle
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:
  • The Rapidly Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in Infrastructure Solutions
  • Speakers:
  • Get Rich: The Right Data for a Successful AI Strategy
  • Speakers:

AEC – Innovations – 3D Technology in Transportation

  • How can Civil Engineering Catch Up to Architecture When It Comes to 3D Visualization?,
  • Speakers: Sam Lytle,
  • Innovative Design and Construction Management Solutions for Horizontal Projects
  • Speakers:
  • Using Gaming Engines for Rapid Visualization on Infrastructure Projects
  • Speakers:
Scott Lecher
Sam Lytle,
4:30 – 5:30 PM HAPPY HOUR

THURSDAY June 7, 2020

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – BIM Topics – Business Considerations for BIM

  • ROI Strategies for BIM for FM: What Gets Measured, Gets Accomplished
  • Speakers:
  • Digital Content as Currency of the 21st Century Built Environment
  • Speakers: Steve Holzer
  • 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:
Steve Holzer
Leo Salce
Mitch Hughes
Chris Tisdel

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
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
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: Mani Golparvar
Mani Golparvar
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – BIM Topics – Advanced BIM

  • Proactive BIM Management - Dashboards for Days!
  • Speakers:
  • Automating Drawing Documentation in Revit using Dynamo, Python and C#
  • Speakers: Benjamin Guler
  • The Where Factor - BIM-to-GIS and the Informed Environment
  • Speakers: Stan Hennigh
Benjamin Guler
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:
Jon Fingland
Brent Johnson
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

FRIDAY June 8, 2020

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CONFERENCE SESSIONS
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:
Federico Del Priore
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CONFERENCE SESSIONS

AEC – Architecture – Prefabrication Concepts

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

AEC – Smart Tech – Smart Buildings

  • Out with the Old! How to Convert a 60s-80s Building into a Smart Building?
  • Speakers:
  • BIM and IoT Integration: The Digital Twin of our Office Building
  • Speakers: Angie Mendez
  • Goldilocks and the Smart Building
  • Speakers: David Morse
  • Using IoT to Validate Collaborative Design
  • Speakers: Eric Schappe
  • Congratulations! Digital Twins! Fraternal, Identical or Conjoined?
  • Speakers: Cindy Baldwin
  • The Quiet Future of Smart Cities
  • Speakers: Thomas Walle
  • High-Definition Base Mapping and the Path Forward
  • Speakers: John Sullivan
Dennis Dixon
David Morse
Angie Mendez
Eric Schappe
John Sullivan
Cindy Baldwin
Thomas Walle
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