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


May 22 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Track Name: AEC Next
Session Date: May 22 2019 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Session Credits: 1 LU

3:30pm - 3:50pm Digital Priorities for Infrastructure Projects

Digital technology is disrupting infrastructure projects. Digital transformation is essential in infrastructure project delivery. This presentation focuses on current and future use cases related to the construction phase of infrastructure projects, which is the most complex and time-consuming phase in the E&C process. Topics addressed include BIM, drones, IoT, telematics and the application of artificial intelligence to project delivery.


3:50pm - 4:10pm Scan Everything

Laser Scanning as a tool is leveraged by various entities in the AEC realm for many different applications. Many firms focus on one or two specific use cases, but why stop there? At the end of the day it is a ridiculously fast and accurate tape measure...as the price point and speed of data acquisition continue to improve, the possibilities for leveraging the technology on job sites increases dramatically. This presentation will focus on just that...the many ways we at Winter Construction have found to leverage the benefits of laser scanning before, during, and after construction projects.


David Epps

Winter Construction

4:10pm - 4:30pm Integrated Transportation Agencies

Transparent Highway Agencies Highway agencies have invested billions of dollars in their transportation systems. Agencies have many needs but limited funding. Wise stewardship of the system requires agencies to create repeatable transparent processes. Transparent processes will allow agencies to understand where the first and last dollar should be allocated and the expected performance. Most transportation agencies find it very difficult to conduct analysis at an enterprise level because of their separate business system that were developed independently. These silos of information make it difficult to tied performance, and financial information to the agency’s overall objectives. Information as a rule, is collected by multiple divisions, in conflicting formats, and retained in different databases. Agencies can tackle these inefficiencies with a threefold approach: Collect, Organize, and Analyze. Collect: Multiple departments working together can identify needs and have nearly all assets inventoried in a single collection effort using mobile LiDAR, while dramatically reducing redundancy, and creating efficiencies for all divisions working off a single data set. Organize: Web services can be developed between the authoritative LRS/GIS and the agency’s business systems. Additional web services can make the data accessible through a single data portal allowing users to download project, financial and inventory with attributes to be displayed on maps. Analyze: Data driven decisions from organized information will stretch funding while gaining public trust. Integration of information will drive innovations that in turn will create value for the agency. This presentation will review the challenges at a typical transportation agency. The presenter will review the steps required to collect and organize data, integrate business systems, and develop a geospatial data portal. The presenter will demonstrate how information can be organized, integrated and shared across the organization and thereby create transparent processes.


Stan Burns

Integrated Inventory, LLC

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