May 21-23, 2019 - Anaheim, CA

Project Planning and Execution

Jun 06 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Project Planning and Execution

Track Names: AEC - Jobsite Connectivity & Construction Management, AEC- AIA LU accredited
Session Date: Jun 6 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Session Code: WE 506
Session Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

How Virtual Reality is Enhancing Project Execution

Virtual Reality is no longer just the AEC industry's latest shiny object. In a few short years, VR has moved from toy to tool, making real impact on how projects are executed and delivered. This presentation will explore value based workflows in the design and construction lifecycle and how VR can be used as a tool for better project visualization, communication, and simulation. A variety of workflows and use cases will be presented in an effort to provide everyone with actionable insight to bring VR into their companies.


Danielle DyBuncio

VIATechnik LLC

The Best of Both Worlds; a Hybrid Scheduling Solution

Conceptually, many of the tools from our past and present are invaluable in scheduling and creating collaborative environments, but sometimes, aspects of these tools can be outdated. As our industry progresses, the question becomes, how do we coalesce the experience of our past with the technology of the future? Sometimes the answer doesn’t exist yet, but Robins & Morton Senior Scheduler Steve Moore refuses to accept that there’s no solution to a challenge, so he began creating his own. As many Robins & Morton projects utilize the Last Planner System (LPS), Moore saw two problems. The first being that the system was analog and created a hurdle in collecting and analyzing the data accrued. The second problem was that other all-digital LPS software never seemed to garner much adoption, likely because of the camaraderie the physical collaboration creates. With those two problems, he also saw an opportunity – to invent a system that retains the physical elements of the LPS, while also leveraging a digital platform to collect and analyze data. This system, SlatPlanner, has officially launched on the web, as an iOS/Andriod app, and is open for Beta testing.


Steve Moore

Robins & Morton

Technology Case Study: Improving Project Productivity by 20%

Petra Nova is the first commercial-sized post-combustion carbon capture system in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world. TIC – The Industrial Company, a Kiewit subsidiary, and consortium partner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, finished construction of this mega project in 2016, delivering it on time and within budget, thanks in part to cutting-edge technology. In this session, Megan Siefker, who served as a startup and commissioning project engineer on the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, will explain how technology was used to increase productivity on the project by 20 percent. She will share how the team used InEight® Estimate, InEight Control, InEight Plan and InEight Progress to aggressively manage costs and schedule performance. She will provide insights on how these solutions worked in conjunction to help provide more reliable information, reduce data entry time, enable quicker decision making and improve productivity in the field. In 2017, Petra Nova was named POWER magazine’s Plant of the Year. Session attendees will have a chance to learn how technology was used on this award-winning project to: • Transform operations • Reduce the time required for payroll processing with mobile time entry • Track productivity compared to plan • Improve communications at all levels of the job • See real-time progress at any time on the project • Decrease the amount of time spent creating work plans and reporting results


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