PROGRAM

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration Check-in and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Welcome

Felice Farber, Executive Director, Subcontractors Trade Association

9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Tech Leaders Talking: Keynote 

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Construction Technology and Your Business

 

Technology is transforming the construction industry, but how will it impact your business and its competitive value?

Meet several construction industry leaders who have tapped the potential of technology in their organizations. This session will explore how tech innovations in project management, safety, sustainability and cost controls are reshaping business value. Understand the practical applications, cost efficiencies and the future of construction technology, essential for staying competitive in today’s market.

 

Your Takeaway: Learn how to adapt new technologies into your business operations and increase your business value.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Manufacturers & Suppliers: Leveraging Supply Chains to Increase Productivity and Profits  

Hear from leading manufacturers and suppliers as they discuss the latest technological advancements in manufacturing and supply chains. Learn how innovative tech solutions are driving efficiency, enhancing product quality and optimizing supply chain operations.

 

Your Takeaway: How can you buy better now and in the long term? What best practices will you need to put in place to leverage supply chain fluctuations?

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Grab and Go Lunch and Visit the EXPO Networking

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS BREAKOUT SERIES #1

3D Scanning & Modeling                                                            

Discover the latest advances in 3D scanning and modeling and how you can integrate these technologies into your business operations during pre-construction, construction and post-construction.

 

Explore how these technologies work to enable more precise measurements, detailed visualizations and efficient project workflows. Learn more about which tools, techniques and applications can enhance project accuracy and innovation and ultimately improve your construction projects and outcomes.

 

Your Takeaway: Gain a better understanding of the benefits, value and risk mitigation potential of new 3D scanning and modeling.

All About Safety: Predictive Tools, Hardware and Safety Management

 

Can technology increase your safety performance?

This intensive session examines the latest in predictive tools, safety management strategies and special hardware and explores how to leverage technology to anticipate risks and improve safety. Protecting workers and reducing project risk are the KPIs of this session. You will also learn more about insurance programs that help control costs with new safety technology in place.

Legal & Compliance Issues and New Technology            

 

What are the legal and compliance issues related to adopting and integrating new technologies in your company?

This session brings technology providers, practitioners and legal and insurance professionals to the table to examine the latest regulations, data protection requirements and legal implications of adopting new technologies in your company. Learn how to ensure compliance, mitigate risks and protect your business while leveraging advanced construction tech solutions.

 

Your Takeaway: What you can do and what you shouldn’t do to remain compliant and avoid potential lawsuits.

How Can You Look at What You’re Building: The Power of BIM, Digital Twins, Generative AI and VRD                                                                                            

 

How are new visualization solutions changing the way you build?

This session will explore a variety of visualization tools and techniques and how they can enhance project planning, design and execution. Learn more about specific applications and benefits and how these approaches and technologies drive efficiency, reduce costs and improve project outcomes.

 

Your Takeaway: Access new visualization solutions and better understand the tools you can use.

Maximizing Microsoft 360 for Your Office & Jobsite                   

 

Do you really understand Microsoft 360?

Unlock the full potential of Microsoft 360 for both office and jobsite operations in this practical, hands-on session. Discover tips and shortcuts for leveraging tools like Teams, CoPilot, SharePoint and OneDrive to enhance collaboration, streamline workflows and improve communication.

 

Your Takeaway: A fuller understanding of the power of collaboration in your company.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS BREAKOUT SERIES #2

Cybersecurity                                               

 

Are you really protected?

This session examines how you protect your construction projects from digital threats in a highly unstable information environment. Explore the unique challenges and risks the construction industry faces as cyber-attacks continue to grow. Learn best practices and new software procedures for safeguarding sensitive data, securing communications and mitigating potential attacks – both from the outside and within your company.

 

Your Takeaway: Everything you think you need to know about cybersecurity, and probably more you never considered.

The Future of Procurement: Procurement & AI                          

AI is revolutionizing supplier selection, contract management and cost optimization. See how AI-driven procurement solutions can enhance efficiency, transparency and decision-making in your organization.

 

Your Takeaway: Better understand AI and the implications for your company’s operations.

Productivity Hacks – Some Commonsense and Tech Solutions

 

Do you know everything you need to know about increasing productivity?

This unusual session gathers subcontractors and select members of their teams to explore proven hacks to help you increase your productivity in your company. Hacks shared include planning and scheduling, clear communication, streamlined logistics, new tech investments, standardized processes, continuous training and upskilling, measuring and monitoring, collaborative planning, real time data capture, and more…

 

Your Takeaway: Some real hacks you can bring back to your company’s production meetings to streamline workflows, manage time effectively and reduce stress.

Overcoming Tech Implementation Challenges                           

 

Tech adoption can be complicated, there are best practices

Join some leading general contractors and subcontractors who will share their stories for implementing technology in their company. Learn practical strategies for overcoming common obstacles such as resistance to change, integration issues and training needs, while maximizing the benefits of your new tools and systems.

 

Your Takeaway: Some best practices and tips for implementing new technologies in your company and overcoming resistance to change.

Equipment and Software Solutions Management                       

 

Your equipment and software solutions – should you own or lease?

This session examines the right solutions for acquiring, maintaining and utilizing equipment – whether it be new technology or standard equipment solutions. What are the financing options for leasing? What factors should you consider when you want to purchase? Learn more about software as a service, new apps, shadow IT solutions and more. And, even more importantly, how do you evaluate costs and productivity for your company’s users?

 

Your Takeaway: Understand the long-term costs involved in new purchases and leases, and understand amortization when it comes to apps and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.