Trends in Construction Technology: Potential Impact on Project Management and Construction Claims

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  • 90 minutes

The construction industry has long been singled out as an industry with declining productivity and a strong resistance to change. This webinar identifies and explores some advances in construction technology in order to expose their potential impact on project and construction claims management and dispute avoidance. Technology has transformed the world radically over the last few decades. Computers, the internet, the internet of things, solar and wind power generation, and much more have made substantive changes in our personal and professional lives as well as in the overall economy.

There have also been a number of technology changes impacting construction with even more on the way. The webinar identifies 21 “early stage startups” that are working on technologies – both software and hardware – oriented at changing the construction industry insofar as how projects are planned, designed, and constructed.

Join this session by expert speaker James G Zack, where he will discuss that how these technology advances are in the process of changing the construction industry. The webinar also examines how some of these technology changes have the potential to avoid or mitigate construction claims.

Session Highlights:

  • Being exposed to some 35 new or developing technological advances related to the construction industry

  • Learning how these advances are likely to change the manner in which projects are managed;

  • Gaining some insight into how these new technologies should help decrease construction claims and disputes

  • Understanding where the construction industry in the U.S. stands today with respect to these new technologies.

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar reviews and discusses the following new or emerging technologies and identifies how each is likely to impact project/construction management and construction claims.

  • 3D Printing
  • Augmented Reality
  • Autonomous Construction
  • BIM & VDC
  • 4D BIM
  • Digital Future – such as higher resolution surveying & geolocation; 5D BIM; digital collaboration & mobility; and IOT
  • Drones in Construction
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Reality Capture Technology
  • Radio Frequency Identification Technology
  • Robotics
  • Site Safety Technology
  • Software Advances
  • Wearable Technology
The webinar will also identify where the construction industry stands today with respect to new technology.

Who Should Attend:

  • Owners

  • Contractors

  • Construction Executives

  • Subcontractors

  • Design professionals

  • Construction managers 

  • Technology Start-ups and Vendors

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

James G. Zack,  Benjamin Woolley

James G. Zack, Benjamin Woolley

James is the Senior Advisor to the Navigant Construction Forum™. The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Formerly, he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. James was previously Vice President of PinnacleOne and the Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc. Jim has, for more than 45 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the United States and in 28 countries abroad. James is a Fellow of AACE, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. James is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Benjamin Woolley is a Senior Director in the Fairfield, CT office of the Ankura Consulting Group, LLC. Mr. Woolley completed his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University, before joining Ankura. Mr. Woolley has been involved in a variety of construction engagements since starting with Ankura including residential construction, wastewater treatment plants, university construction, and government contracts. These engagements have given Mr. Woolley experience with critical path schedule delay analyses, delay and productivity analyses, review of errors and omissions, and change order impact analyses. Mr. Woolley has experience in construction claims preparation and support at various stages of litigation including mediation, arbitration, and trial.

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