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  1. Presentation: Re-Imagine Work - Collaboration and Work from Everywhere 
    Speaker: Ruben Spruijt, Sr. Technologist, Nutanix

    Panel Discussion: The Future of the Modern Workforce in Construction Companies

    • The future of the modern workforce in construction companies; what solutions and direction are they going?
    • What are their key struggles & challenges with data across regions in a globally distributed cloud world?
    • How do they leverage public cloud resources in an intensive app environment?

    Moderator: Steven Eglinton, International Speaker & Tutor in Digital Engineering; Director, BimEnable; BIM Tutor - BimEnable, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    Ruben Spruijt, Sr. Technologist, Nutanix
    Saif Khan, Sr Solutions Manager, KPF
    Sal D’Ambrosia, Director of Construction Technology, Wm. Blanchard Co.
    Christopher Allen, VDC Technologies Manager, Reis Contracting
    Lindsey DuBosar, Director of Design Technology, Hart Howerton


  2. Presentation: Bringing 'Mission Control' to the Construction Site
    Speaker: Aviv Leibovici, Chief Product Officer / Co-founder, Buildots

    Panel Discussion - BIM: The Enabler for New Technology?
    The benefits that come with using BIM are generally accepted and with recent talk of a possible BIM mandate in the United States, adoption could be set to increase.
    Beyond the enhancement of construction processes, BIM could also be responsible for changing the course of a technology-resistant industry. With many new technologies based on interoperability with BIM-enabled projects, is this the tipping point needed to accelerate change? And will it widen a productivity gap between companies who do embrace this technology versus those that stay behind?

    • Where are we now? BIM penetration in the US 
    • Perceived barriers to tech adoption
    • Using BIM to future-proof construction processes 
    • BIM as a platform for new technology - where does the value lie for contractors? 
    • How can we use an increase in data more effectively?

    Moderator: Paul Bamforth, Industry Expert, Buildots
    Calvin Torres, VDC Director | Construction, Lendlease
    Brett Kostial, Senior VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company
    Jason Kincaid, VDC Manager, Skanska
    Scott Blond, VDC Manager / Project Engineer, LiRo 
    Aviv Leibovici, Chief Product Officer / Co-founder, Buildots


  3. Leveraging 360° Photo Capture Technology to Boost Existing Processes
    Moderator: Hamzah Shanbari, Construction Technology & Innovation Manager, Haskell
    Christian Claus, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Partnerships, Holobuilder    
    Kieren Hunt, Company Planning Manager, ALEC      
    Janis Pieterwas, Innovation Manager Construction, Goldbeck
    Dave Dukes, BIM Manager / Digital Lead, Water, Ports and Power, Scotland, AECOM


  4. Bringing New Technology to the Construction Workflow
    Moderator: Mark Driscoll, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales, AMC Bridge
    Jim Quanci, Director of ADN Partnerships, Autodesk    
    Phil Epifano, Enterprise Account Executive, OpenSpace    
    Josef Kauer, COO, Robotic Eyes
    Rick Dunlap, Vice President Technical Services, BrandSafway    
    Michael Cox, Lead BIM Strategist, Allegion


  5. Navigating Changes and Shortages in the AEC Workforce
    • Understand how workforce changes impact the entire building project continuum from design to build to operate, along with the evolving relationships between designers, builders and owners.
    • Optimize your existing talent and build an effective strategy for planned and unplanned knowledge transfer.
    • Develop best practices and project management technology to foster a firm culture that attracts and enables talent across all working generations.
    • Cultivate the future leaders of your organization by building and using formal mentorship programs and ongoing learning opportunities.
    • Identify opportunities to embrace technology in a post-pandemic world to use a distributed workforce to boost your firm’s diversity, collaboration and efficiency.

    John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek + ComputerEase
    Dave Lee, Senior Product Manager, Deltek    
    Jack Nix, Vice President of Operations, Shelby Erectors, Inc.


  6. Women in Construction Virtual Panel & Networking Event
    Moderator: Amanda Stone, Account Manager – Construction, Prophix
    Reema Albahri, Associate & Project Manager, Transportation & Infrastructure, STV, Inc.
    Carisima Koenig AIA, Principal + Higher Education Practice Leader, Perkins Eastman
    Yonelle Baptiste, Senior Project Manager, LIRR
    Georgina Lalli, AIA, Associate Principal, KPF


  7. Presentation - Disruption Brings Opportunity in Well-being Amenities

    • The demand for well-being amenities in the newly fluid workplace
    • The value and impact of physical anchors to drive engagement both on-site and remote employees
    • How we think differently about on-site well-being amenities
    • Speaker: Dave Milani, MS, Vice President, Workplace Well-being, Optum

    Panel Discussion: Disruption Brings Opportunity in Well-being Amenities

    • How well-being amenities need to change and evolve to support the new workforce
    • How amenities fill the need for community in unique ways
    • The importance of employee experience and the impact the amenities have on employees and retention

    Moderator: Dave Milani, MS, Vice President, Workplace Well-being, Optum
    Laurent Lisimachio, DESA, IIDA, LEED® AP, Design Director, Principal, Gensler
    Linda Foggie, Senior Vice President, New York and North America Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend 
    Joe Bolano, Managing Director, New York - Regional Healthcare & Life Sciences Sector Leader, Colliers Project Leaders USA


  8. Keeping Workforces Safe During COVID-19
    • Learn how to effectively screen for symptoms
    • Discover how to successfully test your workforce
    • Discuss how to approach strategy for vaccination
    • Discuss the importance of verifying compliance in processes

    Moderator: Darrell Fullerton, Director of Safety and Risk, Henegan Construction Co.
    Dr. Daniel Carlin, CEO & Founder, JobSiteCare
    Tim Walker, Risk Manager, Essex County, NJ
    Scott Gerard, VP of Environmental, Health & Safety, Moss Construction
    Diane Raetz, Safety Manager, Turner Construction
    Peter Gregory, CSP, MPH, Vice President and Safety, Health & Environment Deputy Director for the East Region, AECOM


  9. Why BIM is an Asset to Any Size Firm
    • With the adoption of Building Information Modeling on the rise, many firms are identifying BIM as their preferred workflow. In this discussion, our panel will discuss how they embraced BIM in their practice. We will demystify BIM and examine how it can benefit firms of all sizes. 
    • Discuss challenges firms encountered in moving to BIM 
    • Discover the benefits realized with the implementation of BIM 
    • Learn how firms can you use BIM to expand services and increase profits 
    • Consider the shortfalls of BIM and how it can be improved in the future 

    Moderator: Luc Lefebvre, OAQ, LEED AP, Product Marketing Manager – Architect, Vectorworks
    Bryan Tooze, Associate, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP  
    Brian Strydom, LEED GA, Digital Practice Manager, Associate, FXCollaborative Architects LLP
    Pieter Schiettecatte, Director of Design Technology, Architecture + Information    
    Robert D. Anderson, PLA, ASLA, Principal, Landscape Architecture Technologies    
    Randolph Gerner, AIA, Principal, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC    
    Rob Glisson, AIA, Principal, ROJO Architecture, LLC


  10. Living Smart: Building The Cities Of Tomorrow
    Moderator: Nicholas Wolf, Vice President of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Services, Microdesk
    Karen Zabarsky, Head of Design, Kushner
    Rebecca Milne, Director of Design Strategy, Perkins Eastman
    Steven Stainbrook, Principal of Urban Planning, FCA 
    Francis W. Cooke, AIA, Design Principal for the East Region, AECOM
    Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
    Blake Jackson, US Northeast Sustainability Design Leader, Stantec


  11. Presentation: Safety Reimagined
    Speaker: Alexander Brasowski, Channel Sales Executive New Jersey, NYC, & Long Island, Motorola Solutions

    Panel Discussion: Digital Trends Shaping the Construction Industry
    Moderator: John Kenworthy, Senior Account Manager, ESS, Inc. 
    Shane Burger, Global Leader – Technical Innovation, Woods Bagot
    Adam Chernick, Director, Interactive Visualization, SHOP Architects
    Alexander Brasowski, Channel Sales Executive New Jersey, NYC, & Long Island, Motorola Solutions
    Ayse Polat, AIA, VDC Manager, Turner Construction Company
    Chitwan Saluja, LEED AP, Digital Technology Manager, Jacobs


  12. Leveraging Visual Data with BIM
    • Automate your job site with a centralized visual data platform
    • Leverage advanced technology throughout the construction life cycle
    • Manage, rework and conduct inspections using real-time data
    • Mitigate risk with visual insights and accurate data capture

    Moderator: Katie O'Leary, Director of Product Marketing, DroneDeploy
    Roberto Vila, AIA, LEED-AP, Project Manager / Senior Architect, Jacobs Engineering
    Osama Abdelfatah, Associate Vice President, Project Controls, AECOM
    Adam Chernick, Director, Interactive Visualization, SHOP Architects
    Rawle Sawh, Director of VDC, Gilbane


  13. Presentation: A Complete Approach to Rainscreen Design
    Speaker: Larry Hilovsky, Director-Rainscreen, Sto Corp.

    3:45pm (EST): Panel Discussion: Rainscreen Collaboration – Providing Value from Design Through Installation
    Moderator: Nicole McGlinn, Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox
    Ryan Tolle, Architect, Technical Services, Sto Corp.
    Steve Gaynor, Consultant, Managing Director, Pivoth Corp.
    Gabriel Castillo, Business Development, Pillar Construction
    John Rudisill, Senior Vice President, CANY Technical Services LLC
    Jeffrey Burke, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Vice President & Technical Director, Metro New York, AECOM


  14. Presentation: Reality Driven BIM – the End of Construction Errors
    Being effective in BIM requires detailed and reliable knowledge about the built environment
    FARO´s AEC workflow solutions provide Builders and BIM Coordinators with the tools to know what’s going on, identify quality issues early-on and close the feedback loop by bringing design changes back to the construction site

    Speaker: Oliver Bürkler, Director of Laser Scanning, Product Marketing, FARO Technologies

    Panel Discussion: Best Practice in Design & Build
    Moderator: Oliver Bürkler, Director of Laser Scanning, Product Marketing, FARO Technologies
    Gia Mainiero, Principal, Studio Director, Dattner Architects
    Rakesh Shah, Senior Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
    Jacob Raskin, Virtual Design & Construction Lead, Structure Tone
    Brian Strydom, LEED GA, Digital Practice Manager, Associate, FXCollaborative Architects LLP


  15. Panel Discussion: Keeping Up The Collaboration - Staying Connected During Covid
    Moderator: Jenna Pellegrino, Construction Customer Success Operations, Autodesk
    Ruth Ro, Associate Principal, Dattner Architects
    Yemi Green, Senior Project Manager, Northeast Region, AECOM
    Meredith Neistadt, Project Manager, SOM
    Chris Pollock, PE, WELL Faculty, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Arup


  16. Presentation: Meeting the Requirements for Building Exteriors that Can Stand the Test of Time
    Speaker: Monty Service, Technical Service Investigator, DuPont

    Panel Discussion: The Importance of Design and Quality Materials in Building for the Future
    Moderator: Mark Ginsberg, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
    Monty Service, Technical Service Investigator, DuPont
    Wendi Shafran AIA, LEED AP, Principal, FXCollaborative
    Aman Singhvi, Assoc. AIA, ENV SP, WELL AP, High Performance Design Specialist, AECOM
    Tara Faulkner, Business Development Manager, Metal Alliance
    Chris Pollock, PE, WELL Faculty, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Arup


  17. Construction Contracts - The Perspective of Owners & Contractors

    • Key provisions concerning cost and schedule, including General Conditions costs

    • How to modify “No Damages for Delay” clauses to fairly address concerns relating to COVID

    • How to allocate risk of liability for third-party claims for personal injury and property damage, including claims by injured workers under the NYS Labor Law

    Moderator: Jessica L. Rothman, Construction & Design Partner, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

    Daniel Maldonado, Senior Management Executive, DPR Construction
    Christina Rivera, Project Executive, Cauldwell Wingate, LLC
    Brendan Graham, Director, Office & Life Science Development - Americas, Nuveen



  18. Panel Discussion: New York’s Construction Industry Update

    Moderator: Marilisa Stigliano, Director of Operations for Metro New York, AECOM

    Yonelle Baptiste, Senior Project Manager, LIRR
    John Perez, Senior Director, Gilbane
    Thomas Abdallah, P.E., LEED AP, Deputy Vice President & Chief Environmental Engineer, MTA New York City Transit
    Atul Paralkar, Director of Controls, Holt Construction Corp.




  1. Panel Discussion: Leveraging Scanning Technology to Build the Helm Lean and Mean Way

    • Why Helm scans?
    • Understanding the Scan to BIM to fabrication process
    • The prefabrication workflow and importance of equipment verifications
    • Visual layout coordination with owner and engineer prior to fabrication

    Moderator: Kyle Tarr, Senior Business Development Manager - AEC, FARO Technologies Inc

    Josh Gardner, VDC Tradesman for Helm Mechanical, Helm Construction Services
    Travis Voss, Leader of Innovation Technology, Helm Construction Services
    Wyatt Hays, VDC Technician for Helm Mechanical, Helm Construction Services


  2. Panel Discussion - Acoustics Matters: What’s New, Now, and Next in Healthcare Design

    • Key acoustic challenges in healthcare spaces and methods and materials to address those challenges
    • New developments and acoustic design challenges resulting from COVID-19
    • A look ahead at design trends and the future state of acoustics in healthcare
    • Preview and discuss upcoming changes to FGI acoustic guidelines  

    Patricia DeMuyt, Architectural Sales, USG
    Andrew Schmidt, Acoustics Lead, Building Science, USG 

    Bryan Langlands, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, LEED GA, Principal & Senior Medical Planner, NBBJ Architects    
    Carolyn BaRoss, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, Firmwide Health Interior Design Director, Perkins&Will    
    Edward Logsdon, Principal Acoustical Consultant, Logsdon Acoustical Consulting    
    Kurt Rockstroh, FAIA, FACHA, Immediate Past President, Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI)    


  3. Panel Discussion: Lean for Construction: Practices Around the Globe

    • Why lean for construction 
    • How lean for construction can reduce project waste and rework requests by eliminating conflict from the beginning 
    • The value of lean for construction techniques globally 

    Moderator: Tony Saracino, Senior Manager, Sustainability Success, Autodesk


    Charles Esteves, Director, Preconstruction, Schimenti Construction
    James Greco, PE, Senior Structural Engineer, AECOM
    Ashleigh Low, Preconstruction Project Manager, Urban Atelier Group
    Alberto Alas, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager, Leon D. DeMatteis Construction Corp.


  4. Panel Discussion: With Material Pricing on the Rise: How to Reduce Theft

    • Using technology to reduce theft
    • Largest mistakes construction companies make with security
    • How to deter crime before it happens
    • How to catch the bad guys after an incident

    Moderator: McKay Allen, Marketing External Consultant, LiveView Technologies    
    David Studdert, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, LiveView Technologies    
    Mickey Stratton, Founder, Aspect Homes


  5. Presentation: Underground Digital-Twin Modeling: Integrating Subsurface Utility Investigations with BIM Modeling to Optimize Preconstruction Design Development and the Construction Process
    Speaker: Benjamin Weide, P.G., Senior Geophysicist, Intertek

    Panel Discussion: Overcoming Underground Challenges by Integrating Subsurface Utility Investigations with BIM Modeling

    • A proper subsurface utility engineering (SUE) campaign can accurately locate unknown utilities, voids, and other geologic formations.
    • Integrating SUE findings with BIM models can inform design feasibility options understanding subsurface challenges and coordination requirements.
    • Planning for SUE activities on site.
    • Unknown underground conditions can derail a construction project by increasing costs, reducing safety and increasing risk.
    • Quality Levels D-A. Collaborate on the discussion about Intertek’s appropriate steps to enable a thorough SUE effort. 


    Moderator: Benjamin Weide, P.G., Senior Geophysicist, Intertek

    Thomas Banach, CM-BIM, VDC Regional Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 
    Chitwan Saluja, Digital Technology Manager, Jacobs Engineering
    Christopher Allen, VDC Technologies Manager, Reis Contracting


  6. Presentation: A New Approach. Going Solar in a Multi-Family Building

    • Program Fundamentals
    • Process Timeline

    Panel Discussion: Multi-Family Buildings Going Solar

    • NYC Local Law 92 & 94
    • Solar programs, initiatives and rebates in NY (ex: NY-Sun)
    • Net metering/VDER
    • State mandates on renewable energy and how we can collectively help achieve them

    Moderator: Daniel Saviteer, Senior Manager, Business Development, Sunrun    


    Christopher Rogers, Project Manager, NYSERDA
    Veanda Simmons, Director of Manhattan Planning, HPD      
    Isaac Baker, Co-CEO, Founder, Resonant Energy    
    Peter Madden, Executive Director, Joint Ownership Entity NYC


  7. Fulfilling Local Law 92 & 94 while Reducing Cost and Increasing Home Value

    Speaker: Chris McClellan, Senior Director, Sales, Sunrun

    Sustainability in NYC: Update on Local Law 92 & 94

    • Builder perspective

    • Solar as the future of new home construction

    • Benefits of solar in NYC

    • OneNYC 2050

    Moderator: Chris McClellan, Senior Director, Sales, Sunrun


    Max Joel, NY-Sun Team Lead, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
    Wendi Shafran, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, Principal, FXCollaborative Architects LLP
    Ellie Kahn, Senior, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
    Robert Kelly, Owner and CEO, Master Group & President of BIANYC


  8. Panel Discussion: Integrated Data Environment (IDE) & the AEC – The Evolution of Project Communications and Information Management

    • Discussion on the rise of cloud applications and platforms used across the industry and the need to Improve interoperability and project communication on projects
    • Current Industry Landscape (complex, fragmented) vs. Desired Industry End State (Collaborative Design, Digital Twin) and the role of IDE in that
    • Ability & value of securely connecting data across platforms from project kickoff to conclusion to address the different phases & actors in a project.
    • The key distinctions of an Integrated Data Environment
      • Workflows across connected project data systems
      • Facilitation of security, governance, communications and collaboration

    Moderator: Kelly Doyle, COO, ProjectReady

    Jeff Walter, Director of Digital Transformation, AECOM Canada
    Emmanuel Daniel, Director, Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft


  9. Presentation: High Impact Interior Design Strategies Using Healthy Materials

    Speaker: Micheyla Mayne, Marketing & Culture Coordinator, Longboard Products

    Panel Discussion: How Can Contemporary Interior Designs Incorporate Sustainable Materials to Create Healthier Spaces for the Building Occupants?

    • How do the elements of biophilic design contribute to occupant well-being?
    • As we transition back into the built environment, how can we put health first?
    • What are the main drivers and hindrances to designing sustainable buildings?
    • Which documentation and certifications assist specifiers in defending their sustainable material choices throughout the entire build process?

    Moderator: Micheyla Mayne, Marketing & Culture Coordinator, Longboard Products  
    Rebecca Milne LEED Green Associate, Director of Design Strategy, Senior Associate & Board Director, Perkins Eastman
    Kimberley Petredis, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Associate, FX Collaborative
    Raul Garcia-Moncada, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, Associate Principal & Senior Interior Design Lead for the East Region, AECOM    
    Jonce Walker, Director of Sustainability & Wellness, HLW
    Julia Murphy, AIA, Director, SOM    
    Isabelle Rijnties, Senior Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Populous  


  10. Presentation: Reimagining Stakeholder Engagement Through All Stages with Interactive Technologies

    Speaker: Ian Gilbert, Chief Revenue Officer, PureWeb

    Panel Discussion

    • Describe the key benefits of having interactive visualizations in the real estate, construction, and engineering sectors.
    • Highlight 1-2 case study examples that highlight the effectiveness of interactive visualizations in engaging with the audience/stakeholders from concept to build to sale to maintenance
    • Outline the ease of both building and distributing immersive experiences as long as you have the right partners

    Moderator:  Ian Gilbert, Chief Revenue Officer, PureWeb


    Cheryle Cranbourne, VDCO Deputy Director, The LiRo Group​    
    Karen Zabarsky, Head of Design and PR, Kushner    
    Vikas Bansal, LEED GA, Assoc. DBIA, CMIT, Deputy Project Manager, Transportation, AECOM Metro New York 
    Sara Jazayeri, Principal, Studio 360    


  11. Presentation: Design and Build your Retirement Future with Mutual of America

    Steven Ortiz,  Account Executive, Mutual of America Financial Group 
    Lisa Loughry, Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Mutual of America Financial Group         

    Panel Discussion: Employee Benefit Considerations for the Construction Industry

    • Providing a retirement plan for your employees
    • Achieving a cost-efficient plan
    • Retaining top talent through your retirement plan 
    • Does your retirement plan provide flexible employee education to an often transient group of employees often working outside the typical 9 to 5 schedule

    Steven Ortiz,  Account Executive, Mutual of America Financial Group 
    Lisa Loughry, Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Mutual of America Financial Group       

    Mildred Ramos, Principal, Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC
    David Schlameuss, Controller / CFO, Switzer 


  12. Panel Discussion: Sustainability, Durability, and Longevity - Designing Façades for the Future

    • Reducing structure materials and costs because of the lightweight façade
    • The importance of utilizing the manufacturer and installer in early project stages for performance and cost benefits.
    • Benefits of different wall assemblies pro’s and con’s
    • Design benefits including sustainable design/LEED

    Moderator: Julie White, Business Development Leader, Litecore


    Jason Kelso, Senior QA/Testing Administrator, Estimator– Panelized Wall Systems, Litecore

    Dan McCloskey, RA CDT, Senior Project Architect, American Structurepoint

    Gabriel Castillo, Director of Business Development, Pillar Construction




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