CI Summit

Anaheim, California | March 2–5, 2017


Technology Trends in the Construction Industry, Part 1
March 2, 8:00 am -12:00 pm (4 PDHs)

Technology Trends in the Construction Industry, Part 2
March 2, 1:00 - 5:00 pm (4 PDHs)

The technology needs of the construction industry today are changing. Some of these tech trends include emerging mobile technologies, the evolution of ERP (enterprise-resource planning), BIM (building information modeling), big data, and beyond. Perhaps it’s time to really dive into the top tech trends in the construction industry today.

This year’s workshops will take a closer look at the need, the technology, the benefits, the status, the barriers, contact points, and the references that make technology adoption and implementation a reality. CI Summit Pre-Conference workshops will answer all those nagging questions that keep construction professionals wondering when is the right time to make the right technology investments. For some, the technology plunge doesn’t happen all at once. For others, it’s a lot faster. So, before you consider making the next big investment you might want to attend CI Summit Pre-Conference workshops.

What You Can Expect

The workshops include an exhibit hall displaying some of the construction technology solutions; two half-day workshops will focus on the tough questions to help the construction industry move to the next level of technology adoption.

Who Attends

  • Construction professionals
  • Software providers
  • Industry educators
  • Experts to help outline the future of construction technology


Brian Cawley, FHWA
This brief introduction to the workshop will include an explanation of FHWA’s perspective on digital project delivery, with an emphasis on the Every Day Counts program.

David Brown, Parsons
Defining Project Scope-Analog to Digital

The traditional approach for describing the scope of a project is to write paragraph after paragraph of narrative and then assemble it into a published document that sometimes reads like a novel, one that needs to be read several times by the potential bidders to grasp the expectations of the facility owner. This analog approach can be systematically converted into a digital database of requirements that will radically simplify the communication of expectations. 

Using a database of requirements has many advantages during the life of a project over the traditional analog approach, including the ability to add classification attributes to each requirement such as discipline, owner, risk, observed performance, system safety item, and acceptance criteria. By defining the number of requirements to be fulfilled, the progress of the work based upon fulfillment of requirements can align beside the typical progress measures of time and dollars expended.

Explore real world examples of the advantages going digital can provide to project delivery teams.

Stephen Ellis, Langan
Introduction to Mobile Mapping

Get to know Mobile Mapping basics: history, trends, system components, how it all works together and its ability to produce survey grade accuracy results. Learn about  transportation and construction uses in the industry today from real-world project examples, and explore a variety of deliverables and the tools used to work with the Mobile Mapping data.

Mani Golparvar Fard
Reconstruct: The Future of Project Management

Reconstruct is a web based visual project management tool for improving transparency, accountability, and productivity on construction sites. Explore how the tool takes in images and videos from smartphones, drones, and time-lapse cameras and produces 4D point cloud models, which can then be compared to the Baseline 4D Model and used to show project progress and to track other features of the project.

Howard Jameson, Vibroanalysis
The Unmanned Systems Landscape-Applications, Deliverables, Ever Changing Regulations

How are unmanned systems being used in the engineering and construction industry? What regulations do you need to be concerned about? Explore these and other key topics in today’s ever-changing construction landscape, including: 

  • an overview of UAV and Rover systems history, technological development, sensor technologies, and today's latest equipment and accuracy;
  • a discussion of how post processing software takes raw data sets and converts information into useable models- and segments to data post processing -- including the universal file sets which can be imported into a variety of design systems;
  • an exploration of data acquisition methods, collection, processing, and the future of the industry, including tying in progression data sets with a centralized CPM to track project goals and detailed costing; and
  • an overview of current and new regulations, with ideas on how we can work together with the FAA on obtaining conditional regulations tailored to the construction/engineering industry.

Lennart Andersson, Liro
BIM and Virtual Reality in Construction

How is BIM being used to effectively manage construction projects?  Explore examples of its use on large transit projects and bridge projects in a large urban area.  Learn how virtual reality can also be used on construction projects; particularly as an effective tool for proposal creation.


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