The SMPS Dallas chapter brings you What’s new: Technology in the AEC practice.
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Apps…oh my! As certain technologies mature and others enter the market, how are firms leveraging the newest hottness? How do firms stay current and plan for the future?
Join us for a moderated client-panel discussion where we will explore what possibilities exist and how to make this a sustainable part of your practice.
Daniel Creekmore, Perkins+Will, Media Lab Manager
Over his decade of experience in the creation of digital media for Architects, Daniel has become an expert in 3D visualization, animation & interactive software development. His background and education in architecture, along with the hundreds of projects for which he has created content, has given him a unique perspective and expertise in media production as it relates to building projects and marketing efforts. Daniel introduced mobile application development as a tool and service for Perkins+Will. He also manages the operation of the VizLab, a group within Perkins+Will dedicated to producing and developing innovative media and communication techniques.
Todd Wynne, Director of Applied Technology, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, Co-Founder, Project Atlas
As Director of Applied Technology for Rogers-O’Brien Construction, Todd is responsible for the implementation of new technologies and developing innovative processes to advance the company’s methods of building. Todd’s interest in construction technology started early in his career when he introduced several innovative solutions to his project teams while working on the Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas and then the Forest Park Hospital in Frisco, Texas. Joining Rogers-O’Brien Construction where he is known by the operations staff as “the iPad Guy,” Todd is on a mission to get accurate data to workers with “wrench in hand.” He does this by seeking out and researching the latest mobile hardware and software applications, and developing simple procedures to effectively apply usage and ensure interoperability of all technologies. A couple of Innovations introduced by Todd include Digital Documents, now implemented throughout Rogers-O’Brien, and the use of project based communication platforms that capture project team correspondence, record progress and track quality compliance.
Joe Williams, Innovation Advisor, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, CEO & Co-Founder, Project Atlas
Joe Williams is an industry leading expert on the application of technology in the construction industry. For over a decade, Joe has worked with designers, fabricators, contractors, and owners to utilize innovative tools and processes to improve the way they build.
As Innovation Advisor for Rogers-O’Brien Construction (RO), Joe helps steer strategy for technology adoption at the company and counsels project teams on new and advanced techniques. Previously Joe founded and directed the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) group at RO, growing the team to over a dozen highly skilled specialist and managers. RO’s VDC team currently supports every phase of construction from pursuit to building operations, and facilitates the use of a wide range of technology: everything from Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) to drones and mobile devices.
Steve Canter, TDIndustries, Inc., Chief Technology Officer
Steve Canter is the Chief Technology Officer for TDIndustries, Inc. As a natural leader and innovator, Steve oversees the overall technology roadmap of the business and sets the technical strategy in order for the company to achieve its goals. Steve’s has a passion for continuous improvement and has served as the chair for the local Lean Construction Institute Chapter. In his 20 years with TD, Steve has led various departments including the engineering, manufacturing, and information technologies. Prior to TD, Steve worked as a consulting mechanical engineer for eight years.
11:30am Registration and Networking
11:45am Panel Discussion Begins
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