On November 29, the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), Architectural Glass & Metal Association (AGMA), Employing Bricklayers Association (EBA), the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA (M&SCA), and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeastern PA, NJ and DE (NECA) presented Philadelphia’s first ever Construction Technology Expo!
Over 100 attendees from the construction industry and the Drexel University Construction Management Program and Engineering Department communities came to see the new applications, tools, and platforms from over 20 exhibitors. They also took part in discussions with other contractors about opportunities and challenges with implementing new technologies in the field.
Thanks to all who came out! Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors. The first Construction Technology Expo was a success, and we hope that it will not be the last!
Jay Snyder, Technology Practice Leader, FMI
The keynote address focused on the value and need of investing in new technologies, especially in the construction industry.
Breakout Session 1: Collaborating with Technology
The construction industry is an incredibly collaborative one, with General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, Engineers, and more, all working on projects together. New technologies can help individual companies, but what happens when companies have to figure out how to work together, sometimes with competing brands of technology? This panel will explore opportunities, challenges, and some strategies related to collaborating with new technologies.
- Matt DeBasio, Project Estimator, P. Agnes, Inc.
- Sarah Dollarton, Project Manager, LF Driscoll
- Donald Hess, Estimator, LF Driscoll
- Kenneth Sands II, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Drexel University Construction Management Program
Breakout Session 2: The Changing Technology of Safety
Technology isn’t just changing the way we build, it’s changing the way we keep our teams safe and ensure everyone returns home to their families each night. Our panel of experts will discuss everything from hard hat technology that detects concussions to artificial intelligence data mining to track safety trends, safer ways to survey with drones and virtual reality safety training – and how they are changing the safety landscape in construction.
- Andrew Hine, OHST, Health and Safety Scientist Remediation Services, 1Source Safety and Health, Inc.
- Jessie Garcia, CEO & Founder, Tozuda
- Mike Perozek, VP of Sales and Marketing, Smartvid.io
- Shawn McDonald, Safety Director, Superior Scaffold Services
- Frank Durso, Director of Safety Services, GBCA
|1Source & Med-Tex Services
ARC Document Solutions
Craftech Computer Solutions
Stanley Black and Decker
The Safety Group Ltd