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Tech Talk 2023: Construction Technology Workshop

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Tech Talk 2023: Construction Technology Workshop

Tech Workshop

When:
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Where: The ROC at Goodwill Construction Skill Training Center | 1335 Alleghany St., Charlotte, NC 28208

What to expect: 
The ROCJoin us on Thursday, February 23 at The ROC Training Center for lunch and presentations on three of the latest construction technologies, as well as networking with like-minded individuals in the industry. Technology presentations include 360 camera capture and VR, the psychology of user adoption, and AI for takeoffs. See more details below.

During lunch and breaks, view technology from BuildingPoint Southeast including a Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and Matrice 300 RTK DJI Drone, and UNC Charlotte's K-Niner Robot Dog.

Thank you to our 2023 Tech Talk Workshop sponsors!
HCSS Construction Software and BuildingPoint Southeast

Workshop Agenda: 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration 

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.  All Attendee Lunch 

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.  Session 1:
Job site 360 Video Capture and VR Use Cases for Construction 
Brandon Lauerman, Senior Project Manager, Commercial Group, Wayne Brothers 

12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Interactive Break Visits:
UNC-Charlotte K-Niner Robot Dog | Assistant Professor UNC-Charlotte Construction Engineering & Management, Stephanie F. Pilkington, Ph.D. 
Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and Matrice 300 RTK DJI Drone, General Manger, BuildingPoint Southeast, Paul Zytnik

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Session 2:
Construction Technology and the Psychology of User Adoption
Jay Snyder, President, Big Blue Innovations  

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Interactive Break Visits:
UNC-Charlotte K-Niner Robot Dog | Assistant Professor UNC-Charlotte Construction Engineering & Management, Stephanie F. Pilkington, Ph.D. 
Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and Matrice 300 RTK DJI Drone, General Manger, BuildingPoint Southeast, Paul Zytnik

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.  Session 3:
AI for Construction Takeoff through On-Screen Takeoff with Boost
Greg Duyka, Product Demo Engineer/Senior Product Trainer, ConstructConnect

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Closing Comments 

 

Presentation Information


Job site 360 Video Capture and VR Use Cases for Construction 

Brandon Lauerman, Senior Project Manager, Commercial Group, Wayne Brothers

Brandon Lauerman
  • What is and how to capture 360 videos for use in VR (mainly focusing on camera technology that is available)
  • Use cases for 360 video / Virtual Reality (ie. Marketing, job recruitment, safety/quality inspections, training, site precon reviews, and development)
  • What does implementation look like (the realities of distributing VR)
  • Upcoming technologies with VR
  • Hands on demonstrations

Construction Technology and the Psychology of User Adoption

Jay Snyder, President, Big Blue Innovations  

Jay SnyderWinning with Technology - The "people" complexity
Contractors have historically struggled to get the most out of the technology they've purchased.  In many ways, this has earned skepticism for the impact that technology can have to improve industry pressures like the labor shortage, compressed schedules, increased costs of putting work in place, and material availability.  The key to winning with tech is to realize that it's a people problem.  Regardless of the technology you onboard, it has to be effectively and fully adopted by your teams.  Ultimately, the attitude employees have toward technology is the determining factor, and there are key things to understand and approaches to take, to achieve employee interest, support and engagement of technology.

After this session, you will be able to answer or have a point of view on the following:

  • What are the employee personas/profiles regarding technology that you should be aware of?
  • How do these manifest in hurdles or advantages to win with technology?
  • How can you improve employee engagement and interest to leverage technology in a game-changing way?
  • What are keys to creating an environment that maximizes the benefits of technology?


Greg DuykaAI for Construction Takeoff through On-Screen Takeoff with Boost

Greg Duyka, Product Demo Engineer/Senior Product Trainer, ConstructConnect

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to see the latest in Search Engine technology to help contractors find and download the images for projects that fit their specific profile and then use AI technology with Boost to eliminate a significant amount of time for the takeoff process.

Special Guests

UNCC K-Niner on top of dirt UNCC K-Niner Robot Dog,

Stephanie F. Pilkington, Ph.D. Assistant Professor | Construction Engineering & Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicle nicknamed the K-Niner Robot dog is designed to better assess damaged structures in the wake of natural disasters. K-Niner will collect data regarding the failures of building methods and materials during extreme situations. Researchers will utilize this data to prevent those failures in the future. Dr. Stephanie Pilkington, an assistant professor in the department of engineering technology and construction management, leads the research group in charge of this project known as PhDisaster. She also coordinates the majority of the K-Niner project with her graduate research assistant Sai Bharadwaj.

Trimble X7 Laser Scanner and Matrice 300 RTK DJI Drone

Paul Zytnik, General Manger, BuildingPoint Southeast

X7 LaserThe Trimble® X7 3D Laser Scanner is a compact, lightweight system with new innovations to simplify adoption, increase efficiency and provide confidence in the field. Automatic Calibration ensures data accuracy on each scan and Registration Assist enables automatic in field registration. With the Trimble X7 and Trimble Field Link field software, you get a dependable instrument backed by an industry-leading two-year warranty and comprehensive workflows to validate scan projects in the field.
 
Matrice 300 RTK DJI DroneThe Matrice 300 RTK is DJI's latest commercial drone platform that takes inspiration from modern aviation systems. Offering up to 55 minutes of flight time, advanced AI capabilities, 6 Directional Sensing and Positioning and more, the M300 RTK sets a whole new standard by combining intelligence with high-performance and unrivaled reliability.

Thank you to our 2023 Tech Talk Workshop sponsors!
HCSS   BuildingPointe Southeast


Cost: $25 for CAGC Members
$50 for Non-CAGC Members
*lunch is included

Limited space is available! Be sure to reserve your space today!

Have technology topics? Contact Sharon Walters at swalters@carolinasagc.org

 

When
2/23/2023 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where
The ROC Goodwill Construction Skills Training Ctr 1335 Alleghany St. Charlotte, NC 28208

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