Tech Talk: Construction Technology Workshop

To Be Held June 9, 2022 in Charlotte, NC

You are invited to attend the inaugural CAGC Technology Workshop to be held this June in Charlotte, NC. Members and nonmembers alike are invited to join us for three informative sessions on the latest construction technology topics, a demonstration on a Smart Table and networking with like-minded colleagues. After the workshop, we look forward to discussion on the topics at our Piedmont Connect Event following the workshop (additional registration required). Make plans to attend and register today! 


1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Registration/Check-In
*Visit/Demo with Duncan Parnell Smart Table 
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Welcome from our Sponsor HCSS and Carolinas AGC
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Successful Use of Drones in Construction
Learn how contractors are using drones to save time, cost and provide additional value to their clients.
Dr. Joe Burgett, Professor, Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management, Clemson University 
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Why move the build off-site? Modular and Prefab Innovations
Learn the considerations to take into account when exploring off-site construction. See case-studies and examples of projects that were completed offsite. Find out how off-site construction can reduce schedule, minimize site disruption, and control costs.
Greg Oniskey, Modlogiq
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break 
*Refreshments will be provided
*Visit/Demo with Duncan Parnell Smart Table
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Access Control at the Construction Site,
Andy Rudisill, Field Support with Trimble Inc.
Heather Baker, IT Business Analyst with James G. Davis Construction Company
4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Program Conclusion 
Visit/Demo with Duncan Parnell Smart Table
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. CAGC Networking Event at Old Mecklenburg Brewery (*additional registration required)


Workshop Details

Where: CPCC Harris Campus, Harris 1 Building | Auditorium 1120 | Charlotte, NC
When: June 9, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Technology Workshop Only:
Members: FREE
Non Members: $50

Technology Workshop & Connect Event at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Members: $40
Non Member: $100* 
*Save $30 when you attend both events.

2022 Construction Workshop Speakers

Joe BurgettDr. Joe Burgett

Professor, Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management, Clemson University

Joe “Dr. Drone” Burgett is a tenured professor in the Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management at Clemson University. He has been in university-level academics since 2010 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate-level courses on drone application in the built environment. By trade, Dr. Burgett is a General Contractor and has spent many years teaching online courses for the trade unions. His primary area of research is in applied drone technology and has worked extensively with the SCDOT. His area of research focuses heavily on using UAS technology for bridge inspections and creating 3-D models to support field operations. Read Joe Burgett's full biography.

Greg OniskeyGreg Oniskey

Senior Client Specialist with MODLOGIQ

Greg brings a diverse background to off-site modular construction, with experience in real estate, property management, facilities maintenance, and leasing. His role involves facilitating collaboration between MODLOGIQ’s off-site modular construction experts and key accounts, guiding architects, owners, contractors, and construction managers through the unique “Build Together” process at MODLOGIQ to ensure project and partner success.

Heather BakerHeather Baker

As IT Business Analyst, Heather is part of DAVIS’ Business Solutions Group, and is known for her fearless approach to improving and integrating the company’s myriad information technology tools. With over 20 year’s industry experience, Heather first started her career as a Project Engineer and Project Manager in the Philadelphia area. When her company switched from Excel to Prolog to manage projects, Heather channeled her need to create order from chaos – honing her expertise and taking the opportunity to find clearer ways of working with the program and overhauling previous processes.  Within 3 months Heather had improved business efficiencies, educated the company regarding usage and accelerated the ‘go-live’ delivery date.  

A graduate from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Heather has spent over 15 years teaching construction systems and software applications that cover project cost and document management, cost estimating take-off and safety/quality control, as well as the processes that support them. It is precisely this combination of experience, education and operational knowledge that enables Heather - in her words - “to provide solutions that count and that can be counted on” for DAVIS. Heather lives in Maryland with her husband and their 4 dogs, enjoys golfing, hiking & craft brews and vacations that has them all. 


Andy RudisillAndy Rudisill

Andy Rudisill is a Product Development and Technical Field Support member of Trimble’s CrewSight team who works with General Contractors to provide technology for workforce management and access control to the construction industry. 

Holder of three US patents, recognized by Who’s Who in Business, and a former Contractor, Andy is passionate about leveraging technology to aid in worker and jobsite safety.  A 30-year veteran in both Volunteer Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services, he has tended to traumatic injuries on numerous jobsites. During these events, a worker's personal data and navigation of a jobsite were just two of the many complexities of construction sites. These experiences fuel his efforts today to upgrade the construction industry’s mindset, starting with the first step onto the jobsite. 
When he is not traveling or digitally connecting with clients, you will find him either on the golf course or on his tractor at home in Western North Carolina.


Thank you to our sponsors!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Jacob Garmon, Director of Safety, Suppliers & Sponsorships at 704-372-1450, ext. 5222.