June 5-7, 2018 - Anaheim, CA | December 4-6, 2018 - Washington DC

Education Theaters

AEC Next will host 50+ FREE education sessions on the show floor at three different presentation theaters:  the BIM + IPD Theater, Building Performance Theater, and Connected Jobsites Theater.  Pull up a seat and engage with the biggest players in the AEC industry.  Reserve your expo pass today and check back frequently for schedule updates.


At the Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery Theater, you will learn about the latest product developments and best practices from commercial AEC developers, services, and solutions providers. See the power, the speed, and the tools coming to our market to improve AEC collaboration and interoperability.

Wed., June 6, 2018 11:00 AM - BQE Software - Disrupting Your Firm to Save It: Competing in the World of Artificial Intelligence

Over the last decade, revolutions in technology have transformed our world and, in some cases, disrupted entire industries. While your firm has likely worked hard to develop processes and systems that help you deliver your services efficiently, that won’t be enough. If your business is complacent and relies on systems of today—or worse, yesterday—you’ll be at risk. Indeed, technology—especially artificial intelligence—is about to annihilate the way your firm works. This presentation with BQE Software Chief Creative Officer Steven Burns, FAIA will show you why you need to embrace change in order to compete. We will pay particular attention to technologies that should be adopted and how to begin the process of internal disruption in order to prepare for the inevitable. Make sure you attend in order to discover:

  • Why business as usual doesn’t cut it in the age of automation and AI
  • Why the rigorous process of overhauling your firm is so beneficial
  • How to evaluate your firm and determine what needs to change
  • Which technologies you need to master to stay ahead of the curve

Steven Burns, FAIA – Chief Creative Officer, BQE Software


Wed., June 6, 2018 12:00 PM - Revizto - Revizto: Unleash the true power of BIM by combining 2D and 3D issue tracking

Revizto is revolutionizing how project teams leverage the power of BIM to identify, track, and resolve issues. In this session, we’ll show the optimal workflows for mark-up and issue tracking that have put Revizto in position to be a true game-changer and industry leader for BIM coordination tools.

Mark Ciszewski, Revizto


Wed., June 6, 2018 1:00 PM - VIATechnik, LLC - BIM Today & Tomorrow - Visualization Integration Automation

Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik, LLC


Wed., June 6, 2018 1:30 PM - Assemble Systems - Innovative Technology Solution for Leveraging BIM Data

In this presentation, we will share how you can leverage the BIM data, 2D Drawings and Point Clouds for preconstruction and construction workflow. Best practices will be shared on how to condition a model with information outside of the design model so that you can organize a model in a way that you estimate. With the ability to classify objects by activity ID, bid packages, cost code, VE options, and zones/areas, preconstruction teams can realize immediate benefits by streamlining the data. We will also share how you can use dynamically connected 2D drawings and 3D Models for improved project insight. This integrated combination approach helps you understand 2D Drawings in the context of the model to make sound decisions when performing takeoff, estimating, and construction management. This session will cover how to consume Building Information Models, drawings, and point clouds to enable construction professionals to condition, query, and connect the data to key workflows.

Abigayle Curtis, Assemble Systems


Thurs., June 7, 2018 11:00 AM - Red Sky Solutions - Cybersecurity Best Practices for AEC

Ever since design and construction files went digital, the threat of cybercrime has been a consideration for AEC firms. Unfortunately, protecting against it is no longer as simple as making sure there is a network firewall installed – With the advent of ransomware comes the real threat of project files being encrypted and held hostage by attackers who have found it rather easy to attack the mid-market space. The threat of ransomware is very real and the impact on an organization attacked is often catastrophic to both finance and reputation. This session will focus on some best practices AEC companies can take to reduce their cyber-risk surface and will explore the latest technologies to prevent and remediate cybercrime.

Chris Pinckney, Red Sky Solutions


Thurs., June 7, 2018 11:30 AM - Trimble - How Emerging Technologies are Influencing the Construction Industry

This presentation will explore emerging technologies that are influencing the direction of the construction industry. We will discuss virtual and augmented reality solutions that enable building owners, contractors, and design teams to explore 3D models of their projects. The interaction of both physical and digital worlds is changing the way project teams collaborate during the design, construction, and operations phase of a building. Emerging technology for 3D scanning has provided the industry with a fast workflow to collect extremely accurate 3D point clouds and generate models of a built environment before, during, and after construction. With access to accurate scans of the project, building owners and construction teams are using the 3D scans to ensure buildings are built exactly how they are designed in the virtual world. With the rapid rise of new technologies already influencing how we interact with the built environment today, we will take a look at where the next 10 years might take us.

David Burczyk, Trimble



Thurs., June 7, 2018 1:00 PM - Archway Systems, Inc - BIM: Past, Present, Future

Given that the definition of the “B” in BIM is the VERB building, and not the noun, BIM has actually been around for 50 years. Real life examples will be given to demonstrate the developments over the years that have resulted in today’s technology. The future holds even more .

Tom Lazear, Archway Systems, Inc



Explore solutions, new materials/building products, and strategies for the integration and life-cycle optimization of all major high-performance building attributes including energy conservation, design resiliency, safety, security, accessibility, and durability, green building, sustainability, functionality, and operational concerns

Wed., June 6, 2018 11:00 AM - City of Anaheim Public Utilities - Anaheim, Where Innovation is Fostered and Business is Empowered

This session will introduce participants to the Anaheim Economic Development Team, as they share new programs and technologies that can streamline a company’s move or expansion into Anaheim and aid their future business growth. Anaheim is world-renown for business innovation, tourism, and growth. With more than 16,000 businesses located among its 50 square miles, Anaheim is at the forefront of fostering innovation and empowering business. As the 10th largest City in California, Anaheim is home to over 350,000 residents and over 24 million annual visitors.
Anaheim Economic Development Team, City of Anaheim Public Utilities


Wed., June 6, 2018 12:00 PM - United Rentals - Innovative Construction Support Technologies

Construction practices have been relatively static for decades. There are a wide variety of challenges on construction sites. There are many new technical innovations that are being adapted specifically for the construction industry. These innovations include systems that can detect and monitor equipment location and usage, drone enabled aerial surveys for progress assessment or stockpile monitoring, unmanned vehicles that can move materials around remote sites, and wearable technologies that can detect trips and falls and issues alerts. This presentation will discuss these innovations and how they will help to increase productivity and safety and gain wide adoption on next generation construction sites.
Scott Hartley, United Rentals


Wed., June 6, 2018 12:30 PM - United Rentals - Benchmark and Maximize Equipment Utilization

Managing equipment utilization has always been difficult. That changes with the United Rentals Benchmarking Service. Built on 20+ years of data and expertise, United Rentals has created the first comprehensive utilization benchmark for different industry and equipment categories. Now, companies can score equipment utilization against their industry’s benchmark, pinpoint improvement opportunities and quantify the dollar impact.
Rent only what you need, when you need it. Total Control® is our proprietary fleet management system that features innovative consumption management tools to help you reduce overall costs by optimizing the amount, length and utilization of equipment on rent.
Jeff Rush, United Rentals


Wed., June 6, 2018 2:30 PM - PlanIT Impact - Integrated Date Driven Design Process

We are on the advent of one of the biggest changes in building design and construction – the access to real time data and analytics. As new technology gets introduced for project teams, the traditional way of design and project management will evolve as integrated design becomes the norm. In this presentation, we’ll go over a new tool that allows project teams to confer on building resource use and ROI data on big design decisions. Data is taking the guessing out of the design game and making data-driven decision in pre-design possible

Mary English, PlanIT Impact


Thurs., June 7, 2018 11:30 AM - Umbra - Onsite with Augmented Reality

AR is here, and it’s taking the AEC by storm. AR solutions contain a number of useful tools to make your on-site team more effective and efficient. Investigate how AR is used on the worksite by both designers and construction professionals and explore challenges and potential solutions available.
Shawn Adamek, Umbra



Want a smarter jobsite? See how new technologies are making it happen with the latest thinking and products for construction management, IoT, project management, WiFi, drones, and site monitoring tools all working to connect the jobsite to the design office and speed project delivery on-time and on-budget.

Wed., June 6, 2018 11:00 AM - Pix4D, Inc - Automated crane camera and cloud based solution for daily site surveying and BIM

Drone-mapping technology has become a key player in construction lately, making site surveying more affordable and frequent, compared to traditional methods. In this presentation we’ll see how to go further and get real-time measurable 2D/3D data of sites in an automated way and no limitation.
Julian Norton, Bus. Dev. Manger for Construction, Pix4D, Inc

Wed., June 6, 2018 11:30 AM - 3D Robotics - Connecting Workflows With Drone Data and BIM 360

Drones have quickly become a must-have tool on construction projects, helping do everything from taking photos and videos to creating high-resolution maps and 3D models. Now that capturing data with a drone is easy, there’s a tremendous opportunity for construction and engineering professionals to better integrate it into their projects, give their whole team access, and integrate their data with BIM workflows to improve collaboration and efficiency.
3DR, the leading provider of drone technology to the AEC industry, has been working with Autodesk to make this a reality. They recently launched an integration between their Site Scan drone data platform and Autodesk BIM 360, helping better connect drone data to the rest of their project stakeholders in a variety of ways.
Hugh McFall, Product Marketing Manager at 3DR, helped lead the launch of the integration and will be presenting on how construction teams—like PARIC, an ENR 400 Contractor—are already putting it to use to improve quality control, solve issues quickly in the field, streamline data sharing across teams, and much more.
Hugh McFall, 3D Robotics

Wed., June 6, 2018 1:00 PM - Triax Technologies, Inc. - Connecting the Jobsite Through IoT-Based Systems

Spot-r by Triax taps into construction’s most valuable resources – workers and equipment – to convert worksite location, activity and safety into actionable insights. This dynamic presentation will delve into construction’s digital revolution and the IoT-based solutions that are connecting jobsites nationwide. By providing total digital visibility into workforce and equipment location, activity, and safety, key construction project stakeholders can leverage real-time data to unlock efficiency, enhance safety and improve overall bottom line. Come see this connected jobsite solution in action and learn how its improving injury response time and eliminating waste at jobsites today.
Chad Hollingsworth, Triax Technologies, Inc.

Wed., June 6, 2018 3:00 PM - SlatPlanner - Keeping it Real: Digital Planning with Real Sticky Notes

Despite recent advances in technology, many projects still turn to physical, collaborative planning; with great success. However, wall planning requires more manual maintenance and is difficult to track. Digital planning makes analysis easy, though, it is more difficult to get full participation and buy in. A passionate scheduling practitioner has dedicated his free time to creating a system that allows users to have the best of both worlds. The SlatPlanner system allows teams to collaboratively arrange paper or plastic sticky notes on a wall and digitize them with their phones. SlatPlanner automatically tracks progress, changes, failure reasons, etc. and makes the schedule available on the web and via mobile apps.
Steve Moore, SlatPlanner

Wed., June 6, 2018 3:30 PM - TimeMachine - How a Real Time Machine is Changing Future of Construction

4D schedules are, most often, underutilized by project stakeholders. The main reason, I have found, is the perception of being too complex to navigate. Typically, I see 4D models disseminated as flashy videos that people quickly watch, one time, and then walk away from. I set out to put the live, current, living, breathing 4D model into everyone’s hands; including the hands of our most technology-stubborn superintendents. To do this, I decided to create a simple piece of hardware that people can hold in their hands, with intuitive, tactile controls. This presentation will show how I created this controller and what it can do.
Steve Moore, TimeMachine

Thurs., June 7, 2018 11:00 AM - DEWALT - Moving beyond BIM - Leveraging Design Automation

Everyone in the AEC industry is looking to do more, better, with less these days. The expectations of using BIM solely as a coordination tool is changing and companies are looking at how they can leverage their models to drive offsite construction. We will show how this is possible inside of Revit.
Josh Bone, DEWALT

Thurs., June 7, 2018 1:30 PM - Trimble - Transforming the Future of Construction through BIM-centric Project Management

Since 2003, BIM platforms have evolved from basic design tools to cloud-connected databases that contain all the relevant information for a single project—from the location and type of every door, window, and electrical outlet to the legal documents signed by building owners and contractors. BIM-centric project management and delivery is reshaping the future of construction.
New advancements in project management applications that combine modeling capabilities with the ability to manage data on the element level will deliver optimized project intelligence for general contractors going forward. Next generation project management tools can also help construction companies manage and effectively leverage the growing tidal wave of project data created on the building site every day. By moving data beyond individualized containers and bringing all project data together in a centralized common data environment that is organized through associations in BIM’s spatial framework and virtual representation of building elements.
This session explores the evolution of cloud-based BIM collaboration, and shares insight on what lies ahead for the next generation project management tools and processes for faster, more efficient project delivery.
Marcel Broekmaat, Trimble

Thurs., June 7, 2018 2:00 PM - Ryvit - Empower Next : The Future of Application Networking

The Productivity Imperative in the AEC industry demands more robust and accelerated adoption of software solutions in the Construction Technology category to drive innovation and efficiency. Connectivity no longer needs to be a boundary. Empowering adoption and automating workflow will help the Industry move forward in ways only imagined before. Ryvit will showcase the way forward to demonstrate what is possible when you experience intelligent integration.

Gain insight into the possibilities of:
* Simplifying Connectivity
* Designing, Building, and Operating an Integration Plan
* Imagining Automated Workflows
* Networking Multiple Systems and Companies

Tom Stem, Ryvit

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