Karen Weiss, senior industry strategy manager, civil infrastructure owners, Autodesk, explains why data is the new dollar, and people talk about Big Data and the IoT, and the unique perspective Autodesk brings to the table is using the data to make better decisions.
Ed Coffin, senior product advisor, ConEst, says the biggest pain point for construction customers is an estimating process and the handover of the estimating process to project managers.
John Grady, president, Epic BIM, says the ultimate goal is to see BIM (building information modeling) and wearables interact with the jobsite and have RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag badges, so first responders can know where the individuals are located in case of an accident.
Chad Pearson, director of business development, Plexxis Software, says a big trend in the construction industry right now is having the quickest access to the best information and putting all knowledge under one roof.
Grady Slane, ShareFile product marketing manager, Citrix, offers his thoughts on how construction companies can use ShareFile and how it’s different from other file sharing companies
Eric Kramer, vice president of sales, e-Builder, talks of how technology impacts a construction project owner and how e-Builder is assisting in managing large healthcare projects.
Leon Gorbaty, director of product management, Bentley Systems, discusses SpecWave Composer and how it helps contractors as well as how architects, engineers, and construction professionals share specifications.
Peggy Smedley looks at the growing use of mobile apps, smartphones, and other technologies in the construction industry.