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Virtues of virtual construction panel just days away

Virtues of virtual construction
panel just days away

| March 12, 2015

Fresh off the success of this city's first-ever AEC Hackathon, BuiltWorlds is excited to be working next week with the Chicago Building Congress on the group's own first-ever program focused exclusively on technology. Optimizing the Process: CBC's Virtual Construction Panel is set for Wednesday, March 18, at the downtown Union League Club.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and a few tickets are still available.

 Greg Meeder

 Greg Meeder

     Hill's Wunderlich

     Hill's Wunderlich

At press time, there were two lineup changes on the still-distinguished group. The updated panel: Kevin Bredeson, Director of Virtual Construction, Pepper ConstructionDavid Ivey, AIA, buildingSMART manager, HOKDon Wunderlich, BIM Integration Specialist, Hill Group (mechanical subs); Steve Wiley, SVP Preconstruction Services, McHugh ConstructionJohn Jurewicz, GM, Virtual Design & Construction, WalbridgeJennifer Suerth, Integrated Construction Coordinator, Mortenson; and former CBC President Gregory R. Meeder, Partner, Construction Industry Practice Group, Holland & Knight.

"Whether you see virtual construction as our industry's leading edge or fear it could be the 'bleeding edge' for your firm, the reality today is that more owners are expecting this capability and more of your competitors are offering it," says Rob McManamy, BuiltWorlds' content director and moderator of the panel. "With that in mind, we hope this program will be as helpful for those firms who have not yet taken the full tech plunge as it is informative for those already 'all-in'."

Here's how CBC previews the event:  

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Job sites now are more technologically advanced and electronically integrated than ever before. Design and construction has evolved into one of the most creative and collaborative drivers of the global economy. And the continuing IT revolution has transformed relationships on project teams in ways never even imagined.

This high-powered panel will bring together virtual construction managers and integrated project delivery experts to share the inter-connected perspectives of the owner, the architect, the subcontractor, and the legal and insurance communities. Improving efficiency, speeding delivery and ‘wowing’ potential clients, virtual design and construction is now a new discipline that is fast-becoming a competitive necessity in our industry.

You can’t afford to miss this event, especially if your competitors will be there!

From its website: The Chicago Building Congress is the "cornerstone" of Greater Chicagoland's dynamic Building Industry, for it unites diverse members of the City's building community in common interests and purpose.

Formed in 1939, its principle objectives are: Uniting the Building Industry in a shared purpose; Advancing the Art, Science, and Technology of the Building Industry; Providing Members with networking and educational opportunities.

CBC is the only vertically-integrated Trade Association serving the Chicago area. Its varied membership includes real estate professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, engineering firms, architects, labor unions, associations, government entities, educational facilities, banks, insurance providers, consultants, legal firms, accounting firms, media publications, material manufacturers and suppliers. It is an equal opportunity trade association.

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