WebEd: Increasing Labor Productivity with Data

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As technology continues to become a part of workers’ daily lives on the jobsite, we’re collecting huge amounts of data. And we’re already beginning to take that data and use it to build reliable artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). So now the big question, how is this going to change the job site and they way you manage your projects?

In this webinar, we’ll be taking a deep-dive into this discussion plus answering questions like:

  • What steps can contractors take today to begin the transition to a data-driven business?
  • How can companies create a "data quality culture" around construction field data?
  • How can field data collection be best aligned with project planning to reduce risk?
  • Where will we see applications of ML/AI in the construction industry in both the short and long term?


Zach Scheel


Zach Scheel is the co-founder and CEO of Rhumbix.  Zach has more than a decade of construction project management experience across three continents.  After graduating from Duke University, Zach served for five years as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy.  His past billets include serving as the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Assistant Public Works Officer at Naval Station Everett, WA, and Military Construction Manager at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  After his military service, Zach worked as an Associate at Bechtel Enterprises, Assistant Area Superintendent at Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, and as a Project Controls Engineer at Organic Growth Project One, located in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile.  Zach holds dual master's degrees from Stanford University in business and construction, is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).  Zach serves as an Advisor to the Movember Foundation and is actively involved in numerous Veteran-related charities. Outside of work, Zach's hobbies include surfing, skiing, wakeboarding, travel, and mountaineering.

Guy Skillett
Construction Innovation Officer

Before becoming Rhumbix Construction Innovation Officer, Guy spent ten years on Bechtel jobsites on five continents seeing everything from the good, the less good, and in between. Guy uses that experience, and the perspective of a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, to help companies innovate through the deployment of technology driven construction management and measurement approaches.

Michael Myers
Head of Data Science

Michael is the head of data science at Rhumbix and works closely with customers who are looking to maximize their understanding of field execution.  Prior to joining Rhumbix 2 1/2 years ago, Michael was a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley.  While construction is a long ways from research into fundamental physics, his experience and interests lie in developing practical solutions to challenging technical problem.  

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