In this ever-changing technology landscape, AGC of America is committed to providing its Members and Chapters with access to the knowledge and skills needed to implement the technologies that are changing our industry. The AGC professional staff implements and supports a wide spectrum of opportunities for Member utilization of new technologies and understanding of the best practices.
Working alongside the AGC professional staff are the members of the IT Steering Committee who are up-to-speed on the trends and changes in construction technology and are able to add valuable contributions to AGC’s technology related initiatives. The AGC IT Steering Committee consists of IT Leaders from AGC General Contractor and Service Provider membership.
2016 AGC IT Forum Conference: Joint Venture with Northwestern University this year!
Annual Technology Conference for Construction. The IT Conference is the construction industry’s one-stop shop for great discussions and presentations on important technology topics such as Emerging Technology Trends, Affordable Solutions, Cloud Computing, Security, Drones and much more. The 2016 IT Conference will be held in Chicago, August 4 & 5, 2016.
This year attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts from Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering. Read more details about this exciting joint venture here.
Visit http://meetings.agc.org/itforum for more details
About the IT Steering Committee:
The Mission of the IT Steering committee is to maximize the effectiveness of electronic information systems in a logical and useful manner to the benefit of the membership and chapters of the AGC of America.
As the leading construction industry association, AGC is always interested in identifying, leading and promoting initiatives that are good for our contractor membership and our industry as a whole. Some of these initiatives include:
Annual Tech Showcase:
Each year at the AGC Annual Convention, the IT Steering Committee and AGC staff hosts a Technology Showcase. Three speakers are given the opportunity to share and demonstrate a technology that has improved productivity or revenues or reduced costs within the company.
Construction Technology Standards and Interoperability (agcXML):
Defining standards and establishing interoperability for construction software through the agcXML project. agcXML was founded by the Associated General Contractors of America in 2004 to remedy the construction data integration gap and develop open source integration standards that industry technology providers could build into their software. In October of 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America selected COSA to officially take over stewardship of the agcXML effort, dedicating resources from member firms to develop and deliver open source integration standards that industry technology providers can build into their software. To learn more visit www.cosa.build
This newsletter is designed to convey technology information, trends, and happenings in the construction industry. This newsletter also provides information on tips and tricks, as well as high traffic conversations from the IT Forum list serve discussions.
Construction technology professionals: share and exchange information via the AGC IT Forum Group on LinkedIn.
The AGC eForums are a collection of email listservs dedicated to the exchange of information on various topics. There are nearly 60 eForums on topics as varied as: human resource practice and policy, safety and health, taxes and fiscal policy, project delivery, the environment and all of the contracting divisions.
See more at: https://www.agc.org/connect/divisions/agc-groups