Apply by Wednesday, October 20, 2021!
Apply by Wednesday, October 20, 2021!
In part two of this series, we explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can streamline critical construction project workflows by automating time-consuming and repetitive processes like building a submittal log and tracking changes to specs over the course of a project. Bryan Rumple of Mortenson and Sameer Merchant of Autodesk Construction Solutions discuss document management challenges and how AI technology can improve productivity and reduce project risk.
Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application opened July 1, 2021 and closes November 1, 2021.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifting in the City of Philadelphia, GBCA’s Construction Leadership Council has come back together in-person! On June 10, 2021, the CLC hosted an in-person workshop and networking event at a local brewery.
After 15 months of virtual meetings, virtual workshops, and virtual “meet-ups,” the CLC wanted an opportunity to rethink networking, and get a refresher on making business and industry connections. Matt Blank, Director of Business Development of Friedman LLP, spoke about building business through networking and relationships, as opposed to a hard sell. This approach to business development and relationship-building starts with a strong conversation.
On June 1, President Biden called for an “all-of-government effort to expand contracting opportunities for underserved small businesses across the country.” Among other initiatives, the goal is to increase the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses (SDB) by 50 percent by 2026, which the administration calculates as an additional $100 billion to SDBs over the five-year pe
As the director of marketing and social media for Small Giants, Kimberly Werner has worked in the design and construction industry since 2003, joined Small Giants in 2009 and moved to Colorado in 2015 to lead the expansion of Small Giants in the Denver market. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities of proposal development, websites and social media, she focuses on Denver’s business development to showcase Small Giants as an industry marketing expert. In addition to being an active member of the AGC America Business Development Forum Steering Committee, Kimberly serves as the Denver Chapter President of the BD Guild, Communications Chair of the CoreNet Global Colorado Chapter, and the Communications Chair and Advisory Board for A Precious Child.
The Building Division by acclimation elected Michael Trettel as Chairman for the 2021-2022 term. Michael began his career as a Project Engineer and Project Manager and transitioned to business development. He is currently Director of Business Development for i+iconUSA (parent company of Joseph B. Fay Co. and i+iconSoutheast).
Jolsna Thomas has over 14 years of experience in the construction industry originally focused on the law and then she branched into the areas of business development, marketing, sales, and nonprofit work. Thomas serves as Business Development Manager for Rosendin Electric, Inc., one of the largest employee-owned electrical contractors in the United States. In addition to leading Business Development efforts in Texas, she serves on Rosendin’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and is President of The Rosendin Foundation, its 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Thomas serves on the AGC of America Business Development Forum Steering Committee as well on the board of directors for the Real Estate Council of Austin, Austin Convention Enterprises, Inc., and South Asian Bar Association of Austin.
In 2018 the Project Delivery Forum changed its name to Project Innovation and Delivery Forum to broaden its scope and put emphasis on the innovations necessary to deliver projects in the 21st century. The mission of the forum is to align the execution of construction projects with the latest innovations in safety, quality and productivity, and to educate the industry on best practices in order to deliver quality projects on time and on budget.
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