For the first time in recent history, the computer is now able to provide intelligent guidance to the planner rather than the planner simply using the computer as an input device. You'll learn how AI is being used to proactively guide and validate the entire project planning process, capturing historical project performance and leveraging it to validate new.
This webinar will bring tips from experts to help employers meet their new recruits coming from outside the usual ranks and ensure that the traps of employee dissatisfaction and frustration are avoided. Attendees will also learn how to hire, retain and support recruits from disadvantaged populations, for everyone’s success.
Many construction projects go over budget and off schedule because their office and field teams are looking at different data. But when contractors run their business applications in a connected cloud, they can easily share data. Three contractors will share how connected cloud technology is helping them make better business decisions that are leading to more profitable operations and growth.
Breaking down the silo to make everyone a partner in safety requires communication, transparency and data management — all of which are well supported by mobile and cloud technologies today. Progressive project managers share how they are using technology to transition safety from an add-on set of responsibilities to a culture where safety-by-nature is woven into the fabric of the workflow.
With the industry shifting to a younger workforce, what are companies doing to develop new talent, retain top performers and fill out their succession plans? Industry experts will join leaders honored in ENR's Top 20 Under 40 competition to delve into the challenges and opportunities in attracting young talent, optimizing mentorship programs and identifying strategies to smoothly transition leadership.
Driving innovation is never simple. Infrastructure can be a barrier. But cultural and process challenges can be equally – if not more difficult – to overcome. Sundt Construction will share the lessons they've learned in introducing innovations like drone imagery and analytics – and the impact of innovation to company performance and employee safety and engagement.
The insurance market for contractors continues to evolve with specific coverages seeing difficult times for rates and capacity. Worldwide capacity for underwriting construction risk remains a challenge. We'll discuss best practices that are driving favorable market responses along with alternative risk financing techniques that contractors are using to better finance losses and control rate impacts.
Estimating construction costs has always been a challenge due to volatile material prices and the cyclical nature of the market. Trending factors, such as labor availability, material pricing and owner roles will all effect planning processes, making flexibility in response necessary. During this webinar, attendees will learn key strategies for adjusting estimates with real-world market conditions in mind.
Building solar and wind energy generation efficiently in the field can often be more like manufacturing than construction. But as with every construction job, the work requires careful planning and program management. We'll discuss the software the experts use for every step of the process, from planning to operations to how new manufacturing techniques and robots are helping execute.