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Supported Event: Construction — What Is the Future?
May 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The U.S.-Saudi Business Council (USSBC) is pleased to extend an invitation to attend two-hour virtual event hosted by USSBC Chairman’s Circle member Project Production Institute and Texas A&M on May 25, 2021. Those interested in learning about modernization and digitalization in the construction industry as well as in improving the outcomes of their projects can register for free here.
To improve project outcomes, along with the need to address a potential shortage in skilled workers, owners and contractors are looking to modernize construction.
This includes the use of digital technology, (AI/ML, IoT, etc.), and the adoption of industrialized manufacturing strategies including, automation, standardization, and modularization.
Although the benefit of a modern approach to construction will result in better project outcomes and a more enjoyable experience for project participants, the construction industry remains stuck in the past. As many know, the construction industry is deeply rooted in craft production, meaning it operates and is structured much differently than sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics. In order to benefit from emerging methods and technologies, professionals in the construction industry must understand and adopt new ways of thinking and practices.
To learn how to modernize construction effectively, join experts from Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department and the Project Production Institute for a two-hour virtual event where attendees will learn about next-generation digitalization and industrialization practices for project delivery. Details regarding Texas A&M’s new professional certification program for modernizing construction will also be announced.
During this session, attendees will explore:
– The “gap” in the current approach to project management
– How construction can leverage Project Production Management to improve project outcomes, who is using it now, and how they are beneﬁting
– Digital technology, sensors, and robotics to improve project outcomes
– Details of Texas A&M’s upcoming professional certification program for equipping industry professionals with tools to modernize their efforts and advance their careers via effective project delivery
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Those interested in improving outcomes of projects including architects, engineers and construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, fabricators, and project managers.
Jim Craig, Chevron
Gary Fischer, PPI
Anthony Marraro, Texas A&M
Edward Pound, PPI
Todd Zabelle, PPI