Agenda 2017-09-01T10:06:38+00:00

August 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Oracle Conference Center |350 Oracle Parkway Redwood City, CA 94065

July 13 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Faith Technologies, Inc. | 201 Main St., Menasha, Wis. 54952

Overall meeting objectives:

  • Build relationships among the members
  • Get clear on charter and expectations
  • Describe how the group will work (platforms to communicate and share, meeting dates, between-meeting activities, updates committee, etc.)
  • Collaborate to set the development and we would like to work together over the year.

8:00 a.m.
Welcome – Initiative Overview and Discussion

9:00 a.m.
How We Will Work

9:45 a.m.
Update on Website

10:00 a.m.
Technique and Mind Mapping/Affinity Mapping

11:15 a.m.
Review, Prioritize

11:45 a.m.
Next Steps

May 11 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Joeris General Contractors | 823 Arion Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78216

Sam will open the day by welcoming the construction industry as well as discuss the focus for directing the goals for the Baseline to Build On standard. He will outline the vision based on the results Peggy will share from the group survey and from lessoned learned from previous standard efforts and what is need to develop a common platform.

Sam Lamonica, vice president/CIO, Rosendin Electric, chairman Baseline to Build On

Peggy will share the results from the Baseline to Build On standards survey that was conducted earlier this year, and help set the direction for the second meeting and beyond. She will identify what are the biggest pain points, opportunities, and what needs to happen to move a data protocol initiative forward based on the survey responses.

Peggy Smedley, president Specialty Publishing Media, editorial director, Constructech magazine

Solving the Data Dilemma
Decisionmaking in the course of a construction project is impossible without information. Construction information processing, broken down by the number of subcontractors and material vendors, is hampering the way construction professionals consume information for decisionmaking. Sharing construction information in a standardized format is an essential requirement for effective decisionmaking. Attendees of this session will have a chance to exchange their opinions with Professor Julian Kang of Texas A&M University, who has been studying how to effectively collect and use engineering information generated during the nuclear power plant design since 1993, on the challenges in the process of exchanging, what to do to overcome these challenges, and in what order.

Julian Kang, professor, Texas A&M University

Strategic Meeting
It’s time to build the standard. At this meeting, construction companies will help create a one-of-a-kind protocol. This is the meeting where decisions will be made on how to develop a common data protocol for the construction industry. This will impact all size construction firms, large, medium, or small.

With the results from the survey in hand, the group will make decisions on:

  • The areas that need to be addressed in the standard (defining the pain points and use cases)
  • What is needed (oversight committee, membership dues, executive director)
  • Next steps for the future

Members and the technology community are invited to help make decisions on how the group should proceed.

Julian Kang, Texas A&M University, and Peggy Smedley, Constructech magazine

February 23 | 12:45 – 5:00 p.m.


Peggy Smedley, Constructech magazine
Sam Lamonica, Rosendin Electric

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
The Importance of Data

The opening keynote will take attendees through the jobsite and beyond, as it will explore how data travels through the lifecycle of a construction project. The presenter will talk about the importance of data in smart cities, buildings, and infrastructure, identifying how data will transform the construction industry today and in the future.

Speaker: John Schlitt, Consultant

1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
Data Challenges and Opportunities

This session will give insight into the challenges that construction professionals currently face, and how the role of the contractor is going to change with the emergence of data and the Internet of Things, giving specific examples for contractors.

Speaker: Jim Kissane, Industry Expert

1:45 – 2:05  p.m.
BIM, ERP, VDC, VR, and Beyond

This session will address common data challenges associated with building information modeling, virtual design and construction, virtual reality, estimating, enterprise-resource planning, project administration, and more. It will give insight into the importance of creating a standard from the office to the jobsite.

Speaker: Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.
What’s Coming on the Jobsite?

This session will take a safety and IoT (Internet of Things) angle, with discussions and demonstrations for things like smart hats, shoes, glasses, watches, and helmets.

Speaker: Carol Hagen, Hagen Business Systems

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

2:55 – 3:30 p.m.
Constructech Vision for Standard

This session will give the vision for a standard in the construction industry, walking attendees through challenges with regards to leveraging data in the industry—and how a standard can help.

Speakers: Peggy Smedley, Constructech magazine & Sam Lamonica, Rosendin Electric

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Open Discussion

This is attendees’ opportunity to sound off about the Internet of Things, standards, questions, and concerns for the future. This will set the stage for how the industry moves forward in the months ahead.