Skillset Academy Agenda

Skillset Academy Agenda2018-04-13T16:30:10+00:00

Event Agenda

April 16, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Motivating Women in Construction
Only 9% of U.S. construction workers are women. This session will provide firsthand insights from a woman currently working in the space about how women can excel in the workplace, inspiring both students and industry about how women and men can come together to drive change in the construction industry.

Karmyn Babcock, vice president, operational excellence & technologyThe Weitz Co.

Robots Lend a Hand
Robots take to the stage to demonstrate what new technologies are already here—and how it will impact the ways workers perform jobs in the future.

Joshua Peschel, assistant professor, Iowa State University

Inside Emerging Tech
Take a step inside the latest technology advances, as a leader in the space gives an up close look at new trends with BIM, VDC, cloud, mobile, and so much more.

Kurt Maldovan, director of VDC, Jacobs

Industry Roundtable
Where is the construction industry headed? This Q&A, moderated by Constructech Editorial Director Peggy Smedley, will take you up close to advanced technology for the future.

Brad Ausman, Product Manager for Productivity Tools Suite, Vermeer Corp.
Kurt Maldovan, director of VDC, Jacobs
Joshua Peschel, assistant professor, Iowa State University

Insight into Connected Tools
Hear from an engineer who found his place on jobsites leading a team of sales and engineering specialists. Dan will explain how technology is changing the construction industry. From connected tools to software, learn how these advancements help construction professionals increase safety and productivity whether in an office or the jobsite.

Daniel Wade, division manager (engineer), Hilti

What You Don’t Know about IoT
Have you heard about cigarette-paved roads? This session will dive into the latest advances and innovations that are impacting the construction jobsite—from 3D printing, to automated manufacturing, to new materials paving roads.

Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech magazine

A Look at LiFi
Lights will change the way we communicate. This demo will show how LiFi works and will illustrate how it will advance connectivity, as the presenter offers a vision for the future of technology.

Roger Jellicoe, contractor for pureLiFi

Special Hands-On Exhibits

  • Simulators: Try out augmented reality and horizontal directional drill simulators with Vermeer Corp.
  • Recruitment Table: Recruitment opportunities from Hilti
  • Recruitment Table: Recruitment opportunities from Jacobs