Day One – March 19, 2018

Stream A: Government Policy, Contracts and Regulation Summit

10:15AM | Conference Room 1 opens  

10:30AM | Welcome Address from Oliver Kinross & Chairperson’s Opening Plenary Session

Chairperson: Thomas Gretch, Chief Executive, Queens Chamber of Commerce

10:45AM | Requirements of Publicly Financed Construction Projects
• Labor Law Section 220 prevailing wage requirements
• Mandatory filing and record retention rules
• Common schemes and means engaged in by construction companies engaged in prevailing wage fraud
• Liabilities of general and prime contractors for prevailing wage violations of their subcontractors
Gerard McEnroe, First Assistant Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, New York City School Construction Authority

11:10AM | Update on the Sandy Recovery Program

11:35AM | Exhibition tour break

11:50AM | Panel Discussion: Contractors and Developers

  • The latest developments and planning for residential and commercial buildings in New York
  • Overcoming the challenges
  • Project opportunities

12:30PM | DASNY – Future Opportunities for Professional Services Consultants and Construction Contractors

  • DASNY History and Customer Agencies Served
  • Program Facts and Figures
  • DASNY Structure, Service Models and Contracting Opportunities

12:55PM | Panel Discussion: New York as a High Rise City

  • Is building upwards the answer to designing space-efficient buildings?
  • Getting the community to engage with high rise buildings
  • Project opportunities – residential and commercial developments
  • Health, safety and regulation and incident recordings

Future Construction Summit

1.25PM | Specialized MEP in the lifesciences market sector
• The specific challenges that come with these projects
• The solutions to implement to mitigate them

Speaker: Senior Representative, Gilbane Building

1:55PM | 74 Trinity Place, New York, NY74 Trinity Place, New York, NY

• Discussion of the Trinity project as a community project
• Setting the standard for LEED v4 Gold accreditation
• The importance of community involvement in design

Speaker: Maxwell Hatfield-Biondo, Associate, JB&B

2:25PM |3 Overlooked Issues that Effect Project Profitability
• change order markup
• insurance coverage/risk shifting
• warranties and repair obligations
Speaker: Genevieve Park Salvatore, Document & Control Coordinator, Holt Construction

2:45PM | Presentation Reserved
George Hajjar, Real Estate Development & Construction Manager, Lang Architecture

3:05PM | Exhibition Tour Break

3:15PM | Road Map for Action

Speaker: Nick Master, Deputy, Executive Director, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

4:00PM | Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Stream B: Digital Construction & Architecture Summit

10:15AM | Conference Room 2 opens 

10:30AM | Welcome Address from Oliver Kinross & Chairperson’s Opening Plenary Session

10:40AM | The Future of Digital Construction

  • What are the technologies that will change the way we execute and manage construction projects

11:10AM | BIM & The Latest Technology

  • BIM and the latest technological leaps in reality capture, mobility and virtual reality interfaces
  • Rewriting the rules of how large-scale infrastructure projects can be planned, designed, constructed and operated. Examples of mega projects

11:30AM | Exhibition tour break

11:55AM | Case Study Presentation with Andre Kikoski

Speaker: Andre Kikoski, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Andre Kikoski Architect

12:15PM | Presentation Reserved

Speaker: March Chadwick AIA LEED AP, Principal, M.Arch Architects & Founder of

12:35PM | Collaborating in a Digital Workspace

  • How has BIM changed the way the construction industry works?
  • Open Source Collaboration in Construction
  • The Future Workplace
  • The Dangers of Collaboration

12:55PM | Panel Discussion: SME's and BIM

  • Developing digital technologies across SME's
  • Challenges and developments
  • Building BIM among SME communities

1:30PM | Exhibition tour break

1:55PM | What's the Reality for Construction?

  • The latest solutions and innovation
  • Are we on the brink of a digital revolution?
  • How is VR and AR impacting the industry?
  • Technology limitations

2:15PM | Data Driven Design and Fabrication

  • Technology is Not One Size Fits All. Build your tool kit based on your business needs
  • Innovation is Evolution. Legacy information and tools. Transforming legacy. Innovations that meets your needs
  • Data Driven Design and Fabrication. Case study on Data driven design and fabrication process
  • The Other BIMs and why they matter? Business Information Management and Business Integration Model

Speaker: Vincent Poon, Global Principal, Design – Digital Integration, Unispace

2:35PM | Challenges of Creating the Information Model of Everything

Speaker: Amir Tasbihi, Sr. Project Controls & BIM Specialist, STV   

3:05PM | Exhibition tour break

3:25PM | Panel Discussion: Tech Trends of 2018

  • The field of robots – What to expect?
  • Wearable technological, 3D printing, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), virtual and augmented reality – Adoption and implementation
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on the design and construction industry

4:00PM | Chairperson’s Closing Remarks


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