Thursday, February 14 • 10:30am–12:00pm • Early Bird $50/Regular $60 • PerformEX Stage
T19 – If You Don’t Understand Technology, You’ll Be Replaced by It – Making a Case for Adopting Technology in Design and Construction
[Culture & Community, Innovation & Technology, Leadership & Business Improvement, Project Management & Process Improvement]
[ BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1.5 General Hours IDCEC Approved ]
A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute predicted that by 2030 as many as 800 million jobs could be lost world-wide. Researchers of that study concluded that “technology destroys jobs, but not work”. As an industry, this offers a mindset shift from scarcity to abundance.
Honoring the past, the speaker presents the history of the design and construction industry through the lens of technology, demonstrating how emerging technologies have and continue to trigger revolutions in the way that we live and work.
The presenter will discuss technologies ranging from the switchboard to quantum computing, pin setting to automated transportation, coal-fired electricity to electric vehicles, and manual drawing production to Smart Buildings and Master Systems Integration, exploring what our industry might look like when, for example, a Facilities Operator retrofits IT infrastructure to support building operations which effectively shifts his role from monitoring and responding retroactively to repairs, to planning and proactively maintaining on a facility wide scale.
Interested in enriching your knowledge on technology even more? If so, make sure you register for part 2 of this speaking series Raising Your Building’s IQ. This two part series is for those who are interested is developing a holistic understanding of the technology impacting the building industry at large. Please note, this seminar can be taken as a stand along session.
Sunny Ghataurah, President, AES Engineering