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Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry B Workshop Agenda and List of Participants WORKSHOP AGENDA Identify the key opportunities for achieving breakthrough improvements in the productivity and competitiveness of the capital facilities sector of the U.S. construction industry. Identify and prioritize technologies, processes, and deployment activities with the greatest potential to achieve breakthrough improvements. November 19, 2008 8:30 a.m. Welcome/Introductions of the National Research Council Workshop Committee and Participants Theodore Kennedy, Committee Chair 9:00 a.m. The Challenge: Achieving Breakthrough Improvements in Construction Productivity Shyam Sunder, Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Advancing Construction Productivity and Competitiveness: Issues and Opportunities 9:30 a.m. Overview Theodore Kennedy, Committee Chair 9:40 a.m. An International Perspective on Construction Productivity and Competitiveness Carl Haas, University of Waterloo 10:00 a.m. Market Forecasts and Opportunities for the Capital Facilities Sector Hank M. Harris, President and Managing Director, FMI Management Consulting 10:20 a.m. Break 10:40 a.m. Breakthrough Technologies: 3D BIM and Lean Construction Alex Ivanikiw, Barton-Malow, and Michael Neville, Ghafari Associates 11:10 a.m. Technical Change and Its Impact on Construction Productivity Paul Goodrum, University of Kentucky 11:30 a.m. Improving Construction Labor Productivity on Mid-Sized Projects
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Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry H. Randolph Thomas, Penn State University 11:50 a.m. Creating and Cultivating the Next Generation of Construction Professionals Jeffrey Russell, University of Wisconsin 12:10 p.m. Panel Discussion: Q&A with Participants; Identification of Additional Issues 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session Objective: Identify the key opportunities for breakthrough improvements in the productivity and competitiveness of the capital facilities sector. What opportunities are presented by: Technologies/materials/automation? Processes and practices: management, project delivery, legal, regulatory, safety, other? Workforce: designers, engineers, managers, skilled trades, labor, other? How might technologies, processes, workforce be used to overcome/lessen longstanding barriers to improving productivity (e.g., industry segmentation, lack of skilled labor, image of the industry)? What new opportunities/barriers do these crosscutting issues present? (E.g., If a different level/mix of skills is needed to deploy technologies more fully, how do you create them?) 3:30 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session: reports from three breakout groups/Synthesis of Findings 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up November 20, 2008 8:30 a.m. Review of Key Opportunities for Achieving Breakthrough Improvements Identified on Day One Theodore Kennedy, Committee Chair 9: 00 a.m. Breakout Sessions: Prioritize Technologies, Processes, and Deployment Activities with the Greatest Potential to Achieve Breakthrough Improvements Each group to focus on the following: What are realistic time frames for achieving results from each of the identified breakthroughs? 5-10 years? 10 years or longer? What additional research is needed to move promising innovations into practice?
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Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry What measures will be needed to establish baselines and to measure improvements in productivity for the industry? Identify the key players and their roles in moving potential breakthroughs into practice 10:30 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. Plenary Session: Review Results from three breakout sessions 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Synthesize/Review Findings Regarding Prioritization of Breakthrough Technologies, Processes, and Deployment 2:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Next Steps/Thank You 3:00 p.m. Adjourn WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS Planning Committee Ted Kennedy, Co-Founder, BE&K Inc., Committee Chair Parviz (Perry) Daneshgari, President, MCA, Inc Patricia Galloway, Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus-Global Holdings, Inc. James Jirsa, Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, University of Texas Behrokh Khoshnevis, Professor, Epstein Dept. Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California Feniosky Peña-Mora, Associate Provost for Institutional Programs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Benedict Schwegler, Jr., Vice President and Chief Scientist, Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development David Skiven, Executive Director, General Motors Corp. Worldwide Facilities Group (retired) Jorge Vanegas, Interim Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University Norbert Young, Jr., President, McGraw-Hill Construction Group Participants Barbara Balboni, Senior Engineer, RS Means Company Virgil Barton, Vice President, Quality Management, The Shaw Group, Inc. Susan Bucci, Manufacturing and Construction Division, U.S. Census Bureau David Butry, Office of Applied Economics, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Stephen L. Cabano, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pathfinder, LLC Robert Chapman, Director, Office of Applied Economics, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Frank Congelio, Section of Nondurable Goods, Bureau of Labor Statistics Wayne Crew, Executive Director, Construction Industry Institute Don Cooley, Director, Construction Services, CH2M Hill
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Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry Ken Dunn, Director of Operations, Hill International Charles Eastman, Architecture and Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology Lincoln Forbes, President, Construction Division, Institute of Industrial Engineers Jesus de la Garza, Vecellio Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech G. Edward Gibson, Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alabama Paul Goodrum, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky Allison Huang, Office of Applied Economics, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Carl Haas, Canada Research Chair in Construction and Management of Sustainable Infrastructure, University of Waterloo Michael Haller, Walbridge Aldinger Company Makarand Hastak, Professor and Head, Construction Engineering and Management, Purdue University Alex Ivanikiw, Senior Vice President, Barton Malow Nazeeh Kiblawi, President, Truland Systems Corporation John Kunz, Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, Stanford University Paul Lally, Chief, Investment Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis Egon Larsen, Global Construction Manager, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. David McKinney, Alabama Power David Mongan, President, Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani Randall Monk, Independent Project Analysis Michael Neville, Vice President, Ghafari Associates Marvin Oey, Director, Construction Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers Richard Offenbacher, Senior Vice President, Graybar Mark Palmer, Computer Integrated Building Processes Group, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology Joseph Pecoraro, Parsons Corporation Richard Platner, Associate Director, CPWR: The Center for Research and Training Hank Harris, President and Managing Director, FMI Management Consulting Jeffrey Russell, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Daniel Sansbury, Construction Indicator Programs, Manufacturing and Construction Division, U.S. Census Bureau Mirek Skibniewski, Editor-in-Chief, Automation in Construction, University of Maryland Lucio Soibelman, Information Technologies for Construction, Carnegie Mellon University Dana K. “Deke” Smith, Executive Director, Building Smart Alliance, National Institute of Building Sciences Shyam Sunder, Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology H. Randolph Thomas, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University Steve Thomas, Associate Director, Construction Industry Institute Jan Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News Record Lisa Usher, Industry Productivity Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics