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Wed 18 Sep

08:00

REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Wed 18 Sep

08:00

REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Wed 18 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Chairperson Introduction & Opening Remarks

Wed 18 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson Introduction & Opening Remarks

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Wed 18 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Tackling Industry Inertia

Reserved for Event Partner

In this opening session, we’ll analyse how we arrived at the current status quo. The ...

In this opening session, we’ll analyse how we arrived at the current status quo. The industry has not purposefully ignored diversity and inclusion (D&I), and yet it is evident that D&I has not been a focus of the industry. Hear in this session how to break down gender norms, a culture of exclusion and sometimes hostility.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the level of inertia within the industry
- Learn how to identify exclusionary practices within your organisation
- Learn the first steps that can be taken to break down gender norms

Wed 18 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

Tackling Industry Inertia

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Reserved for Event Partner

In this opening session, we’ll analyse how we arrived at the current status quo. The ...

In this opening session, we’ll analyse how we arrived at the current status quo. The industry has not purposefully ignored diversity and inclusion (D&I), and yet it is evident that D&I has not been a focus of the industry. Hear in this session how to break down gender norms, a culture of exclusion and sometimes hostility.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the level of inertia within the industry
- Learn how to identify exclusionary practices within your organisation
- Learn the first steps that can be taken to break down gender norms

 

Wed 18 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Inclusion from the Top

Katie Coulson

Vice President - Account Manager @ Skanska

Angela Cotie

Project Executive @ Gilbane

Join this session to hear Katie’s experience of what being an inclusive leader means in ...

Join this session to hear Katie’s experience of what being an inclusive leader means in the construction industry. She will share her insight on challenging the traditional image of a leader in the industry and widen our understanding of our leaders' responsibility towards inclusivity, in addition to her insight on how YOU can raise the level of communication internally.

Key takeaways include: 
- Widen your understanding of what an inclusive leader means
- Understand how to effectively adopt D&I within the business
- Develop your communication approach

Wed 18 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

Inclusion from the Top

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Katie Coulson

Vice President - Account Manager @ Skanska

Angela Cotie

Project Executive @ Gilbane

Join this session to hear Katie’s experience of what being an inclusive leader means in ...

Join this session to hear Katie’s experience of what being an inclusive leader means in the construction industry. She will share her insight on challenging the traditional image of a leader in the industry and widen our understanding of our leaders' responsibility towards inclusivity, in addition to her insight on how YOU can raise the level of communication internally.

Key takeaways include: 
- Widen your understanding of what an inclusive leader means
- Understand how to effectively adopt D&I within the business
- Develop your communication approach

 

Wed 18 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Reconstructing Your Business for the Future

Cecilia Kucharski

San Diego Regional Executive @ Kitchell

There are endless reports showcasing the power of true diversity, and how it has proven to ...

There are endless reports showcasing the power of true diversity, and how it has proven to achieve better results for organisations when fully implemented and prioritised. Join this presentation to understand how D&I provides a real opportunity for business growth, rather than an obligation or a check-boxing exercise.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to reposition your understanding of business growth to review all avenues
- See how D&I can be an opportunity, not an obligation

Wed 18 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

Reconstructing Your Business for the Future

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Cecilia Kucharski

San Diego Regional Executive @ Kitchell

There are endless reports showcasing the power of true diversity, and how it has proven to ...

There are endless reports showcasing the power of true diversity, and how it has proven to achieve better results for organisations when fully implemented and prioritised. Join this presentation to understand how D&I provides a real opportunity for business growth, rather than an obligation or a check-boxing exercise.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to reposition your understanding of business growth to review all avenues
- See how D&I can be an opportunity, not an obligation

 

Wed 18 Sep

11:00 - 11:05

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Coffee Break Introduction by Lendlease

Wed 18 Sep

11:00 - 11:05

Coffee Break Introduction by Lendlease

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Wed 18 Sep

11:05 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

Wed 18 Sep

11:05 - 11:30

COFFEE BREAK

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Using Data to Get Ahead of the Game

Jit Kee Chin

Chief Data Officer & Executive Vice President @ Suffolk Construction

Sarah VanDeCarr

In our first DisruptHER session, Suffolk Construction will showcase how we can harness the power ...

In our first DisruptHER session, Suffolk Construction will showcase how we can harness the power of data to assist with industry challenges, including diversity and inclusion. Jit Kee & Sara will share current applications of data analytics in construction, with a deep dive on how the transparency and insight generated support D&I efforts by removing bias and focusing attention on what really matters.


Key takeaways include:
- Build your knowledge foundation on the use of data within construction
- Develop your understanding on how data analytics can be applied to D&I
- Learn how to build a data-driven cultur

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

Using Data to Get Ahead of the Game

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Jit Kee Chin

Chief Data Officer & Executive Vice President @ Suffolk Construction

Sarah VanDeCarr

In our first DisruptHER session, Suffolk Construction will showcase how we can harness the power ...

In our first DisruptHER session, Suffolk Construction will showcase how we can harness the power of data to assist with industry challenges, including diversity and inclusion. Jit Kee & Sara will share current applications of data analytics in construction, with a deep dive on how the transparency and insight generated support D&I efforts by removing bias and focusing attention on what really matters.


Key takeaways include:
- Build your knowledge foundation on the use of data within construction
- Develop your understanding on how data analytics can be applied to D&I
- Learn how to build a data-driven cultur

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

The New Age of Sustainability

Courtney Lorenz

Sustainability Manager @ XL Construction

In this DisruptHER session, we'll analyse the importance of pushing sustainability and the green ...

In this DisruptHER session, we'll analyse the importance of pushing sustainability and the green agenda within your organisation. Hear from a global leader on how we can elevate our industry for the world of tomorrow, and the abundant opportunities that can come from prioritising sustainability.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the business imperative of sustainability
- Develop your business approaches to be more green and sustainable
- Internal and external business opportunities through the sustainable lens

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

The New Age of Sustainability

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Courtney Lorenz

Sustainability Manager @ XL Construction

In this DisruptHER session, we'll analyse the importance of pushing sustainability and the green ...

In this DisruptHER session, we'll analyse the importance of pushing sustainability and the green agenda within your organisation. Hear from a global leader on how we can elevate our industry for the world of tomorrow, and the abundant opportunities that can come from prioritising sustainability.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the business imperative of sustainability
- Develop your business approaches to be more green and sustainable
- Internal and external business opportunities through the sustainable lens

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Closing the Productivity Gap: Plan the Work, Work the Plan

Laura Aiken

Workface Planning Manager @ Bechtel

Construction productivity has been flat for decades, and for billion-dollar-plus construction ...

Construction productivity has been flat for decades, and for billion-dollar-plus construction megaprojects, delivering on time and on budget is becoming a near-impossible undertaking. More and more companies are turning to advance work packaging and workface planning to get ahead of the poor organization, communication, and interfacing that stifles performance and productivity; and center planning on delivering complete and unconstrained construction work packages to the people doing the work. In this session, you'll learn from Laura and her experiences of working to disrupt the planning and execution norms of today’s construction industry through simple but effective changes in how and when we plan.

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

Closing the Productivity Gap: Plan the Work, Work the Plan

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Laura Aiken

Workface Planning Manager @ Bechtel

Construction productivity has been flat for decades, and for billion-dollar-plus construction ...

Construction productivity has been flat for decades, and for billion-dollar-plus construction megaprojects, delivering on time and on budget is becoming a near-impossible undertaking. More and more companies are turning to advance work packaging and workface planning to get ahead of the poor organization, communication, and interfacing that stifles performance and productivity; and center planning on delivering complete and unconstrained construction work packages to the people doing the work. In this session, you'll learn from Laura and her experiences of working to disrupt the planning and execution norms of today’s construction industry through simple but effective changes in how and when we plan.

 

Wed 18 Sep

13:10 - 14:10

LUNCH

Wed 18 Sep

13:10 - 14:10

LUNCH

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

The Fight & Awareness - Being Yourself for Success

Noopur Jain

Regional Delivery Manager @ California High-Speed Rail Authority

The mantra for success and the solution to every problem lies in the root cause. As the industry ...

The mantra for success and the solution to every problem lies in the root cause. As the industry continually perpetuates a male-dominated image, you need to fight YOURSELF and your surroundings. To get that corner office, and be the female leader who CAN (lead biggest projects in history), YOU need be aware and empowered. We will showcase the key strategies to overcome any social, cultural and professional hurdles while presenting the real you to the world.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn about the fight within with YOURSELF
- Learn about how to be aware of yourself and your surroundings
- Learn how to position and reposition yourself against all odds
- Learn to overcome your fears when entering the unknowns
- Learn how to develop your communication skills and exude confidence

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

The Fight & Awareness - Being Yourself for Success

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Noopur Jain

Regional Delivery Manager @ California High-Speed Rail Authority

The mantra for success and the solution to every problem lies in the root cause. As the industry ...

The mantra for success and the solution to every problem lies in the root cause. As the industry continually perpetuates a male-dominated image, you need to fight YOURSELF and your surroundings. To get that corner office, and be the female leader who CAN (lead biggest projects in history), YOU need be aware and empowered. We will showcase the key strategies to overcome any social, cultural and professional hurdles while presenting the real you to the world.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn about the fight within with YOURSELF
- Learn about how to be aware of yourself and your surroundings
- Learn how to position and reposition yourself against all odds
- Learn to overcome your fears when entering the unknowns
- Learn how to develop your communication skills and exude confidence

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Finding Your Tribe

Laurie Stanziale

Partner @ Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

As the number of women in construction remains far less that male counterparts, it can be ...

As the number of women in construction remains far less that male counterparts, it can be challenging to find a strategic network that is able to support and develop you as a construction professional. In this session, we'll go over how you can effectively identify, build and maintain your tribe. 

Key takeaways include: 
- Learn how to identify and well rounded tribe and the value of tribe members 
- Understand the key steps of setting up a peer support group and helping to connect your tribe members
- Find the balance between social support and professional development; understanding that the members of the tribe tend to help those that they like in social and professional settings
- Understanding that the benefits of the tribe may take time to realize. Building a meaningful network is a marathon, not a sprint. 

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

Finding Your Tribe

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Laurie Stanziale

Partner @ Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

As the number of women in construction remains far less that male counterparts, it can be ...

As the number of women in construction remains far less that male counterparts, it can be challenging to find a strategic network that is able to support and develop you as a construction professional. In this session, we'll go over how you can effectively identify, build and maintain your tribe. 

Key takeaways include: 
- Learn how to identify and well rounded tribe and the value of tribe members 
- Understand the key steps of setting up a peer support group and helping to connect your tribe members
- Find the balance between social support and professional development; understanding that the members of the tribe tend to help those that they like in social and professional settings
- Understanding that the benefits of the tribe may take time to realize. Building a meaningful network is a marathon, not a sprint. 

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Taking Charge, Taking Control

Esi-Kilanga Bowser

Director of Centralized Engineering @ Turner Construction Company

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring leader sharing their practical strategies on ...

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring leader sharing their practical strategies on taking charge and taking control at the leadership table. It is crucial for leaders to raise the level of discussion when it comes to inclusivity. Gain a deeper understanding of how you can take advantage of the small interactions around you to be a part of the wider restructuring of an inclusive industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to raise the discussion in your organisation
- Understand the power you have through your interaction s
- Identify small steps you can take, leader or not, to take part in the restructuring of an inclusive company

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

Taking Charge, Taking Control

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Esi-Kilanga Bowser

Director of Centralized Engineering @ Turner Construction Company

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring leader sharing their practical strategies on ...

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring leader sharing their practical strategies on taking charge and taking control at the leadership table. It is crucial for leaders to raise the level of discussion when it comes to inclusivity. Gain a deeper understanding of how you can take advantage of the small interactions around you to be a part of the wider restructuring of an inclusive industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to raise the discussion in your organisation
- Understand the power you have through your interaction s
- Identify small steps you can take, leader or not, to take part in the restructuring of an inclusive company

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:50 - 16:20

COFFEE BREAK

Wed 18 Sep

15:50 - 16:20

COFFEE BREAK

Wed 18 Sep

16:20 - 16:50

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Rewriting the Narrative of Success

Barbara Bouza, FAIA

Managing Director, Principal @ Gensler

What does it mean to you to be successful? Are you successful? In this session, Barbara will be ...

What does it mean to you to be successful? Are you successful? In this session, Barbara will be rewriting what it means to be successful in the construction industry, sharing her experiences of how you can build your success each day. It's time to break down the traditional images of success to ensure we're writing our own rules of success.

Key takeaways include:
- Redefine how you view what ‘success’ means
- Learn how to identify the small ‘wins’
- Learn how to create the right experiences for your own success

Wed 18 Sep

16:20 - 16:50

Rewriting the Narrative of Success

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Barbara Bouza, FAIA

Managing Director, Principal @ Gensler

What does it mean to you to be successful? Are you successful? In this session, Barbara will be ...

What does it mean to you to be successful? Are you successful? In this session, Barbara will be rewriting what it means to be successful in the construction industry, sharing her experiences of how you can build your success each day. It's time to break down the traditional images of success to ensure we're writing our own rules of success.

Key takeaways include:
- Redefine how you view what ‘success’ means
- Learn how to identify the small ‘wins’
- Learn how to create the right experiences for your own success

 

Wed 18 Sep

16:50 - 17:20

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Upskilling the Next Generation of Construction Leaders

Shannon Peloquin

Partner @ McKinsey & Co.

As the construction industry embraces new initiatives to improve its lagging productivity, it ...

As the construction industry embraces new initiatives to improve its lagging productivity, it also faces a critical need to attract, build, and retain the right skills. Construction professionals will need to be fluent in digital technologies, data-driven methods, and agile ways of working. In addition, project executives must pay renewed attention to what McKinsey calls the “art of project leadership”—the skills, mindsets, and attitudes that foster successful delivery.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the latest initiatives to improve project productivity
- Learn the skills that are needed for tomorrow
- Understand the “Art of Project Leadership”

Wed 18 Sep

16:50 - 17:20

Upskilling the Next Generation of Construction Leaders

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Shannon Peloquin

Partner @ McKinsey & Co.

As the construction industry embraces new initiatives to improve its lagging productivity, it ...

As the construction industry embraces new initiatives to improve its lagging productivity, it also faces a critical need to attract, build, and retain the right skills. Construction professionals will need to be fluent in digital technologies, data-driven methods, and agile ways of working. In addition, project executives must pay renewed attention to what McKinsey calls the “art of project leadership”—the skills, mindsets, and attitudes that foster successful delivery.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the latest initiatives to improve project productivity
- Learn the skills that are needed for tomorrow
- Understand the “Art of Project Leadership”

 

Wed 18 Sep

17:20

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

NETWORKING DRINKS

Wed 18 Sep

17:20

NETWORKING DRINKS

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Demystifying the Work/Life Balance Myth

Nicki Lange

Director of Business Development @ CRB

Julie Rothenberger

Sr. Executive, VP Talent & Resource Solutions @ AES

People make businesses and business make industries. There is a level of responsibility each and ...

People make businesses and business make industries. There is a level of responsibility each and every one of us as a construction professional to the future people of our industry. Learn how you can effectively and confidently approach work/life balance with your organisation and how you can push for the freedom of flexibility for all.

Key takeaways include:
- Review what it truly means to have work/life balance through integration
- Redefine the importance of finding balance
- Learn the first steps you can take to push your business to review job flexibility

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

Demystifying the Work/Life Balance Myth

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Nicki Lange

Director of Business Development @ CRB

Julie Rothenberger

Sr. Executive, VP Talent & Resource Solutions @ AES

People make businesses and business make industries. There is a level of responsibility each and ...

People make businesses and business make industries. There is a level of responsibility each and every one of us as a construction professional to the future people of our industry. Learn how you can effectively and confidently approach work/life balance with your organisation and how you can push for the freedom of flexibility for all.

Key takeaways include:
- Review what it truly means to have work/life balance through integration
- Redefine the importance of finding balance
- Learn the first steps you can take to push your business to review job flexibility

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Fireside Chat: Breaking Barriers

Bernadette Reyes

Vice President of Architecture & Design @ Public Storage

Angela Cotie

Project Executive @ Gilbane

It may be daunting and sometimes even frightening to present your authentic self in a ...

It may be daunting and sometimes even frightening to present your authentic self in a traditional organisation. In this seminar, a leader will share the power that comes from bringing yourself to work and the impact it may have on future colleagues. Learn how to grow your confidence to create that inclusive space for yourself and others that come behind you.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand what barriers are still being presented to diverse professionals
- Learn how to raise your confidence to be your authentic self
- Understand your role in building the inclusive workplace

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

Fireside Chat: Breaking Barriers

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Bernadette Reyes

Vice President of Architecture & Design @ Public Storage

Angela Cotie

Project Executive @ Gilbane

It may be daunting and sometimes even frightening to present your authentic self in a ...

It may be daunting and sometimes even frightening to present your authentic self in a traditional organisation. In this seminar, a leader will share the power that comes from bringing yourself to work and the impact it may have on future colleagues. Learn how to grow your confidence to create that inclusive space for yourself and others that come behind you.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand what barriers are still being presented to diverse professionals
- Learn how to raise your confidence to be your authentic self
- Understand your role in building the inclusive workplace

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Building Advocacy in Your Organisation

Gil Fullen

Vice President @ Balfour Beatty

The number of women employed in construction is increasing, but too slowly. Industry and ...

The number of women employed in construction is increasing, but too slowly. Industry and especially men need to get involved to create greater diversity in a traditionally male sector. Join this session to hear the male perspective on how you can advocate from the majority.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand what it means to be an ‘ally’
- Learn the steps you can take to advocate for others
- Redefine your position of power to provide equality for all

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

Building Advocacy in Your Organisation

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Gil Fullen

Vice President @ Balfour Beatty

The number of women employed in construction is increasing, but too slowly. Industry and ...

The number of women employed in construction is increasing, but too slowly. Industry and especially men need to get involved to create greater diversity in a traditionally male sector. Join this session to hear the male perspective on how you can advocate from the majority.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand what it means to be an ‘ally’
- Learn the steps you can take to advocate for others
- Redefine your position of power to provide equality for all

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Fighting for Millenials

Julie Rothenberger

Sr. Executive, VP Talent & Resource Solutions @ AES

In this day and age, the younger generation wants more than a 9-5 job...it's about security, ...

In this day and age, the younger generation wants more than a 9-5 job...it's about security, success, perks, inclusivity, freedom and so much more. This is sometimes the complete opposite of construction. How can we effectively engage with the younger generation, while remaining competitive with more 'glamorous' industries? Hear from a leader sharing their experiences with the tips and tricks on how we can win in the fight for millennials.

Key takeaways include:
- Widened understanding of the increased competition between industries
- Understand what the next generation is looking for and to achieve within their career
- Learn how to effectively market your business to engage with millennials

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

Fighting for Millenials

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Julie Rothenberger

Sr. Executive, VP Talent & Resource Solutions @ AES

In this day and age, the younger generation wants more than a 9-5 job...it's about security, ...

In this day and age, the younger generation wants more than a 9-5 job...it's about security, success, perks, inclusivity, freedom and so much more. This is sometimes the complete opposite of construction. How can we effectively engage with the younger generation, while remaining competitive with more 'glamorous' industries? Hear from a leader sharing their experiences with the tips and tricks on how we can win in the fight for millennials.

Key takeaways include:
- Widened understanding of the increased competition between industries
- Understand what the next generation is looking for and to achieve within their career
- Learn how to effectively market your business to engage with millennials

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Pushing it Down the Supply Chain

Priscilla Chavez

Diversity & Inclusion Manager @ PCL Construction

Hear from a strategic leader on how you can effectively take D&I to the next level and ...

Hear from a strategic leader on how you can effectively take D&I to the next level and ensure that it is present across the supply chain. We'll discuss how you can elevate the importance of inclusivity while positioning your clients, subcontractors and freelances as part of your wider push to a more inclusive industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand how your part in the supply chain can cause impact and affect others
- Widen your understanding on integrated supply and demand
- Learn the first steps you can take to achieve this through benchmarking

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

Pushing it Down the Supply Chain

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Priscilla Chavez

Diversity & Inclusion Manager @ PCL Construction

Hear from a strategic leader on how you can effectively take D&I to the next level and ...

Hear from a strategic leader on how you can effectively take D&I to the next level and ensure that it is present across the supply chain. We'll discuss how you can elevate the importance of inclusivity while positioning your clients, subcontractors and freelances as part of your wider push to a more inclusive industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand how your part in the supply chain can cause impact and affect others
- Widen your understanding on integrated supply and demand
- Learn the first steps you can take to achieve this through benchmarking

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Lean techniques to Improve Organizational Productivity

Ankita Sharma

Assistant Project Manager @ AECOM

The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. ...

The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors continue to examine areas of their business where waste, however large or small, is prevalent. As schedules contract, expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop a sound, lean and efficient processes. Traditionally, lean practice believed that developing replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive and sustain an advantage. However, new studies prove that the adoption of lean thinking is more important than creating a lean process.

Key takeaways include:
- Examine a general history of lean six sigma and the practical construction applications of lean tools, processes, and behaviors
- Understand truths and myths about lean implementation and how a contracting firm can implement the concept and reduce waste in any business process
- Examine P3 Model (Process, Productivity tools, and people) and explore the correct way to drive efficiency and productivity
- Create an integrated approach that is consistent and sustainable
- Discuss the failure of traditional lean practice and how to implement lean thinking within fast pace technologically forward employees.

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

Lean techniques to Improve Organizational Productivity

THEME:

Track 1 - Business Disrupters

Ankita Sharma

Assistant Project Manager @ AECOM

The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. ...

The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors continue to examine areas of their business where waste, however large or small, is prevalent. As schedules contract, expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop a sound, lean and efficient processes. Traditionally, lean practice believed that developing replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive and sustain an advantage. However, new studies prove that the adoption of lean thinking is more important than creating a lean process.

Key takeaways include:
- Examine a general history of lean six sigma and the practical construction applications of lean tools, processes, and behaviors
- Understand truths and myths about lean implementation and how a contracting firm can implement the concept and reduce waste in any business process
- Examine P3 Model (Process, Productivity tools, and people) and explore the correct way to drive efficiency and productivity
- Create an integrated approach that is consistent and sustainable
- Discuss the failure of traditional lean practice and how to implement lean thinking within fast pace technologically forward employees.

 

Wed 18 Sep

11:25 - 11:30

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Chaiperson Introdcution

Wendy Montgomery

Senior Manager of Talent Management @ Southland Industries

Wed 18 Sep

11:25 - 11:30

Chaiperson Introdcution

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Wendy Montgomery

Senior Manager of Talent Management @ Southland Industries

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Understanding and Leveraging Technical Change

Holly Frantz

Senior Director of IT @ JGC America

The past decade has seen the introduction of a variety of new technologies into the construction ...

The past decade has seen the introduction of a variety of new technologies into the construction industry. Cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality are the buzzwords on everyone’s lips but what do they mean for you and your company? Join this seminar to widen your technical understanding and learn the first steps you can take to future-proof your company.

Key takeaways include:
- Find out about the top technologies disrupting our industry
- Understand how to identify the latest technologies that are relevant to your company
- Learn how to raise awareness of new technologies and gain support from senior leaders for technical improvements.

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

Understanding and Leveraging Technical Change

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Holly Frantz

Senior Director of IT @ JGC America

The past decade has seen the introduction of a variety of new technologies into the construction ...

The past decade has seen the introduction of a variety of new technologies into the construction industry. Cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality are the buzzwords on everyone’s lips but what do they mean for you and your company? Join this seminar to widen your technical understanding and learn the first steps you can take to future-proof your company.

Key takeaways include:
- Find out about the top technologies disrupting our industry
- Understand how to identify the latest technologies that are relevant to your company
- Learn how to raise awareness of new technologies and gain support from senior leaders for technical improvements.

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Back to the Future - The Effects of Future Technologies on Project Managers Today

Eloïse Allsop

Senior Structural Engineer @ Fast + Epp

Kira Jungfleisch

Founder & Director @ architekktur.de

The future of project management will be highly affected by technical development. Language ...

The future of project management will be highly affected by technical development. Language barriers are gone due to the advancements of machine translation and speech recognition. Manual labor will be minimized as automated construction takes over. Due to the evolution of mixed reality technologies, location barriers will be reduced. This creates the possibility that anyone can communicate with everyone and can be on site at all times. In our session, we talk about how we can transport this optimized communication and organization into our projects today. We discuss how we can create the urgently needed focus on people rather than work packages.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn to focus on communication and organization as a means to focus on project stakeholders
- Understand the impact of direct communication (by voice chat) instead of daily waves of emails
- Understand how fewer words can create a greater impact
- Develop an understanding of how to use the right technology the right way and at the right time

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

Back to the Future - The Effects of Future Technologies on Project Managers Today

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Eloïse Allsop

Senior Structural Engineer @ Fast + Epp

Kira Jungfleisch

Founder & Director @ architekktur.de

The future of project management will be highly affected by technical development. Language ...

The future of project management will be highly affected by technical development. Language barriers are gone due to the advancements of machine translation and speech recognition. Manual labor will be minimized as automated construction takes over. Due to the evolution of mixed reality technologies, location barriers will be reduced. This creates the possibility that anyone can communicate with everyone and can be on site at all times. In our session, we talk about how we can transport this optimized communication and organization into our projects today. We discuss how we can create the urgently needed focus on people rather than work packages.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn to focus on communication and organization as a means to focus on project stakeholders
- Understand the impact of direct communication (by voice chat) instead of daily waves of emails
- Understand how fewer words can create a greater impact
- Develop an understanding of how to use the right technology the right way and at the right time

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Demonstration: The World of BIM

Lauren Patnoe

VDC Engineer @ VIATechnik, LLC

Join this seminar to develop your understanding of virtual design and construction through ...

Join this seminar to develop your understanding of virtual design and construction through utilization of BIM. Understand the basics of moving from reality capture to native 3D geometry, running clash detection, and producing documentation for projects of any size

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the basics of BIM and VDC
- Identify integration into project phases
- Discover rising digital standards across AEC disciplines

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

Demonstration: The World of BIM

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Lauren Patnoe

VDC Engineer @ VIATechnik, LLC

Join this seminar to develop your understanding of virtual design and construction through ...

Join this seminar to develop your understanding of virtual design and construction through utilization of BIM. Understand the basics of moving from reality capture to native 3D geometry, running clash detection, and producing documentation for projects of any size

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the basics of BIM and VDC
- Identify integration into project phases
- Discover rising digital standards across AEC disciplines

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Redefining H&S for Everyone

Ashlynn Dolcini

Environmental Health & Safety Manager @ Lendlease

As an industry that has manual, on-site work, it's crucial for us to assess how we look at the ...

As an industry that has manual, on-site work, it's crucial for us to assess how we look at the health and safety of our employees. In 2019, there are still sites that do not have specific female toilets. Join this seminar to widen your understanding of the female perspective while working on site.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to review current health & safety practices
- Develop reviewing processes to ensure your projects are above the health & safety requirements
- Learn how to identify new health & safety processes that are inclusive for all current and future employees.

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 14:40

Redefining H&S for Everyone

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Ashlynn Dolcini

Environmental Health & Safety Manager @ Lendlease

As an industry that has manual, on-site work, it's crucial for us to assess how we look at the ...

As an industry that has manual, on-site work, it's crucial for us to assess how we look at the health and safety of our employees. In 2019, there are still sites that do not have specific female toilets. Join this seminar to widen your understanding of the female perspective while working on site.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to review current health & safety practices
- Develop reviewing processes to ensure your projects are above the health & safety requirements
- Learn how to identify new health & safety processes that are inclusive for all current and future employees.

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Repainting the World of Trade

Vicki O’Leary

General Organizer @ Ironworkers International

Join this seminar to critically analyse your position on repainting the industry as a leader. If ...

Join this seminar to critically analyse your position on repainting the industry as a leader. If we are to have honest discussions on rebuilding the industry image, we must discuss the role of trade workers within our industry. We must support those climbing the career ladder, but are we putting the same effort into our painters, electricians or scaffolders? It's time to introduce a crucial piece in the wider restructuring of the industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to repaint the image of on-site construction work to include
- Understand how to raise the profile of female trade workers
- Learn how to ensure trade workers are considered when discussing D&I

Wed 18 Sep

14:45 - 15:15

Repainting the World of Trade

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Vicki O’Leary

General Organizer @ Ironworkers International

Join this seminar to critically analyse your position on repainting the industry as a leader. If ...

Join this seminar to critically analyse your position on repainting the industry as a leader. If we are to have honest discussions on rebuilding the industry image, we must discuss the role of trade workers within our industry. We must support those climbing the career ladder, but are we putting the same effort into our painters, electricians or scaffolders? It's time to introduce a crucial piece in the wider restructuring of the industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to repaint the image of on-site construction work to include
- Understand how to raise the profile of female trade workers
- Learn how to ensure trade workers are considered when discussing D&I

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Alexis Readinger

Founder & Principal Designer @ Preen Inc.

Preen, Inc. creates some of the most cutting-edge work in hospitality design. The biggest ...

Preen, Inc. creates some of the most cutting-edge work in hospitality design. The biggest challenge to innovation is being understood and supported. We create a culture that celebrates the work, the team the process, and that positively challenges and transforms a business from the paradigm of being human to greater love.

Key takeaways include:
- Being able to language and stand for your value.
- Creating a team managing communication so that everyone wins.
- Know that your impact matters.

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

Creating a Culture of Innovation

THEME:

Track 2 - Industry Disrupters

Alexis Readinger

Founder & Principal Designer @ Preen Inc.

Preen, Inc. creates some of the most cutting-edge work in hospitality design. The biggest ...

Preen, Inc. creates some of the most cutting-edge work in hospitality design. The biggest challenge to innovation is being understood and supported. We create a culture that celebrates the work, the team the process, and that positively challenges and transforms a business from the paradigm of being human to greater love.

Key takeaways include:
- Being able to language and stand for your value.
- Creating a team managing communication so that everyone wins.
- Know that your impact matters.

 

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Tackling Your Imposter Head On

Rebekah Morlock

Owner & Principal Engineer @ V² Engineering

In a study of successful people by psychologist Gail Matthews, an astounding 70% reported ...

In a study of successful people by psychologist Gail Matthews, an astounding 70% reported experiencing imposter syndrome at some point in their life: the fear that once someone gets to know you, they'll realise you're a complete fraud. In this session, we'll tackle those fraudulent feelings, where they've come from and how to implement the right mechanisms for you to be confident as a female construction professional.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn the personal steps you can take to review where your feelings are coming from
- Develop the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
- Learn how to continuously be confident in your expertise.

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:00

Tackling Your Imposter Head On

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Rebekah Morlock

Owner & Principal Engineer @ V² Engineering

In a study of successful people by psychologist Gail Matthews, an astounding 70% reported ...

In a study of successful people by psychologist Gail Matthews, an astounding 70% reported experiencing imposter syndrome at some point in their life: the fear that once someone gets to know you, they'll realise you're a complete fraud. In this session, we'll tackle those fraudulent feelings, where they've come from and how to implement the right mechanisms for you to be confident as a female construction professional.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn the personal steps you can take to review where your feelings are coming from
- Develop the abilities to recognise your current skills and expertise and therefore identify where you might need upskilling
- Learn how to continuously be confident in your expertise.

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Spotting & Calling out Microaggressions

Preeti Parthasarathy

Project Manager @ Jacobs

"She's so bossy", "are you here to take notes?" or being cut off mid-sentence. Do those ring any ...

"She's so bossy", "are you here to take notes?" or being cut off mid-sentence. Do those ring any bells? Some small discriminatory actions and comments make you second guess yourself. However, in this session, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what a microaggression is, how to spot it...and most importantly, how to react.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn what micro-aggressions are
- Learn how to be confident to raise the micro-aggression
- Understand how to effectively communicate the right approach and solution to the micro-aggression

Wed 18 Sep

12:05 - 12:35

Spotting & Calling out Microaggressions

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Preeti Parthasarathy

Project Manager @ Jacobs

"She's so bossy", "are you here to take notes?" or being cut off mid-sentence. Do those ring any ...

"She's so bossy", "are you here to take notes?" or being cut off mid-sentence. Do those ring any bells? Some small discriminatory actions and comments make you second guess yourself. However, in this session, you'll gain a deeper understanding of what a microaggression is, how to spot it...and most importantly, how to react.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn what micro-aggressions are
- Learn how to be confident to raise the micro-aggression
- Understand how to effectively communicate the right approach and solution to the micro-aggression

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Got Your Voice to Command the Room?

Allison Anderson

Board Chair @ Greenville ACE Mentor Program

Got a burning question or innovate idea that you want to share...but there's something holding ...

Got a burning question or innovate idea that you want to share...but there's something holding you back? It can be nerve-wracking to raise your voice in a room filled with men, but when you have something new to bring to the table...stand up and shout! In this session, identify the key steps for you to find confidence in your voice to step up and command the room.

Key takeaways include:
- Identify steps to take to increase your confidence
- Learn the key body language techniques to empower your presence
- Identify assertiveness approaches in meetings to get your point across

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

Got Your Voice to Command the Room?

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Allison Anderson

Board Chair @ Greenville ACE Mentor Program

Got a burning question or innovate idea that you want to share...but there's something holding ...

Got a burning question or innovate idea that you want to share...but there's something holding you back? It can be nerve-wracking to raise your voice in a room filled with men, but when you have something new to bring to the table...stand up and shout! In this session, identify the key steps for you to find confidence in your voice to step up and command the room.

Key takeaways include:
- Identify steps to take to increase your confidence
- Learn the key body language techniques to empower your presence
- Identify assertiveness approaches in meetings to get your point across

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 15:15

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Negotiation Strategies to Boost Your Career

Sophia Cavalli

President @ Cavalli Solutions and Intuitive Mind Strategies

On any given day, we are negotiating all the time. Knowing how to negotiate is a critical skill ...

On any given day, we are negotiating all the time. Knowing how to negotiate is a critical skill that is not limited to boardrooms or million-dollar deals. Learn how to build collaborative relationships as you successfully negotiate deals, disputes, new initiatives, and even a raise or promotion. In this interactive session experience cutting-edge brain strategies for achieving your goals and winning strategies and approaches for improving your negotiation skills.

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 15:15

Negotiation Strategies to Boost Your Career

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Sophia Cavalli

President @ Cavalli Solutions and Intuitive Mind Strategies

On any given day, we are negotiating all the time. Knowing how to negotiate is a critical skill ...

On any given day, we are negotiating all the time. Knowing how to negotiate is a critical skill that is not limited to boardrooms or million-dollar deals. Learn how to build collaborative relationships as you successfully negotiate deals, disputes, new initiatives, and even a raise or promotion. In this interactive session experience cutting-edge brain strategies for achieving your goals and winning strategies and approaches for improving your negotiation skills.

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Crafting a Sustainable Career

Anna Jacobson

Senior Preconstruction Manager @ Morley Builders

The construction industry today is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. Skillsets that ...

The construction industry today is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. Skillsets that served the industry well for generations are now being replaced due to new technologies, shifting roles and responsibilities, and evolving business practices. As construction professionals, we need to recognize opportunities not only to learn the skills of tomorrow but to define the value that those skills will provide. Continuous professional growth benefits each of us as individuals, our organizations, and our industry as a whole. In this session, Anna will outline the key steps you can take to envision and actualize your growth for the rest of your career.

Key Takeaways include:
- Build your basic foundation of confidence to know it's entirely up to you.
- Develop your self-esteem to constantly try.
- Understand how to pitch your passion and get your point across.

Wed 18 Sep

15:20 - 15:50

Crafting a Sustainable Career

THEME:

Workshop 1 - Taking Charge of Your Career

Anna Jacobson

Senior Preconstruction Manager @ Morley Builders

The construction industry today is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. Skillsets that ...

The construction industry today is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate. Skillsets that served the industry well for generations are now being replaced due to new technologies, shifting roles and responsibilities, and evolving business practices. As construction professionals, we need to recognize opportunities not only to learn the skills of tomorrow but to define the value that those skills will provide. Continuous professional growth benefits each of us as individuals, our organizations, and our industry as a whole. In this session, Anna will outline the key steps you can take to envision and actualize your growth for the rest of your career.

Key Takeaways include:
- Build your basic foundation of confidence to know it's entirely up to you.
- Develop your self-esteem to constantly try.
- Understand how to pitch your passion and get your point across.

 

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:30

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Industry Rising: Change | Connect | Cultivate*

Allison Scott

Head of Construction Integrated Marketing @ Autodesk

Jenny Moshea

Head of Technology @ Sellen Construction

Construction is an economic and social pillar of the American culture that is undergoing a ...

Construction is an economic and social pillar of the American culture that is undergoing a technological shift that is delivering benefits to the industry. In this workshop we’ll uncover the real potential of this innovation and learn how to leverage the latest technology and people approaches to take our industry to the next level.


Key takeaways include:
- Understand what Industry 4.0 is and what this means for the construction industry
- Learn how to identify new avenues for innovations to take your business to the next level
- Redefine the role of technology and the partnerships required within your business
- Understand organizational change management and bridge strategies needed for bringing the people along

 

Wed 18 Sep

11:30 - 12:30

Industry Rising: Change | Connect | Cultivate*

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Allison Scott

Head of Construction Integrated Marketing @ Autodesk

Jenny Moshea

Head of Technology @ Sellen Construction

Construction is an economic and social pillar of the American culture that is undergoing a ...

Construction is an economic and social pillar of the American culture that is undergoing a technological shift that is delivering benefits to the industry. In this workshop we’ll uncover the real potential of this innovation and learn how to leverage the latest technology and people approaches to take our industry to the next level.


Key takeaways include:
- Understand what Industry 4.0 is and what this means for the construction industry
- Learn how to identify new avenues for innovations to take your business to the next level
- Redefine the role of technology and the partnerships required within your business
- Understand organizational change management and bridge strategies needed for bringing the people along

 

 

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Adapting to Change

Shadi Fallah

Senior Project Manager @ Disneyland Resort

Jump feet first into this interactive workshop outlining how you can create stability when your ...

Jump feet first into this interactive workshop outlining how you can create stability when your projects are a bit rocky. Learn how you can ensure as a business that your people and projects are capable and fully equipped to handle or adapt to any change that may arise.

Key takeaways include:
- Widen your understanding of the changing nature of construction projects
- Understand how to develop your skills as the project grows
- Learn how to ‘let go’ to be able to adapt to project changes

Wed 18 Sep

12:40 - 13:10

Adapting to Change

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Shadi Fallah

Senior Project Manager @ Disneyland Resort

Jump feet first into this interactive workshop outlining how you can create stability when your ...

Jump feet first into this interactive workshop outlining how you can create stability when your projects are a bit rocky. Learn how you can ensure as a business that your people and projects are capable and fully equipped to handle or adapt to any change that may arise.

Key takeaways include:
- Widen your understanding of the changing nature of construction projects
- Understand how to develop your skills as the project grows
- Learn how to ‘let go’ to be able to adapt to project changes

 

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 15:15

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

The Role Model Effect

Catrina Alexandre

Founder @ Beyond the Looking Glass LLC

Research shows that role models are critical in supporting the retention and progression of ...

Research shows that role models are critical in supporting the retention and progression of women. This is a call to both individuals and organisations: we are all in a position to push for progress and build the right foundations for emerging leaders to rise as role models. Discover how to identify good role models in your organisation, and how to introduce techniques to support them in achieving real change.

Key takeaways include:
- Widen your understanding of what a role model means and how they can assist you
- Learn tips to identify role models within your business
- Discover how YOU may be the role model needed to achieve real change

Wed 18 Sep

14:10 - 15:15

The Role Model Effect

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Catrina Alexandre

Founder @ Beyond the Looking Glass LLC

Research shows that role models are critical in supporting the retention and progression of ...

Research shows that role models are critical in supporting the retention and progression of women. This is a call to both individuals and organisations: we are all in a position to push for progress and build the right foundations for emerging leaders to rise as role models. Discover how to identify good role models in your organisation, and how to introduce techniques to support them in achieving real change.

Key takeaways include:
- Widen your understanding of what a role model means and how they can assist you
- Learn tips to identify role models within your business
- Discover how YOU may be the role model needed to achieve real change

 

Wed 18 Sep

15:20

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Employees of Today and Tomorrow

Amy Cartel

Director of Transportation @ Hilti

Hear from an empowering leader sharing their best practice on what the crucial steps are to ...

Hear from an empowering leader sharing their best practice on what the crucial steps are to ensure your team is fully equipped to keep up and flourish within a transforming industry landscape. In this interactive seminar, you'll gain a deeper understanding of development strategies to help your employees prepare for an evolving role and industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the impact of the current transformation and what this means for the skills we must have
- Identify the key skills and qualities needed for the future of the industry
- Learn how to create development strategies to commit to your employees evolution

Wed 18 Sep

15:20

Employees of Today and Tomorrow

THEME:

Workshop 2 - Reconstructing Your Business For The Future

Amy Cartel

Director of Transportation @ Hilti

Hear from an empowering leader sharing their best practice on what the crucial steps are to ...

Hear from an empowering leader sharing their best practice on what the crucial steps are to ensure your team is fully equipped to keep up and flourish within a transforming industry landscape. In this interactive seminar, you'll gain a deeper understanding of development strategies to help your employees prepare for an evolving role and industry.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand the impact of the current transformation and what this means for the skills we must have
- Identify the key skills and qualities needed for the future of the industry
- Learn how to create development strategies to commit to your employees evolution

 

Thu 19 Sep

08:00

REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Thu 19 Sep

08:00

REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

Thu 19 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Chairperson Introduction & Opening Remarks

Catrina Alexandre

Founder @ Beyond the Looking Glass LLC

Thu 19 Sep

09:15 - 09:30

Chairperson Introduction & Opening Remarks

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Catrina Alexandre

Founder @ Beyond the Looking Glass LLC

Thu 19 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Men Are Not The Enemy

Tom Price

Senior Vice President @ Jacobs

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring industry leader sharing their perspectives on how ...

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring industry leader sharing their perspectives on how the landscape has changed and the road left to walk. Men are not the enemy, the status quo is! Learn how you can challenge the norm as an individual and in your role to dismantle exclusionary industry stereotypes.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to not fall into the ‘men are the problem’ - it’s industry inertia
- Understand how you can engage with the majority to challenge the norm
- Hear steps you can take to dismantle exclusionary practices

Thu 19 Sep

09:30 - 10:00

Men Are Not The Enemy

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Tom Price

Senior Vice President @ Jacobs

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring industry leader sharing their perspectives on how ...

In this session, you'll hear from an inspiring industry leader sharing their perspectives on how the landscape has changed and the road left to walk. Men are not the enemy, the status quo is! Learn how you can challenge the norm as an individual and in your role to dismantle exclusionary industry stereotypes.

Key takeaways include:
- Learn how to not fall into the ‘men are the problem’ - it’s industry inertia
- Understand how you can engage with the majority to challenge the norm
- Hear steps you can take to dismantle exclusionary practices

 

Thu 19 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Strive for Authenticity

Susan Rozakis

Director, Bay Area Real Estate + Construction @ Google

In this session, we'll discuss how you can survive in this competitive industry when your ...

In this session, we'll discuss how you can survive in this competitive industry when your profile doesn't fit the industry "norm". Our speaker will share the key steps you can take to be your authentic self and how by doing so, you will thrive within construction.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand how to find success when you’re the ‘odd one out’
- Learn how to identify the unique qualities that make you, you
- The key steps to take to truly thrive in this industry

Thu 19 Sep

10:00 - 10:30

Strive for Authenticity

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Susan Rozakis

Director, Bay Area Real Estate + Construction @ Google

In this session, we'll discuss how you can survive in this competitive industry when your ...

In this session, we'll discuss how you can survive in this competitive industry when your profile doesn't fit the industry "norm". Our speaker will share the key steps you can take to be your authentic self and how by doing so, you will thrive within construction.

Key takeaways include:
- Understand how to find success when you’re the ‘odd one out’
- Learn how to identify the unique qualities that make you, you
- The key steps to take to truly thrive in this industry

 

Thu 19 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Changing the Perspective: Past, Present and Future

Allison McCue

Director @ Webcor Drywall Group, a Division of Webcor Builders

It is not uncommon for those new to the construction industry to watch how more experienced and ...

It is not uncommon for those new to the construction industry to watch how more experienced and senior people act and try to emulate both their behaviors and their career paths. While learning from others' experiences is valuable, finding your own voice and your own path will pay tremendous dividends. In this thought-provoking, story-rich presentation, Webcor's Allison McCue will share the most important takeaways from her own journey and offer her perspective on what women in construction can do today to become better builders.

Key takeaways include:
- How to embrace being who you are in order to stand out, make a difference, and be a force for positive change in the field.
- Why you should look for and embrace opportunities you may not have anticipated that will broaden your perspective and advance your career
- What experienced women in construction should do to fuel the next generation

Thu 19 Sep

10:30 - 11:00

Changing the Perspective: Past, Present and Future

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Allison McCue

Director @ Webcor Drywall Group, a Division of Webcor Builders

It is not uncommon for those new to the construction industry to watch how more experienced and ...

It is not uncommon for those new to the construction industry to watch how more experienced and senior people act and try to emulate both their behaviors and their career paths. While learning from others' experiences is valuable, finding your own voice and your own path will pay tremendous dividends. In this thought-provoking, story-rich presentation, Webcor's Allison McCue will share the most important takeaways from her own journey and offer her perspective on what women in construction can do today to become better builders.

Key takeaways include:
- How to embrace being who you are in order to stand out, make a difference, and be a force for positive change in the field.
- Why you should look for and embrace opportunities you may not have anticipated that will broaden your perspective and advance your career
- What experienced women in construction should do to fuel the next generation

 

Thu 19 Sep

11:00 - 11:05

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Coffee Break Introduction by Rosendin

Thu 19 Sep

11:00 - 11:05

Coffee Break Introduction by Rosendin

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Thu 19 Sep

11:05

COFFEE BREAK

Thu 19 Sep

11:05

COFFEE BREAK

Thu 19 Sep

11:30 - 12:35

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Panel: It's All Business

Claudette Moody

Director - Policy, Strategy & Government Relations @ WSP USA

Ileana Holguin

Project Director @ McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

Michelle Ballard

Dr Giovanna Brasfield

Diversity & Inclusion and Inclusivity Manager @ Flatiron and LINXS JV

Sophia Cavalli

President @ Cavalli Solutions and Intuitive Mind Strategies

Join this panel to hear from a diverse set of leaders on how we can all become the real ...

Join this panel to hear from a diverse set of leaders on how we can all become the real beneficiaries of diversity. They'll break down what "diversity" means in the business, showcase the abundant opportunities available and highlight how inclusion could actually be the answer to some of our biggest challenges. You'll learn how to elevate the discussion to consider intersectionality, and review unconscious bias while positioning diversity as a business imperative.

Key takeaways include:
- Widen your understanding while raising the importance of intersectionality when discussing diversity
- Hear a variety of approaches of adopting inclusionary practices
- Review a multitude of success found in diverse organisations

Thu 19 Sep

11:30 - 12:35

Panel: It's All Business

THEME:

Main Plenary - Rebuilding Construction

Claudette Moody

Director - Policy, Strategy & Government Relations @ WSP USA

Ileana Holguin

Project Director @ McCarthy Building Companies Inc.