AI Forecast: Top Trends for Maximum Impact

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on a remarkable growth trajectory, poised to reach $407 billion by 2027. Despite this promising outlook, the construction industry lacks the knowledge and resources to effectively utilize AI applications for maximum impact. In this session, current and future AI trends that offer the most potential in the construction industry will be discussed. Actionable tips for evaluating different AI-powered solutions so that participants are equipped with the knowledge to choose the right solution for their organization will also be covered.

Using Construction Technology to Manage Projects Based on Contractor Needs

The right construction technology tracks the work contractors are performing and reports the results to stakeholders rather than only focusing on overall work progress. In this session, learn how to distinguish the essential applications for your construction teams. In addition, learn how to segment the correct solutions for different project team members and different methods of interacting with other stakeholders’ software.

Decisions Fueled by Data: The Road to Artificial Intelligence Integration

The world of Artificial Intelligence has taken industries by storm, and now construction is leaning into the tech. This session takes a look at what it means to have a good data strategy, data maturity and data integrity to help fuel next generation insights with Artificial Intelligence. Action items for you to take back to your businesses and get the most out of data and AI will also be discussed.

The Road to Low Voltage DC Powered Buildings

The industry’s growing interest within low voltage systems has been accelerated by the recent introduction of Fault Managed Power (FMP/Class 4 power) via Article 726 of the 2023 National Electric Code (NEC). This transformative shift aligns safety standards with Class 2 systems, reshaping electrical building systems and opening doors for groundbreaking advancements. In this session, attendees will dive into the transformative impact of employing Fault Managed Power (FMP) to reduce environmental impact and operational costs across diverse building environments and explore the cost-saving benefits. Real-world applications and case studies will also be examined to demonstrate the cost-efficient advantages of embracing DC Technology, including PoE lighting, in different building infrastructures.

How Analytics And Algorithms Will Change Your Culture

To create a positive and successful workplace environment, it is crucial that we approach our hiring and culture development processes with an objective mindset. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of the criticality of adopting an objective approach and comprehend the impact of inherent behaviors on company culture and morale. Mastering the art of interacting with team members through ideal forms of communication and providing appropriate recognition will also be discussed.

How Electrical Contractors are Beating the Labor Shortage With Technology

It’s no secret that there is a global shortage of skilled workers across all industries, one of the hardest-hit sectors being construction. Efficiently using scarce labor requires an innovative approach only solvable by technology. In this session, learn how electrical contractors are leveraging software and hardware solutions to not only future proof their projects, but to also solve for labor shortage and inefficiency. Three key project areas where contractors can begin implementing technology in their businesses to best impact their labor efficiency will also be discussed.

Getting Started in Systems Integration

The Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of smart building technologies has become increasingly prevalent, with integrated limited energy systems revolutionizing functionalities, such as intelligent lighting, HVAC control, building automation and advanced data communication systems. This session delves into the transformative trends driving the limited energy market and the abundant opportunities they offer to electrical contractors looking to enter the integration business. The strategic steps necessary to navigate this burgeoning marketplace successfully and knowledge needed to capitalize on emerging trends and technologies effectively will also be discussed.

Battery Energy Storage System Design and Implementation

Ensuring high reliability and safety from start to finish with BESS devices requires specific considerations from design to install to maintaining systems. This session discusses sizing and handling battery energy storage best practices. Articulating the benefit of BESS for microgrids and EV charging sites will also be discussed.

Practical Applications of AI

Step into the future of construction excellence in this session, where industry leaders share their experiences with AI-powered solutions engineered to revolutionize productivity, protect your company from contract pitfalls and add efficiency in the real world. This session will explore the pros and cons of adopting AI tools into your company and investigate policy changes geared toward protecting your company’s proprietary information.