Using Construction Technology to Manage Projects Based on Contractor Needs

Discover the value trade contractors gain from adopting software tools that streamline daily jobsite activities. By taking proactive control of internal processes, contractors bridge the gap between project and field management, providing project managers with real-time insights into jobsite operations. This proactive approach enhances budget and schedule management through improved data collection and reporting, enabling accurate project health evaluations for both internal teams and external stakeholders.

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.

Measure What Matters

In the ever-changing world of electrical contracting, the difference between a highly profitable project and one that falls below the target lies in the data…but not just any data. You need the right data, measured and collected with the right tools at the right points in your estimating, design, procurement, shop and field processes. This session is designed for electrical contractors who are ready to ramp up the profitability of their operations and fabrication shops through the strategic use of real-time metrics and dashboards with software tools that enable this.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cracking the Code: Data-Driven Negotiation Strategies for Fair Contracts in Construction 

General contractors and subcontractors can utilize data to achieve mutual understanding and fairness during contract review. This session will show the most common pitfalls in negotiations and project execution, and then reveal strategies for successful outcomes. ELECTRI and Document Crunch research will be leveraged to touch on the current state of the market and help contractors understand where they stand against their peers when it comes to contract risk and how to make informed decisions about the contracts they are signing.

Innovation in Action: Real-World Applications

Innovation is driving efficiency, safety, and profitability in electrical contracting projects. From advanced fabrication practices and project management solutions to cutting-edge AI tools, this session explores real-world case studies and expert insights into how innovative technologies and processes are reshaping the electrical contracting landscape. Contractors will also develop valuable strategies to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.