Design and Construction Technology Conference (DCTC)

April 29, 2020
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110


Conference Theme: Project Lifecycle

The 9th DCTC will focus on the value technology brings to the overall ‘Project Lifecyle’ of building design and construction. Three focus tracks will guide attendees through the various stages of project delivery, along with hands-on learning labs for in-depth process and tool focus.

Planning & Design: Early Collaboration, Virtual Reality, Design Integration, 3D Printing, Automation

Precon & Construct: 3D Coordination, Augmented Reality, 4D Sequencing, UAVs/Drones, Reality Capture

Handover & Operate: BIM to FM, Big Data, Model Handover, BIM Standards

Learning Labs: Bluebeam, Navisworks, Revit, Dynamo

Opening Keynote Speaker

Phillip G. Bernstein FAIA, RIBA, LEED ® AP

Phil Bernstein is an architect, technologist and educator. He is an Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture where he received both his B.A. and his M.Arch. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology, as well as cultivating the firm's relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations.

Prior to Autodesk, he was a principal with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. His books include Architecture | Design | Data – Practice Competency in the Era of Computation, Building (In) The Future:  Recasting Labor in Architecture and BIM In Academia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and former Chair of the AIA National Contract Documents Committee.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Steve Burrows, CBE 

Steve Burrows is an experienced executive and a professional engineer. He was on the Board of Arup, led AECOM's Building Engineering Business in the Americas and WSP's US Buildings Business. He then joined Katerra where he was an executive responsible for engineering across the firm. He is known for his projects including the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Apple Campus.

Steve is also passionate about AEC as a career and so is a regular speaker on radio, podcasts and print media, as well as making TV shows such as Time Scanners and the IMAX movie Dream Big. He was awarded the Brunel Medal in 2004, was made a Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen in 2009 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by his alma mater in 2018.

He considers the technological disruption of AEC to make this the greatest time in history to be in this industry, and he remains active with several start-up companies seeking to disrupt construction.

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