Since 2011, The University of Washington’s Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) has created a venue to highlight research and its relevance for pressing issues facing the Construction industry. Looking deeply at the frontiers in technology and evolving practices, CERC and our partners, demonstrate the application and benefits of applied research for participating organizations. Participants receive timely information that can be put into practice right when they return to the office Monday morning.

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Getting to CERC
Parking is free at Magnuson Park complex however there are limited spots in front of Building 5B for early birds (doors won’t open until 7:15, so don’t arrive too early!) There is an upper lot behind building 5B for overflow parking. Take the very first left when you enter the park and head towards the Mountaineers building. There are stairs to get you down by the climbing wall, bringing you to the street north of Building 5B, just walk around to the front of the building for access. More parking can be found in the park complex, by the Tennis Center.

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CERC is now an AIA CES Approved Provider. Sessions listed below offer both Learning Units (LU) and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) units. Add your AIA member number during registration to receive credit.
 

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7:30 AM - Breakfast

We are honored to partner with Northwest Construction Consumer Council who has generously sponsored our networking breakfast.

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks

Dr. Carrie Sturts Dossick, CERC Executive Director and CM Professor

9:15 AM - Keynote: Taming Multidimensional Complexity of Major Projects

Professor Klemt-Albert is director of the department Construction Management and Digital Engineering at Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany. In her previous position, she was heading as CTO an international engineering and consulting company with 1,500 associates, realizing major projects worldwide with focus on Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore and China.

Major projects are a big challenge for responsible engineers and owners due to their multidimensional complexity. Analyzed systematically, there are four big challenges interacting in design and realization of Mega Projects. Besides obvious challenges in technique and project management, there are challenges in communication and culture, which are, though soft components, crucial for success.

Answering the question, how digital engineering contributes to master complexity in major projects, Prof. Klemt-Albert will focus on research and the current state of implementation of Building Information Modeling in the European and German infrastructure.
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM - SESSION 1

See below to choose among Session 1 options. Please note that CERC is now an AIA CES Approved Provider. The sessions listed offer both Learning Units (LU) and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) units. If you would like to take advantage of AIA CES Learning Units, Please select your sessions from the Agenda during the registration process, and be sure to input your AIA member number on the profile page.

... 1A - Getting to Zero: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Building Construction (1.5 LU)

Lead: Kate Simonen
Presenters: Barbara Rodriguez (UW), Erin McDade (Arch 2030), Stacy Smedly(Skanska)

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... 1B - New Tech and New Teams: Industry Trends in Working Together with Data (1.5 LU)

Lead: Carrie Dossick
Presenters: Kacie Shull et al (CSU), Heta Kosonen (UW), Bita Astaneh Asl (UW), Alireza Borhani (UW)

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... 1C - Tunnels, Trains, and Construction Innovations: Overcoming Obstacles to Bertha and the I-90 Light Rail (1.5 LU)

Lead: Kamran Nemati Presenter: David Sowers, Project Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation

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... 1D - Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health (CMOSH) (1.5 LU/HSW)

Lead: Ken-Yu Lin
Presenters: Noah Seixas (UW), Chris Mak (UW), Miriam Calkins (UW), Diane Davies

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12:00 PM - 1:30 - Lunch & Poster Session

Enjoy lunch from 12:00 – 12:30, when the poster session and lightening rounds will begin. Learn about student research and network with colleagues.

1:30 PM - Keynote: From Vision to Implementation: a Converging Pathway of an Eco-System of Construction Innovation

Xiangyu Wang. The world is now in the early stages of the fourth industrial revolution, which are bringing together digital and physical systems. Dramatic changes are all around us across all sectors, happening at exponential speed. The vision of tomorrow’s construction, as part of the fourth industrial revolution is a highly dynamic, customized and resource-friendly smart industry.

Today’s construction processes could become highly integrated and situation-awareness systems with a significant portion of embedded intelligences, where digital systems (e.g., design, information, communication) and physical systems (e.g., machines/equipment, raw materials, labor) are coming together within an “Internet of Everything” and cooperatively drive construction. Physical resources find their way independently through the logistics and construction processes.

To move towards the vision more effectively, inter-disciplinary approaches are not sufficient but a converging way will replace. This keynote presents a pathway of converging research that creates an eco-system which integrates industry and academia together. This partially proved pathway is also further underpinned by enumerating a variety of emerging integrations of new business models, disruptive technologies and innovative management philosophies.
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2:30 PM - 4:00 pm - SESSION 2

See below to choose among Session 2 options. Please note that CERC is now an AIA CES Approved Provider. The sessions listed offer both Learning Units (LU) and Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) units. If you would like to take advantage of AIA CES Learning Units, Please select your sessions from the Agenda during the registration process, and be sure to input your AIA member number on the profile page.

... 2A - Industry-Academic Innovators (1.5 LU)

Lead: Carrie Sturts Dossick
Presenters: Ivanka Iordanova (Pomerleau Inc.), Michael Parkes (Hansen Yuncken), Jason Santeford (Stantec), and Aubrey Tucker (Stantec)

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... 2B - Sustainability in Construction: Innovative Solutions for the Built Environment (1.5 LU/HSW)

Lead: Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee
Presenter: David Walsh (Sellen), Erdem Coleri (OSU), Chung Ho et al (UW and OSU), Jessica Kaminsky (UW)

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... 2C - Solving Critical Construction and Design Errors: A Tale of Water and Fire (1.5 LU)

Lead: Saeed Daniali

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4:00 - 5:00 pm - HAPPY HOUR

Thanks to our own CM Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) for Happy Hour sponsorship! Enjoy a beverage (cash-bar) and snacks while you mingle with colleagues and talk with vendors at the technology booths.

SIDE EVENTS

We’ve partnered to provide several terrific events alongside the 2017 Conference! Come early or stay late to take advantage of these opportunities. Wednesday, March 15th is both the BIMSummit with bimSMART Foundation and an “All Hands on Tech” Technology Showcase & Happy Hour with BuiltWorlds. Stay a few extra days to participate in the AEC Hackathon!

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POSTER & PRESENTATION  SUBMISSION

The Call for Posters & Presentations is now closed. If you have questions, please email cmcerc@uw.edu

Selection Notification: December 12, 2016

Final Submittals Presentations Due: February 6, 2017

Final Submittals Posters Due: March 3, 2017

Conference: Thursday, March 16, 2017