Digitalize & Industrialize Construction
What Does It Mean and How to Do It?

Seventh Annual Symposium

09 December 2020 | 08:30am – 04:15pm CT

Digitalize & Industrialize Construction
What Does It Mean and How to Do It?

Seventh Annual Symposium

09 December 2020 | 08:30am – 04:15pm CT

 


Owners and contractors are rapidly moving to digitalize and industrialize construction. COVID-19 is now accelerating the use of these emerging technologies.

However, the construction industry’s deep roots in craft-based production (vs. high-volume manufacturing) limit the ability for companies to fully benefit from these efforts.

PPI’s Seventh Annual Symposium brings together industry experts, academics and thought leaders to discuss how to effectively implement and benefit from the digitalization and industrialization of construction.

 

Space is limited. Register Today.

 

Keynote

Why Do We Make the Choices We Make?
The Neuroscience of Voluntary Action and Decision-Making

Anil Seth, University of Sussex

Dr. Seth is a professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and founding co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science in the UK.


Though advancements in methods and technologies can be of value, often times potential benefactors are slow to adopt. People have to decide to do things differently, yet sometimes the decisions we make are not the best for our organizations – or even for ourselves. How do we make the choices we make, and what does it mean to make a ‘choice’ at all?

Neuroscientist Anil Seth will reveal what the latest research has to say about voluntary action and decision making, shedding light on everything from what ‘free will’ really means to the key roles that emotions and confidence play in decision making, both individually and in groups. He will paint a picture of free will as a distinctive kind of ‘perception’, and he will explain why experiences of free will exist not to drive actions in the here-and-now, but to help us learn how to do things better in the future.

Themes

THEME 1
How do leading companies implement and benefit from Project Production Management?

In 2019, the Construction User’s Roundtable magazine “The Voice” proposed Project Production Management is one of three emerging trends that will improve the delivery of capital projects. But what is Project Production Management, who is using it and what benefits are they getting?

Through presentation of several company case studies, practitioners in the field of Project Production Management will present and discuss why they adopted PPM, how they deployed it, what benefit they received and what they learned through the process.

Who Should Attend:

Those new to Project Production Management; those who want to explore specific applications of the theory and methods through case studies, technical insight and group discussion.


THEME 2
Digitalization Of Construction – What Does It Mean and How to Do It

Enabled by increased computational power and faster network speed, digital technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous / robotics, edge computing, internet of things (IoT) and even the emergence of quantum computing will change life as we know it today.

But how can and will digital technology change how capital projects are delivered? During this session experts representing both the digital sector as well as the engineering and construction industry will present how construction can leverage digital technology to improve project outcomes.

Who Should Attend:

Industry professionals, practitioners and academics who are interested in the latest digital advances and their role in the next era of project delivery


THEME 3
What Challenges Does Industrialization Of Construction Present And How To Address Them

To reduce cost and schedule duration along with address a potential shortage in skilled workers, owners and contractors are looking to industrialize construction. This includes standardization of products, modularization, moving work offsite including the use of robotics and other high-volume manufacturing methods.

Deeply rooted in craft production, the construction industry operates and is structured much differently than high-volume manufacturing sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, etc. That being said, high-volume frameworks are proven to improve project outcomes.

Attendees in this session will explore how methods and technologies from high volume manufacturing can effectively be applied to the delivery of capital projects.

Who Should Attend:

Industry professionals, practitioners and academics who are interested in standardization, modularization and industrialization of construction.

Speakers

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    Pathman Arulampalam

    Hess

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    Roberto J. Arbulu

    Project Production Institute

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    Jim Banaszak, PhD

    McKinsey and Company

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    H.J. James Choo, PhD

    Project Production Institute

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    Craig Evans

    Chevron

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    Gary Fischer

    Project Production Institute

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    Martin Fischer, PhD

    Stanford University

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    Jan Koeleman

    McKinsey and Company

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    Alex Kunz

    A.G. KUNZ

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    Dhira Nandana

    TRIPATRA

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    Shekar Natarajan

    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

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    Adrian Olteanu

    Microsoft

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    Edward S. Pound

    Project Production Institute

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    Ludwich Raubenheimer

    TCO FGP

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    Ravi Roopreddy

    Cloudleaf

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    Mark Reynolds

    Mace

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    Muthu Sivanantham

    Dassault Systemes

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    Mark L. Spearman, PhD

    Project Production Institute

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    Aries Suswendi

    TRIPATRA

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    William Swearingen

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    Todd R. Zabelle

    Project Production Institute

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    Darina Zhakasheva

    Tengizchevroil

Schedule


8:30 am - 8:45 am CT

Welcome, Opening Remarks and PPI Achievement Award

  • Edward S. Pound Project Production Institute

  • H.J. James Choo, PhD Project Production Institute


8:45 am - 9:00 am CT

Call to Action

  • Gary Fischer Project Production Institute


9:00 am - 9:45 am CT

KEYNOTE

Why Do We Make the Choices We Make? The Neuroscience of Decision-Making

  • Anil Seth University of Sussex


9:45 am - 10:00 am CT

Break


10:00 am - 12:30 pm CT

Track 1 – How is PPM Being Used in Design & Engineering?

Track 2 – Digitalization of Construction

  • H.J. James Choo, PhD Project Production Institute

  • Martin Fischer, PhD Stanford University

  • Shekar Natarajan American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

  • Ravi Roopreddy Cloudleaf

  • Mark L. Spearman, PhD Project Production Institute

  • Todd R. Zabelle Project Production Institute


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CT

Break


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT

Track 1 – How is PPM Used to Improve Supply & Site Construction?

  • Jim Banaszak, PhD McKinsey and Company

  • Craig Evans Chevron

  • Edward S. Pound Project Production Institute

Track 3 – Industrialization of Construction

  • Roberto J. Arbulu Project Production Institute

  • H.J. James Choo, PhD Project Production Institute

  • Gary Fischer Project Production Institute

  • Jan Koeleman McKinsey and Company

  • Muthu Sivanantham Dassault Systemes

  • Todd R. Zabelle Project Production Institute


3:45 pm - 4:15 pm CT

Panel – How Does PPM Fit with Project Management Solutions?

  • Roberto J. Arbulu Project Production Institute

  • Jim Banaszak, PhD McKinsey and Company

  • Craig Evans Chevron

  • Jan Koeleman McKinsey and Company


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