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Thank you to all who helped make our 2018 conference a success!


Join Dr. Yong Woo Kim on Wednesday, March 14th for the pre-conference, A Missing Link in Reliable Planning. The workshop includes two presentations and panel discussion on reliable production planning and the UW’s journey to Lean construction. Event will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, and up to 35 seats are available. Please use the link below to register for the pre-conference and reserve your seat. Registration is free with the conference registration.

2018 Conference Agenda

7:30 AM - Breakfast and Student Presentations

Thanks to our Applied Research Consortia (ARC) industry partners, Skanska and Turner, for sponsoring our networking breakfast.

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks

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

9:15 AM - Keynote : central Building Information Management (cBIM)

Frank Peters, LAWA cBIM Program Manager at Los Angeles World Airport

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - SESSION 1

See below to choose among Session 1 options

... 1A - Construction Management Education

Lead: Bill Bender (UW CM Department Chair and Professor)

Speakers: Dave Carns (Professor at Central Washington University), Warren Plugge (Associate Professor at Central Washington University)

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... 1B - Making Net Zero Buildings: MEP Design Criteria for Reducing Emissions in High Performance Buildings

Lead: Monica Huang (Research Engineer at UW)

Speaker: Brian Griffith (Managing Principal at Integral Group), Barbara Rodriguez (PhD Candidate at UW)

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... 1C - Tech and Teams

Lead: Carrie Sturts Dossick (UW CERC Executive Director and CM Professor)

Speakers: John Messner (Director of the Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) Research Program at Penn State University), Laura Osburn (Research Scientist at UW), Jack Ray (Vice President/COO at CCI Engineering Services)

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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 : Innovation Through Practice

Carrie Sturts Dossick, UW CERC Executive Director and CM Professor

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2:30 PM - 4:00 pm - SESSION 2

See below to choose among Session 2 options.

... 2A - Emergent Project Delivery, Procurement, and Contracting

Lead: Giovanni Migliaccio (UW CERC Associate Director and CM Professor)

Speakers: Markku Allison (Director of Engagement and Innovation at Chandos Construction) Jeannie Natta (Project Manager at UW CPD), Janice Zahn (Assistant Director Engineering at Port of Seattle)

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... 2B - Communicating Safety and Health in Construction

Lead: Ken-yu Lin (UW CM Associate Professor)

Speaker: Linda Goldenhar (Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Construction Research and Evaluation (CPWR))

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... 2C - International Construction Projects in a Digital World

Lead: Katharina Klemt-Albert (Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Speakers: Robert Hartung (PhD Candidate at Leibniz Universität, Hannover), Sara Omrani (Research Associate at Queensland University of Technology), Sheryl Staub-French (Professor at University of British Columbia)

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4:00 - 5:00 pm - HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy a beverage (cash-bar) and snacks while you mingle with colleagues and talk with vendors.


The Call for Posters & Presentations is now closed.

Selection Notification: December 12, 2017

Final Submittals Presentations Due: January 30, 2018

Final Submittals Posters Due: March 10, 2018

Conference: Thursday, March 15, 2018