Trends in Construction Technology - The Potential Impact on Project Management & Construction Claims

Online /
Sep 14, 2021 /
Course Code: 0905-WEB21

  • Overview
  • Instructor


After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about 14 new technology advances already available in the construction industry
  • Understand how these advances are intended to change project planning, design, construction and construction management
  • Explore the potential impact of these technological changes on construction claims and disputes
  • Become familiar with how these technology changes are being incorporated into today's industry
  • Examine how to incorporate such technology into the construction process and construction management

This webinar identifies and explores some recent technology advances in construction and suggests some potential impacts on project managements and construction claims.  Technology has transformed the world radically over the past few decades.  Although the construction industry is slow to change, technological advances have been introduced into the industry and even more are in development and underway. 

The purpose of this webinar is to identify some of these technology advances and offer some perspective on how these advances are likely to change construction projects - construction management and construction claims.  The research report underlying this webinar initially examined some 21 early stage startups working on construction oriented technology advances.  The research was narrowed down and looked more closely at how 14 specific technology advances are most likely to change the way projects are planned, design, and constructed. 

This webinar also explores where the construction industry stands today with respect to new technology and examines why the industry is slow to adopt and incorporate new technology into projects.

Course Outline
The webinar covers the following:

  • 3D printing
  • 4D BIM
  • Augmented Reality
  • Autonomous construction
  • BIM and VDC
  • The digital future
  • Drones in construction
  • Geospatial technology
  • Radio Frequency Identification technology
  • Reality Capture technology
  • Robotics
  • Site safety
  • Software advances
  • Wearable technology
  • Where the industry stands today

Who Should Attend:

  • Project owners and owner representatives
  • Planners and design professionals
  • Contractors
  • Construction managers
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Jim Zack

Jim is the Senior Advisor to the recently formed Ankura Construction Forum™.

The Forum strives to be the construction industry’s resource for thought leadership and best practices on avoidance and resolution of construction project disputes globally. Jim was the founder and Executive Director of the Navigant Construction Forum™. Formerly he was the Executive Director, Corporate Claims Management Group, Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest EPCM contractors. Prior to this Jim was Vice President of PinnacleOne and Executive Director of the PinnacleOne Institute and a Senior Construction Claims Consultant for CH2M HILL, Inc.

He has, for 46 years, worked on both private and public projects throughout the U.S. and in 28 countries abroad. Jim has worked for both contractors and owners on more than 5,000 claims in his career. He a Fellow of AACE International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the International Guild of Project Controls. In the construction claims field, he is a recognized and published expert in mitigation, analysis and resolution or defense of construction claims and disputes. Jim is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), a Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


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Fee & Credits

$175 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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