RICS' A New Era for Construction & Infrastructure: Integrating Tech, Data & ESG, 1/26-28


Slate of Built Environment Influencers from Autodesk, AECOM, Arup, Jacobs and Skanska, Among Many Others, to Discuss How the Industry is Building Smarter and Leveraging Technology

RICS is pleased to announce its upcoming, three-day remote thought leadership event on the future of the built environment: A New Era for Construction & Infrastructure—Integrating tech, data, and ESG from January 26-28, 2021. The event, which runs from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM each day, will discuss the great expectations the construction and infrastructure sector has right now to build smarter and leverage technology in the post-pandemic recovery, addressing high-stakes social, environmental and economic challenges.

Particularly with data management, professionals are benchmarking lifecycle costs, carbon and social value while driving operational efficiencies—and the three-day slate of panels will cover technology integration for industry transformation, data-enriched projects and assets, and environment and sustainability. Key topics will include BIM, AI, and automation on job sites, cost management, and carbon benchmarking for operational efficiencies, leveraging data for virtual design and construction, and how ESG strategies are being implemented.

The event will focus on a different theme each day:

  • January 26: Technology Integration for Industry Transformation
  • January 27: Data-enriched Projects and Assets
  • January 28: Environmental, Social and Governance Principles

The present lineup, with more to come, includes the following industry leaders and influencers:

  • Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Julian Anderson, President, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Peter El Hajj, ESG Lead, Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures
  • Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, Autodesk
  • Denise Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Northeast Region, AECOM
  • Deborah Geideman, Vice President, Global Head of International Relations, Jacobs
  • Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters
  • Jeff Okeson,VP, Director of Consult Services, North America, Faithful+Gould
  • Kevin O’Grady, Associate Director, Arup
  • Stacy Smedley, Executive Director Building Transparency, Skanska
  • Santiago Castagnino, Managing Director & Partner, BCG
  • Christian Tricoire, Chairman, VINCI Construction LLC
  • Jeff Yoders, Midwest Editor and Associate Technology Editor, ENR

Join us to hear these industry leaders discuss global trends that have accelerated during the pandemic and panel discussions that map adoption successes with the future landscape. Speakers will share how their organizations have successfully incorporated a data strategy, technology integration and sustainable and environmental practices into their business processes.

Click here for more information or to register.

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Through our respected global standards, leading professional progression and our trusted data and insights, we promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work and is a force for positive social impact. www.rics.org

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