Construction Technology Forecast: Harnessing Integration, Mobile, Sensors and Augmented Reality

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: James Benham, CEO, JBKnowledge, Inc. 
Category: Training and Education  
Have you ever wondered how virtual reality will look on the job site? Or wondered how your mobile devices can be better integrated? Wanted to learn more about the innovative solutions your peers in the industry are using? In this dynamic session on the 2015 Construction Technology Forecast, James Benham sorts through the latest trends in building technologies, identifying short-term fads and long-term game changers from mobile apps to augmented reality and drones. Learn about real companies who are researching and implementing the latest technologies and how they are impacting their construction projects. Mr. Benham will also discuss the statistics behind the third annual Construction Technology Report, revealing how over 1,000 construction professionals are employing and integrating technology on building projects.

  • Review a brief history of cloud technology and the data security fears that accompany it.
  • Learn the latest in construction solutions, including free web-based services and mobile applications you can implement today.
  • Explore technology like drones, augmented reality, wearables and virtual reality and how they are converging in the construction industry.
  • Analyze case studies of how industry leaders are using innovative technology to inspire collaboration.
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 While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application. Three years later, he co-managed an internet services provider (ISP), providing dial-up Internet to over 4,000 users. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University . During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James established his second company, JBKnowledge, Inc. He has continued to stay involved with his alma mater by joining the university faculty as a Guest Lecturing Professor in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M.

James is now the Chief Executive Officer of JBKnowledge, Inc . James has led JBKnowledge to become a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction, risk management and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. JBKnowledge is the also the maker of the SmartBidNet , SmartCompliance , SmartReality , and SmartInsight cloud, mobile and wearable solutions. As a rapidly growing business year after year, JBKnowledge is a seven-time recipient of the Aggie 100 award, six-time Newman 10 recipient, and was recently named to the LSU One Hundred for the second time. The company, and James, are headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX with offices in North America and South America.

James’ company, products and writing have been featured in publications such as Engineering News Record, Texas CEO, Construction Business Owner, Construction Executive, 3D Visualization World, Estimating Today, and many more. In addition, he was recognized among ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 for his advancements in construction technology.