ABC chapters across the country recently hosted events to educate members on the value of construction technology both on and off the jobsite. ABC’s Tech Alliance and Tech Marketplace members were featured speakers at these events.

“Construction technology is advancing quickly and holds great promise for all construction companies,” said Matt Abeles, ABC’s vice president of construction technology and innovation. “It’s important for our members to attend these events so they can physically see and feel how tech can help them develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

On June 23, the ABC Chesapeake Shores, Greater Baltimore, Metro Washington and Virginia chapters came together for a Joint Tech Summit in the Baltimore area. More than 200 attendees had the opportunity to meet, collaborate and learn how technology is revolutionizing the construction industry and how it can improve their businesses. Keynote speaker Nick Espinosa of Security Fanatics spoke on cybersecurity, and ABC strategic partner Milwaukee Tool and ABC Tech Alliance members Tenna, Autodesk Construction Cloud and Safesite were just some of the many exhibitors.

ABC Southern California hosted a similar event for members at its first-ever Construction Tech Conference on June 9. More than 75 attendees listened to keynote speaker Bridget Proulx of Autodesk discuss modular construction and heard local experts’ insights on construction safety technology, tech planning and preconstruction.

On May 25, ABC’s Keystone Chapter hosted Technology Day featuring sessions from ABC Tech Alliance members KPA and BuildOps and a keynote speech from ABC Tech Alliance member SMARTBUILD on construction culture and use of technology. There was also a hands-on demonstration of construction robotics for the more than 50 attendees.

ABC members at the events learned:

  • How to implement and adopt technology to increase profitability;

  • How safety technology can make jobsites and people safer; and

  • The importance of modular construction.

    

Later this year, ABC’s Central Florida Chapter will be hosting its own construction technology event, and the ABC East Florida, Northern California and TEXO chapters are planning construction technology events in early 2023.

If you have any questions about attending one of the upcoming events, please contact Matt Abeles or Josef Burkart.