March 8th, Construction Science students at Texas A&M University received an interactive look at leading-edge construction technology courtesy of JBKnowledge’s ConTech Roadshow, fueled by MCAA and NECA.
BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, TX – Texas A&M University’s Construction Science Department offered their Francis Hall building to host The ConTech Roadshow on March 8th. The event series features traveling one-day tradeshows packed with demonstrations, vendors, educational presentations, and networking opportunities for the construction industry. Presented by College Station-based company JBKnowledge, the 2018 ConTech Roadshow made its first stop at Texas A&M to offer a special event tailored to students.
Students were treated to a day of interactive demonstrations of the top technology transforming the AEC industry, and the opportunity to learn from and network with some of the top names in the industry. Among the companies present were leading tech vendors such as Project Atlas, STACK Estimating Technologies, Milwaukee Tools, Faro Technologies, Procore, DroneDeploy, Assemble and Pix4D.
“This event maintained our position at the nexus of building industry education and technology,” said Patrick Suermann, head of the country’s largest construction science department at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. “More than ever, construction’s newest workers are expected to be tech proficient,” explained Dr. Pat Suermann, the Construction Science Department Head at Texas A&M University.
At the event, students gained valuable insights for their upcoming careers from leading construction technologists. The ConTechCrew Podcast hosts led discussions on career development and adopting technology such as BIM, AI, and drones. Other special guest presenters included Kelsey Stein of SKANSKA USA, Todd Wynne of Rogers-O’Brien Construction, David Epps from Winter Construction, Darren Roos of Bernards, and more who discussed topics from Drones on Every Jobsite and Techniques for Technology Adoption to Leveraging Technology for Innovation in Construction and Driving Innovation at Older Companies.
Christina Pham of DroneDeploy described her experience as a presenter and vendor at The ConTech Roadshow: Aggieland as a pleasant experience from start-to-finish; “The Aggies were some of the most polite, engaging, and genuinely interested set of folks I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and discussing our product with.”
The ConTech Roadshow by JBKnowledge has four more stops planned for 2018 in Seattle, Kansas City, Boston, and Oakland. Each Roadshow features a superstar line-up of presenters and vendors with the latest tools, software, apps, and technology powering the construction industry. Learn more about the ConTech Roadshows at jbknowledge.com/roadshow.