TECH+ features a full day of industry-changing ideas, projects, tools, and demos from technology leaders.

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8:30 - 9:30 AM

Check-In and Networking

9:30 - 9:35 AM

Diana Darling
The Architect’s Newspaper
Niknaz Aftahi
Founder & CEO

9:35 - 10:15 AM

Artificial Intelligence is making us uncomfortable, and that’s a good thing.

With the constant pace of change catalyzed by emerging and nascent technologies’ unfettered diffusion across the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction community, we need to understand what people and technology do best, clarify what we could do, and be aspirational about what we should do. Instead of being defensive, reactive, or frustrated, we need to be nimble and opportunistic and embrace a growth mindset to augment and evolve our skill set, value proposition, and purpose within the built environment.

Join architects Matthew Krissel AIA and Randy Deutsch FAIA for an engaging, fast-paced talk that aims to reframe the questions we should be asking and elevate our expectations, including a behind-the-scenes look at the formation of the world’s first Built Environment Futures Council (BEFC), a national, diverse, and interdisciplinary group working to advance the discourse and opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in Design and Construction with actionable leadership, insight, and foresight relevant to practice.

Moderated by: Jonathan Klein

Matthew Krissel
Founder & Director
Creative Lab 3
Randy Deutsch
Built Environment Futures Council

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Contemporary Architecture relies on technological advancements. As a developer of one of the first BIM Authoring Tools in the industry, Graphisoft remains dedicated to innovation and empowering teams to design great buildings. Our future forward solutions provide a proven method to create an intelligent building model – so that all stakeholders can collaborate and keep an accurate data set that opens the door to efficient, sustainable building practices.

Join Miles Smith, North Amercian Solutions Manager and representatives from firms using these methods for an interactive discussion about how our products today deliver in the real world.

Moderated by: Niknaz Aftahi

Miles Smith
North American Solutions Manager

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Break coffee

11:00 - 11:40 AM

In this session, attendees will be introduced to the state-of-the-art building information modeling (BIM) and 3-D scanning technologies available to the AEC industry. Robert Fink and Kelly Haley of Quinn Evans will discuss the application of BIM technology to historic preservation projects and the challenges of creating digital models for existing structures. They will be joined by Joseph Romano  from Langan who will share his firm’s work to advance the burgeoning fields of digital modeling and 3-D scanning.

Moderated by: Jonathan Klein

Robert Fink
Design Technology Director
Quinn Evans
Kelly Haley
Quinn Evans
Joseph Romano
PLS Principal, Surveying & Mapping

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Greg Barto from Canvas will demonstrate Canvas, which uses the LiDAR sensor on your iPhone Pro or iPad Pro to create editable as-builts in Revit, SketchUp, Chief Architect, and other popular design programs. Canvas makes 3D capture accessible to smaller firms and projects and eliminates the need to trace point clouds.

Moderated by: Jonathan Klein

Greg Barto
Head of Partnerships

12:00 - 12:40 PM

This panel will provide attendees with resources to optimize their digital design methods. Chuck Pfeffer of Cupix will speak to the company’s industry-leading digital twin platform, while Anna Liza Montenegro will share how Microsol Resources can help firms navigate the selection of digital design tools.

Moderated by: Jonathan Klein

Chuck Pfeffer
VP of Product Marketing
Anna Liza Montenegro
Director of Marketing
Microsol Resources

12:40 - 1:00 PM

Automating workflows has the potential to transform the building industry by increasing productivity and efficiency, improving quality of life, streamlining QA/QC, and reducing the potential for errors and accidents. This automation can arguably be seen as a foundational requirement for AI, driving industry wide change and provide the framework for greater creativity and more positive outcomes. In this session we’ll review some of the pertinent ways that IMAGINiT is working with our customers to automate their workflows and driving process improvements.
Joe Eichenseer
Building Solutions Manager

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Weathering the storm of technology disruption. Insights on how to navigate the stormy seas of change and emerge stronger than ever. So, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the Tech+ conference!

Gaurav Chopra

1:20 - 2:20 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch | Methods+Materials Gallery Break

2:20 - 2:25 PM

Campbell Yule will demonstrate the sophisticated drafting capabilities of Codesign, a brand new IPad application which aids architects in the conceptual design phase of a project. The program is complete with built-in sketching software and energy modeling, as well as compatibility with other digital design tools.

Introduced by: Jonathan Klein

Campbell Yule
Founder & CEO

2:25 - 2:30 PM

Marek Koltun walks us through Mobile Laser Scanning and how to scan 250,000 sq. ft. per day with NavVis VLX and use data for as-builts, existing conditions, clash detection, deviation analysis and any other 2D CAD / 3D Revit workflows. More accurate and up to date data to start, which means less re-work and problems down the road.

Introduced by: Jonathan Klein

Marek Koltun
US Sales Engineer

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Hear from digital studios and designers on recent advances in rendering and display technology and challenges of creating large-scale immersive experiences for entertainment venues.

Moderated by: Niknaz Aftahi

Lionel Ohayon

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Break coffee

Choose between two presentations between 3:15 - 4:15 PM

3:15 - 4:15 PM

Digital design experts from industry-leading architecture firms will share their insights into the future integration of technology in architectural practice. Ahmad Tabbakh, of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Ali Ghomi of CetraRuddy will discuss how computational tools and data analysis have become integral to their firms’ practices. Michael Schroeder of SGA will present the AI and machine learning technologies which are transforming the industry at large.

Moderated by: Niknaz Aftahi

Ahmad Tabbakh
Design Technology Specialist
Bjarke Ingels Group
Ali Ghomi
CetraRuddy Architecture
Michael Schroeder
Elaheh Demirchelie
Director of Pre-Development

3:15 - 4:15 PM

In this roundtable session, technology leaders from CBT Architects, FX Collaborative, and DLR Group will discuss their firms’ efforts to stay up-to-date with the latest AEC technologies. The architectural design world is constantly getting pitched “new” software and products, but what is actually new and what is repackaged? The experts will walk you through their vetting processes and efforts to integrate existing systems with new products. Through successful collaboration with external partners, firms can optimize their workflow and expand the potential of their practice.


Moderated by: Jonathan Klein

Benjamin Friedman
Data Scientist
DLR Group
Alexandra Pollock
Chief Technology Officer
Nirva Fereshetian
Chief Information Officer
CBT Architects
Ilkay C. Standard

4:15 - 4:20 PM

Break coffee

4:20 - 5:00 PM

New digital tools from SketchPro, Snaptrude the power of automation and iteration to assist in project modeling and planning. These end-to-end technologies are applicable through each stage in the design process, simplifying and expediting project delivery. In this session attendees will hear from representatives of each company and learn about cutting-edge technologies which can transform their practice.

Moderated by: Marty Wood

Andre Turati
Altaf Ganihar
Founder and CEO

5:00 - 5:40 PM

Representatives from leading AEC venture funds will host a roundtable exploring the intersection of entrepreneurship, investment, and technological innovation in the AEC industry. They will discuss the latest trends in robotics, drone imagery, and digital design tools, shedding light on the transformative potential of these innovations.

Moderated by: Niknaz Aftahi

Victoria Smith
Investment Lead
Zacua Ventures
Shahriar Shams-Ansari
Brookfield Growth

5:40 - 5:45 PM

Niknaz Aftahi
Founder & CEO
Diana Darling
The Architect’s Newspaper

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