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2022 COAA-TX Owners Forum

2022 COAA-TX Owners Forum

Friday, June 10, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Join the Texas chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America for an exclusive and FREE OWNERS-ONLY forum. Topic categories include Supply Chain discussion, Impact of Technology on Engineering & Project Delivery, and Hybrid Workplace, with each facilitated discussion focused on best practices and peer-to-peer learning. Hear from your peers about their challenges & successes and share your own. 

Stay after the forum for the ice cream social with event sponsors.

Approved for 3 AIA Learning Units 

10:00 AM                          Networking & Registration

10:30 AM                          Construction Supply Chain
                                           The New Normal
                                           Julie Lucas, UT Health
                                           Tim Jed, DPR Construction

When it comes to navigating the supply chain in construction projects directly impacting the future of your business, is the goal to move away from “just-in-time”?  Join Supply Chain leader Tim Jed and Director of Project Planning, Construction and Space Management for UTHealth, Julie Lucas as they discuss what exactly GCs and Owners can do moving forward to help abate supply chain impacts.

11:30 AM                          Break

11:45 AM                          Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker         

                                           The Impact of Technology on
                                           Engineering & Project Delivery
                                           Jim Jacobi, Walter P. Moore

This topic will discuss the current impact of new and emerging technology on the practice of engineering. The influence of macro trends on technology infrastructure will be explored, including the post-pandemic sustained remote work environment and the continued escalation of cyber security threats. The potential for reshaping engineering and the project delivery process by leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Digital Twinning, and Virtual Reality, among others, will be discussed.

1:00 PM                            Hybrid Workplace Survey and Workshop
                                           Julie Zitter, Stantec
                                           Stan Scott, Hill International, Inc.

How well are you and your co-workers adapting to the transition back to the office? What’s changed? What’s been a challenge? What are the new paradigms for space considerations and office protocols? Join Julie Zitter, interior design principal of Stantec’s Workplace sector, and Stan Scott, Project Executive with Hill International, as they lead an interactive roundtable workshop about lessons learned and best practices for the new office environment, post-pandemic.

2:30 PM                            Ice Cream Social Hour