This week on the Construction Record Podcast, Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce national managing editor Vince Versace does a deep dive into plans for the ConExpo conference next month in Las Vegas. Besides the sheer breadth of the conference (the largest in North America), Vince takes a look at the educational sessions we’ll be covering, including those covering building resilience to anticipate shifting weather due to climate change and the increasing role of artificial intelligence (AI) into the everyday practices of the construction industry. We’ll also be reporting on a Procore presentation from Kris Lengieza about the technology path for construction from now until 2025.
Journal of Commerce digital media editor Warren Frey and staff writer Russell Hixson also take a look at some of the stories Russell’s been working on, including a series of articles examining recent Buildforce Canada data about western Canada and a new initiative to build ‘tiny homes’ for homeless veterans.
Warren also recently attended CanBIM’s Vancouver conference, and spoke to both CanBIM president Thomas Strong about BIM’s changing role in the construction industry and Fraser Health Facilities Management Executive Director of Planning and Projects Larry Harder about the challenges of building medical facilities and how BIM helps at every stage of the building life cycle.