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Annual Research Conference

 

Since 2011, The University of Washington’s Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) has created a venue to highlight research and its relevance for pressing issues facing the Construction industry. Looking deeply at the frontiers in technology and evolving practices, CERC and our partners, demonstrate the application and benefits of applied research for participating organizations. Participants receive timely information that can be put into practice right when they return to the office Monday morning.

2018 Registration

2018 Conference Agenda

7:30 AM - Breakfast

Thanks to our Applied Research Consortia (ARC) industry partners, Skanska and Turner, for sponsoring our networking breakfast.

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks

Dr. Carrie Sturts Dossick, CERC Executive Director and CM Professor

9:15 AM - Keynote : central Building Information Management (cBIM)

Frank Peters, LAWA cBIM Program Manager at Los Angeles World Airport

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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM - SESSION 1

See below to choose among Session 1 options

... 1A - Construction Management Education

Lead: Bill Bender (UW CM Department Chair and Professor)

Speakers: Dave Carns (Professor at Central Washington University), Warren Plugge (Associate Professor at Central Washington University)

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... 1B - Making Net Zero Buildings: MEP Design Criteria for Reducing Emissions in High Performance Buildings

Lead: Barbara Rodriguez (PhD Candidate at UW)

Speaker: Brian Griffith (Managing Principal at Integral Group)

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... 1C - Tech and Teams

Lead: Carrie Sturts Dossick (UW CERC Executive Director and CM Professor)

Speakers: Jack Ray (Vice President/COO at CCI Engineering Services), Laura Osburn (Research Scientist at UW), Bita Astaneh Asl (PhD candidate at UW)

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12:00 PM - 1:30 - Lunch & Poster Session

Enjoy lunch from 12:00 – 12:30, when the poster session and lightening rounds will begin. Learn about student research and network with colleagues.

1:30 PM - Keynote : Innovation Through Practice

Carrie Sturts Dossick, UW CERC Executive Director and CM Professor

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2:30 PM - 4:00 pm - SESSION 2

See below to choose among Session 2 options.

... 2A - Emergent Project Delivery, Procurement, and Contracting

Lead: Giovanni Migliaccio (UW CERC Associate Director and CM Professor)

Speakers: Janice Zahn (Assistant Director Engineering at Port of Seattle), Jeannie Natta (Project Manager at UW CPD)

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... 2B - Communicating Safety and Health in Construction

Lead: Ken-yu Lin (UW CM Associate Professor)

Speaker: Linda Goldenhar (Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Construction Research and Evaluation (CPWR))

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... 2C - International Construction Projects in a Digital World

Lead: Katharina Klemt-Albert (Professor at Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Speakers: Robert Hartung (Leibniz Universität, Hannover), John Messner (Penn State University), Sara Omrani (Queensland University of Technology), Sheryl Staub-French (University of British Columbia)

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4:00 - 5:00 pm - HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy a beverage (cash-bar) and snacks while you mingle with colleagues and talk with vendors.

PRE-CONFERENCE

Join Dr. Yong Woo Kim on Wednesday, March 14th for the pre-conference, A Missing Link in Reliable Planning. The workshop includes two presentations and panel discussion on reliable production planning and the UW’s journey to Lean construction. Up to 35 seats are available. Registration is free with conference registration, but RSVP is needed. Please send an email to cerc@uw.edu with the title “Pre-Conference” to reserve your spot. All others who wish to attend the pre-conference can register using the link below.

Registration Coming Soon!

POSTER & PRESENTATION SUBMISSION

The Call for Posters & Presentations is now closed. If you have questions, please email cerc@uw.edu

Selection Notification: December 12, 2017

Final Submittals Presentations Due: January 30, 2018

Final Submittals Posters Due: March 10, 2018

Conference: Thursday, March 15, 2018