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Constructing Connections Across Research and Industry

Welcome to the second, CI & CRC Joint Conference! We are pleased to invite you to join us in Des Moines, Iowa, and take part in this unique construction industry event. The Construction Institute (CI) and Construction Research Congress (CRC) are joining forces to build on established connections and construct new ones to advance innovation and collaboration across the industry.

The CRC leads academic, cutting-edge construction research, and Iowa State University will host the annual Construction Research Congress. The Construction Institute Summit, with its heavy industry component, will facilitate interaction between construction research professionals, contractors, owners, and practitioners. Together, we will share new developments and innovative practices. Network with peers, earn PDHs, and get access to top-notch industry research.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Participate in wide-ranging discussions with academic and industry experts about finding real solutions to the top problems in the construction industry.
  2. Witness an overview of a high-performance project, firsthand from the project team’s perspective, and participate in an insider tour.
  3. Meet and mingle with academic and industry peers from around the country to share insights with one another as we look toward next generation construction.
  4. Earn PDHs via technical sessions, technical tours, and keynote presentations.
  5. Visit the quaint neighborhoods, boutique businesses, beautiful parks, award-winning restaurants, and an abundance of public art in, Des Moines, Iowa's cosmopolitan capital city. 

Featured Speakers

Brian Manning Opening Plenary Luncheon: Construction Industry Outlook: Thriving in and Uncertain Future

Brian R Manning, P.E., F. ASCE
mc2 civil, inc.

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Will Gruy Opening Plenary Luncheon: Construction Industry Outlook: Thriving in and Uncertain Future

Will Gruy

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Scott Staffon Afternoon Plenary Session: Prioritizing Mental Health in Engineering and Construction

Scott Staffon, CSP
AVP, Risk & Safety Construction Programs, PC/ Shareholder

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Lisa Briggs
 Closing Plenary Luncheon

Lisa Briggs, PE., M. ASCE
Associate & Senior Structural Engineer- Genesis Structures

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Thomas Schebler
 Closing Plenary Luncheon

Thomas Schebler, EIT, A.M.ASCE
Project Engineer- Helm Civil

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Zach Bardot
 Closing Plenary Luncheon

Zach Bardot, EIT
Structural Engineer- Genisis Structures

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