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Subject to Change (**60 min technical presentations of peer-reviewed research papers included in the conference proceedings)

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CI Industry Sessions Under Development

Subject to Change (**60 min technical presentations and panels by CI Technical Committee Members and Invited Speakers)

Why Won't Some Construction Workers Wear Their PPE?

Construction workers are at a disproportionately higher risk of fatal and nonfatal injuries compared to workers from other industries. The absence of and inappropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are among the major causes of fatal and nonfatal injuries at construction workplaces. The presentation will discuss the contributing factors to this challenge, such as inadequate safety supervision, poor risk perception, lack of changing industry climate adaptation, lack of safety training, and lack of management support. 

Sorting Through the Utility Noise to Make Music

Explore how the significant influx of utility information encountered throughout the pursuit and pre-award stages of a design-build project can be used for success. In these critical phases, the volume and complexity of utility data play a pivotal role in project success. We analyze the challenges faced in managing this abundance of information and propose strategies for effective integration into the project planning process. By addressing these issues, this research aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of design-build project, ultimately reducing delays and costs.

Industry Standard for Schedule Delay Analysis Revisions

The consensus industry standard for schedule delay analysis is in the process of revision. Members of the 27-member standard committee will discuss and debate changes to current industry practice, and what is being revised from the first edition of ANSI/ASCE/CI 67-17.

Alternative project delivery: What changes occurred based on the last few years

Alternative delivery methods continue to be used by owners. However, factors have influenced these projects. Hear about what has impacted alternative delivery: workforce, commodity pricing and delivery, owner's management, IIJA ~ new discretionary programs.

Recruit and Retain: What owners and contractors do to recruit and retain individuals.

With a construction labor shortage, hear what creative actions are happening to recruit AND retain staff from diverse demographic backgrounds to deliver projects.

Construction in Culturally Sensitive contexts: How owners deliver projects within the boundaries of historic properties

Hear from individuals who have navigated success in delivering projects in culturally sensitive and historic properties ~ lessons learned.

Emerging Trends and Technologies in Investigating Utilities for Project Development

Technology and practices keep evolving as they pertain to investigating and documenting utilities for the benefit of project development.  This session will highlight some of these changes from the post-Covid time frame and will include standards; geophysical and survey tools; engineering practices; and applications. Multi-sensor geophysical devices, blue-toothed survey/geophysical devices, photo/lidar technologies, new utility as-builting and data-sharing standard, revised investigation standard, AI applications in utility identification and mapping, human metrics, and more will be discussed.

Introduction to Marine Construction Engineering

Construction in or around the water provides unique challenges for contractors. How marine construction engineering can address those unique challenges. Learn about cofferdams, trestles, falsework, pile templates, equipment and material barges, heavy lifting devices, and the challenges of working on the water.

Asphalt Pavement Technologies to Enhance Sustainability and Resilience

Stay current with asphalt pavement technologies and practices to enhance sustainability and resilience, which is crucial for creating long-lasting, eco-friendly road infrastructure.

Construction Innovation for Sustainable and Resilient Underground Structures

The latest research findings will be shared on innovative construction methodologies to build sustainable, eco-friendly, and climate-resilient subterranean structures. Understand cutting-edge techniques, examine a comprehensive knowledge of modern materials, and learn about challenges and solutions.

Case Study: Constructing the Capillune Bridge

This case study will describe how Foothills Bridge Co and Roberto Carrillo developed an erection procedure for the Capillune Bridge, a 5-span truss bridge high in the Andes Mountains in Peru.

Blue Hill Falls Bridge Demolition

Learn about the design, installation, and use of a temporary platform to demolish an existing historic bridge in a challenging location on the Maine coast, including lessons learned.

Engineering for Bridge Demolition - Recommended Best Practices

Understand the current state of practice for bridge demolition work and learn how bridge demolition practices differ from construction and final design.

Automation and Innovations in Asphalt Pavement Construction

Gain information and knowledge in advancements in the field, transforming the asphalt pavement construction industry, such as intelligent compaction, advanced quality control technologies, recycled materials, and data analytics and AI applications.

Dissection of a Specification

Specifications describing technical and “front end” contract requirements make up two of the three major contract document components required for any construction project. The specifications provide critical details to augment the final component, the design drawings. This discussion-oriented presentation explores the development of project specifications focusing on the industry standard three-part approach to segregating information into general materials and execution related articles. Front end, technical and guide specifications topics will be addressed including: properly locating common information, proper use of references in specifications, and document quality management. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to identify the elements of a good specification and its role in a construction project.  

Reviewing EJCDC's Alternative Delivery Contract Documents

EJCDC documents are designed to help your team throughout different project delivery methods: Design Build, Construction Management at Risk, and Construction Manager as Advisor.

Retrospective of COVID-19 and Supply Chain Impacts

What impacted the construction industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and the year after? The panel of claim experts will address the labor and supply limitations during those challenging years and how those challenges were reflected in construction claims.

The Examination of a Claim: Understanding My Risks

Introduce general concepts of the claim process and the preparation, analyses, management, avoidance, and resolution of claims, focusing on schedule delay, damages, and supplemental technical analyses. Learn about practical steps to avoid claims.

Claim Management Case Studies

Review real-world case studies for claims for contractor performance and differing site conditions. Learn how to identify delays and disruptions in real-time and methodologies for quantifying delay and loss of productivity.

Engineer's Role During the Construction Phase

ASCE's National Committee on Claims Reduction and Management (CCRM) created a document on the design engineer's responsibility during the procurement and construction phase of the project. What are the roles and responsibilities, and how do you identify the resources and areas to avoid claims?

Industry Needs for Construction Engineering Education - Temporary Works 

The industry needs more engineers to properly design temporary works. This presentation will share a sample Temporary Structures class, lessons learned, and expectations for entry-level construction engineers. Session attendees will gain knowledge of the state of practice in university education, learn teaching techniques, and review examples of specific construction engineering problems. 

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