ACE VENTURES Virtual Adventures in Construction
CAREER DIRECTIONS IN ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION + ENGINEERING
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH, 2021
Join Phoenix Raceway and ACE partner, Procore, to see what goes into renovating and managing a professional raceway!
Managing large construction projects can be a complex process. We will look at how the Phoenix Raceway completed a major renovation with Okland Construction and Procore’s construction management software.
Phoenix Raceway President, Julie Giese, and Business Development Director for the West, Mark Bailey, will describe the history of the Phoenix Raceway, The Championship Weekend, and how they use the facility throughout the year. They will also describe the steps that went into the renovation project and provide a virtual tour of the facility.
President, Phoenix Raceway
Director of Business Development Western Region, Nascar
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2021
Rodgers Builders a construction company out of Charlotte, NC and ACE Supporter hosted this ACE Venture Below:
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) continues to change the way we deliver buildings and communicate among various stakeholders. We will look at today’s current technologies related to VDC and how it improves project communication. Topics will include preconstruction, logistics planning, BIM Execution Plans, clash detection, laser scanning, augmented reality and prefabrication. We will also take an in depth look at some of the latest cloud communication platforms including Autodesk BIM 360© and Touch Plan©.
We will highlight several projects including the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Atrium Health Pineville Bed Tower. Students should have a strong understanding on how technology is improving the delivery process of design and construction.
BRIAN KING, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Integrated Construction Manager, Rodgers Builders
VIRGINIA SUTTON, PE, LEED AP BD+C
VDC Manager, Rodgers Builders
VDC Coordinator, Rodgers Builders
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2021
Mortenson is a leader in renewable energy construction in wind and solar that span from coast to coast. This roundtable discussion will focus on how Mortenson is pioneering new methods of building on the job site using robots from Built Robotics. We will explain how excavators are upgraded with AI Guidance Systems to become fully autonomous robots and show the software that powers them. Participants can see how robotic technology is advancing the future of construction by looking at past projects on wind farms. Mortenson and Built will share how robotics is shaping new careers, job skills, and opportunities for both people within and new to the industry.
Vice President and GM, Mortenson
Vice President of Strategy, Operations, Finance, Built Robotics
Lean Innovation Manager, Mortenson
Business Operations Lead, Built Robotics
RECORDED LIVE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2021
In this ACEVenture, experience what it takes to develop, design, and build a state-of-the-art NFL Stadium in the heart of Las Vegas. Learn about a day in the life of the team that took the Raiders vision and made it a reality and gain insight as to what it means to be a part of a high profile construction project. Dive into a few of the unique features of Allegiant Stadium. Join us for an exclusive inside look at the road to GameDay.
To find out more on how the stadium was created please visit this link to watch the documentary series: From the Ground Up
Co CEO, CAA ICON
Project Executive, Mortenson Sports + Entertainment Group
Director of Professional Sports Architecture, HNTB
Senior Associate, Project Coordinator, CAA ICON
RECORDED LIVE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2021
Clark Construction just completed the 1.6 million-square-foot North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), now the largest undergraduate community in the University of California system. Get a personal guided tour of this cutting-edge new neighborhood where students can learn, live, and play. You’ll also meet Clark’s very own maverick drone pilots and find out how they leveraged technology to help build the project.
Vice President, Clark Construction
ALI KASHANI, PHD
Sr Manager, Virtual Design and Construction
Engineer, Clark Construction
Corporate Communications, Clark Construction
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021
Stantec is a top global design and engineering firm with active projects all over the world. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. As part of that process, we’re always trying to push the boundaries with how technology can help make our work better.
In this ACE Venture, we’ll explore developments in both real time visualization production and virtual reality. We’ll also look at how our relationship with Epic Games (creators of FortNite, Rocket League, and other AAA video games) has helped shape how we design. Whether we’re building a driving simulator to help explain a new highway interchange, or creating an app to help crowd source design for a better skate park, these tools impact how we design and visualize real world projects. Come along and we’ll show you what we’re up to!
Technology Lead, Stantec
Creative Director, Design Visualization Services, Stantec
Senior Design Visualization Specialist, Stantec
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021
Gilbane Building Company has a long-established national relationship with the ACE Mentor Program. Since 2000, Gilbane has mentored over 400 students from 18 states and 43 cities across the U.S. Gilbane has 112 active mentors, each mentor spends between 30 and 75 hours per year working with ACE students. To date, Gilbane has donated over $1.5 million to the ACE Mentor program.
Gilbane’s Chairman and CEO, Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr., conducts a yearly review of all business units’ participation in ACE and each summer grants Gilbane’s annual ACE Mentoring Award to one or more employees during a companywide town hall meeting. Winners receive $1,000 to donate to their local ACE chapter.
EDWARD M. AUGUSTUS, JR.
City Manager, Worcester, MA
JANET MARIE SMITH
Executive VP Planning and Development, LA Dodgers
Senior VP, New England Division, Gilbane Building Company
Senior Project Executive, Gilbane Building Company
Marketing Director, Gilbane Building Company
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020
PCL Construction is involved with multiple student housing projects across the UCLA Campus. In this ACEVenture we will focus on the $303M Southwest Student Housing Project. The project consists of three residential cast-in-place concrete buildings, two at eight (8) stories and one nine (9) story building. The project will provide 358 apartment-style units consisting of 2,281 undergraduate beds. This ACEVenture will show the high level of coordination and daily challenges that goes into getting a project like this from start to where it is today at 50% complete. We will take detailed looks into the technology we use, placing a concrete deck, and removing a Tower Crane!
MARK SCHNEIDER, Construction Manager
KRISTOF BEWER, Senior Superintendent
ALLY FORSTER, Field Engineer
FAWN RADMANICH, CPSM Marketing and Communications
JESUS BUENROSTRO, Project Engineer
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020
The increase in population density in urban locations and land scarcity has caused a significant escalation in the rise of vertical school projects. Vertical schools are characterized as multi-level buildings blending teaching pedagogies and age cohorts across science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) disciplines.
A notable increase in significant high-rise school projects has occurred within the past few years in Australia. Globally, vertical schools are a relatively new concept.
Join #ACEVentures in Australia to learn about this new concept of innovative education delivery within a vertical environment.
SIMON KEARNEY, Director
DANIEL BUTTERICK, Associate Director
LISA WOODRUFF, Vice President
RECORDED LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020
In his role, J. Brett Blanton is responsible for facilities maintenance and operation of the historic U.S. Capitol Building, the care and improvement of more than 570 acres of grounds and the operation and maintenance of 18.4 million square feet of buildings. Learn more about The Cannon House Office Building’s renewal and their commitment to preserving our nation’s history.
The Honorable J. Brett Blanton
Architect of the Capitol
The Honorable J. Brett Blanton was sworn in as the 12th Architect of the Capitol in January 2020 after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Blanton served as a U.S. Naval Officer for more than 20 years, lending his progressive leadership and engineering experience to some of the Navy’s largest and most complex planning, design and construction projects. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat “V” for heroism in Baghdad, Iraq.
Prior to joining the Architect of the Capitol, Blanton served as Deputy Vice President at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, where he led a $1.5 billion Capital Planning, Design and Construction program.
He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and a Certified Energy Manager.
RECORDED LIVE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020
Oracle is a leading technology company that is taking innovation and putting it into action. Join us to learn how we are using robots, building models, and a virtual command center to build our next generation Industries Innovation Lab.
- Welcome and Introduction
- Meet Spot the Robot Dog
- Building Model
- Take Control: Command Center
Executive Director, Innovation Officer, Oracle Global Business Units
Industries Innovation Lab Project Manager, Oracle Global Business Units
Strategic Program Manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering