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Construction Community - Learning How to Drive Innovation in the Building & Infrastructure Industry

First Session

How are leading Construction firms embracing technology? What are the steps to introduce new tools and processes across your company?

This presentation will cover the major Innovation trends in the Building and Infrastructure industry; Digitalization, Data Strategy, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Generative Design and Productization.

Learn the new workflows that are being used to transform how the industry is integrating design, engineering, procurement and fabrication into a seamless process.

Traditional roles are being reformed as project risk is eliminated from the equation. Our industry is entering a new phase of disruption that will impact your business. Come join the discussion.

Learning Objectives

What are the major technology trends and innovations impacting our industry today?

How are project delivery methods and contracts evolving?

What are the key areas to invest in to keep your firm competitive in the short, medium and long term?

Second Session

How does the use of 4D BIM help project managers, planners, superintendents, and BIM managers deliver projects more efficiently?

Greg will demonstrate some key components of Synchro and its capabilities—showing how 4D planning is being adapted today, how organizations are using 4D for tendering, health and safety, and for real-time production tracking. What is involved and how to start using it in your organizations. Finally, what are the challenges and how for is it away from replacing MS Project, P6, and Asta?


Thomas Strong


An Entrepreneur, Investor and Technologist, after exiting the Automotive sector, Thomas has worked in Project Management,

built Virtual Design and Construction departments, led strategy as the Chief Technology Officer for one of North America’s

largest construction companies, and co-founded industry non-for-profits. Thomas currently acts on the board of directors for

several startups and is the President & CEO of CanBIM, which is Canada’s largest Building & Infrastructure focused technology

& Innovation Organization. As a Construction industry consultant, Thomas helps Canada’s most advanced builders develop new

innovations to create new profits and remain competitive.

Greg Demchak


Greg Demchak has been driving the design and development of digital design and construction products for the last 20 years. Educated as an architect, he switched gears from architecture to software design in 2000 when he joined Revit Technology, where he continued to design BIM products for Autodesk after being acquired. He then went on to join Synchro Software as the Director of Product Management, which was acquired by Bentley Systems in 2018. He now leads the Construction Innovation Lab for Bentley Systems with a focus on developing functional prototypes in collaboration with customers and internal development teams

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m., 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to your chapter registrar. There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Please contact info@pmitoronto.ca to cancel your registration.  Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome.

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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Construction Community

Date: August 20th, 2020

Hour: 5:00PM to 7:30PM

# of PDUs: 2.0


Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $20.00