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ABC’s Technology in Construction Roadshow

Hosted by Rob McKinney “The Construction App Guru” and Featuring Karl Sorensen, Cannon Consulting Group
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Ave SE
ABC Members: $30 per person early/$40 late (after June 10th)
Non Members: $40 per person/$50 late (after June 10th)

Rob McKinney, "The Construction App Guru," will speak on the state of mobile devices and how apps are being used on construction sites to improve workflows such as plan mark ups and capturing progress photos. He will demonstrate five apps that can be used for workflow improvement. Rob will explain the process of moving your company from paper to digital and how to overcome the challenges of getting everyone on board. 

Karl Sorensen will be covering the future of technology tools for construction: the latest products and apps, what's under development, and what is being predicted for the future. 

There will be time for Q&A after the presentation.

Prior to the presentation there will be a vendor showcase, where various app, equipment and software solution vendors will be available to demonstrate their products and show you how to utilize them in your business.

Each of our Tech Sponsors will also have 5 minutes of podium time to demonstrate their product.

Rob McKinney is the Construction Risk Engineer at XL Catlin and currently serves as Chairman of the AGC Georgia Technology Committee. He has presented at several technology in construction events, and is a regular contributor to articles regarding technology (Constructech, The Construction Specifier, AEC Magazine, Engineering Industry News, and more). He has also been a presenter on construction apps and their usage for ABC National's webinar series. To learn more, visit www.conappguru.com.

Karl Sorensen is the Principal/Owner of Chicago-based Cannon Consulting Group and founder of the independent construction technology research engine, Blue Collar Labs. After spending 12 years in the construction industry, working on projects that ranged from small residential renovations with Nordic Builders, Inc. to complex, high-security federal contracts on US military bases with RQ Construction, LLC, Karl transitioned out of project management role and into technology. While working as the research director for BuiltWorlds in 2014/2015, Karl discovered his personal and occupational passions for researching, reporting and training the AEC on the topics of emerging technology.


Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities
Become a Tech Sponsor for $500 - SOLD OUT!
Products showcased must be in the app, software or hardware development field specific to the construction industry. Approval is needed for application acceptance to insure relevant program presentation for attendees. Contact Victoria Klyce at 800.640.7789 to discuss.

Benefits include:
  • 5 minutes on stage to give an overview of your app or device
  • Company logo in program book and on marketing promotions for the event
  • Thank you slide in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Display table for your company materials and sales team at the event
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the event
  • Company logo on event banner featured on www.abcwestwa.org home page
  • Company logo on Tech Roadshow web page
  • Mention in articles about the event and on social media
Become a Vendor Sponsor for $200
Benefits include:

  • Company logo in program book
  • Company logo on thank you slide in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Display table for your company materials and sales team at the event
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the event
  • Company logo on Tech Roadshow web page

Cancellation Policy for Events: 

48-hour notice must be given for cancellations (unless otherwise noted).
Substitutions are permitted.

No-shows and late cancellations will be billed for the full amount.