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Tech Experience at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2020


At next year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE shows, the award-winning Tech Experience will be back and located in two locations (Silver Lot 3 and the Festival Grounds). Learn what’s changing the face of the industry in three key areas.

TechExperience B1Modern Mobility

What it is

  • The transformation of current systems for moving products and people to meet tomorrow’s demands.

What it involves

  • Transportation that is personal, shared, intelligent and/or autonomous.

Why it matters

  • Existing infrastructure cannot sustain the sheer number of vehicles expected with growth in the future. Construction professionals will play an integral role in rebuilding and rethinking transportation.
Sustainability

What it is

  • Designing buildings, vehicles and cities with social, economic and environmental impact in mind.

What it involves

  • Renewable energy, sustainable or recycled construction materials, and a resilient framework that withstands disturbance.

Why it matters

  • Housing, workspace, infrastructure and utilities all have serious social and environmental consequences. Companies embracing sustainability will earn more contracts.
Smart Cities

What it is

  • Urban areas that incorporate electronic data collection sensors to efficiently manage assets and resources.

What it involves

  • Collecting and processing data to manage power, transportation, water supply, waste management, law enforcement, schools, hospitals, and other services.

Why it matters

  • Contractors need to be aware of new technology advances in this area because it will affect how work is done at construction sites in the future.

The Tech Experience will also include Tech Talks such as:

The Ray – Creating the Highway of the Future, by Allie Kelly

Stretching over 18 miles of Georgia’s I-85, The Ray is a proving ground for the technologies and innovations that will make our highways safer, smarter and more sustainable. Pilot projects such as a solar-powered EV charging station, solar-paved road, rubberized asphalt, roll-over tire safety station, and perennial wheat plots along the interstate give a glimpse into a greener future for infrastructure. By reducing emissions, improving safety, and nourishing its environment, The Ray demonstrates how America’s roads can transition from the interstates and highways we are used to, to beneficial pillars of communities, connectivity and nature.

Rebuilding Better for Resiliency, by Desi Matel Anderson

From wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, join us to learn how smart cities are building for better resiliency. Case studies of technology, design and the human factor demonstrate how future cities are poised to withstand the forces of nature. From material sciences, the physical design of spaces, and sensor networks, we are building the future together.

Autonomous Equipment: The Future of Construction, by Noah Ready-Campbell and Eric Sellman

Autonomy and self-driving technologies are popping up everywhere, but are they ready for the job site? In this Tech Talk, Built Robotics will be joined by Mortenson to look at how robots are being developed and deployed to assist workers, improve safety, and generate value. Learn where the technology stands today; how to streamline deployment and maximize ROI; how to improve safety and handle change management; and how the autonomous construction space will continue to evolve over the next three to five years.