Disrupting the Building and Infrastructure Industry

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Technology is a double-edged sword bringing both opportunities and risks. A large portion of today’s jobs are expected to be obsolete in the near future. Start-up companies are disrupting heavily regulated industries worldwide. The building & infrastructure industry in North America has been slow to adopt innovative new technologies, but change in inevitable.

Looking ahead, technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) will be integral to how we conduct business. Autonomous transportation, automated construction, vertical farming and quantum computing are posed to shake up the transportation, construction, agriculture, and financial industries. How can we leverage the rapid pace of innovation to stay ahead, and is now the right time to adopt new technologies? Topics covered will include:

  • Emerging technology, trends and their implications
  • Technology and its effect on life and behaviors
  • Technology and its impact on building and infrastructure planning and projects

Our speaker is Sunny Ghataurah, P.Eng., P.E., CTS, LEED AP BD+C, President & CEO of AES Engineering, the largest electrical engineering firm in BC. Sunny is one of Vancouver’s leading electrical engineers and lighting designers with more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry. Being a technophile, he has his finger on the pulse. Sunny will share with you the key paradigm changes he foresees occurring in the building and infrastructure industry.

Attend this session to stay ahead of the curve!

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $80

This event is generously sponsored by:

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