Join the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) for a Construction Technology Virtual Series hosted by ZenTek Consultants, and held in conjunction with our Construction Technology Expo, presented by Microsol Resources. This year's Construction Technology Virtual Education Series will feature three webinars on November 7, 8, and 9, from 12pm to 1:30pm.
Register for the webinars individually, or sign up for all three at a 10% discount! GBCA Construction Technology Expo All-Access holders will have access to the full Virtual Education Series.
Microsoft 365 Tools for Construction You Aren’t Using But Should Be!
Tuesday, November 7, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Microsoft Office 365 is the most used technology tool in the construction world. We all have it, but we don’t always make use of it for more than basic email and maybe typing up some reports in Word. Even those of us who use it a bit more tend to focus on Teams and SharePoint for file management and call it a day. What if I told you there were more tools at your fingertips, that you already own, that could make your daily construction management life easier? ZenTek Consultants, recognized leader in construction technologies, will show you how. This class is for anyone in the construction industry who has Office 365. We’ll discuss best practices for using:
Digital Dashboards & Facilities Controls With Bluebeam Revu
Wednesday, November 8, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
A digital dashboard is an interactive PDF structure that includes links to project documents, space inventory, equipment location, and tracking data for all your project and facility control needs. Instead of working with tedious network/cloud file saving and naming instructions or struggling to explain how/where to access the data users need, a Digital Dashboard presents that information through an intuitive point-and-click interface. Using maps, buttons, areas, or regions linked to other PDFs, files, and websites your users can navigate to the exact information they need without ever having to worry about where the files are or how they’re named. We’ll discuss best practices for:
- Creating Basic Links on a Map
- Creating Button Links
- Creating and Using Spaces
- Creating Item Links to Specs, Cut Sheets, Submittals
This session is pre-approved by AGC to offer up to 1.0 CM-BIM CE hour.
Thursday, November 9, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Construction Analytics is a process for integrating all the data you use on a daily basis, with the Microsoft Power BI solution, to turn your construction jobs into visual powerhouses instead of the endless, dry, tedious tables and forms we’re all used to dealing with. Imagine all your costs, schedules, and budgets showing as charts and graphs, that update in real-time, without you needing to do anything! Need to know how far over budget or behind schedule you are on a given job? No problem. Need that same information cumulatively for all your projects? Done. All simple to show in charts and graphics that you can easily understand with Construction Analytics. We’ll discuss best practices for:
- How to Access/Use Power BI
- Building Basic Analytics Reports
- Using Procore as an Analytics Data Source
- Using Microsoft Excel as an Analytics Data Source
- Using Microsoft Project as an Analytics Data Source
Owner, ZenTek Consultants
James Coppinger has over 30 years' experience in the design/build industry, working in estimating, project management, and both architectural/civil design. With decades of practical experience for large design/build firms throughout the U.S., Mr. Coppinger brings a real-world voice to the construction technology arena. He is also a noted speaker and writer on best practices for implementing practical software solutions in the AEC community. Since founding ZenTek Consultants in 2016 with his partner Rocco Parisi, they have helped hundreds of firms implement, configure, and optimize their design/build workflows. Mr. Coppinger is also the host of The CADDle Call podcast - the leading, nationally acclaimed resource on design/build technology.
For more information, contact Meg Ginsberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All individuals registering and attending this event, by virtue of their registration or attendance, agree to GBCA’s Code of Conduct, Image Release, and Registration and Event Cancellation policies posted HERE.