ConTech 2021: The Construction Industry’s Data Revolution

Skanska ConTech 2021 was an all-virtual experience focused on the delivery-effective data strategies that make connected construction and automated building performance a reality. During the event, we brought together experts from across the U.S. to share how we’re utilizing data to improve decision making, operational efficiency, safety and sustainability.

Our Anita Nelson, chief strategy officer, kicked off Contech by discussing how driving a national data strategy empowers our people and supports our customers.


ConTech 2021 key takeaways

Data is revolutionizing how we design, build and operate buildings. What does the future of data in the construction industry look like? We’ve summed it all up with our key takeaways.

Watch leading experts discuss technology trends that are driving our industry forward

Our keynote speakers, Chairman & CEO of Open Insights Dr. Usama Fayyad and Columbia University Professor Ibrahim Odeh, demystified what Artificial Intelligence means on an enterprise level and illustrated the AEC industry’s unique environment and the mega technology trends reshaping our industry.

How is data empowering owners to operate smart, healthy facilities? Our Danielle O’Connell, director of emerging technology, led an interactive discussion on the ways our clients are integrating Smart Building technology into current and new spaces. This panel features Dr. Luciana Burdi with the Massachusetts Port Authority, Gregory Spiro with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Salla Eckhardt with Microsoft.


Skanska subject matter experts share their perspectives on leading trends

#AI for builders: Capturing Reality Analysis and Data-Guiding Solutions – by Scott Mettler, project manager

Using Wearable Technology to Improve Safety Standards – by Rob Hartelust, project executive