Overview of Construction Division Solutions Track

The track will include several interesting presentations; the times, titles and presenters are as follows:

Monday, May 20

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Presentation No. 221: "Too Many Deaths – The Need for Great Construction Work Systems" by Kevin McManus, Great Systems!
Moderator: George Gardner, P.E., state partnering coordinator, Virginia Department of Transportation

Presentation No. 168: "Lean Construction is a Growth Area - Where Does That Leave You?" by Lincoln Forbes, Florida International University
Moderator: Al Attah, president, MACVAL Associates LLC

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. 

Keynote Presentation: Guy Primus, chief operating officer, Overbrook Entertainment

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 


Presentation No. 222: "Use of Holistic Quality Management Approach to Mitigate Construction Risks" by Al Attah, MACVAL Associates LLC
Moderator: George Gardner, P.E., state partnering coordinator, Virginia DOT

Presentation No. 18: "Using 3D Computer Simulation to Improve Construction Project Planning" by Patrick Cloutier, Patrick Cloutier Conseil

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Exhibit Time and Lunch Group B 

2 – 3:15 p.m.

Presentation No. 29: "Occupant’s Behavior and Programmable Thermostat" by Isabelina Nahmens, professor, Louisiana State University
Moderator: Al Attah, president, MACVAL Associates LLC

Presentation No. 166: Student Best Paper Award – "The Potential and Obstacles of Integrated Project Delivery" by Isabelle Johnson, University of Southern California
Moderator: Isabelina Nahmens, professor, LSU

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Presentation No. 167: Construction Town Hall Meeting
Moderators: Al Attah, president, MACVAL Associates LLC and Isabelina Nahmens, professor, LSU

  • Meet leadership team members
  • Recognition of Isabelle Johnson, winner of the Student Best Paper Award
  • Discussion of the division’s strategic plan
  • Opportunities in the division
  • Plans for the future

5 p.m.

The Construction ISERC sessions begin! Everyone is invited to attend.