Do you know where technology in construction is going? What are the consequences if you don’t? What technologies are you and your company missing out on?
The 2021 GetTech Showcase is the must-attend tech event for mechanical contractors. Curated by your local technology experts, the MCAWW Technology Advisory Committee, the event will feature speakers and exhibits focused on the changing technology that is impacting - or has the potential to impact - our industry.
The conference is open to all employees from MCAWW member firms, as well as others directly invited by MCAWW. The conference will benefit the ownership, sales, management, field and operations personnel of our member firms.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. : Exhibits Open
9:00 – 9:50 a.m.
The way we see our world and shape the future of work has changed forever. The next decade will see incredible shifts for us all with existing and new companies aiming to address the biggest challenges in the world - climate change and renewable energy, logistics, smart cities, sustainable infrastructure, construction, thriving communities, and more.
Nikolas will show you how to shift your mindset from what is to what if... and see the big ideas, innovative thinking and technologies that will change the work of mechanical contractors. We’ll look at our futures with an optimistic view that will empower the incredible members of MCAWW with insights on how the world is changing and how they can prepare for change.
9:55 – 10:15 a.m.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword that encompasses a suite of technologies that are almost too much to digest. Come learn what IoT means, what you can do with it, and how it’s changing the way we talk to buildings. From smart switches and valves, to building automation and smart maintenance schedules, IoT opens a whole new way to think about efficiency. Today’s presentation will present key challenges, workable solutions, and a peek into the future of achieving truly smart buildings with positive environmental, profit, and occupant impacts.
9:55 – 10:15 a.m.
Focusing on Victaulic Tools for Revit, this presentation will illustrate the entire workflow from content to modeling, to checking to spooling, to fab package creation. The session will particularly benefit anyone who is considering switching to Revit as well as those companies who are currently using the software.
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.
Hilti will demonstrate two innovative products focused on helping you get overhead applications done faster and safer. The Hilti Jaibot semi automated robotic drilling machine takes over installation execution, while allowing you to track project progress and status through data. Using digital plans, the Jaibot marks and drills holes, relieving workers from the strenuous task of overhead drilling and allowing them to focus on operation of the construction robot.
The Hilti wearable Exoskeleton is a human augmentation device that will help increase safety during overhead applications by reducing strain and fatigue for both experienced and novice users.
10:20 – 10:40 a.m.
Increase Productivity and Lower Costs Using Spatial Collaboration. Spatial Collaboration platforms can be used to gain a competitive first-mover’s advantage and to help your organization adjust to the new reality of work. Users connect and interact with each other, their surroundings, and their equipment from anywhere at any time using any device. Spatial collaboration merges the digital world with the physical world so users can complete tasks such as Virtual training, simulated task guidance, IoT data visualization, product sales presentations, collaborative design and prototyping, and 3D virtual meetings.
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
The COVID experience seems to be in the rearview mirror for most of America, but the hangover and lingering effects will be with us for years. The new “normal” is beginning to unfold. Changes in the labor market have been and will continue to be significant factors on the path forward. In this discussion we will focus on changes in the labor market that will impact the thinking about how and where businesses conduct their daily work. Will work from home change commercial space use? Will migration patterns change where businesses locate? How will space utilization change as we think about health and safety concerns?
Sprinkled on top of all of this are the general economic trends – inflation, wage increases and more. All of which are creating a new landscape to build the next page of our economic story.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
The MCAWW Technology Advisory Committee presents its in-depth research on wearable technology, including: current wearable technology, future wearable technology, the effect of wearable technology on safety, and wearable technology and productivity.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
There are a lot of promises being made regarding the coming 5G network: some will provide small improvements in your day-to-day operations, while others will affect the way we build and operate buildings. Industry veteran Ulf Ewaldsson, T-Mobile Chief Network Officer, will break down how this technology is more than a simple update of existing services. Join us for a down-to-earth, 20-minute explanation of the new technology followed by a 10 minute Q&A interview of Ulf by your MCAWW Technology Advisory Committee Chair Seth LaRiviere, who will ask questions specifically related to how our built environment will benefit from 5G deployment.
1:35 – 1:55 p.m.
Learn how the Modern Workplace is about how people can use digital technology to collaborate and make better decisions. Come get familiar with Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Planner and more. You'll understand how MS Teams can link activity before a meeting, facilitate the meeting, and track decisions and actions moving forward.
1:35 – 1:55 p.m.
Since Milwaukee Tool® began in 1924, it has been the leader in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. In 2015, Milwaukee Tool® took the next leap in innovation by unlocking the digital jobsite with its introduction of ONE-KEY™, a comprehensive asset management and smart tool platform designed to improve productivity by helping users customize, track and manage their inventory. In this session, we invite you to learn more about the benefits of using a cloud-based asset management platform built to increase visibility and reduce downtime across your operations.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cyber security issues are becoming more and more prolific. It’s time to make sure your firm is protected to the extent possible. Find out how one of our member firms managed a breach, and what they learned from it.
MCA of Western Washington has been supporting mechanical contractors and our local industry for more than one hundred years. The association offers specialized services designed to help our member firms save time and manage their businesses more effectively. Whether it’s a matter of resolving a labor dispute, providing customized training, answering safety-related questions, or assisting with bid procedures, we are here to help.
The objectives of this Association are:
To develop and promote the mechanical contracting industry for the benefit of its members.
The GetTech Showcase is an event that is offered every two years by MCAWW Technology Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Technology Advisory Committee is to raise members' awareness of trends and processes in technology that can aid in improving their safety practices, competitiveness, and productivity. The GetTech Showcase helps fulfill this purpose by allowing MCAWW members to explore the latest technology coming to the industry.