The 2019 Theme: Business of the Built Environment

During the 2019 ASC Conference, gather among industry professionals to discuss up-to-date curricula, best teaching practices, and current management models in the construction industry.

This year’s theme is “The Business of the Built Environment.”

ASC is an organization of educators and industry practitioners working together for the development and advancement of construction education. It promotes the sharing of ideas and knowledge and inspires, guides, and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research, and service.

The 2019 ASC Conference is hosted by the University of Denver, Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. It will be held at the JW Marriott Cherry Creek Denver and the DU campus.

We look forward to welcoming you to Denver in April 2019!

Conference Overview

FOR
ASC Members, Construction Industry Professionals, and Faculty

DATE
April 10 – 13, 2019

LOCATIONS
JW Marriott Cherry Creek Denver
University of Denver Campus

FEE
$395 (until March 15, 2019; $595 thereafter) for ASC Members
$495 (until March 15, 2019; $695 thereafter) for Non-ASC Members

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Online Registration

Use the online registration system to register each attendee individually using a credit card. You will receive a confirmation email from imodules.com (check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox).

CONFERENCE FEES

ASC Members and Graduate/Undergraduate Presenters:
$395 until March 15th and $595 thereafter

Non-ASC Members:
$495 until March 15th and $695 thereafter

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel your registration, a refund minus $30 will be issued if you cancel by March 25, 2019. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund. Please email Jessica.Frazier@du.edu.

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We are all very excited to invite the entire ASC to Denver in 2019. Denver is one of the most happening cities in the US right now and we are happy to share our sunshine and blue skies with everyone.
Barbara Jackson, PhD.University of Denver
Come for the academic papers. Stay for the mountains, gardens, baseball, food, shopping and more.
Eric A. Holt, PhD.University of Denver
We’re looking forward to showing you close amenities like Washington Park, Denver’s Botanical Gardens, the High line Canal and hotspots like the Punch Bowl Social Club and Ace.
Daniel Trujillo, LEED AP BD+C University of Denver

What a wonderful conference! Thank you to all who made it unforgettable!

Currently the room blocks at the JW Marriott and the Halcyon are sold out. Rooms may still be available at these hotels, but not at the group rate. If you need any assistance booking a room at a nearby hotel, please contact us.

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Hotel rooms have been reserved at TWO spectacular Cherry Creek hotels. Choose your accommodation preference from either The JW Marriott Cherry Creek* with its newly renovated rooms offering an approachable luxury that is classically contemporary. Or select its sister property, The Halcyon, located one block away featuring more of that trendy vibe with its check-in Kitchen Bar and complimentary bike rentals from the Gear Shop.

*The JW Marriott Cherry Creek will be the site for the majority of conference events.

Book early to ensure you get a room at the discounted rate of $199 per night. Room types are first-come, first-serve. See below for hotel reservation links:

JW Marriott Cherry Creek

Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek

University of Denver

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Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft both provide service in the Denver area including to/from the Denver International Airport (DEN) via their mobile apps.

RTD – Rail Service

Take the A-line train from Denver International Airport (DEN) into the city (let’s list specific stops close to Cherry Creek here). These are the closest stops to Cherry Creek and from here you can take a short Uber or Lyft ride to the conference hotels. Find specific information, route maps, schedules, and fare options on their website.  www.rtd-denver.com

Super Shuttle

The Super Shuttle offers many options including shared rides, non-stop rides, and premium curbside pick-up. See their website for options and pricing: https://booking.supershuttle.com/selectride

Schedule

Download schedule using link below. Last updated 04/06/19
6:00 – 7:30 PM
The Voices of Experience

FREE to ASC Conference attendees For attendees arriving to the conference a day early, a special invitation to all ASC attendees to the University of Denver’s “Voices of Experience” special event at the Newman Center. The Voices of Experience speaker series at the Daniels College of Business brings CEOs and significant top-level leaders into the DU community to share the lessons learned from their triumphs, mistakes and decisions as they navigated through their careers. The April 9th event will feature Rhys Duggan, CEO of Revesco Properties and will be moderated by Dr. Barbara Jackson, Director of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management. Revesco Properties is the developer of the River Mile Project along the South Platte River. This new urban district represents a major step in the evolution of downtown Denver. RSVP to Jessica.Frazier@du.edu. Newman Center of Performing Arts 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO. University of Denver Campus

Rhys Duggan
RSVP for University of Denver’s “Voices of Experience” to Jessica.Frazier@du.edu

Preconference Workshops

Using Technology to Teach the Next Generation Presented by Procore

Review Procore functionality, educational offerings, and how technology is impacting the classroom and career paths for students. We will be focusing on common tools used by our recent graduates and how to leverage certifications and training to future employers. We will also highlight the sample project data and classroom-ready curricula files for professors.

Procore is a cloud-based project management software that connects people, applications, and devices through a unified platform that helps construction firms manage risk and build quality projects safely, on-time, and within budget. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, with offices around the globe, Procore has more than 3 million users managing billions of dollars in annual construction volume.

Register for Procore Here!

Focus Group, Feedback on Current Resources & Future Resources from Procore.org

Review Procore resources included in our educational offering to schools. Review support & training resources, curricula files, sample project data, and examples of how other professors are implementing Procore. Open discussion with attendees of this session for what we should prioritize as we build more resources into our educational offering.

Review the ASC Construction Expertise Exchange that Procore has been collaborating on with the ASC Educational Committee. Current state, future plans, how we can help collaborate to improve these resources for all ASC professors.

Register for Procore Here!

Trimble Field Trip

Only 50 will be able to attend. Registration link below!

Trimble invites you to be our guest at our newly expanded Westminster, Colorado campus for an afternoon experience. Come test drive earth moving equipment complete with Trimble Machine Control, get hands-on time with laser scanners, robotic total stations, virtual, augmented and mixed reality with Microsoft HoloLens, and get demonstrations of the latest Trimble software offerings including SketchUp, Tekla, Trimble RealWorks and Trimble Business Center.

Through presentations and hands-on demonstrations, you’ll see how advancements in construction technology, such as augmented reality, automation, 3D VDC, advanced positioning and cloud computing are revolutionizing building and construction industry workflows. we’ll explain how these solutions are being utilized by AECO industry firms to improve project outcomes across the Buildings, Civil, and Geospatial industries.

Colorado State University’s Construction Management faculty will present how they have incorporated these technologies, via their new Trimble Technology Lab, into their own curriculum to provide students with an understanding of how these technologies are shaping their chosen field of study.

Trimble will also showcase their latest building project and the over 55 Trimble solutions that were incorporated into the Design-Build-Operate lifecycle.

Register for Trimble Here!

Keynote Speakers

Clean, Environmental, Colorado Comedy

Humorist and Advocate for “Unplugging from Technology”

Recognized as a smart comedian, this former ski bum operates from a secluded cabin at 8,524 feet in the Colorado Rockies – a perfect perch, or so he claims, for comedic perspective.

A regular on the club and corporate comedy circuit, his clean and clever comedy act provides a unique, first-hand perspective on outdoor life touching on skiing, camping, wildlife, mountain climbing and more, making him perfect for any function or event in search of an outdoor/Colorado-lifestyle angle.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications, including Cabin Life Magazine, ESPN’s Active.com, and the prestigious Explorer Club’s Explorers Journal.

When not working or writing about himself in the third person, Jeff spends his time sitting on his cabin’s front deck in tattered shorts and a thick Patagonia fleece jacket brooding about nothing in particular.

Jeff’s kick off presentation, “Seize the day, not the phone” is part-motivational, part-informative – but always funny – this multi-media presentation, with aid of his backcountry photos, encourages audience members to unplug from their screens, get outside, and pursue exclamation point moments.

Creator of BIMStorm™, Kimon pioneers fundamental change in problem solving, knowledge capture and integrated practice. His award-winning, open-standards design software for real-time, global collaboration represents the future of our design and construction professions as demonstrated in his practice.

The building industry is addicted to the status quo, limiting our ability to solve critical issues of our environment.

Kimon’s newest initiative, BIMStorm AEC Game Changers, identifies processes, tools and people with knowledge that can break this addiction. In his presentation, Kimon will invite like-minded innovators and educators to break bad stovepipes of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owners, Operators and Occupants (AECOOO) world.

My approach is simple: stay curious, keep your eye on the horizon, be generous with your talents and challenge the givens. I encourage teams to look beyond ‘what needs fixing,’ and instead focus on ‘what is possible.’ Stimulate the imagination….asking ‘why?’ and ‘why not?’ Unleash the creative thinking desperately needed to solve some of the greatest challenges our society faces today.

With a background in business management, engineering, architecture and construction, strengthened by decades of firsthand design experience, Deb champions and executes short- and long-term strategies to continually elevate CannonDesign within our industries. She partners with firmwide market, service line and practice group leaders to identify new service offerings, investigate potential markets, form strategic partnerships in alternative deliveries and expand our geographic reach. Deb has an expert understanding of the cross-market factors shaping industry trends – using this knowledge to better serve clients and advance our firm’s strategic framework.

Welcome to Our Colorado Playground

Photos taken by our very own Burns students.

Become a 2019 ASC Sponsor

The ASC conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor be sure to click the link below to find out the benefits of each package.

Platinum Sponsor

Thank you to our wonderful Platinum Sponsor, PROCORE!

Procore helps firms drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communications and documentation. This real time data and accessibility minimizes costly risks and delays—ultimately boosting profits.

Using their award-winning suite of project management tools, over a million registered Procore users across the globe manage all types of construction projects including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more.

Diamond Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful Diamond Sponsors.

Women Who Build Inc.
100 women who gave $100

A non-profit dedicated to advancing women in the construction industry.
To contribute to the Diamond Sponsorship supporting the 2019 ASC Conference, use the link below.
Women Who Build ASC 2019

Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our wonerful Gold Sponsors.

Silver Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful Silver Sponsors.

PCL Construction Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful Bronze Sponsors.

Logo Bronze AGC
Exhibitor Sponsors

Spouse and Guest Information

We welcome all of the conference attendees to bring a spouse or guest to visit Denver. When you register, you will be able to purchase tickets for your spouse or guest to attend the Welcome Reception and the Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Guests and spouses are also encouraged to participate in self-guided tours of the city. During registration you can enter your spouse or guest’s email address and they will be contacted with more information.

We'd love to hear from you

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