Virtual Design and Construction During a Pandemic

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

The workplace of today is rapidly evolving, and it is not enough for firms to have a grasp of the latest BIM/VDC technologies. We must embrace the transition to cloud platforms that allow work to be done from anywhere – remote sites, homes and traditional offices. This requires close collaboration between IT infrastructure teams and BIM/VDC teams, something that has traditionally been difficult for most organizations. This trend has been illuminated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and we will show what a completely virtual and remote workforce looks like and how this helped Southland transition to the new virtual workplace.

1) Define VDI, SAAS and be able to differentiate between these types of technologies. 

2) Recognize the potential value/benefits that these platforms bring to the industry and organizations. 

3) Analyze, compare, and assess what approaches may be right for their organizations. 

4) Identify potential challenges with implementation of these technologies.

Joshua Getz

Corporate BIM Manager, Southland Industries

Mr. Getz has extensive experience with data integration and BIM management processes that fully support Southland’s concept as a design, build, and maintain company. His responsibilities include leading the corporate AEC Technologies team in the research, development, and implementation of company standards and technologies across the BIM, engineering, fabrication, and field functions.  As a key member of Southland Industries IT Leadership team, He helps to ensure that the Corporate IT organization achieves strategic alignment across the business and delivers results aligned to needs.

Israel Sumano

Sr. Director, Infrastructure Services, Southland Industries

Mr. Sumano is a strategic and influential senior IT professional in the mechanical engineering industry, applying over 20 years of experience to optimal operations direction, system performance, and team engagement. 

He drives initiatives focused on the design, establishment, maintenance, and improvement of technical systems. Specializing in the attainment of optimal performance in solutions, he facilitates and leads the security, network, systems, and support organizations for Southland Industries. 

As a member of the Information Technology leadership team, he has worked and collaborated in supporting world-class operations, maintaining awareness of emerging technology for wide-ranging initiatives, focusing on excellence, to ensure a secure, collaborative environment that allows work from anywhere.

Julio Saenz

Associate Director, Construction Technologies, Southland Industries

Mr. Saenz has extensive experience with BIM management processes that fully support Southland’s concept as a design, build, and maintain company. He is responsible for leading the Construction technologies, Fabrication technologies, and AEC applications teams which are focused on new trends and industry advancements as well as developing, maintaining, and supporting Southland’s AEC technology platforms and systems.


10/29/2020 at 3:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/29/2020 at 3:15 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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