SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software, today announced NFL Hall of Fame honoree Steve Young will keynote the PlanGrid Construction Summit, the company's inaugural conference. On June 10-11, 2018 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, construction professionals and thought leaders from around the world will come together to discuss best practices and challenges affecting an industry that currently accounts for 13 percent of global GDP.
Industry leaders speaking at the event include:
- FMI Technology Practice Lead Jay Snyder
- Brasfield & Gorrie Chief Information Officer Chris Kramer
- McKinsey & Company Technology Practice Leader Kaustubh Pandya
- Stanford University Kumagai Professor of Engineering Raymond E. Levitt, PhD
- Go Build America Executive Director Ryan Dwyer
- Satterfield & Pontikes Construction General Superintendent Robert Kipp
- Dome Construction Superintendent Kaitlin Prendergast
- Webcor Builders Senior Quality Control / Design Manager Taylor Hamblett
- Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute Lead Apprenticeship and Technology Instructor Daniel Ronda
- Moss Construction Management Director of Business Applications and Intelligence Sasha Seco
With the theme of "Build Better, Together," PlanGrid's Construction Summit will highlight real world examples and provide strategic insights surrounding topics such as improving collaboration, increasing productivity, attracting millennials and adopting technology.
More than 15 different breakout sessions will be tailored to specific construction audiences, including users in the field, technology influencers and business executives. The event is expecting to draw more than 500 general contractors, owners, architects and subcontractors from around the world.
To kick off the Summit, PlanGrid CEO Tracy Young and CTO Ralph Gootee will share a long-range vision for the construction industry, showcase record-breaking customer projects and unveil new PlanGrid products.
"With a rising global population, the resulting increase in demand for global economic development and an industry-wide trade labor shortage, we must immediately improve construction productivity to deliver the infrastructure our world needs," said Tracy Young, CEO of PlanGrid. "The inaugural PlanGrid Construction Summit will address the macroeconomic trends of our industry and challenges we face, while bringing together builders and partners from across the globe to meet and inspire each other."
Construction leaders sponsoring the PlanGrid Construction Summit include PeerAssist (Gold); BarkerBlue, CMiC, JLL, and RedTeam Software (Silver); EarthCam, Egnyte, Jonas Premier, myComply, Rhumbix, Sensera Systems, SiteAware and Smartvid.io (Bronze).
As part of the PlanGrid Construction Summit, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the PlanGrid Certification program facilitated by the company's Professional Services team. Attendance to the Certification program during the Summit is limited, and available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Registration for the PlanGrid Construction Summit can be found at: https://www.plangrid.com/summit
PlanGrid is the leader in construction productivity software. Used on more than one million projects in 78 countries, PlanGrid's value extends over numerous phases of construction, building a massive and accurate history of every jobsite through everyday use that creates a data-rich record set at turnover that is essential to long-term operations. PlanGrid is the first construction productivity software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, and punch lists. The company has secured over $69 million in funding from investors including Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capita, and several other top firms. For more information, please visit: https://www.plangrid.com/.