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BI2020 Workforce: Green Jobs, Workforce of the Future, Workforce Development, and Diversity and Inclusion

Posted By Christine Cube, Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A dedicated workforce is among the most critical components of a successful built environment.

This is why workforce is one of our tracks for Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition.

BI2020 takes place in less than a month – August 18-19. In addition to workforce, we also will present the best information around building technology and resilience.

Here is the Workforce session lineup:

  • The Next Generation of Green Jobs: Opportunities and Training for the Green Economy with Jaime Van Mourik, Vice President, Education Solutions, U.S. Green Building Council, Patricia Andrasik, Associate Professor and head of sustainability outreach at the School of Architecture and Planning, Catholic University of America, and Ryan Snow, Director, Market Transformation + Development, U.S. Green Building Council. In this session led by the U.S Green Building Council, we will explore the current jobs landscape in the context of an evolving green building industry, and how we must prepare now for the needs of the future.
  • Energy-Efficient Workforce Design in a Rapidly Advancing Technological Workplace with Daniel Villao, Principal and Managing Partner, Intelligent Partnerships. This session looks at the successful development of careers and expansion of market opportunities in energy efficient construction, necessitating local access to construction projects. This goal that can be achieved through pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs with a clear path to hiring a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce.
  • Workforce of the Future: Using Data to Advance Industrialization of Construction with Dr. Perry Daneshgari, President and CEO, MCA, Inc., and Dr. Heather Moore, VP of Operations, MCA, Inc. This session covers how the entire construction supply chain and construction outcomes can improve based on data and digitalization of information about what and how to build, and who and where is best for the build process.
  • Innovative Workforce Development: Collaborative Partnerships Addressing Diversity & Inclusion with Gen Z with Kristen Fallon, Regional Vice President of Member Services, Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Jon C. Lattin, Technical Sales Manager, Corrosion Technology Systems, Inc. Gen Z – young women in particular – is not being shown the benefits of a career in construction. This session will demonstrate how an idea at the local level became reality through the collaboration of industry organizations.
  • Improving Construction Safety to Recruit a Stronger and More Diverse Workforce, with Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters, and Doug Mouton, General Manager, Global Datacenter Procurement and Construction at Microsoft. Presented by the Women Executives in Building Summit, this keynote will explore how the topic of safety in the construction industry and the need for efficiency and better production are closely related. Among the takeaways: How an enduring safety culture creates safe workers and jobsites, and how adopting and enforcing safety practices eliminates project disruptions.

BI2020 is open to all within the built environment and features a “pay what you can” registration fee. Registration fees will be used to support the cost of the technology, and the National Institute of Building Sciences 501(c)3 non-profit mission to serve the public interest by advancing building science and technology to improve the built environment.

The International Code Council is the overall presenting conference sponsor. Register for Building Innovation 2020 today!

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