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During this session we will focus on Pomerleau's Innovation Strategy and the importance of developing an Innovation Management Structure within your company. With the technology invasion into the construction industry, the importance of developing an innovation strategy and adopting technology into your daily operations is imperative. Innovation has always been part of Pomerleau’s core values, and in early 2019 Pomerleau renewed its innovation strategy and the structure required to successfully engage in technology research and development beyond BIM and Virtual Design and Construction. Since then we have been quite active in the innovation market by researching technologies and integrating new processes into Pomerleau work flows. In 2020 Pomerleau will be piloting robotics on our construction sites, Artificial Intelligence for data acquisition and continuing development in software plugin tools, digital twins for owners and advanced Lean scheduling / 4D modeling. In order to do so, our team had to evolve from a team of BIM-VDC Coordinators and Integrators to a broad team that includes software developers, data managers, research managers and technology integration and support staff. We will look at innovation strategy and management in general as we understand that not all companies have the size and budget of a large company like Pomerleau. Use cases will be used from Pomerleau's development strategy and some of our subtrades and owner partners so the discussions can relate to a larger audience.

Who's Presenting

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Yuri Bartzis

Innovations Manager, Canadian Buildings Operations, Pomerleau

Innovations Manager, Canadian Buildings Operations, Pomerleau

Biographie

Yuri has worked in the construction industry for 15+ years, starting his career in residential construction where he gained valuable insight and skills by exploring various trades. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Ottawa, Yuri’s accumulated knowledge about the construction industry led him to become a Construction Coordinator. He worked on large design-build industrial projects across Canada. On these projects Yuri utilized BIM collaboration as a project management tool to improve planning, designing and construction of complex infrastructures.

Over the next several years, he repeatedly applied BIM and virtual construction methodologies to several projects valued between $20M and $120M in both the Heavy Civil and Buildings Departments as a Virtual Construction Manager leading a team of BIM professionals.

Yuri’s current role as Innovations Manager is within Pomerleau’s Canadian Buildings Operations division. This role unites innovation strategy and implementation for the Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary offices.

Yuri works closely with the Innovation Operations Committee, which explores new technologies that will have an impact on the construction industry. This Committee also pilots research projects aimed at developing new construction methods on Pomerleau worksites.

Outside of Pomerleau, Yuri is an active member of the BIM Community and leading the implementation of innovation in the construction industry. As Co-Chair of the CanBIM GC Committee he is providing support to the direction and influence of digital technology in the construction industry from a General Contractors perspective. Yuri's experience and motivation to influence change has helped guide the Committee's success.

During this session we will focus on Pomerleau's Innovation Strategy and the importance of developing an Innovation Management Structure within your company. With the technology invasion into the construction industry, the importance of developing an innovation strategy and adopting technology into your daily operations is imperative. Innovation has always been part of Pomerleau’s core values, and in early 2019 Pomerleau renewed its innovation strategy and the structure required to successfully engage in technology research and development beyond BIM and Virtual Design and Construction. Since then we have been quite active in the innovation market by researching technologies and integrating new processes into Pomerleau work flows. In 2020 Pomerleau will be piloting robotics on our construction sites, Artificial Intelligence for data acquisition and continuing development in software plugin tools, digital twins for owners and advanced Lean scheduling / 4D modeling. In order to do so, our team had to evolve from a team of BIM-VDC Coordinators and Integrators to a broad team that includes software developers, data managers, research managers and technology integration and support staff. We will look at innovation strategy and management in general as we understand that not all companies have the size and budget of a large company like Pomerleau. Use cases will be used from Pomerleau's development strategy and some of our subtrades and owner partners so the discussions can relate to a larger audience.

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