Intelligent models are now tangible to every member of the project team, and this has extensive ramifications. Now that project managers, superintendents, virtual design and construction (VDC) engineers, and forepersons are all operating with a BIM (Building Information Modeling) medium, construction can truly move into the information age. By embracing the principles of the last planner system, utilizing the interfaces of VDC, and employing the power of artificial intelligence, Grit Virtual is re-engineering not only how project teams interact with each other, but also how projects are delivered. Co-founder and CEO Chris Callen will introduce the Grit Virtual methodology, explore learned lessons from pilot projects, and share the Grit team's vision for what comes next.
- Understand the unique benefits of agile project management
- Discover the application of immersive interfaces for project teams (AR/VR)
- Understand the power of AI as it pertains to construction scheduling
- Understand the ramifications of a truly engrained project information system
During his stint as a 2nd-generation Construction CEO, Chris Callen launched Grit Virtual, a novel construction scheduler aimed at resolving scheduling challenges plaguing construction projects around the world. Grit attacks project planning and management inefficiencies with centralized virtual planning, algorithmic scheduling, and a decentralized feedback loop in order to replace human biases and limited perspectives with unforeseen project scheduling opportunities.
From an early age, Ben has shown a passion for technology and solving problems. His career has reflected that passion with experience ranging from starting ventures to bringing a start-up spirit to established organizations. He brings vast experience designing, developing, and scaling internal and SaaS applications. Ben graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Management Information Systems.