Digital transformation for Construction – August 5, 2021


Geoawesomeness Digital Meetup series is back with another exciting event! Join us on 5th August for an informative event to learn more about how Geospatial Technology and Data is helping Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) experience a boom in project productivity, efficiency, and cost savings through digital transformation.

Wondering where to register? Here’s the link!

We’re bringing experts from Cesium, Komatsu, and Hunzinger Construction together to discuss how 3D geospatial software for construction is being built and how it’s being used and tested in the field. See you at the meetup 🙂

Dave Braig, Smart Construction Project Manager, Cesium

Dave Braig is responsible for Cesium’s Smart Construction projects being developed in partnership with Komatsu. With two decades of experience in the design and development of GIS solutions, Dave helps to bring the most advanced geospatial technology to customers, allowing them to make sense of massive amounts of data in ways that can transform whole industries.

Yoetzin Diaz, Smart Construction Solutions Manager, Komatsu

Yoetzin Diaz joined Komatsu’s Smart Construction team in 2019 as a Solutions Manager helping to lead the efforts of pilot test Smart Construction Applications with different customers including Smart Construction Dashboard and Drone. She continues to help develop Smart Construction applications to help improve customer jobsites. Prior to Komatsu, Yoetzin spent six years in the construction industry as a Project Manager and Project Engineer at a general contractor. She holds a degree in Architecture/Construction Management from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a FAA Certified Drone Pilot.

Andie Rodenkirch, Senior Project Manager, Hunzinger Construction

Andie Rodenkirch has been with Hunzinger Construction Company, one of the oldest general contracting and construction management firms in the Midwest, for 19 years. He is responsible for leading large, complex projects that he plans, organizes, schedules, and supports to achieve project goals for quality, timeliness, customer service, safety, and profitability. Having worked in the industry for 27 years, Andie brings specialized experience working on sites that have geotechnical challenges. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in construction management and is LEED AP BD+C certified.

Michael Salyers, Sr Product Manager, Smart Construction Solutions and Development, Komatsu

Michael Salyers has been with Komatsu for 9+ years, heavily involved with Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control technology.  He is currently leading a team developing the next generation of Smart Construction applications and hardware to improve and enhance the construction process, helping Komatsu’s customers visualize their progress and identify areas of increased profitability.  He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Engineering from Purdue University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Illinois.

I am one of those passionate "Geo-geeks" and "Geo-people" who is just too excited about everything Geo and Management. Location information and spatial technologies are just too big to take a back seat and watch them revolutionize the world. Always curious and looking for ways to innovate, I guess that it comes naturally by the gene pool I inherited from an engineer Mom and a researcher Dad.


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