Hey there! Calling all MEP Masterminds!
Want a forum to get with other industry professionals to further help move the MEP industry forward? This is the place for you.
Join us each week to learn and discuss the disruptions and technologies that are empowering the trades to achieve higher productivity and thrive. Each week will be hosted by a different industry thought leader who will lead the conversation and unpack practical ways for you and your business to ride the wave of today’s business challenges into the next decade of technological innovation.
Each session will take place on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm ET and include a round table discussion. Use of webcams and virtual backgrounds are encouraged but not required. After you register, you will receive an email with details on joining the Zoom meeting.
The Need for Better Collaboration and Communication with Nathan Wood of Construction Progress Coalition
Thursday, May 14 | 4:00 pm ET
Why are communication and collaboration so important in AEC? What is the incentive for different AEC stakeholders to collaborate at the project level? How is communication less effective when people are not in the same room? How can technology help us improve our communication and collaboration? Join us as we take a look at what “good collaboration” looks like and the technology that get us there.
Transition to Revit with James Simpson of eVolve MEP
Thursday, May 21 | 4:00 pm ET
You have heard about it for years, and now it is finally here, the Revit transition. Whether your company is in the early stages, or you have already joined the revolution, tune in to learn how to make this process seamless. We will cover some general advice on workflows, specific productivity tips, and even how to make prefab possible.
Electrical Industry Study with Josh Bone of NECA
Thursday, May 28 | 4:00 pm ET
The world has changed, but what will the lasting effects be, and how will they reshape the industry? Join industry favorite Josh Bone of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) as he brings fresh research and data on the topic. Learn and discuss the technology advancements and workflow enhancements for the trades.
Mentoring across generations and skills with David Francis of ICT Tracker
Thursday, June 4 | 4:00 pm ET
In this session of MEP Masterminds, learn how important it is to embrace mentors. Although books will get you part of the way in your job journey, experience is the best teacher. Life offers each of us opportunities and different situations, which include mentors – surround yourself with as many as possible. In this session, David Francis will urge workers to pay heed to people, no matter what age, craft or position. Learn to listen and ask questions, because most people enjoy passing along stories and experiences. Lessons learned come in many forms, and sometimes the smallest things can be the best teachers. In addition, don’t forget to be a good mentor, as someone once taught you.
The Benefits and Trends of Offsite Prefabrication with Jason Barber of ManufactOn
Thursday, June 11 | 4:00 pm ETA recent SmartMarket report found that the top types of projects for prefabrication are low-rise offices, commercial warehouses, public buildings, healthcare, retail stores and shopping, multi-family, college buildings, manufacturing, hotels, and schools. Prefab has caught on in a big way, and residential use is on the rise. Join us in this session to learn why and take a look at how prefab buildings are becoming less expensive, greener and easier to build.
How to Embrace Disruption and Thrive with Jeff Sample of eSub
Thursday, June 18 | 4:00 pm ET
In order to embrace disruption, you need to understand the culture of innovation. Join us as Jeff Sample of eSub discusses disruption vs. disobedience and the ways disruption without boundaries is careless. Learn about building and spending political capital and creating a culture of innovation in your company. There is an art to changing hearts and minds about innovation, and there’s a difference between top-down vs. bottom-up approaches.
Prefabrication with Adam Heon of eVolve MEP
Thursday, June 25 | 4:00 pm ET
Prefabrication of something repeatable in a factory setting is far more efficient than creating them one by one onsite. Join us in this session as we learn about prefabrication and how it’s being used to conquer rework, shorter schedules and tighter budgets. By working in a controlled prefab environment, quality can be tracked more accurately, and employees can work more safely on prefab in a shop. Prefab is also more sustainable because it results in better use of materials and less waste on a project.