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Smart Construction: Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses in Infrastructure

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure will hold a hearing titled, “Smart Construction: Increasing Opportunities for Small Businesses in Infrastructure.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Advanced construction technology like GPS enabled equipment, 3D digital design software like Building Information Modeling, and proptech enable construction companies, civil engineers, and developers to build infrastructure that is safer, energy efficient, and sustainable at lower costs. The hearing will explore advancements in smart construction technology and opportunities for small businesses to play a major role in improving America’s infrastructure.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Mr. Lennart Andersson, RA
Director of Virtual Design, Construction & Operations (VDCO), LiRo Group
Professor, Pratt Institute
New York, NY
*Testifying  on  behalf  of  the  American  Society  of  Civil  Engineers  (ASCE),  the Construction Institute (CI), LiRo Group, and Pratt Institute

Mr. Ryan Forrestel
Cold Spring Construction
Akron, NY

Mr. Chris Shephard
Vice President, Construction Solutions Group
Trimble, Inc.
Dayton, OH

Mr. Phillip Ogilby
CEO and Co-founder
STACK Construction Technologies
Cincinnati, OH

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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