Thought Leaders Series: Technology to Increase Productivity in Construction

Start time: 12.00pm AEST. Construction in Australia is a booming market, but why is productivity declining? Join industry experts as they tackle declining productivity with sophisticated and reliable technology.
Thought Leaders Series: Technology to Increase Productivity in Construction

While the construction sector is set for growth, costs remain high and productivity is being challenged.
In this webinar, industry experts will outline how sophisticated and reliable technologies are addressing costs and productivity challenges head-on.

You’ll hear from Erin Khan, Construction Solutions Director at Suffolk Construction, Los Angeles who will lead a virtual tour of their CoLab “Construction Laboratory” space.

Erin will also share how Suffolk Construction have achieved efficiency gains by implementing a practical framework for “socialising” innovation in their team.

Will Hackney, Director, Digital Enablement, Aurecon will also join us to outline the importance of technology in the Australian construction sector and how adopting new technology can improve productivity and efficiency.



  • Construction is a growing market but has declining productivity.
  • Adopting technology (such as Bluebeam) can improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Suffolk Construction are leaders in construction technology adoption.
  • Improving technology usage can be incremental, not a huge leap.




12.00pm - 12.05 pm Welcome Address

12.05 pm - 1.00 pm Presentations and Discussion

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm Online audience Q&A




Erin Khan
Construction Solutions Director, Suffolk Construction 

Erin Khan is the Los Angeles Construction Solutions Director at Suffolk Construction, where she applies over eight years of construction industry expertise to drive operational excellence through data analytics, process innovation, and technology in the Southern California region.  Also, as a Suffolk Data Team support, she is involved with developing PowerBI dashboards and other innovation projects for the company.

Prior to her current role at Suffolk, Erin served as a Senior Project Engineer, where she was staffed on landmark Los Angeles renovation projects such as the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and USC Heritage Hall.  Also experienced in IT, she provided critical technology standardization and software implementation support, and advised on multiple ERP software upgrades.  

Erin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, a certificate in Business Analytics: Data to Insights from The Wharton School, and is EIT, LEED AP BD+C, and OSHA-10 certified. 

In addition to guest lecturing about construction technology and innovation at USC and UCLA, in the Los Angeles community, she serves as the local Bluebeam User Group Co-Champion, and volunteers her time as a Signature Project Leader through L.A. Works.


Will Hackney
Director, Digital Enablement, Aurecon

With a Civil Engineering background and an MSc in IT Management in Construction, Will has developed a wealth of experience in managing and implementing a digital and collaborative approach to delivering built assets, both strategically and technically, with much of his career to date with a UK Main Contractor. Will joined Aurecon from Transport for London (TfL), the UK’s largest infrastructure operator/owner, having delivered a business transformation programme for Information Modelling & Management (IM&M) in line with the UK Governments BIM Level 2 Mandate for 2016.


Shanoc Halliday
Technical Sales Engineer, APAC, Bluebeam, Inc.

Throughout Shanoc’s personal and professional life, he has cultivated a passion that drives him to improve himself, the programmes he uses and the team around him. Since moving from CAD to BIM in 2008, he has focused on what we can do with the data to improve product predictability and reliability. Moving deeper into Digital Construction, he gets to continue to problem-solve, think creatively, use his practical experience in Structural Engineering and build-ability across the AEC industry.



Construction, Senior Engineers





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16 / 06 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
16 / 06 / 2021 12:00 pm
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