NIA’s 68th Annual Convention

April 17-19, 2024
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida


Industry Sessions

Joint Contractors Session
Wednesday, April 17th
How to Use New Construction Technology to Improve Your Business

What technologies are shaping the construction industry and why do we need new technologies? Hamzah Shanbari will share insights into these questions as he examines artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, drones, laser scanning, and more, exploring how these tools can improve processes and help you shape the future of your business.

Hamzah Shanbari, Director, Innovation Strategic Initiatives, Haskell

Merit Contractor Session
Friday, April 19, 2024
Stronger Field, Stronger Profits: FMI’s 2023 Labor Productivity Study

Labor productivity is a challenge for the construction industry, and FMI’s 2023 Labor Productivity Study confirms the well-documented trend of productivity decline. Managed well, labor productivity can significantly improve bottom-line margins. Managed poorly, labor overruns, or exceeding labor budgets, can wipe out contractor profitability. FMI’s Michael Keller will provide an overview of this study, including the major internal and external challenges and key operational best practices.

Michael Keller, Consultant, FMI Corp.