A Basis for Estimating, Custom Workflows, Machine Integrations & Business Intelligence

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Sheet metal subcontractors today rely on a broad spectrum of purchased and customized solutions to provide value to their customer base. Integrating these processes into business models realizes the rewards of these technological advances. This session will discuss how systems communicate with a business system using model-based estimating, shop machine integrations, productivity and workflow software, and more.


  • Dave Pikey

    Hill Group

    Dave Pikey is the Vice President of Corporate Technology for The Hill Group, a $300M Chicago-based organization engaged in construction and maintenance of mechanical building systems – all with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Dave joined Hill in 1998 as a design engineer and has been developing process and technology around modeling, estimating, prefabrication, automation, modular construction and business intelligence since 2004. Dave has also run marketing and communication for The Hill Group. He is often an industry guest speaker sharing his experience on leveraging technology in a collaborative environment to deliver a better product in the construction process. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Purdue University.

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