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James Benham Encourages Contractors to Become 'Mad Scientists' at 2018 ConTech Roadshow

Sep 10, 2018

Source: Sept. 6, Building Mad Scientists

Construction Tech Company Building Mad Scientists in Boston September 12th

contech fueled byBOSTON and WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- What is a 'Mad Scientist'? Is it a maniac toiling needlessly at wild ideas? Or a passionate person who will stop at nothing to discover the innovation to change the world? James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, professional speaker, and host of The ConTechCrew podcast, believes in the latter.

JBKnowledge brings a touring educational conference and tradeshow, The ConTech Roadshow, around the United States to share a wealth of leading-edge information about the ever-evolving construction industry. The industry has grown beyond the protractor and hammer and now boasts a dynamic arsenal of smart tools including virtual reality wearables, specialized apps for time tracking, and more, not to mention numerous technical trades that didn't exist a mere two decades ago.

Benham's aim with his presentation, Building a Mad Scientist, is to encourage construction professionals to become the champion of their company's technology adoption. If a research and development team or IT department doesn't exist within companies' current structure, Benham teaches his audience the tools and language to create their own 'test lab' and start the conversations to foster change.

The ConTech Roadshow by JBKnowledge will stop in Boston, September 12th. The one-day event is sponsored by the Mechanical Contractors Associations of America (MCAA) and National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and will feature booths and demonstrations from vendors including DeWaltPlanGridMilwaukee ToolsFaro TechnologieseSubAutodeskSmartBidLeica Geosystems, and more! In addition to James Benham's Mad Scientist discussion, attendees will be treated to sessions on BIM/VDC, mobile device management, and practical data security presented by stars of the AEC speaking circuit.

With prior stops in Texas, Seattle, and Kansas City this year, The ConTech Roadshow has inspired attendees to foster their inner construction technologist. "The ConTech Roadshow is a great opportunity to learn about emerging technology in the construction industry, while also providing great networking opportunities with others in the industry," a prior Roadshow attendee explains.

Festivities kick off at The Hilton Boston/Woburn on September 12, 7:00 am EST. All construction professionals and students are invited to attend.

Be sure to secure your tickets at jbknowledge.com/roadshow. 

SOURCE Building Mad Scientists