AI - Innovation in Design and Construction

We all have heard about Artificial Intelligence, but recent developments are rapidly bringing AI to the forefront of our industry. At the recent CURT Conference, Pat Keany of Autodesk noted “AI might push the construction industry to be more collaborative and transparent.” Yet many of us struggle to accurately define what it is, what it isn’t, and how we can effectively integrate it into our business and service lines. If the previous statement resonates with you, our event on May 9th is one you should not miss!

At this informative event we will provide answers to the following:

  • What is the definition of Artificial Intelligence and what is its current state of development?
  • What are the current limitations and future possibilities?
  • Should our company begin implementing a strategy for using AI?
  • How are some of our ICR members using AI and advanced technologies today?

Panelists and presenters for this program include:

  • Jamie Wottowa – GadellNet (Presenter and Moderator)
  • Steve Davis – ERMCO
  • Andrew Cooper – AECOM-Hunt

2024 CURT Conference Panel Discussion Quote
“AI will push the construction industry to be more collaborative and transparent.” – Pat Keaney, Autodesk

When: May 9 from 8:00am-10:00am

Where: Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202



Jamie Wottowa – GadellNet

Jamie Wottowa serves as GadellNet’s Director of Consulting Services. Jamie has been on the GadellNet team since 2021 and has worked in technology since 1999. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health and extensive experience in data center management, networking, and information security management in addition to budgeting, planning, and executing consulting services.

Steve Davis, ERMCO

Steve leads the Automation Engineering group at ERMCO. The automation team works with clients to develop and implement building controls and automation systems that enable infrastructure, technology, and people to work together as sustainably and efficiently as possible. He has over 20 years of industry experience, including a State of Indiana Plumbing Contractor License and numerous certifications related to building management systems. This includes certifications with Niagara, Honeywell, Plexus, Circon, KMC Controls, and EBTRON. Steve’s clients range from Salesforce, Columbus Regional Hospital, and Brownsburg Community Schools to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the Indiana National Guard. When not in the office, Steve is an avid golfer.

Andrew Cooper, AECOM Hunt

Andrew is a VDC Project Manager for AECOM Hunt, the Construction arm of AECOM. He works out of the AECOM Hunt Innovation Center based in Indianapolis, Indiana where he is responsible for the BIM and technology needs of many projects. Andrew started his career in 2003 at an architecture and engineering firm designing every aspect of projects from civil to MEP. He later moved to an engineering firm where he designed a variety of facilities ranging from pharmaceutical labs to engine manufacturing plants. Andrew most recently made the jump from the design side of the world to the construction side working on multiple projects such as sports venues, airports, hospitals, hotels, and condominiums.