May Membership Meeting

When:  May 24, 2017 from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Houston, TX

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May Membership Meeting
Date: May 24, 2017

Location: Sheraton Brookhollow

3000 North Loop West Frwy

Houston, TX 77092 

Registration 10:45 - 11:15
Lunch 11:15 - 11:45
Presentation 11:45 - 1:15


James-Benham-Headshot.jpgSpeaker: James Benham – CEO, JBKnowledge, Inc.

Topic: Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting All of the Rules

Everywhere you look, there’s a new mobile, drone, or wearable device. How are these technologies evolving construction projects? How are top contractors running research and development on emerging technologies? Get ahead of the learning curve and hear about the up and coming technology solutions your peers in the industry are already utilizing. In his keynote presentation, James Benham sorts through the latest trends, solutions, and devices in building technologies and how they will rewrite the rules for construction projects. Discuss real companies who are researching and implementing the latest technologies and how they are impacting their construction projects. See demos of the next generation of technology that are keeping developers busy. And review the technology tools and strategies you can implement today to be ready for the tech of tomorrow.

While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application. Three years later, he co-managed an internet services provider (ISP), providing dial-up Internet to over 4,000 users. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James established his second company, JBKnowledge, Inc., makers of the SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance, SmartReality and SmartInsight cloud solutions, where he is currently CEO.  As a member of the National Speakers Association and extensive experience in the design, development and use of technology to improve efficiency, James is a sought-after speaker across the United States, Canada and abroad on business information technology, data security and innovative software tools. James’ dynamic speaking style allows him to share a vast knowledge of technology solutions in a down-to-earth, engaging manner.

Every year, James presents at a variety of national events including: Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) IT Forum, CONEXPO, Construction Financial Management Association Annual (CFMA) Conference, Construct Canada, BIM Forum, Augmented World Expo (AWE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Annual Convention and more. James’ company, products and writing have been featured in publications such as Engineering News Record, Texas CEO, Construction Business Owner, Construction Executive, 3D Visualization World, Estimating Today, and many more. In addition, he has been recognized among ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2014 Top 20 Under 40 for his advancements in construction technology. James and his company are headquartered in College Station, Texas.

 Thank you to our title sponsor for this event:

1.5 Hours of CPE

 No Prerequisites



Sheraton Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West Frwy
Houston, 77092

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
CFMA-Member $0.00 $0.00
Non-CFMA-Member $75.00 $85.00