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Smart Construction – November 15, 2023

The technology of digital twins is shaping the future of construction. A digital twin allows designers and constructors to collaborate and test their ideas through virtual simulations. It can also improve cost and schedule performance, making pre-planning in a digital environment a vital step in the construction process.

Hear from the contractors and project owners that are on the cutting-edge of this digital construction technology and how it improves the process not just before and during construction, but throughout the lifecycle of the project.


John Boktor, Senior Manager, Client Relationships, PCL Construction

Boktor leads PCL’s Digital Construction team based in Toronto, Ont. Under his leadership, the team is driving digital transformation in one of PCL’s largest districts, influencing change across the corporation. Following completion of John’s bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, where he then started his career with PCL in 2007 and worked on several high-profile projects in downtown Toronto. John completed his Master of Science degree in construction management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with concentration on the impact of BIM within the construction industry, including virtual reality rooms and 5D modeling techniques. In 2019, John was promoted to manager of digital construction, with responsibility corporate-based initiatives, and now as Client Relationship manager in the Construction Technology group. He is a frequent guest lecturer at construction management programs on the topic of construction technology and is a member of Ontario General Contractors Association’s established Technology Committee.

Domenico Statteri, Digital Twin Lead Canada, AtkinsRéalis

Since joining the company in 2010, Domenico has played different digital engineering roles and is currently responsible for implementing, optimizing, and managing digital twin solutions on projects within all sectors of the business. Prior to joining AtkinsRéalis, Domenico has held lead positions as a BIM professional specializing in the structural steel discipline. During his career at AtkinsRéalis, Domenico has demonstrated the ability in managing a variety of corporate digital transformation initiatives. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, his contribution has had a positive impact in the company’s digital roadmap growth. Domenico has studied in the engineering sector with a professional degree in Industrial Design and has continuously developed his knowledge by obtaining multiple certificates specializing in fields such as Building Information Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Twins. He has been involved in multiple digital transformation communities and continues to participate in their objectives.

Richard Lyall, President Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)

Lyall is an accomplished and experienced executive who has represented the residential construction industry in Ontario since 1991. He is a frequent speaker and popular source quoted by media on construction industry issues. His insightful columns appear regularly in The Toronto Sun, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Storeys, Builder Bites, Daily Commercial News and Canadian Construction Business. He has a successful track record in advancing RESCON’s vision, mission and values through his high-level board and strategy work. He was honoured with the 2019 Canadian Lifetime Volunteer Award from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans for his contributions to enriching the organization’s educational efforts and is also on a steering committee of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is also on the Ontario Housing Supply Action Plan Implementation Team.

Brandon Milner, Senior Vice President, Digital & Data Engineering, EllisDon

Brandon is passionate about driving the future of construction technology. Rooted in digital innovation and data, he leverages his experience to transform construction technology and PropTech. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a hunger for performance enhancement, Brandon executes strategic initiatives to maximize profitability. The mass adoption and acceleration of artificial intelligence in the technology sector had started to overlap heavily within the construction technology industry. Brandon and his team are leaders in seizing this to build out more robust products and services to support the construction industry.




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