|Bradley hosts international construction conference
The Iraqi minister of Transportation, a senator from Egypt, the president of the National University of Science and Technology in Pakistan and a personal friend of the President of Pakistan, and educators from England and Canada were among those attending the first International Construction Innovations Conference, “Partnering to Build a Better World,” in October. Through its Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure, Bradley University hosted the conference that attracted scholars from eminent institutions, chief executives from world-class companies, and government officials from across the world. This is the first time an Illinois university has hosted an international construction conference. Dr. David Broski, president of Bradley University, opened the conference, and keynote speakers included Jim Owens, CEO of Caterpillar; Nick Billotti, CEO of Turner International; and 23 other scholars and practitioners.
“The melting pot of people from across the world cultivated here has helped put Peoria on the world stage, while furthering the possibilities of partnering and networking opportunities,” says Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji, executive director of the Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure and chairman of the Civil Engineering and Construction Department at Bradley University. Sixty committee members helped transform Al-Khafaji’s vision of an international conference of construction innovators into a reality.
Unlike other conferences, this one offered unique opportunities for local industries and communities to interact and partner with chief executives from around the world. “Much of the real substance and education occurs at the social crossroads of the session, presentations, panel discussions, conversations in the hallway, and other interpersonal events,” Al-Khafaji says.
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