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Accelerate Live! talk: From job site to factory, the future of commercial construction, Tyler Goss, Turner

Turner Construction’s Tyler Goss presents the construction giant’s breakthrough “job site as a factory” initiative.


From prefabrication to predictive visual-data analytics. From RFID tagging to the use of drones and rovers on job site. Turner Construction has been at the forefront of smart job site movement. And the construction giant is just getting started. 

Through these measures and others, like Lean management and advanced BIM/VDC coordination, Turner has set an ambitious goal to transform the complex and messy process of commercial construction into a predictable—and therefore improvable—industrial process.   

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Tyler Goss, Turner’s Global Innovation Development Manager, presents the company’s “job site as a factory” initiative.  


As Turner Construction's Global Innovation Development Manager, Tyler Goss oversees a broad portfolio of organizational transformation initiatives. Whether he is coaching internal entrepreneurs, advising senior leadership, developing external partnerships, or pioneering new revenue streams for the company, he is a passionate advocate for the broad technological and cultural changes necessary to meet the significant challenges facing current and future generations of the AEC industry.

Trained as an architect at UCLA, he has previously held positions at SHoP Architects, CASE Design, and WeWork. In total, he has nearly 20 years of experience in design, construction, and operations, giving him a unique understanding of the current state of the industry across all phases of project delivery. Combining this knowledge with both a strategic vision for organizational transformation and a rigorous understanding of future technological trends, his goal is to continuously raise the bar for the effective and efficient delivery of buildings at Turner and throughout the industry at large.



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