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DBIA Houston-Innovations in Robotics, AI, & Other Advanced Technologies for the Built Environment

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

Discover the Next Generation of Construction Technologies with DBIA Houston

Time & Location

September 21, 2023, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT at Adair Kitchen

About the Event

Photo provided by Rugged Robotics

Attendees will enjoy breakfast and networking, followed by insightful presentations from Rugged Robotics on Robotic Layout and Aggregate Technologies on Hydraulic Robotic Demolition. The morning will conclude with a fireside chat featuring JE Dunn and Gensler industry leaders discussing the use cases and impacts of AI and other distributive technologies.


George Baños

Head of Sales

Rugged Robotics

George Baños has been a longtime advocate for innovation in the commercial construction and workplace management industries. He joined Rugged Robotics as Head of Sales in 2022 after helping scale an enterprise facilities and workplace management software at iOFFICE, Eptura. He began his career in the construction industry building projects in commercial and healthcare sectors at SpawMaxwell and Balfour Beatty from 2005-2009 while teaching Construction Management as an adjunct professor at University of Houston.

Ethan Namink

Wire Sawing Professional

Aggregate Technologies, Inc.

Ethan Namink has been with Aggregate Technologies for 15 years and is the head of the HydroDemolition department. He has been in the concrete cutting industry his entire career, is heavily involved with estimation and is an integral part of project management. He is highly regarded in this field and is an excellent resource to turn to for questions.

Belin Wills

Director Of Development

Aggregate Technologies, Inc.

Belin Wills is a certified Texas teacher with an education degree from Louisiana State University. Belin is the presenter for the HydroDemolition lunch and learns, for Aggregate Technologies, and her class has been well-received. She is grateful to have taught this interactive class to over 1,000 contractors and engineers both in the USA and abroad.

Chris Migneron

Senior Vice President

JE Dunn Construction

Matt Norberg

Associate Technical Designer


As a distinguished professional in the Construction and Architecture industries, Matt Norberg utilizes his expansive skill set in his role as a Technical Designer at Gensler. In his work, Matt has embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, using it as a tool to improve his design processes and workflow, and to anticipate potential design challenges. His interest in the interplay between architecture and technology sets him apart, highlighting his commitment to unique and efficient solutions in an evolving industry.After earning his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Architecture from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Matt began his professional journey in the construction industry. There, he occupied a dual role as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordinator and Project Manager - an experience that provided him with a wealth of practical knowledge. His responsibilities ranged from pre-construction planning, scheduling, and budgeting to overseeing construction services and architectural design.Matt is the founder of the Gensler Houston AI Think Tank. This initiative aims to explore and further understand the potential of AI in architecture and serve as a platform for brainstorming and knowledge sharing among professionals.


  • $70 for Non-Members

  • $60 for DBIA-SW Members

  • $40 DBIA-SW Students


Thursday. September 21, 2023
  • 7-7:30 Registration & Networking

  • 7:30-7:50 Rugged Robotics

  • 7:50-8:10 Aggregate Technologies & Robotic Demolition

  • 8:10- 9:00 JED /Genser Discussion


Contact :

Sumbel Zeb

DBIA-SW Director of Business Development & Events

Conrad Hammond

DBIA Houston Chair

Dennis Jasinski

DBIA Houston Committee Member


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