Brian Smith is a leader in construction technology in the West and is the Emerging Technologies Product Manager at Multivista and a Construction Technologist at Lecia Geosystems. Focusing on product integration and workflows to increase productivity, quality and accountability on the job site. He has built an entire VDC group from the ground up including managing IT, GPS/Survey and CAD/BIM modeling groups. He specializes in Virtual Design Construction (VDC), 3D design, 4D modeling, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination. Brian has been designing and working on heavy civil projects for 20 years, including hydroelectric, water/wastewater, industrial, road, bridge and airports. Brian's unique skill set of design, engineering, construction, modeling and technology provide him with a unique perspective resulting in full assessment of risk and risk mitigation for any construction project. He enjoys teaching at Washington Engineering Institute, speaking at conferences across the country, advising on technology councils and leading industry software platforms. He is also pioneer in utilizing UAV's on the construction site and is a FAA licensed small UAS pilot.