Reimagining Post Pandemic AEC Worklife and Remote Collaboration


Duration:60 minutes


COVID-19 has ushered in rapid transformation of workplaces, work sites and networking arenas throughout the industry, from adopting tech tools that enable remote collaboration to rethinking hygiene and safety, as well as consideration of employees’ mental health during times of crisis. This webinar will address which solutions to these challenges could remain long term and which won’t, how experts envision the workplace and marketplace of the post-pandemic future and what risks and rewards lay ahead for AEC professionals, clients and regulators.

The content of this webinar is produced and directed by ENR's editorial team.


Priya Kapila

Compensation & Rewards Leader

FMI Corporation

As the compensation practice leader with FMI Corporation, Priya is responsible for leading the compensation consulting practice of FMI Compensation. Services provided to clients are primarily focused on the areas of executive compensation, organization wide salary structure development, and short-term and long-term incentive plan design.

Prior to joining FMI, Priya was the senior manager of compensation consulting for CBIZ, where she specialized in designing compensations systems for clients across diverse industries. She has considerable experience in conducting compensation benchmarking studies, developing market- and job evaluation-based salary structures, drafting job documentation and compensation plans, creating performance-based salary increase and incentive programs, assessing FLSA classifications, testing for pay equity, and documenting compensation policies and procedures. Priya is also an experienced expert witness in the area of reasonable executive compensation.

Priya performed financial analysis for an investment banking firm, specializing in the area of public finance, prior to the award of her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and following graduation. In this role, she supported the implementation of financial structures and initiatives for institutions of higher education and renewable energy companies, in particular.

Priya earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and international studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Priya is a member of WorldatWork and is the past president of the Compensation and Benefits Network of Greater St. Louis.

Jen Hawkins

Director of Industry Digital Transformation


Jen Hawkins is the Director of Industry Digital Transformation at VIATechnik, a VDC strategy and implementation consulting firm. Jen focuses on helping AECO organizations transform the analog world of design and construction into digital platforms that allow high velocity decision making.

With a background in architecture, engineering, and construction, Jen focuses on advancing integrated solutions for buildings through industrialized construction. Jen has worked on world-class projects leading design integration, design for manufacturing, project execution, research, and product development. Prior to VIATechnik, Jen was a part of a national technical general contractor, and an entrepreneurial technology company in the construction sector.

Jen loves working with forward looking teams to connect the dots and create seamless data driven solutions.

Michael Myers

President SoCal Region

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Based in the firm’s Newport Beach office, Myers is responsible for the financial performance and overall operations of McCarthy in Southern California. These duties include participation on McCarthy’s executive committee and board as well as overseeing the marketing, estimating, scheduling, safety, administrative and financial functions throughout the region, which includes the firm’s full-service Newport Beach and San Diego offices.

With more than two decades of experience in the industry, Myers began his construction career with McCarthy as an intern while earning his construction engineering and management degree from Purdue University. He joined McCarthy full time as a project engineer in 1998, departing briefly to help start up a small general contracting firm prior to joining Castle Contracting, LLC in 2001 as a project manager/estimator. While at Castle, Myers was instrumental in helping grow the business and in 2006, Myers was promoted to vice president and eventually named chief operating officer in 2008. In 2014, McCarthy acquired Castle and Myers returned to McCarthy. In 2016 Myers was named McCarthy executive vice president and a member of the McCarthy Executive Committee.

Scott Blair (Moderator)

Managing Editor

Engineering News-Record



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