"Proactively engaging with owners is key to improving digital project delivery methods for contractors. Over the last 8 years, IHEEP has played a major role connecting us with owners. By fostering these relationships, IHEEP has been able to move beyond a networking organization to a means to address real issues ensuring our technology meets the demands of construction while taking into account the evolving needs of owners. It is this type of collaborative engagement between stakeholders that drives positive change and makes a real difference."
Sasha Reed | VP Industry Advocacy | Bluebeam
"If your organization is interested in where DOTs see themselves in 5 years--for design deliverables, construction documentation, or enterprise data management--then IHEEP is the conference for you. If you miss IHEEP, you will fall behind."
Francesca Maier, P.E. | Principal | Fair Cape Consulting
"The annual HEEP conference is the best conference I have attended to talk face to face with my direct peers around the country from other state agencies. It is hosted by transportation agencies for transportation agencies and does not give any one specific vendor’s slant toward information, just success stories from other transportation agencies. HEEP is a close group that welcomes new folks in readily. Just meeting others from around the country has helped me gain better perspective of how my state is actually doing in our innovations, struggles, and questions we still have. Meeting others from around the country and having a face to a voice or email address has really helped open up conversations to progress my state agency. I have reached out between the conference several times to colleagues I’ve met at the conference for help and been reached out to myself for assistance where my state has excelled. This conference is all about sharing ideas and making relationships with your fellow HEEP members to make our industry better."
Thomas Hamski | Iowa DOT
"IHEEP is attended by people who are leading innovation for transportation. State DOTs, software vendors, and engineering consultants come together ready to innovate, to share ideas, and to solve the most challenging problems related to implementing and adopting technology. As a consultant, the biggest value for me is to connect with those leading change and transforming the landscape of our industry. I’ve been attending IHEEP conferences for years, and the connections I’ve made are invaluable."
Alexa Mitchell, P.E. | Consultant, Advisory Services | WSP USA
"With the way technology is rapidly changing, you can't afford to be left behind. Attending IHEEP has really provided a platform to learn about the latest technology uses and trends in civil engineering. Being able to network with clients, engineers and peers has been invaluable and is the MUST ATTEND conference for the industry."
Jennifer Steen, P.E. | Digital Delivery Specialist | WSP USA, Lawrenceville NJ
"IHEEP is one of the best meetings of the year for the discussion of innovative technologies that move the Transportation Industry forward. Everybody benefits from the idea exchange that helps to move many innovative technology ideas into practice."
George Lukes | Utah Department of Transportation
"IHEEP is one of the most important conferences I attend each year. The opportunity to interact with representatives from so many different DOT’s and A/E firms, to find out what technical issues they are having, and to learn how they are advancing their organizations with technology is unparalleled. The quality of the technical presentations is always top-notch, and they provide an excellent occasion to learn new software or techniques that can be taken back to my organization and shared with others. In addition to this, the culture and camaraderie that IHEEP promotes has given me the opportunity to create close relationships with many people, making the conference that much more of a personal experience than many other similar events. I highly recommend attending IHEEP as a means to help users and organizations advance the art of transportation design through the knowledge sharing it affords."