Category: AEC Lab

Turns Out, It Is Easy Being Green

When Tommy Linstroth was 10 years old, he discovered an easy way to make money. After school, he scoured local constructions sites for the aluminum cans workers tossed aside during the day. Then he’d bring his collection to the grocery store, exchange the cans for loose change, and walk home feeling like a genius. That [...]

Creating a Digitally Mediated Project Communication Platform

In Architecture 3.0, I write about new opportunities for design and construction professionals to help shape the industry beyond their traditional roles. Additionally, digital technology is continuously transforming the industry, advancing beyond many workers’ understanding and communication skills. Technology moves formally analog information into digital data which moves seamlessly from office to trailer to the [...]

We Asked 10 AEC Experts to Rank Their Favorite Technology Tools. Here’s What They Said.

As one might expect in a STEM-heavy industry, AEC is full of technology tools designed to make it easier to design, build, and manage the built environment. So full, in fact, that it can be hard to keep up with the latest solutions on the market. That’s why we asked 10 built world experts to [...]

Sarah Kay Shares How Technology is Changing Workspace Design

Sarah Kay is a principal, director, and sector leader of Global Workplace Interiors at internationally-recognized design firm Woods Bagot. The firm, which calls itself a “People Architecture Company” has 15 studios across Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Sarah is passionate about the ways building interiors can positively influence business and organizational [...]

5 Questions with Construction Expert Bill Speleotes

Bill Speleotes, P.E., SSM, CPMP, LEED AP has over 25 years of construction experience and has managed projects in institutional, educational, residential, and hospitality spaces. Among other noteworthy projects, Bill served as Facilities Director for Brooklyn Navy Yard. By implementing HVAC system improvements and upgrades in the 100 building, 300-acre facility, Bill shrank the Navy [...]

Cliff Moser Shares How Architecture Is Adapting to Smart Devices

The discipline of architecture has changed drastically in the over three decades that Cliff Moser has been practicing. The California-based architect was trained on pencil-and-paper drafting but adapted to technology throughout his career and now is considered an expert in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Moser, who authored the book Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design [...]

AEC Vet Arol Wolford Gives Us A Look At What’s After BIM

Arol Wolford got his start in the AEC technology industry before it was hot. In his 20’s, inspired by his engineer and entrepreneur father, Wolford founded Manufacturers’ Survey Group in 1975. He entered the construction information industry five years later with the founding of Construction Market Data (CMD), a construction leads and market data provider [...]

EvolveLAB’s Bill Allen On How AI + Machine Learning Will Change Construction

Bill Allen is CEO, and President of EvolveLAB, Disrupt Repeat, and On Point Scans. These firms synergistically help architects, engineers, and contractors optimize the built environment. He has over 14 years of experience managing technology for buildings in the AEC industry. Allen has worked with the latest technology for the AEC industry for over a [...]

5 Questions with Public Sector Expert Stephen Hagan

Stephen R. Hagan, FAIA CCM is recognized as an industry expert on technology innovation, real estate, and the construction marketplace. He spent over three decades in the public sector, ending a 37-year career with the US General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service (PBS), which he describes as “essentially the nation’s landlord.” PBS owns, operates, and leases [...]

5 Questions with Construction Scheduling Expert James Norris

James Norris is the Director of Virtual Building at The Beck Group, an integrated architecture and construction firm that designs and constructs buildings by creating cross-discipline teams to achieve a more holistic building process. He’s also an advisor for BuiltTech Labs, founder of two startups, and an advocate for intuitive building design. He has experience [...]

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