Category: Industry Professionals

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 [...]

5 Questions with Growth Strategy Expert Hans Ehrnrooth

With an architect mother and mechanical engineer father, AEC Lab's advisor Hans Ehrnrooth was born into the world of design and construction -- although it took him a little while to find his way back to the field. Raised in Finland, Hans began his career in business development with a paper machinery supplier. Next, he [...]

5 Questions with BIM Expert Luther Lampkin

Luther Lampkin, BuiltTech Labs’ BIM advisor, entered the AEC industry as a drafter in 2006. Late one night, he was stuck at the office working on a set of plans. A janitor, who had been cleaning up piles of discarded paper, walked over to Luther’s desk. “Hey,” he said, “have you heard about this new [...]

5 Questions with Architect and Author Randy Deutsch

Randy Deutsch, LEED-AP is head of the grad department at the Illinois School of Architecture, one of the largest architecture colleges in the country. In addition to research and teaching classes, he has been writing a series of books over the last decade that help to advance AEC, addressing where architecture and construction is leading [...]

The Truth Is Out There, says network dynamics expert John Taylor

John Taylor is a third generation AEC professional who has worked at universities for 11 years. He ran the Civil Engineering Network Dynamics Lab at Virginia Tech to help improve systemic change in the AEC industry, and currently runs the Network Dynamics Lab it at Georgia Tech with a broader mission to investigate phenomena occurring at [...]

Civil Engineers Rule The Future!

When you hear the term “civil engineering”, your eyes and ears usually don’t perk up in anticipation like they do when you hear “new iPhone” or “driverless cars” or “Artificial Intelligence.” Instead, you think bridges, roads, dams, airports, traffic patterns…buildings. Civil engineers are boring, right? [Read more..]

Look to the Past for a Better Future

The AEC workflow looks nothing like it did thirty years ago. From paper and pencil to CAD and now BIM, Cliff Moser is a prime example of how to adapt and evolve in an industry that isn’t always receptive to change. Based in Oakland, California, Cliff is an architect currently using BIM to facilitate the [...]