Tag: Architecture

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your building is talking. Are you listening?

Your building is talking. Eric Hall asks, “Are you listening?” Eric is Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Site 1001, a smart building performance and operations platform that uses the Internet of Things and data from various sensors as well as the building’s original information (like construction documents) to solve simple and complex problems with [...]

In Service Companies, There Is No Line Item for R&D

Originally posted on The Combine. Recently, Matt Gray, BuiltWorlds founder and co-chairman of Graycor, a 90-year-old, Chicago-area general contractor, interviewed The Combine Co-founder and Partner, K.P. Reddy. We captured the interview on video, which is important, because this interview is one of the very few times you’ll ever see K.P. Reddy in a collared shirt and a coat. Here’s the video. [...]

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 [...]

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

For Brian Skripac, the key to implementing new technology is to try not to get bogged down in the technology. Counterintuitive, right? But for him, tech is less about the “what,” and more about the, “how.” He asks, “How do we plan our work and work the plan?” In other words, it doesn’t matter so [...]