Do you know the AEC Game Changers?
Learn more about technologies that are empowering architects, engineers and contractors to achieve higher performance on modern projects—and catch the vision for how these game changers can transform your business. Get the inside scoop on meeting the construction challenges of the next decade with innovation that's transforming the industry today.
Join us each week of the series to unpack practical ways for you and your business to thrive through disruptions. Each week will be moderated by an industry technology expert. Use of webcams and virtual backgrounds are encouraged but not required. After you register, you will receive an email with details on joining the Zoom meeting.
Democratizing Generative Design with Anthony Zuefeldt of Applied Software
Wednesday, May 13 | 4:00 pm ET
The advent of open APIs in BIM technology platforms is transforming the way the AEC industry works. In conjunction with computational design tools like Dynamo, the promise of increasingly sophisticated and powerful generative design solutions becomes more and more tangible. The last decade has marked tremendous progress in these emergent workflows. We invite you to join us as we discuss the state of generative design today and what can be achieved with the tools we already have available to us.
Collaboration with Rick Kremer of Applied Software
Wednesday, May 27 | 4:00 pm ET
We all want to produce a good project, but historically a lack of trust has gotten in the way of doing what it takes to get there most efficiently. Perhaps nothing has upset the “way things are done” more than the surging trend toward collaboration on construction projects. Its benefits include less frustration, fewer adversarial relationships, shorter schedules, and working within budget. Join us for a discussion of what successful collaboration looks like and how it can replace risk aversion on a project with risk management.
Wednesday, June 10 | 4:00 pm ET
The future of AEC projects is in the data. Gathering and analyzing that data are just the beginning for achieving smarter, safer and more efficient buildings. With the building’s information that is modeled during the BIM process, its usefulness doesn’t need to end after the building is commissioned. What if there were another model – a virtual replica, or twin – that could take over at handover and continue to capture the data from the day to day operations of the building? How about as-built models and construction staging? We invite you to join us in learning about digital twins and the opportunities for using them that may lie ahead.
Revitalize Buildings (Reuse, Adapt, Scan and Update Façades) with Mark Petrucci and John Ade of Applied Software
Wednesday, June 24 | 4:00 pm ET
To revitalize is to restore something to life or give it new life. Revitalizing adds newness and strength. Older buildings can be given a new lease on life by updating the exterior, making them look new and a the same time making them more comfortable, sustainable and energy efficient. However, updating façades is challenging for both design and construction teams. As with all AEC projects, it all starts with accurate models. Learn how we can create accurate as-built models used for design and construction.
Civil in the Cloud with Ken Driscol of Applied Software
Wednesday, July 8 | 4:00 pm ETArchitects, engineers and constructors have long awaited a technology advancement that can improve coordination among the workflows of their separate disciplines. Join us for a look at cloud collaboration and importing GIS data, two examples of ways working in the cloud is giving the civil engineering community more opportunities to use data and feedback to increase the opportunities for producing a better job.
Iterative Design – Go Through More Faster with Rabi Sidawi of Applied Software
Wednesday, July 22 | 4:00 pm ET
Design, prototype, test, analyze, refine, and repeat. Iterative design produces the desired result . . . eventually. But how many iterations do you go through to achieve your perfect design? Join this session to learn how technology can enable you to get the right number of design alternatives more quickly than you have in the past.