A weekly virtual live show that brings experts together to discuss the challenges facing the AEC industry.
Live streaming Fridays at 1pm ET.
In the past few weeks we have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way we work. Architects and designers work from their living rooms, connected to each other via chat and webcam, while trade partners labor on building sites—where they remain open, that is. Who counts as “essential” and “nonessential” in this scenario? Have we been measuring productivity wrong? And what new techniques might emerge to bridge the gap?
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What are some of the key ways architects and designers can improve occupant comfort in a space? How do we make spaces inviting so that employees want to return to the office? And how do we address spaces where people spend prolonged periods of time, such as educational or healthcare spaces?
Engineered wood products like mass timber have been transforming the A&D industry. What’s next for the material? Increasingly U.S. architects and developers are exploring timber designs to address the nationwide housing shortage. This roundtable will show how designing with wood can create growth opportunities for owners and promote healthy and sustainable housing options for occupants. Drawing on a series of timber case studies, panelists will share lessons learned from working on multistory, multifamily projects including affordable housing and even college dormitories.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been a major game changer in connecting the construction and architectural industry. The continued advancement in design, visualization, and construction coordination has flourished to help BIM specialists within firms of a multitude of sizes “model first and model best”. Even so, more can be done to not only attract, but also retain, female talent in a sector that is rapidly advancing. Cultivating supportive environments that share knowledge, skills, and best practices increase diversity and stand to benefit the entire industry. With fewer firms hiring directly out of school, this panel will interrogate how schools can better prepare, firms can better train, and the field can raise coordination standards for the individuals entering the network of BIM. Three specialists will showcase their projects and highlight opportunities for mentorship to develop attraction to senior BIM roles as a viable career path, while also forecasting the future of this critical digital modeling tool shaping our built environment.