Artificial intelligence, computer vision, real-time rendering, drones, robotics, augmented reality, virtual reality. If you feel like your head is spinning from trying to keep up with the advancements occurring in the AEC market, let Rohit Arora provide a little clarity.
Arora has spent more than 18 years on the tech side of the industry, working for a mix of software companies, design firms, startups, and construction firms.
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), he outlines emerging innovations that are poised to transform how we design and build structures in the near future.
“What seemed like science fiction just a few years ago, is now coming together in a way that'll change how we build in the near future,” says Arora. “These have the potential to enable the designer/architect to (re)take on the role the master builder, as the one directly enabling constructing at the site.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Rohit Arora is an AEC technologist, educated as a design and construction architect. He "interned" as an architect for five years before embarking on an adventurous journey as a technology consultant, trainer, design technology manager, and quality engineer. A technology trend hunter who avidly tracks and applies innovation to the profession. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional in AutoCAD and Revit, with 20 years of industry experience. He holds an MBA in Technology & Entrepreneurship from the University of California, Davis, and has worked in leadership roles for multiple San Francisco Bay area startups.