Revolutionary Fire Rated Glazing with Superior Clarity

SuperClear 45-HS-LI with low-iron is a game-changer for all 45-minute glazing applications.  Superior clarity and performance with the best value. 

 

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Revolutionary Fire Rated Glazing with Superior Clarity

SuperClear 45-HS-LI with low-iron is a game-changer for all 45-minute glazing applications.  Superior clarity and performance with the best value. 

 

Revolutionary Fire Rated Glazing with Superior Clarity
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PVC Roofing System is a Slam Dunk

See why resiliency and proven performance as a sustainable material make PVC roofing membrane an MVP for Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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PVC Roofing System is a Slam Dunk
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Discover the Most Flexible TPO on the Market

See how Ultraply TPO Flex Adhered is making even complex roofs easier to install.

Discover the Most Flexible TPO on the Market
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Technical Glass Products Named #1 Specified

See why Technical Glass Products rates as the #1 specified fire-rated glass company in North America among architectural specifiers.

 

Technical Glass Products Named #1 Specified
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Metal Insights: City National Arena

​Discover how Star Builder Mark Deaville with Petra Construction and Leo A Daly Architecture helped to bring ice hockey to the desert.

 

Metal Insights: City National Arena
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There's no more "what if!" Watch how easy DESIGNFlex is to install and have your ceiling completely reinvented.

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Discover the Benefits of Trimble Constructible Process

Watch how the Trimble Constructible Process lets you build beyond BIM, delivering your work, on time and on budget. Learn more here.

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Fire-Resistive, Safety-Rated Glass Floor System

Fireframes ClearFloor® System fire-resistive-rated glass floors are impact resistant and offer fire-ratings up to two hours.

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Otis' self-climbing lifts allow skyscrapers to be built smarter, faster and safer.

Otis SkyBuild lifts, which climb up a building as it is built, are enabling the efficient construction of the 278-metre-tall Twentytwo skyscraper in London's financial district, the tallest building in the City of London.

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Fire-resistive, safety-rated glass floor system

Fireframes ClearFloor® System fire-resistive-rated glass floors are impact resistant and offer fire-ratings up to two hours.

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ConsensusDocs has been road tested and refined to represent all parties and promote the best interests of your projects.

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The Best Contracts for Construction and Design

ConsensusDocs addresses fundamental issues like payment, schedule, disputes, and termination in a manner that helps build a better contractual foundation.

 

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The Best Contracts for Construction and Design
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Making Insulated Metal Panels Safer and Healthier

Kim Rager discusses CENTRIA’s new Red List-free insulating foam core, providing enhanced fire protection and the highest level of certification for smoke-sensitive environments.

Making Insulated Metal Panels Safer and Healthier
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Silicone glazed, fire-rated steel curtain wall by TGP

Fireframes SG Curtainwall® Series allows for large, fire-resistive glazed walls with the smooth, monolithic appearance of a structural silicone glazed system.

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Innovative solutions from DOWSIL™ bring awe-inspiring visions to life

Stanley Yee of DOWSIL™ takes us through the company's recent rebranding. Take a look at the products featured at A'18 and learn how DOWSIL™ continues the tradition of providing products and solutions that address performance, productivity and more.

For more information, visit consumer.dow.com/construction.

Innovative solutions from DOWSIL™ bring awe-inspiring visions to life
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Introducing optimum performance next-generation insulation from Kingspan

Andrew Wilson of Kingspan Insulation shares with us their new product, OPTIM-R, at A'18. Watch this video to learn more about these vacuum insulated panels and how this product provides outstanding R-values and an ultra-thin insulation solution.

For more information, visit kingspaninsulation.us.

Introducing optimum performance next-generation insulation from Kingspan
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A stone wool roofing insulation and coverboard in one from ROCKWOOL

Chad Holmes of ROCKWOOL discusses their new product, ROCKWOOL MULTIFIX™, at A'18. Watch this video to learn more about this new product and the importance of roofing insulation.

For more information, visit ROCKWOOL.com.

A stone wool roofing insulation and coverboard in one from ROCKWOOL
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Discover innovative pavers and retaining walls from Unilock

Mike Zengen of Unilock shares what sets their company and products apart from their competitors at A'18. Learn how Unilock continues to provide new solutions for specifiers and create products that revolutionize the market.

For more information, visit unilock.com

Discover innovative pavers and retaining walls from Unilock
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Maintain Your Original Design Intent with Armstrong Drywall Grid

Specifying and building soffits with Armstrong Drywall Grid can lead to enough savings to keep that signature space or reduce construction schedules.

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Maintain Your Original Design Intent with Armstrong Drywall Grid
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PEX Solutions for Commercial Building Trends

Hear how PEX piping solutions for plumbing, mechanical/HVAC and radiant systems support current trends in commercial construction.

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PEX Solutions for Commercial Building Trends
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PEX Solutions for Multifamily and Hospitality Applications

Learn why PEX is the ideal product for safe, reliable, durable piping solutions in multifamily and hospitality applications.

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PEX Solutions for Multifamily and Hospitality Applications
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Smart Solutions for Supporting PEX Pipe

Learn the smart solution for supporting PEX pipe in commercial applications that allows hanger spacing similar to metal piping.

Learn more at uponorpro.com.

Smart Solutions for Supporting PEX Pipe
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Elevate aesthetics without compromising performance with Vitro Architectural Glass

Robert Struble of Vitro Architectural Glass shares a new low-iron glass at A'18 that is set to be released later this year. Innovative products like this one benefit the architect, owner and occupants of a building by upgrading the building's look while maintaining functionality.

For more information, visit vitroglazings.com.

Elevate aesthetics without compromising performance with Vitro Architectural Glass
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Modern design made possible with Nichiha Architectural Wall Panels

Tim Seims of Nichiha takes us through the innovation process that leads to exciting new products, like Miraia, at A'18. Take a look at how Nichiha's products provide the power of possibilities and offer options that previously seemed inaccessible.

For more information, visit nichiha-modern.com.

Modern design made possible with Nichiha Architectural Wall Panels
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DaVinci Roofscapes introduces the Nature Crafted Collection

Michael Cobb of DaVinci Roofscapes shares with us their new collection of colors at A'18. The new collection is designed to capture realistic, nature-inspired colors while maintaining the performance features of DaVinci's products. 

To learn more, visit davinciroofscapes.com.

DaVinci Roofscapes introduces the Nature Crafted Collection
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How Does the Industry Find Clarity During Complex Transitions?

As the construction industry undergoes its digital transformation, it’s more critical than ever for teams from all parts the industry to come together, discover what’s working and what’s not, and build on each other’s successes. In this first installment of a four-part series of bonus content from Accelerate Live! 2018 sponsored by Bluebeam, Senior Director of Innovation at Mortenson Construction Rick Khan, Program Director of Construction Management at Milwaukee School of Engineering Jeong Woo, Ph.D.,  Director of Design Technology Innovation at HOK Greg Schleusner, AIA, and President and CEO at VIATechnik Danielle Dy Buncio discuss the importance of thought-leadership and collaboration as the industry looks for clarity during a complex transition.

 

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How Does the Industry Find Clarity During Complex Transitions?
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Transforming What Works Into What Works Better

As digital solutions are introduced on jobsites around the world, it's clear that some are better adapted to real-world workflows than others. But sometimes technology points the way forward, offering huge efficiencies and entirely new workflows that were previously impossible. Join Rick Khan, (Mortenson Construction), Jeong Woo, Ph.D., (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Greg Schleusner, AIA, (HOK) and Danielle Dy Buncio (VIATechnik) as they take a break from Accelerate Live! 2018 as they talk about the future of technology in AECin this second installment of a four-part series sponsored by Bluebeam.

 

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Transforming What Works Into What Works Better
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Should the Industry Invest in People or Technology?

Technology will not solve the AEC industry's productivity problem. People will. Of course, people will need technology to do it, but as an industry we can’t afford to forget that it is individuals, all working together, who will deliver the actual change. With the current job shortage facing our industry, how do we invest in building the workforce that can deliver on the promise technology offers? Rick Khan, (Mortenson Construction), Jeong Woo, Ph.D., (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Greg Schleusner, AIA, (HOK) and Danielle Dy Buncio (VIATechnik) offer their views and suggestions on enabling the future AEC workforce in this third installment of a four-part series of bonus content from Accelerate Live! 2018, sponsored by Bluebeam

 

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Should the Industry Invest in People or Technology?
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What’s Driving the Most Profitable AEC Innovations?

At the end of the day, progress is measured in profit. But what improvements and what efficiencies will deliver the most profit? Improved scheduling, risk reduction, collaborative project management, mapping and modeling can all deliver incredible boosts in productivity, but they all require totally different technologies and approaches. Learn what Rick Khan (Mortenson Construction), Jeong Woo, Ph.D., (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Greg Schleusner, AIA, (HOK) and Danielle Dy Buncio (VIATechnik) had to say when asked what the biggest driver is in the AEC tech revolution in this fourth and final installment of bonus content from Accelerate Live! 2018, sponsored by Bluebeam.

 

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What’s Driving the Most Profitable AEC Innovations?
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tesa Offers Tape Applications with Superior Protection

Extreme weather events are inevitable. At tesa, increasing the chances of building survival is one of our most important concerns.

tesa Offers Tape Applications with Superior Protection
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Accelerate Live! talk: Regenerative design — When sustainability is not enough

 

SUMMARY
A fundamental shift is occurring from the old guard of sustainability to the new one of regenerative design. Whereas sustainable development attempts to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations, regenerative development seeks to rejuvenate the environment and the people who live within its ecosystem. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Carbonnier poses the question: What if buildings could actually rejuvenate ecosystems?

Carbonnier discusses how the goal of regenerative design is not simply to take less from nature, but to inspirit the environment around us. This starts by understanding our limitations and embracing the unknown. While the theory of regenerative design is—to some degree—may be unattainable, it is this "unknown" that inspires us to push the limits of what we know.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Eric Carbonnier, PhD, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President of Sustainability, Associate Principal
HMC Architects

Eric Carbonnier has 28 years of experience, and is an architect and vice president of sustainability, focused on energy conservation strategies that lead to zero-net energy architecture. He strives to develop the vision and integration of sustainable strategies into every project he takes on. This includes ground water recharge strategies, water conservation, thermal and electrical on-site renewable energy generation, downdraft cool towers, and local material reuse. Carbonnier has secured over $2 million in grants and certified the second-largest USGBC Campus in California, ranked 7th nationally, and 9th globally. He was a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Researcher at the University of Oregon's Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory, where he advanced high-performance windows using nano-fluid technology. Eric's sustainable design initiatives resonate throughout his career, and he has collaborated on numerous high-performance designs and award-winning projects. His dedication to sustainability, resilience, and energy independence resonates throughout his architectural practice and building science research. His approach brings the environment central to his regenerative development views and innovates solutions specific to every environment. Carbonnier's sustainable design initiatives resonate throughout his career, and has collaborated on numerous high-performance Pre-K–12 and community college projects designs. His career started at Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) as an Environmental Engineer in 1989 focused on global water infrastructure projects. In 2000, Carbonnier joined HMC Architects' building partnerships with Pre-K–12 and community college clients throughout California.

 

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Sustainability is dead: Regenerative architecture is the new green

 

Accelerate Live! talk: Regenerative design — When sustainability is not enough
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Accelerate Live! talk: The smart jobsite — Predictive visual data analytics for proactive project controls

 

SUMMARY
The rise of reality capture technology, combined with enterprising software development, has opened the door to true real-time analysis of construction jobsites.

Firms are utilizing images and video from smartphones, drones, rovers, laser scanners, and 360 cameras to more effectively track progress and productivity on the jobsite, and identify risk for potential delays. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of experts in predictive visual data analytics presents how design-build giant Clayco has leveraged this technology to achieve production efficiency on several construction sites.   

They present how images and videos from drones and smartphone cameras are used within computer vision algorithms to automatically generate 3D reality models over project timeline. They also show how AI algorithms compare reality models with 4D BIM to track progress and productivity and identify risk for potential delays.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Mani Golparvar, PhD 
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
COO, Co-founder, Reconstruct Inc.

During his 15 years in the industry, Mani Golparvar designed and built commercial buildings, infrastructure systems, and port facilities in the U.S. and abroad. With a PhD in Civil Eng from Univ. of Illinois, his research has contributed to developing computer vision and BIM solutions to empower project teams better plan, coordinate, and communicate on their jobsites. Golparvar is now leveraging his amazing exposure to the most creative people in construction, technology, and academic worlds to improve productivity of the construction industry as a whole.

Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD
Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation
Oracle

Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD, is a recognized industry technologist, thought leader, keynote speaker. He is leading Industry Strategy and Innovation at Oracle's Global Construction and Engineering business unit. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to Internet of Things (IoT), disruption of CE, investments and construction technology in industry publications. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering since 2008. He has served as co-chair of semi-annual Technology for Construction Symposium for the Northwestern University since 2011.

Carlos Montiel
Director of Project Controls & Scheduling
Clayco Construction

Carlos Montiel is the Director of Project Controls & Scheduling with Clayco Construction. A bi-lingual professional with 16 years of construction management experience in industrial and commercial construction, Montiel has worked as a project manager, estimator, project engineer, and project controls lead in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: Design innovation at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

 

SUMMARY
From the world’s tallest tower to the globe’s first large-scale “pure” glass sphere, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has pulled off its share of daunting design feats over the past decade.

But what exactly is the firm’s “secret sauce” for design innovation and next-level problem solving?

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AS+GG’s Anthony Viola takes us behind the magic curtain to illuminate the firm’s methods for nurturing design innovation. 

The common thread is the concept that form follows performance. This method of design investigates complex architectural problems by exploring new solutions through an intense and iterative process, one where high- and low-tech methodologies are equally explored and implemented. 

Three current projects illustrate: how the teams at AS+GG innovate though “making”; how the teams use technology to engage in the design process; how they help generate discourse between interdisciplinary design teams that can form more salient questions; and how they discover alternative design solutions that lead to architectural breakthroughs.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Anthony Viola, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Designer, Team Leader
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Anthony Viola, Senior Designer and Team Leader at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), works on high-performance projects that focus on the design, development, and use of parametric computational tools that push the boundaries of integrated performance-based design. During his 12+ years of experience, Anthony has designed many structures through this integrated design process. He seeks to find new ways to realize a project using low-tech methods – such as 3D physical models – and high-tech processes like advanced computer simulations. By developing a clear idea of how each project fits into its site parameters and user conditions he is able to sculpt the building to its most efficient form. His methods have garnered attention in the architectural community, particularly in the younger generation, through dozens of workshops and other well-attended design events. He is a 2017 Dubin Young Architect Award winner as well as a 2018 National AIA Young Architect Award winner.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: Design innovation at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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Accelerate Live! talk: ‘AEC can has Blockchains?’

 

SUMMARY
Our industry loves to talk about a future that looks like manufacturing—an integrated supply chain, offsite fabrication, robots, and IoT. The advancements that enabled this within the automotive and aviation markets were partly based on technology, but also because of strong OEMs that could benefit from an integrated supply chain. 

AECO has no “owner.” We certainly have owners of buildings, but most aren't habitual builders, and thus expect the practitioners to know how to deliver a great product. So how do you make a supply chain that benefits all parties within the industry without an process owner? 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago),  HOK’s Greg Schleusner talks about the need for a consortia-led technology company that would serve the role of industry advocate. Its mission would be to serve the industry, its members, and the users of buildings. 

It would steal the best ideas from manufacturing (think smart fabrication), banking (think Bitcoin), the Internet, and others, and help modernize our continuously under-performing industry.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Greg Schleusner, AIA
Principal, Director of Design Technology Innovation
HOK

Greg Schleusner is a Principal and Director of Design Technology Innovation at HOK. In this role, he guides the firm in researching and adoption of new technologies ranging from data management to computational design. Schleusner is an advocate of open standards in AECO. He leads technical efforts within buildingSMART International as chair of the Technical Room. He is guiding the development of open source efforts around BSI standards and the development of a larger technical road-map for buildingSMART. Schleusner has an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master's in Technology Management from Columbia.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: How advanced digital fabrication techniques are driving design innovation

 

SUMMARY
New fabrication techniques are driving design innovation. They have the potential to inspire new materials, means, and methods in conventional building construction. 

At Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, we believe it is possible to discover new forms of architectural expression and unlock added layers of character and richness in design by working backwards from material and tool. Integrating data-rich workflows into our design process affords us the capability to embed large amounts of detail into our parametric models in a flexible and rigorous manner, making direct collaboration with fabricators possible.

The result is a continuum between design and fabrication that has the potential to realize a more integrated, sustainable, and expressive built environment through a more cooperative process. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), SOM’s Lucas Tryggestad and Kyle Vansice explore how advanced digital fabrication techniques can create unprecedented innovation and efficiency in the design and delivery process.

They kick off their talk with AMIE 1.0, a breakthrough 3D-printed building project led SOM.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Lucas Tryggestad, AIA, LEED AP
Technical Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Lucas Tryggestad is Technical Director in the Chicago office of SOM, where he aligns project design concepts with technical solutions that are integral to the design process. With a portfolio that includes projects in the Chicago area and around the world, Tryggestad specializes in designing and realizing technically complex building systems. Interested in the craft of architecture, digital design, and quality project delivery, Tryggestad is involved in projects from conceptual development to execution. His hands-on, synergistic team approach leads to innovative projects that elevate design and technology standards and demonstrates his strong commitment to SOM's integrated approach to planning, architecture, and engineering. Tryggestad served as a lead technical designer on 401 North Wabash Avenue in Chicago, the city's second tallest building; OKO Tower in Moscow; The Broadgate Tower and 201 Bishopsgate in London; and the Bank of China Headquarters in Ningbo, among other projects.

Kyle Vansice
Architectural Professional
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Kyle Vansice is an Architectural Designer and Researcher at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches parametric modeling and digital design. Vansice is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a MArch; MEng in Civil - Structural Engineering; Masters of Science, Human Computer Interaction; and a BS in Construction Engineering.

 

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AMIE 1.0 overview

 

Accelerate Live! talk: How advanced digital fabrication techniques are driving design innovation
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Accelerate Live! talk: AEC + Data + AI — Poison for some, elixir for others

 

SUMMARY
Many projects currently requiring an AE firm will convert in the near future to clients’ in-house, real-time continuous operations, eliminating AE involvement. Efforts that do remain “projects” will have greatly reduced staff, and much of the key work will be performed by nontraditional AE team members and automated systems. 

These changes are driven by four factors, including the boom in real-time data sources and the increasingly powerful and inexpensive computation power and storage. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), predictive analytics expert David Morgareidge tracks these trends through the lens of his own work and suggest steps that AE firms can take today if they want to survive AECO digital transformation.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David L. Morgareidge
Predictive Analytics Director, Associate Principal
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David Morgareidge has spent his 39-year, international design career focused on objective, quantitative facility performance optimization through the use of virtual, digital design environments. Early work included architectural energy analysis and IT leadership positions, including that of CIO. For the past nine years, he has applied predictive analytics to analyze and optimize clients' operational and financial performance, assuring that form actually does follow function. Utilizing discrete event simulation software, statistical analysis tools, lean techniques and Six Sigma methods, David models and optimizes the interdependent and synergistic relationships among facility spatial, technological, staff, customer, schedule, transport and work process elements. His projects' ROIs average between 10:1 and 20:1, with several engagements resulting in multi-million dollar construction and operational cost savings. In addition to work in the civilian sector, he has also performed simulation studies and developed standards for the Department of Defense's Military Health System and he is currently executing several projects for the US Army. David is pursuing foreign work in the UK, Germany, Australia, and Singapore and is a member of the Thought Leadership committee of the buildingSMART alliance.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: AEC data hunter - How a Fortune 500 data guru is transforming a construction giant

 

SUMMARY
Data expert Catherine Rose spent 15 years in supply chain management, finance, and product management at Procter & Gamble, Duke Energy, and Philips Healthcare. 

Now she's applying her PhD in mechanical engineering—and her MBA in finance and data-driven decision making—in the construction field. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Rose shares how data-driven decision making is transforming construction operations and business operations at Skanska USA. 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Catherine Rose, PhD
MBA, Director of Staff Development 
Skanska USA
Catherine Rose, PhD, leads development efforts for technical skills, software tool adoption and innovation at Skanska USA Building. As the Director of VDC Staff Development, she facilitates the University of Washington-Skanska Professional BIM Certificate Program. She is also a community manager for our Autodesk technical expert groups nationally. Dr. Rose works closely with the Preconstruction and Planning department and BIM360 Field Implementation Managers to promote innovation and tool use across the country. Previously, Rose led all sales, marketing and research initiatives for Philips Healthcare Lighting. She has been awarded Edison Awards for her innovative inventions: LightAide and HealWell. She graduated from Stanford University with her Doctorate and Masters in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Spanish from North Carolina State University. Dr. Rose is a former adjunct faculty at Merrimack College in Operations Management.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: Seven technologies that restore glory to the master builder

 

SUMMARY

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
Founder
Vin'R Technologies

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.

 

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/accelerate-live-talk-why-aec-industry-must-adapt-internet-things-boom
Accelerate Live! talk: Why the AEC industry must adapt to the Internet of Things boom

 

SUMMARY
Smart buildings, connected cities, Internet of Things. The future of our offices, hospitals, schools, retail developments, government buildings, and entertainment districts is one of connectivity.

The time for mass adoption of Internet of Things devices and networks is upon us. And few technological breakthroughs are poised to be as disruptive to the AEC industry as the ever-expanding Internet of Things. 

As the national technology lead within one of the nation’s largest engineering firm, Jeff Carpenter gets paid to stay on top of breakthrough technologies and novel applications for the built environment. 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Jeff explores established and emerging IoT applications for commercial and institutional buildings, and offers a technology roadmap for navigating the IoT landscape. 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jeff Carpenter, PE, CNIDP, RCDD
Senior Principal, National Director of Technology
IMEG Corp.

Jeff Carpenter is a senior principal and National Director of Technology at IMEG Corp., where he leads many of the firm's largest, most complex projects. His work includes design for Fortune 500 corporate office complexes, mission critical data centers, greenfield hospitals, medical facilities, and higher education and government institutions. Jeff brings the latest technology advancements to assist in guiding project teams through analysis, conceptual design, design and construction phases. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences on such topics as building technology convergence, Big Data, and the Internet of Buildings.

 

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SUMMARY
When the nine-story, wood-framed Murray Grove multifamily project opened in London in 2009, it sparked both inspiration and debate over the use of mass timber technology for high-rise construction. 

Almost overnight, the design and construction community worldwide become fascinated with the high-tech modern-day application of one of the world’s oldest construction materials.  

And less than a decade later, this ultra-niche market has become a budding industry, with more than a dozen tall-wood buildings completed worldwide, and twice as many in the works. 

Steve Cavanaugh has an intimate knowledge of tall-wood construction. A Principal and Design Leader with DLR Group, Cavanaugh led the team that served as the architect-of-record for the nation’s newest—and largest—mass timber building: T3 in Minneapolis

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Steve tells the story behind T3, including the social and market drivers that resulted in this unique solution, information about the sustainable aspects of the work, and insights into the thought behind the design.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Steve Cavanaugh, AIA, LEED AP
Architect, Principal, Design Leader
DLR Group

Steve Cavanaugh, AIA, LEED AP, is an Architect, Principal, and Design Leader based out of DLR Group's Chicago studio. Steve has spent his 30-year career designing complex, technically-challenging building projects including office buildings, hotels, mixed-use developments, civic, educational, and transportation facilities. His projects share a common thread of planning clarity, functionality, materiality, and value. Steve's international experience has broadened his design perspective, elevated his approach to the art of construction, and furthered his passion for sustainable design solutions. As a design leader, Steve helps chart the course for the firm's sustainability goals, in particular DLR Group's adoption of the 2030 challenge. His hands-on approach and attention to detail has benefitted many clients and resulted in many award-winning projects, including two contemporary, ground-up, mass-timber office buildings for international developer Hines.

 

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