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Accelerate Live! talk: The rise of multi-user virtual reality
Accelerate Live! talk: The rise of multi-user virtual reality

 

SUMMARY
For all the talk about the benefits of virtual reality (VR) tools for the AEC marketplace, there’s been one glaring void for this industry that relies so heavily on cross-team and cross-discipline collaboration. That is the ability to “meet in the model”–which one VR pro referred to as the holy grail of VR.  

It looks like the grail has been found. Recent advancements in VR technology are expanding the applications to include multi-user collaboration sessions. If successfully leveraged, multi-user VR will allow multiple people from around the world to all enter the same virtual spaces together at the same time. In these multi-user environments, users will not be limited to just viewing models and asking questions. They won't have to take off the goggles, remember their thoughts, and then go sketch new ideas elsewhere. 

Multi-user VR environments enable true collaborative design; people can discuss, draw, scale, break sections apart, and advance the design project in real time. This can allow for enhanced communication and increased time for design exploration, ultimately leading to more successful built products.

CannonDesign is one of the early adopters of multi-user VR technology for AEC project coordination. In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonDesign's tech leaders present their early findings from pilot testing multi-user VR technology for AEC project coordination. 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
David Polzin, AIA, LEED AP
Executive Director of Design, CannonDesign

David Polzin is CannonDesign's Executive Director of Design, championing the firm's design voice by seeking new paths to spark curiosity and imagination. In this role, he leverages innovation and talent across all of CannonDesign's offices to evolve design excellence, advance the firm's brand, and deliver superior design solutions for its clients.

Jimmy Rotella
Digital Practice Director, CannonDesign

Jimmy Rotella is CannonDesign's Digital Practice Director, focused on helping designers and clients leverage cutting-edge technology to create the most valuable built projects every time.

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: The next frontier of post-occupancy evaluations
Accelerate Live! talk: The next frontier of post-occupancy evaluations

 

SUMMARY
“P-O-E.” No, we’re not talking about Edgar Allen Poe. We’re talking post occupancy evaluation, the process that seeks to quantify the extent to which buildings benefit the health, welfare, and productivity of building users.

From apps to SurveyMonkey reports from employees, post occupancy evaluation has become all the rage. But how do you conduct a meaningful, holistic evaluation from design to occupancy? 

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago),  ZGF Architects’ Chris Chatto discuss this next frontier of post-occupancy evaluation. 

Grounded in best practices and lessons learned from projects, including the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Innovation Center, this talk addresses how new initiatives must be combined with traditional measurement and verification methods to develop a more holistic POE—one that includes utility resource use, environmental conditions, occupant satisfaction, and the holy grail: occupant productivity.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Chris Flint Chatto, Assoc. AIA
Principal, ZGF Architects
Chris Flint Chatto is a Principal and high-performance building specialist at ZGF. He focuses on integrating architectural design and building systems, working closely with project teams throughout all phases of a project to explore, identify and integrate sustainable design components, and optimize for building and occupant performance. His recent Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center project has been hailed as one of the highest performing buildings in the U.S., achieving Living Building Challenge petal certification with Net Zero Energy, and LEED Platinum certification, while operating "net positive."

 

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Accelerate Live! sponsor talk: The impact of new fire rated glazing technologies to design, performance, and the environment
Accelerate Live! sponsor talk: The impact of new fire rated glazing technologies to design, performance, and the environment

 

SUMMARY
In the last decade, advances in fire rated glazing technology and manufacturing have introduced a special breed of fire resistive glazing systems that are capable of performing multiple functions in one assembly.  

Today, we see fire resistive glazing systems that simultaneously protect against bullets, attack, hurricane, blast, noise, UV, and more. New applications that were once treated as exceptions, such fire resistive curtain walls, floors, butt-glazed walls, decorative and more, are slowly becoming a norm.  

In this 10-minute sponsor talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Tim Nass, VP of Sales with SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions, details emerging applications for fire rated glazing technology. 

He discusses how the impacts of these developments have opened new opportunities to bring transparency and light to any fire rated space, and pushed fire rated glazing system manufacturers to design products that appear and perform just like any other glazing system in the project.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tim Nass is the Vice President of Sales with SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions
  

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Accelerate Live! talk: Security and the built environment: Insights from an embassy designer
Accelerate Live! talk: Security and the built environment: Insights from an embassy designer

 

SUMMARY
When we think about the “new reality” of commercial and institutional buildings, where security and safety threats come in so many heinous forms, a deeper level of integration is needed to safeguard the occupants of our nation’s schools, university campuses, hotels, workplaces, hospitals, and government buildings. 

Tom Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with Krueck + Sexton Architects, has worked all over the globe designing, studying, and researching some of the world’s most hardened buildings, including embassies, consulates, and high-level government buildings.

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Tom discusses how designers can safeguard at-risk buildings without turning them into fortresses or jails. He also explores ways that provide the needed protection while keeping intact the representational and inspirational qualities of a design.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tom Jacobs, AIA, LEED BD+C
Principal, Krueck + Sexton Architects

Tom Jacobs, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal with Krueck + Sexton Architects, joined the firm in 1997 after receiving his Diploma of Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich in 1995. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Herzog and deMeuron in Basel and San Francisco on the New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, returning to K+S in 2002. Jacobs has been recognized by the national AIA as 2012 Young Architect for his "tireless dedication and devotion to the practice of architecture, to his clients, team members, and students," noting that "his guidance and aspiration for the profession is infectious."

 

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Accelerate Live! talk: Using artificial intelligence for the future state of construction scheduling
Accelerate Live! talk: Using artificial intelligence for the future state of construction scheduling

 

SUMMARY
Artificial intelligence—like so many of the topics featured at Accelerate Live!—was nothing more than a pipe dream five years ago.

Yet, in just a few short years, AI has shifted from R&D and academia into the marketplace, thanks to several enterprising startups. These firms offer custom and off-the-self solutions for optimizing many of the complex and convoluted processes in commercial design and construction.

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), we hear from two of the earliest adopters of AI-driven processes in commercial construction.  

Rick Khan is the Senior Director of Innovation with Mortenson Construction.

Rene Morkos is the CEO of ALICE Technologies, a Stanford University startup that uses AI to optimize construction scheduling.

Rick and Rene speak about Mortensen’s recent pilot of the ALICE platform on construction projects, as well as the construction giant’s ongoing plans for AI.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Ricardo Khan
Senior Director of Innovation, Mortenson Construction

As the Senior Director of Innovation, Rick leads the Mortenson Innovators Program with a goal to inspire, engage and partner with all internal team members in the process of idea incubation, solution validation, and then to commitment and launch of new ways of working. Rick's focus is on Big 'I' Innovation that targets a 10x value creation. Prior to his current role, Rick Led Mortenson's Project Solutions department, focused on operations excellence. Project Solutions supports project teams from concept through closeout by providing expertise in project management, planning & scheduling, virtual design & construction, and innovation services. We have two key areas of focus, enhancing today's processes while creating the future state of construction through research and development.

Rene Morkos
CEO, ALICE Technologies

Rene Morkos' professional experience includes working as a project manager in Afghanistan, underwater construction in Lebanon, automation engineering on a $350 million gas refinery expansion in Abu Dhabi, and Virtual Design and Construction consulting around the world. He completed his PhD in Artificial Intelligence applications for construction as a Charles H. Leavell fellow at Stanford University.

 

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Video: Insulated concrete form panels for passive house walls
Video: Insulated concrete form panels for passive house walls
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Beach Green Dunes passive house affordable rental project
Beach Green Dunes passive house affordable rental project
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Butt-Glazed Fire-Resistive System from Technical Glass Products
Butt-Glazed Fire-Resistive System from Technical Glass Products

The Fireframes ClearView™ System is comprised of butt-glazed Pilkington Pyrostop® low-iron fire-rated and impact safety-rated glass with a heat-resistive perimeter frame.

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Proven silicone solutions from Dow Corning

Joy Govitz takes us through some of the rich history of silicone solutions from Dow Corning at AIA 2017. Watch this video to see some of the versatile product offerings featured at the show.

Proven silicone solutions from Dow Corning
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Accelerate Live! talk: Scaling change in a changing industry, Chris Mayer, Suffolk Construction

 

In the GC community, Suffolk Construction was one of the first to not only recognize the potential of emerging technologies, like drones and reality capture, but to establish a formal process for vetting these tools.

The firm established R&D teams across the organization to pilot technologies on actual projects. If the desired results were achieved, the team would then evaluate the scalability across the organization.

It all sounds so simple, right? Well it’s not.

In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Chris Mayer, Suffolk’s Chief Innovation Officer, talks about the firm’s framework for vetting and implementing new technologies and processes.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Chris Mayer is the Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer at Suffolk Construction. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company's innovation initiatives, managing their execution, and measuring their results to achieve safer and more affordable building. In addition, Chris heads up Suffolk's Innovation Committee, which is focused on identifying new innovations and testing them for feasibility. Prior to joining Suffolk, Chris was a consultant in the digital media and online education industries where his focus was on developing strategic technology plans that align with, and enable, successful business growth. Chris also worked as the Publisher of the Boston Globe newspaper and websites for four years and worked at the news organization for nearly 30 years. He oversaw the Globe's two-brand online strategy, developed new technologies that allowed subscribers to access Globe content on smartphones and tablets, and launched RadioBDC which introduced the Globe to a new digital radio audience. Chris currently serves on the board of Community Servings, a not-for-profit food and nutrition program that provides services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Yale University.

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Accelerate Live! talk: Scaling change in a changing industry, Chris Mayer, Suffolk Construction
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An energy-efficient innovation from Dryvit provides the look of brick

Discover the simplicity and flexibility of NewBrick™, featured at the Dryvit booth at AIA 2017. Watch this video and get an architect's perspective on the impact this solution will have on the industry.

An energy-efficient innovation from Dryvit provides the look of brick
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Discover whole wall solutions from CENTRIA

Jeff Peskowitz of CENTRIA discusses several of the innovative products featured at AIA 2017. Watch this video to learn about some of their unique options for metal wall and roof systems.

Discover whole wall solutions from CENTRIA
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Project-driven solutions from Deltek

We caught up with Zak Ruck at AIA 2017 to walk through some of the key solutions Deltek offers to AEC industries. Watch this video for a brief overview of the types of tools and systems available to architects to help improve efficiency.

Project-driven solutions from Deltek
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Improve indoor air quality with Nedlaw Living Walls

Join us as Randy Walden of Nedlaw explains the amazing technology behind their living wall biofilter at AIA 2017. Learn more about this innovative product and how it can pay for itself in just 3-5 years.

Improve indoor air quality with Nedlaw Living Walls
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ROXUL announces no-added formaldehyde product

Kim Friedrich of ROXUL announces their new no-added formaldehyde stone wool insulation product at AIA 2017. Watch this video to learn more about this new product and the benefits of their stone wool insulation.

ROXUL announces no-added formaldehyde product
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Discover the benefits of ICFs from NUDURA

Andy Horgan of NUDURA describes the structure and function of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) at AIA 2017. Watch this video and learn how ICFs have become one of the most energy efficient and airtight wall systems available.

 

Discover the benefits of ICFs from NUDURA

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Architect educational support from ZIP System® sheathing and tape

Don Simon, Manager Education and Training, discusses how Huber Engineered Woods is dedicated to providing education and support to multifamily teams from specification details to jobsite mock-walls and beyond at Greenbuild 2017.

Architect educational support from ZIP System® sheathing and tape
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SageGlass continues to provide dynamic and innovative products

In this video, we check in with SageGlass at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston. Learn about some of the ways they are using electrochromic dynamic glass to promote comfort and productivity for the occupant in a variety of settings, while also providing architects with more design freedom.

 

SageGlass continues to provide dynamic and innovative products
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Tour of GreenZone 2016
Tour of GreenZone 2016
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LaCantina Doors in GreenZone 2016 at Greenbuild
LaCantina Doors in GreenZone 2016 at Greenbuild
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Valspar in GreenZone 2016 at Greenbuild
Valspar in GreenZone 2016 at Greenbuild
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Nora Systems at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild
Nora Systems at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild
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MechoSystems at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild
MechoSystems at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild
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LG at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild
LG at GreenZone 2016 in Greenbuild

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Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 1 (Excellence)
Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 1 (Excellence)
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Inside Valspar - Episode 1 (Color)
Inside Valspar - Episode 1 (Color)
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Inside Valspar - Episode 2 (Collaboration)
Inside Valspar - Episode 2 (Collaboration)
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Inside Valspar - Episode 3 (Confidence)
Inside Valspar - Episode 3 (Confidence)
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Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 3 (Partnership)
Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 3 (Partnership)
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Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 2 (Innovation)
Inside Western Window Systems - Episode 2 (Innovation)

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See how laser scanner technology has changed the way this company approaches problem-solving

Robins & Morton is a general contractor and construction management firm that has been using laser scanners from FARO to identify and solve problems on the job. Take an inside look at how this innovative technology has saved time, money, and set this company apart in the market.

See how laser scanner technology has changed the way this company approaches problem-solving

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Butt-Glazed Fire-Resistive System from Technical Glass Products

The Fireframes ClearView™ System is comprised of butt-glazed Pilkington Pyrostop® low-iron fire-rated and impact safety-rated glass with a heat-resistive perimeter frame.

Butt-Glazed Fire-Resistive System from Technical Glass Products
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An Inside Look at SAFTI FIRST

Go behind-the-scenes to discover the advantages of partnering with the only single-source, vertically-integrated, fire-rated glazing systems manufacturer in the USA.

An Inside Look at SAFTI FIRST
/architect-educational-support-zip-system%C2%AE-sheathing-and-tape
Architect educational support from ZIP System® sheathing and tape

Don Simon, Manager Education and Training, discusses how Huber Engineered Woods is dedicated to providing education and support to multifamily teams from specification details to jobsite mock-walls and beyond at Greenbuild 2017.

Architect educational support from ZIP System® sheathing and tape
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Fire-Resistive Aluminum Frames from TGP

Fireframes® Aluminum Series provides a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer. The narrow profiles allow unlimited areas of glazing in fire separations.

Fire-Resistive Aluminum Frames from TGP
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SageGlass continues to provide dynamic and innovative products

In this video, we check in with SageGlass at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston. Learn about some of the ways they are using electrochromic dynamic glass to promote comfort and productivity for the occupant in a variety of settings, while also providing architects with more design freedom.

 

SageGlass continues to provide dynamic and innovative products
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Hotel & resort planning solutions

Smart design means simplifying the lodging experience. dormakaba is unmatched in quality and service among global companies that supply the full range of hospitality solutions. For more information visit dormakaba.us.

Hotel & resort planning solutions
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Integrated Ceiling Solutions: Time, Material & Labor Study

From one end of the building to the other. Watch Cliff's time, material & labor study that compares traditional vs. pre-engineered methods, solutions & benefits.

Download Detail Book here →

Integrated Ceiling Solutions: Time, Material & Labor Study
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Reduce energy loss in buildings

The right products for the building envelope can play a critical role in reducing energy costs and improving building performance.

Reduce energy loss in buildings
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