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The Weekly Show: AI for building facade inspections; designing a world-class architecture firm


The Weekly Show: AI for building facade inspections; designing a world-class architecture firm

The October 15 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

By BD+C Staff | October 14, 2020
The Weekly show: AI for building facade inspections, and how to design a world-class architecture firm
The Weekly show: AI for building facade inspections, and how to design a world-class architecture firm

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from HOK, Thornton Tomasetti, and ZGF Architects on three topics: 
• Diversity and inclusion in the design profession
• Artificial intelligence for building facade inspections 
• How to design a world-class architecture firm






BD+C's Group Director Tony Mancini runs down the highlights from this week's show. 




Diversity & inclusion in the design profession
Robert Cassidy interviews Camilla Watson, IIDA, and Dana Forfylow, both of ZGF Architects, about their role in the ZGF "Diversity & Inclusion Action Group," and its 5-point plan to address racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation issues, both at the firm and in the larger design community.




AI for building facade inspections 
David Barista talks with Badri Hiriyur, PhD, and Grant McCullagh from Thornton Tomasetti about the launch of the firm's latest AEC software tool, T2D2. The software as a service (SaaS) platform uses artificial intelligence (computer vision powered by deep learning) to identify and assess damage and deterioration to building envelopes and structures through images. 




Designing a world-class architecture firm
John Caulfield interviews Patrick MacLeamy, the former CEO of the national architecture firm HOK. MacLeamy talks about his new book, “Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm,” and shares his insights about the industry, past and present. Patrick was with HOK for 50 years.



“The Weekly” is a presentation of Horizon TV, the online broadcast arm of SGC Horizon LLC, publishers of Building Design+Construction, Multifamily Design+Construction, Professional Builder, ProRemodeler, and Construction Equipment.


The Weekly premieres May 18 on Horizon TV

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