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The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market

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The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market

The August 27 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand. 

By BD+C Staff | August 27, 2020
The Weekly show: Digital twin technology and social equity in the AEC market

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from BSA LifeStructures, Cityzenith, and Perkins and Will on three timely topics:     
• An architect's four-part manifesto about the role of architects in race relations and social equity
• The current and future state of digital twin technology
• Where the AEC community is right now in terms of social equity


WATCH THE SHOW ON DEMAND (after noon central)


SEGMENT 1: BD+C's Robert Cassidy speaks with Melanie Harris, AIA, National Healing Practice Director with BSA LifeStructures, on her four-part manifesto about the role of architects in race relations and social equity. 


SEGMENT 2: BD+C's David Barista interviews digital twin tech expert Michael Jansen, Chairman and CEO of Cityzenith, on the current and future state of the technology, and how building owners and municipalities are turning to digital twin to find efficiencies and cost savings in new development projects.


SEGMENT 3: Gabrielle Bullock, Perkins and Will's Director of Global Diversity, speaks with BD+C's John Caulfield about where the AEC community is right now in terms of social equity, and where it needs to be. She referred to this historic moment in the country's history as a “cosmic recess” that requires “urgent” action. 




“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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