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The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, meet the National Institute for AI in Construction

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The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, meet the National Institute for AI in Construction

The December 17 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand. 

By BD+C STAFF | December 17, 2020
The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, and meet the National Institute for AI in Construction
The Weekly show: The future of eSports facilities, and meet the National Institute for AI in Construction

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Kohrman Jackson Krantz, OSPORTS, and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign about: 
• The future of eSports facilities
• The formation of the National Institute for AI in Construction


Thanks to our episode sponsor: The BILCO Company


Editor's Note: The Weekly team will be taking a two-week break during the holiday season. We will return on January 7 with a fresh episode. Thanks for watching! 



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




Meet the National Institute for AI in Construction
John Caulfield interviews Mani Golparvar, an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Golparvar is leading a project to develop a National Institute of Artificial Intelligence for Construction, which is being supported by the National Science Foundation and the Discovery Partners Institute. More than 40 AEC, venture capital, and tech companies will work with UoI and Carnegie Mellon University to develop the framework of the Institute, whose goal is to advance the use of AI in construction and science/research in general.




The rise of eSports facilities
BD+C's David Barista discusses the latest trends and innovations in eSports facilities with three experts: Thom Chuparkoff, AIA, LEED AP, Director of OSPORTS; Geoff Aiken, Division Director of Sports, Entertainment & Technology with OSPORTS; and Scott Norcross, Partner with law firm Kohrman Jackson Krantz (KJK).  




“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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