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This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak…

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about:

  • The award-winning Central Station Memphis hotel reconstruction project
  • How Autodesk plans to bring generative design and AI to the AEC masses
BD+C's David Barista sits down with Vikram Dutt,…

BD+C's David Barista sits down with Vikram Dutt, Associate Vice President, Building Design Strategy and Marketing, with Autodesk, to discuss the tech giant's recent acquisition of AI and generative design platform provider Spacemaker.

Dutt talks about common applications for generative design in today's market, and hints at future applications for this technology.

Central Station Memphis is a new hotel formed…

Central Station Memphis is a new hotel formed from the bones of the historic train station in the Home of the Blues. BD+C's Rob Cassidy chats with the developer, McLean Wilson; the design firms, LRK and Bounds & Gillespie Architects; and the general contractor, Robins & Morton, about the reconstruction, which won Bronze honors in Building Design+Construction's 37th Annual "Reconstruction Awards" in 2020.

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak…

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Brookfield Properties, NBBJ, and UL about: 

  • Healthy building certification 
  • Improving human performance through research-based design
BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews…

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Kelly Farrell, the former President and CEO of CallisonRTKL, who recently joined New York-based NBBJ as Corporate and Commercial Practice Director.

Farrell talks about her decision to make a high-profile job switch, and about her new firm's commitment to creating healthy environments and its expansion plans for the East Coast.

BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy engages with…

BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy engages with Robert Cushman and Brian Pagac of Brookfield Properties, and Sean McCrady of UL IEQ Testing + Advisory Services, on the why and how of Brookfield's involvement with UL's "Verified Healthy Buildings" certification program.

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak…

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Studio-MLA and TestFit about:

  • Landscape design trends in the Built Environment
  • How to improve real estate feasibility studies with real-time generative design
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BD+C's David Barista talks with Clifton Harness,…

BD+C's David Barista talks with Clifton Harness, Founder and CEO of TestFit, about how multifamily housing developers and design teams are utilizing real-time generative design to speed and improve the often-onerous feasibility study process.

TestFit has been used by more than 150 architectural firms, real estate developers, and general contractors to rapidly review building configuration scenarios to identify designs that will best "pencil out" for the owner/developer.

“The ratio of buildings designed to buildings actually built is currently at about 20:1. TestFit is creating more efficiency and less wasted opportunity costs on feasibility studies," said Harness.

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Mia…

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Mia Lehrer, Founder and President of Studio-MLA, a landscape architect in Los Angeles for 35 years.

Lehrer discusses the growing importance of landscape design and sustainability to the built environment, and how developer attitudes toward landscape design have changed.

She also shares several examples of her firm's recent work that include SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak…

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about:

  • LGBT certification for architecture, engineering, and construction firms
  • The current state of data centers in a pandemic world

 

BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy converses with…

BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy converses with Brent D. Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, President and Principal with Dyer Brown architecture firm in Boston and Atlanta, and Sabrina Gill Kent, Senior Vice President, NGLCC - National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, about the NGLCC's certification program for businesses that are LGBT majority-owned.

Kent explains the certification process, and Zeigler gives the reasons his firm decided to get certified, particularly the opportunity to gain access to new clients.

BD&C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews…

BD&C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Whitney Villalobos, a vice president with Turner & Townsend, a construction management firm, which recently released a survey of data center experts about the future of the data center sector.

That research includes construction cost tracking for 40 different markets. The conclusion of the report is that the data center sector got a boost from the pandemic, and is expected to remain strong going forward. Its greatest challenge will be finding skilled labor to meet demand.

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak…

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about:

  • Innovations in Passive House design and construction
  • The challenges of building a design team and opening a new design studio during a pandemic
BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy meets with…

BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy meets with Chris Benedict, R.A., and Henry Gifford, Mechanical Systems Designer, to discuss "Innovations in Passive House Design, Engineering, and Construction."

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews…

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Jason Santeford, who in November 2020 was appointed the first managing director of Gensler's year-old office in Vancouver, B.C.

Jason discusses the challenges of building a team during a pandemic that has kept workers out of the office. He believes, however, that the launch of the new office is “perfect timing” for this market and his company.

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