This Week's Segments
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, 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 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 spoke with leaders from James McHugh Construction and STV Inc. about:
- The role of preconstruction in creating successful multifamily housing and other building projects
- Leadership strategies during down markets and STV's growth strategies for 2021 and beyond
BD+C Executive Editor Rob Cassidy chats with Steve Wiley, SVP of Preconstruction with James McHugh Construction, about the role of preconstruction in creating successful multifamily housing and other building projects. ow to accurately determine the precise scope of work,
- How to eliminate risk
- How to construct a responsible budget based on giving the owner/developer a clear vision of the project via a detailed interactive 3D model.
- The importance of using design-build for the major components of a multifamily housing building -- the core and shell structure and the MEP systems -- which account for 50-70% of total costs.
BD+C's David Barista sits down with STV Inc.'s new President and CEO Greg Kelly, PE, to discuss leadership strategies during down markets and STV's growth strategies for 2021 and beyond.
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
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.
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).
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from SMRT Architects and Engineers and Stantec about:
- The future of medical office buildings
- Virtual internship programs
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Derek Veilleux, AIA, EDAC, NCARB, Principal with SMRT Architects and Engineers and leader of the firm's health and wellness practice.
The focus of the discussion is on how medical office buildings can assuage patient and staff anxieties about safety. His firm's suggestions include greater reliance on curbside services, rethinking how waiting rooms are set up, and even allowing a degree of “self rooming” by patients and staff.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy interviews representatives of global architecture/engineering firm Stantec about the firm's "2020 virtual internship program."
The Summer 2020 program involved 23 interns from 13 cities in the U.S. and Canada, across four technical disciplines, working in multidisciplinary teams on specific projects for pro bono clients.
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Page & Turnbull and Grimm + Parker Architects about:
- Designing multifamily housing for COVID-19
- Historic preservation and adaptive reuse trends, with Ruth Todd, FAIA
John Caulfield interviews Ruth Todd, FAIA, Principal and President of Page & Turnbull, whose historic preservation work was recently honored by the California Preservation Foundation. Ruth discusses how her firm got into historic preservation and provides insight into four notable projects that include developing plans for the city of Sacramento.
BD+C Executive Editor Robert Cassidy interviews three designers from Grimm + Parker Architects about proposed new ways to design multifamily communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zak Schooley, Lauren Gilmartin, and Julio Cruz discuss new design concepts for typical apartment units, common open spaces, fitness centers, and community mailrooms and office spaces to make them safer and healthier for tenants and visitors.