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.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy chats with security expert Michael A. Silva, CPP, President, Silva Consultants, about best practices for security design in multifamily housing communities.
Silva talks about the three "dirty secrets" of video cameras, and why developers and owners need to create a comprehensive security plan. Check out BD+C's AIA CES course on the topic:
AGC's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, presents his latest data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. construction sector, and its short- and long-term implications for the industry.
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Anne Ellis, executive director for The Charles Pankow Foundation, on the current state of research funding in the AEC industry.
Ellis details the foundation's agenda and mission, and how it decides what research to fund and pursue. Caulfield and Ellis also discuss research that has led to construction breakthroughs.
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning on three topics:
- Universal design in multifamily housing
- Back to campus: What's working, what's not
- Reimagining urban spaces: Making the old and tired new again
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Karin Liljegren of the L.A.-based architecture firm Omgivning, which has recently released reports on adaptive reuse for workplaces, multifamily, and urban reprogramming.
Karin explains how empty or excess shopping malls, big boxes, ground-floor retail, and light industrial could be put to better use, and even makes the provocative claim that offices and restaurants have commonalities
With higher education now back to campus, it's time to assess the health and safety measures that the nation's colleges and universities put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Shawn Moorehead Sowers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Higher Education Practice Leader with LS3P, talks with BD+C's David Barista about how the higher ed sector is handling on-campus learning during COVID.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy interviews Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, Principal with KTGY Architecture + Planning, on universal design in multifamily housing, based on Gonzalez's AIA CES course: 16 Things You Should Know About Universal Design
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
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.
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.
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Buro Happold, FXCollaborative, Perkins and Will, Phelps Construction, and Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation on three timely topics:
- Lessons from the award-winning Statue of Liberty Museum project
- Designing for emotional learning in K-12 schools amid COVID-19
- Assessing Los Angeles County's vulnerability to climate change
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.