This Week's Segments
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from PBDW Architects and Wohlsen Construction about:
- What makes adaptive reuse projects successful
- Sensors for real-time monitoring of concrete construction
Conor Evans, Project Executive with Wohlsen Construction, talks with BD+C's David Barista about his firm's pilot-testing of wireless concrete sensing technology on a senior living facility in Franklin Lakes, N.J.
The tiny sensors were embedded in each of the project's 12-inch pours to provide real-time monitoring and data collection of the facility's superstructure. The technology, by UK-based Converge, can provide more accurate and timely readings on concrete strength.
Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Anne Holford-Smith of PBDW Architects in New York. Anne is an expert in adaptive reuse and she explains what makes these projects successful. Anne is also a Commissioner of the New York Landmarks Commission.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy speaks with Taryn Kinney, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, K-12 Education Studio Leader in Texas with DLR Group, about the BOLD initiative, short for "Bridging School Organization, Learning, & Design." The program is designed to help schools districts with the successful implementation of new innovative learning environments.
BD+C's David Barista chats with Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Design Principal and Chief Impact Officer with HMC Architects, about COVID-19's impact on sustainability, the future of sustainable design and health/wellness design, and innovations happening within the green/sustainability side of the design market. They also discuss what it means to be a "Chief Impact Officer."
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.
Read Harris' manifesto to her fellow architects and designers to help heal the nation following the death of George Floyd and others whose lives matter:
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.
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.
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