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The Weekly Show, Mar 18, 2021: The future of gas stations, and HOK's Bill Hellmuth on AEC leadership

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

  • The future of gas stations as places that go beyond fueling
  • HOK's Bill Hellmuth on how AEC firms can navigate challenging markets

This Week's Segments

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 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…

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…

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.

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 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…

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…

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.

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 Procon Consulting, Virginia Tech, and Woods Bagot about:  

  • SPOT, the autonomous robot for construction progress monitoring applications
  • How Woods Bagot's new "futurist" is promoting innovation at the international design firm.
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 Just Label from the International Living Future Institute
  • The features and amenities at Perkins Eastman's Well-Platinum certified design studio

 

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 future of gas stations as places that go beyond fueling
  • HOK's Bill Hellmuth on how AEC firms can navigate challenging markets
BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews…

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Jordan Goldstein of Gensler and Neil Brooker of BMW DesignWorks about a collaborative study that examines the future of gas stations as places that go beyond fueling to include relaxation, leisure, work, socialization, and even entertainment.

BD+C Editorial Director David Barista chats with…

BD+C Editorial Director David Barista chats with HOK's Chairman and CEO Bill Hellmuth, AIA, LEED AP, about how the AE giant is navigating the challenging market, his firm's plans and outlook for 2021, and leadership lessons from past downturns that are relevant today.

Hellmuth also talks about the most memorable building design projects from his storied 30-year career at HOK.

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews…

BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield interviews Francesca Birks, Woods Bagot's new Global Insights Leader, who discusses her role as a futurist and facilitator for ideas generated by the firm, its clients, and other thought leaders.

BD+C's David Barista talks with AEC tech experts…

BD+C's David Barista talks with AEC tech experts from Virginia Tech and Procon Consulting about their collaborative research project on jobsite applications for SPOT, the four-legged autonomous robot developed by Boston Dynamics.

Walid Thabet and Keresh Afasari from Virginia Tech, and Stephen DeVito and John Serdakowski from Procon Consulting outline the applications, advantages, and obstacles with using SPOT on construction jobsites.

The first application the team is studying: using SPOT to capture construction progress photos and video at several jobsites on VT's campus, a task that typically would require a project manager/superintendent to walk the site several times daily.

Representatives from architecture firms…

Representatives from architecture firms CallisonRTKL and Ankrom Moison tell why and how their firms achieved the Just label from the International Living Future Institute.

BD+C's David Barista takes a tour of Perkins…

BD+C's David Barista takes a tour of Perkins Eastman's new Well-Platinum certified design studio in Chicago.