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The new role of visualization techniques in architecture | BuiltWorlds Summit 2017

The new role of visualization techniques in architecture | BuiltWorlds Summit 2017

In addition to the problems that future construction might solve, it is important to understand how buildings will do so through the vision of architects and designers, who must consider some of the biggest environmental, social, economic, structural, mechanical, and design challenges facing the built world. What role do visualization techniques play in conveying and convincing others of a future vision?

Driving a building's design with VR and AR | BuiltWorlds Summit 2017

Driving a building's design with VR and AR | BuiltWorlds Summit 2017

Explore the new virtual tools that designers and contractors are using, paying particular attention to how they are integrated with the data used to design and manage the building process. In many cases, such tools are used to drive adoption of a design, iterate design, and verify design during construction.

How data powers the energy of our resilient cities | BuiltWorlds 2017 Summit

How data powers the energy of our resilient cities | BuiltWorlds 2017 Summit

An understanding of how cities and buildings can use energy efficiently will support resilient and intelligent cities. The long term cost and sustainability of the means by which energy is produced is also a critical aspect of this equation. Watch as we explore these questions as well as the unique challenges of constructing new sources of energy and the broader policies that facilitate those investments.

Renowned AEC entrepreneur KP Reddy takes on his next venture, The Combine

Renowned AEC entrepreneur KP Reddy takes on his next venture, The Combine

This episode of Venture sees us catch up with renowned entrepreneur KP Reddy as he takes on his new chapter. Based in Atlanta, this tech incubator uses their wide breadth of expertise to nurture good ideas into great companies. Watch, as our special host, Matt Gray catches up with Mr. Reddy to see how The Combine is making waves in the AEC tech world.

Never lose tools or equipment again with Milwaukee Tool’s new tech

Never lose tools or equipment again with Milwaukee Tool’s new tech

On this episode on All Hands on Tech, Milwaukee Tool came to town to talk about the capabilities of Bluetooth technology when tracking and handling tools. They showed off their brand new “Tick” device and displayed how it integrates with their “One-Key” mobile application. Strap on your tool belts and dive in for this showcase on this revolutionary jobsite technology.

How architect Francine Houben combines environment, function, and usability in building design

How architect Francine Houben combines environment, function, and usability in building design

This episode of BW Sessions is presented in collaboration with The Chicago Architecture Foundation and explores the architectural practice of Mecanoo through the perspective of the firm’s founder, Francine Houben. Although widely known in The Netherlands and Europe for buildings focused on people, place, and purpose, Mecanoo is only just beginning to gain increasing recognition in the United States for their work on projects such as the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston and the renovation of the Mies van der Rohe-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington, D.C. "Architecture must appeal to all the senses,” Houben says

CAT Investing with Startup Partners at SXSW and NASA | Venture: CAT Ventures

CAT Investing with Startup Partners at SXSW and NASA | Venture: CAT Ventures

On today’s episode, we’re joined by a special host, Matt Gray, as he spends some time with Brian Lowry, Transaction Manager at Strategic Investments at Caterpillar Ventures. Their conversation in the BuiltWorlds studio covered a wide range of topics. Lessons learned from the automotive industry to leveraging the digital tools available making the jobsite a more efficient place to work and even a partnership between NASA and Caterpillar (CAT).

How the new investments in tech are changing the heavy equipment industry | Venture: Holt Ventures

How the new investments in tech are changing the heavy equipment industry | Venture: Holt Ventures

This episode of Venture brings the Director of Holt Ventures, Adam Bridgman, to the BuiltWorlds studio for a revealing chat. Known for developing the first tractor, Holt has innovated into a new investment company focusing on technology in the heavy equipment space. 


Building a Modern Plumbers Union with Gensler, W.E. O'Neil | Project Innovation: Plumbers Union

Building a Modern Plumbers Union with Gensler, W.E. O'Neil | Project Innovation: Plumbers Union

This episode of Project Innovation brings together some of the main minds behind the plumbers training facility, still under construction, in Chicago's West Loop. We talk to general contractor (W.E. O'Neil), principal design firm (Gensler), and the building's owner about the challenges they've encountered in designing and constructing the project. 

Behind the limelight: Why structural engineers are important | BW Lightbulb

Behind the limelight: Why structural engineers are important | BW Lightbulb

How does a skyscraper stand? Ask a structural engineer. On this episode of Lightbulb, we tackle that topic of how architects and structural engineers work together to tackle the tall challenge of turning wild building concepts into reality. 

Watch How Building Components Get Made | Yard & Shop: Hill Mechanical

Watch How Building Components Get Made | Yard & Shop: Hill Mechanical

On this episode of Yard & Shop, we visit the shop of Hill Mechanical. In construction and building maintenance, they prefabricate everything in from industrial HVAC units to bathrooms, and modular piping. Click here to learn more about Hill Mechanical

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