The registered Architect is also Chief Creative Officer at BQE Software, and a speaker for upcoming AEC Next Conference and Expo.
This puts things to perspective. For the industry, it is more of an evolution than a revolution – making better tools and improving efficiency. Yet to be frank, when something truly disruptive comes up, the built environment community is not adequately prepared to demonstrate its value to the client. This is our occupational hazard, and why it is imperative to be self-disruptors.
The CEO and Founder of Building System Planning Brett Young mentions during the Thornton Tomasetti annual report “Innovations in existence allows us to track every element that is made while building a project. That big data allows us to ensure a building goes together succinctly. But when we add automation, it can tell us who has made a big improvement, or a redundant one. That will definitely change the way we work. It offers you the agility to disrupt, helping you shatter your own limitations and define your own innovation. ”
Technology is coming to the AEC industry by storm: site, bridge, and façade surveys are being conducted by drones. 3D scanning is developing point clouds that create accurate building models. Autonomous construction vehicles are being produced in greater numbers – dump trucks, front-loaders, etc. Wearable technology is entering the job site via smart watches and hardhats with computer screens built into their visors. Augmented reality and virtual reality are providing more precise information than ever before.
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