Fiona Cousins leads Arup’s Digital Services for the Americas, where they combine our deep knowledge of the built environment with new technologies to delight users and improve our clients’ businesses. Throughout her career, Cousins has focused on energy modeling, mechanical engineering design for buildings and sustainable consulting. As more data has become available from buildings and the built environment, and as the effects of climate change become clearer, she has become passionate about applying the best in digital technology to increase collaboration and create solutions that support a more sustainable future. She works with leaders across the firm to expand our approach to sustainable development, digital services and skills development. Cousins spent two years as Arup’s Automation Leader, where she worked to apply automation to improve outcomes for our clients and projects through greater consistency, rapid iteration and visualization techniques. She has led multiple complex interdisciplinary building projects. Cousins also led the establishment of Arup University in the Americas, developing learning and managing research. An industry leader, Cousins has chaired the United States Green Building Council, Urban Green Council, and gave the CIBSE 2016 Annual Lecture "How building services engineers can save civilization," and co-authored Two Degrees: The Built Environment and our Changing Climate. She currently serves on NYC’s Climate Mitigation Act Advisory Board.
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Breaking Ground: Advances in Construction and Project Management
Steven Burns is a licensed architect, member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and Chief Creative Officer at BQE Software. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Burns created ArchiOffice: acquired by BQE Software in 2009. Burns has delivered presentations at architectural and engineering conferences around the world on topics related to business and project management, business and artificial intelligence and emerging technologies associated with the AE industry. He is a partner with Social Venture Partners, LA, an organization that helps innovative nonprofits change the landscape for social justice. He also hosts the podcast, Disrupting Your Business.
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Gaming the System: Harnessing Graphic Engines
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