Track A Agenda

TECH+ features a full day of industry-changing ideas, projects, tools, and demos from technology leaders.

These sessions run concurrently in 4 tracks with 4 one hour sessions for you to choose from.

Earn up to 6 AIA HSW LU.

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:30 - 9:35 AM

  • Dionne Darling
    Associate Publisher
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

9:35 - 10:15 AM

The way we live, work, and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. In a similar way, today we are at the beginning of a new technological revolution: the Internet is entering the physical space – the traditional domain of architecture and design – becoming an “Internet of Things” or IoT. As such, it is opening the door to a variety of applications that – in a similar way to what happened with the first wave of the Internet – can encompass many domains: from production to citizen participation, from energy to mobility to public hygiene, all of which requiring new insights due to the changes brought forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.

  • Moderator
    Carlo Ratti
    Director
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Architecture has begun a journey into the Metaverse. The building of virtual social environments drives the 150 Billion dollar gaming industry, but shouldn’t architects be a part of this major development in social space? Documenting his journey in AN, Ryan Scavnicky has been traversing these environments (some designed by high-profile architecture firms) and is here to tell us what it is like, and to make some predictions for potential futures. It starts with how architecture needs to be better involved in the digital social platforms already in common use today, from TikTok, to Twitch, and everything in between. In the end we will ask: What is the future of Architectural Content?

  • Ryan Scavnicky
    Founder
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

11:30 - 11:45 AM

  • Anna Liza Montenego
    Director of Marketing
  • Steven Burns, FAIA
    Chief Creative Officer
  • Connor Tluck
    Solutions Architect

11:45 - 12:00 PM

Break

12:00-1:00 PM

Innovations are rapidly changing the engineering landscape, from computational modeling to data visualization and integrated building analysis. CORE studio is Thornton Tomasetti’s virtual incubator of ideas. CORE studio provides a valuable interface among design and construction teams, developing new workflows and processes that promote collaboration and enhance building design. CORE’s analyses of today’s practices allow CORE to envision the optimized workflows of tomorrow.

T2D2 is an AI-powered building facade image analysis and physical asset management platform. T2D2 was incubated within CORE.AI where it was trained by forensic civil engineering experts on thousands of images. Asset owners and engineers can now perform facade assessments quickly and more frequently, catching small problems before they become major issues.

  • Jonathan Ehrlich
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Benjamin Howes
    VP, Director of Application Development, CORE Studio, Thornton Tomasetti
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

1:00 - 1:15 PM

Lightning Talks

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Lunch

2:15-3:15 PM

Earth, with 7 billion people today and having a maximum carrying capacity of 10 billion people, is faced with overpopulation and increased migration to cities. With this very real pressure of accommodating the increasing population within decades, all industries are in a race to adopt and grow in an agile and sustainable manner, including construction, which has been notoriously slow to change.

What can we learn from other industries, and how can we collaborate with them? How can we build better, faster and more sustainably for all economies? Through adopting the methods of other industries operate, the AEC industry can take advantage of technologies that have been used by aerospace, automotive and product manufacturing for decades. Unlike other industries, AEC can’t always focus on one “product,” but can optimize workflows that allow end-to-end control in both customization and standardization. GENx works on mastering mass customization, while optimizing it to lower embodied energy throughout its lifecycle, from design to fabrication, as well as enabling modular and timber construction.

This presentation introduces not only ideas about workflow optimization in vertical urbanism, but also offers case studies focusing on technologies we use today, and on future trends and changing business models that the AEC industry can benefit from.

  • Ilkay C. Standard
    Founder
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Break

3:30-4:30 PM

Byte Sized Buildings is about the digital expansion into design, operations, and culture. Most importantly, it discusses how architects can think and contribute toward a more civic-focused use of the digital. Central to the presentation is a way to use digital platforms to introduce alternative constructs for the way we functionalize and experience public spaces, brands, and buildings.

  • Joe Ghaida
    Technology Director
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

4:30 - 4:45 PM

  • Dionne Darling
    Associate Publisher
  • Moderator
    Aaron Seward
    Editor-in-Chief

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