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The BILT Academy Podcast

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The BILT Academy Podcast will be published monthly, with each episode being filled with news, insights, and knowledge from within and around the building industry – touching base on the academic, scientific, BIM and technology related topics that keep our building industry turning, to keep YOU the listener apprised and in the know. Each episode will be thoughtfully curated, based on the topic by our BILT Academy correspondents via research and industry expert interviews. We would like to thank our podcast technology sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.
Episode Seventeen - Open Source Part 1Episode Sixteen - Robotics Part 3Episode Fifteen - BIM Execution PlanEpisode Fourteen - Visual Programming
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Before we get into this month's podcast, we want to celebrate our first year 1 year of Podcasting, and to begin year two with this month's Episode 14.  We also would like to thank BIM Track for coming on board for another year as our official Podcast Technology  Support. Thank you! Our fourteenth has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David. This month's podcast is a BIM Technology podcast, and in it, David interviews two industry experts about coding and more specifically visual programing.In this month's episode, with coding becoming more and more part of a daily workflow for practitioners in the built environment we decided to take a deeper dive. We found that for a variety of reasons such as to automate repetitive tasks or to overcome any complex surfaces, coding is becoming more and more popular in the AEC industry. With this in mind, David was wondering what visual programming tools are out there and which ones are most commonly used and, in this podcast, we highlight 2 of those, namely Dynamo and Grasshopper.Here are this month's interviewees: Jostein Olsen, BIM Specialist Visual Programming at Sweco.Luis Fraguada, 3rd party Developer Support at McNeel Europe.You can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteThe upcoming episode in July will be our last one before our summer break for August and September, returning in October. Be sure you don’t miss out on our next Podcast airing July 29th with our guest Narrator Hugo Taillandier and Digital Transformation Expert and Head of BIM International at Mace Group: Marzia Bolpagni!We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Jun 24 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Episode Thirteen - Sustainability Part 2
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our Thirteenth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondents Daniel and Julia.  This is the second episode of our two-part podcast series on sustainability. For this month's part two, we continue following up on our sustainability topic and tune into Academia and Science for their practical solutions.Providing AEC experts with assessment methods to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings represents a large challenge over the past few decades. On one side, the topic itself is mainly beyond the designer’s expertise and tools, and the workflows lack the ability to provide quick and significant results for design scenarios and as-is assessment. Consulting with environmental engineers as experts takes time and money. Thinking of energy simulation, we commonly include operating systems and leave out production and fabrication processes of materials. In order to evaluate material selections, the Life Cycle Assessment has been identified by European policies such as the Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) to be THE method to make environmental assessment throughout all building life cycle stages possible and valid. In order to dig deeper into this topic, Daniel and Julia, interviewed Daniel's colleague at TU Graz in Austria, Dr. Marcella Saade, to provide us with deep insights on this subject matter. Dr. Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade is a Tenure track Assistant Professor at the Technische Universität GrazSome resources from this episode:TU Graz press releases on Sustainability: "Sustainable Construction": Austrian Association for Building Materials & Ceramic Industries endows TU Graz professorship Climate-Neutral TU Graz - TU Graz Overview: Sustainable Systems - TU Graz Profiles and Contact Details Dr. Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcella-Saade https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcellasaade/ Researches: Main forum: https://annex72.iea-ebc.org/ A research paper co-authored by Dr. Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade with colleagues from Annex 72: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114107 Check out more of Dr. Marcella Ruschi Mendes Saade publications here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcella-Saade You can find complete episode show notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on June 24th, 2021, a technical podcast about coding.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
May 27 2021
1 hr 13 mins
Episode Twelve - Sustainability Part 1
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Before we kick off this episode a couple of announcements: First up I am happy to announce that the BILT goes globally virtual from June 22nd until 24th, 2021! The event will be held over multiple days and global time zones. You can find more info about the virtual event and register your interest in participation HERE. We also would like to let you know that the BILT Academy Podcast is going on a summer break for 2 full months in August and September this year. We will take the time to refill our energy levels and to spark some new podcast creativity. Our Twelfth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Julia.  This is the first of a two-part podcast series on sustainability. This month's part one has Julia interviewing a leader in sustainability and climate adaptation.Those outside of the EU might not be aware, that the European Green Deal is the ambitious EU climate policy that aims to be the first climate neutral continent by the year 2050! This requires a fundamental transformation of our energy system and for the general building industry. For this Episode, I teamed up with Willy Spanjer who will tell us how the Technical University of Delft, in the Netherlands aims to contribute towards these ambitious European goals. Willy Spanjer is the Project Manager for Sustainable Building & Climate Adaptation at The Green Village. The Green Village is a field lab for sustainable innovation in the urban environment.Some resources from this episode:Website: https://thegreenvillage.org/en/ Climate Adaptive City: Climate adaptive city – The Green Village Sustainable building & renovation: Sustainable building and renovation – The Green Village You can find complete episode show notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on May 27th, 2021, part 2 of our sustainability series.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Apr 29 2021
51 mins
Episode Eleven - Robotics Part 2
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our Eleventh episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Daniel.  This is the second of a two-part podcast series on Robotics. This month's part two has Daniel interviewing two leading researchers in the field of robotics and its future.A few years back, Daniel had the privilege of holding an internship position at Fraunhofer Italia where he got to meet inspiring researchers on the cutting edge of technology. In this episode, we meet two leading PhD researchers of esteemed Fraunhofer Italia who will tell us more about the future of robotics in construction and how this will impact us in how we work.Camilla Follini is a researcher of the Process Engineering in Construction (PEC) team at Fraunhofer Italia.Michael Terzer is a researcher of the Robotics & Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) team at Fraunhofer Italia.Some resources from this episode:Start-up company mentioned by Camilla: KEWAZO’s institutional website: https://www.kewazo.com/ Fraunhofer Italia Careers Job offers&Internships: https://www.fraunhofer.it/en/jobs-and-career/Stellenausschreibung.html You can find complete episode show notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on April 29th, 2021. In this episode, we will be experimenting with a new format, so expect the unexcited!We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Mar 25 2021
50 mins
Episode Ten - Robotics Part 1
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our Tenth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David.  This is the first of a two-part podcast series on Robotics. This month's part one has David interviewing two industry experts about the future of robotics.This month we kick off a series of podcasts where robotics take center stage. This episode focuses on the future of robotics, with the future being us, the next generation of the building industry. We invited a senior lecturer for robotics and a student graduating on this topic to give some insights on how robotics is currently taught and studied. As well as asking them to share their predictions of how the increasing demand for automation will change the curriculum of architects and engineers of the future.Boris Bähre is an Architect, Teacher, and Curriculum Development at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in GroningenAnthony Meijer is a student for Built Environment at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in GroningenYou can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on March 25th, 2021, which will be part two of our robotics series. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent Daniel as he explores the topic of advanced robotics. We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Feb 25 2021
36 mins
Episode Nine - Technology Innovators
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our first episode of 2021 is episode Nine and has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David. This month's podcast is a BIM Technology podcast, and in it, David interviews two industry experts in the field of technology innovation.In this month's episode, we go behind the scenes of two successful internationally implemented BIM technologies and meet the founders and driving forces of BIM technology in the building industry. We meet 2 building industry experts that made the giant leap from a traditional oriented building industry to the future world of shaping our built environment. We'll be going over things like, what motivated them by utilizing their proficiency to become technology innovators? What drove them to develop technology? What issues in traditional skills did they formerly encounter and jumped on to fix them? And what obstacles do they still face and foresee and how can we overcome them as end-users of these technologies? 2 compelling stories of 2 inspiring building industry experts and technologists. Dwayne Miller CEO & Co-Founder at UNIFI LabsKelly Cone Vice President of Industry Strategy at ClearEdge3DSome resources from this episode to help you learn more about UNIFI Labs and ClearEdge3D.UNIFI LabsUNIFI is leveraged and described as “the gold standard” by leading AECOMs across the globe including Stantec, HDR, Kimley Horn, CannonDesign, Chick-fil-A, Legrand, and 40,000 other users. You can learn more or try UNIFI free at Demo - UNIFI (unifilabs.com) Email: sales@unifilabs.com TwitterFacebookLinkedInClearEdge3DClearEdge3D is a leader in automated as-built modeling and construction verification software. Its mission is to bring new technologies into design and construction workflows that are easy-to-use, and simply make field and back-office teams more efficient. Website LinkedInTwitterScan to BIM UniversityScan to BIM University LinkedIn GroupRequest A Demo Link: https://bit.ly/39JG5PD  You can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode coming on February 25th, 2021. This will be the first of a two-part series on Robotics, with David coming back next month to deliver part one.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT AcademyPodcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Jan 28 2021
1 hr 20 mins
Episode Eight - 2020 Year End SpecialEpisode Seven - AI in Design
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our Seventh episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Daniel. This month's podcast is an academic podcast, and in it, Daniel interviews two industry experts about the topic of AI or Artificial Intelligence in design.This month we take a deep dive into deep-learning in Geometry. As Artificial Intelligence becomes more and more relevant as early as in design phases. We explore in this episode how Artificial Intelligence not only currently is researched but how it is already in use and how the building industry benefits from this progress. Daniel had the pleasure of teaming up with two passionate and brilliant building industry experts and researchers already creating a large impact on their researches and practical approaches. Alberti Tono a geometric deep learning researcher.Alessio Grancini working in the Advanced Technology Department - Unity Development for MorphosisSome resources from this episode provided by Alberto and Alessio:https://paperswithcode.com/ and https://www.connectedpapers.com/Community dojo  https://autodesk.communitydojo.net/ Encoded memory Industry 4.0. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/244979www.Deeplearningai.comhttps://github.com/CDInstitute/CompoNET (WIP)Stanford Lab https://cife.stanford.edu/events/1st-colloquium-ai4aec 3DGV - Toronto Geometry Colloquium https://3dgv.github.io/ / https://toronto-geometry-colloquium.github.io/You can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our Seasons' special episode on December  30th, 2020, where we will hear from all of our BILT Academy team: Julia, David and Daniel returning for a very special Episode!We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Dec 17 2020
1 hr 3 mins
Episode Six - Decentralized Data - Part 2
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Before we kickoff with the second part on Decentralization. Let me remind you all that we have launched our WhatsApp hotline, you can find the link in the Episode notes to this podcast or on our website. Please leave your feedback in the form of a voice message stating your name, country and occupation, we very much look forward to including your voice messages in our upcoming shows. WhatsApp invite link HERENow on to our sixth episode is a BIM Paraxis episode that has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Julia and her topic of decentralization, which was so big we needed two full episodes to cover it. (Part 1). In this month's podcast, the second part will cover the practical side of the decentralization topic.For this episode, Julia has recruited the help of guest co-host Graham Stewart Founder and Digital Director of Digital Guerrilla Consultancy Ltd.  As a longtime friend and supporter of the BILT Academy, Julia asked Graham to come on board for this episode to assist us in coming to grips with this topic as he has had the most experience with the subject between the three of us (Julia, Carl and Graham). Graham has for years has worked with COBie a common decentralized database used in the AEC industry currently. For this episode, Julia will be interviewing 2 new guests to the podcast and one returning guest Martin Taurer, all with expertise and experience in this month's topic. Heinrich Lünenschloss the Manager of Digital Construction at Köster GmbhMartin Taurer a Partner at LivingRoomCraftZJohn Egan CEO at BIMLauncherYou can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on December 17th, 2020, which will be an Academic episode. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent Daniel as he explores the topic of AI in Design with the help of industry experts.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Nov 26 2020
1 hr 13 mins
Episode Five - Decentralization - Part 1
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Before we jump into the episode I would like to address you,  our listeners directly. We at the BILT Academy Podcast would like to hear your thoughts on previous or future episodes, ideas, kudos or constructive criticism from you directly, so from today on we have opened a direct hotline for you to us on WhatsApp. As this is a podcast, we seek from you voice messages which we can use at the end of future episodes or include them during our Season’s Special. This brings us now to the next announcement, that we will be airing 2 episodes in December. Our correspondent Daniel will be dedicating his podcast to AI in Design before Christmas and the Season’s Special podcast episode will see all our Academy Correspondents, David, Julia and Daniel return with a surprise guest telling us about their research and podcasting experience and responding to the voice messages received from you. So please add us via the WhatsApp invite link or QR code published on our website, linkedin, facebook and record your message for us with your name, country and occupation. We very much look forward to hearing from you!WhatsApp invite link HERENow on to our fifth episode is a BIM Paraxis episode that has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Julia and her topic of decentralization is so big it will take two full episodes to cover. This month's podcast is part 1 and will cover the theoretical and research side of the decentralization topic.During Julia's recent work on her graduation project for University, her attention and interest in web-based technology and especially to decentralization increased. This newfound interest lead to her reading a book (Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century), in which the opportunities and risks that humans face when they use and rely heavily on unsecured common data environments and web-based platforms such as the Internet is highlighted.After reading some articles about decentralization in other industries. she was wondered to what extend decentralization of data is already researched and applied in the building industry? She has identified a hand full of experts and academics researching this topic on behalf of all of us in the built environment. And that’s how everything started, and we ended up doing this 2 part podcast.Although it appears to be such a futuristic topic in the building industry, it is again applied science in other industries, such as life-science or biochemistry. Which could inspire us to learn from others.  For this episode, Julia will be interviewing 2 researchers on decentralizing data in the building industry. Mads Holten Rasmussen of NIRAS and a PhD in Linked Building DataJeroen Werbrouck a FWO researcher at Ghent UniversityYou can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for part 2 of the decentralization topic on our next episode airing November 26th, 2020. In that episode, our BILT Academy correspondent Julia will continue to explore the topic from a practical perspective as we look toward its future use in the built environment with the help of industry experts.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Oct 29 2020
1 hr 22 mins
Episode Four - Automation
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our fourth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David. This month's podcast is a technology podcast, and in it, David interviews four industry experts about the topic of Automation.This month we explore the concept of automation within the construction industry. Over the last few years, automatization has increasingly made its way into our environment and has quickly been evolving in many ways. In order to better understand the future of automation in the AEC industry, we have interviewed a variety of experts, each with their own perspectives on automation. These perspectives range from automation in software engineering, data collection on construction sites, prefabrication and manufacturing. By asking them what automation looks like and who it's useful for we hope to offer you the listeners an insight into the role of automation in the construction industry and how they come together to shape the future of the sector and our built environment. Software deployment and automation with Gordon Price of Pragmatic Praxis.Robotics and construction site data collection with Brian Ringley of Boston Dynamics.Concrete 3D printing and automation in manufacturing with Eric Barendse of BruilAutomation Now and in the future from the perspective of recent graduate Florin Ghimicj.You can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on October 29th, 2020, which will be a BIM Paraxis episode. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent Julia as she explores the topic of decentralization with the help of industry experts.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Sep 24 2020
55 mins
Episode Three - BIM at School
Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!Our Third episode is a timely episode that has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Daniel. This month's podcast is a Science and Academic podcast, and in it, Daniel interviews two industry experts about the topic of BIM at school.In this episode, we will explore the future of technologies in Education and educating about future technologies. We will review these aspects from different angles with the help of out two remarkable interviewees. We will not only reflect on the future but also visit the past as well as capturing the moment, especially how remote education and its tools not only hold the promise in unprecedented circumstances but also enhances the digital divide.The Pan-European differences in education BIM with Michael McGuire of New College Lanarkshire.The digitalization of education for the AEC industry with Martin Taurer of LivingRoomCraftZ.You can find complete episode notes on the BILT Academy WebsiteBe sure to tune in for our next episode on September 24th, 2020, which will be a Technology episode. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent David as he explores Automation within the Building Industry from different angles with the help of industry experts.We would also like to thank our Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track for their continued support of BILT Academy.Podcast Technology Sponsor BIM Track: The communication platform for BIM coordination. Better Coordination = Better Projects!Support the show (https://www.dbei.org/about-the-dbei-community/)
Aug 27 2020
1 hr 12 mins
Episode Two - Digital TwinsEpisode One - BIM TechnologiesEpisode Zero - Intro

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