The BILT Academy Podcast Episode Six – Decentralization Part 2

On Thursday, November 26th Episode Six of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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. 

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Now 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.  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.

Graham is a Director specializing in BIM Strategy & Implementation with over 30 years’ experience in AEC including over 25 years’ experience using various BIM platforms and has an MSc in BIM Management, based the Glasgow, Scotland, UK. In 2017, Graham founded Digital Guerrilla Consultancy Ltd, Scotland’s 1st Digital Information Management Consultancy, and is also an Associate Tutor and part of the Associate Consultancy Program at BSi delivering their BIM training courses across the UK and a part-time lecture at Glasgow Caledonian University.  

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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.

Mr. Heinrich Lünenschloss is the Manager of Digital Construction and BIM at the construction company Köster Gmbh in Germany and holds a master’s degree in engineering. Next to being a board member of the buildingSMART chapter in Germany, Heinrich develops progressive workflows in his company and remains at the forefront of establishing them. 

Heinrich Lünenschloss

Martin is an architect and head of technology at LivingRoomCraftZ in the Netherlands.  

Martin’s profound and in-depth knowledge of multi and interdisciplinary processes and technologies not only keeps him in demand at various educational institutes but as well in the field of practice. As a solution-oriented person, Martin seeks practical ways of solving problems. According to his credo: If the hammer is too small, take a bigger one. 

Martin Taurer

John’s interest in the construction industry started from an early age thanks to his family’s sub-contractor business. He followed this dream and trained as an Architect in UWE, Bristol before his passion evolved to BIM and technology.  

Having built solutions for Hoare Lea in the UK focusing on efficient workflows, John co-founded his first startup in 2014; a technology focused BIM consulting business. Fast forward a few Research and Development focused years BIMLauncher was conceptualized; a company focused on delivering solutions to industry issues surrounding inefficient workflows between construction project management applications. John is also a co-founder of aecHive; an online innovation community platform, an active member of buildingSMART openCDE-API project and technical room lead for BuildingSMART UK and Ireland. 

John Egan

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Episode Seven – Coming December 17th

Be 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.

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The BILT Academy Podcast Episode Five – Decentralization Part 1

On Thursday, October 29th Episode Five of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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!

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Now 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 read a book by Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (if you aren’t a read you can check out the Talks at Google YouTube Video), 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 graduated with an MSc in Architectural Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 2013 and has since then been affiliated with the consulting engineering company, NIRAS. For the first three years, he was involved in the design and coordination of mechanical installations in the Axel Towers office house in central Copenhagen.  The predominantly manual handling of the extensive project material built up over the years and inspired him to research how it could be made smarter, which led him in the direction of the semantic web and linked data. In 2019 he defended his PhD in this subject and since then he has been working on applying the technologies.

Mads Holten Rasmussen

Jeroen graduated in 2018 as an MSc in Engineering: Architecture at Ghent University, he participated in the Horizon2020 project BIM4Ren as a researcher at Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule (abbreviated RWTH) Aachen University. Simultaneously with his appointment as a researcher and lecturing assistant at Ghent University.  In late 2019, his PhD research proposal got accepted for funding by Flanders Research Foundation FWO, which has allowed him to work on the project on a daily basis up until today. His main research topic is the setup of infrastructure for data-based, federated building models, based on Semantic Web technologies. Within this context, Jeroen has worked on pattern-based access control in federated Web contexts the use of semantic query language validation of federated data and documenting existing buildings using Linked Data.

Jeroen Werbrouck

Episode Six – Coming November 26th

Be 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.

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The BILT Academy Podcast -Episode Four – Automation

On Thursday, September 24th Episode Four of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

Our fourth episode has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David. This month’s podcast is a technology podcast, and in it, Daniel 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. 

Gordon is an Architect by education and has straddled the practice/technology fence since university. He has been at times a Job Captain, a CAD Manager, a BIM Manager & an IT Manager, including a stint in all three technology management roles for a firm of around 50 people, doing their first two Revit pilot projects. He thinks that may have been when the light really went on for him regarding automation. Now he spends his time writing and supporting the software tools he wished he had back then. 

Gordon Price

Brian is the Construction Technology Manager at Boston Dynamics where he supports AECOO customer applications for the Spot platform and promotes the development of new autonomous behaviour that adds value to construction project delivery. Prior to Boston Dynamics, he was a Senior Construction Automation Researcher at WeWork where he managed the construction robotics research program and contributed to initiatives in design automation and modular prefabrication. Previously he taught at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, City Tech, City College, and most recently at Pratt GAUD where he led seminars in computational fabrication and industrial robotics. 

Brian Ringley

Eric is a computational designer and expert on large scale 3d printing in construction. Trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has been involved in concrete printing since 2013. As a researcher at Bruil Prefab Printing, his professional focus is on industrializing this technology in connection with emerging architectural practice and workflows.

Eric Barendse
  • Automation Now and in the future from the perspective of recent graduate Florin Ghimicj.

Florin is a Civil Engineering graduate from London South Bank University, studying the possible BIM and Blockchain fusion at the design phase of the construction process. His research is mainly focusing on Information Management and Delivery, and Automation in the AEC industry. He pleads for Blockchain as being a technology that could build a trustworthy network in the construction space which would subsequently lead to a more efficient and automated industry. 

Florin Ghimicj

Episode Five – Coming October 29th

Be 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.

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The BILT Academy Podcast -Episode Three – BIM at School

On Thursday, August 27th Episode Three of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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.

 Michael McGuire, an Architectural Technologist with 19 years’ experience in the design and delivery of Digital Construction education.  He is passionate about education as his students have twice won the WorldSkills UK National BIM competition and his college course just won the BIM Show Live, best BIM Training Programme! 

On the back of all this success, Michael was recently appointed as the Training Manager for the WorldSkills UK BIM Squad and is responsible for the training of team UK’s BIM competitors at WorldSkills in Shanghai in 2021 and since we held our last physical event in Scotland back in October 2019, we have continued to work closely with Michael and his colleagues at the New College Lanarskhire in Motherwell 

300Michael McGuire
  • The digitalization of education for the AEC industry with Martin Taurer of LivingRoomCraftZ. Martin is a recovering architect and head of technology at LivingRoomCraftZ in the Netherlands. Martin’s profound and in-depth knowledge of multi-interdisciplinary processes and technologies not only keeps him in demand as guest lecturer on prestigious universities throughout Europe, he also holds a permanent role at local faculties such as the Hanze with a focus on BIM methodologies. 
Martin Taurer

Episode Four – Coming September 24th

Be 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.

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The BILT Academy Podcast – Episode Two – Digital Twins

On Thursday, July 30th Episode Two of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

Our second episode is a great one that has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent Julia. This month’s podcast is a BIM Praxis podcast, and in it, Julia interviews two industry experts about the topic of Digital Twins.

During the podcast, we discuss Digitals Twins from a strategic standpoint, as well as learning the difference between a Digital As-built and a Digital Twin.

  • Digital Twins from a Strategic point of view with Cristina Savian of Be-Wise. Cristina not only holds an abundance of academic and industry pedigree, but she is also an international Agent Provocateur on the topic of Digital Twins and many other revolutionary processes within the building industry and an inspiration to all of us in her leadership role. 
Cristina Savian
  • Digital As-builts with Michael Richert of BIM6D. Michael is a certified MEP Engineer in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) by Stanford University in California and the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He is also an infinite source of expertise based on a successful 30 years career and a human Swiss Army Knife when tough questions need to be answered. 
Michael Richert

Episode Three – Coming August 27th

Be sure to tune in for our next episode on August 27th, 2020, which will be a Science/Academic episode. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent Daniel as he explores BIM from a science and academic point of view with the help of an industry expert.

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The BILT Academy Podcast – Episode One – BIM Technologies

On Thursday, June 25th Episode One of the BILT Academy Podcast was published.

This is our first full episode and has been curated by our BILT Academy correspondent David. This month’s podcast is a technical podcast, and in it, David interviews a brilliant cast of experts. 

During the podcast, we cover 4 topics with the help of 5 industry experts:

  • Revit 2021 with guests Desiree Mackey of GEI Consultants & Brian Mackey of BD Mackey Consulting. An international building industry power couple and an unlimited source of disciplinary knowledge and high-end expertise in structural engineering and applied technologies based in Westminster, the United States.
Desiree Mackey
Brian Mackey
Nathan Hildebrant
  • VR (Virtual Reality) with guest Johan Hanegraaf of Arkio who is based in Delft in the Netherlands. Johan is the VR expert leading the building industry in applying gamified design solutions to what VR is and how it is used within the building industry.
Johan Hanegraaf
  • AR & XR (Augmented and Mixed Reality) with guest Greg Demchak of Bentley Systems from Cambridge in the United States. Since studying computational design at the MIT school of architecture, Greg has pursued a passion for designing digital modelling interfaces for the AEC industry. His career progressed from designing for 3D simulation to 4D simulation. His most recent exploration involves moving the human-computer user experience into “mixed reality” where screens, keyboards and mice are no longer required.
Greg Demchak

Episode Two – Coming July 30th

Be sure to tune in for our next episode on July 30th, 2020, which will be a BIM Praxis episode. This episode will be curated by BILT Academy correspondent Julia as she explores Digital Twins and As-built Documentation with some industry expert interviews.

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Introducing The BILT Academy Podcast

On May 28th, 2020 The BILT Academy Podcast was born, with the publishing of Episode Zero!

Our Episode Zero was an introduction to what the BILT Academy is about and what we look forward to sharing with our audience in future episodes of the Podcast.

Our podcast will be published monthly, with each episode being filled with news, insights, and knowledge from within and around the building industry. We will be touching base on the academic, scientific, technology and BIM related topics that keep our building industry turning, so we can keep YOU the listener apprised and in the know. 

Each month the podcast will focus on one of three areas of interest: 

  1. Technology 
  2. BIM Praxis 
  3. Science/Academic 

Each episode will be thoughtfully curated, based on the topic by our BILT Acadamy correspondents via research and industry expert interviews. 

Be sure to tune in for our first full episode on June 25th, 2020, where our focus will be Technology.

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