Episode Eleven – Robotics Part 2

On Thursday, March 25th, 2021 Episode Eleven of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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 quick soundbite of what is ahead in this episode

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 FhI. She received a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the Polytechnical University of Milan and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Construction and Building Technology at the Technical University of Munich. Her Master thesis was developed in collaboration with KEWAZO, a start-up developing a robotic system to automate scaffolding logistics and assembly. She is currently a PhD student in Advanced-Systems Engineering at the Free University of Bolzano, where she is deepening her research on bridging the gap between robotics and the construction site.

Camilla Follini

Michael Terzer is a researcher of the Robotics & Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) team at FhI. He concluded his Master Studies 2017 in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies at Innsbruck /AT. Before he started to work at Fraunhofer Italia, he gathered various insights into different Industries through internships and part time jobs. Since 2018 he is working as Scientific Collaborator at Fraunhofer Italia. His main research topics cover Advanced Robotics Hardware & Software Development, Flexible Production, Precision Agriculture and Open Source Robotics Software Development. 

Michael Terzer

Some Episode Resources:

Start-up company mentioned by Camilla: KEWAZO’s institutional website: https://www.kewazo.com/ 

Fraunhofer’s links: 

Projects: 

Events

  • Robot revolution: will they replace us? Potentiale und Herausforderungen der Robotik von morgen (only available in German) 

Fraunhofer Italia Careers

Follow Fraunhofer Italia on

LinkedIn – YouTube – Website 

Episode Twelve – Coming April 29th, 2021

Be 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!

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Episode Ten – Robotics Part 1

On Thursday, February 25th, 2021 Episode Ten of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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.

A quick soundbite of what is ahead in this episode

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 is an architect, lecturer, consultant and physical programmer. After working for various architectural firms, he co-founded Spine Architects in Hamburg in 2005. 

In the course of many years of teaching assignments at various colleges and universities (including RWTH Aachen, TH Kassel, TH Cologne in Germany and TU Delft in the Netherlands), Boris Bähre was intensively involved in research and BIM teaching in Master’s and Bachelor’s programs. 

 His university activities focus on the ‘socio-technical’ aspect of integrative methods and the introduction of combining techniques in teaching. In his current position at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen – Boris is currently in charge of development, coordination and teaching within the new minor: Built Digital

One main focus of his current work is the introduction of: 

Automation fabrication in teaching – implementing a live and hands-on training of physical programming and Cobot Robotica” 

Boris Baehre

Anthony is a student for Built Environment at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. Anthony already acquired quite some experience in Robotics, sensor technology and AI and currently works at Visser & Smit Bouw Groningen a VolkerWessels company to graduate in Built Environment. For his bachelor, Anthony is researching possibilities in how a contractor can make use of Robotics and AI in the near future. 

Anthony Meijer

Some Episode Resources:

Episode Eleven – Coming March 25th, 2021

Be 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..

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Episode Nine – Technology Innovators

On Thursday, January 28th, 2021 Episode Nine of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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.

A quick soundbite of what is ahead in this episode

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.

With more than 30 years in the industry, as CEO and CO-Founder at UNIFI, Dwayne Miller is focused on journeying with AECOM leaders in BIM content management, distribution, and project health strategies. Based on his own experience as an Electrical Engineer on prominent projects across the globe including the Bellagio, MGM in China, Borgott in Atlantic City, and Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, Dwayne has led the charge in developing UNIFIs industry-leading cloud-based platform that saves each user 80 hours a year. 

Dwayne Miller

Kelly is passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people’s lives. With an education in architectural design and documentation, Kelly has implemented various practice technologies into design, estimating, and construction teams and workflows; worked on amazing projects such as the SaRang Global Ministry center in Seoul as a designer, and Renzo Piano’s addition to the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum as a contractor; he also had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry. Now with ClearEdge3d, Kelly is putting those experiences to solving problems the building industry faces with technological limitations. With the world filled with new, exciting, and sometimes even amazing technologies; the AECO industry often ends last in line to get their hands on them. At ClearEdge, Kelly and team are committed to applying the most recent advancements in reality capture, computer vision, and positioning technologies to dramatically improve what can be accomplished in the design and construction of buildings. 

Kelly Cone

UNIFI Labs

UNIFI 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) 

Emailsales@unifilabs.com 

Twitter: @UNIFILabs  or UNIFI Labs (@UNIFILabs) / Twitter 

Facebook: @UNIFILabs  or UNIFI – 71 Photos – Software – (facebook.com) 

LinkedIn: UNIFI Labs: Overview | LinkedIn 

ClearEdge3D

ClearEdge3D 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. 

Episode Ten – Coming February 25th, 2021

Be 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.

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Episode Eight – 2020 Year End Special

On December 30th Episode Eight of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

Our eighth episode is our year end special which sees all of our BILT Academy team return to tell you a bit about their journey in researching the topics presented in our podcast episodes, but also to reflect on how they have experienced the unprecedented circumstances of a global pandemic and how the related governmental health measurements have changed their lives.

For this Podcast Special, we invited a special guest, who by her profession and academic pedigree – we turned to, to answer a couple of questions we had as a team – in how to address the inverse effects the current pandemic has on us. As our special guest is a personal friend of our back-end producer, the interview was conducted by her. 

Our Special Guest, Sylvia Lemkovitz, is a respected medical psychologist with over a decade of practical experience. She currently focuses on psychological treatment of patients with chronic pain issues. Sylvia regularly updates her scientific and academic knowledge. She also enjoys riding her motorcycle, meeting up with friends (as far as possible in the current lockdown conditions), and reading a good book.

Sylvia Lemkowitz

Episode Nine – Coming January 28th, 2021

Be sure to tune in for our next episode on January 28th, 2021, where David kicks off the new Podcasting year with a brand new episode on BIM technologies!

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Episode Seven – AI in Design

On Thursday, December 17th Episode Seven of the BILT Academy Podcast went live.

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. 

Alberto is the president of the Computational Design Institute. He is currently exploring ways in which the Convergence between Digital and Humanities can facilitate cross-pollination between different industries within an Ethical Framework. 

He served as the Research and Computational Design Leader in Architectural and Engineering organizations, receiving the O1-visa for outstanding abilities with HOK and HDR. Tono obtained his Masters in Building Engineering – Architecture from the University of Padua and the Harbin Institute of Technology. He has been working in the computational design and deep learning space since 2014. Furthermore, he is focused on the improvement of Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (BIM/VDC) workflows with a statistical approach to reduce the impact that these processes have on our Planet. Hence, Tono is LEED AP certified, and he is completing a MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology X. He is an international multi-award-winning “hacker” and speaker, and his work within Architecture and Artificial Intelligence brought him to companies in China, the Netherlands, Italy, and California. 

He is devoting his life for Hannah Tono’s happiness. Since they both are passionate about new technologies, he developed an augmented reality wedding proposal. Together they run a program called Dreamship to help Pediatric Palliative Care Hospices adopt immersive technologies through research. 

Alberto Tono

Alessio Grancini is a prototype engineer for immersive realities.  

He is interested in how Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality meet private and public spaces,  infrastructuring the interfaces of the future.  

His research starts from the gaming industry. After working on a Virtual Reality game named “VR Reefrescue”, educational multiplayer experience by Super 78 Studios, he produces a number of freelance projects for the AEC industry and Entertainment industry.  

Working at Morphosis Architects, as a Unity Developer, his work at Milan Design Week 2019, features a multiplayer augmented reality app experience that plays on the potential that the field of design has to offer when it comes to AR.  

He taught Unity workshops internationally as the one in Shanghai, “Urban Mixed Reality Environment” for DigitalFUTURES 2019 and published multiple articles about AR/VR on platforms such as DesignBoom, Archdaily and Forbes.  

Alessio Grancini

Here are Alberto and Alessio’s Top 7 resources from this episode:

  1. https://paperswithcode.com/ and https://www.connectedpapers.com/
  2. Community dojo  https://autodesk.communitydojo.net/ 
  3. Encoded memory Industry 4.0. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/244979
  4. www.Deeplearningai.com
  5. https://github.com/CDInstitute/CompoNET (WIP)
  6. Stanford Lab https://cife.stanford.edu/events/1st-colloquium-ai4aec 
  7. 3DGV – Toronto Geometry Colloquium https://3dgv.github.io/ / https://toronto-geometry-colloquium.github.io/

Sometimes 7 is not enough. Alberto and Alessio are so passionate they have provided even more resources for those interested in learning more about AI.

Episode Eight – Coming December 30th

Be 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!

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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.  

Graham H Stewart

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, 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. 

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 

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  • 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.

How to Listen to The BILT Academy Podcast

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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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