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Autodesk University 2017

CS122807 - Talking with Robots About Architecture

Session Description

This class will be a deep dive into the future of building: automation, communication, and whether "robots" will change everything. Come for an informed, useful, and realistic overview of how architects, engineers, and builders use automation today, and how they may use it tomorrow. Learn better ways to think about automation, how to apply it within your work, and how you both can use and will be likely disrupted by it in the near future. See many real-world examples of automation in use today-both on the design side via Building Information Modeling (BIM) and on the physical side via robotics. Gain a better understanding of how to empower yourself through automation, and how to avoid wasting lots of time on dead ends-or worse, getting replaced altogether.

Session Speakers
  • Jeffery McGrew - California, Because We Can

    My goal is to make the world a more interesting place. For over 20 years I've done this by making great things. Along the way, I've become a licensed architect, designed and built one of the world's finest bars, turned shipping containers into playrooms, revitalized defunct commercial spaces, and helped built one of the largest digitally-fabricated structures in history. I've founded companies, advised startups and industry, built software, and lately been teaching industrial robots how to dance. Since 2006, I've been the co-founder of Because We Can, an award-winning design-build architecture studio in Oakland, California. I've helped build a brilliant and dynamic team and fostered the deep client, community, and industry relationships a small creative firm needs to succeed. As co-founder and lead architect, my responsibilities for design direction and digital fabrication strategies are balanced with the more quotidian business demands of sales, marketing, and project management.

Additional Information
Gain a better understanding of how to be empowered by automation
Gain a framework in which to judge how to best automate something
Gain a realistic view of what's possible today and in the near future via robots and automation
Discover up-to-date efforts using robots and automation in construction
Industry Talk
Programmer/Software Developer, Executive/Corporate Manager, Education Professional/Administrator, Construction Manager, Architect
Construction industry professionals wanting to learn how to be empowered (and not replaced) by automation and robotics.
Business Management, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Building Construction
Construction Services
Thought leadership and innovation
Project Execution, Industry Innovations
Robots, Fabrication, Engineering Services, Construction Management, Architecture
AIA Approved
1 hour
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