Future Of Structures Podcast

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Synopsis

If you are a builder, architect, developer or engineer and you are interested in the buildings industry, then this podcast is for you. Buildings are changing rapidly. We speak to the experts who are at the heart of evolving our buildings to meet our needs of tomorrow.

Episodes

  • Planning for a Sustainable Future

    Planning for a Sustainable Future

    29/08/2018 Duration: 20min

      Stan Krpan is the CEO of Sustainability Victoria, an organisation all about information, advice and support to tackle climate change. The whole world needs to get to zero emissions within a next few decades and there needs to be partnership between government and private organisatoins - SV are providing the vision and help for Victorians to do their bit. In this episode we discuss: The role between private and public sector in reaching sustainability targets The opportunities to retrofit existing buildings and engaging with building owners How tighter margins are going to be the catalyst for big innovations in the coming years   If you want to learn more about Sustainability Victoria, go to: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/     The latest free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstructures.com   What do you want to listen to? I want to improve the show to cater to your needs. Fill out the surv

  • Global Energy Transition

    Global Energy Transition

    13/08/2018 Duration: 30min

    Tony Frencham is a group managing director at Worley Parsons, being responsible for execution and planning for power and new energy and leadership for the global energy transition. Fossil fuels have lifted many of the world out of poverty and has helped lifted the standard of living of the Western world our ancestors couldn't even imagine. But there are new pressures today however, and we are in the midst of a major shift towards renewables in response to our new global challenges. In this episode we discuss: A little about the history of energy and where it is going in the future The role of public and private sectors in enabling the transition How individuals can best adapt to change   If you want to find out more about Tony, go to: https://www.worleyparsons.com/   The latest free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstructures.com   What do you want to listen to? I want to improve the show to cater

  • Why Competency is Key for Engineers

    Why Competency is Key for Engineers

    28/07/2018 Duration: 18min

    Martin Powell is the CEO of the Institution of Structural Engineers, and former Executive of the UK Concrete society. The role of the engineer is changing rapidly, and the one who is competent is most likely the one to stay relevant - the Institute being the largest membership organization in the world, dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. In todays episode with Martin we discuss: How the role of the engineer is evolving and what professionals can do about it The move toward the performance based solution and how proven competency is more relevant than ever How we need to develop skills to develop a better future   If you want to find out more about Martin and the Institute of Structural Engineers, go to: www.istructe.org   The latest free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstructures.com   What do you want to listen to? I want to improve the show to cater to your needs. Fill

  • The Pulse of the Building Industry

    The Pulse of the Building Industry

    13/07/2018 Duration: 18min

    Tina Perinotto is managing editor, publisher and founder of The Fifth Estate, an on-line newspaper for green buildings and sustainable cities, established in 2009. The Fifth Estate has become essential reading for business people, investors, designers, consultants, government officials and politicians working towards a more sustainable the built environment. With the latest in property landing on Tina's desk every day, she certainly has the finger on the pulse of the building industry.  In this episode, we talk about:  the potential for the Nightingale development model  the long term trends that are shaping our future  advice for professionals in the ever changing future   If you want to find out more about Tina and her awesome upcoming events, go to: https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/   The latest free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstructures.com   What do you want to listen to? I want to imp

  • Smart Cities

    Smart Cities

    30/06/2018 Duration: 18min

    Paul Doherty, reported by CNBC in November 2017 as one of 29 American Business Titans, is a Registered Architect and one of the global Industry's most sought after thought leaders.   Paul is currently the President & CEO of The Digit Group,, a leading Smart Cities design, build, operate and solutions company. His past successful ventures include Revit (Sold to Autodesk 2002), Buzzsaw (Sold to Autodesk 2001) and TRIRIGA (Sold to IBM 2011). In this episode we talk about: Connecting cities with fast rail How automation will effect white and blue collar jobs The worlds tallest tower, Kingdom tower to be integrated as a vertical city, a virtual reality theme park in China, and building smart utopian cities from scratch in Jeddah Hope you enjoy the show as much as I did. If you want to find out more go to: https://www.thedigitgroupinc.com/   The latest free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstru

  • End of Season 1 - Thank You!

    End of Season 1 - Thank You!

    29/05/2018 Duration: 02min

    It has been almost 12 months since I started the show, and I think it has come along way since the first interview with Anthony Sprigg. Thank you for listening! The promise for Season 2 is a significant improvement in all areas of the podcast, most notably the production quality.  I would love to hear from you to connect personally, suggested guests and feedback for the show.  The upcoming free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of: www.futureofstructures.com   What do you want to listen to? I want to improve the show to cater to your needs. Fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   OR contact me at: adam@futureofstructures.com    

  • Circular Economy Principles for Embodied Energy

    Circular Economy Principles for Embodied Energy

    21/05/2018 Duration: 26min

    Danielle Densley Tingley is a Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, her research focuses on how to reduce the embodied carbon of our buildings. Today, cement alone accounts for 8% of the world emissions - which is actually more than cars! If we are to move to a low carbon economy, we inevitably won't be able to stop just at operational energy, we will need to also find the methods to reduce embodied energy down to zero also. In this episode we discuss: The circular economy of construction materials The feasibility of designing for deconstruction, reuse of existing buildings and down cycling of construction materials How to improve the efficiency of material use in structural design Danielle is an expert in an increasingly important field, it was a pleasure speaking to her, I hope you learn as much as I did.   If you want to learn more about Danielle and her fantastic projects, go to: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/civil/staff/academic/dttingley   We want to learn more a

  • Becoming More Productive

    Becoming More Productive

    14/05/2018 Duration: 30min

    David Allen is arguably the world leading productivity consultant, and author of the best selling book Getting Things Done. When you don't have an effective productivity system, you almost always feel like you should be doing something else. Allen shows that the consistent unproductive preoccupation with all of the things we have to do, is the single largest consumer of time and energy. That most lists people create, are a big blob of undoability.      Allen presents a practical system to boost your productivity and let you enjoy the present moment of whatever you are doing. If things are on your mind, then it isn't clear. You need a trusted collection tool that you know you will go back to regularly and sort through.   In this episode we discuss The 'Getting Things Done' method for productivity The best tools for brainstorming How to become a more productive consultant   I highly recommend buying his book, 'Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress Free Productivity'.   This is an episode taken from

  • Advanced Data Analysis of Cities

    Advanced Data Analysis of Cities

    07/05/2018 Duration: 33min

    Vadim Smakhtin is the co-founder of Chronotope, who better help us understand the urban environment through advanced analysis of data, in space and time. One capability of the technology, is to take information such as our social media, put them through certain filters, and then be able to measure emotional reactions to the time of day and space. Case study of Barcelona, where Chronotope was used to compare sentiment of city attractions by comparing the tweets of tourists and locals. How this data can help master planning of communities and cities How data analysis can revolutionise our cities   Chronotope has the most impressive graphical interpretation of data I have ever come across. If you want to check it out, go to  www.chronotope.io   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • How Established Construction Companies can Innovate

    How Established Construction Companies can Innovate

    07/05/2018 Duration: 32min

    Aarni Heiskanen is a construction innovation agent, and the author of the award winning blog, AEC Business. Typically, big construction companies will try and avoid failure, but at the cost of innovation. Aarni spends his time today consulting big construction companies on how take advantage of the potential disruption that is on the horizon. On the show we talk about What the construction can borrow from other industries How experimentation is the key to innovation What technologies have the best potential for disruption   If you want to check out his podcast, you can find it on iTunes or go to: https://aec-business.com/category/podcast/   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • The Next Frontier for CAD

    The Next Frontier for CAD

    24/04/2018 Duration: 26min

    Jon Hirshtick is the founder of Solidworks, and more recently the CEO and founder of Onshape, who are innovating in the CAD space. Jon and his colleagues noticed traditional CAD applications had a few flaws and have built a new service from the ground up, that is perhaps more suitable for projects today.  In the show we discuss: The power of the cloud for working on and sharing projects How parametric modelling is becoming more powerful How BIM will change the industry If you want to find out more, go to www.onshape.com   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • The Journey to Carbon Positive

    The Journey to Carbon Positive

    17/04/2018 Duration: 24min

    Paolo Bevilacqua is the head of sustainability at Frasers Property. Frasers has the ambitious goal of getting all of their developments to carbon positive within ten years. This does not come without its challenges. Although there are many unknowns that they need to deal with along the way, but Paolo shows us that carbon positive is not only possible, it is also preferable economically. In this interview we talk about: Frasers ambitious 10 year road map to carbon positive Real utilities - a cheaper and greener energy offer, for Frasers Developments Sustainability initiatives for industrial developments   If you want to find out more about Frasers go to: https://www.frasersproperty.com.au/   If you want to check out Real Utilities go to: https://www.frasersproperty.com.au/real-utilities/home   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  ht

  • Better Decisions by Smart Data Analysis

    Better Decisions by Smart Data Analysis

    12/04/2018 Duration: 20min

    Jessica is the founder and CEO of Neighbourlytics, who powered by big data, gives insights to the unique social identity of neighbourhoods. We build places for people to go to, and hopefully enjoy and interact with the space. Until now, there has been no way of measuring the social value of a place. In this episode we discuss: The data that can be produced and analysed How data can lead to better decisions and project outcomes How AI can be utilised to help sort and interpret the big data If you want to check out the phenomonal work they are up to, go to www.neighbourlytics.com   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • Structural Innovation With Cross Laminated Timber

    Structural Innovation With Cross Laminated Timber

    03/04/2018 Duration: 27min

    Nick Hewson is the design manager of Xlam, who specialise in the design and production of cross laminated timber. Steel and concrete have been the preferred construction materials, that haven't been challenged for a very long time - until now. CLT arrived and in many cases, can provide a better solution to traditional construction. It is sustainable, quicker to build and can even boost productivity. In this conversation with Nick, we discuss: Where CLT is the best material selection Fire and acoustic properties for CLT The new high tech CLT production plant in Wodonga (open for business today!) If you want to find out more, go to Xlam.co.nz   Attention:The interview was recorded before the opening of the Wodonga CLT Plant.  The plant is open for business today!   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • Vertical Farms

    Vertical Farms

    28/03/2018 Duration: 27min

    David Rosenberg is the CEO of @AeroFarms, the world leaders in Vertical Farming technology. The worlds population is growing and the agricultural land on the planet is fixed. To feed the worlds population we may need to build ‘up’ as well as out. In the show we discuss: - How vertical farming technology work - How vertical farming can interact with other technologies - Projects completed by AeroFarms If you want to find out more, go to www.AeroFarms.com Enjoy!   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of the buildings industry.  http://eepurl.com/dg2No1

  • Investing for Carbon Positive Buildings

    Investing for Carbon Positive Buildings

    20/03/2018 Duration: 33min

    Chris Nunn is the Head of sustainability at AMP capital, who have a Real Estate Portfolio of over 23 billion dollars, and he is also the chair of the Australian Passiv Haus Association. It seems like a long journey to becoming carbon neutral, but with solid leadership from investment firms, there is good reason to be optimistic. In this episode with Chris, we discuss the upcoming journey to carbon neutral buildings: Opportunities with passiv haus design How our building code can be best improved Where Australia is relative to the rest of the world   Chris is extremely passionate and well articulated on the topic of sustainability, I hope you guys enjoy listening as much as I did speaking to him.   Meet Chris at the Australian Passiv Haus Conference is on the 4-5th of May. https://passivehouseaustralia.org/spphc2018/   We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY   Join our mailing list to receive regular free reports on the future of t

  • Understanding the Technological Forces that will Shape our Future

    Understanding the Technological Forces that will Shape our Future

    14/03/2018 Duration: 41min

    Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired magazine and author of the book 'The Inevitable - Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. The buildings industry has been stagnant for many decades and ripe for disruption. Understanding the technological forces will better prepare yourself for some of the changes that are on the horizon.   Today is the best time in history to innovate. Kelly tells us that the people in 2050 will be saying "can you imagine how awesome it would be to innovate in 2016? It was a wide open frontier!". People, who do not take up the opportunities on offer will respond, "oh if only I realized how possible things were back then". Most of the products running the lives, of the people in 2050 are surely not around today.   The Inevitable explains the 12, subtle technological forces that are going to shape our futures. One concept explored is artificial intelligence. He says it doesn't matter what job you have, the robot take over is going to be epic. Success will go

  • Urban Planning for Thriving Cities

    Urban Planning for Thriving Cities

    06/03/2018 Duration: 19min

      Michael Rowe is a director at Ethos Urban who are a leading consultancy in urban planning. In this is a conversation about: The fundamentals of urban planning to make thriving cities How to best cater for growing cities How technology can influence the planning process Speeding up the approval process How planning has evolved If you want to find out more about what he is up to, go to ethosurban.com   Enjoy!

  • Utilising Disruptive Technologies

    Utilising Disruptive Technologies

    24/02/2018 Duration: 34min

    Samir Sinha is the founder of RobonomicsAI. Today there are new emerging technologies that are undoubtedly going to have a big impact on the buildings industry. Drones, AI, VR/AR, cryptocurrencies are still in their infancies but are capable of causing major disruptions to the status quo. Samir Sinha is an expert is finding out how to use such technologies to best solve your real world problems. We discuss: The framework developed to identify opportunities to utilise new technology to solve existing or new problems What the future will look like with the new tech The potential convergence of disruptive technologies There has never been an exciting time to be alive if you are on the right side of the changes coming. If you want to find out more about RobonomicsAI, go to   http://robonomicsai.com/

  • Future of Concrete

    Future of Concrete

    15/02/2018 Duration: 43min

    John Provis is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Head of the Engineering Graduate School at the University of Sheffield. Concrete to many people is a boring subject - but John is clearly passionate about the material, and determined to find ways to lower it's embodied emissions. In this episode we discuss: The chemistry of replacing portland cement with supplementary cementious materials (SCM) The most efficient ways to replace portland cement with SCM What is on the horizon for concrete developments Enjoy!

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