Lecture    BO2365
Emerging Technologies in AEC
Jim Balding
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This class will examine emerging technologies that support the design and construction industry. Technologies we will discuss may include augmented reality, immersive environments, fabrication and prefabrication, mobile computing, 3D printing, and laser scanning.

Key Learnings

  • Describe laser scanning and its potential implications in the AEC industry
  • Explain fabrication and its potential implications in the AEC industry
  • Describe augmented reality and its potential implications in the AEC industry
  • Explain immersive environments and the potential implications in the AEC industry


 Jim Balding
Jim Balding
A Jim Balding is a licensed architect with more than 25 years of experience integrating technology into the architectural field. Jim earned his bachelor of environmental design degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a member of the Autodesk Revit Architecture Client Advisory Board since its inaugural meeting, and served as the Revit Product Chair for AUGI for five years. He also founded and served as the South Coast Revit Users Group (SCRUG) president for five years. Jim has spoken at several technology conferences and is one of the top-rated speakers at Autodesk University. Jim is currently serving as the Partnership Manager for the Revit Technology Conference – North America as well as the Chairman of Technology Committee for the US Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD). Jim recently launched his own architectural and design technology firm, The ANT Group.

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