The AEC industry is still undergoing a digital transformation, VDC and the design-build project delivery method are accelerating, and the path to net zero is ramping up. So, how well prepared are you to succeed in our industry's dynamic environment? Although VDC and design-build project delivery are not new concepts, they are flourishing because they maximize returns on investments in time, money, and effort while achieving sustainability. Still, many in the AEC community have not fully adopted 3D BIM and collaborative project delivery, which can greatly improve project quality and value while reducing the built world's environmental impact. Join this session to explore why the combination of VDC, design-build, and sustainable design and construction are the ideal lenses for projects. A panel of industry professionals will discuss VDC, the design-build project delivery system, sustainable strategies, innovative technologies, real-world projects, and best practices.
What are new emerging methods for tackling large and complex challenges such as sustainable design? More specifically, what might happen when we combine technology from one industry and apply it to another? Further, how can designers leverage these experiments in "convergence" to inform the future of design-and-make? Inspired by an Autodesk Technology Center resident, this case study explores the sustainable implications of converging industrial design tasks with "procedural modeling" tools (a Media and Entertainment technology). This talk shares the results of both practical hands-on experiments and conceptual thinking on how procedural modeling tools could influence higher performing design decisions applied to product-design and manufacturing. Experience the convergence of industries as the Technology Centers explore what it means to continuously reshape and adapt objects to meet functional and performance requirements.