What can Artificial Intelligence do for the AEC Industry?

In this video, Alex Serriere, Principal, EVP, and Director of Research & Development at TEECOM, and Dr. Henning Roedel, West Coast Innovation Leader at DPR Construction, discuss the potential applications of artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Learn what we believe machine learning can help designers and builders accomplish … Read more

More Essential Than Ever: Occupancy Data for Safer, Better Buildings

Two years ago, we identified occupancy measurement systems as an emerging technology that we believed would become a standard, indispensable feature of commercial real estate. While some organizations remain wary due to privacy concerns, which are legitimate, we believe these issues can be managed and the value that real-time space utilization data provides to real estate … Read more

Beyond Metaphors and Misinformation: Machine Learning in AEC

I recently gave a presentation at the AIASF Next conference titled, “This Building Does Not Exist (Yet).” The title is a reference to the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, where machine learning researchers have generated photo-realistic images of non-existent people by feeding neural networks massive datasets of real faces. My presentation revolved around an interactive exercise in which the … Read more

Architecture ex Machina: A Forum to Discuss AI and Design

Rapid progress is being made on the development of machine learning models that are capable of producing original images, text, and audio. This prompts the questions: what changes when architecture comes from the machine? Is it possible to leverage this technology to design buildings, cities, and structures? Architecture ex Machina™️ (AexM) is a working group and … Read more

5 Simple Tricks to Make Software Development Slower

In a team environment, finding opportunities for everyone to collaborate simultaneously can be difficult, especially for remote teams. Our weekly team coding sessions arose from a desire to get everyone in the same room and make progress on some of the interesting, challenging, and often new problems that we face in our projects. Team coding sessions … Read more

The Cooperative Built Environment: The Quest for a Friendlier Playground

There’s a problem with the technology within our industry. We’ve got all these smart systems and devices that surround us all the time, technology that has transformed our everyday experiences, but most of the systems in our built environment are shackled, restricted, designed to be discrete links in a chain, rather than a network of cooperative … Read more

How to Nurture Productive Freedom in R&D

Curiosity and creativity are two of the most important traits of a research and development team, but they do not arise naturally. They must be supported, nurtured, and protected. We believe that people make their best work when they have creative freedom to explore even their most out-there ideas. Practically speaking, though, what are some ways … Read more