In the $800 billion nonresidential construction industry, it is the nation's largest design and construction firms—the AEC Giants—that are pushing innovation. Accelerate AEC is an online forum for showcasing the best ideas from the AEC Giants.
With new technologies and work processes appearing nearly every week, how can practitioners be expected to stay on top and thrive? In a word, Superusers: those who provide 20% of the effort but achieve 80% of the results.
By: Randy Deutsch, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Placemaking, like architecture, has long been considered more of an art than a science, based on the notion that utilizing scientific approaches that optimize for efficiency would result in places that are soulless and uninviting.
By: Wolf Mangelsdorf, Partner, BuroHappold Engineering
There is a common misconception about offsite construction: that it only works for simple, repeatable building structures. The rise of advanced technical tools and enhanced collaboration are proving this notion wrong.
By: Thom Chuparkoff, AIA, LEED AP, Director of OSports