Finding Value in Your Inspiration: DTS Dialogs

Brad Novak, DTS Committee This past year, more than ever, our firms have been propelled forward technologically. Opportunities arose which inspired us to look for creative solutions.  The opportunity came from a staff member saying, “I wish we had a…”.  It came from a client saying, “I need to see the data…”.  It came from a consultant or department head saying, “We could save a lot of time if…”.  As Design Technology Leaders, we see these opportunities […]

Insights on GIS Enabling Digital Twins in AEC

Esri discussion with Steven Karan, GHD; George Floros, Skanska Infrastructure; John Turner, Gafcon; and Mike Krois, Vail Resorts Esri recently met with leaders from four companies to talk about the importance of digital twins and their impact on the built and natural world. The firms are involved in the planning, engineering, building, and operating of […]

Leveraging Real-Time Visualisation to Communicate Design

Some architects and designers find traditional visual representation challenging, as it’s often disconnected from the design process. But how we visualize design is changing thanks to advances in real-time visualization technology. This next generation of visualization technology leverages advances in graphics cards and the same rendering technology that you find in today’s high-end video games […]

Happy Holidays from DBEI

Congratulations! As you read this, 2020 (the year that we all wish wasn’t….) is drawing to a rapid close. You made it! This year really has had it all: disease, fires, floods, economic disruption, political unrest, black knights and more. I hesitate to suggest what hasn’t happened, because 2020 would probably respond with “Ahah! I […]

Velvet Ruts: Introducing Design Technology Summit Dialogs

Velvet Ruts; Introducing Design Technology Summit Dialogs Jan. 19, 2021! Greetings everyone, we hope that your year is wrapping as best it possibly can – given the ongoing global events. To kick off 2021, the DTS Committee is pleased to introduce DTS Dialogs. Attendance to the Dialogs will be open to all members of the […]

Next Generation: The final chapter of DBEI Insight

Upcoming trends and emerging technologies for 2021 (and beyond?) in the realm of digital transformation in the AECO industry. It applies to processes, standards, hardware, software, robotics, computer science, work environment, skills or even gadgets, if they have a place of use in this industry. Existing or older technologies or methodologies that will finally take […]

4 Lessons from IT Leaders of High Achieving Firms

We recently asked the heads of IT of 4 high achieving and highly resilient AEC firms to talk about the secrets to their success. Not only are these firms at the top of their game professionally, each of them has come through COVID shutdowns in great shape. Here’s how they did it.   Focus on Delivering […]

Extended Reality (XR): The Thirteenth Chapter of DBEI Insight

Enhancement of sensory perception using photorealistic rendering and computer altered reality experiences. These techniques have merits for realist design exploration for clients and project stakeholders; improved communication, collaboration and analysis of building design and functional aspects; digital fabrication, manufacturing and assembly; increased accuracy and efficiency in the construction site; health and safety planning and training; […]


By DTS Committee Member: Robert Manna It’s hard to believe that as I write this article summing up the DTS 2020 Online event, almost all of us have been cooped up in our homes to a degree for the last nine months (three quarters of a year!), and so far, It doesn’t feel as though […]

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