Video: NXT BLD 2019 – Richard Harpham, Katerra

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Silicon and Sawdust – Deconstructing Construction – NXT BLD London, June 2019

 

Darwin suggested that, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” And things are changing. The construction industry has been mistrustful and adversarial , often resulting in a messy ‘blame the customer, don’t trust, don’t share’ environment. However, the language of carpenters, brick layers, electricians and plumbers is being replaced by the language of factories, robots and supply chain management. During this session,we learn how Katerra went from 50 to 5000 employees in under 4 years and understand how it is developing the technologies to keep pace with its meteoric growth.


View the other NXT BLD 2019 presentations

Nassim Saoud, Trimble Consulting
Applications of Mixed Reality in design and construction

Moritz Luck, Enscape
From real-time to realism.

Sandeep Gupte, NVIDIA
Re-imagine cities of the future with next gen visualisation.

Florian Frank, Herzog & De Meuron
User Defined Software.

Tal Friedmanl, Foldstruct
Between the folds – Towards a material revolution.

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Melike Altınışık, Melike Altınışık Architects
Dialogue between architecture and robotic construction.

Alexander Le Bell, Tridify
The impact of automated web VR workflows and streamlined collaboration.

Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY
Exploring forms through Computational Design to Digital Fabrication.

Simeon Balabanov, Chaos Group
Getting it real: AEC workflows real-time, real fast and ray traced.

Michael Perry, Boston Dynamics
What if human-like mobility could be added to automation on construction sites?

Mariana Popescu, Block Research Group
Bringing together advances in digital fabrication, computation, and structural design.

Martyn Day, AEC Magazine & NXT BLD
Introducing NXT BLD and AEC Magazine.

Xavier De Kestelier, HASSELL
Extra-Terrestrial Architecture.

Cobus Bothma, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Accelerating design decisions with rapid visualisation.

Hilmar Gunnarsson & Johan Hanegraaf, Arkio
Bringing architectural design into VR.

Federico Rossi, DARLAB (Digital Architecture & Robotic Lab)
Advanced Robots for Advanced Architecture.

Ken Pimentel , Epic Games
How Fortnite is changing AEC.

Carlos Cristerna , Neoscape
Harnessing the power of real-time ray tracing.

Mike Leach , Lenovo
Navigating challenges surrounding AR and VR hardware.

Mikolaj Bazaczek , VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future
VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future.

 


 

NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD 2020 will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London on 9 June, in association with Lenovo.

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