Shelden Talks About Technology Future of the AEC Industry

Dennis Shelden

Atlanta, GA

Dennis Shelden, director of the Digital Building Lab (DBL), this spring talked with The Architects Newspaper about the architecture and construction industries’ technology future.  

Asked about the DBL and the directions it is pursuing given the trends in emergent technology and software tools, Shelden noted that the DBL has always been an academic institution oriented toward industry advancement through applications of technology.

He explained a three-pronged approach that includes creating “a community among professional firms, technology companies, and academic programs across Georgia Tech.”

He told the newspaper, “We are at our most effective when we can be a bridge among these three constituencies through ‘active education and research’ -- connecting research faculty and students to real-world projects and enlisting emerging technologies in new ways.”

Shelden is an expert in applications of digital technology to building design, construction and operations, with experience spanning across research, technology development and professional practice including multiple architecture, building engineering and computing disciplines.

He is also a professor of architecture in the School of Architecture in the College of Design at Georgia Tech.

Read more of the interview here.

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