The Digital Building Lab will host its annual symposium in October 5-6 in Atlanta. It will address AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) Entrepreneurship and the future of practice. DBL will join with Supernova South, the Southeast’s largest and longest-running tech conference, and BuiltTech.co in BuiltTech Week.
Atlanta TV station, WXIA/11Alive interviewed DBL Director Dennis Shelden and Israel Machovec, program manager for BuiltTech Week, which runs from October 2-6.
They discussed how digital technology is impacting the building industry. Machovec talked about what BuiltTech encompasses. He described it as technology that involves the built environment, whether it is infrastructure, architecture, engineering, or construction. He said there is room in the industry for innovative technologies and they want to place them all under one umbrella. Machovec said BuiltTech is the term for it.
Shelden and the DBL want to connect the academic component and prepare students for the future of this industry.
He noted that Georgia Tech is a leader in creating the connection between architecture and technology, with one of the preeminent programs in the country. Within the industry they are seeing the funnel of innovation that can create the future BuiltTech leaders in Atlanta. It is time to start thinking about technology and entrepreneurship as a career direction for students, he said. Hear his comments.
Archpaper.com interviewed Shelden and calls DBL and Atlanta a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. “Atlanta has all the ingredients necessary to become a leading center in high-tech applications to the built environment,” Shelden said in the article. Read the full article.