November 14, DAC hosted Urbantech Session #2. Through talks and workshops guests and speakers explored how new digital practices and technologies are changing efficiency, sustainability and creativity in building design and construction processes.
Digital technologies are rapidly evolving and implementation of new digital tools is key to increased productivity, sustainable production and value creation. Yet, the building industry is far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. How can companies and professionals within architecture, construction and urban planning make use of these new tools – and what value does it create?
Phil Ayres from CITA – Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, discussed how new technologies transform the way we think, design and build – how it allows materially smart solutions and what it means for the professional within the industry.
Peter Munkholm from AM hub – Denmark’s national focal point for Additive Manufacturing, presented how 3D print provides completely new opportunities in design and construction processes.
We met one of the start-ups from the Urbantech program as an example of how innovative start-ups can boost sustainable development and push the industry towards technological innovation. SAALG has build a software solution based on inverse analysis, cloud computing and machine learning algorithms that minimize geotechnical uncertainties.