As chief technology officer of consultancy Gehry Technologies, Dennis Shelden spends a lot of his time talking with clients, design professionals and students about the profound changes that technology innovation is bringing to the computation and design disciplines. He would know. Shelden holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Ph. D. in Computation and Architectural from MIT, where he also teaches design and computation.
But even as networking technologies become smarter in their ability to process data between models, many projects are still working through the "latency of the paper chase." The co-founder of the Los Angeles-based firm recently shared some thoughts with Engineering News-Record (ENR) about key disruptive technologies, as well as how garbage-in, garbage-out still applies—no matter how many powerful new innovations peek over construction's horizon.