Kumar Parakala, president of GHD Digital, talks to ENR Editors Aileen Cho and Jeff Yoders about how contractors and design firms can advance technologically to improve their success in an increasingly digital world. As architects and engineers return to the office post-COVID, digital transformation is a must, not an option.
Mark Quattrocchi started Quattrocchi Kwok Architects in a spare bedroom after graduating from Berkeley. The firm has grown to become a leader in K-12 education design and Quattrocchi’s mentee, Aaron Jobson, was recently named president and CEO of the company. Quattrocchi and Jobson discuss how the education market is changing, the needs of modern school districts, and how to plan for an architecture firm’s with ENR Associate Technology Editor Jeff Yoders.
The founder of ALICE Technologies talks with ENR Editors Aileen Cho and Jeff Yoders about optimizing project schedules, tough love from Stanford professors and his experience with construction around the world.
With the delivery of Exchange, a $64.6-million residential project in downtown Detroit, LIFTbuild has demonstrated the viability of its top-down construction approach. LIFTbuild Chief Operating Officer Joe Benvenuto talks with Jeff Yoders and Aileen Cho about strand jacks, the 15 different patents for top-down construction and manufacturing-in-construction processes that LIFTbuild holds and what comes next for this vertical construction delivery innovation.
Arup Senior Geospatial Analyst Samantha Lustado and Associate Principal and Americas East Transportation Decarbonization Leader Kate Fichter discuss the many issues surrounding infrastructure and the transition to electric vehicles such as the various community needs for charging in places as far flung as Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, range anxiety , electrical generation and transmission and even their own experiences driving in Boston, LA and the diverse communities in both, as well as in between them. ENR Senior Transportation Editor Aileen Cho and Associate Technology Editor Jeff Yoders add their own perspectives about growing up in LA and Pittsburgh, respectively, and the daunting opportunity that this once-in-a-generation transportation transition promises.
Embracing robotics, new energy generation and delivery technologies and design innovation is all in a day’s work for Scott Hendrickson, director of construction technology and innovation at Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City.