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Embue Brings IoT to a Market Ripe for Disruption

February 14, 2019

Robert Cooper is a serial entrepreneur whose first startup, a spinout from Cornell University, was acquired for 24X. Let's just say, he was hooked, and he's been building companies ever since.His latest venture, Embue, is a member of...

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Turns Out, It Is Easy Being Green

February 1, 2019

When Tommy Linstroth was 10 years old, he discovered an easy way to make money. After school, he scoured local constructions sites for the aluminum cans workers tossed aside during the day. Then he'd bring his collection to the grocery store...

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Sarah Kay Shares How Technology is Changing Workspace Design

August 21, 2018

Sarah Kay is a principal, director, and sector leader of Global Workplace Interiors at internationally-recognized design firm Woods Bagot. The …

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5 Questions with Construction Expert Bill Speleotes

August 17, 2018

Bill Speleotes, P.E., SSM, CPMP, LEED AP has over 25 years of construction experience and has managed projects in institutional, educational, residential, and …

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AEC Vet Arol Wolford Gives Us A Look At What's After BIM

August 7, 2018

Arol Wolford got his start in the AEC technology industry before it was hot. In his 20's, inspired by his engineer and entrepreneur father, Wolford founded Manufacturers' Survey Group in 1975. He entered the construction information industry f…

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EvolveLAB's Bill Allen On How AI + Machine Learning Will Change Construction

July 31, 2018

Bill Allen is CEO, and President of EvolveLAB, Disrupt Repeat, and On Point Scans. These firms synergistically help architects, engineers, and contractors optimize …

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5 Questions with Growth Strategy Expert Hans Ehrnrooth

July 13, 2018

With an architect mother and mechanical engineer father, AEC Lab's advisor Hans Ehrnrooth was born into the world of design and construction -- although it took him a little while to f…

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5 Questions with BIM Expert Luther Lampkin

July 6, 2018

Luther Lampkin, BIM advisor, entered the AEC industry as a drafter in 2006. Late one night, he was stuck at the office working on a set of plans. A janitor, who had been cleaning up piles o…

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5 Questions with Architect and Author Randy Deutsch

June 27, 2018

Randy Deutsch, LEED-AP is head of the grad department at the…

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