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The AEC Disruptors

Disruption is defined by the disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process. Why such a negative connotation around disruption? We want to invite you into the conversation. This is your platform to help push the AEC industry forward. Make small changes and have lasting impacts. And build long lasting relationships. Welcome to AEC Disruptors podcast brought to you by your friends at Applied Software. I’m your host Christopher Riddell. Welcome to the conversation.

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S1E12 Pass the Time with these Amazing Stories

AI is being used to clone the departed, and stolen iPhones are making an American famous in China! Join Jackson and Christopher for a delightful distraction from the news. 


23 Mar 2020

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S1E11 What does Vanilla Ice Have to do with Collaboration vs. Cooperation?

Join us for an episode with Christina Holden and John Ade about collaboration! 


12 Mar 2020

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S1E10 Valentine's Day Edition: My Much More Creative Better Half

How could you possibly fit in relationships, designing for health and wellness, and autonomous vehicles impact on urban design  into one Podcast?  Well.... I figured out how.... Join in to find out as I sit down with my most favorite guest. She is what they call a double jacket with an  undergrad in Architecture and a masters in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. She is a member of the design studio in a local firm , Croft & Associates, and oh by the way she is my much more creative better half. Briana Riddell Listen in to learn a bit more about us and stick around for when she gives her thoughts on how the autonomous vehicle will impact the urban landscape. 


13 Feb 2020

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S1E8 What's up with the Ten Day Hospital?

Join us for a special episode on how the Coronavirus forced the Chinese to use using prefabrication and military drafting to build a hospital in ten days. Christopher sits down with Anthony and Jackson to discuss how this is possible, and if the United States could/should replicate this effort.  Christopher has 8+ years of practicing experience within the AEC industry where he served as a BIM manager for an AE firm. His architectural experiences range from large healthcare facilities to places of worship to senior living facilities. Over the last several years, Christopher has placed an emphasis on utilizing technologies such as Dynamo to extend the power of Revit and other BIM technologies. He is also passionate about the transfer of knowledge from one group to the next. He believes it is key to the overall success of the AEC industry.  This podcast is brought to you by Applied Software. With solutions for the modern project, Applied Software is on a mission to transform industries by empowering clients and championing innovation with real-world expert consultants. Their comprehensive array of solutions for AEC, MEP and manufacturing has a singular focus – helping you achieve higher performance. Visit asti.com and let them know we sent you.


6 Feb 2020

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S1E7 Sustainability - 10 Years from the 2030 Challenge

Sustainability has been a buzz word for a long time. With the growing concern around climate change and industry initiatives like the 2030 Challenge we continue to see companies push to be more environmentally conscious. Today's guest certainty has a passion for being sustainable and helping push the industry forward. I'm very excited to have the chance to speak to Sandeep Ahuja. In 2019 she was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list , and is the co-founder and CEO  of Cove Tool . It'll be great to see where she things moving in 2020. Welcome to the conversation. This is the AEC Disruptors podcast and I’m your host Christopher Riddell. TDLR Topics: Forbes 30 under 30 Cove Tool origin story Sustainable architecture  2030 Challenge Blackrock investment on sustainability 


30 Jan 2020

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S1E6 Why Can't We Get Along?

Do architects really wear black turtle necks? Do contractors actually build things? Ever wonder why architects and contractors do not get along?  Are these myths ? or is it real?  Today's guests , Tyler Campbell and Eddie Campbell, the hosts of the popular podcast Construction Brothers, join me to debunk these myths and together we discuss how we can get along, how we should collaborate, and how do we move forward...


16 Jan 2020

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S1E5 Let's Talk Chick-fil-A

Join Christopher as we talks with Corey Overton from Chic Fil A about the direction the architecture industry is going.  


9 Dec 2019

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S1E4 Managing Design with Michael LeFevre

Michael LeFevre discusses his new book, “Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects.” He offers excerpts from interviews with more than 40 industry thought leaders. Through the voices of others – architects, engineers, academics, contractors, and technologists – he offers a collective vision of future collaborative practice.  In search of “Design Management Excellence” he shares issues and opportunities you can explore for use in your future projects.


18 Nov 2019

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S1E3 Not an Issue, Case Closed: BIM 360 Coordinate

Happy 21st birthday BIM! You are a mature adult now and able to take on bigger challenges. BIM model coordination, interference checking and clash detection technologies are some of those challenges, and they have come a long way since the early days of BIM over two decades ago. Join Christopher Riddell and guest Rabi Sidawi for a dive into how we can coordinate with each other. 


24 Oct 2019

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S1E2 Challenges of Technology Change and Adoption

Join Christopher Riddell and John Ade as they discuss the challenges of technology change and adoption. Get inspired on how to overcome the greatest impediment to Revit adoption: the fear of learning it and being successful using it.


16 Sep 2019

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