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If you are a builder, architect, developer or engineer and you are interested in the buildings industry, then this podcast is for you. Buildings are changing rapidly. We speak to the experts who are at the heart of evolving our buildings to meet our needs of tomorrow.

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If you are a builder, architect, developer or engineer and you are interested in the buildings industry, then this podcast is for you. Buildings are changing rapidly. We speak to the experts who are at the heart of evolving our buildings to meet our needs of tomorrow.

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Future of Structures Podcast

Latest release on Aug 29, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Geopolymer Cement

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Could geopolymer cement take embodied emissions to zero? Jannie Van Deventer is the CEO and Founder of Zeobond and a world leading expert in geopolymer cement. For many people, concrete has been seen as a necessary and inevitable part of buildings emissions. The work Zeobond are doing could be the solution to eliminating embodied emissions in our buildings. In this episode we discuss:

- The chemistry of and how geopolymer cement is made

- Structural properties and buildability of geopolymers

- Compatibility with conventional steel and basalt reinforcement

If you want to learn more about geopolymers or use them on a project, go to:

www.zeobond.com

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Nov 09 2017

38mins

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Rank #2: Water Scarcity in our Cities

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Christiana is an Associate Professor at Fordham University New York and author of the book 'Just Water: Theology, Ethics and the Global Water Crisis'. What is on the horizon if we don't change the ways we manage water? In this conversation we discuss:

- The potential for water scarcity in the coming decades

- Future proofing and new technology

- Where our water goes (hint: not just in your shower)

If you want to find out more, buy her book online (or at all good book stores) or you can follow her work on Twitter @christyzen

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Nov 30 2017

37mins

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Rank #3: Becoming More Productive

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David Allen is arguably the world leading productivity consultant, and author of the best selling book Getting Things Done. When you don't have an effective productivity system, you almost always feel like you should be doing something else. Allen shows that the consistent unproductive preoccupation with all of the things we have to do, is the single largest consumer of time and energy. That most lists people create, are a big blob of undoability.   

Allen presents a practical system to boost your productivity and let you enjoy the present moment of whatever you are doing. If things are on your mind, then it isn't clear. You need a trusted collection tool that you know you will go back to regularly and sort through.

In this episode we discuss

  • The 'Getting Things Done' method for productivity
  • The best tools for brainstorming
  • How to become a more productive consultant

I highly recommend buying his book, 'Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress Free Productivity'.

This is an episode taken from my other podcast, What You Will Learn. I included this as it is golden content for all professionals in the buildings industry. If you love books, then you will love my other podcast What You Will Learn. Go to

www.whatyouwilllearn.com

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May 14 2018

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Rank #4: What makes a good mix use development?

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Princess Ventura is has a very unique background and skillset. She started her work as an economist who previously worked in developing countries for the world bank,, and now is a director with Urbis. In this show we discuss:

- What makes a good mix use development? 

- The importance of 'access' in the growing gap between the haves and the have nots

- High level economic trends in property

If you want to find out more about her work, visit:

www.urbis.com.au

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Enjoy!

Nov 23 2017

26mins

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Rank #5: End of Season 1 - Thank You!

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It has been almost 12 months since I started the show, and I think it has come along way since the first interview with Anthony Sprigg. Thank you for listening!

The promise for Season 2 is a significant improvement in all areas of the podcast, most notably the production quality. 

I would love to hear from you to connect personally, suggested guests and feedback for the show. 

The upcoming free special report looks at the top 5 technologies that will shape the building industry. Download the free report on the front page of:

www.futureofstructures.com

What do you want to listen to? I want to improve the show to cater to your needs. Fill out the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JL3P8HY

OR contact me at:

adam@futureofstructures.com

May 29 2018

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Rank #6: Circular Economy Principles for Embodied Energy

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Danielle Densley Tingley is a Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, her research focuses on how to reduce the embodied carbon of our buildings. Today, cement alone accounts for 8% of the world emissions - which is actually more than cars! If we are to move to a low carbon economy, we inevitably won't be able to stop just at operational energy, we will need to also find the methods to reduce embodied energy down to zero also. In this episode we discuss:

  • The circular economy of construction materials
  • The feasibility of designing for deconstruction, reuse of existing buildings and down cycling of construction materials
  • How to improve the efficiency of material use in structural design

Danielle is an expert in an increasingly important field, it was a pleasure speaking to her, I hope you learn as much as I did.

If you want to learn more about Danielle and her fantastic projects, go to:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/civil/staff/academic/dttingley

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May 21 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Advanced Data Analysis of Cities

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Vadim Smakhtin is the co-founder of Chronotope, who better help us understand the urban environment through advanced analysis of data, in space and time. One capability of the technology, is to take information such as our social media, put them through certain filters, and then be able to measure emotional reactions to the time of day and space.

  • Case study of Barcelona, where Chronotope was used to compare sentiment of city attractions by comparing the tweets of tourists and locals.
  • How this data can help master planning of communities and cities
  • How data analysis can revolutionise our cities

Chronotope has the most impressive graphical interpretation of data I have ever come across. If you want to check it out, go to  www.chronotope.io

We want to learn more about you! Please fill out the survey here:

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May 07 2018

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Rank #8: How Established Construction Companies can Innovate

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Aarni Heiskanen is a construction innovation agent, and the author of the award winning blog, AEC Business. Typically, big construction companies will try and avoid failure, but at the cost of innovation. Aarni spends his time today consulting big construction companies on how take advantage of the potential disruption that is on the horizon. On the show we talk about

  • What the construction can borrow from other industries
  • How experimentation is the key to innovation
  • What technologies have the best potential for disruption

If you want to check out his podcast, you can find it on iTunes or go to:

https://aec-business.com/category/podcast/

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May 07 2018

32mins

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Rank #9: The Next Frontier for CAD

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Jon Hirshtick is the founder of Solidworks, and more recently the CEO and founder of Onshape, who are innovating in the CAD space. Jon and his colleagues noticed traditional CAD applications had a few flaws and have built a new service from the ground up, that is perhaps more suitable for projects today.  In the show we discuss:

  • The power of the cloud for working on and sharing projects
  • How parametric modelling is becoming more powerful
  • How BIM will change the industry

If you want to find out more, go to www.onshape.com

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Apr 24 2018

26mins

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Rank #10: Structural Innovation With Cross Laminated Timber

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Nick Hewson is the design manager of Xlam, who specialise in the design and production of cross laminated timber. Steel and concrete have been the preferred construction materials, that haven't been challenged for a very long time - until now. CLT arrived and in many cases, can provide a better solution to traditional construction. It is sustainable, quicker to build and can even boost productivity. In this conversation with Nick, we discuss:

  • Where CLT is the best material selection
  • Fire and acoustic properties for CLT
  • The new high tech CLT production plant in Wodonga (open for business today!)

If you want to find out more, go to Xlam.co.nz

Attention:The interview was recorded before the opening of the Wodonga CLT Plant.  The plant is open for business today!

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Apr 03 2018

27mins

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Rank #11: Vertical Farms

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David Rosenberg is the CEO of @AeroFarms, the world leaders in Vertical Farming technology. The worlds population is growing and the agricultural land on the planet is fixed. To feed the worlds population we may need to build ‘up’ as well as out. In the show we discuss: - How vertical farming technology work

- How vertical farming can interact with other technologies

- Projects completed by AeroFarms

If you want to find out more, go to www.AeroFarms.com

Enjoy!

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Mar 28 2018

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Rank #12: Understanding the Technological Forces that will Shape our Future

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Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired magazine and author of the book 'The Inevitable - Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. The buildings industry has been stagnant for many decades and ripe for disruption. Understanding the technological forces will better prepare yourself for some of the changes that are on the horizon.

Today is the best time in history to innovate. Kelly tells us that the people in 2050 will be saying "can you imagine how awesome it would be to innovate in 2016? It was a wide open frontier!". People, who do not take up the opportunities on offer will respond, "oh if only I realized how possible things were back then". Most of the products running the lives, of the people in 2050 are surely not around today.

The Inevitable explains the 12, subtle technological forces that are going to shape our futures. One concept explored is artificial intelligence. He says it doesn't matter what job you have, the robot take over is going to be epic. Success will go to those who best optimize the process of working with bots and machines, not the ones fighting these changes.

This is an episode taken from my other podcast, What You Will Learn. I included this as it is golden content for all professionals in the buildings industry. If you love books, then you will love my other podcast What You Will Learn. Go to

www.whatyouwilllearn.com

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Mar 14 2018

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Rank #13: Urban Planning for Thriving Cities

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Michael Rowe is a director at Ethos Urban who are a leading consultancy in urban planning. In this is a conversation about:

  • The fundamentals of urban planning to make thriving cities
  • How to best cater for growing cities
  • How technology can influence the planning process
  • Speeding up the approval process
  • How planning has evolved

If you want to find out more about what he is up to, go to ethosurban.com

Enjoy!

Mar 06 2018

19mins

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Rank #14: Future of Concrete

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John Provis is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Head of the Engineering Graduate School at the University of Sheffield. Concrete to many people is a boring subject - but John is clearly passionate about the material, and determined to find ways to lower it's embodied emissions. In this episode we discuss:

  • The chemistry of replacing portland cement with supplementary cementious materials (SCM)
  • The most efficient ways to replace portland cement with SCM
  • What is on the horizon for concrete developments

Enjoy!

Feb 15 2018

43mins

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Rank #15: Future of Energy

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Sally Benson is the Co-Director of Precourt Institute for Energy, Director of Global Climate and Energy Project, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford. There have recently been a lot of changes in how we consume our energy - technologies such as solar and wind are well known and are a great alternative to fossil fuels. However, new sources of energy are appearing on the horizon. In this episode I was amazed about the research Stanford engineers are conducting about the next wave of disruptive energy technology.

In the show we discuss:

  • What our future electricity grids may consist of
  • The technology with the biggest upside that no one yet knows about
  • Potential for carbon capture and storage

And a hell of a lot more! If you want to find out more, I highly recommend you visit:

http://gcep.stanford.edu/

Which constantly gives updates on the exciting research at Stanford.

Enjoy!

Feb 09 2018

29mins

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Rank #16: Using Drones in Construction

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Daniel Vogelnest is the founder of Ninox Robotics, who are leaders in drone and robotics technology. This is technology that 10 years ago - I would have thought is science fiction. You don't just need to listen this to understand the pace of improvement - not long ago the drones used by recreational uses were huge and expensive, years later they fit in a small back and are affordable to everyone. Ninox have some of the top technology and use it for commercial use. In the show we discuss:

  • Capabilities of drones (range, speed, real time data)
  • What type of information does it provide
  • What are the top commercial uses and for drones

If you want to find out more, go to Ninoxrobotics.com

Feb 01 2018

19mins

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Rank #17: Architecture of Vertical Schools

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Stephen Turner is an architect with over 20 years experience and is a partner at Gray Puksand. Stephen has a lot of experience in education space,   so today we are going to talk about vertical schools. As our cities evolve and become increasingly dense, we need new solutions for education buildings. In the show we talk about:

  • The new paradigm of designing for education
  • Using design pedagogy
  • Important aspects for vertical schools

If you want to find more about his work, including the Prahan High School discussed in the episode, go to:

http://www.graypuksand.com.au/projects

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Jan 13 2018

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Rank #18: The Evolution of Architecture

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Wolf D. Prix, born in 1942 in Vienna, is co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. Wolf D. Prix is counted among the originators of the deconstructivist architecture movement. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU had its international breakthrough with the invitation to the exhibition "Deconstructivist Architecture" at MoMA New York in 1988. Over the years Wolf D. Prix/ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU was awarded with numerous international architecture awards

Wolf is incredibly wise, funny and intelligent and we discussed how architecture has evolved over his career.

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Dec 22 2017

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Rank #19: Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings

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Jonas Bengtsson is the Founder of Edge Environment and the President at Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society. Life Cycle Assessment is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life, from raw material extraction (cradle) to disposal (grave). Jonas was an early adopted of the Life Cycle Analysis tool and has seen it develop into the critical component of environmental sustainable design today. In the episode we discuss:

  • How the LCA tool has developed
  • Opportunities and challenges of using the tool today
  • An increasing focus on embodied emissions as buildings become more operationally efficient

If you want to find out more, go to www.edgeenvironment.com or www.alcas.asn.au

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Enjoy!

Dec 14 2017

21mins

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Rank #20: 3D Printed Geopolymer Concrete

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Professor Jay Sanjayan is the Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and Professor of Concrete Structures. His current projects include 3D printing of concrete, low carbon concretes, geopolymer concretes, use of phase change materials in construction and monitoring the performance of geopolymer concrete in the field. In the interview we discuss:

- How 3D printing an robotics has the ability to disrupt the construction industry

- What are the best solutions to replacing Portland cement for more sustainable products

- Innovation that is on the horizon for construction

Enjoy!

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Dec 07 2017

34mins

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