The AEC industry has frequently been criticized for being slow to adopt and adapt to new technologies. For some firms and companies, this equates to loss of revenue, as well as retention and recruitment issues. By understanding emerging technologies, those in the AEC industry can capitalize on disruption whether it involves start-ups, modern methods of prefabrication, home automation, or the Internet of Things.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine how big tech and venture capitalists are converging on the building industry, disrupting centuries-old industry norms.
  • Analyze how to use design and technology to create buildings that contribute to a more comfortable and sustainable built environment.
  • Discover emerging technologies now found in smart homes.
  • Explore how today‚Äôs luxury consumers are using technology in the home and kitchen.

Prerequisite Knowledge: None.