How Auburn University’s NCAME is helping the FAA and Army solve additive manufacturing material variation challenges

Within the federal government and military supply chains, there has been a recent increase in the utilization and deployment of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for critical systems, including material variation. This rise in federal AM adoption comes as no surprise,…

Four Benefits of Machine Learning for Construction Projects

Despite it being part of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning in construction is not as futuristic as some people may think. And while there are those in the construction industry who are hesitant to embrace machine learning, it has…

Government and the future of smart cities

I enjoyed delivering the keynotes on the Digital Design Symposium roadshow for Government where the main focus was on the Future of Design.  After some discussion on embracing change and moving to BIM – my keynote changed lanes to focus…

Construction IQ – minimizing construction site risk with AI and Big Data

We’re generating incredible amounts of data each day, but putting that data to good use is a perennial challenge, especially in the construction and engineering world where 95% of all data captured  isn’t acted upon. But how exactly can that…

How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…