School of Architecture 2016 Digital Building Lab Symposium, Monday, May 16 - Tuesday, May 17

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You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the fifth annual Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Industry Symposium:

Date: May 16-17, 2016  (starts 11;30 AM on May 16 – ends 3 PM  May 17)

Location: Tech Square Research Auditorium  

Agenda: Industry-University Collaboration in A/E/C/O industry research

Register at: https://epay.gatech.edu/C20793_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=284

Purpose of the Symposium: The purpose of this symposium is to continue this discussion and grow the intersection between industry issues and university initiatives.

As a member of the GA Tech community, you are invited to attend the DBL-Industry Symposium. Holders of a Buzzcard and registration (for headcount.) are invited at no cost. 

Background: Major gaps exist between the technologies and procedures becoming available in design and construction and those currently in use.  These gaps reflect the transformation in new practices now emerging, including those dealing with Building Information Modeling, interoperability, new methods of data capture and new methods of project delivery, among others. All companies are being challenged by .these new technologies. The challenge is made more difficult because the AEC industries have limited research and development capabilities, and still operate under increasingly obsolete craft and in-field practices.

The DBL has been formed six years ago to respond to this challenge. Universities have a potentially significant role to facilitate development, train and promote effective adoption of these new capabilities by leading industries. Realization of this contribution, however, poses multiple challenges: 

§ Materialize the significance and benefits of industry-university collaboration; 

§ Challenge the mindset of university faculty and industry management to engage in industry-related problems and opportunities;

§ Demonstrate that relations between businesses and universities generate true business benefits. 

Digital Building Laboratory (DBL)

The Digital Building Lab has been collaborating with industry organizations since 2010. It currently has fourteen industry Members that sponsor much of its work. The DBL is an umbrella organization, housed in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech that brings together the resources of multiple schools and colleges to address new or emerging problems/opportunities in architecture, construction and fabrication. (The faculty currently involved in the DBL are listed on the DBL website, at: http://www.dbl.gatech.edu/. The DBL’s purpose is to promote and develop joint industry-university research advancing building design & construction. 



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