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WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers of Tampere University to discuss the role of sensor technology in the modern built environment and the continuing need for sustainable change within the contemporary built environment. Our conversation covered the need to address the ‘performance gap’ within the sector, the ethical issues surrounding data capture, and obstacles impeding change.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

In the run-up to WDBE 2021, we talked with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers, the Associate Professor for Sustainable Architecture and Sustainable Housing Design at Tampere University. Our conversation covered the importance of implementing human-led sensor technology, the need for continuous research, and the role urban supersensing can play when it comes to sustainability and improving quality of life.

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Brian Ringley of Boston Dynamics to discuss the role robots can play on-site when it comes to scanning and data capture. Our conversation covered the challenges of operating autonomously in construction, the importance of digital twins, and the renewed need for remote site access in a post-covid world.

Leading with quality data

Leading with quality data

Leading with data, and including the incorporated data production, is a complex entity and its importance isn’t always understood. Succeeding requires both digital tools, which is relatively easy, and management practices that merge into them seamlessly, which, in turn, is a lot harder. With the right know-how, these two make for a perfect combo at the construction site.

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