TECH+ Expo for architects, first of its kind in New York, showcases leading edge technology

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The Architect’s Newspaper presents the second annual TECH+, the first expo of its kind to explore the quantum leap of technology hitting the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries.

The event on Tuesday, May 22 builds on the synergy of the design world’s convergence on New York City, organizers say.

“As AEC professionals strive to build more sustainable and intelligent buildings while streamlining the design and construction process, the pursuit of technology to keep up with their demands is constantly evolving,” the show announcement says. “TECH+ presents the vanguard of products and software, from virtual reality-aided design to rapid prototyping/fabrication, smart building systems, and IoT. (Internet of Things)”

New York Construction Report interim editor Mark Buckshon will be attending the event. If you wish to connect with him, send an email to buckshon@newyorkconstructionreport.com.

Exhibitors will demo these products at their booths and on the Lightning Stage on the main floor. The Startup Showcase featured early stage concepts from leading design schools.

Microsol Resources’ TechPerspectives Stage spotlights industry leaders who not only use these new technologies but also develop methodologies to re-shape the fabrication of the built environment.

The day will start with keynote Dennis Shelden, new director of Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Laboratory, speaking about the connections between industry and academia and the necessity of interoperability to propel the industry forward.

Other speakers include Iffat Mai of Perkins and Will, Chris Mackey, creator of Ladybug Energy Modelling Tool, Christopher Meyer of Suffolk Construction, and Paul Kassabian of SGH.

Exhibitors include: Microsol Resources, BluEdge, Cove.Tool, FenestraPro, Graphisoft, Insite VR, IrisVR, JUJU IMSV, IMMERSIFY, Morpholio, PlanGrid and Solibri.

Industry sponsors include: NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYCxDesign, NYC Media Lab, VR/AR Association VRLA, AIA NYC, Air Barrier Association, Dwell on Design, Georgia Tech Building Lab, Smart Cities NY and Propmodo.

The event is open to all, but with a specific appeal to professionals in the architecture and design industries, building on the synergy taking place during NYCxDesign month. The Metropolitan West venue is just up the street from ICFF at the Javits Center, across from the Intrepid.

Admission is $79, $20 for students.

Fore information and to register visit techplusexpo.com.

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