In what is likely my favorite inspirational ad ever—Think Different—Steve Jobs once penned:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
The TRXL podcast has become a resource of knowledge and inspiration in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. More than a podcast, it's become a place where the finest minds in the field converge to discuss ideas, innovations, and the future of the tech behind the craft. And while I can’t possibly list them all in this post, let's shine a spotlight on some of these remarkable
crazy ones guests.
Architects of Innovation
- Federico Negro, Marty Rozmanith, and Clifton Harness represent the cutting edge of sustainability and early design feasibility.
- Rosa Sheng, Nick Cameron (with others), and Robert Yuen discuss equity, leadership, and innovation in architectural practice operations.
- Doris Sung, Melodie Yashar, and Platt Boyd delve into groundbreaking aesthetics and material science.
- Randy Deutsch, Douglas Noble, and Alvin Huang provide insights into the evolving nature of architectural education.
- Maria Yablonina, Stefana Parascho, and Madeline Gannon share their journeys developing robotics to bridge gaps between education, design, and construction.
Designing the Future
- Ian Keough, Nate Miller, Ben Guler, and Nat MacDonald explore the integration of AI and machine learning.
- Mostapha Roudsari and Wassim Jabi discuss the latest in model analysis through data visualization.
- Dion Moult and John Pierson share their expertise on groundbreaking open source software projects in AEC.
- Tessa Lau and Brian Ringley are at the forefront of using robotics on construction sites.
- Radu Gidei, OD Krieg, and Roger Krulak discuss how tech is enabling offsite construction, prefab, mass timber, and modular building practices.
- John Turner and Brian Potter offer insights into the future of construction.
Visionaries in AEC
- Evelyn Lee, Dror Poleg, Martyn Day, Phil Bernstein, and Daniel Davis focus on how technology reshapes the AEC industry regarding firm culture, talent attraction, and retention.
- Johan Hanegraaf and Gabe Paez discuss the role of virtual reality in the design processes.
- Rene Morkos and Reid Senescu highlight the integration of tech in construction management.
Each episode with these guests is a joy to release because they are a journey into the future of the AEC tech industry. These thought leaders don't just share knowledge; they inspire innovation and change. Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone fascinated by co-evolution of AEC and technology, the insights from all of the guests are invaluable.
There are so many more not mentioned here, and so many more yet to come. It is a privilege to do what I do.
I invite you to join this incredible journey. Explore the minds shaping the tools we use that shape our physical world. Visit TRXL's Guest Page to dive into the wealth of knowledge and experience shared by our guests. Listen, learn, and be part of the conversation shaping the future of the AEC industry.