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TECH Perspectives comes to Seattle!

Microsol Resources, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and a premier provider of technology solutions to the building industry, will host its TECH Perspectives conference at the Seattle Art Museum on February 11, 2020.

TECH Perspectives is Microsol Resources’ technology and innovation conference that brings together thought leaders at the forefront of building innovation to discuss new and existing technologies that are reshaping the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

TECH Perspectives conferences are held in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and this year for the first time in Seattle. With two keynote presentations and two exciting industry panel sessions, each TECH Perspectives conference enables the building community to benefit from lessons learned by industry professionals. For more information and to register, please go to www.techperspectives.com.

TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020

The opening keynote address will be delivered by Maria Mackey, Real Estate Director of Vulcan Real Estate. As a Seattle native, she joined Vulcan Real Estate in 2003 and leads the financing activities for Paul Allen’s real estate investment portfolio as well as providing real estate support for the Allen Institute, MoPOP Museum, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Living Computer Museum, and other affiliates. Prior to coming home to join Vulcan Real Estate when it was formed, Maria was CFO for a real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years.  She started her career in real estate finance in 1977, after graduating from Willamette University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring TECH Perspectives to Seattle for the first time and look forward to having Maria Mackey of Vulcan Real Estate give the opening keynote,” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “The attendees from the AEC community will gain valuable insight hearing from Ms. Mackey and our presenters on how they are advancing sustainability, technology, and design in every project,” added Mr. Krausz.

Agenda Highlights for TECH Perspectives Seattle 2020
We will hear from real estate leaders and AEC technology innovators on topics including:

The industry keynote address will be delivered by Donna Laquidara-Carr, the Industry Insights Research Director from Dodge Data & Analytics who provides editorial direction to the SmartMarket Report Series, covering such diverse topics as World Green Building Trends, Prefabrication and Modular Construction, the Business Value of BIM and Managing Risk in the Construction Industry.

In addition, we have technology innovators to present and hold insightful discussions about:

Collaboration & BIM

  • Collaboration & Building Information Modeling (BIM) | How do we make sure we’re all working on the most up to date information and maintaining a single source of truth? With BIM at the core of the project delivery, the need for any time, anywhere, collaboration, data continuity comes into play.We will hear from Salla Palos, Director of Transformation Services of Microsoft; Angus MacGregor, Principal of Olson Kundig; Robert Otani, Principal of Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE Studio; and Josh Rodgers, Virtual Design Construction Manager of Mortenson Construction.

  • Smart Buildings | Every day, we hear about a new “smart” technology that will change our lives. But what does smart mean in the context of designing, developing, and operating buildings? This session we will hear from AEC’s industry leaders on how smart building tech and data can provide a deeper role for design intelligence in the era of the digital twin.We will hear from Stephen van Dyck, Partner of LMN Architects; Nicholas Desbiens, Head of Digital Practice of KPF; and Burt Goncalves, Studio BIM Leader of NBBJ.

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The half-day conference is accredited by the AIA for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

For an up-to-date schedule of the sessions, and to register for the TECH Perspectives Seattle conference, visit the TECH Perspectives website at www.techperspectives.com.

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Marketing Director in New York via San Francisco and Manila. Anna Liza is inspired by architecture and technology. A fan of traveling, slow food movement, and summers in Maine with her kids. She has been with Microsol since 2004.