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TECH Perspectives | Leveraging Digital Twin Technology

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

This two-part TECH Perspectives’ online conference series was about Leveraging Digital Twin Technology.

Digital twins are quickly proving to be a key strategic accelerator for digital transformation, unlocking the value created by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics.

But what exactly is the buzz about? What is a digital twin? What elements define it? When can and should we apply this technology? What makes it so powerful? And how will its adoption influence our design process and ultimately our buildings and cities?

According to a Gartner report, with an estimated 21 billion connected sensors and endpoints by 2020, digital twins will exist for billions of things in the near future. Potentially billions of dollars of savings in maintenance repair and operation (MRO) and optimized IoT asset performance.

These questions, and more, are discussed during our TECH Perspectives webinar series on “Leveraging Digital Twin Technology” as we bring the conversation with:

  • Salla (Palos) Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services | Microsoft
  • William Kwon, Principal, Information Technology | CallisonRTKL
  • Sarah Dreger, Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Buildings Digital Practice | Stantec
Salla (Palos) Eckhardt, Director of Transformation Services | Microsoft WWC Construction Lead
Salla (Palos) Eckhardt | Microsoft
William Kwon | CallisonRTKL
Sarah Dreger
Sarah Dreger | Stantec


This two-part program features one and a half long with brief keynote presentations, followed by a moderated discussion, and direct questions from the audience.


Part 1 | Video from April 2021

Learn how developing a digital twin strategy can help you harness the convergence of the digital and physical worlds.


Part 2 | Webinar on May 19, 2021, at 12 pm EDT

Join us again for the continuation of our discussion as we focus on the challenges of implementing, managing, and measuring Digital Twin solutions.

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Are you preparing to make an investment in digital twins? Digital twins are a novel and unique way to combine software and hardware. The projects require a heavy investment of both hard and soft costs. If you get it right, the payoff is worth the effort. Like with any new technology, change is constant and you may have a skills gap on your team.

The second part of this discussion will be moderated by:

  • Steve Jones | Senior Director, Industry Insights Research | Dodge Data & Analytics
Stephen Jones | Dodge Data & Analytics

Don’t miss this upcoming event! You can register here.


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Explore AEC Industry Trends with Microsol Resources at Autodesk University 2020

Microsol Resources is exhibiting at Autodesk University (AU) 2020 on November 17-20. Join us at our virtual booth to see the latest architecture, engineering, and construction industry trends and how new digital tools are changing our approach to the built world. There is no cost to attend AU 2020, but registration is required.

There will be live sessions where attendees can join in and listen live to the presentations, ask questions, and interact with presenters. Also, Microsol Resources will be presenting two (2) break-out sessions discussing AEC trends, including:



November 18, 2020 | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET 

Ask the Experts: Optimizing Rhino.Inside Revit

To be an effective designer today, you need tools to quickly develop your designs and accurately communicate them to all project stakeholders. Join Joseph Freund of Microsol Resources and Rhino experts Scott Davidson and Ehsan Iran-Nejad from McNeel Associates to hear more about the Rhino workflow from early design and model exploration refinement and documentation using Revit. During this presentation, you will get a sneak peek into the new ability of the Rhino 7 inside Revit technology, using Grasshopper to extract the geometry of a Revit element, and tips for writing your custom scripts. Our Rhino experts will share new features under development and tips and tricks for a seamless Rhino workflow. It’s an opportunity to bring and ask your questions and learn what’s new! Register Now.

Joseph Freund, AEC Application Specialist | Microsol Resources
Scott Davidson, Business Development | McNeel Associates
Ehsan Iran-Nejad, Architect & Product Developer | McNeel Associates


Achieve Seamless Project Collaboration & Storage Using Panzura (Payette)

November 19, 2020 | 9:00am PT | 12:00pm ET

Achieve Seamless Project Collaboration & Storage Using Panzura

Need to optimize data storage management and distribution in the cloud? Join our presentation with Dan Gallivan of Payette and Greg Wesner of Panzura as we discuss innovative cloud storage solutions that combine the flexibility, security and cost benefits of centralized storage. Dan will be sharing how to enable a remote architecture studio work force and support distributed team specially during these times of working from elsewhere. It’s a chance to build your skills, expand your professional network, and get inspired by the new possibilities. Register Now.

Dan Gallivan, Director if Information Technology | Payette
Gregory Wesner, Senior Solutions Architect | Panzura


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AIA New York’s Future of Cultural Centers Series Explores New Visions for 21st-Century Museums

The fall 2020 installment of the series will feature five conversations with museum professionals, focusing on how cultural institutions can use this unprecedented moment to adapt to the changing times.

The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee, in collaboration with DVDL DD, has launched the second part of the series “The Future of Cultural Centers,” which seeks to explore how arts and cultural institutions can be reimagined to adapt to our changing times. Supported by Microsol Resources, the conversation series will pair cultural forecaster and museum expert David van der Leer of DVDL DD with museum professionals from the US and beyond.

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As the world rapidly changes around us, it is becoming less certain whether old frameworks for the programs of museums will be relevant for tomorrow’s institutions. Changes in technology, along with the challenges of COVID and growing demands for racial and social justice, have forced us to reconsider how we experience and consume art and culture, and how institutions can better foster a sense of inclusion and community. In this series, Van der Leer engages in informal conversations with museum professionals to ask, “What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and programs for existing and new institutions? And ultimately, how does this impact how architects design the museums of the future?”

The first four programs in the fall series will feature critical conversations between Van der Leer and museum leadership:

  • Courtney J. Martin, Yale Center for British Art (October 20)
  • Miranda Massie, The Climate Museum (October 27)
  • Uzodinma Iweala, The Africa Center (November 10)
  • Estuardo Rodriguez, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (November 17).
  • The series will culminate with a December 1 panel, NextGen Reflections, which invites young museum professionals Naiomy Guerrero, formerly Perez Art Museum; Lisa Kennedy, Museum of Dissent Collective and The Science Museum; and Alice Power, Victoria & Albert Museum, to reflect on and reimagine what’s in store for cultural institutions.

“Museums are notoriously intricate institutions that today have a responsibility and opportunity that goes beyond the care, presentation, and interpretation of objects,” says Van der Leer. “Museums can help us see things differently, help us make sense of an increasingly complex world, and be a true part of everyday life. In our conversation series, we have learned that museum professionals are often stifled by the bureaucracies and frameworks they operate in, but also that so many of them care deeply and that they want to speak up about great ideas for change they have for the field. This series provides exactly that platform for dialogue and innovation.”

“As technology providers, we have supported the design and maintenance backbone of cultural centers for over 30 years; as denizens of the world, we have benefited immeasurably from what they offer to us and our families for even longer,” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “How could Microsol Resources pass up on the incredible opportunity to support these invaluable institutions? We are delighted to be able to be sponsors of such a worthwhile series.”

“The events of the last several months have brought into stark light the shifts and ruptures that our world is undergoing,” says Mercedes Armillas, AIA, Program Director of the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee. “Our cultural centers can play a vital role in helping our communities heal and rebuild. These conversations offer architects the opportunity to hear directly from professionals from a variety of museums and cultural centers about their visions for reframing relationships with communities.”

The fall installment of the series will be followed up by a spring 2021 installment, with themes, speakers, and dates to be announced in the new year. Videos recordings of the complete summer 2020 session are available on the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee page.

To register for the fall 2020 upcoming sessions, you can go here.


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