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Future of Structures Podcast

With rapid technological advance, global warming, uncertain global markets and expiration of our worlds resources, the new challenges we face in the 21st century are a new set. Albert Einstein said "We can't solve our problems by using the same thinking when we created them". Meeting these new challenges requires a new level of inspiration and thinking.

In our Podcast we talk to the experts who are meeting these challenges to evolve our buildings of tomorrow. Adding this show to your weekly routine will keep you on-top of the industry so you can be at the forefront of change.

Dec 22, 2017

Wolf D. Prix, born in 1942 in Vienna, is co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. Wolf D. Prix is counted among the originators of the deconstructivist architecture movement. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU had its international breakthrough with the invitation to...


Dec 14, 2017

Jonas Bengtsson is the Founder of Edge Environment and the President at Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society. Life Cycle Assessment is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life, from raw material extraction (cradle) to disposal (grave). Jonas was an early adopted of...


Dec 7, 2017

Professor Jay Sanjayan is the Director of Swinburne’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and Professor of Concrete Structures.

His current projects include 3D printing of concrete, low carbon concretes, geopolymer concretes, use of phase change materials in construction and monitoring the performance of geopolymer...


Nov 30, 2017

Christiana is an Associate Professor at Fordham University New York and author of the book 'Just Water: Theology, Ethics and the Global Water Crisis'. What is on the horizon if we don't change the ways we manage water? In this conversation we discuss:

- The potential for water scarcity in the coming decades

- Future...


Nov 23, 2017

Princess Ventura is has a very unique background and skillset. She started her work as an economist who previously worked in developing countries for the world bank,, and now is a director with Urbis. In this show we discuss:

- What makes a good mix use development? 

- The importance of 'access' in the growing gap...