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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.

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...


Nov 16, 2017

Russell is the founder and Principal of Acton Ostry Architects. They are recently most known for their work on Brock Commons, the Tallest Timber Building in the world. Timber is fast becoming a real competitor to traditional building methods with steel and concrete. For Brock Commons, the 'Tallest Timber Building'...


Nov 9, 2017

Could geopolymer cement take embodied emissions to zero? Jannie Van Deventer is the CEO and Founder of Zeobond and a world leading expert in geopolymer cement. For many people, concrete has been seen as a necessary and inevitable part of buildings emissions. The work Zeobond are doing could be the solution to...


Nov 2, 2017

Could the next generation of clear glazing solar allow us to get medium to high density net zero emissions? Hamish Watson is the CEO of Polysolar who are doing amazing work in the energy storage and the solar energy space. This kind of technology seems like it will inevitably be a fundamental part of our buildings in...