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2023 Trends: A Look at the Biggest Trends in the AEC Industry

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“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future’”
-Lawrence (Yogi) Berra

Knowing the trends set to impact architecture, engineering, and construction is critical for every decision-maker involved in any facet of AEC. Designers, engineers, contractors, and educators are constantly making preparations for the future while looking for newer and better insights. The past is a sound starting point for predictions, and this webinar will start with the presenters looking at their 2022 trends webinar, assessing which forecasts hit the mark and which ones failed to come to fruition. Adding a layer of analysis will help illuminate the technical and social reasons why one of the biggest expectations for 2022, the rise of the metaverse, fell flat. The implications of the current state of the 2022 predictions for the AEC sector will be discussed, providing the viewers clarity on what has transitioned from a trend to a new normal that should be considered in future decision-making and planning.

The presenters will then delve into one of the biggest trends for 2023, artificial intelligence (AI). Drawing upon the speaker’s professional roles in design, software, and education, the breadth of implications resulting from accessible AI tools for architects and designers will be explored in detail. Focusing on the opportunities present in education and practice, the webinar will assess the risks, both to the AEC practitioner and, perhaps even more importantly, to educators who already find themselves confronted with the challenge of managing AI-generated student work.

The webinar will conclude with concrete steps AEC practitioners can take to explore the application of AI technology at different stages of their workflow. Taking the stance of AI as a tool, the webinar will highlight the role of the designer in the context of AI use and how human designers are more important than ever in the context of AI-driven design.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the AEC trends predicted for 2022 that came to fruition and which ones failed to impact the industry, and why.
  • Analyze the Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools targeting the AEC industry for integration into the design process.
  • Navigate the inclusion of AI as a design tool in educational curriculum with the learning requirements and standards for future designers.
  • Roderick Bates
    Head of Integrated Practice
  • John Cays
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Aaron Seward
    Editor in Chief
    The Architect's Newspaper

calendar_month DATE

Mar 23

schedule TIME

1:00 pm in Eastern Time




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