Thought Leaders from FXCollaborative and Esri Join Us on the Future Construct Podcast at Geo Week

Can you imagine a world where automation and efficiency form the backbone of architectural practices? In this week's episode of the Future Construct Podcast (24 min interview), let's explore this exciting intersection of tech and architecture with our guest, Brian Strydom, the Digital Practice Manager and Senior Associate at FXCollaborative. Brian's passion for data and technology and his unique perspective on teaching will guide us on a journey through his career from tech-enthusiast to a leader in digital practice.

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But we're not stopping there. We're also hosting Micah Callough, the AEC Technical Director at Esri, who's ready to share his insights on the role of GIS in digital transformation. From his humble beginnings as a GIS Technician to leading digital transformations at Arcadis and now Esri, Micah's journey is filled with lessons to inspire us all. Prepare for a deep dive into how location forms the core of design and construction and the critical role it plays in integrating data and executing new projects.

Hang on, there's more! Micah will also unveil the fascinating world of graph databases and their revolutionary impact on digital twins. Here's a chance to grasp the power of location in digital transformation and understand the immense potential of GIS and BIM integration. So, sit back, tune in, and get ready to be inspired, informed, and intrigued by the captivating world of digital transformation.

Brian Strydom has set himself apart as a technologist in the AEC industry by approaching challenges with resolutions that prompt holistic change across practice management and BIM management. With a focus on incorporating proactive data-driven processes, Brian strives to consolidate business procedures and create transparent data management strategies.


Micah Callough is an accomplished executive-level digital leader with extensive experience providing the leadership and direction necessary to achieve critical organizational technology-related business goals and objectives. He is skilled at developing and executing strategies built around digital solutions, best practices, innovation, and overall business intelligence to produce results that positively impact the organization's bottom line. In addition, he brings demonstrated strength in building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with strategic business partners and technology stakeholders leveraged to draw organizational alignment with key business initiatives. 


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0:12  Digital Practice in Architecture Analysis


09:11  Future of AEC and GIS Integration


14:11  Location's Importance in Design and Construction


19:30  Innovation in Graph Databases for Digital Twins

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