The Architech Show

Architecture and Technology podcast hosted by Joe Banks, Greg Lamb and Willis Lim

Episode 84 - Interview with Shawnee Finlayson

September 12th, 2019

A special interview this episode with Shawnee Finlayson. Shawnee is the Technology Implementation Lead at Northrop Consulting Engineers. As a self-professed nerd she has a growing passion for implementing data-driven design processes on projects and using data analysis and visualisation to showcase their advantages.

Episode 79 - Wesley Benn

June 16th, 2019

Wesley Benn is the Executive Chairman of the DBEI (Digital Built Environment Institute) and founder of RTC Events Management that run the BiLT conferences around the world. During BiLT ANZ Wesley was kind enough to talk to me about his career, DBEI and its goal of making an impact around the world in our industry through events such as BiLT.

Episode 45 - Designing Buildings Efficiently

March 8th, 2016

This episode we talk about designing buildings efficiently. Do we need the 132132 consultants on a building or can we get by with as few as possible? Willis gets his camera geek on and Joe is informed that Snapchat is more than sending other people dirty pictures.

Episode 32 - Joe has a new game to play

October 22nd, 2015

We missed you all last week so we have an action packed episode this week to make up for it. We talk crackers, Joe has a new game to play and also previews his upcoming sessions at RTC Europe. He only just got back from RTC Asia and he is jetting off again. What gives?

Episode 30 - Let’s Science the S#!@ out of this

September 29th, 2015
Originally started as an episode to discuss about handling with difficult collaborators, we end up talking about Science, Mars, blood doping and Matt Damon.

Episode 22 - All your buildings are belong to us

July 27th, 2015

The quest for interconnected buildings where services such as the fire systems, lifts and security systems all 'talk' to each other can be a doubled edged sword. Jeep recalled 1.4 millions cars this week after it was proven that the car could be remotely hacked via the infotainment system. Are there some components of a building that should be left as 'dumb'? What is truly safe in cybersafe anymore?

Episode 14 - I spit in your general direction!

June 1st, 2015

Joe has a bone to pick in this episode of The Architech Show. Who decides whether an older building is worth preserving even though it has outlived its purpose? Sometimes the effort of maintaining and preserving the older building costs more than the cost of replacing the building. Can a building be reconfigured in order to preserve its heritage yet be repurposed to suit modern times? We don't have the answers but it makes an interesting discussion!

Episode 11 - Desktop Virtualisation - Beating the hardware cycle?

May 10th, 2015
Desktop virtualisation has been around for a while but only in recent years has the technology been good enough to be able for 3D modelling in a production environment. To discuss this we have BVN's Infrastructure Manager, Haydn Davies as our first ever guest on the show to discuss what desktop virtualisation is, how it can benefit an architectural practice and some gotchas to look out for.

Episode 10 - The Tesla PowerWall and Architecture

May 4th, 2015
Currently virtually all of our power comes from grid and Australia is one of the most expensive countries for electricity in the developed world.
The Grid is sized for peak demand, (typically when the kids get home from school, and when people get home from work) but power stations can’t just switch off when not needed so power at peak times and cheaper at off peak times (like overnight when fewer people are using it).
The effects are twofold, grid powered electricity goes up, greater economies of scale for solar drives price of solar down. This is referred to as the “death spiral” for coal.
This is a worry for the government as they need to re-coup the 4.5 billion in infrastructure.