Preview: NXT BLD 2019

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With rapid deployment of end-to-end digital workflows, significant challenges must be overcome to realise the benefits of digital fabrication, AI and automation in the architecture, enginering and construction (AEC) sector.

On June 11 in London, the NXT BLD 2019 conference and exhibition will be at the forefront of the debate bringing the most exciting technologies and some ‘firsts’.

Image courtesy of Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics will show its incredible SPOTmini robot in the UK for the first time. It will be used in construction for a variety of use cases, including reality capture and inspection.

Developers who are looking to build applications on top of SPOT are also welcome to attend.


Image courtesy of Katerra

Katerra is on a mission to change every aspect of building design, materials supply and construction. As AEC converges with manufacturing, this key player from the US will give the low down on its advanced digital fabrication process.

Melike Altınısık Architects will show how technology and innovation is changing the construction of its projects, including a fantastic Robot Science Museum in Seoul, which will be built using robots and drones.

Image courtesy of Melike Altinisik Architects

Image courtesey of Melike Altinisik Architects

Hassell Studio will share details of its NASA competition project, exploring how a human habitat could be delivered on Mars using autonomous 3D printing.

Image courtesy of Hassell + EOC

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) will share some of the world-renowned practice’s visual design workflows that enhance the process of design and design review.

Neoscape, the US-based creative agency, will show how it is using real time raytracing and how it is impacting on the internal design and decision making process, as well as its clients.

Mariana Popescu, Architect and PhD researcher at the Block Research Group, will introduce KnitCrete, a labour-reducing formwork system for casting of doubly curved geometries in concrete.

Image courtesy of Philippe Block

In addition to these incredible firms, you All inclusive tickets are available for £65. Price includes full access to the conference and exhibition, refreshments, lunch and drinks at the networking reception.

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Image courtesy of Nvidia

The future of design viz and VR

NXT BLD 2019 will give you a glimpse into the future of design viz with a dedicated conference stream for architectural visualisation and VR.

• Bring your creative design process into a collaborative VR environment.
• Re-imagine the cities of the future with next gen Viz from Nvidia.
• Choose your path into VR with expert advice on the latest technologies.
• Discover how Fortnite, powered by Unreal Engine, will change design.
• Get hands-on with the very latest viz and VR tools… plus lots, lots more.

Conference exploring incredible future design technologies – London 11 June

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