Sasha Reads, Vol. 7
The latest selections from Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed's bookmarks list
Bluebeam VP of Strategic Development Sasha Reed browses far and wide to keep up with the latest on technology, productivity and innovations from the world of design and construction—and beyond. Here, she periodically shares a few of her favorite recent articles from across the web.
1. A picture’s worth a thousand words
Every year I look forward to ENR’s “Year in Construction” photo contest. It’s one of the few curated offerings capturing the “art” in construction. I think my favorite photo is #3 of Malcolm Drilling’s crews. It’s why the exercises shown in photo #8 of Consigli Construction is VERY necessary.
2. NASA is trying to make space hardware smarter and more autonomous
Imagine sensors, from various satellites, working together to sense, react and, in some cases, automate specific tasks. Well, if NASA has their way, this may be the future for space exploration sooner than you might think. This article does a nice job of laying out the multipronged approach; explaining how bitcoin technology, AI, sensors and software-defined networking technologies can work together to overcome the challenges of communicating in deep space. And hey, if they can overcome communication challenges in deep space, AEC can’t be that far behind!
3. BIM around the globe
Ever wonder how other countries are getting along with BIM adoption—what’s working and what isn’t and why? Well my good friend and BIM implementation expert Rebecca De Cicco has penned a series for AEC Magazine based on her work across the globe. Her recent post, “BIM—Born in the USA” is worth a read to understand where we are in the US and how we got here.
4. Power of storytelling
In recognition of Valentine’s Day this week, I thought I would take a slight departure from my norm and highlight a podcast that celebrates love in it many forms. This episode celebrates Modern Love, the podcast’s 100th episode and demonstrates just how storytelling connects us.