Machine Learning in the AEC Industry with Dalton Goodwin | AG 47

Machine Learning in the AEC Industry

In this week’s episode, we speak to BIM Coordinator & Data Enthusiast Dalton Goodwin.

Dalton works as a BIM Coordinator at DLR Group, which is a prestigious large Architecture & Engineering firm based in the States with offices all around the globe. He plays a key role in the development of new plugins and tools that assist the BIM process of the firm.

In this episode, Dalton shares his journey & how he got into the AEC industry, he talks about the importance of Machine Learning in our industry and it’s large impact going forward. Everything will be optimized for us in the future and working may require least to almost no human interference. He also talks about the power of data & how the algorithms adapt based on feedback from us. He even mentions new job positions opening up in the form of data scientists in the AEC industry.

Podcast Shownotes

02:36 About machine learning
06:34 How is it working with other architects
12:03 Nature of work
14:27 Pandemic and work from home has been crazy
16:15 Having good internet and system
20:35 I have tried to specialze in certain things
22:46 About machine learning
24:07 There are a lot of open source tools like python
26:37 I have been trying to focus on my YouTube channel
28:39 We see the power of data
32:35 A lot of jobs will be automated
33:45 It is a transition for me
36:07 Nothing is impossible
37:47 It is going to be optimized for humans
40:18. About uniquely painting images
41:21 Learn through feedback
43:02 How people are using the spaces
44:16 AI can be helpful in construction
48:11 This is really a cool industry to get into
52:43 A big book reader
55:07 This is my passion
55:57 I have had a number of mentors
59:59 Talks about his son
01:00:41 About future plans
01:02:20 I didn’t know if I would be as effective
01:04:10 About hiring full time data scientist
01:04:46 How to get in touch with him

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