166 episodes

Join architect Evan Troxel as he explores important topics surrounding the co-evolution of technology and architecture. Guests from the architectural community and beyond join in long-form conversations about the influence digital transformation is having on the profession with long digressions on leadership, change management, knowledge transfer, where all this may lead to in the future of the building industry, and more.

TRXL Evan Troxel

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Join architect Evan Troxel as he explores important topics surrounding the co-evolution of technology and architecture. Guests from the architectural community and beyond join in long-form conversations about the influence digital transformation is having on the profession with long digressions on leadership, change management, knowledge transfer, where all this may lead to in the future of the building industry, and more.

    157: ‘Aligning and Orchestrating the Process’, with Krzysztof Jędrzejewski

    157: ‘Aligning and Orchestrating the Process’, with Krzysztof Jędrzejewski

    Krzysztof Jędrzejewski joins the podcast to talk about his career transition from traditional architecture to technology. He shares his Eastern European roots, educational background, and early work experiences in Poland and Denmark, including his involvement in groundbreaking projects like the Mercedes Museum. He talks about a crucial interview that propelled him towards tech in architecture and led him to work with Reope and now Autodesk Forma.
    The conversation covers benefits of cloud-based software solutions, advanced tools like Grasshopper, Dynamo, and Ladybug, and the role of computational tools, AI in early-stage design, the importance of integrations with other AEC tools like TestFit and Veras in Autodesk Forma, and more.
    To learn more about Krzysztof Jędrzejewski, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    156: ‘Why Are We Doing This in the First Place?’, with Shane Burger

    156: ‘Why Are We Doing This in the First Place?’, with Shane Burger

    Shane Burger joins the podcast to talk about current and potential future impacts of AI and automation on architectural practice, the shift from perpetual to per-user licensing in AEC project delivery software, license management difficulties, enhancing productivity and improving project delivery while maintaining a human-centric approach, reevaluating business models towards valuing outcomes and performance, rethinking workflows, balancing technological advancements and the essence of human intelligence and empathy, and more.
    To learn more about Shane Burger, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
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    Dedicated to developing tools that save AEC teams time, AVAIL has now added Revit Application Version Management and another powerful new workflow feature called Palettes to its suite of content management capabilities.
    Visit https://getavail.com/request-demo to book a demo and see it in action.
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    155: ‘Shortening the Feedback Loop’, with AJ Lightheart and Jon Matalucci

    155: ‘Shortening the Feedback Loop’, with AJ Lightheart and Jon Matalucci

    AJ Lightheart and Jon Matalucci join the podcast to talk about how they have worked together during the process of developing and testing the Autodesk Workshop XR platform which aims to evolve how professionals in architecture, engineering, and construction industries collaborate by using extended reality (XR) environments.
    Today we talk about the benefits of immersive VR experiences for project visualization and coordination, and how such tools foster enhanced decision-making and empathy in design processes.
    Additionally, we talk about the practical aspects of adopting XR technologies in firms, including hardware recommendations and strategies for wider organizational implementation.
    This episode not only highlights Workshop XR's potential to democratize design processes but also emphasizes the ongoing evolution of digital practice in creating efficient, sustainable, and highly collaborative project environments in the early phases of the design process, which also leads to the opportunity for professional development and mentorship of design professionals along their career path.
    To learn more about AJ Lightheart and Jon Matalucci, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    154: ‘Construction is Sick’, with Jim Walker

    154: ‘Construction is Sick’, with Jim Walker

    Jim Walker joins the podcast to talk about the systemic problems plaguing the construction industry and the parallels in architecture and engineering.
    Jim brings over 20 years of experience in general contracting and project management across North America from sweeping floors at construction sites to working for major firms like PCL and EllisDon.
    Our conversation highlights the industry's evolution towards digital transformation, increasing complexity and, yet in many ways, inefficiency. But more importantly, we discuss the concept of construction being 'sick', the adversarial nature of traditional contract models, toxic work environments, health issues among workers, the value of the blue collar work and the trades, pros and cons of different project delivery models, risk and reward, and more.
    Overall, the episode encapsulates a critical analysis of the construction industry's challenges and potential paths forward through innovation and systemic change.
    To learn more about Jim Walker, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
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    AVAIL
    AVAIL is helping AECO firms better manage, organize, and navigate information today. Trust a leader with a proven track record for reliability, relatability, and success. Learn why the top AECO firms choose AVAIL. Visit https://getavail.com/stranded and book a meeting with Will Rouse to learn more.
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    Confluence is an intimate, invite-only conference event for AEC professionals and technology providers to discuss industry trends and ideas, together. Learn more about the next regional event coming April 2024 in NYC at https://confluence.getavail.com/2024-nyc
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    153: ‘Emotional Archaeology’, with Susan Young

    153: ‘Emotional Archaeology’, with Susan Young

    Susan Young joins the podcast to talk about the art of persuasive communication and storytelling, particularly in leadership roles within the AEC industry. We discuss the importance of not only building but reading the room, asking quality questions, and practicing deep listening. The conversation also explores how being fully present and curious can lead to more effective interactions and projects.
    Susan underscores the two key traits of superior leaders: confidence and excellent communication skills, emphasizing that these are skills that can be learned and honed. The conversation highlights the role of soft skills in conveying knowledge effectively, stating that it doesn't matter what you know if you can't communicate and articulate it to others.
    We further discuss the crucial role of making a strong first impression, owning the fact that you're a media production company via social media and the internet, and understanding the art of the headline to hook your audience. The episode wraps up with a discussion on a people-centric approach to talking about tech and tools in firms, highlighting that we relate most to the human to human (H2H) stories.
    To learn more about Susan Young, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
    Episode Sponsors:
    ArchIT
    Embrace a technology team that enhances—not hinders—your design process. Visit https://GetArchIT.com for your free IT assessment and start transforming your firm and your tech experience today.
    AVAIL
    AVAIL is helping AECO firms better manage, organize, and navigate information today. Trust a leader with a proven track record for reliability, relatability, and success. Learn why the top AECO firms choose AVAIL. Visit https://getavail.com/stranded and book a meeting with Will Rouse to learn more.

    Confluence Events
    Confluence is an intimate, invite-only conference event for AEC professionals and technology providers to discuss industry trends and ideas, together. Learn more about the next regional event coming April 2024 in NYC at https://confluence.getavail.com/2024-nyc
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    152: ‘Left to My Own Devices’, with Kean Walmsley

    152: ‘Left to My Own Devices’, with Kean Walmsley

    Kean Walmsley joins the podcast to talk about his background both in computing and in his career journey leading to and while at Autodesk. We also talk about the development and applications of the VASA (voxel-based architectural space analysis) toolkit for Dynamo, the impact of AR and XR in the AEC industry, the significance of real-time feedback during the design process, and much more.
    To learn more about Kean Walmsley, see the full show notes with links, find more episodes, and find the past guests on the TRXL podcast please visit https://trxl.co
    Episode Sponsors:ArchIT
    Embrace a technology team that enhances—not hinders—your design process. Visit https://GetArchIT.com for your free IT assessment and start transforming your firm and your tech experience today.
    AVAIL
    AVAIL is helping AECO firms better manage, organize, and navigate information today. Trust a leader with a proven track record for reliability, relatability, and success. Learn why the top AECO firms choose AVAIL. Visit https://getavail.com/stranded and book a meeting with Will Rouse to learn more.
    Confluence Events
    Confluence is an intimate, invite-only conference event for AEC professionals and technology providers to discuss industry trends and ideas, together. Learn more about the next regional event coming April 2024 in NYC at https://confluence.getavail.com/2024-nyc
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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Essential for my practice

I’m an architect and this podcast provides valuable insight and interesting discussions about the latest technology and it’s opportunities for the profession. Great guests, topics, and audio quality.

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