Future Forty celebrates innovation and communication, asking questions about the state of design and exploring modern methods of construction, new technologies and design tools.
A Pecha Kucha-style debate asks the question ‘VR: Design Tool of the Future or Marketing Gimmick?’ While our Emerging Technologies Hackathon Series will delve into the possibilities offered to our industry by new innovations: How will wearables be used to make our buildings more efficient and improve the wellbeing of their occupiers? How will autonomous vehicles impact upon the built environment?
In our Qatar and UAE offices, we will be looking at how advances in engineering are allowing us to design comfortable environments in this region, inside and out, while in Cambridge a panel discussion will explore the pros and cons of smart design and the Internet of Things.
Looking to develop our future engineers, a design competition asks engineering students to imagine how design and construction will change over the next 40 years, with the winning entrant awarded a work placement on Hilson Moran’s Research and Development Team.