Events

Date/Time Event
05/22/2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
REAL Innovation - PART 1: Natural Capitalism - Emerging Trends in a Digitally Connected Global Economy: Method Soap Case Study

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Fifty years after the Whole Earth Catalog and Buckminster Fuller’s Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth was first published, a new Natural Capitalism is emerging that redefines the cost of a product from the traditional supply and demand model, to a value model based on its environmental impact. This shift in economics is enabled by emerging trends in a digitally connected IoT which is disrupting product supply chains. New building types are emerging. Method Soap’s new LEED Platinum manufacturing and office headquarter facility in Chicago is a “Factory of the Future”: a sustainable model for “Natural Capitalism’s bottom line: People, Planet, & Profit. Referring to Method’s new facility, project design partner William McDonough stated, “We are at the dawn of manufacturing in the ecological century.

Karl Heitman, AIA, LEED AP, founder and President of Heitman Architects, brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in the design of corporate facilities including a diverse range of industrial manufacturing, corporate consolidation, and redevelopment projects. As a differentiator, Karl has coupled his unique understanding of real estate value with emerging digital technologies to deliver sophisticated, high performance buildings that inspire and transform tomorrow’s businesses. Recognized as CoreNet Global 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award recipient, Heitman Architects is a thought leader for sustainable and technology-integrated architectural design. His national reputation for innovation is based on sophisticated facility solutions incorporating Virtual 3D data modeling and sustainable ‘next generation’ facility design for diverse clients across all sectors of the economy. Karl currently leads the firm as Design Principal. He is an active member of AIA, IFMA, IAMC, and the USGBC.

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06/12/2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
REAL Innovation - PART 2: Beyond FM - Leveraging Digital Technology to Inform Outcomes & Measure Success

The emerging Digitally Connected World will significantly disrupt the traditional role of FM. BIM supported platforms in the cloud, will host fully immersive global real estate facility networks in the form of a “Virtual 3D” data base. Virtual facilities will be GIS pinned to “google-earth” style enterprise networks, that are user friendly and accessed from hand held devices. Data updates in real time will occur through crowd sourced portals. Operations & Management queries will be supported by live data instantly. This live interactive “Virtual Facility” data base will enable completely new ways to manage existing facility assets and will inform new asset development. Leveraging parametric 3D Digital Data Models will be a “game changer”.

Karl Heitman, AIA, LEED AP, founder and President of Heitman Architects, brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in the design of corporate facilities including a diverse range of industrial manufacturing, corporate consolidation, and redevelopment projects. As a differentiator, Karl has coupled his unique understanding of real estate value with emerging digital technologies to deliver sophisticated, high performance buildings that inspire and transform tomorrow’s businesses. Recognized as CoreNet Global 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award recipient, Heitman Architects is a thought leader for sustainable and technology-integrated architectural design. His national reputation for innovation is based on sophisticated facility solutions incorporating Virtual 3D data modeling and sustainable ‘next generation’ facility design for diverse clients across all sectors of the economy. Karl currently leads the firm as Design Principal. He is an active member of AIA, IFMA, IAMC, and the USGBC