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DIALOG’s Krigh Bachmann Joins Panel on Challenges Facing the Design and Architecture Industry

July 24, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Krigh Bachmann, Associate and Leader of Digital Innovation, alongside industry leaders for a panel discussion on the challenges facing the design and architecture industry in today’s fast-paced world at the Industry Summit on Construction Technology presented by Building Transformations on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, in Toronto.

Event Details

Date:                             Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Time:                            1:15 p.m. EST
Location:                     Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto

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Challenges Facing the Design Industry

The design and architecture industry is facing a variety of challenges in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world.

This panel discussion aims to identify some of the most significant issues currently impacting design professionals, including sustainability, technology integration, and evolving client expectations, and will provide an outlook for the future of the industry. The panel will examine the industry’s impact on the environment and the need for sustainable practices and materials. They will explore the influence of technology on design and architecture, weighing the potential benefits and drawbacks of technology integration. The discussion will also address the importance of user-centered design and evolving customer preferences, highlighting successful examples of client-focused design.


  • Krigh Bachmann, Associate and leader of Digital Innovation, DIALOG
  • Brent Mauti, Chief Technology Officer, Turner Fleischer Architects
  • James Vandezande, Chief Technology Officer and architect, HOK
  • Nibras Yacoub, Vice President, NORR Architects & Engineers

Moderator: Christie Bates, Intellectual Property Associate, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Industry Summit on Construction Technology 2023

The Future of Construction: Automation, Offsite & Field Technology

The industry summit aims to address the critical issue of labor shortages in the construction industry through the integration of design, manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly processes with field mechanization. This event will bring together experts, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss important innovations, challenges that stand in the way of progress, and how industry stakeholders can contribute to industry advancement. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in field mechanization technologies, including autonomous machinery, robotics and more.

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