Peggy Smedley gives a rundown of what listeners can expect on the show, providing a glimpse into what is happening in Pittsburgh. She also offers analysis about smart cities and critical infrastructure.
Pittsburgh is a blend of traditional steel infrastructure of the past with networked systems of the future. Peggy Smedley gives a glimpse into the city’s past and how it has evolved into the innovation hub that it is today.
Peggy Smedley defines critical infrastructure, providing a brief history lesson and identifying who will be impacted with President Donald Trump’s drive to invest.
Peggy Smedley is joined by Azizan Aziz, assistant research professor at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics in the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, who talks about a new building energy diagnostic tool. They discuss how this innovation can help cities and construction companies build smarter cities.
Peggy Smedley takes her husband Dave to task, demonstrating a good ole tool versus today’s new DEWALT impact wrenches. She shows how the right tools can improve efficiency.
Pittsburgh understands data is key to making cities smarter. Grant Ervin, chief resilience officer and assistant director for the Dept. of City Planning, sheds some light on energy and water conservation in the city of Pittsburgh. He gives Peggy Smedley a peek behind the curtain at what the city is doing to integrate smart [...]
Brian Turmail, vice president of public affairs and strategic initiatives, AGC, weighs in on a problem that spans the entire country—from L.A. to Pittsburgh. Accidents on highway construction projects are on the rise. He and Peggy Smedley talk about how technology can help create safer jobsites.
Scott Schwalbe, CEO, NimbeLink, joins host Peggy Smedley to talk about cellular-based asset trackers for the construction industry. He talks about use cases for the technology and the benefits that construction companies can expect from using this type of a solution.
Construction is helping rebuild smart cities including roads, bridges, transportation, utilities, and more. Peggy Smedley chats with Scott Smith, enterprise program manager and industry principal, OSIsoft, about building energy efficiency and what contractors should be thinking about to gain marketshare. He identifies drivers, ROI (return on investment), and examples.
Brian Ballard, CEO and cofounder, Upskill, discusses with Peggy Smedley how AR (augmented reality) is changing how cities are built and how construction will use the technology. He talks about how it is going to help train people faster and help close the skills gap.