For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Corporate Partners Program will focus on the built environment. The program will explore trends and new developments in building design, construction, materials and technologies. How will autonomous vehicles change our landscape? What are the impacts of an employee’s workspace on their productivity and well-being? Which technologies are going to radicalize design and construction to reduce footprints, while minimizing capital costs? These are only a few of the questions that may be contained within the annual scope.
A kickoff symposium introducing the topic will be held October 3, 2017. Based on the discussion at the event and input from our membership, research questions will be identified and students will spend the remainder of the academic year analyzing existing resources for the the most relevant information and presenting their findings in green papers.