AI in practice: IMEG chatbot brings decades of data to engineers in seconds (Podcast included)

In a two-part episode of The Future Built Smarter podcast, IMEG software development team lead Steve Germano discusses IMEG’s internal, AI-powered chatbot, Meg. After a year-and-a-half of development, Meg is now live and serves as a search engine for the firm’s engineering teams and other departments, drawing from the company’s vast amount of stored data.

Phius leader keen on passive building’s role in decarbonization (Podcast included)

Kat Klingenberg, executive director and co-founder of the non-profit organization Phius, talks about the history and current state of passive building in the latest episode of the IMEG podcast, The Future Built Smarter. “Passive building principles are not rocket science,” she says. “We’re talking about continuous insulation, airtight construction, no thermal bridging in the envelope,

Podcast: Northridge at 30: Seismic design advances benefit buildings across U.S.

This episode of The Future Built Smarter podcast provides a high-level look at seismic design and preparedness 30 years after the Northridge earthquake rocked Southern California in 1994. Joining the discussion is IMEG structural engineer and client executive Craig Chamberlain, president of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, which hosted the Northridge30 Symposium on

Podcast: How Ann Arbor seeks to lift up an underserved neighborhood through community geothermal

This episode features Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Director for the City of Ann Arbor, MI, one of 11 communities being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to design a community geothermal heating and cooling system. 

Podcast | Industrial market challenges: Project pace, scramble for resources, ESG goals

This episode of the IMEG podcast—part of a series of conversations with IMEG’s market leaders—features Kelly Altes, the firm’s industrial market leader. Kelly discusses the firm’s industrial teams’ areas of expertise— agriculture, aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, and general manufacturing—as well as challenges facing industrial clients. These include the pace of project delivery,

Podcast: Used as a ‘copilot,’ AI can positively assist designers

Note: The following is a summary from the IMEG podcast, The Future Built Smarter. In keeping with the topic of this episode—artificial intelligence—the summary has been generated by ChatGPT using a transcription from the recording. In this podcast episode, host Joe Payne and co-host Mike Lawless discuss the topic of AI and its impact on

Podcast : Bridge market update: Many projects, higher construction costs

In a continuing series of conversations with IMEG’s market leaders, this episode of The Future Built Smarter features Bridge Market Leader Steve Myer. Steve discusses his background, the types of services that IMEG’s bridge engineering team provides, challenges facing the market, and often-heard questions from clients. “The common questions from our clients include how to extend

Podcast | Transportation market update: Infrastructure bill projects ramp up

In a continuing series of conversations with IMEG market leaders and directors, Corey Stout discusses the transportation market with host Joe Payne. Corey touches on several topics, including the effects to date of the federal government’s massive infrastructure funding made available in late 2021.   “Aside from repair and maintenance work, most of the projects have