Looking Back, Looking Ahead: AU 2017 in Review

And just like that, 2017 has come to a close. Sure enough, it was another year of transformation, exploration, and integration, with technology reshaping our processes and creating new possibilities. And for the people who work in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, and media, it was another year of challenge and change—but also incredible opportunity.



In other words, the only thing that isn’t changing is that things are changing fast. Adaptation is what we do, and learning is part of the job.


As we get ready for what 2018 brings, here are a few of the topics and trends that made us go “hmmmm…” last year.


Getting by with a Little Help from Our Machines: The Evolution of Automation


Since the dawn of the industrial age, automation has been changing what’s possible for humans to do and make. But here’s the thing: the machine age is far from over. In fact, most experts agree we’re just heading into another, perhaps more…

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