How Industrialized Construction Will Shape the Future of Design


In this episode, presented by DIRTT, ThinkLab interviews Daniel Hall, assistant professor at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and Amy Marks, VP at Autodesk, on what industrialized design means, how it works, and how it can help designers and manufacturers collaborate more closely. 

Accredited for: IDCEC, AIA | 0.5 CEU/0.5 LU 

After listening, you will be able to: 

  1. Summarize what industrialized construction encompasses.  
  2. Contrast how industrialized construction differs from conventional construction. 
  3. Analyze how industrialized construction changes the traditional design process. 
  4. Examine how industrialized construction enables new product and process innovation. 

Our first guest, Daniel Hall, assistant professor at TU Delft, provides his own definition of industrialized construction. He also explains how designers who adopt this holistic approach and move away from the conventional design process will experience three mindset shifts. Hall also stresses how industrialized construction can enable more circular design in the built environment.  

Amy Marks, vice president of industrialized construction at Autodesk, shares her vision for the future of industrialized construction — especially as a way to connect designers and manufacturers earlier in the design process. She describes how industrialized construction requires thinking of the built environment as a product rather than a project, and that finding a way to “productize” process development can lead to better business and sustainability outcomes. 

Quiz: Want CEU credit for listening? Click here to take the quiz, and earn your certificate of completion. 


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Step 1: Listen to the episode. 

Step 2: Sign in at this link to take a short, 5-question quiz. We recommend you take this on a desktop.

*Scoring an 80% or above on the quiz will earn you 0.5 CEU/0.5 LU. 

Step 3: Upon passing the quiz, receive your certificate of completion via email from CEU sponsor DIRTT. 

Connect with our expert guests on LinkedIn: 

Daniel Hall 

Amy Marks 


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Meredith Campbell

Meredith Campbell is part of the research and content development team at ThinkLab, the intelligence division of SANDOW (the parent company of Interior Design Media,

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