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The Future of Construction: a webinar series + design challenge for middle school students

Large Future of Construction webinar
  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE



    Children and Families

If you were to hop in a time machine and visit a construction site in 2030, what new technology do you think you’d see? Would workers make use of virtual and augmented reality? Have robots or giant 3D printers become a common sight? Could the digital tools used to design buildings also shape the way we plan and create them?

In this 5-day webinar series, we will explore some of these exciting possibilities for the future of construction. This will culminate in a virtual design challenge that will engage young people in using creativity and design thinking to address the issue of climate change.


  • Exposure to career paths involving construction technology
  • Knowledge about how the construction industry is leveraging technology to reimagine how we can build more and build better, while having less negative impact on the planet
  • Skills in using the design thinking process and computer-aided design to imagine, design, and create a solution for a real-world problem

This webinar will be run on the Zoom webinar platform. Participants are subject to Zoom’s terms of service and other policies, including eligibility requirements: participants will be unable to view or communicate with one another. Participants will be able to ask the host and panelists questions which are visible only to the host and panelists.

PARENTS MUST REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR WITH THEIR CONTACT DETAILS. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL INFORMATION. Autodesk uses the information you provide for and during the webinar as described in the Autodesk Privacy Statement was developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way.

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