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Terminology, Tools, and the Future of Work

with Kipp Ivey

Terminology, Tools, and the Future of Work

with Kipp Ivey

Kipp Ivey, FARO’s Senior Business Development Manager, was in 3D modeling before BIM was even an acronym. He has the same ol’ 2004 Dodge Ram Truck, and pockets an older iPhone, because he knows the answer to the question everyone in the industry should be asking – What is enough?

Despite working at a titan of manufacturing company, Kipp actually advocates for a certain restraint in the space, making for an utterly compelling 54th episode of the RCN podcast. With an uncanny ability to summon analogies, Kipp opens up about his path to FARO, his love/hate relationship with certain terminology, the perils of just replacing a tool, sales, robotics and the future of work, a formative story about toilet scrubbing, and much more.

All of Kipp’s thirty years in the industry seem present at some stage of this episode, one rich with stories, predictions, and unique perspectives. Don’t miss it!

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Episode Timeline

2:02
Kipp’s active youth, and how the film We Bought a Zoo encapsulates his foray into reality capture and, ultimately, his arrival at FARO
10:03
Modern construction & gamification, and the struggle of piquing young workers’ interests
17:09
The grassroots efforts to spread awareness about reality capture
19:30
What’s causing the hesitation so many companies have toward adoption?
24:15
Kipp’s love/hate relationship with digital twin definitions, and a bubble the industry is in
31:18
Deciphering the right tool for the right need, the perils of replacing a tool, and an iPhone metaphor
42:12
Simplifying the verbiage of what companies and people actually do, and an aspect of the industry Kipp finds particularly beautiful
46:18
What the job site will look like in five years, and how we’ll get there
50:08
Will robotics lead to replacement or augmentation? A tale of union workers
58:54
What is the future of the digital twin, and will a Ready Player One scenario come to fruition?
1:06:59
Is the sandbox big enough for everyone?
1:10:22
Kipp’s best lesson? Maintain one thing above all else, and the rest will fall into place
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Mentioned in this Episode: 

  • We Bought a Zoo – Matt Damon movie about, well, buying a zoo.
  • LOD – Level of development, a set of specifications that gives professionals in the AEC industry the power to document, articulate and specify the content of BIM effectively and clearly.
  • MEP– Mechanical, electrical, plumbing
  • Prometheus – 2012 Ridley Scott science-fiction film.
  • Skydio – Autonomous flight company.

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RCN Guest Kipp Ivey

Kipp Ivey

Senior Business Development Manager

RCN Guest Kipp Ivey

Kipp Ivey

Senior Business Development Manager

FARO Technologies
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