Published on
May 15, 2020

AEC Industry Discussion on Sustainability and the Impact of COVID-19


Arol Wolford

Founder & CEO

VIM's own Founder and CEO, Arol Wolford, recently sat down (virtually) with Global Sustainability Exchange and industry experts to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the AEC industry today — sustainability and the impact of COVID-19.

Problem Solving & Collaboration During COVID-19 & Beyond

New and fluctuating social, governmental, environmental and economic shifts are being experienced across every sector of the design, architecture and construction industry ... project cancellations, job losses, remote workplaces, real estate demand drops, supply chain disruptions and more. As difficult as the "new normal" is, we can work together to deliver fresh ideas and define actionable steps. This is the first of what will be weekly scheduled discussions.

Key Speakers:

  • Matthias Gelber, Director/Owner at GSX (Philippines)
  • Arol Wolford, Founder/CEO at VIM (USA)
  • Francis Amptmeijer, Founder/CEO at ProperLy Asia (Malaysia)
  • Joyce Clear, Founder/CEO at GSX (USA)  

Arol’s Takeaways:

  1. COVID-19 is awful but it is actually showing us that we can heal our planet because the last 3 months has measurably helped our Environment.
  2. Healthy Buildings are actually a very wise investment because the productivity of the people in buildings is a critical issue in actually making more money for the company they serve.
  3. Global Sustainability Exchange (Think Autodesk Buzz saw for Sustainability or Amazon for Sustainability) is a new attempt to help enhance the use of Sustainable Building Products.

Event Details:

  • Host: GSX, An Industry Discussion
  • Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
  • Video stream: Courtesy of GSX via Zoom

Sponsored by The Global Sustainability Exchange (GSX)

GSX is the only collaborative, interactive business and commerce HUB for today's sustainability-driven architecture, design and construction industry — and beyond. Our goal is to create a community of problem solvers and thought leaders that will help rejuvenate the industry and map out our path going forward together. Every week, we will take on a new challenge based on the feedback we receive on

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