As well as her informal network of industry designers and fabricators, Eva Magnisali collaborates with ABB Robotics, one of the first and biggest robotic manufacturers worldwide. She and ABB are planning a series of seminars for AEC professionals to demystify industrial robotics for the construction industry.
Eva has several years of experience in architecture, academia and construction. Having such a rich pool of knowledge to draw from allows her to see the different intersections of the three disciplines - where they best meet and where they can work together well. This neurodiversity invites new concepts into the sector, offering novel opportunities for change and positively challenging the way we currently do things.
Shortlisted for the UK Women in Construction and Engineering awards, and having completed her Masters in English as a second language, Eva Magnisali has found London a great place for female innovators. As she puts it, “When it comes to talent and passion, it is not about who you are or where you come from, but your mentality.” Gender diversity and neurodiversity are both critical to driving progress in architecture, construction and engineering and having women like Eva Magnisali spearheading the use of robotics and digital manufacturing process in the industry must be celebrated and encouraged.
As a result of founding and managing a start-up and being a woman in innovation, Eva is passionate about mentoring, business consulting and advice to help more help pioneering innovators like herself. Eva also runs educational programmes, such as workshops and seminars on robotic construction, aimed at increasing diverse thinking within architecture, engineering and construction professionals.
Eva Magnisali approaches the automation of offsite construction from a manufacturing perspective. Learning from manufacturing, she knows that setting different objectives (such as maximising capacity, minimising capacity variability, maximising capacity utilisation, minimising lead time, minimising lead time variability or maximising profit) can result in very different automation proposals. With her team at DataForm Lab, she uses a holistic approach for automation planning, taking into account all parameters of offsite construction – not just the technical aspect of automating a construction process.