This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton
Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.
A demonstration project in Los Angeles County will build a complex of four small single-family houses using 3D printing to form their shells. Renderings: HDR
A project in southern California will put onsite fabrication to the test against other construc...read more
BD+C's March issue features the largest and most important technological innovations across the...read more
The Engineering Quad at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Photo by: Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik
As our industry adopts VDC as standard practice, it is important to remember where these ideas...read more
A side-by-side viewer compares an OpenSpace picture and the BIM model of a Level10 Construction project for a Silicon Valley tech company. The walk path and the current location can be seen in the top corner. Image: Level 10 Construciton
OpenSpace’s AI-based reality capture tool looks to make site documentation a completely passive...read more
As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health
Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of...read more
BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.
The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.
Holly St. Clair, Sasaki's first Chief Technology Officer, was recently recognized as one of the country's leading influencers. Image: Sasaki
Following an industry trend, the firms hire chiefs of technology and sustainability, respective...read more
An inside look at Knotel's Boston location. Knotel, which provides flexible workplace solutions, bagged the biggest deal with ConTech investors in 2019. Image: Knotel
Builtworlds’ annual list of venture deals led by workspace providers.
This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...read more
The one-day event took place at Whitehall Place, in London. Photos courtesy John Tobin
Digital twin, ISO standards, blockchain, and data were the hot topics at the recent The Digital...read more
Drone technology is one of the tools that engineers and contractors are using to make their jobsites more efficient. A new report by Deloitte sees construction technology as a competitive advantage. Image: Deloitte
Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.
The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.
Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...read more
The Embodied Carbon Lab at Thornton Tomasetti has calculated the embodied carbon of more than 600 structural engineering projects over the past seven years. Beacon was developed based on the firm's experience and deep data sets.
Beacon is a Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodie...read more
Photo courtesy Construction Robotics
After decades when experts predicted that robots would become more prevalent on construction site...read more
WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA
AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...read more
A robot called MULE does the heavy lifting of cinderblock on a jobsite. Robotics for repetitive construction is catching on with large and small contractors alike. Images and video: Construction Robotics
The machines address trade labor shortages, as well as worker wellbeing and safety.
The latest version of the company's flagship tool focuses on accuracy, speed, standardization....
A national survey of contractors and building owners finds a large portion of respondents unhappy about how data are shared by project teams. Charts: e-Builder and Dodge Data & Analysis
A new survey finds that contractors and owners differ about the urgency of getting to single, sea...read more
Image by ZMorph3D from Pixabay
More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.
Photo courtesy Prescient
Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...read more
Matt Gough, Director of Innovation and Work Winning, Mace Group
From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups,...read more
No humans necessary. A transfer platform slides under the car's wheelbase and positions the vehicle to be parked automatically in a basement of 500 Walnut. Image: Westfalia Technologies
This is the first “palletless” system that Westfalia Technologies has installed.
Enhanced data transmission will make virtual reality more effective, but 5G adoptions will increase gradually. Photo: Pexels
Virtual reality, Internet of Things, robotics, and drones will all benefit from enhanced data flo...read more
The 20,000-sf Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Ill., replicates an actual jobsite, and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new technologies and training techniques, or to share best practices with peers. Photo: Oracle
The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five diffe...read more
Darren Bechtel (second from right) with his Brick & Mortar Ventures team (from right): Kaustubh Pandya, Curtis Rodgers, Alice Leung, and Austin Yount. Image: Brick & Mortar Ventures
Brick & Mortar Ventures has struck 16 deals in past 20 months.
Dane Stokes, a Design Technology Specialist with ZGF Architects, shown with floor sensors that were used to capture occupant circulation data for one of the firm’s projects. Photo: ZGF
Computational design lets ZGF Architects see patterns that renderings and even models can’t show....
XCON 2019 to focus on collaborative partnerships and what works in digital construction
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert.