BIM and Information Technology
By turning furniture into downloadable templates, offices can be in charge of sourcing and manufacturing their own products. Screengrab of opendesk.cc/designs
Offices can “download” their furniture to be made locally, anywhere.
Users can see an estimate of how much a rooftop receives sunlight year-round. Photo: screenshot via Google/YouTube.
The tool offers high-resolution aerial maps, like the one used in Google Earth, to estimate the t...read more
Instead of working on a 2D plane, Hyve3D allows users to work in 3D. Photo courtesy Hyve3D via YouTube
A University of Montreal professor has developed a system that elevates 2D cursors for a 3D world...
When Case launched in 2008, it was operating out of one of WeWork’s spaces, and the two companies have since been linked at the hip as WeWork has expanded. Photo: courtesy Case
The merger is expected to help standardize how WeWork designs and builds out office space.
Designers in Little’s Charlotte, N.C., office test drive a project design using two virtual reality methods: the Unity gaming engine combined with the Oculus Rift headset, and stereo panoramic renderings viewed on a smartphone using Google Cardboard. Photo: Little
Given their size, AEC Giants possess the resources and scale to research and test the bevy of sof...read more
Chattanooga, Tenn., was selected as a winning city in the "What Works Cities" program. Photo: rjones0856/Creative Commons
The competition, called "What Works Cities," promotes innovation in city government by making the...read more
Photo: Dallas's Centerpoint Energy Plaza is one of the façade retrofits listed on the site. Ken Lund/Creative Commons
The site allows users to submit information about new projects, or supplement information on thos...read more
The developers of Remote AR have discovered a new application for AR technology that could apply...read more
Photo: Courtesy Branch Technology
Branch Technology used the world’s largest freeform printer, one that has an arm that prints obje...read more
Countless 3D-printed prototypes were tested, and Scriba’s final design was found to give the least fatigue to users. Photo courtesy Scriba via getscriba.com
Without buttons, users can change the weight of the stylus’ stroke.
The Building Ops app Dashboard offers focused and relevant role-based information to facilities technicians. Photo courtesy Autodesk
The Building Ops app enables owners to begin operations on the first day with a turnkey maintenan...read more
Courtesy Google Developers
Though beacons usually broadcast information publicly, Eddystone has the option to communicate pr...read more
Map: MIT, courtesy of Andres Sevtsuk/City Form Lab
UNA for Rhino 3D helps determine the impact that urban design can have on where pedestrians go....
Photo: Alexander Glinz, Wikimedia Commons
This is one of six testing sites around the country that are developing flight standards and eval...read more
Though centimeter-accurate positioning systems are already used in fields such as geology, surveying, and mapping, the devices have always been too large and costly. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A new startup is working with Samsung to develop a snap-on accessory for centimeter-accurate glob...read more
Screenshot via YouTube
The film's narrator, actor Jason Bateman, says it’s a story “about a simple toy and how its uniqu...read more
The building will be 2,000 sf with one story. Renderings via Emirates 24/7
A 20-foot-tall printer will be needed for the project, spewing out construction material consisti...read more
Gilbane’s Joey Felix, starting the Focus3D Laser Scanner.
Gilbane discovered the anecdotal side of laser scanning pales in comparison to the dramatic ROI s...read more
Multi-axis robotic hands will be equipped with 3D printing tools. Screenshot via M3XD/YouTube.
To complete the bridge, multi-axis industrial robots will be fitted with ...read more
Populous dedicates space in its model shop in Kansas City, Mo., for creating models using an Epson ProJet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer. The firm had to develop software that could translate what its designers were providing into language the printer could interpret. Photo: Brian Folkers, Populous
Early adopters provide first-hand advice on the trials and tribulations of marrying 3D printing w...read more
Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.
The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now pr...read more
Human-robot collaboration, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, mass customization, and 3D p...read more
Photo: “Night Lights of the World,” courtesy NASA and NASA Earth Observatory
The buzzword may be “Big Data,” but the reality is that Building Teams need to burrow deep into t...read more
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst
The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...read more
The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rules for commercial drone use would require pilots to be at least 17 years old and obtain aircraft operator certificates with a small unmanned aerial systems rating. Photo: courtesy Assurance
The fog is finally lifting on who will be allowed to pilot unmanned aerial vehicles.
The firm released its ecoMetrics analysis tool at the CAGBC Conference. Image: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation...read more
The Pegasus:Backpack from Leica is the industry's first wearable reality-capture technology. Image: Leica Geosystems
Combining five high-dynamic cameras and a LiDAR profiler, Leica's Pegasus:Backpack creates a 3D v...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
There are up to 620 pieces for walls, windows, and furniture. Renderings courtesy Arckit
Arckit, as the system is called, was designed to a 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models ac...read more