Walbridge teamed with architect Integrated Design Solutions on a 20-month renovation of The Michigan Union, the University of Michigan’s iconic 1919 student union. The project involved upgrades to the MEP systems and elevators, a roof replacement, and restoration of 540 of the building’s original windows. Courtesy Walbridge
Contractors are more receptive than ever to ways that help get projects done faster.
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Using data from the BIM model, Jaibot locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled, and marks them according to the trade, according to the maker. Photo: Hilti
The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist MEP contractors with ceiling-drilling applicati...read more
Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program
The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...read more
To ensure peace of mind for passengers, the company is focusing on three pillars: hygiene, soci...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
Robins & Morton Construction Field Laboratory at Auburn University. Photo courtesy Robins & Morton
Robins & Morton and Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (C...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.
An exterior wall panel, manufactured by Clark Pacific, is positioned into place. Image: Clark Pacific
Gensler has been working with component supplier Clark Pacific on several projects.
This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...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.
Photo courtesy Construction Robotics
After decades when experts predicted that robots would become more prevalent on construction site...read more
FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
This flow chart shows how the supply chain for 3D printing and additive manufacturing would work within Pittsburgh's Neighborhood 91. Image: Allegheny County Airport Authority
Neighborhood 91 is the latest tech venture for the city’s airport authority.
Photo courtesy Prescient
Prescient combines 5D software, clever engineering, and advanced robotics to create prefabricated...read more
The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...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
The “sugar crystal” façade reflects fragments of the surrounding river, park, and city to create a distinctive modern aesthetic. Photo: Pavel Bendov
10 Jay Street’s unitized “sugar crystal” façade was engineered to withstand the water and wind fr...read more
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
Skender, a design, construction, and manufacturing firm, will use Z Modular’s self-bracing structural VectorBloc system to fabricate building components. Photos courtesy Skender and Z Modular
Factory to open soon on the southwest side of Chicago.
This prototype is an early version of the apartment units that will be built in Skender’s factory for a building in Chicago’s West Loop later this year. Photo: Skender
Working from a single source of truth means every factor of design, procurement, manufacturing, a...read more
Four reasons property-wide wireless wins in the era of digital transformation
The Smart World suite of 5D software platforms map and visualize data provided by metropolises to...read more
Automated progress monitoring and optimizing equipment usage are among the potential applications...read more
AEC firms explore how digital twin technology can bring more consistency to the design process an...read more
Prescient welders put the finishing touches on light gauge steel panels. The company has 130,000-sf manufacturing facilities in Arvada, Colo., and Mebane, N.C. Photo courtesy Prescient
Our experts offer 15 tips on how best to perform factory-based construction.
Edge Technologies has entered into alliances with the International WELL Building Institute and w...read more
Image of an Alabama factory, where BLOX prefabricates modular components for the healthcare industry. Using Design Manufacture Construct (DMC), BLOX delivers high-quality, standardized products that make construction better, faster, and smarter. Photo: BLOX
Experts project that prefabrication and modular construction will total $209 billion by the end o...read more