A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup at its new Smart Lab in San Francisco.
Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...read more
More third-party suppliers have been developing software products that can be layered atop Forge, Autodesk's cloud-based platform that aspires to provide end-to-end project transparency. Image: Autodesk
The goal is to further streamline the construction process, from design to commissioning.
Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...read more
At Terrell Place, in Washington D.C., motion sensors activate 1,700 sf of panels on lobby walls and corridors that display artwork that never looks the same to any passerby.
Indoor digital media changes the identities of buildings by stimulating occupant interaction....
Co-working real estate giant WeWork is using AI-driven machine learning to forecast how prospective occupants might use co-working and shared spaces. Pictured is the company’s Yan’an Dong Lu space in Shanghai, where AI work has been conducted. Courtesy WeWork.
From construction scheduling to risk management, AEC firms see promise in budding artificial inte...read more
Small construction companies are less willing to spend on technology than companies in several other business sectors, including retailing, manufacturing, and real estate. Image: Pixabay
A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.”
From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will em...read more
The CorTek system has been used on five projects to date, including the One Steamboat Place resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Images: Vulcraft
With this patented, steel-and-concrete hybrid system, the service core will no longer be the sche...read more
The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.
More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so wit...read more
Courtesy of Stanford
For construction, the robot could be used for wiring the ceilings or floors of a building.
Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp
Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...read more
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The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.
Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor
The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.
The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., became more than just a medical and science hub when Inmar, a marketing analytics firm, opened its corporate headquarters within the 242,740-sf 635@Vine building. Triggs Photography, courtesy Wexford.
Wexford Science & Technology’s ‘knowledge communities’ provide the real estate spark to ignit...read more
The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.
Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...read more
More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.
Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...read more
Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment....
Many of the nation’s largest contractors, including Gilbane, Mortensen, Skanska, and Turner, have...read more
In less than one minute, Bloomframe transforms from an insulated picture window to an open balcon...
The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...read more
The neighborhood will become a test lab for innovative technology.
Ancient Jerusalem project. Rendering courtesy of Lithodomos VR.
An Australian archeological startup is bringing the ancient world to a VR headset near you.
Data from sensors built into HVAC units paired with a machine learning algorithm predicted 76 out...read more
Last year, Dubai completed the world's first fully functional 3-D printed office. Dubai wants 25% of its buildings to use 3D printing technology by 2030, and is working with U.S.-based Cazza Construction Technologies, which is building a 3D crane apparatus for larger projects. Image: Government of UEA
Cazza Construction Technologies is building a crane that it claims can layer more than 2,000 sf o...read more
The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research
Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.
Photo Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.
The project is currently under development by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo....
Photo: Lucy Li, Wikimedia Commons
The computational model is being tested on MIT’s Green Building.
Rendering courtesy of elyseemiami.com
The 100-unit tower will incorporate healthy living enhancements from The Wellness Habitat Company...
John Williams, CEO of Impact Infrastructure, whose Autocase software calculates the dollar value and ROI of earning LEED points, taking into account financial, social, and environmental benefits. Image: BD+C
Autocase analyzes the financial, social, and environmental benefits of certification.