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Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
on September 10,2014

Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can deform and return to their original state when activated by cues like heat, humidity, and light.

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Luleå
on August 04,2014

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is back at it in Mother Svea with yet another novel approach to data center design.

on July 15,2014

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have been readapted to meet specific needs of different eras.

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To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer
on August 04,2014 in Feature

Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among the emerging trends in the BIM/VDC field, according...

Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3
on July 01,2014 in Feature

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are potential game changers for AEC firms that are...

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
on July 01,2014 in Feature

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms are employing to improve BIM/...