From building prefab factories in the sky to incubating the next generation of AEC tech startups, our 2019 class of AEC Innovators demonstrates that the industry is poised for a shakeup. Meet BD+C’s 2019 AEC Innovators.
Marriott International embraces modular construction: The hotel giant has more than 50 projects in the works that incorporate prefab guestrooms or bathrooms. READ STORY
How engineering giant BuroHappold democratizes tech innovation: The firm's Computational Collective initiative presents employees with “a different way of thinking and working.” READ THE STORY
Clayco seeks the cutting edge as a competitive advantage: Innovation has been in Clayco’s DNA since this general contractor was founded in 1984. READ STORY
Mace Group built working factories on top of under-construction skyscrapers: The six-story factories eliminated the need for tower cranes, and increased productivity to the point where crews could complete 18 floors in 18 weeks. READ STORY
Improving architectural designs through iteration: Computational design lets ZGF Architects see patterns that renderings and even models can’t show. READ STORY
Structural engineer speeds skyscraper construction with novel building core design: With its Speed Core composite core wall system, Magnusson Klemencic Associates thinks it’s found a faster way to complete high-rise buildings. READ STORY
Oracle’s replica of a construction jobsite creates an immersive environment for AEC professionals: The Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction work, to test new AEC technologies and training techniques. READ STORY