Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert.
Investors could reap big payoffs in an industry that experts say is ready for automation.
A new report on how contractors collect and use jobsite data is based on responses from 187 companies. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics
Information is power, but are contractors collecting what they need to make better decisions?...
As part of its four-year phased construction to Butler University's Gallahue Hall and Holcomb Building, Pepper Construction overlays imagery of where new utilities and buildings will be onto drawings and maps of existing structures. Pepper has been creating 3D models of underground utilities on jobsites since 2017. Image: Pepper Constructon
Overlaying new installs and site surveys add precision to the construction process.
Builder’s Almanac a free informational resource that organizes technology by construction workflow.
The free online resource aims to eliminate subjective bias from the contech software evaluation p...read more
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Could there come a time when buildings will become less about bricks and mortar and feel more lik...read more
A crew member with BAM Construction (second from right), working on that contractor's King's Cross project in London, demonstrates how he correlates the installation of mechanicals with laser-scan models he accesses from the cloud, a process that Autodesk and Leica Geosystems developed. Image courtesy Autodesk
The software goliath sounds the alarm about the urgent need for productivity improvements to addr...read more
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About half (42%) say their firm is “on par” with their most-direct AEC competitors.
Mortenson, a top-20 nonresidential contractor, is teaming with Built Robotics to make upgrade kits for earthmovers used on Mortenson's renewable energy projects. Image: Built Robotics
The partners will focus on equipment used for earthmoving in wind and solar projects.
Rendering: Reconstruct Inc.
Reconstruct’s AI and digital twin capabilities provide indoor/outdoor views for project stakehold...read more
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Instead of debating about whether machines can design, why don’t we ask, What if they could? How...read more
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ABC members increased training spending 45% from 2013, according to a new report.
Construction teams and facilities managers can now drill down into rich BIM data in an easy-to-use 2D interface or 3D environment. Rendering: PlanGrid
One of the construction industry’s most widely-used mobile technologies makes critical data acces...read more
A rendering of the 70-acre Seaport San Diego redevelopment, for which the owner's rep Gafcon is applying Digital Twin technology to manage the construction process. Courtesy Gafcon
One leading owner’s rep is pushing that idea with its “OneModel” BIM-sharing approach.
Jesse Devitte is among the coterie of savvy venture capitalists who saw gold in those AEC hills. McKinsey & Company estimates that investors pumped more than $10 billion into “contech” startups between 2000 and 2017. Illustration: Cathy LePenske, BD+C
Jesse Devitte is among the prescient venture capitalists who’ve bet on the AEC industry finally c...read more
If and when AI drives the entire process of design, construction, and operation, buildings could become exponentially smarter with resources, money, time, and performance. Illustration: stock.adobe.com/SMSka
If and when AI drives the entire process of design, construction, and operation, buildings could...read more
NBBJ's Design Performance Group leaders, from left, are Nate Holland, Peter Alspach, and Margaret Montgomery. Image: NBBJ
The firm also wants to advance energy efficiency in its projects.
BD+C's third-annual Accelerate AEC Innovation Conference (May 13-14, NYC) will explore A...read more
A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities management, one where “pure data” is at the center.
A new breed of data tools creates a valuable opportunity for the next wave of BIM and facilities...read more
This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...read more
A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk
Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...read more
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In this free 60-minute webinar, Keith Alcorn of FARO Technologies will talk about the concept of...read more
The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.
The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.
Speakers take the stage at the 2018 Accelerate AEC! conference, May 10, 2018, in Chicago. More than 150 AEC professionals attended the event. Photo: BD+C
This high-energy forum will deliver 20 game-changing business and technology innovations from the...read more
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more