BD+C’s new AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live!, will take place May 11, 2017, at Venue Six10 in Chicago.
This fast-paced forum will showcase 18 business and tech visionaries from AEC Giant firms, who wi...read more
AEC firms looking for a hedge against climate-related events can now purchase future weather data online. Image: Pixabay
Simulation tool, developed by Arup and Argos Analytics, is offered to help owners and AEC firms d...read more
IrisVR's Scope product allows users to share 360-degree panoramas with a mobile phone and Google Cardboard or Gear VR. Image: Courtesy IrisVR
IrisVR offers two new products to simplify and enhance the application of virtual reality for des...read more
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The Super Wide View HD Action Camera and rugged design allow users to capture their adventures on...read more
Nissan driverless car. Photo: Charly W. Karl/Creative Commons.
Offsite parking and more space for valet parking lines are among the foreseeable changes.
The 3D concrete printing industry is expected to more than double in size within the next five ye...read more
HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR
Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...read more
A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR
Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...read more
The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) hospital project in Montreal, Canada. Image courtesy CannonDesign.
Collectif Santé Montreal turns to Bluebeam Revu for project efficiency in establishing the larges...read more
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The 2,690-sf structure took 17 days to print. City officials say the labor cost was only half as...read more
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The new automated connection will allow the more than 350 AIA 2030 committed firms to report thei...read more
The Fluid Harmonic Damper combines NASA's fluid structure coupling technology with water-filled PVC piping. It will be installed in a Brooklyn, New York, building later this spring. Rendering by Ena Cheung. All images courtesy Thornton Tomasetti.
TTWiiN initially features six products and will add more via its own incubator.
Navigant Research estimates that global demand for data integration technologies for buildings will increase nearly tenford over the next 10 years. Image: Pixabay
A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...read more
NBBJ designed the headquarters for Alipay, a part of the Alibaba Corporation. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
The Seattle design firm has partnered with Visual Vocal, a startup VR company.
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The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
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The device lets users edit sketches, plans, and images with a stylus or their fingers.
A new report estimates that the global terrestrial 3D laser scanning market will grow by 16.5% annually and reach $4.9 billion by 2020. Despite factors such as high cost and pokey data processing, more AEC firms are at least considering laser scanning to minimize project risk. Image courtesy Stantec.
The more that clients demand the service, the easier it is to justify the cost of laser scanning...read more
Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfindin...read more
Humanscale added sensors to adjustable workstations. Photos courtesy Humanscale.
Experts say yes. But what’s needed is a point person who makes sure that sensing devices can “tal...read more
The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS
Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.
Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.
Designates best-in-class Internet connectivity.
Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ
Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...
A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building
A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....read more
Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada will soon be making battery units like the Powerwall and Powerpack, which can store solar power for residential and commercial uses, including electric cars, homes, and businesses. Photos courtesy Tesla Motors
With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics...read more
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The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...read more
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The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than othe...read more