AEC Tech

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz, Accelerate Live!

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

May 25, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Lucas Richmond, Senior Media Studio Manager, Gilbane Building Company

May 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's inaugural Accelerate Live! innovation conference took place May 11, in Chicago....

BD+C’s new AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live!, will take place May 11, 2017, at Venue Six10 in Chicago.

January 30, 2017 | BD+C Staff

This fast-paced forum will showcase 18 business and tech visionaries from AEC Giant firms, who wi...

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AEC firms looking for a hedge against climate-related events can now purchase future weather data online. Image: Pixabay

December 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Simulation tool, developed by Arup and Argos Analytics, is offered to help owners and AEC firms d...

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IrisVR's Scope product allows users to share 360-degree panoramas with a mobile phone and Google Cardboard or Gear VR. Image: Courtesy IrisVR

November 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

IrisVR offers two new products to simplify and enhance the application of virtual reality for des...

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Photo courtesy of Kyocera

August 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Super Wide View HD Action Camera and rugged design allow users to capture their adventures on...

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Driverless cars could soon start impacting commercial, retail project design

Nissan driverless car. Photo: Charly W. Karl/Creative Commons.

June 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Offsite parking and more space for valet parking lines are among the foreseeable changes.

Photo: Vimeo

June 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 3D concrete printing industry is expected to more than double in size within the next five ye...

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Conquer computational design: 5 tips for starting your journey

HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...

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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

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...

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CannonDesign manages a $2 billion hospital design review with digital processes

The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) hospital project in Montreal, Canada. Image courtesy CannonDesign.

| May 31, 2016 | Bluebeam

Collectif Santé Montreal turns to Bluebeam Revu for project efficiency in establishing the larges...

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Dubai opens world’s first 3D-printed office

Photo: Government of Dubai

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 2,690-sf structure took 17 days to print. City officials say the labor cost was only half as...

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Photo: Tobias Horvath/Creative Commons

May 20, 2016 | AIA

The new automated connection will allow the more than 350 AIA 2030 committed firms to report thei...

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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.

May 10, 2016 | BD+C Editors

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

May 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A Navigant Research report takes a deeper dive to examine where demand will be strongest by regio...

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NBBJ designed the headquarters for Alipay, a part of the Alibaba Corporation. Rendering courtesy NBBJ

April 29, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Seattle design firm has partnered with Visual Vocal, a startup VR company.

Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

April 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...

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Pixabay

April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Startup introduces PaperLight, an interactive projection screen for AEC pros

Image courtesy Rollout

April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The device lets users edit sketches, plans, and images with a stylus or their fingers.

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Managing risks with laser scanning gives AEC firms an edge

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.

March 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The more that clients demand the service, the easier it is to justify the cost of laser scanning...

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Photo Credit: Francois Schnell, Flickr Creative Commons

March 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Making things like augmented reality, precise measurements of indoor spaces, and indoor wayfindin...

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Is the Internet of Things the key to smarter buildings and cities?

Humanscale added sensors to adjustable workstations. Photos courtesy Humanscale.

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Experts say yes. But what’s needed is a point person who makes sure that sensing devices can “tal...

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The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

WiredScore offers developers competitive advantage in marketing

Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.

March 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designates best-in-class Internet connectivity.

 

London’s ’shadowless’ towers

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

February 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Editor

Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...

Asia’s modular miracle

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

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....

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Tesla: Battery storage is not just about electric vehicles

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

February 05, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

With his $5 billion, 13.6 million-sf Gigafactory, Tesla’s Elon Musk seeks to change the economics...

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

January 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The virtual city will be used to help predict the outcomes of and possible issues with various sc...

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Photo Credit: © Amalgamma

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than othe...

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