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June 12, 2017 |
Gensler’s Alan Robles shares how the AEC Giant firm is preparing its project teams and clients for t... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Sean Parham shares how Aditazz is shaking up the traditional design and construction approaches by a... read more
May 24, 2017 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! (May 11, 2017, Chicago), Nathan Miller presents hi... read more
May 23, 2017 | William Ringer

As AI proves safe, big business will want to reduce overhead.

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....

February 16, 2017 | Nathan Miller

There appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’ p...

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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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January 24, 2017 |
Building Design+Construction's inaugural Accelerate Live! read more

Graphic: Proving Ground

December 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller, Founder, Proving Ground

Data and digital tools are an absolute given to today’s building design and construction process....

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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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Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office. Photo courtesy BBB

September 06, 2016 |

AEC firms are taking a page from the tech industry, by infusing a deep commitment to innovation a...

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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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Intel Co-founders (l. to r.): Andrew Grove, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. Photo: Wikimedia Commons   

June 27, 2016 |

“Sooner or later, something fundamental in your business world will change.” The late Andrew Grov...

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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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All images and videos courtesy SmithGroupJJR.

June 13, 2016 | Stephen Conschafter

Tech firms are creating a highly-detailed virtual planet available instantly for those who would...

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| June 09, 2016 |

Rather than fighting to control the proliferation of apps, perhaps we should be training our eyes...

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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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Photo: Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Corey Lewis , U.S. Navy, via Wikimedia Commons; photo filter via BeFunky.com

May 31, 2016 |

As buildings become increasingly connected, opportunistic hackers have countless avenues into a b...

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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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Ball State University Master Plan. Rendering: Michael Bostic, courtesy SmithGroupJJR.

May 12, 2016 | Michael Bostic

Decision-making at higher education institutions can be difficult, but SmithGroupJJR's Michael Bo...

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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.

Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 09, 2016 |

Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation...

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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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How HDR used computational design tools to design Omaha's UNO Baxter Arena

The new Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. Photo: Dan Schwalm, courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc. Click here to enlarge.

May 02, 2016 | Matt Goldsberry

Three years after writing a white paper about designing an arena for the University of Nebraska O...

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