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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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A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

April 15, 2016 | Nathan Miller

Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these ca...

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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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Deep Learning + AI: How machines are becoming master problem solvers

The world’s top Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the third match of the Google DeepMind Challenge match in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters/Google/Yonhap

March 31, 2016 |

Besides revolutionary changes to the world’s workforce, artificial intelligence could have a prof...

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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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