LMN Architects in Seattle spent almost four years perfecting PODDs, a device that could network with a large number of sensor units to track a building’s interior living environment. The firm’s goal is to be able to analyze sensor data to determine how well its next building project will perform. Adam Hunter/LMN Architects.
Sensors capture data that provides developers, owners, and AEC firms with actionable insights o...read more
WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA
AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more
Increased transparency of operational building data is impacting accountability.
As technology advances, Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is becoming an even more powerful tool for...read more
We’re well into the digital era of architecture which favors processes that have a better innovat...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
Leading retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutio...read more
MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl
At a time when research- and data-based methods are playing a larger role in architecture, there...read more
Ductless air source heat pump index results for Boston (likely-adopter index). Credit: Meister Consultant Group, Inc. 2017.
More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...read more
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more
Photo: Proving Ground
Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational o...read more
Matching supply with demand is one of the goals that interative tools—such as those that let facility managers easily see utilization by building, room, day, and time—can help a campus tackle.
Space optimization is a big issue on many university campuses, as schools face increasing financi...read more
All too often, the narrative of what it takes to be ‘data-driven’ focuses on methods for collecti...read more
PlanIt Impact's cloud-based platform is helping CB Properties and Milhaus Development plan a $24.3 million mixed-use building on 27th and Troost Streets in Kansas City, which will include 182 market-rate apartments and 12,000 sf of commercial space. The developers are using this platform to better understand operational costs so tenant occupancy would be more affordable. Image; Planit Impact
PlanIt Impact's sustainability scoring is based on myriad government and research data.
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
Advanced technology provides insight into the actions necessary to cut costs, but it's the people...read more
Bike path in Portland, Ore. Photo: Ian Sane/Creative Commons
More than 75 metro areas around the world examine cyclists’ routes and speeds that the app has re...read more
Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation...read more
AllTransit analyzes the social benefits of good transit service by analyzing data related to heal...read more
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
Downtown Chicago. Photo: jonathan hartsaw/Creative Commons.
The devices will track traffic, light, air quality, and temperatures. The data will be made avail...read more
Photo: Jeff Seeger/Creative Commons
Branden Collingsworth, HDR’s new Director of Predictive Analytics, clarifies what his team does a...read more