BIM and Information Technology
The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rules for commercial drone use would require pilots to be at least 17 years old and obtain aircraft operator certificates with a small unmanned aerial systems rating. Photo: courtesy Assurance
The fog is finally lifting on who will be allowed to pilot unmanned aerial vehicles.
The firm released its ecoMetrics analysis tool at the CAGBC Conference. Image: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation...read more
The Pegasus:Backpack from Leica is the industry's first wearable reality-capture technology. Image: Leica Geosystems
Combining five high-dynamic cameras and a LiDAR profiler, Leica's Pegasus:Backpack creates a 3D v...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
There are up to 620 pieces for walls, windows, and furniture. Renderings courtesy Arckit
Arckit, as the system is called, was designed to a 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models ac...read more
Manhattan Construction’s use of 360 cameras on the DFW International Airport modernization and improvement project has greatly reduced the need for client/team visits to the massive site, and has improved existing site coordination efforts. Team members access the images via a digital floor plan of the job site. Users can take a virtual tour of the site by scrolling through the series of images. Courtesy Manhattan Construction
RFID labor tracking, 360 cameras, and advanced video tools are among the tech innovations that sh...read more
The system comes with a box where the drone rests and charges. Photo courtesy Identified Technologies via YouTube
The system comes with a real-time portal for immediate access to collected data.
Illustration: FutUndBeidl / flickr
A new poll finds that nearly half of companies aren't planning to shift to cloud-based software t...read more
The global search engine giant has launched a new product, Google Cardboard, that easily allows u...read more
Concept Photo by Sysveo via Discovery News.
The new drones can capture video and overlay the shot results with 3D images and augmented realit...read more
A team from the university constructed the Bloom pavilion out of the 3D-printed material, which will go on tour around the world. Screenshot from UC Berkeley Campus Life on Youtube.
The technique allows teams to create more complex and precisely finished structures, with reduced...read more
The architects designed this particular concept as a potential pair of towers in Greenwich, England. Renderings courtesy NBBJ
A team of architects from the London branch of NBBJ used computer algorithms to generate a dual-t...read more
Rendering courtesy Google
Its visions of “crabots” accentuate the search-engine giant’s recent fascination with robotics an...read more
The museum's exterior will be decorated with verses of the Sheikh's poetry, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Sheikh of Dubai hopes the $136 million museum will serve as an incubator for ideas and real d...read more
According to Huawei, the building's layout contributed to the many blind spots for wireless Internet access. Photo courtesy Scott Meltzer/Wikimedia Commons
It took a year-long retrofit to get WiFi transmission issues solved at China's iconic skyscraper....
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
The rendering above depicts a 3D laser scan of a performing arts theater atrium in greyscale format. This viewing method is preferred in low-light environments. Rendering: JE Dunn
JE Dunn’s National BIM Director, Trent Nichols, offers tips and advice for mastering the art of l...read more
Project Tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. Image: Google
Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release...read more
Gilbane created this 4D simulation to help visualize the planned work areas near public thoroughfares on a recent project. Rendering: Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane, Southland Industries, Tocci, and Turner are among the firms to incorporate advanced 4D B...read more
For Lego fanatics, time is no object when building a model. For those of us with a little less ti...read more
Like any emerging technology, cloud-based modeling has nuances that can be nettlesome for firms that are new to the process. Illustration: Autodesk
Early adopters of cloud-based model collaboration share what they learned in overcoming their tou...read more
When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.
With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time di...read more
The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the...read more
Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, which states tha...read more
About 8,000 of London’s famous red telephone boxes sit unused in warehouses, orphans of the digit...read more
Smart Helmet is equipped with an array of cameras that provides 360-degree vision through its gla...read more
Beacon technology personalizes smartphone messaging, creating a new information resource for stor...read more
Technology combines a smartglass visual device with a motion-sensing armband to simplify field ma...read more
Ideas are cheap. Solutions are what count. The latest installment in BD+C's Great Solutions serie...read more
The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...read more