BIM and Information Technology
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Though beacons usually broadcast information publicly, Eddystone has the option to communicate pr...read more
Map: MIT, courtesy of Andres Sevtsuk/City Form Lab
UNA for Rhino 3D helps determine the impact that urban design can have on where pedestrians go....
Photo: Alexander Glinz, Wikimedia Commons
This is one of six testing sites around the country that are developing flight standards and eval...read more
The CASE Dynamo Workshop at Tex-Fab 2014 in Austin, Texas. Images courtesy CASE
Training can be a taxing experience for both the class and the instructor. CASE's Nathan Miller o...read more
Though centimeter-accurate positioning systems are already used in fields such as geology, surveying, and mapping, the devices have always been too large and costly. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A new startup is working with Samsung to develop a snap-on accessory for centimeter-accurate glob...read more
Screenshot via YouTube
The film's narrator, actor Jason Bateman, says it’s a story “about a simple toy and how its uniqu...read more
The building will be 2,000 sf with one story. Renderings via Emirates 24/7
A 20-foot-tall printer will be needed for the project, spewing out construction material consisti...read more
Gilbane’s Joey Felix, starting the Focus3D Laser Scanner.
Gilbane discovered the anecdotal side of laser scanning pales in comparison to the dramatic ROI s...read more
Multi-axis robotic hands will be equipped with 3D printing tools. Screenshot via M3XD/YouTube.
To complete the bridge, multi-axis industrial robots will be fitted with ...read more
Populous dedicates space in its model shop in Kansas City, Mo., for creating models using an Epson ProJet 3500 CPX Max 3D printer. The firm had to develop software that could translate what its designers were providing into language the printer could interpret. Photo: Brian Folkers, Populous
Early adopters provide first-hand advice on the trials and tribulations of marrying 3D printing w...read more
Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.
The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now pr...read more
Human-robot collaboration, self-cleaning and self-healing materials, mass customization, and 3D p...read more
Photo: “Night Lights of the World,” courtesy NASA and NASA Earth Observatory
The buzzword may be “Big Data,” but the reality is that Building Teams need to burrow deep into t...read more
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
The first U.S. installation of the ShakeAlarm was installed in North Portland, Ore.'s Radiator Building. All images: CoreFirst
The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which...read more
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
Plan view of the floor slab created from a point cloud. Image: CASE
Although we rely upon as-built drawings to help us understand the site for our design, their supp...read more
More accurate GPS will foster previously unimaginable connections between mobile device users. Image: Irwin MIller
New technology reduces location errors from the size of a car to the size of a nickel—a 100 times...read more
Sasha Reed sits down with industry professionals at the BIMForum in San Diego to talk about BIM t...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
A virtually expanded VA Hospital at Bay Pines, Fla. Using tools like Lumion 3D, planners are able to create increasingly life-like environments and fly through spaces in real time. Image: SmithGroupJJR
SmithGroupJJR's Stephen Conschafter, urban designer and planner, discusses his thoughts on the 50...read more
The dedicated training facility in CASE's New York City office. Images: CASE
CASE Founding Partner Steve Sanderson talks about the current state of software training in the A...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
There are many researchers and companies currently vying to create the equivalent of GPS for buildings. People have been testing everything from optical sensors to magnetic and acoustic technologies. Photo: CASE
Indoor positioning is right around the corner. Here is why it matters.
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
"It’s time for a project management solution as unique as your project," writes Gensler's Mark Thole. Illustration: Christine Maurer, courtesy Gensler
With over 200 solutions on the market, construction software is one of the most complex and fragm...read more