Building Automation

Embracing innovation allows Southland Industries to meet the needs of a changing industry. Continuous evaluation of its processes led to the creation of this state-of-the-art 160,000-sf fabrication facility. Image: Southland Industries

May 23, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Southland Industries takes a measured approach to leaning into technology.

Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment

Photo: Pixabay

January 09, 2019 | Lance Hosey, FAIA, Design Director, Gensler

This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...

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Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk

December 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the const...

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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

December 18, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...

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SAM used to build the new University of Nevada Arts Building

SAM100, a Semi-Automated Mason, uses a robotic arm to spread mortar on a brick and places it on the new University Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.

August 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A-1 Masonry and Sandblasting and Q&D Construction brought the robot to the project.

Contractors position in place one of 92 prefabricated exterior panels that were installed for a 12-story hotel in Boston in 13 working days.  Image: Island Exterior Fabricators

August 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...

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Automated robot arm
July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building components facility will be located near rail, shipping ports, and freeways.

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June 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

This autonomous construction management tool tracks jobsite progress in real time.

Photo courtesy NBBJ

August 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The technology measures light levels, humidity and temperature, motion, and sound.

Gilbane Building Company, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC)

Gilbane’s Joey Felix, starting the Focus3D Laser Scanner.

| June 23, 2015 | FARO Technologies Inc.

Gilbane discovered the anecdotal side of laser scanning pales in comparison to the dramatic ROI s...

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Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to bu...

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All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and...

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CityHome's office configuration
May 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Dubbed CityHome, the system integrates furniture, storage, exercise equipment, lighting, office e...

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March 12, 2014 | CannonDesign

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance...

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RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings
February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this special five-part report, Building Design+Construction explores how Building Tea...

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January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digita...

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January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice,...

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January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Many of the principles and concepts described in our Special Report on K-12 security also apply t...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup...

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November 26, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

Smart building technology has the potential to reduce global energy use dramatically, and is alre...

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As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang
November 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief
Real estate services giant Jones Lang LaSalle set out to answer these questions when it partner...
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Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow and Lead Facilitator for the U40 Vision Competition,
October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Fifteen teams competed last week in the first annual Vision U40 Competition at BD+C's Un...

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September 19, 2013 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow

Renowned green building author, Jerry Yudelson, offers five valuable lessons for designers, contr...

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September 16, 2013 | Schneider Electric

 Forty-three percent of energy leaders say their investment in energy efficiency next year is pro...

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September 04, 2013 | Leo O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle

Recent advancements in technology are allowing owners to connect with facilities as never before,...

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July 16, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A robot prototype uses water jets to break up concrete structures and then sucks up the water and...

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June 18, 2013 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers at the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conclude that significant energy s...

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June 18, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Engineers at Brinjac quantify the illuminance and energy consumption levels achieved by increasin...

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