These 6 products can provide innovative solutions to numerous design projects.
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
Small construction companies are less willing to spend on technology than companies in several other business sectors, including retailing, manufacturing, and real estate. Image: Pixabay
A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.”
Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp
Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...read more
Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb
BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...read more
PTMDs can be worked into the design of a building or added after to reduce vibrations in areas with high foot traffic, such as main stairways. Courtesy Virginia Tech.
Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as...read more
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GTRI recently got the OK from the Georgia Department of Transportation to test embedded PZ materi...read more
Rendering courtesy of BIG
The pods can reach speeds of up to 1,100 kilometers per hour.
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The technology measures light levels, humidity and temperature, motion, and sound.
Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons
Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.
Photo: BEV Norton/Creative Commons
Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...read more
A recent survey of 1,003 U.S office workers finds a high percentage of them are pretty happy about their jobs, in terms of their own productivity and success. Image: Adobe's “Work in Progress” report.
But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge.
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Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but i...read more
Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?
ACCO Engineered Systems technicians installed 200,000 linear feet of PEX tubing for the radiant cooling system at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The system uses water from San Francisco Bay for both cooling and heating. Other Building Team firms on the LEED Gold project: EHDD (architect), Integral Group (MEP), and Nibbi Brothers (GC). Image courtesy Uponor.
BD+C consulted technical experts on what to look for in radiant cooling. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW...read more
All photos: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Click each image to enlarge
Structures like Fallingwater and the Burj Khalifa can be seen at Brick by Brick at the M...read more
Rendering and photos courtesy STV
Faced with building a mid-rise structure on a site with poor soil conditions, a structural engine...read more