Building Tech

Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp

July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic... read more
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Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
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Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubatin... read more
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Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-... read more
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Graham Cranston shares SGH’s efforts to take hold of its project data using mathematical optimizatio... read more
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Suffolk’s CIO Chris Mayer talks about the firm’s framework for vetting and implementing new technolo... 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.

June 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as...

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January 19, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

GTRI recently got the OK from the Georgia Department of Transportation to test embedded PZ materi...

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Rendering courtesy of BIG

November 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The pods can reach speeds of up to 1,100 kilometers per hour.

Photo courtesy NBBJ

August 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

August 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.

MIT study: Microscopic structure of natural materials can inspire better concrete

Photo: BEV Norton/Creative Commons

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...

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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.

May 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge. 

Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems

April 13, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but i...

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April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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.

March 21, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

BD+C consulted technical experts on what to look for in radiant cooling. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW...

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Chicago museum opens LEGO architecture model exhibit

All photos: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Click each image to enlarge

March 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Structures like Fallingwater and the Burj Khalifa can be seen at Brick by Brick at the M...

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Buckling restrained braced frame debuts in the Northeast at Bronx health center

Rendering and photos courtesy STV

March 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Faced with building a mid-rise structure on a site with poor soil conditions, a structural engine...

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