The growth of keyless entry solutions and demand for oversized units are among the trends and ideas shared...
14th@Irving is being designed and constructed to serve New York's burgeoning innovation economy, with systems that can be adapted for future tenants. Image: Davis Brody Bond
Prefabrication and modularization are two construction techniques that are likely to attract investment in the coming years, according to a new McKinsey & Co. report. Image: Pixabay
McKinsey & Co. sees systems integration and talent acquisition as key investment drivers....
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
Skender launches an advanced manufacturing division. Katerra ups its bet on modular. Prefabricati...read more
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JLL, in a new report that tracks this trend, cites three areas where startups are most active....
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
This autonomous construction management tool tracks jobsite progress in real time.
Neither training nor modification of the physical environment are required to use the system....
Woods Bagot has set up a space in its New York office where clients can view early stages of design ideas in virtual reality. The firm has been using customizable VR apps for about a year. Image: Woods Bagot
The architectural firm is finding that some clients respond quicker to proposals as a result....
Technology has been and always will be perceived as a source for wonder and worry.
Clark Construction now uses Turnover Vision on all of its projects. The algorithm driving this mobile app also helps the contractor anticipate problems. Image: Clark Construction
Turnover Vision is the latest example of Clark digitizing its construction management process....
A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup at its new Smart Lab in San Francisco.
Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...read more
More third-party suppliers have been developing software products that can be layered atop Forge, Autodesk's cloud-based platform that aspires to provide end-to-end project transparency. Image: Autodesk
The goal is to further streamline the construction process, from design to commissioning.
Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...read more
At Terrell Place, in Washington D.C., motion sensors activate 1,700 sf of panels on lobby walls and corridors that display artwork that never looks the same to any passerby.
Indoor digital media changes the identities of buildings by stimulating occupant interaction....
Co-working real estate giant WeWork is using AI-driven machine learning to forecast how prospective occupants might use co-working and shared spaces. Pictured is the company’s Yan’an Dong Lu space in Shanghai, where AI work has been conducted. Courtesy WeWork.
From construction scheduling to risk management, AEC firms see promise in budding artificial inte...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.”
From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will em...read more
The CorTek system has been used on five projects to date, including the One Steamboat Place resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Images: Vulcraft
With this patented, steel-and-concrete hybrid system, the service core will no longer be the sche...read more
The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.
More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so wit...read more
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For construction, the robot could be used for wiring the ceilings or floors of a building.
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
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The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.
Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor
The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.
The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., became more than just a medical and science hub when Inmar, a marketing analytics firm, opened its corporate headquarters within the 242,740-sf 635@Vine building. Triggs Photography, courtesy Wexford.
Wexford Science & Technology’s ‘knowledge communities’ provide the real estate spark to ignit...read more
The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.
Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...read more