Building Technology

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

September 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Groundbreaking for the 20-story 14th@Irving is scheduled for ear...

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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

September 13, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

McKinsey & Co. sees systems integration and talent acquisition as key investment drivers.

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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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Construction technology is catnip for investors

Photo: Uptake Technologies

  

July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL, in a new report that tracks this trend, cites three areas where startups are most active....

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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

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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June 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), building syste... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), Skender CEO Ma... read more
May 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Neither training nor modification of the physical environment are required to use the system.

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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

May 08, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architectural firm is finding that some clients respond quicker to proposals as a result.

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April 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

April 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

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.

April 09, 2018 | Scott Frank, Contributing Editor

Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...

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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

April 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to further streamline the construction process, from design to commissioning.

A man standing in front of the New York City skyline

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April 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...

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Terrell Place

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.

April 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Indoor digital media changes the identities of buildings by stimulating occupant interaction.

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Co-working real estate giant WeWork is using AI-driven machine learning

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.

April 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From construction scheduling to risk management, AEC firms see promise in budding artificial inte...

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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

March 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.” 

February 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will em...

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The CorTek system has been used on five projects to date, including the One Steamboat Place resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Images: Vulcraft

February 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With this patented, steel-and-concrete hybrid system, the service core will no longer be the sche...

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The main-event stage at The International

The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so wit...

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Stanford's snaking robot bending around and between two pieces of wood

Courtesy of Stanford

July 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

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

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Courtesy Balfour Beatty

July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.

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SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic... read more

Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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.

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wexford Science & Technology’s ‘knowledge communities’ provide the real estate spark to ignit...

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The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...

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