Los Angeles-based Plant Prefab targets single- and multifamily construction.
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
More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.
Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...read more
Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment....
Many of the nation’s largest contractors, including Gilbane, Mortensen, Skanska, and Turner, have...read more
In less than one minute, Bloomframe transforms from an insulated picture window to an open balcon...
The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...read more
The neighborhood will become a test lab for innovative technology.
Ancient Jerusalem project. Rendering courtesy of Lithodomos VR.
An Australian archeological startup is bringing the ancient world to a VR headset near you.
Data from sensors built into HVAC units paired with a machine learning algorithm predicted 76 out...read more
Last year, Dubai completed the world's first fully functional 3-D printed office. Dubai wants 25% of its buildings to use 3D printing technology by 2030, and is working with U.S.-based Cazza Construction Technologies, which is building a 3D crane apparatus for larger projects. Image: Government of UEA
Cazza Construction Technologies is building a crane that it claims can layer more than 2,000 sf o...read more
The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research
Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.
Photo Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.
The project is currently under development by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo....
Photo: Lucy Li, Wikimedia Commons
The computational model is being tested on MIT’s Green Building.
Rendering courtesy of elyseemiami.com
The 100-unit tower will incorporate healthy living enhancements from The Wellness Habitat Company...
John Williams, CEO of Impact Infrastructure, whose Autocase software calculates the dollar value and ROI of earning LEED points, taking into account financial, social, and environmental benefits. Image: BD+C
Autocase analyzes the financial, social, and environmental benefits of certification.
Courtesy of Autodesk
The 34,000-sf facility will host teams from academia, industry, and practice doing work in fields...read more
A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics
The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications amo...read more
This image is an example of a virtual-reality rendering that Stantec has used. Its distortion is the product of it not being viewed through a VR application. Image: Stantec
The firm moves into its second stage of testing this technology as a real-time design tool....
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.
Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...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.
A 24-story building with 241 affordable housing units will include a charter school, medical center, cultural spaces, and a supermarket. Image: Dattner Architects
The 24-story curved building would be 70% more efficient than comparable housing in New York City...
A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research
Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.
Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...read more
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
The 90-sm prototype ICEHouse demonstrates the benefits of circular economy construction at The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Photo @2016William McDonough + Partners
ICEHouse is a prototype for temporary, easy-to-assemble structures that deploy locally available...read more
Rendering: Anders Berensson Architects
The Swedish firm’s "Klarastaden" plan connects the city via clear skyways that weave in and aroun...read more
Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips
A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming.
A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more