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
The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital
The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...read more
The proposed 10-mile Underline park. Courtesy Anna Baez/Underline
James Corner Field Operations will design the master plan for this 10-mile restoration project. ...
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
Telus Sky Tower will be the home of Telus, a telecommunication company, as well as 320 serviced residences. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Construction on Calgary’s newest skyscraper, the 66-story Telus Sky...read more
Project Tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. Image: Google
Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release...read more
Gilbane created this 4D simulation to help visualize the planned work areas near public thoroughfares on a recent project. Rendering: Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane, Southland Industries, Tocci, and Turner are among the firms to incorporate advanced 4D B...read more
Rendering: Schako Air Distribution, http://www.schako.de/
The guide provides tools and advice for designing, commissioning, and operating chilled-beam syst...read more
When a physical block is moved, its interface "twin" does the exact same thing. Screenshot from Lego X.
With the Lego X system, users can transfer the forms they’ve created with legos into real-time di...read more
Smart Helmet is equipped with an array of cameras that provides 360-degree vision through its gla...read more
Technology combines a smartglass visual device with a motion-sensing armband to simplify field ma...read more
The HealthSpot station is an 8x5-foot, ADA-compliant mobile kiosk that lets patients access a net...read more
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...read more
New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a hous...read more
The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction pr...read more
A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid ins...read more
Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can defo...read more
Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...read more