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Production of Katerra's new window line, made at its facility in Tracy, Calif.

Last September, Katerra, which specializes in modular solutions, launched its high-performance Kova Windows line, produced in its Tracy, Calif., facility. JLL found that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t had much impact on the industry’s adoption of modular construction. Image: Katerra  

December 08, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new JLL report assesses which tech options got a pandemic “boost.”

CO Architects worked with Frederic Zernhausern, a professor at the University of Arizona, to fit out a half-floor of a building on campus. Custom labs designed to the specifications of star researchers help research universities attract and retain valued talent. Image: Bill Timmerman

July 24, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CO Architects is among a handful of firms that caters to this trend.

Contractors flying drone at a site

Contractors like Clayco use drones to scan and monitor their jobsites, and would benefit from rule changes that would allow beyond-line-of-sight flying. Photo: Clayco

March 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Drones keep getting smarter. How will they fit into construction workflow?

Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study: Assessing the state of technology adoption at AEC firms
February 13, 2020 | BD+C Staff

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...

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thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...

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Flying drones while inebriated now illegal in New Jersey
January 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Violators could be sentenced to six months in jail.

MyDefence Communication’s Co-founder and CEO Christian Steino (pictured at right) has partnered with two stadiums in England and two prisons in Denmark to test his company’s KNOX anti-drone system. The system can jam a UAVs signal to prevent the drone operator from controlling the device.

November 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new anti-drone system looks to protect stadiums, prisons, and other sensitive buildings and s...

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A drone flying in a wooded area
September 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technology can be used to prevent terrorist attacks and spying.

Photo courtesy of CyBe Construction

June 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is a lab for research on drones and 3D printing technology.

Drones shot video to document the test of a fall-protection system at Level 10 Construction’s 181 Fremont high-rise project in San Francisco. In this case, the system protected an active daycare center on the roof next door. Courtesy Level 10 Construction.

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some estimate 85-90% of drone operators aren’t FAA certified under the agency’s Part 107 rules or...

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For the construction of an ice rink (top left building) for a high school in Massachusetts, drone footage overlaid with BIM modeling and advanced visualization helped a project team understand design options and simulate construction sequences. Image courtesy Skanska USA.

March 08, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More AEC firms are boarding, as new FAA rules ease restrictions on operating unmanned aerial vehi...

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Rendering courtesy of Saúl Ajuria Fernández 

December 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was designed by Saúl Ajuria Fernández as part of his master’s degree in architecture....

| October 25, 2016 |

People in the construction business are finding all sorts of great applications for drones, inclu...

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FAA issues final rule on commercial use of drones

Photo: Paul Cooper/Creative Commons.

July 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule covers commercial uses for drones that weigh less than 55 pounds, and it takes effect Au...

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Photo Credit: Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance

April 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and...

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Drone use isn’t just a curiosity anymore AEC

A Stantec technical expert launches the firm’s fixed-wing drone. Lightweight fixed-wing and quadcopter UAVs are becoming important tools for AEC firms. Photo courtesy Stantec. Click images to enlarge.

March 18, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

UAVs, now mounted with higher-quality image-capture cameras and software, offer crisp building an...

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The Mall of the Future will be a combination community center and gathering place. It will be technology rich, be attached or near living and working spaces, and will provide variety to lure customers for frequent visits. Image: CallisonRTKL's “Mall of the Future” report

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CallisonRTKL foresees future retail centers as hubs with live/work/play components. 

A construction specialist programs the flight path of a drone using a Sony tablet that's part of a Site Scan platform that Sony, 3DRobotics, and Autodesk have introduced to make using image-capture data from the field easier with modeling and design software easier. Image courtesy 3DRobotics

March 09, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

3DRobotics, Autodesk, and Sony launch Site Scan to speed the process of making models from field...

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Drone imagery of map volumes—such as stockpiles of building materials—can now be measured and processed in the field, with accuracy that the software provider claims rivals laser scanning. Image: DroneDeploy

February 03, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

DroneDeploy’s latest app is available for all mobile devices. 

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