Utilities having difficulty adjusting to new business environment.
New wearable occupant-comfort technology, such as the Embr Wave from Embr Labs, could be a game changer for workplace design firms. Photo: Embr Labs
The Embr Wave Wristband acts like a personal thermostat and could become a user-friendly componen...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
From coastal resorts to inner cities, these large-scale clear-water lagoons offer a slice of para...read more
A new proposal leverages driverless cars to free up almost all of Manhattan’s Park Avenue and Bro...read more
The bespoke system is part of a master plan by Dror and Gensler that creates the world’s first un...read more
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These materials can turn an ordinary wall into dynamic real estate.
Maker spaces, dry-erase walls, and flexible furniture highlight Kinkaid’s new Learning Center....
PTMDs can be worked into the design of a building or added after to reduce vibrations in areas with high foot traffic, such as main stairways. Courtesy Virginia Tech.
Developed by a team at Virginia Tech, the PTMD has been shown to reduce vibrations by as much as...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
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Spotting a phone booth on a public street may not become any less rare, but they may soon become...read more
In less than one minute, Bloomframe transforms from an insulated picture window to an open balcon...
Rendering courtesy of HOK.
Driftscape could take the resort industry to places no hotel has ventured before.
Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.
In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psycho...read more
The LEED Gold-certified Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough is among 44 sustainable projects included in Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics visual database of energy models. Among its sustainable design features are earth tubes that draw fresh air through cylindrical intake shafts to be warmed or cooled (depending on the season) below ground before entering the HVAC system. Photo: Michael Muraz.
Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions bas...read more
Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.
Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruct...read more
The two-story, 44,000-sf Central Middle School in San Carlos, Calif., is the first school to be constructed using Folia, a K-12 concept that leans on pre-engineering to provide greater design flexibility and customization, as well as quicker delivery (in under a year) and lower overall costs than traditional building methods. The concept is the brainchild of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Blach Construction, and structural engineer Gregory P. Luth and Associates. The firms have been refining the system for five years. Image: Tomasz Biernacki, Pechara Studio.
The Folia system uses pre-engineered components to deliver school buildings at 20% less cost. ...
While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.
The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED....
The CoffeeBoxx is lightweight rust proof, dust proof, water resistant, and ultra durable.
Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink,...read more
CallisonRTKL’s Pablo La Roche says that Xylem pods are suitable for tropical cities like Brasilia, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, and Lagos, Nigeria. The pods can be customized with aluminum, wood, and other materials. The first prototype is scheduled to be tested this month. Photo courtesy of CallisonRTKL.
The Xylem concept by CallisonRTKL regulates outdoor thermal comfort through shading, air movement...read more
Set to be completed in late 2017, Alamance Community College’s Advanced Applied Technology Center, located in Graham, N.C., is one of the projects that Little’s Center for Building Performance helped to win for the firm. Photo courtesy of Little.
Created through funding from Little’s LaceUp program, the Center for Building Performance has hel...read more
Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office.
The firm’s R&D initiative inspires its designers to develop ideas that could positively disru...read more
Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.
Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the beds...read more
A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are amon...read more
Rendering: Farm From a Box
As these 13 innovations for the AEC marketplace demonstrate, sometimes a problem can be a good th...read more
Photo: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and CW Keller use 3D modeling and CNC machining to advance concrete...read more
The precast concrete technique was implemented on the South High Rises project at Ohio State University. Photo: Sasaki Associates
Its double-angle cladding anchor maintains the air/water/vapor barrier integrity and continuous i...read more
Typically used for countertops, vanities, and furniture, Krion was used to make 39 panels coverin...read more
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App allows users to track noise, differential pressure levels, vibration, and dust
System reduces slab dead load by 30% on medical clinic project