With thyssenkrupp’s robotics interface platform, delivery robots can move freely from floor to floor within multistory office, hospitality, or healthcare settings to do anything from helping with housekeeping to securely delivering pharmaceuticals. Photos: thyssenkrupp.
Thyssenkrupp’s robotics interface platform helps robots use elevators like humans.
Based on feedback from women in Skanska’s Boston, New York, and Seattle offices, the firm created two safety vest options—one with a tapered waist, the other with an adjustable elastic waist band—made from a breathable mesh material that makes the vest lighter and more comfortable in warm climates. All images courtesy Skanska USA
A safety vest is the first piece of equipment to undergo an update.
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The company currently operates 4,500 parking lots in 25 markets across North America.
The Pavegen system generates electrical energy with every step. The triangular shape creates a continuously articulated surface with no dead zones so the system can capture energy from almost every footstep. Photo: Pavegen
Pavegen says its technology delivers a new level of human engagement in sustainability initiative...
OasisPlus’s sensors measure the building’s movement as it shakes and then sends real-time alerts to building occupants, facilities teams, and even the building’s structural engineer. The system includes an app for building occupants. All images courtesy Kinemetrics.
The platform provides real-time monitoring to help avoid unnecessary evacuations and improve emer...read more
HALO has 11 built-in sensors to monitor audio analytics (e.g., shouting, bullying), air quality (vape, smoke), chemicals (oxidizers, methane), light, and environmental factors (occupancy, humidity). All images courtesy IPVideo Corp.
The HALO IOT sensor is designed for use in places where cameras are not welcome.
The Upbrella construction method starts with building a roof enclosure, which is then lifted floor by floor using specialized lifting and hoist equipment as vertical construction progresses.
Upbrella allows for floor-by-floor building construction that is, reportedly, safer and more prod...read more
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Inspired by the look and cellular nature of wood, researchers create 3D-printed “digital wood” an...read more
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The Superfarm will go beyond what vertical farms typically produce.
Thousands of honeybees reside in four custom-designed beehives on the roof of the events venue. The bees provide honey for the venue’s restaurant. Photos: courtesy ZGF Architects
A Seattle events venue, The Sanctuary, has a roof that is literally a hive of sustainability....
The 12x60-foot Net Zero Jobsite Trailer debuted in November at the Greenbuild show in Chicago. It features a super-insulated shell and many of the comforts of a traditional office workspace. Photo: ©2018 Ballogg Photography
As AEC firms scramble to upgrade their offices to maximize occupant wellness and productivity, Pe...read more
CallisonRTKL’s design combines artificial intelligence, electric vehicle technology, and the late...read more
The prototype, developed by researchers at the University of Stuttgart, employs autonomous aerial vehicles to constantly reconfigure canopy systems for use in public spaces. All photos courtesy University of Stuttgart.
The installation combines cyber-physical building materials constructed from lightweight carbon f...read more
The pilot project involves constructing a multi-story floating structure to house cows on the second story, for milk, yogurt, cream, and cheese, and waste collection and processing on the main level for the production of fertilizer. Renderings: Beladon
Merwehaven Harbor in Rotterdam will be home to the world’s first floating farm.
HOK’s Circadian Curtain Wall concept employs curved, bubbled glass to maximize daylight, minimize solar heat gain, and provide external shading. Courtesy HOK
Catering to our natural circadian rhythm is a task designers are taking to heart.
Ware Malcomb's multistory warehouse facility prototype creates a "warehouse on top of a warehouse" to increase leasable space without sacrificing functionality. Image: Ware Malcomb.
Multistory industrial buildings provide the best chance at keeping up with the rapid growth of e-...read more
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A Cleveland-based architect and a NASA Ames researcher have a novel idea for building on Mars....
SuitX industrial exoskeletons reduce the risk of injuries to the wearer without the use of batteries, actuators, or computers.
SuitX modules can be used separately or combined to form a full-body exoskeleton.
San Francisco startup Bitfinder debuts a commercial-grade version of its air quality monitoring s...read more
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...