BIM and Information Technology | Feb 10, 2015

Google's 3D scanning camera leaves the lab

Google is said to be partnering with LG to create a version of the technology for public release sometime this year.

| Jan 15, 2015

5 design considerations when selecting color for healthcare facilities

In an environment where the chief task is to heal the sick and injured, color matters for both patients and healthcare personnel.

Smart and Resilient Cities | Jan 7, 2015

NIBS report: Small commercial buildings offer huge energy efficiency retrofit opportunities

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated with relatively small loan sizes, and issues many small-building owners have in understanding and trusting predicted retrofit outcomes.

| Dec 12, 2014

Coloring in the Lines

Behind the science – and history – of finding the ‘right’ color

Coatings | Nov 6, 2014

Spanning the Spectrum

Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building can too?

| Aug 4, 2014

Pencil app gives a paper-and-pen feel to digital drawing

This app and stylus offer numerous writing utensils, including an ink pen, bold marker, watercolor brush, thick ink pen, and soft lead pencil.

| Jul 1, 2014

7 ways to cut waste in BIM implementation

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms are employing to improve BIM/VDC workflows.

Smart and Resilient Cities | Apr 28, 2014

Cities Alive: Arup report examines latest trends in urban green spaces

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of green infrastructure in cities across the world.

| Mar 20, 2014

Common EIFS failures, and how to prevent them

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

| Feb 4, 2014

Must see: Student housing complex made with recycled shipping containers

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New Haven, Conn.

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