Building Technology

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February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...

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Pixabay Public Domain

February 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The neighborhood will become a test lab for innovative technology.

Ancient Jerusalem project. Rendering courtesy of Lithodomos VR.

February 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An Australian archeological startup is bringing the ancient world to a VR headset near you.

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January 30, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Data from sensors built into HVAC units paired with a machine learning algorithm predicted 76 out...

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Last year, Dubai completed the world's first fully functional 3-D printed office. Dubai wants 25% of its buildings to use 3D printing technology by 2030, and is working with U.S.-based Cazza Construction Technologies, which is building a 3D crane apparatus for larger projects. Image: Government of UEA

 

January 24, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Cazza Construction Technologies is building a crane that it claims can layer more than 2,000 sf o...

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The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research

January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.

Photo Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

December 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently under development by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo.

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Photo: Lucy Li, Wikimedia Commons

November 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The computational model is being tested on MIT’s Green Building.

Rendering courtesy of elyseemiami.com

November 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 100-unit tower will incorporate healthy living enhancements from The Wellness Habitat Company...

John Williams, CEO of Impact Infrastructure, whose Autocase software calculates the dollar value and ROI of earning LEED points, taking into account financial, social, and environmental benefits. Image: BD+C

October 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Autocase analyzes the financial, social, and environmental benefits of certification.

Courtesy of Autodesk

October 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 34,000-sf facility will host teams from academia, industry, and practice doing work in fields...

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A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics

August 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications amo...

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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

July 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm moves into its second stage of testing this technology as a real-time design tool.  

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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

July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.

| July 11, 2016 | FARO, Robyn M. Feller

Gilbane Building Company utilized advanced 3D scanning technology as part of a virtual design and...

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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.

May 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

May 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
January 28, 2016 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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The 90-sm prototype ICEHouse demonstrates the benefits of circular economy construction at The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Photo @2016William McDonough + Partners

January 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

ICEHouse is a prototype for temporary, easy-to-assemble structures that deploy locally available...

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Rendering: Anders Berensson Architects

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Swedish firm’s "Klarastaden" plan connects the city via clear skyways that weave in and aroun...

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Philips sheds new light on growing fresh food indoors

Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips

July 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming. 

Fuel cell technology makes its way into energy generation

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

June 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.

6 bold applications and innovations for fire and life safety

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. 

May 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...

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Safdie Architects accepting applications for 2015 Research Fellowship

The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital

April 30, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...

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The High Line’s co-designer wins contract for The Underline in Miami

The proposed 10-mile Underline park. Courtesy Anna Baez/Underline

March 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

James Corner Field Operations will design the master plan for this 10-mile restoration project. ...

DOE launches crowdsourcing website for technology innovators

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

March 04, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...

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Work begins on Bjarke Ingels' pixelated tower in Calgary

Telus Sky Tower will be the home of Telus, a telecommunication company, as well as 320 serviced residences. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

February 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Construction on Calgary’s newest skyscraper, the 66-story Telus Sky...

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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

February 10, 2015 | BD+C Staff

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

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