Building Technology

Stanford's snaking robot bending around and between two pieces of wood

Courtesy of Stanford

July 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

For construction, the robot could be used for wiring the ceilings or floors of a building.

Thyssenkrupp's MULTI vertical-horizontal system uses magnetic-levitation technology that allows cars to make 90-degree turns. Image: thyssenkrupp

July 07, 2017 | John Caulfield

Thyssenkrupp’s cable-less MULTI system promises higher transport capacity and lower peak power de...

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Courtesy Balfour Beatty

July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new paper also makes 10 predictions for the industry in 2050.

June 13, 2017 |
SageGlass CEO Dr. Alan McLenaghan reviews how biophilic design and new technologies, such as dynamic... read more

Rendering courtesy of Chapman Taylor

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 220-room Holiday Inn Express hopes to be completed in less than 12 months.

The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., became more than just a medical and science hub when Inmar, a marketing analytics firm, opened its corporate headquarters within the 242,740-sf 635@Vine building. Triggs Photography, courtesy Wexford.

May 09, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Wexford Science & Technology’s ‘knowledge communities’ provide the real estate spark to ignit...

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The Indigo Pine House being assembled. Courtesy Clemson University School of Architecture.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Clemson University’s School of Architecture develops a patent-pending construction method that is...

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More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...

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April 21, 2017 | AIA

Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment....

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March 09, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Many of the nation’s largest contractors, including Gilbane, Mortensen, Skanska, and Turner, have...

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March 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In less than one minute, Bloomframe transforms from an insulated picture window to an open balcon...

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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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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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