Building Technology

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April 16, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology has been and always will be perceived as a source for wonder and worry.

Clark Construction now uses Turnover Vision on all of its projects. The algorithm driving this mobile app also helps the contractor anticipate problems. Image: Clark Construction

April 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turnover Vision is the latest example of Clark digitizing its construction management process....

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup

A Suffolk Construction team member explores one of the firm’s projects using a CAVE virtual reality setup at its new Smart Lab in San Francisco.

April 09, 2018 | Scott Frank, Contributing Editor

Real-time construction analysis, just-in-time materials delivery, digital production planning sys...

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More third-party suppliers have been developing software products that can be layered atop Forge, Autodesk's cloud-based platform that aspires to provide end-to-end project transparency.  Image: Autodesk

April 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to further streamline the construction process, from design to commissioning.

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April 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...

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At Terrell Place, in Washington D.C., motion sensors activate 1,700 sf of panels on lobby walls and corridors that display artwork that never looks the same to any passerby.

April 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Indoor digital media changes the identities of buildings by stimulating occupant interaction.

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Co-working real estate giant WeWork is using AI-driven machine learning

Co-working real estate giant WeWork is using AI-driven machine learning to forecast how prospective occupants might use co-working and shared spaces. Pictured is the company’s Yan’an Dong Lu space in Shanghai, where AI work has been conducted. Courtesy WeWork.

April 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From construction scheduling to risk management, AEC firms see promise in budding artificial inte...

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Small construction companies are less willing to spend on technology than companies in several other business sectors, including retailing, manufacturing, and real estate. Image: Pixabay

March 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.” 

February 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will em...

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The CorTek system has been used on five projects to date, including the One Steamboat Place resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Images: Vulcraft

February 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With this patented, steel-and-concrete hybrid system, the service core will no longer be the sche...

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The main-event stage at The International

The main-event stage at The International, an annual Dota 2 eSports championship tournament, held at the KeyArena in Seattle. Photo: Wikipedia.

January 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

More than 380 million fans take in professional video gaming events each year, but most do so wit...

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

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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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July 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

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

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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.

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