Walbridge teamed with architect Integrated Design Solutions on a 20-month renovation of The Michigan Union, the University of Michigan’s iconic 1919 student union. The project involved upgrades to the MEP systems and elevators, a roof replacement, and restoration of 540 of the building’s original windows. Courtesy Walbridge
Contractors are more receptive than ever to ways that help get projects done faster.
The November 19 episode of BD+C's The Weekly is available for viewing on demand.
BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...read more
Using data from the BIM model, Jaibot locates itself accurately indoors, drills the holes dust-controlled, and marks them according to the trade, according to the maker. Photo: Hilti
The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist MEP contractors with ceiling-drilling applicati...read more
Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program
The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...read more
Organizing vulnerabilities by campus, cost, risk severity, and count. Graphics: John Tobin
This case study highlights how new data analysis tools can be successfully leveraged to gain in...read more
The October 15 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.
The coming disruption of owning and operating a building and how to stay ahead through BIM....
The August 27 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.
This four-legged robot, whose gait resembles a dog's, is capturing construction data for several general contractors around the country. Images courtesy Swinerton
Boston Dynamics, the robot’s creator, has about 100 machines in the field currently.
A demonstration project in Los Angeles County will build a complex of four small single-family houses using 3D printing to form their shells. Renderings: HDR
A project in southern California will put onsite fabrication to the test against other construc...read more
BD+C's March issue features the largest and most important technological innovations across the...read more
The Engineering Quad at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Photo by: Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik
As our industry adopts VDC as standard practice, it is important to remember where these ideas...read more
A side-by-side viewer compares an OpenSpace picture and the BIM model of a Level10 Construction project for a Silicon Valley tech company. The walk path and the current location can be seen in the top corner. Image: Level 10 Construciton
OpenSpace’s AI-based reality capture tool looks to make site documentation a completely passive...read more
As soon as visitors step out of their car in the parking garage, the mobile wayfinding platform provides turn-by-turn, Blue Dot navigation through the entire campus. Photos: Gozio Health
Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of...read more
BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.
The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.
Holly St. Clair, Sasaki's first Chief Technology Officer, was recently recognized as one of the country's leading influencers. Image: Sasaki
Following an industry trend, the firms hire chiefs of technology and sustainability, respective...read more
An inside look at Knotel's Boston location. Knotel, which provides flexible workplace solutions, bagged the biggest deal with ConTech investors in 2019. Image: Knotel
Builtworlds’ annual list of venture deals led by workspace providers.
This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms trac...read more
The one-day event took place at Whitehall Place, in London. Photos courtesy John Tobin
Digital twin, ISO standards, blockchain, and data were the hot topics at the recent The Digital...read more
Drone technology is one of the tools that engineers and contractors are using to make their jobsites more efficient. A new report by Deloitte sees construction technology as a competitive advantage. Image: Deloitte
Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.
The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.
Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...read more
The Embodied Carbon Lab at Thornton Tomasetti has calculated the embodied carbon of more than 600 structural engineering projects over the past seven years. Beacon was developed based on the firm's experience and deep data sets.
Beacon is a Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodie...read more
Photo courtesy Construction Robotics
After decades when experts predicted that robots would become more prevalent on construction site...read more
WSP created a VR model with all the sensor data displayed as real time information that’s visible through VR goggles. Image: WSP USA
AEC firms are finally putting to use project information they’ve been storing in their computers...read more
A robot called MULE does the heavy lifting of cinderblock on a jobsite. Robotics for repetitive construction is catching on with large and small contractors alike. Images and video: Construction Robotics
The machines address trade labor shortages, as well as worker wellbeing and safety.
The latest version of the company's flagship tool focuses on accuracy, speed, standardization....
A national survey of contractors and building owners finds a large portion of respondents unhappy about how data are shared by project teams. Charts: e-Builder and Dodge Data & Analysis
A new survey finds that contractors and owners differ about the urgency of getting to single, sea...read more
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More manufacturers now include this production process in their factories.