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Construction Techniques

Optimizing Construction and Engineering Resources

May 23, 2024

Via: ENR

Resources play a vital role in the success of any construction and engineering company, and can be broken down into four main components: Labor Subcontractors Materials The weight and importance assigned to each resource can differ from one company to […]


Construction Techniques

How Can Modular Design Be Used to Revolutionize Housing Architecture?

April 25, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Housing is a diverse architectural typology whose configuration is determined not only by those who design it but also by the use of those who live in it. Therefore, homes are fundamentally adaptable structures that evolve in line with their […]


Construction Techniques

The Promise of Accessibility: Can Modular Systems Contribute to Democratizing the Design Process?

April 18, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At the dawn of Modernism, in the fervent search for innovative, efficient, and cost-effective building systems, the idea of modular construction offered the promise of exactly that: an industrialized system comprised of ready-to-assemble elements, easily configured, cost-effective, and quality-controlled. While […]


Construction Techniques

7 Bioclimatic Façade Strategies for Tropical Architecture

April 10, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

When we think of the word “tropic,” the image that typically comes to mind is an exotic space, characterized by perpetual warmth and humidity, with frequent and heavy rainfall nurturing lush vegetation. Throughout history, this tropical climate has been romanticized […]


Construction Techniques

Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material

April 9, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Concrete blocks are prefabricated materials primarily used for constructing walls. Similar to bricks, these blocks are stacked together and bonded with mortar, typically composed of cement, sand, and water. They are hollow inside to accommodate steel bars and mortar filling. […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

The vanguard of safety: How 3D lift planning is leading the way

April 8, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction involves many hazardous operations. Crane lifts are particularly concerning, as they present risks from heavy machinery, heights and heavy loads all at once. New 3D lift planning technology can minimize these dangers. What is 3D lift planning? Lift planning […]


Construction Techniques

Lessons from Logistics: Embrace Technology to Modernize Construction

April 5, 2024

Via: ENR

Imagine, if you will, a world where every item you use daily — from the coffee mug in your hands to the smartphone on your desk — tells a story not just of design and manufacturing, but of a journey. […]


Construction Techniques

How to Replace Air Conditioning? Passive Strategies for Addressing Global Warming

April 4, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Between now and 2050, worldwide installation of cooling appliances, like air conditioning, is projected to triple, resulting in a twofold increase in energy consumption. This reliance on such devices, often seen as exacerbating global warming, poses a paradox: how can […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Seattle Storm Facility Design with Embodied Low Carbon Concrete

March 29, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

The new Seattle Storm Center for Basketball Performance will serve as the dedicated practice facility for the four‐time WNBA championship team the Seattle Storm. The building’s design includes two side‐by‐side basketball courts, the “Storm Team Center” with locker rooms, a […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Innovative Low-Carbon Cement From Sublime Systems Used in First Project

March 27, 2024

Via: ENR

Turner Construction Co. and local ready-mix producer Boston Sand & Gravel report they are the first to place concrete with Sublime Systems’ zero-carbon cement in a mud mat for a building. Turner would not disclose the specific site but said […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Solar Control and Sustainability in Hot Climates with Ceramic Textiles

March 26, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

When considering traditional brick facades, we usually conjure up images of solidity and robustness. Solid ceramic blocks, recognized for their ability to withstand compression and offer strength and durability to structures, are materials frequently used in architecture. However, innovation in […]


Construction Techniques

ICON Unveils Groundbreaking Construction Innovations at SXSW: Revolutionizing Building with Robotics, AI, and Sustainable Materials

March 14, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Pioneering advanced construction and large-scale 3D Printing, ICON was selected as ArchDaily’s Best New Practices of 2021 due to its boundary-breaking technology that is advancing capability in the built environment. The Texas-based startup has just unveiled various toolkits and products […]


Construction Techniques

New construction technology releases: March 2024

March 13, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

As spring construction season begins, staying on top of new tech trends is important to builders looking to maximize output and slash costs. Here are five recent announcements from software makers and other tech providers about new offerings or updates […]


Construction Techniques

Harvesting Architecture: A Glimpse Into 3 Plant-Based Materials

March 12, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

For decades, our society has predominantly embraced an extractivist approach when formulating models for material manufacturing across diverse industries. While we now know that this model is unsustainable, a major question remains: So, how do we do it? We may […]


Construction Techniques

How AI and Construction are Teaming Up

March 5, 2024

Via: ConstructConnect

Though Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making huge strides in preconstruction, it’s also appearing in other construction areas, such as performance and safety improvements. Some examples include: Predictive maintenance.  AI can analyze data from building systems, such as HVAC and electrical […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques

Collaboration and Standardization Support Successful BIM for Infrastructure Adoption

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

In the first article in our BIM series, we looked at the history of BIM – both its philosophical underpinnings and the technological advancements that have made it an increasingly central part of the construction process. Much of that article […]


Construction Techniques

Three Areas to Consider When Evaluating an Advanced Digital Construction Management System

February 29, 2024

Via: ENR

Today’s construction industry is in an interesting time with a landscape that seems hardly untouched by tech in any area, unlike never before. The industry isn’t just changing and evolving in some, but rather ALL of the areas simultaneously. For […]


Construction Techniques

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Every Step of Preconstruction Easier

February 27, 2024

Via: ConstructConnect

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the silent partner in preconstruction you probably never thought you needed. Now that AI has landed, it’s time to think of ways to introduce this technology to your process. Pre-Design Using AI in the pre-design stage […]


Construction Techniques

5 Innovations to Reduce Concrete Embodied Carbon in North America

February 21, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

The construction industry—a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—is undergoing a transformative shift toward decarbonization. One of the key strategies in this journey is the development of low carbon concrete. This article explores the latest developments in low carbon concrete—including […]


Construction Techniques

AI-based Tool Optimizes Construction Schedules Straight From P6

February 15, 2024

Via: ENR

Unearthing the insights to improve a construction schedule and solve problems before they happen is no small task, but a new artificial intelligence-based tool from ALICE Technologies is able to optimize schedules directly from an Oracle Primavera P6 file. In […]