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Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Can this new data center concept combat climate change?

June 22, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

A new prototype model for urban data centers, developed by MIRIS in cooperation with Snøhetta, Skanska, Asplan Viak, and Nokia, hopes to help solve the international climate challenge by allowing excess energy from data centers to power cities with up […]


Construction Techniques

Extreme Construction: Building in Antarctica

June 21, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

There’s a rare opportunity to work on a construction project located at the bottom of the world in a location few have ever visited. McMurdo Station, the largest of three U.S. Antarctic research stations, is about to undergo a massive […]


Construction Techniques

Structural engineered wood products exempt from new EPA formaldehyde ruling

June 19, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Composite wood products must meet new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formaldehyde emissions regulations as of June 1, 2018. Among the products impacted: particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood (decorative) plywood. Structural engineered wood products manufactured for construction applications, […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

‘Athleticscapes’ give colleges a recruiting edge

June 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

It has long been apparent that colleges and universities are engaged in an arms race to attract top student-athletes, with ammunition that includes extravagant training centers and stadiums. John Robertson is on the front lines of those battles. As CEO […]


Construction Techniques

Tech Investment in Construction Doubles in Past Decade

June 13, 2018

Via: ENR

The level of investment in construction technology in the past year and the number of players involved have been “transformational,” said José Luis Blanco Álvarez, a partner at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Blanco led off three […]


Construction Techniques

Can Construction ‘Par’ Standards Raise Productivity?

June 13, 2018

Via: ENR

Technology is transforming entire industries to be more efficient, yet productivity lags in construction—confoundingly so. The reality is that the problem is systemic. It’s not just a matter of companies deciding to be more productive. Depending on the type of […]


Construction Techniques

Machine learning takes on college dropouts

June 12, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

If AI-driven machines can defeat the world’s greatest chess players and, even more improbable, the globe’s premier Go strategist, what chance does a college dropout have against machine learning technology? Slim to none, predicts one university research director. Sudha Ram, […]


Construction Techniques

Data is driving design for education

June 8, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

We are surrounded by data. The sheer volume of data available to educational institutions today is unprecedented. In many cases data that isn’t already accessible, can be either acquired or generated. This abundance of big data, while very helpful, does […]


Construction Techniques

Jobsite Information Management (JIM)

June 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Is Software Eating the Construction Industry? Marc Andreessen is an internet pioneer who helped create the first widely used web browser (Netscape). In 2011 he noted that “software is eating the world”, evidenced by changes in many businesses across multiple […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

3D printing in construction: Immensa files UAE patent for concrete and cement casting

June 7, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Dubai-based Immensa Technology Labs has filed the UAE’s first patent relating to the use of 3D printing in construction. The solution comprises a reusable mould that permits the casting of concrete, cement and gypsum materials in numerous forms. Immensa says […]