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3 exciting tech developments that show promise for AEC adoption

February 13, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The pace of technological development continues to astound even the most ardent innovation champions. The BD+C editorial team is on a mission to track and evaluate the latest tech tools and trends that show promise for widespread AEC adoption. Here […]


Construction Techniques

Initiative will introduce open-source software for commercial and public building retrofits

January 22, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

A partnership composed of Johnson Controls, CBRE, World Resources Institute (WRI), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recently launched to test and deploy an open-source, web-based energy analysis tool to identify energy efficient retrofit opportunities in commercial buildings. Johnson Controls […]


Construction Techniques

Modern Materials: Bendable concrete, ‘knitted’ concrete shells and more

January 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

First conceptualized in the 1990s, Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), or bendable concrete, is almost ready for market, according to researchers at Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering. After testing a range of sands, rubbers, fibers and more, they’ve struck a […]


Construction Techniques

Using Technology to Turn the Tide on Construction Productivity

December 21, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

If the construction industry is anything—it’s consistent. For roughly 20 straight years, the industry has racked up the “least improved” award for having the lowest annual productivity gains globally of any industry. This means construction is still way less productive […]


Construction Techniques

Modern Materials: Memory steel, polymer uses CO2 to self-repair, and more

November 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A team at Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering has created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets stronger as it cracks, according to a statement from the university. The cement paste, inspired by arthropod shells, could help create more […]


Construction Techniques

Tech strategy requires a new type of construction worker

November 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

AUSTIN, Texas — Introducing technology at a construction company isn’t as simple as supplying iPads and downloading “freemium” project management apps — it involves a plethora of hardware, software, people and processes and requires someone at the helm who understands […]


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Public canopy system can be reconfigured by drones on the fly

November 9, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Architecture is always evolving. Be it the way buildings are designed, the processes by which they are built, or the materials used. But a new prototype from the University of Stuttgart takes this continuous evolution to a new level, with […]


Construction Techniques

Several barriers holding back widespread construction of zero energy buildings

November 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Zero energy buildings are on the rise in some areas, but barriers that are retarding their spread nationwide remain. That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Pathways to Zero Energy Buildings through Building Codes,” by the American Council for an […]


Construction Techniques

Q&A: How AECOM’s construction president tackles challenges, uses tech for success

October 25, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Over the many years of its storied history, AECOM has delivered increasingly massive projects and has grown tremendously both through acquisitions and internal expansion. One acquisition — the 2010 purchase of Tishman Construction — brought with it Jay Badame. After […]


Construction Techniques

Tech Tools May Level Playing Field for Smaller Construction Firms

October 19, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Whether in the concrete or walls and ceilings trade, most small contractors are on the hunt for their next project. With razor-thin profit margins and competitors popping up overnight, it’s easy for contractors to lose sleep as they struggle to […]