Design: Page 2

  • Skyscrapers in Hong Kong.
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    All signs point to a 'growing appetite' for digital twins

    Implementation is expected to increase 36% over the next five years, according to a new report. But one expert cautions against falling for the "hype.”

    By Cailin Crowe • June 15, 2022
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    Civil engineer and contractor build 3D digital bridge with Trimble model collaboration platform

    National Design Firm WSB bridges the design-to-construction digital gap on Highway 169 Redefine.

    June 6, 2022
  • ‘The Forge’, a two-building office project under construction in London, showcases Bryden Wood's approach to industrialized construction.
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    UK prefab design company targets US expansion

    Bryden Wood's "kit-of-parts" approach leverages components that are similar on each project while also providing opportunities for customization.

    By May 25, 2022
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    The 5 benefits of lean construction practices

    Lean construction benefits customers, your business and the environment. Learn how that's possible.  

    May 2, 2022
  • Convention-goers and construction executives pack the halls at World of Modular's 2022 conference.
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    Robots can revolutionize the modular building industry

    Autovol CEO Rick Murdock said at the World of Modular conference this week that automation will continue to take up more of his company's production.

    By April 27, 2022
  • A render of the Wallis-Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which is set to break ground on Earth Day this year.
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
  • A photo of the topping out of the Met Park HQ2 phase.
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    Clark leverages field data, sustainable material in HQ2 build

    The contractor is employing mass timber, low-carbon concrete and technology to build Amazon's second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Procore integrates with embodied carbon calculator to aid contractor sustainability goals

    Users can identify the environmental impacts of their building materials in order to shave off excess pollution in their projects.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Seattle Airport's Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    Turner is building the four new floors, which will cost up to $500 million.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Trauma-informed design is changing the education space — here's what that means for the built environment

    An innovative design approach that reshapes learning environments to create a welcoming space that promotes both healing and well-being.

    April 4, 2022
  • A photo of one of the robots designed by Sarcos.
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    Sarcos acquires RE2 Robotics, positions for expansion

    On top of its construction and manufacturing presence, Sarcos said the deal will enable it to reach other markets.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Consigli prefab director: 'You don't want it to feel like you're recreating the wheel'

    The Boston-based general contractor wants to use more offsite techniques in its projects to boost efficiency.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022
  • A rendering of Astra Tower on the Salt Lake City, Utah, skyline.
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    Utah's tallest high-rise project under construction

    The 372-unit Astra Tower, a luxury apartment building developed by Kensington Investment Co., is set to open in 2024.

    By Mary Salmonsen • March 18, 2022
  • The broken edge of a snow-covered road bridge in the foreground with other bridge pieces visible in the middle ground and vehicles on an elevated structure in the distance.
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    Contractors selected to rebuild collapsed Pennsylvania bridge

    PennDOT has fast-tracked work to replace the Fern Hollow bridge, which fell while President Joe Biden visited the area to promote infrastructure funding.

    By March 17, 2022
  • MIT researchers produced and installed this structure on the MIT campus using waste tree forks as structural elements. In the future, they plan to use their process to design and build a complete outd
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    MIT research team uses 3D scans to repurpose wood scraps

    Irregular lumber is usually discarded. Utilizing it in structures is part of a growing wave of eco-friendly building.

    By March 16, 2022
  • The Reed, a Chicago highrise, is being developed with low-carbon concrete.
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    Lendlease Chicago high-rise employs low-carbon concrete

    The new mix uses 60% less Portland cement and could last 30 years longer than conventional concrete, according to its creators.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 15, 2022
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    Feds give U of Kansas $500K toward tech-powered bridge research

    Using computational simulations and high-tech facilities, researchers will examine the potential of ultra-high toughness steel and more to prevent disastrous breaks.

    By March 9, 2022
  • Orlando, Florida, USA aerial skyline towards Lake Eola.
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    Orlando emphasizes 'wow factor' in digital twin project

    Unlike many other cities' digital twins, the project will map the entire 40-square-mile metro region.

    By Jason Plautz • March 2, 2022
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    Ukraine war 'likely to have multiple effects' on materials prices

    Inflation is casting shadows over how much the $1.2 trillion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can ultimately accomplish.

    By March 1, 2022
  • The moon rises over NASA's HQ in Washington, DC.
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    NASA grants $6M for technology geared toward building on the moon

    This wave of research funding focuses on robotics, mining and cold-resistant tech studies from three universities.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners

    LaGuardia Airport tops off $4B terminal renovation with completed skybridge

    The NYC project is the largest public-private aviation partnership in U.S. history and marks a new chapter for the notoriously outdated airport.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Feb. 22, 2022
  • The TSX Broadway project reaches a milestone this past January.
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    Stars align to hoist historic Times Square theater for mixed-use project

    A developer is lifting the Palace Theatre three stories to make way for new shops underneath.

    By Feb. 18, 2022
  • An outside shot of the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, China.
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    Populous designs sole permanent venue for 2022 Olympics

    The "Ice Ribbon" speed skating arena seats 12,000 and will serve as a winter sports hub in Beijing after the Games end.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    World Cup Construction: PCL Construction experts share what prospective host stadiums should know

    How to construct a stadium ready to host a global event.

    By Lewis Kelly • Feb. 7, 2022