Archive for September, 2016

by Kendall Jones Imagine walking onto a construction site in the near future to find a team of robots doing site grading and site layout or laying a brick wall or even assembling scaffolding trusses.  This may seem far-fetched, something you’d expect in a sci-fi flick or a story by Isaac Asimov or Ray Bradbury, […]

The era of robots: thousands of builders to lose jobs as machines take over, says construction boss. by Tim Wallace Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms. The result would be huge productivity gains as more […]

by Kenton Grant Over the past 6 months I have taken note of several posts about “BIM” profiles, positions, roles, and responsibilities within an organization. Some of which, in my opinion, were too technical in nature or heavily focused on software tools and features or simply 3D modeling and clash detection. There were others that […]

El martes 4 de octubre a las 18.00 el Ing. Nicolás Ruggiero (UNR) y el Mg. Arq. Alejandro Moreira (UNL) dictarán una conferencia abierta bajo el título “BIM en Arquitectura. La posibilidad de construir antes de construir”. La actividad es organizada en el marco del Curso de Posgrado “Estrategias para la implementación de Building Information Modeling” y tiene como […]

 by Brett Young One of the most important concepts that I learned in college was a very specific definition of the word “engineering.” I don’t remember exactly where I first heard this definition, but I seem to recall it was an offhand remark made about the profession by a seminar lecturer. I like it because it is […]

 by Akio Moriwaki Transforming the Industry in the Digital Age The fourth industrial revolution – the Digital Age – is creating the drivers to transform the Construction Industry as it seeks to exploit the significant advantages to be derived from the effective and efficient use and management of data. Industry-leading technology, developed for other sectors, is […]

by Bilal Succar at BIM Think Space Introduction There is an increasing need to critically evaluate the BIM research covering a building’s Project Lifecycle. This is intended to combine present-day’s “body of knowledge” and deliver a comprehensive perspective of global BIM research conducted to date. This post is a short summary of a much larger […]

by JUDAH POLLACK AND OLIVIA FOX CABANE This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. […]

Pragmatic Imagination is a small book that presents a valuable resource for navigating our broadly connected, rapidly changing, and radically contingent world. It begins from an assumption that agency in the world today requires a productive entanglement of imagination and action. It then presents a framework for unpacking the imagination as a wide range of mental […]