Archive for the ‘Architectural Practice’ Category

Wiley by Brian Libby Randy Deutsch reckons that in the years before he wrote Convergence: The Redesign of Design (Wiley, 2017), he heard again and again from industry experts that “things in the AEC industry were converging, without [anyone] alluding to why or how or what that meant. When I hit the thousand mark, I […]


By Alejandro Moreira En este período de descreimiento de los medios de comunicación, se puede argumentar fuertemente, respecto de lo que se lee. No obstante me arriesgo a proponer la siguiente lectura y comparación para que esto contribuya en la construcción de nuevo conocimiento. En el año 2000, la prestigiosa revista “The Economist” publicaba un […]


by Tom Sawyer After five years of PhD research and two years of software development, a start-up enterprise that applies parallel computing and artificial intelligence to construction planning and scheduling is ready to go to work. The software is named Alice, which stands for “artificial intelligence construction engineering.” It comes from ALICE Technologies Inc., Stanford, […]


By Allison Huffman High risk, low margin. This all too familiar description of the construction industry is at the heart of contractors’ laser focus on bottom line profitability and overcoming the variables that can (and often do) go awry. The proof of that challenge is in the numbers. According to KPMG’s “Climbing the Curve, 2015 Global […]


by Paul Newby The digital revolution that the construction industry desperately needs is at least a generation away, suggests Paul Newby executive engineering services director at SES Engineering Services. This creates a great paradox: those who can change the industry’s culture forever may have the skills and progressive attitude, but not the practical or leadership […]


by The Construction Index A Soluis Group-led consortium has secured £1m of funding from Innovate UK to develop an augmented worker system (AWE) for construction. The goal is to develop a system that use high-tech goggles, in tandem with building information modelling (BIM), to reduce costs and waste by 25% and increase productivity by 30%. […]


Euclideon’s hologram table: early installations are likely to be used primarily at a municipal level for town planning and area response purposes (Credit: Euclideon) by  Loz Blain Australian company Euclideon has built a working prototype of what it calls the world’s first true multi-user hologram table. Up to four people can walk around a holographic image […]


by Built Tech.  An interview with Brian Skripac For Brian Skripac, the key to implementing new technology is to try not go get bogged down in the technology. Counterintuitive, right? But for him, tech is less about the “what,” and more about the, “how.” He asks, “How do we plan our work and work the […]


Photo by Thinkstock by  CLAIRE BUSHEY Manufacturing jobs today include machinist, welder and assembler. In the future, the list might add cybersecurity strategist, digital twin architect and collaborative robotics specialist. That’s according to a new report released by the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, a research consortium in Chicago that includes universities and companies, and […]


by BIM Today In an interview, Oliver Buerkler, Senior Product Manager at Faro and laser scanning expert, looks at the value proposition of laser scanning As an opening statement, Buerkler suggests “we should not restrict ourselves to looking at laser scanning itself, but rather the complete workflow that the data enables. We are better placed […]