Archive for the ‘Knowledge’ Category

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 Clark Ellis These three keys to changing a company for the better are within every builder’s reach. Business innovation isn’t rocket science—it’s really just a creative new way of thinking about how to accomplish a goal. But truly innovative home builders are nearly as rare as people who have walked on the moon. Builders […]


by Julie Goran, Laura LaBerge, and Ramesh Srinivasan Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional. Shortcomings in organizational culture are one of the main barriers to company success in the digital age. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s […]


by Tom Ward. Futurism THE LEAK FINDING ROBOT An MIT research team called PipeGuard has developed a robot capable of finding the smallest leaks in pipes regardless of what they are made of. It can be inserted into the water supply through any fire hydrant, and comes in two models: one which passively floats along […]


by MATTHEW HAGUE Designers can use algorithm-based software or MRIs to come up with goods not constrained by biases Hillside Studio by Los Angeles design firm Cover. The company’s designs are custom generated based on client wishes, as well as geospatial and zoning data. Computer-aided design, or CAD, programs are as new to the world as bell-bottom […]


by Parul Dubey SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today Trimble® Penmap® for Android™, a cloud-connected application for field surveying and high-accuracy Geographic Information System (GIS) data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, […]


by Peter Lister, MASc, PEng. Vice President, Commercial Services at Seaspan ULC The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence—the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet)—four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood. The structure was completed less than 70 […]