Posts Tagged ‘Architectural Practice & Management’

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 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 […]


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 Physics for architects WHY DO ARCHITECTS NEED PHYSICS? Students of most undergraduate architecture programs in the United States are required to take an introductory physics course. There are three good reasons for that requirement. First, architects have to understand the fundamentals of physics as they apply to processes taking place in buildings and in […]


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 KATE L. HARRISON Smart construction sites now use augmented reality, drones and more. PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images At first glance, a muddy, disorganized and congested construction site might not seem like the best place for flashy, expensive tech like drones, remote-controlled machinery, and AR glasses. But Willy Schlacks, president and co-founder of EquipmentShare, knows […]


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 HingePoint An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out,  but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we […]


by Jose Luis Blanco, Andrew Mullin, Kaustubh Pandya, and Mukund Sridhar New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape. The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is at the cusp of a new era, with technology start-ups creating new applications and tools that […]


by AEC-ST News The many ways in which technology has changed the approach AEC professionals can take to a given task or project is a theme that we’ve explored, but the people at BIMStorm are tackling the issue in far more complete manner. Their BIMStorm AEC Game Changers series is taking an in-depth look at […]