Posts Tagged ‘Computing’

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 […]


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 […]


by RK Gauthmam Twentieth-century architecture has been dominated by the use of new technologies, building techniques and construction materials. What comes next? Pencil and paper have long been replaced by technology. First came one of the great inventions of the 1980s, AutoCAD, which transformed the design industry. This software opened great possibilities for design creation and […]


by Mary Tyler March The construction industry may be slow to change, but technology’s influence on and off the job site is unmistakable. One company fueling that trend is Berkeley, CA–based 3D Robotics (3DR), a commercial drone software developer focusing on single-layer data collection and analysis. Founded in 2009 by former Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, the company […]


by Ishveena Singh That Building Information Modeling or BIM provides an unparalleled opportunity for improvements in productivity and cost-savings through all phases of the AEC industry has been long espoused. But how is BIM adoption progressing in some of the major countries of the world? Let’s have a look… The United States The US General Services […]


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 […]