Posts Tagged ‘Design’

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 […]


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 […]


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 Pencil and paper have long been replaced by technology.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 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 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 Scott Deisher This week I’m giving a quick introduction to Flux, an app for interoperability between various design software like Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Dynamo, Grasshopper, and other programs like Google Sheets and Excel. Much like Doodlebug, Flux can drastically cut down on time and effort wasted on getting digital models and drawings from one […]


by Tara Roopinder SOSA’s hip workplace for construction-oriented tech startups in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Construction is the biggest industry we have. High tech is number 2 … and we’re trying to connect the two.” UziScheffer is speaking of his home country and his company SOSA in Israel. The enormity of the construction industry ($1 trillion […]