Sunday, January 26, 2020

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Win The War Against Construction Costs Best Practices: Using Tech To Win The War Against Construction Costs

Throughout 2019 and into the new year, the challenge of keeping construction costs contained has remained front and center for developers and general contractors. According to Deloitte’s 2020 Construction and Engineering Industry Outlook, various cost-related factors will continue to bedevil the industry this…

3D-printed house A look at the world’s largest 3D-printed house

SQ4D Inc. (SQ4D) and its Revolutionary Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS), have built the largest permitted 3D printed home in the world.  SQ4D has completed construction of the world’s largest permitted 3D printed home. The home is 1900 square feet and took only forty…

Bridge Information Modelling What is Bridge Information Modelling (BrIM)?

Intelligent, physical 3D bridge models provide a perfect graphical and functional representation of a bridge and its design results, improving design quality, constructability, and collaboration. BIM for bridges is increasing in popularity, with several US State Departments of Transportation adopting BIM…

December 2019 home sales Canadian home sales inch lower in December

The Canadian Real Estate Association reports that national home sales eased between November and December 2019. Highlights: National home sales declined by 0.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December.Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 22.7% year-over-year (y-o-y).The number of…

never demolishing another building The case for never demolishing another building

The wrecking ball has always been the great symbol of urban progress, going hand in hand with dynamite and dust clouds as the politicians’ favourite way of showing they are getting things done. But what if we stopping knocking things down? What…

Solar Panels This material could squeeze more energy from solar panels

Research teams in Australia and China are inching closer toward a solar cell design that could revolutionize the industry, but plenty of hurdles remain. The key lies with perovskite, a crystalline structure first discovered in Russia in the mid-1800s. Engineers want…