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Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

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Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices   Credit: Stamhuis Contractors have been edging their way into the design process for some time now. The increasing trend toward more design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative methods have brought contractors more and more into the mix. But even when presented with plans and specifications created 100% by a design professional, contractors have always had some influence on a project’s ultimate design. Whether that's through the Request for Information process, creation of shop drawings or through as-built drawings, for instance. Many people don’t realize that it’s not just...

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OnSiteIQ raises $4.5 million to improve construction safety using AI and 360-degree imagery

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OnSiteIQ raises $4.5 million to improve construction safety using AI and 360-degree imagery

OnSiteIQ raises $4.5 million to improve construction safety using AI and 360-degree imagery Image Credit: Matthew Hamilton OnSiteIQ today announced that it has raised a $4.5 million series A round to grow its AI-powered safety analysis of 360-degree imagery from construction sites. In addition to supplying computer vision for risk assessment reports, the company’s platform is made to stitch together imagery so construction site managers can examine progress, skimming through footage for a guided tour like Google Street View. OnSiteIQ built the largest data set — over 100 million images — of visual construction risk information in the industry, OnSiteIQ CEO...

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Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction

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Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction

Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction From component tracking systems to building information modelling, airports are increasingly turning to new technologies to facilitate the construction of major projects. Here is a look at five case studies. Hong Kong Airport is currently building a construction of a new 9,000-tonne roof structure at its Terminal 2. Credit: Christian Schröder (via Wikimedia Commons). Heathrow aims to have a third runway up and running by 2026. Credit: Heathrow Airport. LAX is currently in the process of expanding. Credit: Prayitno (via Flickr). Hong Kong Airport is currently building a construction of a new...

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Construction technology: connectivity is key

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Construction technology: connectivity is key

Construction technology: connectivity is key When it comes to construction technology, Dr Burcin Kaplanoglu, executive director, innovation officer, Oracle, surely has one of the most impressive CVs in the industry. He has been at Oracle for around two years and before this spent over 15 years at Lendlease where he was vice president, director of operations at Lendlease’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit. Kaplanoglu is also adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering in the US.   Oracle has a working construction technology lab in Chicago, US Speaking at Digital Construction Week in the UK, with an espresso in front of him and...

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What Is The Architecture Of The Future?

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What Is The Architecture Of The Future?

What Is The Architecture Of The Future? In the 1960s, the “white flight” movement, which drove middle-class America to the suburbs en masse, contributed to the depletion of inner cities. Infamously, in 1975, President Ford dismissed the federal bailout requests from a near-bankrupt New York City. That made national headlines, and New York spiraled into a black hole of urban chaos, crime and decay. But times change. The American urban renewal has seen the past dramatically reverse. Inner-city neighborhoods were repopulated and revived throughout the United States. This phenomenon is a developing trend that is over a decade in the making, and...

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