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7 Days of Construction Tech News – Week 49

Here are our picks from the latest construction technology news.

“We always ask our people: ‘what are the problems in the construction industry?’. It’s always been done the same way for many years,” says Jeff Condello, President & CEO of RANDALL Construction. The company is cementing its position as the leading self-perform in Florida by investing in innovative market-disrupting products across an impressive portfolio of business units.

In a bid to clean up the air of Delhi, Studio Symbiosis has designed a series of solutions under the title ‘Aura’.

Auto­desk will focus on how to better integrate its software library with the workflows of on-site robotics as well as with prefabrication and modular construction.

Apis Cor recently built a two-story administrative office building for a Dubai government agency using one mobile printer. The walls were printed on-site by moving the printer around the construction site via crane.

Hamilton Labs, a Singapore-based 3D printing company active in the construction sector, has partnered with Ang Cheng Guan Construction and Saint-Gobain to establish an Additive Manufacturing & Robotics Hub.

Singapore has launched its National Artificial Intelligence Strategy to support a goal to become a global hub for developing, testing and scaling AI solutions.

AR for construction: “Having that information get down all the way to the guy with the tool in his hand in the snow…

3D printing: “The new technology encourages a movement back not to a primitivism but to an indigenism, building simply and efficiently with the materials you find, and supporting people.”

Tone Wheeler: “But prefab has never taken off, at least in Australia. How is it that something that most architects think is a great idea has proceeded so slowly?”

“Rather than navigating and fighting the complexities of having all design and all subcontracting done by different firms and the jobsite work being done by a GC … we’re producing buildings, full stop.” Why does offsite construction matter?

Without a collaborative approach to solving problems and setting goals, though, municipalities can’t effectively use the data.”

The most innovation-friendly cities: New York, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, Paris, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco/San Jose and Toronto.

George Floros on why BIM and GIS integration has been critical for the Skanska, Costain & STRABAG JV working on The UK’s High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project.

Construction startup Katerra closing Phoenix factory. According to Marks, Katerra is slated to become profitable sometime next year. The company has not yet released specific plans to go public, though the CEO has indicated that an IPO would not happen until at least 2021.

Could this 3D printed lattice that can stop a bullet be one of the building materials of the future?

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Communication Strategist, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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