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New-look nima underlines UK focus on information management

Paul Wilkinson writes about the UK BIM Alliance’s new identity, becoming ‘nima’ .

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November 8, 2022 | Smart construction


The latest Smart Construction issue of the AEC Business newsletter

Aarni Heiskanen as a guest on The Future of Development podcast and other news and updates

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November 8, 2022 | Smart construction


AI – A Designer’s Assistant or a Replacement?

The latest artificial intelligence issue of the AEC Business newsletter

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November 8, 2022 | AI


Civ Robotics raises $5 million seed funding round

CivDot is an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), designed for civil engineering and infrastructure projects, such as solar farms, roadways, data centers and power plants

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November 4, 2022 | Smart construction


KnitNervi – An actively bent, knitted formwork for ribbed concrete shells

Knitnervi is a pavilion-scale demonstration of a ribbed concrete shell constructed with a flexible CNC-knitted formwork system.

#contech #robotics #3dprinting #aecbusiness

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November 3, 2022 | Industrialized construction


KLAW Industries awarded $500K, expanding success

The recycling company will use the $500K award to expand their operations in Binghamton and further develop their low-carbon concrete product, Pantheon, made from recycled glass and materials.

#contech #sustainability #aecbusiness

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November 2, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Use tech to combat ‘Neanderthal’ thinking in construction

‘This is the best time to increase your investment in technology and promote the young people in your organization, because they’re the ones who know how to use it. Technology is driving every other sector except construction.’

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October 31, 2022 | Smart construction


New Startup Paebble Raises €8M For Carbon-Negative Construction Materials

A new startup is here to reduce emissions from heavy-polluting construction materials. Paebble is a European company that just raised €8 million to bring its carbon-negative construction material to market.

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October 31, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Contech Startup Toric Raises $22M From Autodesk, Others

Toric is a data-platform used by construction, engineering and similar sectors, that enables anyone to integrate, transform, model and visualize data, without writing code.

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October 31, 2022 | Smart construction


Shaping a More Efficient Construction Industry

Two use cases show how Imerso can bring greater efficiency to construction sites. Imerso offers a platform for automating quality control and monitoring with the help of AI, reality Capture, and BIM technologies.

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October 29, 2022 | AI


How home builders can benefit from a Construction Site Diary?

Home builders need to know the precise reality of their construction sites, and supply chain issues and get a real-time audit of the existing resources currently in use in the construction process.

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October 29, 2022 | Smart construction


Building Transformations explores timber in the digital age

The Building Transformations summit brought together experts in mass timber and industry automation to discuss design and construction in the digital environment, including Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).

#contech #dfma #timberconstruction #aecbusiness

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October 29, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Flexible, durable, strong: 3D printing with concrete provides numerous advantages

With bridges, houses, and towers Weber Beamix has shown what is possible but the building company expects even more from the smaller objects.

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October 28, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Japan’s Fukui Computer Partners with Bentley Systems. What Does This Mean?

Bentley Systems’ technologies will take Fukui Computer’s CIMPHONY Plus cloud service into the world of 3D/4D digital twins, simulation and visualization.

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October 28, 2022 | Smart construction


Making the most of BIM to drive sustainability in construction

Kipp Ivey of FARO Technologies explains how 3D laser scanning technology makes the circular construction economy possible.

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October 28, 2022 | Smart construction


We had designers test an AI design tool. Here’s how it went

“Are designers worried AI is coming for their jobs? If my conversations were any indication, the answer is a resounding no—for a few reasons,” writes Fred Nicolaus.

#contech #ai #aecbusiness

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October 28, 2022 | AI


How to use technology to bridge the gap between office and onsite staff

Office and onsite staff rarely collaborate despite the benefits of open communication across departments.

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October 25, 2022 | Smart construction


Evercam bring in €8m To Revolutionise Construction Reality Capture Worldwide

Evercam has raised a total of €8m investment to help further grow our presence in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific

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October 25, 2022 | Smart construction


Artificial Intelligence (AI): the coming tsunami

A good read: Martyn Day looks at the potential impact of artificial intelligence on architecture.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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October 25, 2022 | AI


How AI and VSaaS are Improving Safety in the Construction Sector

Video surveillance plays a vital role in the construction sector, and the rise of cloud video analytics, AI technology, and video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) offerings has the potential to take this to the next level.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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October 22, 2022 | AI


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