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Smart windows gain even more intelligence than before

Smart windows gain even more intelligence than before

Electrochromic systems intuitively alter the hue of exterior windows based on conditions ranging from astronomical data, building orientation, latitude and longitude – even meteorological forecasts. Systems reduce heat gain and glare, maintain crystal-clear views, all while accruing significant energy savings over a reasonable payback period. 

Hawaii, Vermont, RI see clean energy surge

Hawaii, Vermont, RI see clean energy surge

Despite wavering venture investment, the clean energy market is still growing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Here, the annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge gives us a welcome opportunity to check in on multiple, vibrant efforts to implement power innovation.

EXCLUSIVE: FotoIN receives patent for mobile media and data capturing system

EXCLUSIVE: FotoIN receives patent for mobile media and data capturing system

Enterprise tech company FotoIN gave BuiltWorlds the exclusive story on some recent, exciting news -- their visual documentation and data capturing system received a United States patent! Find out what this means for the company, their users, and others in the industry.

Can data center construction keep up with data growth?

Can data center construction keep up with data growth?

As the data center construction market is projected to grow to nearly $75 billion in the next four years, we explore what makes data center construction unique, trends in the industry, and the likelihood of keeping up with the exponentially increasing demand for these systems. 

Cities, data drive BW Summit conversations

Cities, data drive BW Summit conversations

If cities will yield the richest data upon which tomorrow's most consequential decisions will be based, then it is no surprise they were a recurring topic at last week's BuiltWorlds Summit. To see some of the actionable insights that were shared, read on.

More Insights from Day Three of BW Summit 2017

More Insights from Day Three of BW Summit 2017

We collected more of the top soundbites from day three of BW Summit 2017. Click through for comments from thought leaders at Moderne Ventures, MetaProp NYC, Buro Happold, and more.

Obamas unveil Presidential Center design

Obamas unveil Presidential Center design

Just days after the former First Lady urged architects not to neglect inner cities, she and her husband came home to Chicago this week to reveal their vision for a $500-million community hub that they hope will reinvigorate a long-struggling community.   

Leading Insights from Day Two of BW Summit 2017

Leading Insights from Day Two of BW Summit 2017

Our heads are filling up with all sorts of new ideas here on day two of BW Summit 2017. Check out this roundup of thought-provoking soundbites from just a few of the speakers sitting on our panels.

Five big benefits of data-driven design

Five big benefits of data-driven design

We create data in every part of the build process, and the ability to capture and analyze that data has only increased over the years. Now, professionals across the AEC tackle the issues of What do I do with all this data? How can I use it to benefit me? Well, if you're a designer, here are some big benefits for you.

Q&A: Lon Grohs on the future of VR and V-Ray in AEC

Q&A: Lon Grohs on the future of VR and V-Ray in AEC

The chief commercial officer of Chaos Group, maker of the V-Ray software that produces photo-realistic renderings for film, virtual reality, and architectural models, discusses how VR/AR will expand further into the AEC space in the near future and how his firm's product will develop with the trend.

AI calculates smart solution to manage digital imagery

AI calculates smart solution to manage digital imagery

Taking its cue from the likes of Google and Apple, two-year-old, machine learning-based Smartvid.io is bringing speed and accuracy to the collection, management, and retrieval of field images—with results that have caught the eyes of Procore and Skanska USA, among others.

Q&A: Michael Silver of the U. at Buffalo on job-site robotics

Q&A: Michael Silver of the U. at Buffalo on job-site robotics

The University of Buffalo architecture professor is working on a brick-hauling robot through the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) program. Here, he talks about automated construction's relationship with building design.

7 Construction Techniques for Concrete Façades

7 Construction Techniques for Concrete Façades

Solid. Strong. Resilient. Concrete is a much-used, much-loved building material that conforms to the surface texture of formwork. What are new construction techniques for this centuries-old composite? Here are 7 ideas to add texture to concrete exteriors, featured on projects across the globe.

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