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

Q&A: Michael Silver of the U. of 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.

Is project information mismanagement costing your firm millions?

Is project information mismanagement costing your firm millions?

Industry firms are frequently held accountable for issues because they can’t find the information they need to defend themselves. Between disputes and document discovery, these companies are often spending millions. Newforma's Tyler Ferguson offers a three-pronged approach to mitigate project risk.

Krulak, Rubin eye projection mapping first

Krulak, Rubin eye projection mapping first

When Amir met Roger... The two CEOs both spoke at our first BuiltWorlds Summit a year ago. Over dinner, they struck up a relationship that may soon merge the worlds of 3D mapping and modular construction, with benefits that may stretch much wider.

Hyperloop One sees 11 possible US routes

Hyperloop One sees 11 possible US routes

Propelled by such disruptors as Elon Musk and Peter Diamandis, and backed by firms like AECOM, ARUP, Parsons, and BIG, the dream of swift ground transport across vast distances may be within reach. Here's the latest on Hyperloop One's global challenge.

Four trends in efficient airport construction

Four trends in efficient airport construction

There's a desperate need for upgrades and expansions at airports across the nation. Dwight Pullen, senior vice president and director of the Aviation Center of Excellence for Skanska USA, reveals some of the ways his firm's keeping pace with the increased amount of work.

Five biggest projects on Trump's infrastructure list

Five biggest projects on Trump's infrastructure list

The release of President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan is still "up in the air" as the president's team strategizes on how to present it to congress. If the plan does go through, here are the five biggest projects in terms of investment on the administration's priority list. 

Aviation Q&A: Fortune still favors the bold

Aviation Q&A: Fortune still favors the bold

Chicago Dept. of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans is an engineer and a builder, an award-winning manager of complex airport construction projects. For #InfrastructureWeek, we spoke with her about the market now and her upcoming talk at the BW Summit.

Paramount Decisions makes Choosing by Advantages simpler

Paramount Decisions makes Choosing by Advantages simpler

The young company has created collaborative software that makes the Choosing by Advantages decision-making process—already popular with construction firms such as The Boldt Company and DPR Construction—easy and easier to explain to others.

BuroHappold, Flux launch free planning app

BuroHappold, Flux launch free planning app

Real-time master planning. Two weeks ago in Singapore, engineering giant BuroHappold and data connector Flux excitedly unveiled the fruit of their partnership, a first-of-its-kind spatial analysis app that may soon find its way into every planner's digital toolbox.

CEO Q&A: Scarangello passion is innovation

CEO Q&A: Scarangello passion is innovation

What is it about The Bronx and BW Summit keynotes? Last spring, Bronx NY native and famous big thinker Peter Diamandis wowed our crowd. Next month, Bronx-born Thornton Tomasetti CEO Tom Scarangello will tell us all about his own inspiring vision. 

Atlanta bridge fire, collapse sends warning

Atlanta bridge fire, collapse sends warning

Even for a city historically linked to fire, the blaze that brought down a 350-ft-long stretch of I-85 in Atlanta last week was one for the ages. Now, every U.S. city is on notice to make sure it doesn't happen to them. Here's what investigators know so far...

Meet the Final Four startups headed to the BW Summit

Meet the Final Four startups headed to the BW Summit

After four hard-fought rounds of head-to-head voting, Construction Robotics, GRIT Virtual Construction, PlanGrid, and Zlien have emerged as the four construction startups who will get the chance to pitch their ideas to investors.

Floating platforms could change approach to structural strength

Floating platforms could change approach to structural strength

BuiltWorlds contributor Greg Henderson of Arx Pax Labs argues that structural strength has reached a point of diminishing returns. How do we rethink the way we build with steel and concrete? He suggests floating platforms are an answer.

3 startups lauded for 'disruptive potential in industrial space'

3 startups lauded for 'disruptive potential in industrial space'

A pitch competition sponsored by Caterpillar Ventures, among others, awarded cash prizes for innovations ranging from automated permitting to autonomous vehicles. 

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