Smart Buildings – The Wave Of The Future

How Smart Building Technology is Shaping the Future of Commercial Real Estate – How many times have you discussed how hot or cold your office was over the last few months? Many office workers would agree that the biggest battle in commercial buildings is the fight over the thermostat. Not only do people have different […]

Avoiding the Construction Schedule Float Game

Often in today’s fast-paced construction industry, critical path method (CPM) schedules are used as a tool to sequester project float as a hedge against potential project risks. Float is how long a specific task can be delayed without causing disruptive delays to key tasks that follow it. The practice of sequestering float violates a major […]

Futuristic Construction Technologies – Transparent Aluminum

For decades, chemical engineers have dreamed of a material that combines the strength and durability of metal with the crystal-clear purity of glass. Such a “clear metal” could be used to construct towering glass-walled skyscrapers that require less internal support. Secure military buildings could install thin transparent metal windows impervious to the highest-caliber artillery fire. […]

Carbon Nanotubes – The Future Of Construction

Carbon nanotubes have the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any material on Earth and can be stretched a million times longer than their thickness. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. A single sheet of paper is 100,000 nanometers. To construct materials at the “nano” scale would seem impossible, but scientists and engineers have successfully created tubes of carbon with […]

Next Big Thing In Construction – Robotics

Automation has revolutionized factory work. Now researchers have their sights set on construction – The open dome looks like a foam igloo rising from the asphalt. It’s a design that would have been tough for construction workers to build quickly using traditional methods. But it’s not a problem for the DCP — a Digital Construction Platform built […]