Category: Technology
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Automating Construction: Improving On-Site Logistics through Robotics and Data Analytics

KEWAZO works to improve on-site construction logistics through robotics and data analytics. Their first automation objective is to equip customers with the tools for safe, fast and smart material transportation on construction sites. CEO and co-founder Artem Kuchukov describes how KEWAZO grew the idea from concept to working prototype with new customers eager to implement […]

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Smart Cities: Urban Solutions for Sustainable Electric Mobility

The development of electric mobility solutions and smart city technologies will lead to a redistribution of space within our cities. This evolution demands new, smart product solutions. Today, the concept of connectivity extends far beyond internet access. From self-driving cars and interactive interfaces on buildings, to artificial intelligence units such as Alexa and Siri, smart […]

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Drone Service Startup FairFleet Wins Startup Award at Orgatec 2018

Drone Service Startup FairFleet is the winner of the Architecture & Building STARTUP AWARD which was part of the ORGATEC in late October in Cologne. The STARTUPCORNER is an initiative to showcase all lateral thinkers, creative planners, and new business ideas from the architecture and building industry. FairFleet and 14 other startups were selected to […]

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Archilyse Simplifies Real Estate Searches

Finding an apartment can be challenging and time-consuming. There are many features and criteria that have to be met throughout the search process. This is where Zürich-based Archilyse comes in. Founded in 2017, Archilyse is a PropTech startup that offers holistic quantitative architecture analysis as an easy to use Software-as-a-Service solution. By doing so, Archilyse provides […]

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How Drones Can Be Used in Architecture

Drones may seem like a passing fad to some, but this new technology is already having a significant impact on the way AEC professionals design and operate. Read on to find out more on how drones can help streamline your workflow. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, are gaining in popularity not only […]

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BIM lets us Design Buildings that were never before possible

Architects have reaped the benefits of computer-aided design (CAD) software for some time now. Not having to draw everything by hand has certainly saved time, but it never really changed the game. That is, until recently; now the software has become so smart that it not only makes designing buildings simpler, it teaches you about […]

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Monograph: A Website Builder for Architects, by Architects

Tired of constantly modifying your website, finding and integrating plug-ins, and setting up hosting? Monograph Website takes away all the hassle involved in website building and offers a solution specially developed for AEC professionals. Among the many communication channels architects use to reach out to potential clients and create a following, the website is arguably the most important one. […]

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Algorithm vs. Architect: Will Machines Design the Cities of the Future?

  Discourse concerning automation and artificial intelligence has really come into the limelight in the last few decades, and we have seen both optimistic predictions and dystopian visions of the future. Are machines taking our jobs away, or are they helping us move away from menial tasks and pursue more creative endeavors? Do architects have […]

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Thoughts on Disrupting the AEC Industry

New technological advancements and an emerging globalized economy are radically altering all aspects of our built environment. Successful adaptation can be tested by the extent a development can attune itself to our ever-changing climate. But the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry still makes use of methods and technology that has long been considered old […]

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Wired City: How Technology is Remapping the Urban Environment

Long gone are the days when technology’s impact on our daily lives could be reduced to fun new gadgets and smaller cell phones. Today, the integration of computing capabilities with the physical world is changing how we live, work, interact and navigate our cities, simultaneously redefining the architecture industry. Over the last few decades technology […]

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5 New Architecture Jobs Created by Technology

The dramatic and fast-paced changes currently taking place in the architectural profession may be unsettling to some,  but as with every technological breakthrough and proliferation of new technical solutions, job profiles come and go, reflecting the demands of the market. It is the age-old story of technology changing the industry, simultaneously eviscerating old and creating […]

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