Studies like this one are important in the continuing development of 3D printed concrete construction, as experts work out the best ways to make the technology as economically viable as possible, not to mention safe and effective. Many wild claims about 3D printed construction exist, but when it comes down to it, many factors have to be taken into consideration to ensure that it is, in fact, an optimally effective technology.
Keywords: 3D printed concrete construction; buildability; digital construction
Smart airports, smart luggage
… More automation and robotics technologies, including CCTV with analytic capabilities, are being introduced to various airport screening checkpoints.
In the near future, mobile self-check-in kiosks will be deployed remotely around the city — from hotels to convention centers — and can be used for all airlines. This follows the recent addition of smart luggage tags, which can to notify passengers when their luggage is hitting the carousel via the HKG My Flight app, saving them from having to crowd around the luggage belt.
Keywords: Hong Kong Airport; smart airport; automation
Picture: Hong Kong Airport