Innovative products in UK Construction Week – Part 1 of 3

The UK Construction Week will take place on 9-11 October 2018. It consists of 9 shows: Timber Expo Build Show Civils Expo Plant & Machinery Live Energy 2018 Building Tech Live Surface & Materials Show HVAC 2018 Grand Designs Live There are many exhibitors from UK and around the globe that will inspire our readers. Here…

[DAILY NEWS] 21 Sept 2018

Software Targets Efficient Landscape Design The Landscape Design Visualizer helps users to imagine how their landscape design ideas will look in real-world applications. “Industry leaders typically embrace our tools first, and Oaks Pavers is a leader in the manufacturing of various landscape products,” said Dan Dempsey, President of Chameleon Power. “Visualization is quickly becoming a…

CIB World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities

The CIB World Building Congress, themed ‘Constructing Smart Cities’ will take place in Hong Kong, China next year, 17 –21 June, 2019. CIB is the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. It was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research…

How are 4D cities developed?

4D city models enable detection of changes in built environment over time The research team led by Prof. Xiaoxiang ZHU in the Technical University of Munich (TUM) retrieved data from the German TerraSAR-X satellite, the most high-resolution civilian radar satellite in the world, to develop algorithms and models of 4-dimensional (4D) cities. They used point…

Blockchain and the built environment: how far are they connected?

How Blockchain helps with efficient use of electricity Answer: could be closely. Efficient use of energies especially electricity is a major concern for building’s life cycle costing, in particular in this era when everyone is talking about saving the earth’s resources for a sustainable growth of economy and for our next generations. From the economists’…