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Sensor-packed Footbridge Demonstrates Efficacy of Flax Construction

Sensor-packed Footbridge Demonstrates Efficacy of Flax Construction

Brief  With concrete being a major contributor of carbon emissions, a team led by the Eindhoven University of Technology is researching whether flax could be used as a greener building material, and to this end has completed a sensor-packed footbridge.   Insight...

AI Software Startup gets into DFMA

AI Software Startup gets into DFMA

Brief  Slate Technologies, a maker of construction software platforms leveraging artificial intelligence, is looking to wade into industrialized construction with its acquisition of Splash Modular. Splash specializes in streamlining parametric design data by...

Mapei, Black Buffalo 3D partner on New Mortar

Mapei, Black Buffalo 3D partner on New Mortar

Brief  Black Buffalo 3D and Mapei have teamed up to produce a special mortar for 3D printing concrete called Planitop 3D. Michael Woods, CEO and chief operating officer of Big Sun Holdings, said the new material "makes 3D printing homes, buildings and infrastructure...

Concrete Bricks Flow into U-shaped Courtyard in Korea

Concrete Bricks Flow into U-shaped Courtyard in Korea

Brief  Nameless Architecture turned to rough concrete bricks to design the U-shaped two-building complex in Daejeon, South Korea. The concrete bricks cover a curved exterior that culminates in a courtyard between the two buildings.   Insight Below the eastern...

Prefab Tiny House Doubles Down on Flexibility and Views

Prefab Tiny House Doubles Down on Flexibility and Views

Brief  With most of its interior on view, the Tini M isn't the best fit for busy areas, but it allows its owners to feel immersed in nature. The non-towable tiny house comes with a range of options, including its layout and full off-the-grid functionality.  ...

Longest Bridge in Philippines Features Precast Girders

Longest Bridge in Philippines Features Precast Girders

Brief  The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, the longest bridge in the Philippines, has opened. Crews used a 120-meter-long launching gantry to lift the massive post-tensioned precast concrete girders for the cable-stayed bridge, said Clemente Caruso, design manager for...

Meta Project Applies AI to Curb Concrete Carbon

Meta Project Applies AI to Curb Concrete Carbon

Brief  Artificial intelligence is being applied to concrete mixtures to reduce their carbon emissions at Facebook parent Meta's new data center in Dekalb, Ill. Meta says it's encouraged by testing of the slab-on-grade concrete's performance in a joint project with the...

Build a Floating City in South Korea

Build a Floating City in South Korea

Brief  As concerns about rising sea levels grow, the idea of people living in climate-resilient floating cities is gaining traction. UN-Habitat, BIG, SAMOO, Oceanix and others have joined forces on a plan to build a prototype floating city in South Korea.  ...

Alquist to c3D print 200 Homes in Va.

Alquist to c3D print 200 Homes in Va.

Brief Alquist is looking to address the US housing shortage by using Black Buffalo 3D's Nexcon printer to build 200 homes in southwest Virginia. The project, which follows Alquist's recent collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in Williamsburg, Va., will be the...

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