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Autumn Tiny Houe Offers a Little Extra Sspace

Autumn Tiny Houe Offers a Little Extra Sspace

Brief  The Autumn features a net area that offers a little extra space for relaxing New Zealand-based Build Tiny's latest model is one of its smallest to date. Named Autumn, the tiny house measures a total of just 6 m in length, and its compact interior boosts living...

Drone Imagery Tracks Work at Honolulu Airport

Drone Imagery Tracks Work at Honolulu Airport

Brief  Hensel Phelps used aerial imagery gathered from drone flights and 3D site surveys to track demolition and other progress on a terminal replacement project at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The images served to identify site hazards as well,...

A Timber Tiny House for Living on the Road

A Timber Tiny House for Living on the Road

Brief  Portuguese woodworking studio Madeiguincho was inspired to turn its hand to tiny house design. The latest result is the Ursa, which has a compact space-saving interior and runs off-the-grid with solar panels and a rainwater capture system.   Insight...

Digital Solutions Advance Construction of Swiss Tower

Digital Solutions Advance Construction of Swiss Tower

Brief  The 673-foot-high Roche Tower 2 in Basel, Switzerland, will likely be finished ahead of schedule thanks the use of building information modeling and the creation of a digital twin. Digital tools have also helped engineers achieve more precise detail, fewer...

Project to Bring Smart Robots to Construction Sites

Project to Bring Smart Robots to Construction Sites

Brief  The complexities and human presence in construction have precluded the introduction of robots on work sites, but a research team led by the University of Michigan aims to change that. The team will use a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to...

Drones Can Help with Inspections at Cement Plants

Drones Can Help with Inspections at Cement Plants

Brief  Drones are helping the cement industry in various ways, including surveying and inspection. Holcim deployed drones to measure the thickness of cement kiln walls at a cement plant in Switzerland, while HeidelbergCement inspected its kilns by drone at a plant in...

Researchers Study Novel 3D Printing Method

Researchers Study Novel 3D Printing Method

Brief  Researchers in Braunschweig, Germany, are studying "injection 3D concrete printing in suspension," during which one fluid is robotically injected into another to creates a stable structure. Researchers have experimented with ground limestone suspensions and...

A Tiny House With Tons of Storage

A Tiny House With Tons of Storage

Brief  Minimaliste's latest iteration of its Noyer tiny house, the Noyer XL V2, retains the superb all-weather performance of its predecessors, while offering an even more spacious interior that contains lots of storage space. Read more.   Insight  Canada's...

Thermocol/EPS Boosts Seismic Resistance for RC

Thermocol/EPS Boosts Seismic Resistance for RC

Brief  Researchers in India have found that adding thermocol or expanded polystyrene to reinforced concrete can help boost the seismic resistance of 4-story buildings. Researchers at IIT-Roorkee tested the material in a full-scale building and performed computer...

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