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How Robots Could Save One of the World’s Most Unusual Cathedrals

How Robots Could Save One of the World’s Most Unusual Cathedrals

Brief Barcelona's famed and enormously complex Sagrada Família basilica has been under construction for 138 years, enduring many complications over the decades. But help has arrived with the very modern use of computers and robotics that can execute the highly...

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

Brief Suffolk Construction has been using Microsoft Teams to keep its 2,500 employees connected in the office and on work sites. The company uses the platform to collect and monitor screening information related to the coronavirus, to interact with architects...

Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Brief Building-material sustainability boils down to the environmental burden of production, placement and maintenance, Sarah Buckley writes. Buckley explores sustainable materials and other sustainability factors, along with the top three materials and their costs...

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Brief Smart Cities can prepare for future advances in transportation automation and connectivity by investing in and integrating market-ready artificial intelligence solutions, write transportation experts Pierluigi Coppola and Federico Cheli. Cities must also...

Low-carbon Concrete Stays Strong with Polymer Lattice Reinforcements

Low-carbon Concrete Stays Strong with Polymer Lattice Reinforcements

For over a century, steel rebar has been the go-to material to reinforce concrete but a new approach promises to make the common building material stronger and more environmentally friendly. Scientists have leveraged 3D printing to produce a polymer lattice structure...

UAVs can Play a Vital Role in the Future of Smart Cities

UAVs can Play a Vital Role in the Future of Smart Cities

Though the concept of a "smart city" has been around for decades, its latest iteration is one that prioritizes technology, such as advanced robotics, to improve the lives of citizens. This includes developing efficient infrastructure with cutting-edge technology...