Celebrating Women in Construction

Today kicks off Women in Construction Week, when we honor the women who choose to work in the male-dominated industry, as well as the organizations that invest in striving for parity in construction. The celebration culminates in International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, and this year’s theme is “think equal, build smart, innovate for […]

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Modular construction heights increasing

The modular construction market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9% from $112.4 billion today to $157 billion by 2023. And buildings constructed through offsite, prefabricated modular units are stacking increasingly taller. Prescient, for example, topped its buildings out at five stories until 2015. Continual refinement of its technology, however, […]

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Why Autodesk Just Spent $1.15 Billion On Two Construction Technology Startups?

Autodesk’s acquisition of construction software startup BuildingConnected for $275 million just one month after buying PlanGrid means it’s spent $1.15 billion on two startups in this category in one month. BuildingConnected makes a bid management platform that generates project-specific risk mitigation recommendations based on subcontractor qualification data. The software is meant to help contractors efficiently […]

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Connecting Design and Construction

Integrated BIM workflows for contractors and fabricators Contractors and fabricators are increasingly embracing BIM for its exceptional value in downstream activities on structural and MEP systems, such as detailing, fabrication, installation, and handover. In this Connecting Design and Construction SmartMarket Report, you will learn: The “integrated workflow” and the benefits it can bring to your […]

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Contour Crafting Will Develop Concrete 3D Printer for Disaster Relief, Thanks to DoD Contract

One of the very first methods of large-scale 3D printing that the world witnessed was the technology of Contour Crafting Corporation, which uses large but lightweight robotic 3D printers to quickly put down layers of building material in order to rapidly create entire buildings onsite in just days. Last week, we learned that the US Department of Defense (DoD) had […]

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