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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NYU establishes construction innovation hub

Dive Brief: The New York University Tandon School of Engineering has announced the creation of the Institute of Design and Construction (IDC) Innovations Hub, which will promote efficiency, sustainability and safety within the industry and help executives find solutions to the issues that can make a project late or over budget.  Staff and researchers at the […]

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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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