Bricklayers using Fologram with AR headsets. Fologram

AR app turns 3D models into life-size building instructions

Fologram uses HoloLens or a mobile phone to overlay a 3D design onto the physical world, effectively creating a blueprint for builders to work from. The blueprint comes to life By Liz Stinson Augmented reality has given the design world interactive postage stamps, digital tape...
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This Week in Tech: EPA Orders More Chemical Regulation Rollbacks

Plus, using pine needles to make paint, carbon powder that can capture greenhouse gases, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane The Trump Administration is again targeting Obama-era chemical regulations with a recent proposal to revise the 2011 Mercury and...
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IgCC 2018: What Architects and Clients Need to Know

The latest edition of the International Green Construction Code absorbs ASHRAE 189.1 and aims to bridge the gap between optional and mandatory guidelines for high-performance design. By Michael Kilkelly Architects and owners looking to construct high-performance buildings have a...
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AIA Report Offers Guidance on the Architect-Manufacturer Relationship

The Institute’s 2018 report “The Architect’s Journey to Specification” reveals what 400 survey respondents consider key factors that can make or break a specifier’s relationship with a manufacturer. By Katharine Keane In 2018, the AIA collaborated...
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