Can Technology Solve Architects’ Productivity Challenge?

Making the design process more efficient. By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, for AIA Architect The technological revolution that is just beginning to hit the AEC industry has the potential to dramatically lift profitability for firm owners—and in doing so lift compensation for...
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Sixty-Six Percent of Firm Leaders Report that Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Be One of the Biggest Trends Impacting the Industry Over the Next Five to 10 Years

According to AIA’s 2018 Firm Survey Report, 16 percent of architecture firms already use VR in their practice. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect While over a quarter of architecture firm leaders report that there has already been a significant impact of virtual and...
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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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Photo by Henryk Sadura courtesy Adobe Stock Smoking Refinery in Illinois, USA.

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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designboom TECH predictions 2019: robots are the uncanny rival

kieron marchese under the skies of a new year, don’t dwell on the losses of an old one. you said farewell to asimo, honda’s famed humanoid robot, but new connections are on the horizon – and they promise to be electric! be cautiously optimistic however. there is craftsmanship,...
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there’s a difference between transparent applications like disney using facial recognition to test spectators reactions to movies, and big brother surveillance without your permission (read more) image and header image courtesy of disney research

designboom TECH predictions 2019: faceprints are the new fingerprints

kieron marchese 2018 might not have been your year, but nothing is stopping you from taking 2019 head on — or face on if this year’s technological advancements are anything to go by. it might still be in its relative infancy, but it’s already infiltrated your homes, prompted...
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designboom TECH predictions 2019: let’s stop plastic pollution

kieron marchese as the year turns over you can’t help but be a little existential. humanity has a plethora of issues and you find yourself wanting to do something about it. what area of life would you love to transform in 2019? there’s no better place to start than one ...
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designboom TECH predictions 2019: digital food and robot bees

a new year spells new opportunities for growth and you better believe things are changing. whilst meatless burgers and 3D-printed steaks are already shaping the future of food, digital farming hopes to revolutionize the agriculture industry. its no wonder then, that the...
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elon musk unveils first boring company tunnel underneath spaceX HQ

by kieron marchese elon musk has officially opened the highly anticipated first boring company test tunnel under spaceX headquarters in southern california. in a presentation on tuesday (dec 18) musk, showed off the 1.4-mile (2.3 kilometer) long, 14-foot (4.3-meter) wide test...
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Bose launches Frames sunglasses for audio-based augmented reality

Bose sunglasses let the wearer listen to music using directional speakers, make calls and access augmented-reality experiences. Rima Sabina Aouf American audio brand Bose’s latest product is a pair of sunglasses that let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access...
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