As those on the leading edge know, progress in the buildings sector does not come easily. But that doesn't stop innovators from working diligently to increase the sustainability and resilience of buildings and decrease their carbon footprints while trying to find ways to boost construction quality and building-team productivity.
A recent series of dynamic tests demonstrates that there are several types and doses of steel-fiber reinforcement that can be used in performance-based seismic design of coupling beams—headers that link openings in concrete shear walls—to reduce rebar congestion.
Moving from the lab to the field, a highway off-ramp bridge under construction in Seattle features memory-retaining metal rods and bendable concrete designed to provide the structure with flexibility sufficient to withstand a major seismic event.
In the decade since Antony Wood became executive director of the 47-year-old Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, membership has increased by 539%, the annual budget has increased to $5 million from about $225,000, and the staff has increased to the equivalent of 31 full-time positions from only two, according to the Chicago-based CTBUH.
Streamed LIVE from FutureTech 2016 | This webinar will present examples of how it solidifies successful pilots in visualization, collaboration and prefabrication on complex projects into standard practices across the corporation.
This webinar will discuss the impact of virtual reality tools on construction and how a rapid proliferation of multi-player collaboration environments for process planning will optimize design, sequencing, coordination and safety planning.
Our panel of forward thinkers discuss the future direction of immersion through gaming, VR, AR and mixed-reality in construction, including how it is inspiring next generations of architects, engineers, builders and craftworkers to change the way they approach their work.
This webinar will describe the ways that contractors are merging the two systems, and the digital tools that make that possible, so that Last Planner methods that are part of Lean can add important workflow, crew size, location and resource information to keep the Critical Path Schedule properly updated and keep the long-term goal of on-time completion paramount.
Credits: LIVE online attendees are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEUs
You are cordially invited to an Executive Briefing, which will be broadcast LIVE online from the physical event in Arlington, Virginia! During this briefing, attendees will hear why and how The Ohio State University and Carolinas HealthCare System use and require Building Information Modeling (BIM) project deliverables.