Architects have long sought to design buildings that suited occupants’ needs, as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Lately, the built environment has acknowledged the need to create buildings which cater for occupants’ needs in more ways than one
It’s expected that by 2050 cities will be home to 68% of the world’s population, up from 54% in 2016. As our towns and cities expand at a phenomenal rate, what can the built environment do to cater for such rapid urbanisation and its challenges, making these good places to live and work, where people can live healthy, fulfilled lives?
The virtual metaverse is set to make a significant impact on the construction industry, particularly among architects and designers, who will relish the opportunity to collaborate with ease, see the limits of design pushed further than ever and take clients on a journey through a project before its groundbreaking.
The advent of virtual and augmented reality technology enables architects to walk clients through their designs well before a spade hits the ground, while contractors can overlay images of an existing site with a digital plan of things like pipework to determine what will work and what won’t
The advent of the computer saw construction’s potential take a leap forward with CAD and BIM. Now advances in computational design are helping the industry—from architects to on-site contractors—deliver better buildings more efficiently.
Bridging the gap between reality and the virtual world is the job of the metaverse. Can construction harness this latest development in digital technology?
Don Jacob, Bluebeam’s co-founder, reflects on the lessons learned from starting a scrappy company in a garage in 2002 that has grown into a global enterprise helping construction industry customers all over the world work more efficiently
Humans have been using the sun’s energy for millennia, but only now can industries like construction fully embrace the world’s most readily available, renewable and sustainable source of energy.
Southbank by Beulah, or STH BNK, is set to begin construction in 2022 in Melbourne and features an extraordinary plan to add green space to the city.
The world’s population is growing and cities are getting bigger. Some fear that as they grow denser, cities will become like modern-day versions of some Dickensian nightmare. But architects such as Earle Arney argue this is far from the case, and that density can lead to healthier outcomes for residents
The U.K. government might have launched its National Infrastructure Strategy in the middle of a pandemic, but nothing should detract from the fact that it is one of the most ambitious set of projects to boost the country’s roads, underpasses, railways and broadband networks in a generation.
The homebuilding sector is embracing technology to improve the energy efficiency of new homes and reduce carbon emissions, while owners of eco-friendly house features to make their properties more environmentally sound.
The construction sector has traditionally lagged behind other industries when it comes to using digital technology. But it is finally beginning to catch up with the use of augmented reality