Guardian XO Max Exoskeleton

Guardian XO Max Exoskeleton

The Guardian XO Max is a robotic exoskeleton designed to enable construction workers to lift heavy objects for prolonged periods of time without straining their muscles, this could be the future of construction. Rather than replace construction workers with machines,...
3D Printed Flexible Cement

3D Printed Flexible Cement

A research team based out of Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering have developed a 3D printed flexible cement that only gets stronger when pressure is applied. Among the team members are professors Jan Olek, Pablo Zavattieri, Jeffrey Youngblood, and...
The Largest Construction Project in America

The Largest Construction Project in America

The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center near the Denver International Airport is the largest construction project in America today. This massive 1,501 room facility is getting national attention, both for its size and because of the fact that it’s the first...
Underground Hotel – Shanghai, China

Underground Hotel – Shanghai, China

The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland nicknamed the “earthscraper” is a groundbreaking new hotel built in an abandoned quarry, 88 metres below ground. This hotel will be the first of its kind, taking over 10 years to complete, with a team of more than 5,000...
All-Electric Homes – Sacramento, California

All-Electric Homes – Sacramento, California

All-electric homes are becoming the default for new residential construction in the greater Sacramento, California area. Earlier this year Dr. Horton, a national homebuilder, broke ground on two all-electric projects in North Natomas, a neighborhood in Sacramento....
Concrete that Generates its own Electricity

Concrete that Generates its own Electricity

Photovoltaic concrete is a new kind of concrete that generates its own electricity by converting light to energy. This can be done using a process called semiconducting, which is similar to how solar panels work. The concrete panels are built with ultra thin solar...
SkyRise Miami – Florida’s Tallest Building

SkyRise Miami – Florida’s Tallest Building

SkyRise Miami will be a 1,000 foot tall entertainment and observational tower with many exciting attractions that will draw more than three million visitors a year. Some of the major attractions include things like the Skyplunge and Skydrop. Construction for SkyRise...
Vietnam’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

Vietnam’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

Vietnam has completed construction on it’s largest onshore wind farm. The 12th and final turbine, constructed in the project’s second phase, was installed just ahead of the “imminent arrival” of south Vietnam’s monsoon season, the developer’s chairman Olivier Duguet...
Skypod by PLP Architecture

Skypod by PLP Architecture

Skypod by PLP Architecture is a new and unique elevator system design that is connected by a series of pods that snakes around the exterior of the skyscraper instead of using the original pulley system that hasn’t been improved upon since the traditional elevator was...