Biosolid Bricks

Biosolid Bricks

Image credit: RMIT University Biosolid bricks could be the future of disposing human waste. Over 30% of our sewage after it’s drained of water, treated, and dried just ends up rotting in a landfill. According to researchers at Australia’s RMIT University, biosolid...
Semi-automated Robot – Sam100

Semi-automated Robot – Sam100

Sam100 is a semi-automated bricklaying robot designed for onsite masonry construction. Sam100 was made to assist with the strenuous task of lifting and placing brick, increasing the masons productivity by 3-5x what they could do before while at the same time reducing...
Artificial Intelligence in Construction

Artificial Intelligence in Construction

Artificial intelligence in construction seems like something from a science fiction novel but it’s actually a lot closer to reality than you think. In New Jersey back in February of 2017, AvalonBay’s 235 unit development burned down just six weeks before it was...
KnitCandela – 3D Knitted Shells

KnitCandela – 3D Knitted Shells

KnitCandela is 3D knitted shell technology developed at ETH Zurich and designed to pay tribute to Felix Candela. The heart of this curved concrete shell is knitted while the structure’s formwork is a textile supported by steel cable-net. The structure was designed by...
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...