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Drone data scanning company Skycatch announces a $25M raise

Skycatch today announced a $25 million raise, led by ADB Ventures and Wavemaker. Founded in 2013, the Bay Area-based company provides centimeter-accurate 3D scanning services, primarily for construction sites and mining operations. The service has already been rolled out in a number of different locations around the world — with north of 10,000 sites, according ...

Cob is a natural building material that can one day replace cement in construction

03.04.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Even in today's concrete world, about a third of the global population lives in buildings made from earth. The question for the future is how to make this ancient technique scalable, energy efficient, and easily replicable.  The CobBauge project... ...

SkyMul’s drones secure rebar on the fly to speed up construction

03.02.2021 · Posted in Hardware Articles, Technology Articles

There are many jobs in the construction industry that fall under the “dull, *****, and dangerous” category said to be ripe for automation — but only a few can actually be taken on with today’s technology. One such job is the crucial but repetitive task of rebar tying, which a startup called SkyMul is aiming ...

You may shed a tear during this rollable concrete ad

For something touting concrete-infused canvas that unrolls like carpet, this ad really pulls at the heartstrings. You'll be moved to use it for channel , culvert, and bund lining, ***** protection, **** suppression, concrete remediation, even gab... ...

Drone-focused construction startup TraceAir raises $3.5M

Bay Area-based construction startup TraceAir today announced a $3.5 million Series A. Led by London-based XTX Ventures, this round brings the company’s total funding up to $7 million. The raise includes existing investor Metropolis VC, along with new additions Liquid 2 Ventures, GEM Capital, GPS Ventures and Andrew Filev. We first noted the company back ...

Watch huge building mechanically walk to its new location

A massive building in Shaghai, China "walked" to its new location using 200 mechanical legs. The timelapse is incredible but in reality it took more than two weeks for the building, an 85-year-old primary school, to rotate 21 degrees and move aro... ...