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Here’s how thinking about building on Mars can help us build better right here on Earth

12.31.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Thinking about how to build things on Mars comes with a surprising advantage, according to AI SpaceFactory. The company recently won first place at NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge with their 3D printed Martian habitat, MARSHA. A few months ... ...

Watch this fantastic Las Vegas-style hotel demolition in Las Vegas

Oooh. Ahhh.

The finale is fantastic but they could have intensified the build-up with just a few well-timed acrobats.

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Clauss Construction Company of Lakeside, California) performs the successful explosives felling of the 188’ tall, 286,440 square foot, 16-story, reinforced concrete CMU ...

Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off the call with some explanatory remarks on the V3 Solar Roof, and then took a number of questions. ...

Architects are using drones to spray insulation materials directly onto buildings

10.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

MuDD Architects are experimenting with new technologies and old construction techniques to come up with more sustainable building solutions. In this video, founder Stephanie Chaltiel speaks about the importance of making construction accessible to any... ...

Darren Bechtel (yes, of those Bechtels) has raised $97.5 million for his firm, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Brick & Mortar Ventures, a young, San Francisco-based venture firm that’s focused on startups innovating in or around architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management, has closed with $97.2 million in capital commitments. The fund is one in a sea or debut funds that have swung open their doors in recent years, though it’s also interesting ...

The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines

Fully self-driving passenger cars are not “just around the corner.” While the well-funded leaders are on more stable financial ground, other AV startups may be looking for the off-ramp. ...

Sustainable cities can’t rely on concrete. Let’s try algorithmically designed timber buildings

05.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Construction relies heavily on cement, the production of which is responsible for approximately 8 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Architect Gilles Retsin suggests that we should look into timber for an alternative. In a recent installatio... ...

Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

In this section of my exploration into innovation in inclusive housing, I am digging into the 200+ companies impacting the key phases of developing and managing housing. ...

Innovations in inclusive housing

A look at hundreds of startups rebuilding affordable housing from the ground up. ...

Corporations and private investors are backing new “green” deals as climate worries mount

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified. Now, as the world confronts the reality that there’s not much time left to reverse course on carbon emissions and the impact they will have ...