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The robot is designed to drive interlocking sheet piles into granular soils like sand on a beach. Image credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
Meet Romu, The Construction Robot

May 14, 2019

Sheet piles have been the foundation for construction for decades — literally. These steel sheets are driven down…
COINS Grand Challenge 2019

January 31, 2019

Could your idea improve the construction industry or the built environment? The 2019 COINS Grand Challenge is an…
Construction Startup Competition 2018

May 2, 2018

CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX’s open innovation platform and Corporate Venture Capital unit, launches “Construction Startup Competition 2018” which objective…
AI to Train Masons and Builders in Expert Movement Patterns

December 27, 2017

Like many other professions which depend on the repetition of complex motor patterns, masonry and construction often lead…
Neutrons improve weld integrity of underwater wind turbine foundations

October 28, 2017

Massive offshore structures like oil rigs and wind turbines are designed to withstand the myriad punishments oceans tend…
MIT Develops Robotic System Capable of 3D Printing Entire Buildings

April 28, 2017

Researchers at MIT have recently expanded the list of applications of 3D printing by developing a robotic system,…
Construction of Sacramento Kings arena using award-winning drone monitoring system developed at Illinois

March 11, 2016

A University of Illinois team has developed predictive visual data analytics tools, called “Flying Superintendent” to automate and…
Robot Can Build A Home In Two Days

July 1, 2015

Fastbrick Robotics is a company out of Perth, that has built a bricklaying robot they claim can build a house…
MX3D to Build Amsterdam’s First 3D-Printed Water Bridge

June 16, 2015

The research and development company MX3D, which specializes in cutting-edge robotic 3D printing technology, has announced its plans…
The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure

May 27, 2015

Soils are a crucial component for agriculture and food production. Soils support all kinds of life. From an…
How a brick-hauling robot and smart glasses could make life easier for masons

April 15, 2015

A brickmason’s craft is to study plans, measure and cut bricks and stones, and then lay the materials…
Block party: how architecture helped rebuild LEGO

October 16, 2013

Virtually any kid who picks up a bucket of LEGO bricks will start by making a house, usually…
Building on mud – when can we start?

October 9, 2013

A Queensland engineer can now predict how long it takes for reclaimed land to become suitable for development,…
New green technology squeezes out building leaks

April 15, 2013

A new building-sealing technology developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, will get a real-world test…
Building a better big box: ‘more intelligent’ designs

April 1, 2013

For many people, suburbs have a bad reputation: too bland, too boring. Alexander D’Hooghe would like to change…
Safe glass facades

February 5, 2013

Glass facades are attractive, but they also have to be safe. Say if a bomb were to go…
Prevention through Design: A new approach to reduce construction risks

December 20, 2012

“Some of the most pressing occupational health hazard risks in construction” are associated with masonry operations, asphalt roofing,…
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