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Will robots drive the digital revolution in construction?
3D printing has attracted considerable interest for its potential for construction, but it may be robots that ultimately prove more impactful, especially with human labour in short supply. How are robotic systems making inroads in a sector that has been dominated by age-old construction practices, and how might robots support the move towards a digitised process that fuses together design and fabrication more closely than ever before?
Wilshire Grand Centre, Los Angeles
The Wilshire Grand Centre is a large-scale, urban mixed-use project developed at the site of the former Wilshire Grand Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles, US. At 1,100ft, the Wilshire Grand Centre redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in June 2017.
Smart home device could help people with dementia get dressed
Researchers from the New York University (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Arizona State University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions have developed an intelligent dressing prototype called DRESS that aims to help people with dementia get dressed without a human carer.
Scientists create stronger and greener concrete using graphene
Scientists from the University of Exeter have created a new concrete that incorporates graphene in its design to make it stronger, greener and more durable than traditional concrete.
RoomNetTV Launches Free To-Guest Global Content
Following the recent launch of its industry-first Hotel IPTV Media player for Apple TV, the specialist provider of Apple technology products to the hospitality industry has introduced new capabilities that provide hotel guests with free-to-use global video content.
After the flood: the pioneering architects embracing flood-conscious design
An increase in extreme weather conditions is requiring architects to increasingly take flooding into account in their designs. Elliot Gardner takes a look at some of the projects pioneering in this area, and hears from some of the architects involved in such projects about the best practices for flood-conscious design.
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