A New Twist on the Office of the Future

One of the more interesting trends coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that it is going to create a major shift in the way offices are built. We know buildings owners need to update their HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to improve IAQ (indoor air quality), but another huge trend to keep an eye on is that the way people interact is also changing, thus requiring new office layouts.

New Era for Rail Construction

Of all the infrastructure grades from the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), rail has received the highest grade of a B on the most recent report card. The transportation system has been critical for the U.S. in years past—and will continue to have new needs in the years ahead.

Digital Twin Comes to Infrastructure

Despite the split U.S. Congress, infrastructure historically is one of those issues that gets bi-partisan support. With that in mind, our elected officials are going to have to find ways to work together to accomplish key goals that benefit the American people and that just might mean getting buy-in from both sides of the political aisle—Democrats and Republicans—because an investment in the nation’s infrastructure often equates to an investment in its future economic success. President Trump has made some big promises, but the Federal Government’s next move in infrastructure investment remains to be seen.

From Design through the Lifecycle

I have been thinking a lot lately about how data moves through the construction lifecycle of a project—from design, to construction, and ultimately maintenance and management of a facility.

PulteGroup Integrates Virtual Reality

Effectively visualizing a home by looking at a 2D floor plan is challenging for most potential homebuyers. VR (virtual reality) is an engaging way to interact with a new home design.

BIM Helps Build Ahead of Schedule

One new case study demonstrates how BIM (building information modeling) is helping identify clashes, while enabling a project to be built ahead of schedule.