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Category: News

This category covers all the developments and news revolving around the construction industry

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Hephaestus: A Façade-Building Construction Robot | Video Inside

Hephaestus: A Façade-Building Construction Robot | Video Inside

European researchers have developed a cable-driven robot called Hephaestus that aims to automate the on-site execution or installation process in the construction industry. The whole system operates through eight flexible cables to build, repair, and maintain building façades. The ...

Research Hints Towards the Potential of Recycled Concrete

Research Hints Towards the Potential of Recycled Concrete

A five-year-long research conducted at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, Canada, has concluded that recycled concrete can perform as efficiently as conventional concrete, and in several cases, even better than it. Waste originating from demolition and construction activities alone ...

Machine Learning Software for Facade Inspection | Video Inside

Machine Learning Software for Facade Inspection | Video Inside

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have long been in the construction industry to make some real impactful ripples. After almost two years of development in Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE lab, engineers have created a computer-vision, machine-learning algorithm known as the ...

A New Drone-based System to Assess Aging Infrastructure Projects

A New Drone-based System to Assess Aging Infrastructure Projects

Canada-based infrastructure technology company, Niricson, has developed a unique drone-based data collection and damage-assessment system to inspect and detect problems with aging infrastructure. The system was recently put into use for inspecting dams for BC Hydro and could soon ...