Redshift

Exploring the Future of Making

  • 4 Ways AI in Architecture and Construction Can Empower Building Projects

    4 Ways AI in Architecture and Construction Can Empower Building Projects

    AI in architecture and construction is gaining traction, providing tools to automate aspects of urban planning, modular construction, interior layout, and more.

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  • How a Generative-Design Japanese Archery Bow Is Reviving a Revered Sport

    How a Generative-Design Japanese Archery Bow Is Reviving a Revered Sport

    A longtime lover of the sport is using generative design to create the perfect Japanese archery bow: lightweight, balanced, and precise.

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  • The Future of Design: 3 Building Trends Empower Collaboration Across Disciplines

    The Future of Design: 3 Building Trends Empower Collaboration Across Disciplines

    As the future of design nears, outcome-based design—generative design, design for manufacture and assembly, and digital project delivery—positions multidisciplinary collaborators for success.

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  • Stunning Wooden Architecture in Japan Exemplifies How BIM Helps Construction

    Stunning Wooden Architecture in Japan Exemplifies How BIM Helps Construction

    In Japan, a construction firm and its contractor learned firsthand how BIM helps construction, using digital communication to build one of the largest wooden roofs in the country.

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  • Reusing Construction Materials Is Key to Atlanta Building’s Green Dream

    Reusing Construction Materials Is Key to Atlanta Building’s Green Dream

    Reusing construction materials is one of the ways the team behind Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building hopes to meet the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous green-building standard.

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  • What Is Low-Carbon Development for Design and Construction?

    What Is Low-Carbon Development for Design and Construction?

    What is low-carbon development for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry? Learn about the tools, materials, and benefits of sustainable building for future generations.

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  • A Green BIM Process Shapes Construction of Iconic Sports Venue in China

    A Green BIM Process Shapes Construction of Iconic Sports Venue in China

    In Chengdu, China, an innovative arena—built to host international sports, from soccer to basketball—is going up on time and on budget thanks to a well-coordinated, eco-friendly BIM process.

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  • Revitalizing an Earthquake-Ravaged Cathedral Through Digital Collaboration

    Revitalizing an Earthquake-Ravaged Cathedral Through Digital Collaboration

    In 2011, a powerful earthquake nearly destroyed New Zealand’s Christchurch Cathedral. Now, digital collaboration and traditional craft join forces to rebuild this civic and spiritual nexus.

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  • What Is Preconstruction—and How Does It Predict Building Success?

    What Is Preconstruction—and How Does It Predict Building Success?

    Learn how preconstruction—work done after a design is complete and before building begins—has evolved with technology to connect teams, streamline workflows, and predict building success.

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  • Boston’s New Winthrop Center Takes Passive House Design to New Heights

    Boston’s New Winthrop Center Takes Passive House Design to New Heights

    Boston’s Winthrop Center is on track to be the largest certified Passive House design office building in the world, focusing on sustainable practices and better wellness for future occupants.

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  • What Is Digitalization? Here Comes the Fourth Transformation in Building Design

    What Is Digitalization? Here Comes the Fourth Transformation in Building Design

    What is digitalization? In AEC’s fourth digital transformation, automation and centralized data empower practitioners to build faster and better—with digital twins providing the backbone.

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  • North Stars: 3 Designs Show How Nordic Architecture Leads With Sustainability

    North Stars: 3 Designs Show How Nordic Architecture Leads With Sustainability

    Nordic architecture is recognized as leading with sustainability. Explore three projects where data-driven design realized green ambitions.

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  • Can a Table-Tennis Robot Serve Up the Future of Human-Machine Collaboration?

    Can a Table-Tennis Robot Serve Up the Future of Human-Machine Collaboration?

    Japanese manufacturer OMRON envisions a bright future for human-machine collaboration. Its test case is a table-tennis robot named FORPHEUS. It’s fun and games—with real-world benefits.

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  • How Workforce Upskilling Aims to Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing [E-book]

    How Workforce Upskilling Aims to Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing [E-book]

    Automation is changing the nature of work in the manufacturing industry, but companies that focus on workforce upskilling can help close the skills gap. Learn more in this e-book.

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  • Restore 10,000 Relics by Hand? Heritage Preservation Takes the Case to the Cloud

    Restore 10,000 Relics by Hand? Heritage Preservation Takes the Case to the Cloud

    Centuries of wind, rain, and sun have all taken their toll on a historical Dutch landmark. Now, thanks to BIM, heritage preservation may never be the same.

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  • All Together Now: Why Data Interoperability Is Game-Changing for Collaboration

    All Together Now: Why Data Interoperability Is Game-Changing for Collaboration

    For solving large-scale AEC problems, an Autodesk product executive explains why widespread data interoperability is needed to usher in a new era of cross-discipline collaboration.

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  • How a Korean Fuel Cell Technology Project Builds Clean Power and Social Value

    How a Korean Fuel Cell Technology Project Builds Clean Power and Social Value

    South Korea was among the first countries impacted by the pandemic. This crisis accelerated companies developing fuel cell technology—and led to a sweeping Green New Deal.

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  • 99% Invisible Podcast: Lights for the Energy Poor Illuminate Academic Success

    99% Invisible Podcast: Lights for the Energy Poor Illuminate Academic Success

    To be energy poor is to be unable to function at night without electricity, and this poverty affects 850 million people worldwide. In this 99% Invisible podcast, learn about an Australian charity...

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  • New Ways of Naturally Bending Wood Are All About Curve Appeal

    New Ways of Naturally Bending Wood Are All About Curve Appeal

    Bending wood typically requires heavy machinery and huge amounts of energy, but scientists are refining natural ways to guide wood to shape itself.

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  • Recycled Plastic Roads Pave the Way to More Sustainable Infrastructure

    Recycled Plastic Roads Pave the Way to More Sustainable Infrastructure

    Could future roads be made out of recycled plastic yogurt containers? PlasticRoad says “yes” as it builds the next generation of infrastructure.

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