Redshift

Exploring the Future of Making

  • Will Gannett Fleming’s SKYPORT Help Uber Take Ridesharing Up in the Air?

    Will Gannett Fleming’s SKYPORT Help Uber Take Ridesharing Up in the Air?

    As the world’s population urbanizes, congestion is becoming untenable. Uber SKYPORT is betting that small-footprint, driverless flying machines will be the answer to traffic woes.

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  • Meet the Prosthetics Startup Aiding Amputees in Rural India With Helping Hands

    Meet the Prosthetics Startup Aiding Amputees in Rural India With Helping Hands

    In India, startup Social Hardware creates better, more affordable prosthetics for amputees in rural areas while also improving access to the devices and rehab services.

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  • A Futuristic Building Tests Agile Design—While Its Residents Actually Live There

    A Futuristic Building Tests Agile Design—While Its Residents Actually Live There

    NEST in Switzerland is a futuristic building and test lab under one (solar) roof. Replete with actual residents, NEST is exploring agile innovations for the digitized construction landscape.

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  • 5 Steps to Changing Organizational Culture and Designing Your Future Workforce

    5 Steps to Changing Organizational Culture and Designing Your Future Workforce

    All companies need a culture—the set of values, attitudes, and behaviors—that will set them up for success. This five-step plan to changing organizational culture is a good start.

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  • Real-Time Tech Goes Beyond AR and VR for Smarter Models, Better Building Design

    Real-Time Tech Goes Beyond AR and VR for Smarter Models, Better Building Design

    Smarter building starts with smarter modeling. VR and extended reality will touch all aspects of the industry, from selling an idea to refining the design and streamlining construction.

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  • Designer Karim Rashid, the “Prince of Plastic,” Always Looks Forward—Never Back

    Designer Karim Rashid, the “Prince of Plastic,” Always Looks Forward—Never Back

    Thought-provoking designer Karim Rashid has stayed true to singular vision while creating everything from garbage cans to Greek hotel interiors: design should always look forward—never back.

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  • Want a Sustainable Supply Chain? Learn Tips to Make It Happen—and the Benefits

    Want a Sustainable Supply Chain? Learn Tips to Make It Happen—and the Benefits

    Many manufacturers are incorporating a sustainable supply chain into their businesses. Learn tips on how to create a sustainable supply chain—and the benefits of having one.

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  • Not Book Smart but Street Smart: What Is a Smart City?

    Not Book Smart but Street Smart: What Is a Smart City?

    What is a smart city? From ancient Rome to present-day Los Angeles, watch the video to learn what makes a city smart. Hint: It’s all about the data.

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  • To Preserve Tradition, a Village in Fiji Turns to VR for Sustainable Development

    To Preserve Tradition, a Village in Fiji Turns to VR for Sustainable Development

    The small island community in Vorovoro, Fiji, uses modern tools such as drones and virtual reality to promote sustainable development that will keep traditional customs alive.

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  • How a Mexico Nonprofit Is Elevating Society by Changing Disability Employment

    How a Mexico Nonprofit Is Elevating Society by Changing Disability Employment

    In Mexico, a nonprofit organization trains an untapped workforce, bright prospects who also have disabilities—and educates companies about why diversity matters in hiring practices.

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  • The Promise of Manufacturing Automation for All Starts With Generative Design

    The Promise of Manufacturing Automation for All Starts With Generative Design

    Learn how manufacturing automation is evolving to bring the power of emerging technology, network connectivity, and closed-loop feedback to traditional fabrication processes.

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  • How Gig-Economy Growth Could Help Close the Labor Gap in Construction

    How Gig-Economy Growth Could Help Close the Labor Gap in Construction

    What would an Uber for the construction industry look like? A streamlined, tech-savvy way to connect workers with jobsites and projects could be the next big thing in gig-economy growth.

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  • At Ego, a UK Artist Rebuilds the Tattoo Machine to Save the Hand That Inks

    At Ego, a UK Artist Rebuilds the Tattoo Machine to Save the Hand That Inks

    When a former video-game designer turned tattoo artist felt the strain from nonergonomic tattoo-machine technology, he used 3D design to found Ego—and remake an industry.

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  • In Rwanda, a Battery-Powered Motorcycle Spares the Air and Helps Drivers Thrive

    In Rwanda, a Battery-Powered Motorcycle Spares the Air and Helps Drivers Thrive

    Mototaxis are omnipresent in Rwanda, but gas is expensive and polluting. Could a battery-powered motorcycle solve these problems—and make it possible for drivers to earn a living wage?

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  • How Building Bamboo Modular Homes Can Help Curb the Philippines’ Housing Crisis

    How Building Bamboo Modular Homes Can Help Curb the Philippines’ Housing Crisis

    The Philippines is growing fast—and a housing crisis looms. One company is looking to traditional bahay kubo hut design to inform a solution, in the shape of affordable bamboo modular homes.

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  • In Case You Missed ’Em: 6 Examples of Generative Design in Manufacturing

    In Case You Missed ’Em: 6 Examples of Generative Design in Manufacturing

    Manufacturing businesses around the world are starting to adopt generative design and apply it in weird and wonderful ways. Take a look back at the best examples from 2019.

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  • Igor Sikorsky, the Man With the Impossible Dream of a Rotary-Wing Helicopter

    Igor Sikorsky, the Man With the Impossible Dream of a Rotary-Wing Helicopter

    In places like Los Angeles, the hum and hover of helicopters becomes part of the landscape. This lifesaving craft—the childhood dream of Russian inventor Igor Sikorsky—turns 80 this year.

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  • Following Nature’s Lead to Create Circular Cities for a Sustainable Future

    Following Nature’s Lead to Create Circular Cities for a Sustainable Future

    How can cities prepare to be more sustainable for the future? By using nature as a model to create circular cities, minimizing waste and pollution by reducing, recycling, and reusing.

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  • How New CO2-Capture Technologies Convert Emissions Into Construction Materials

    How New CO2-Capture Technologies Convert Emissions Into Construction Materials

    To ward off climate change, focusing on renewable energy just isn’t enough. One competition pits teams developing innovative CO2-capture technologies against each other—but for the Earth.

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  • Think PMI Is TMI? Here’s Why 3D Models Need Product Manufacturing Information

    Think PMI Is TMI? Here’s Why 3D Models Need Product Manufacturing Information

    Rather than relying on error-prone human interpretations, product-manufacturing information (PMI) lets systems talk to systems—ensuring better, more accurate parts and products.

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