Redshift

Exploring the Future of Making

  • How Lean Construction Methods Gave BAM Ireland Its Day in Cork

    How Lean Construction Methods Gave BAM Ireland Its Day in Cork

    BAM Ireland is using lean construction methods and a “right-first-time” mentality for a massive $173 million federal courthouse project—saving time, money, and the planet.

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  • Will a Smarter Social Safety Net Help People Survive the Age of Automation?

    Will a Smarter Social Safety Net Help People Survive the Age of Automation?

    How can workers reinvent themselves to stay relevant—and employable—in the new age of automation? Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost believes “universal basic support” is a good place to start.

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  • Jill Kurtz Speaks “Engineer” to Help Bring Sustainable Design to Architecture

    Jill Kurtz Speaks “Engineer” to Help Bring Sustainable Design to Architecture

    Learn how Jill Kurtz is using technology—and a passion to leave the world a better place than how she found it—to help bring sustainable design to architecture.

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  • 6 Bold Adaptive-Reuse Projects Give Broken-Down Buildings New Leases on Life

    6 Bold Adaptive-Reuse Projects Give Broken-Down Buildings New Leases on Life

    Adaptive reuse is on the rise, with many existing abandoned buildings being transformed into hotels, homes, and offices. Discover six examples of buildings getting new leases on life.

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  • 6 Tips for Making Green Luxury Homes the Showcase for Sustainability

    6 Tips for Making Green Luxury Homes the Showcase for Sustainability

    Green building’s materials and methods can come at a high cost—so maybe luxury homes are a perfect match? Here are 6 ways to sell green design to clients who have the cash.

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  • How Landscape Architecture Is Growing BIM Roots for Better Collaboration

    How Landscape Architecture Is Growing BIM Roots for Better Collaboration

    Landscape architecture is planting the seeds for a better built environment by adopting BIM—an industry-standard technology that connects disciplines and levels the field.

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  • Shape-Memory Alloys Bid Adieu to Old-School Orthodontics

    Shape-Memory Alloys Bid Adieu to Old-School Orthodontics

    Orthodontic braces have just moved into the 21st century thanks to shape-memory alloys and Multiple Memory Material: a highly customizable “smart wire” that can cut treatment time in half.

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  • How the Injection-Molding Process Helps Create Pretty Much Everything

    How the Injection-Molding Process Helps Create Pretty Much Everything

    The injection-molding process plays a key role in creating tons of products you use daily—everything from hair combs to car seats. Watch the video to learn the history of this process.

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  • This Bricklaying Robot Is Changing the Future of Construction

    This Bricklaying Robot Is Changing the Future of Construction

    Human workers were laying brick as early as 7000 BC; for this millennium, Australian company FBR has created a bricklaying robot to do the job better, safer, and more efficiently.

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  • 3 Ways Heroic Civil Engineers Can Save the World Through Resilience Planning

    3 Ways Heroic Civil Engineers Can Save the World Through Resilience Planning

    Disasters are unpredictable, but civil engineers are the unsung heroes protecting the built world through resilience planning. Here are three trends influencing this global movement.

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  • It Takes a Village to Create Gender Equality in the Construction Industry

    It Takes a Village to Create Gender Equality in the Construction Industry

    It’s easy to say you want gender equality in the construction industry; it’s another thing to achieve it. Here’s how focusing on policy, while increasing opportunity, can balance the scales.

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  • To Fix Its Aging Infrastructure, the US Could Learn a Thing or Two From Chicago

    To Fix Its Aging Infrastructure, the US Could Learn a Thing or Two From Chicago

    The American Society of Civil Engineers has rated US infrastructure a D+, but could Chicago’s strategy to preserve aging transit get the rest of the country back on track?

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  • This Is What Trillions in Global-Infrastructure Investment Look Like [Infographic]

    This Is What Trillions in Global-Infrastructure Investment Look Like [Infographic]

    Based on a new report by Statista, this infographic reveals a jaw-dropping demand for global infrastructure to support the world’s population between now and 2050.

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  • 7 Innovations for Pothole Patches That Promise to Smooth Streets—for Good

    7 Innovations for Pothole Patches That Promise to Smooth Streets—for Good

    See how companies and organizations are going after one of the world’s biggest infrastructure evils: potholes. These 7 pothole-patch solutions are attacking the problem through technology.

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  • 5 Industrial Innovations Taking Large-Scale Manufacturers Into the Future

    5 Industrial Innovations Taking Large-Scale Manufacturers Into the Future

    Change is hard—especially in manufacturing, a notoriously inflexible industry. Discover 5 industrial innovations these large-scale manufacturers are implementing to modernize their businesses.

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  • How Engineering Art and Creativity Can Light Up New Business

    How Engineering Art and Creativity Can Light Up New Business

    LERA+ helps artists combine engineering and art to bring their visions to life. Watch artist James Clar and the LERA+ team discuss software they created for his unique light-based sculpture.

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  • AI in Construction Can Streamline Tasks, Improve Insights—Even Save Lives

    AI in Construction Can Streamline Tasks, Improve Insights—Even Save Lives

    Benefits of AI in construction range from streamlined tasks to safer jobsites. Watch this video to learn how Autodesk is using AI in software to manage information and improve processes.

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  • Construction Giant Skanska Sweden Has Big Plans to Go Completely Digital by 2023

    Construction Giant Skanska Sweden Has Big Plans to Go Completely Digital by 2023

    Giant construction firms are slow to change—even when adopting the very technology that will ensure their future. Sweden’s Skanska is bucking this trend with a digital overhaul by 2023.

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  • This Spine Protector Worn as a Second Skin Makes Extreme Sports Extremely Safer

    This Spine Protector Worn as a Second Skin Makes Extreme Sports Extremely Safer

    Helmets, kneepads, gloves—there are so many precautions to protect the body while playing sports, but what about the spine? One product from a European safety company is way ahead of you.

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  • Tim-ber! Builders Herald the Coming Wave of Mass-Timber Construction

    Tim-ber! Builders Herald the Coming Wave of Mass-Timber Construction

    Guns, germs, steel . . . and wood? Mass-timber construction is poised to elevate the way things are built—literally—with taller, stronger, carbon-sequestering structures.

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