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Five technologies changing construction

September 7th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Technology is changing every industry, but what are the top technologies accelerating construction? The construction industry, in general, suffers from a traditional hesitancy to embrace nascent technologies, caused partly because projects take years to plan and complete. Recently, however, progressive construction honchos have begun to harness and realise the potency of tech – whether it’s […]



New “Super Wood” is as strong as steel

September 1st, 2018 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it’s not all that strong. Well, it didn’t used to be, anyway. Scientists have now created a “super wood” that’s strong enough to stop a bullet.



The Marines 3D printed a concrete barracks

August 31st, 2018 at 8:47 pm » Comments Off

Letting robots do construction jobs on the battlefield frees Marines to fight. Forging ahead with plans to have robots do “dull, dangerous and dirty” jobs, the U.S. Marine Corps used a 3D printer to create a barracks building out of concrete. The process, which took less than two days, created a hardened living space capable […]



Here’s what NASA thinks Mars houses could look like

August 3rd, 2018 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

They’ve awarded cash prizes as part of an ongoing competition. NASA has selected five winners in an ongoing contest it has been running to get smart ideas about how to build a 3d-printed habitat on Mars. The winners have passed level one of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge, which required developing about 60 percent of […]



Are real estate agents still relevant in the age of tech?

August 2nd, 2018 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

Technology has forever changed how Americans shop for homes. Thanks to sites like Zillow, Trulia and the dozens of others like them, buyers can now brown se listings, find homes and narrow their search all on their own—without ever calling in an agent. And with online mortgage lenders cropping up left and right, they can […]



Inside a $1 Billion real estate company operating entirely in VR

July 25th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Born during the aftermath of the financial meltdown a decade ago, a publicly-traded real estate brokerage called eXp Realty is establishing itself as one of the brightest rising companies in its industry—and one of the most creative users of digital technology today. By several measures, the company is experiencing a moment of true exponential growth. […]



Google is building a city of the future in Toronto. Would anyone want to live there?

July 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night. TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and footfalls of […]



With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software

July 1st, 2018 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

BALTIMORE – The construction of an American house embodies the spirit of the nation’s workers and the dreams of its citizens. It’s also perhaps the least-efficient endeavor in the U.S. economy. Dozens of workers turn a plot of land into a small factory, sawing wood, nailing it together, cutting holes for windows, running wires and […]



Wellness real estate has blossomed into a $134 billion industry worldwide- and it’s growing fast

June 27th, 2018 at 9:33 am » Comments Off

From personalized wellness programs to fitness-focused apps, luxury homes are focusing on making residents feel better It’s the non-stop pace of our digital lives. An increasingly isolated and aging population. Rising chronic illness. Climate change. Given the pressures of the modern world, a gym membership and taking the occasional “mental health day” often just aren’t […]



Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

May 30th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

A 609-acre California coastal community, Walden Monterey, serves as a respite for those needing to recharge their batteries — especially the region’s leaders in tech. The enclave’s founder, Nick Jekogian, invites potential homeowners to visit the property and stay in portable homes, called “roving rooms,” to truly experience the sustainable, outdoor-centric lifestyle the community has […]



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