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 Mapfit raises $5.5M for its mapping platform

Mapfit raises $5.5M for its mapping platform  | @techcrunch

Mapfit, which today announced that it has raised a $5.5 million funding round, promises to challenge Google on price while offering geocoding services and vector-based maps that are just as accurate as Google’s (and sometimes even better).

FLASH BRIEFING: Do even more with Building Information Models for Construction

AI could help the construction industry work faster—and keep its workforce accident-free

AI could help the construction industry work faster—and keep its workforce accident-free  |  @techreview

Suffolk, a Boston-based general contractor with annual sales of $3 billion, is developing an algorithm that analyzes photos from its job sites, scans them for safety hazards such as workers not wearing protective equipment, and correlates the images with its accident records.

Accelerate Live! talk: How advanced digital fabrication techniques are driving design innovation

Accelerate Live! talk: How advanced digital fabrication techniques are driving design innovation  | @bdcnetwork

SOM’s Lucas Tryggestad and Kyle Vansice present the firm’s 3D-printed building project and explore how digital fabrication is pushing design innovation.

Better Design of HVAC Systems with VR

Better Design of HVAC Systems with VR  | @aarnih

Retrofitting new technical systems into an existing building can be tricky. CTRL Reality, a Finnish AR/VR application development company, is completing an experimentation project demonstrating how HVAC design and installation are easier and cost-efficient with the help of virtual reality.

Mayor of London hails capital's AI firms as he reveals smart city roadmap

Mayor of London hails capital’s AI firms as he reveals smart city roadmap  | @itpro

The research describes a city with a rich technology ecosystem, a strong pipeline of AI innovation and an academic and investment base set up for the long term.

9 Futuristic Buildings That Are Also Sustainable

9 Futuristic Buildings That Are Also Sustainable  |  @theurbdev

Our global built environment is under pressure, and with two-thirds of the planet’s population forecast to live in cities by 2050, resource scarcity, climate change and unaffordable energy prices are but some of our more serious concerns.

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