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This Machine Is Changing the Way We Build Bridges

This Machine Is Changing the Way We Build Bridges  | @futurism

Instead of using a stationary or crawler crane to lift the girder of a bridge from the ground and drop it into its place, the SLJ900/32 drives the girder onto the previously placed girder, slowly extends its arms to the next support platform, pushes the girder towards the front of the machine and then lowers it into place.

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Upbrella system wins construction disruptor award

Upbrella system wins construction disruptor award  | @DCN_Canada ‏

The system uses telescopic elevator-style lifting actuators and a protective roof enclosure to fully construct one floor at a time behind weatherproof barriers, providing a safer and more protected working environment and virtually eliminating bad-weather delays on jobsites.

Amazon’s idea for a massive drone dock looks like a cross between a beehive and a spaceship

Amazon’s idea for a massive drone dock looks like a cross between a beehive and a spaceship  | @recode

Amazon has applied for a patent for tailoring its fulfillment centers for a future where drones are delivering items to people’s doorsteps in urban areas. The e-commerce giant imagines beehive-like towers filled with robots, where drones can dock and be restocked before flying out again for another delivery.

Construction sector must face up to reality: Desmond Lee

Construction sector must face up to reality: Desmond Lee  | @stcom

The push for technology in the building and construction sector may cause some companies to shut down or consolidate if they do not keep pace, said Second Minister for National Development and Home Affairs Desmond Lee.

City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities

City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities  | @trdny

The municipal public healthcare system NYC Health + Hospitals is using modular technology to construct a $28 million, two-story ambulatory-care facility on Staten Island using prefabricated units made in Pennsylvania.

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models

Autodesk Generative Design takes in constraints and makes its own 3D models  | @techcrunch

Autodesk has been pursuing generative design for some time now under the code name “Project Dreamcatcher.” The research work is now being commercialized for the first time as a cloud-based tool for additive design — think 3D printing over CNC.

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