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The Future Of Sustainable Design

The Future Of Sustainable Design | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it

In an interview with Julia Monk, Senior Vice President and Director of Hospitality Interiors at HOK—a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm—we discussed the concept of sustainable design, the kinds of lessons she’s learned over the years as it relates to design that incorporates environmental and social dimensions, where [...]


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"...sustainability will be so integral to our way of life that we won't even think about it anymore." - Julia Monk

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These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Breakthrough technologies, including “socially aware” artificial intelligence and new generation solar panels, could soon tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
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The PV technology outlined here is intriguing and could be an industry pivot point.
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Setting the bar for port-of-entry design

Setting the bar for port-of-entry design | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Four billion pounds of fresh produce flow through the Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz., from Mexico every year. More than 300,000 trucks, nearly three million cars, and more than three mill
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Innovative construction method used for tilt-up process.

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You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world

You need to see these - Architecture's weirdest and wackiest buildings around the world | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Buildingtalk shares its top ten picks of the weirdest and wackiest buildings across the world and explores what makes them unique.

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Mark Warren's curator insight, October 24, 2014 7:02 AM

taking a look at some unique architectural designs

Duane Craig's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:42 AM

Ingenious reuse of materials.

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The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but raise privacy, complexity concerns, experts say | KurzweilAI

The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but raise privacy, complexity concerns, experts say | KurzweilAI | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
(Credit: IBM) The Internet of Things will make substantial inroads into many aspects of everyday life in the next decade, according to predictions by more (The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but raise privacy, complexity concerns, experts...

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It’s impossible to describe where you are without referencing somewhere else.

It’s impossible to describe where you are without referencing somewhere else. | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a network of over thirty satellites that are in orbit 20,000 kilometres above the Earth, each travelling at about 14,000 kilometres an hour. The satellites follow one of six (…) Read more

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John Caswell's curator insight, April 20, 2014 3:08 AM


Whether you are describing how theoretical physics enables your smartphones to find restaurants, or describing the characteristics and location of your city or neighbourhood, or describing your deepest, spiritual convictions, this broad, universal rule of relativity applies: every reference point for your identity and place in time and space depends on referencing other points.


Today, in order to describe who we are, what we are, and where we are, we largely depend on referencing our relative distance from who we are not, what we are not, and where we are not. Identity is a triangulation.


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What Exactly Is Innovation? - Forbes

What Exactly Is Innovation? - Forbes | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
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What Exactly Is Innovation?
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Innovation is one of the most bandied about terms in global business today, but exactly what it means can be nebulous.

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The Innovation Enigma - Project Syndicate

The Innovation Enigma - Project Syndicate | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
The Innovation Enigma Project Syndicate NEW YORK – Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley.
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Architecture books of the year – review

Architecture books of the year – review | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
In an age of austerity and dwindling resources, there s no shortage of big, beautiful books about buildings• http://t.co/o2iZi1YFeP)...
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Arkistruct's Mass Produced Unfolding Accommodation and Panelized Modular Housing Solutions

Arkistruct has two systems suiting different situations: * Unfolding Housing - from simple rooms to amazing top end villas, and * Panelised Modular Housing -...
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STRUCTUREmag - Structural Engineering Magazine, Tradeshow: LCT ONE

STRUCTUREmag - Structural Engineering Magazine, Tradeshow: LCT ONE | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
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Case study of an eight story timber office building with precast and prefabricated components.

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A South African housing innovation | DesignMind

A South African housing innovation | DesignMind | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Get insight into residential and commercial architecture design, modern architecture and green architecture, and the impact on current and future design (RT @moladi: A South African housing innovation | DesignMind:
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Innovation and supplier management: is the relationship really aligned?

Innovation and supplier management: is the relationship really aligned? | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Productive supplier relationships require specific working principles, shared responsibilities and transparency but can deliver significant long-term benefits for both parties if these are present
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Ideal Choice Homes | KieranTimberlake

Ideal Choice Homes | KieranTimberlake | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
A concept home for India that addresses the middle class housing crisis and offers flexible, sustainable housing.
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The Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World

The Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
The rapidly increasing number of interconnected devices and systems today brings both benefits and concerns.
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Buildings with brains, think about it.
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Fueling US Innovation: Which sector gets biggest bang per government buck?

Fueling US Innovation: Which sector gets biggest bang per government buck? | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
With policymakers looking for hard evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of federal programs, a new study of federal patent output by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice (TPP) provides some new insight into certain federal research...

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Interesting that DOD funded R&D was not as "productive" as non-defense related funding.

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FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's curator insight, March 7, 2015 9:21 AM

Interesting findings on where Govt funded R&D yields best innovative results. No. it is not the military.

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Gamification of the Innovation Process

Gamification of the Innovation Process | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it

(Michael Allen) People have fundamental desires for acknowledgement, status, achievement, reward, altruism and competition. By wrapping the appropriate set of game mechanics around your idea scheme you can create an experience that boosts engagement and participation.


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Innovation out of necessity is alive and well - Virgin.com

Innovation out of necessity is alive and well - Virgin.com | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
For many of us, innovation is the iPhone, iPad or pretty much anything that comes from today’s high-tech production line.

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Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center

Richter Dahl Rocha Develops Innovative Façade for SwissTech Convention Center | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Grätzel façade. Image Courtesy of SwissTech Convention Center and Northern District Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés' 

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Gensler Begins Research Project on 'Hackable Buildings' -- Architecture News: Digital Wire - Architectural Record

Gensler Begins Research Project on 'Hackable Buildings' -- Architecture News: Digital Wire - Architectural Record | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
As companies depart suburban office parks and antiquated buildings for more urban digs, there sometimes isn't much use for the properties they leave behind.
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The outcome of this research should be interesting. The remodeling process comes into the 21st century...

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The Future Of Sustainable Design

The Future Of Sustainable Design | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it

In an interview with Julia Monk, Senior Vice President and Director of Hospitality Interiors at HOK—a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm—we discussed the concept of sustainable design, the kinds of lessons she’s learned over the years as it relates to design that incorporates environmental and social dimensions, where [...]


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Charles City features unique architecture - Sacramento Bee

Charles City features unique architecture - Sacramento Bee | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Charles City features unique architecture
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CHARLES CITY, Iowa -- Charles City has many architectural treasures still intact today despite a town history that includes major floods, fires and a devastating tornado.
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Japanese Precut Timber Construction

Japanese Precut Timber Construction | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
http://vimeo.com/27268083 The traditional wooden construction of Japanese architecture is extremely detailed.

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Duane Craig's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:44 AM

If you like seeing things put together there's a very good video here. It also reveals timber construction that is modernized with factory made pieces. There are those who don't like the modernization of traditional joinery and I guess it wouldn't be happening if it weren't for the shrinking supply of people ready and able to build structures traditinoally.

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VERGE SF: Envisioning the future of big data and green building | U.S. Green Building Council

VERGE SF: Envisioning the future of big data and green building | U.S. Green Building Council | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: VERGE SF: Envisioning the future of big data and green building on www.usgbc.org
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A recipe for business success in today’s innovation age | SmartBlogs

A recipe for business success in today’s innovation age | SmartBlogs | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it
Three core elements that often mean the difference between high-performance success and eventual failure: innovation, customer centricity and collaboration.
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Randy Hall's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:08 AM

Does your company know the recipe for real value?

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Pre-fab builders need to look outside the box – Journal of Commerce

Pre-fab builders need to look outside the box – Journal of Commerce | Innovation in Construction | Scoop.it

Modular construction doesn't have to result in a square box, according to one expert speaking at Buildex Calgary this year. (Modular as a method of construction...


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