How Universities Can Upgrade Themselves During Summers

Thousands of university campuses have been remaining eerily empty following the COVID-19 outbreak. However, with or without a pandemic, summers tend to be the least hectic time of the year for university campuses around the world.
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    How Industry 4.0 is Ushering in a Sustainable Era

    Cutting carbon emissions and pollution is only one side of sustainability – although they tend to get the most attention. Sustainability is really about development and growth in an eco-friendly and socially equitable manner. Thanks to smart technologies from the fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – sectors like construction and manufacturing can now truly enter a sustainable era.

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    The New Champs-Élysées

    The Champs-Élysées, the iconic avenue stretching for about two kilometres in the heart of Paris, is often said to be the world's most beautiful. Since its completion in the 17th century, the elegant avenue lured shoppers and visitors for centuries, attracting as many as 300,000 visitors a day.

  • Categories: Architecture

    Why Your Door Hardware and Accessories Matter

    In both fantasy and the real world, doors symbolize a passage — as well as an authority of which person should have an access to a place. They're vehicles to identify a safe space, privacy, and intimacy.

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    Touchless Travel: Here’s How Air Travel After COVID-19 Will Be Like

    The coronavirus pandemic has been changing the world as we know it in both the short and long term. However, as billions stayed home to flatten the curve, few industries have been affected by COVID-19 like aviation and air travel. Between late March and April 2020, more than 20 major airlines suspended their operations by 100 percent.

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    Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Maintenance Plan on a Tight Budget

    The COVID-19 outbreak disturbed the economic, social, and political structures all around the world. The pandemic is shrinking businesses and operations budgets. As a result, companies of all sizes are looking into cutting costs and find new ways to maximize their resources.

  • Categories: Architecture

    5 Most Stunning Apartments in New York City

    Yet, tackling the challenges of a dense population on a limited landmass, New York City embraced architectural innovation like few other places. The following are among the five most beautiful apartments in New York City.

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    Touchless Travel: Here’s How Air Travel After COVID-19 Will Be Like

    The coronavirus pandemic has been changing the world as we know it in both the short and long term. However, as billions stayed home to flatten the curve, few industries have been affected by COVID-19 like aviation and air travel. Between late March and April 2020, more than 20 major airlines suspended their operations by 100 percent.

  • Categories: Architecture

    The Top 5 Door Hardware Designs of 2020

    “The door handle is the handshake of the building," says Juhani Pallasmaa, celebrated Finnish architect and the author of the book The Eyes of The Skin, which is considered a classic of architectural theory. “ The elements of architecture are not visual units or gestalt; they are encounters, confrontations that interact with memory," Mr. Pallasmaa observes.

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    5 Things You Need to Know About ConTech

    Names like FinTech (financial technology), and PropTech (property technology) are widely in use. However, as these multi-billion-dollar industries keep raising their influence on global markets, there's still much mystery surrounding a new member of the "Tech" family: ConTech.

  • Categories: Architecture

    7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Architecture

    While most of the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) may seem new, the concept has been around for more than 60 years. American computer scientist John McCarthy, known as the "Father of AI," coined the term "artificial intelligence" in the 1950s, leading researchers across the United States to dig into the computer learning for processing equations and theorems.

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    Lock Manipulation: The Most Common Methods and How to Prevent Them

    Responding to the instinct to protect themselves, our ancestors always sought ways to secure their belongings. Archaeologists believe it was Ancient Egyptians who graduated to the first lock from making simple knots using rope or other materials about 4,000 years ago. This was a pin tumbler lock made entirely of wood.

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    How Door Closers Can Prevent Fires From Spreading

    Fire is one of the most powerful resources available to people. The civilizations started to grow only once our ancestors learned to tame the fire about 400,000 years ago. This enabled human settlements to move into colder regions, cook, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

  • Categories: Society

    How Alzheimer’s Care Homes Use Access Solutions for Dignified Care

    very three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. There are currently about 50 million people globally who have Alzheimer's or related dementia. As the disease overwhelmingly affects older persons, Alzheimer's is increasingly more prevalent in the aging societies of Northern America, Western Europe, and East Asia.

  • Categories: Architecture

    The Best BIM Software for 2020 Revealed

    The fact that Building information modeling (BIM) is not a software, has been repeated like a mantra for many many years and is now a well known fact. Nevertheless, since BIM in its practical form is executed using BIM (enabled) software, looking at BIM software is important.