Doorknobs and Diseases: Handling Doors Without Hands

Doorknobs are among the most touched items in day-to-day life, especially in public spaces like offices, hospitals, or educational institutions. The high intensity of human traffic in these places mean people might be depositing a large volume of harmful bacteria or viruses on doorknobs.
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    How BIM can Improve Health and Safety on Construction Sites

    uilding Information Modeling (BIM), which has been evolving for the last five decades, won many praises for how much it cuts costs and time in the process of construction. However, in addition to more efficient projects, BIM can step in to save the most crucial resource of any industry: Human lives and health.

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    How “Sponge Cities” Can Mitigate the Climate Change Risks

    Cities gave birth to civilization as we know it, according to many historians and archeologists. Since the first cities in Mesopotamia came to be thousands of years ago, the growth of global urbanization has been unstoppable. By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world's population will reside in cities, a jump from today's 55 percent.

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    The Most Common Facial Recognition Spoofing Methods and How to Prevent Them

    Facial recognition technology is making many areas of life more convenient. People can now verify their identity without so much as a password or fingerprint. These technologies allow masses to access buildings without a key or breeze through airport security. But like any other privacy technology, fraudsters are targeting facial recognition via spoofing.

  • Categories: Technology

    Here’s Why Building Maintenance Matters for Safety and Security

    There is nothing more vital to a building's integrity than its ability to provide a safe and secure environment. That is why preventive building maintenance is much more than a smart business decision.

  • Categories: Architecture

    Building Homes from Home: Can Construction Work Be Done Remotely?

    Digitization continues to touch and disrupt all sectors in ways that weren't thought to be possible. As a result, in the past decade, telecommuting firmly established itself as the new professional norm. However, can sectors that haven't been traditionally telecommuting-friendly welcome these shifts?

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    5 Reasons to Use More Sustainable Timber in Construction

    Whether in direct or indirect ways, all the human lives on the planet depend on forests. Yet, particularly with the rise of industrialization, millions of hectares of forests become depleted due to unsustainable human consumption every year. Since the earliest human settlements, timber has been one of the most popular construction materials.

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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.

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    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.