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The specification created for any construction project details the exact requirements of the building as designed, as well as the products and materials that meet those needs. As such, a robust specification is a key part of ensuring the long-term success of a project.
In today's age of Industry 4.0 and progressive digitization, gone are the days of producing standardized products. Customers now demand solutions tailored to their specific needs, and companies who offer personalized products satisfy not only their customers but also gain a competitive edge
Dozens of buildings crumpled when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico City in 2017, but its gleaming Torre Reforma survived with just a few cracks. It's often said 'Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do'.
Construction is one of the least digitized industries in the world, mainly due to challenges and complexities of its supply chain. While the industry has been relatively slow to respond to the digital revolution that took the world by storm, structural changes are pushing for rapid digitization.
Adaptive reuse is on an unprecedented rise. Within the coming decade, experts estimate that 90 percent of real estate development will involve adaptive reuse of existing buildings instead of constructing new ones.
It wasn't very long ago— just a few decades— that every building began with a pencil and a piece of paper. Architects designed large buildings by drawing onto sheets of paper taped together to create a canvas hundreds of feet long.
Workplaces have evolved from cubicles and private offices to open-plan layouts and shared spaces. Many workers feel cubicles and closed-door offices have been a hindrance to collaboration, so breaking walls down was a natural next step to make way for open-plan offices.
Numerous studies show that a building's design has the potential to reduce the risk of crime. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a method of design that uses aesthetically pleasing principles while also reducing both the vulnerability to and the opportunity for crime.
Traditional Chinese interior design is typically characterized by lacquered surfaces, natural elements such as bamboo and stone, and a red, gold, and black color palette. But a new generation aims to revolutionize the industry, transforming the classical into the contemporary. Brimming with talent and creativity, these Chinese interior designers are determined to leave their mark.
The most impressive addition to Shanghai's lineup of breathtaking skyscrapers is the Shanghai Tower. Standing at 632 meters high, it is China's tallest building, and only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpass its height. Located at the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai's commercial center and financial district, this awe-inspiring structure is a metaphor for China's emergence and forward-looking future.
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.
Four tips to help to guide the property managers and construction executives through some fundamental decisions. Incorporating these into constructing or upgrading a structure would have an impact on not just their buildings, but also on the future of our planet.