In whatever ways the pandemic might continue to affect the world, there's no doubt we're set to have some technological advancements in the years ahead.
Logistics is a crucial part of doing business in the modern world, but it comes with a high environmental cost. About 8 percent of the global carbon emissions come from logistics, which is also a significant contributor to air pollution including particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds.
Upon reading the acronym "BIM", one often thinks of the three-dimensional mapping of products in a digital model. But there's much more to it: With BIM, architects and planners can manage any information related to building design and represent processes, thus making data available at the right time and to the right extent.
A smart city is an urban settlement that uses technology to solve problems and optimize city life. This idea can come to fruition in two ways: Some cities, such as Singapore or Dubai, are working on becoming "smart cities" via infrastructural updates and investments.
Construction remains one of the least digitized industries globally. Construction's limited digitization contributes to ill-informed decisions and inefficient industry processes, accelerating financial and environmental costs
Gone are the days of partitioned offices or work schedules set in stone. It's time for open-space, Flex Office, and coworking. Our working methods are changing irrevocably. These changes ricochet into the commercial real estate market, which has reinvented itself for the past decades.
Just a year after we published our last year's review of the best BIM software, the market kept growing at a steady rate, with higher demand and new products entering the picture.
Near-field communication (NFC) technologies first appeared in 1983, even though it wasn't until 2006 when Nokia introduced the first NFC-enabled mobile phone. Fast forward to 2021, NFC is a ubiquitous feature for many more mobile phone models and electronic devices.
The year 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The construction industry was likewise affected by the measures taken to combat the pandemic. In many countries, construction sites were partially or completely closed, and tasks were carried out from home where possible.
Despite different architectural styles, histories, and locations, Westminster Abbey, Cathedrals of Milan and Cologne, the Palace of Alhambra, and Stonehenge have many things in common. They're all iconic landmarks visited by millions of people a year.
From flexible working schedules to plants, or designs to maximize the daylight, workplace well-being has been at the forefront of the architectures of offices in the last decade. Growing scientific interest and countless resulting studies stress the importance of creating workplaces that positively impact team members' health and comfort.
The Jetsons, the 1960s futurist cartoon that was made in the US, depicted the namesake family living in Skypad Apartment in the year 2062, in a city called Orbit. The family of four — and their dog — enjoyed a leisurely life in a smart home, complete with a robot maid, flying cars, and other whimsical inventions.