Opinion

3D PrintingX

Transforming how we build

With global demand for construction output forecast to increase to $17.5 trillion by 2030, scaling poor productivity either in delivery, or in asset performance, simply isn’t an option if we’re to avoid compromising our built ...

3D Printing is So Last Week...Say Hello to "5D Printing" at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs!

We all know what 3D printing is – obviously. (If you don’t, here’s a handy overview. Welcome, newcomer.) We’ve also explored 4D printing, which involves printed objects that mutate and morph into different shapes when ...

The Disrupters – 3D Printing for the Future

3D printing is one of the first technologies that are disrupters in the construction industry.

Fly Me to the Moon, and Build a City…

The science fiction movies of our youth are becoming a reality today, from driverless cars to augmented reality. Lee Mullin, Construction Technical Specialist at Autodesk explores the effect that new technology is having on the ...

Building Smart In Healthcare

Embarking on a new healthcare construction project or retrofitting an existing facility is, in a word, complex. There’s simply no room for error. And yet, thanks to new trends in healthcare—the shift to outpatient services, ...