U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Business Facilities Blog

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Innovation Valley: A Mecca for Energy

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A s the home to leading research in energy at Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Y-12 National Security Complex, Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley has long been a mecca for renewable and alternative energy.

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Fostering innovation: Cognicity and hackathons

Extranet Evolution

Smart Cities, BIM, IoT, Energy and Urban Living will collide in an intense weekend event bringing innovators ideas, data sets, challenges and prototypes in front of new faces who can expand, bend and manipulate the ideas.

Recognizing Innovation and the Power of Technology

John Chaney

At our Connect 2015 Users’ Conference (our 19th annual) a few weeks ago, we honored three companies as finalists for our Innovator Awards: Houston, Texas-based Pieper-Houston Electric L.P.;

Innovation with a green focus


Our goal is to improve continuously in each of these areas and to offer innovative green products for a variety of applications At Valspar, we believe in protecting the environment, safeguarding human health, and giving back to the community.

Rhode Island Innovation Complex Breaks Ground

ENR Construction

The $150 million Wexford Innovation Complex broke ground on former Interstate 95 land in Providence recently

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

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North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC. Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Innovation at 72 design firms


Where architecture and A/E firms broke new ground in ’16: Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Using HadCM3 weather files to simulate building performance against climate change and stormwater scenarios.

Innovative Sustainable Tree House Design

Jetson Green

The Toronto based firm Farrow Partnership Architects designed and built a unique, modern tree house, which is made from sustainable materials, and doesn’t harm the tree in any way, or restrict its growth.

Construction Project Team Communications Innovation

Carol Hagen

After reading “Collaborating in the New AEC World” by Al Douglas it is apparent that whether you are a subcontractor, general contractor, architect, engineer or project owner you must have a single place to effectively communicate in order to reach all project team expectations.

Rinnai expands North American HQ, adds Innovation and Training Center

Constructor Magazine

Innovation and Training Center is expected to be completed by year-end 2018 Renovation and expansion of the current headquarters into the new, 25,110-sq.-ft.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

Business Facilities Blog

and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG. Read World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. The U.S.

Innovations in addressing homelessness


Sasaki principal Brie Hensold and planner Gretchen Keillor recently attended an Innovation Lab hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association in Los Angeles, CA

Innovative Shipping Container Structures

Jetson Green

Below you will find three innovative shipping container architecture solutions that address non-living needs of the occupants. Using a shipping container for office space is perhaps not innovative in itself, but the way this architect couple chose to do it certainly is.

Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

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Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Innovative partnerships among state, regional and local partners, including higher education campuses.

ASCE Forum's Investor Panel Flags Innovation Barriers

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KPMG Chooses Orlando For Learning, Development & Innovation Facility

Business Facilities Blog

The $400 million Innovation Center, to be built on a 55-acre campus in Lake Nona, will provide an immersive learning experience that will enhance the skills KPMG professionals bring to client situations. Read KPMG Chooses Orlando For Learning, Development & Innovation Facility on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Innovation, Uncertainty Drive Mobility Designs

ENR Construction

Sustainability, collaboration and state-of-good-repair needs are shaping transportation designs, with less emphasis on expansion and more on enhancing existing capacity

Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

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The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) to secure U.S. Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Construction Innovation Workshop Opens in Boston

ENR Construction

Fifteen guest builders-in-residence are taking advantage of new workshop and design space in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District

Innovative Furniture Solution for Small Homes

Jetson Green

Living in a shipping container, or another type of small space, can be very sustainable, but such a small home calls for innovative furniture solutions. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Innovative Retreat Takes Advantage of Available Space.

BD+C's 2017 Design Innovation Report


BD+C's 2017 Design Innovation report is represented by the following people, projects, and innovations that push the boundaries of design. Click on the title or image of each story to view the full article.

Engineers Rise to Challenge to Deliver Ideas for Infrastructure Innovation

ENR Construction

The American Society of Civil Engineers Innovation Contest addresses the ASCE’s Grand Challenge, which tasks civil engineers to significantly enhance the performance and life-cycle value of infrastructure by 2025

Activating innovation: Trends in K-12 education


More than ever, today’s schools must address complex global issues while anticipating future changes in education and technol­ogy. To help us meet this challenge, we look beyond the world of K-12 education to inform and enrich our understanding of what a future-ready schools looks like

The Search for Innovation in Construction

Construction Business Owner

“For more than 70 years, the Skunk Works has existed to create revolutionary aircraft and technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible (Lockheed Martin).” Area 51 has long been thought to be one of the most secretive places on the planet.

Emerson Creates Helix Innovation Center

Constructor Magazine

When it comes to thinking about the future of HVACR and improving the technologies used in homes, businesses and retail spaces, Emerson is breaking the mold. read more. Around the Web Technology

Innovative Façade to Keep a Lebanese Bank Cool

Jetson Green

Due to the innovative design of the façade, no additional shading will be required, which will save on materials and building costs, while giving the building a clean aesthetic.

Embracing Creativity and Innovation in Construction

ENR Construction

What does it mean to be “creative” in engineering and construction

Innovation abounds, but will it lead to growth for AEC Giants?


A quick scan of our 41st annual Giants 300 report reveals a wealth of technology and business innovations across every major building sector and industry discipline

Dedicated Labs Help to Bridge Tech Innovations to Practice

ENR Construction

On Sept. 26 in New York City, the Boston-based construction company Suffolk opened the first of six Smart Labs that it is building in the heart of its key offices in the U.S.

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

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military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas. Read Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Attachment Innovations Drive Efficiency

Construction Business Owner

One of the more visible examples of the compact equipment industry''s momentum is the development of excavator and loader attachments. It wasn''t long ago that attachment catalogs typically started with augers and ended with wheel saws, with dozens of task-oriented hydraulic tools in between

Innovating for the Public Good

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Colorado's RoadX program illustrates what can be achieved when everyone—and everything—is in gear, listening, innovating and collaborating for the public good

Meeting space leads to innovation


Watch below as PDR Principal Larry Lander explains how the power of meeting space leads to innovation. The most effective work occurs when people collaborate in shared spaces. Workplaces that encourage that type of collaboration and make it happen can lead to increased productivity.

Innovation and Market Needs Rival EPA Cuts

ENR Construction

As the Trump administration plans to curtail regulation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investment, oversight and enforcement, design firms in the environmental sector may worry about the market

Komatsu Unveils Its Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle

Construction Equipment

Today at MinExpo 2016 Komatsu unveiled its Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle - a cabless vehicle exclusively developed and designed to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation in challenging conditions

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

Construction Business Owner

In May, USG Corporation, a building products company, was named Innovator of the Year today by The Executives’ Club of Chicago