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.;

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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.

Innovative Solar Energy System

Jetson Green

An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Innovative Ways of Using Solar Panels.

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.

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

BD+C's 2017 Design Innovation Report

BD+C

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.

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

Business Facilities Blog

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Innovating for the Public Good

ENR Construction

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

Embracing Creativity and Innovation in Construction

ENR Construction

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

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.

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

These are the most and least innovative states for 2017

BD+C

states have contributed most to America’s innovative success and which have been lacking. Below are some of the highlights from the analysis followed by the ten most and least innovative states: Personal finance website WalletHub has recently determined which U.S.

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

Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Business Facilities Blog

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.

3 Innovations that Allow for Effective Workforce Management

Construction Business Owner

Unlike employees in other industries, who increasingly can do their job from any place with an internet connection, construction workers still need to be in a certain place at a certain time to complete their work. In that way, the industry is still largely the same as it always has been.

A workplace designed for the innovation economy

BD+C

Fueled by new technologies, global markets, urbanization and changing demographics, the ability to drive new innovation is becoming an essential requirement for organizations to stay competitive today.

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

Unlocking innovation in the government workplace

BD+C

Workplace Survey identified elements of workplace design that foster innovation. Digging into the data, Gensler researchers were able to determine which industry sectors have workplace designs that most foster innovation and which have workplaces that inhibit it Gensler’s 2016 U.S.

Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

Business Facilities Blog

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.

Accelerate Live! talk: Incubating innovation through R&D and product development, Jonatan Schumacher, Thornton Tomasetti

BD+C

. Over the course of the past decade, Thornton Tomasetti has morphed from a firm based on traditional engineering practices, to one centered on innovation through R&D and product development. . As Director of the firm’s virtual incubator, CORE Studio, Jonatan Schumacher has helped to spearhead this companywide movement toward innovation. .

Strong brew: Heineken HQ spurs innovation through interaction [slideshow]

BD+C

Heineken USA’s new headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., consolidates the beer maker’s corporate offices from two other locations.

ENGINEERING GIANTS: Firms continue to push innovation

BD+C

As part of the Giants 300 survey process, a number of engineering and engineering/architecture firms reported innovations, market trends, and new business ventures. Here’s a roundup of what they reported

5 innovations in high-rise building design

BD+C

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two winners and three finalists of its 2013 Innovation Award. Body Image: read more.

Designing innovative campuses for tomorrow's students

BD+C

The effort to remake higher education institutions into entrepreneurship and innovation hubs has escalated like a Cold War arms race. The promised payoffs of this innovation drive are institution-wide and community-deep: building relationships, aligning the institution, and preparing the organization as well as its students for transformational change.

Innovative Solution to Fight Homelessness in San Francisco

Jetson Green

San Francisco might soon get an innovative solution to the problem though, in the form of modular housing units designed and built by the local company Panoramic Interests. Innovative Tree-Like Homes.

Data centers enter new era of innovation

BD+C

As President of 7x24 Exchange International, an educational forum focused on mission-critical issues, and as a past executive with Digital Realty Trust and Goldman Sachs, David Schirmacher can bear witness to the proliferation of data centers for storage, processing, and distribution of digital information worldwide

Innovator Vincent DeSimone Succumbs to Cancer Battle

ENR Construction

DeSimone—an innovator with an outsize personality known for his ability to creatively support his architect-clients as they curved, twisted and stretched their building envelopes—died on Nov. Structural engineer Vincent J.

USDOT Launches Innovative Infrastructure Financing Tool

Construction Equipment

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that four transit projects in the Seattle area could receive up to nearly $2 billion in financing through an innovative infrastructure financing tool created by the Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau

More innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 — day 3

Constructor Magazine

Editors continued to visited booths to find out what are the most innovative products on the market in 2017 (here’s a rundown of a few of our favorite products).