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.

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.

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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.;

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.

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 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.

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.

Innovation with a green focus

BD+C

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.

ASCE Forum's Investor Panel Flags Innovation Barriers

ENR Construction

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

Innovations in addressing homelessness

BD+C

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

Meeting space leads to innovation

BD+C

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.

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.

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

BD+C

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

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.

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.

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

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

Embracing Creativity and Innovation in Construction

ENR Construction

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

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

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

Business Facilities Blog

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

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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

Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation

Business Facilities Blog

Read Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. The investments will support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Business Facilities Blog

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%, according to a new study from The Conference Board. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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