• Posts Tagged ‘Construction’

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    Dresden-based Heliatek used CES in Las Vegas and BAU in Munich to show off its latest innovation in flexible solar panels using organic materials to create lighter, more versatile photovoltaic modules for harnessing the sun’s power. The new technology runs at a lower temperature than products currently on the market,...

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    ARCHICAD’s newest building information modeling software, BIMx, has thrust architectural software into modern times, allowing for much smoother collaboration and a more interactive presentation to clients. The Pro version of the app (€49.99) enables colleagues to view, edit and discuss models on their Android or Apple...

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    The latest architectural advancements could make it much more aesthetically pleasing and substantially less expensive to go green when building a new structure or updating an existing edifice. The notion of eco-friendly building exteriors usually conjures images of unsightly, expensive solar panels or miniature wind...

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    Swiss company Ecocell AG won the Construction & Living category of the GreenTec Awards at IFAT for its sustainable Betonwabe material. Fredy Iseli, company founder, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about their “concrete honeycomb”.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What is Ecocell’s Betonwabe concrete honeycomb made...

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    At BAUMA 2016 in Munich, Bosch presented the operator’s cab of the future, Genius Cab, a post designed for maximum visibility and protection in difficult surroundings like construction sites. It not only received great attention, but also the Bauma innovation award in the Design category. DirectIndustry e-magazine...

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    Located in Russia, the Prirazlomnaya Platform is the first Arctic-class ice-resistant oil platform in the world, with an extraction capacity of 70 million barrels a year. The platform can resist extreme conditions—ice, corrosion, humidity—and offers 90 days of autonomous operation in case of bad weather. This...

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