10 Key Questions to Choose the Right Access Solutions for Your Project

Growing urbanization and the advent of digital transformation have fundamentally changed how we interact with our surroundings. In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, ensuring the security and efficiency of business has become paramount. Whether it is data security or keeping physical infrastructure secure, it is critical to keep business premises safe.

Revolutionizing the Building Industry: An Inside Look at the openDBL Project with Kai Oberste-Ufer from dormakaba

In this exclusive written interview, we sit down with dormakaba project coordinator Kai Oberste-Ufer, Head of Architecture, Engineering & Construction Planning Tools & Configurators. OpenDBL, an EU-funded Research project, has set its sights on transforming the building industry with its ambitious goal of creating an open digital building logbook (DBL).

Big, Medium, Small: 3 Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Buildings and construction are responsible for 39 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. Operational emissions, meaning the energy required to heat, cool, or light a building, account for 28 percent of overall emissions. As the construction sector is a significant driver of climate change, there’s substantial potential for improvement and environmental action. The World Green Building Council believes that the building and construction sector can eliminate carbon emission by 2050, through the global spread of net-zero energy buildings.

The Future of BIM: Internal Optimization and Interoperability

Despite different architectural styles, histories, and locations, Westminster Abbey, Cathedrals of Milan and Cologne, the Palace of Alhambra, and Stonehenge have many things in common. They’re all iconic landmarks visited by millions of people a year. And the construction of all these five structures took more than 500 years to finish. Innovation in construction started to take off around 5,000 BC when human settlements began to use metal tools to shape materials for better, more durable homes. However, it wasn’t until the second Industrial Revolution in the 20th-century architects and builders began to control their projects.

7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Architecture

While most of the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) may seem new, the concept has been around for more than 60 years. American computer scientist John McCarthy, known as the “Father of AI,” coined the term “artificial intelligence” in the 1950s, leading researchers across the United States to dig into the computer learning for processing equations and theorems.

From Sticks to Sleek: A Brief History of Doorknobs

Architecture is among the most imposing and ubiquitous forms of art. It’s impossible to avoid getting in contact with physical structures, which are often designed to appeal to multiple senses. However, despite being surrounded by buildings and living in them, how often do we touch architecture?

Human-Centered Architecture: What is It and How It Makes a Difference

While buildings fulfill the most basic human needs like shelter and security, architecture impacts the emotional state of any person who interacts with it. Whether it’s intended or not, a building can provoke a range of emotions such as belonging, awe, fear, or hope.

These 5 Buildings Rocked Earthquake-Proof Designs

Dozens of buildings crumpled when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico City in 2017, but its gleaming Torre Reforma survived with just a few cracks. It’s often said ‘Earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do‘. In tremor-prone countries like Mexico and Japan, engineers are using a cocktail of ancient and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure structures stay standing. Building on top of giant shock absorbers, ball bearings or sliding plates along with deep, flexible foundations and robust steel skeletons can help reduce the impact of powerful seismic forces and make a building earthquake-proof.

These 5 Former Industrial Buildings Are Masterclasses in Architectural Repurposing

As our world moves towards Industry 4.0, manufacturing requires fewer resources in terms of raw materials, energy, and space. Hence, particularly in advanced economies, an increasing number of factories and industrial buildings are losing their relevance and lie abandoned.

How Green Building Technologies Are Transforming Home Construction

Our built environment generates about 40 percent of the global carbon emissions. Almost a quarter of this comes from operational emissions, such as the energy needed to heat, cool, and run our buildings, while the remaining quarter is from materials and construction.

Your Go-To Guide for Automatic Doors

Automatic doors have opened the door to great functionality, ease of use, and unparalleled convenience. In today's innovation-driven market, automatic doors are increasingly being adopted. In fact, according to research, the automatic doors global market is expected to reach USD 4953.8 million by the end of 2027. In this article, we will explain all the important factors architects must make a note of when specifying automatic doors to their end customers.

The next big things in BIM

Over the past 20 years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become a critical tool in the industry, enabling different disciplines to collaborate easily and instantly across an entire project from design to construction phases. And as the technology and ecosystem around it continue to evolve, BIM’s influence is only going to increase.The big question is, with the BIM market forecast to grow by 15% CAGR between 2020 and 2027, what are the key trends we can expect?

Common Data Environment (CDE) for BIM: 7 Questions Answered

As the construction industry no longer relies on hand-drawn plans, any building project generates vast amounts of digital data during its entire lifecycle. Whether the construction in question is a small retrofitting project or a massive university campus, creating and sharing untold data during its lifecycle is imperative.

No-Touch Buildings: How Agile Construction Transformed This Office in Spain

The new restrictions and sensitivities introduced to our societies by COVID-19 forced many architects and designers to re-think and re-imagine our built environment. The result is an accelerating number of buildings designed to minimize touch, optimize fresh air flow, and manage foot traffic more efficiently.

5 Ways Digital Tools Simplify the Access Solutions’ Installation and Commissioning

Installers often do not have it easy. When it comes to ordering the individual components and ultimately installing door components, they face many challenges. What are the biggest hurdles? Moreover, how can digital tools simplify the installation and commissioning of access solutions?


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