With rapid population growth and the consequent issues it creates regarding urbanisation and CO2 emissions, the construction industry is continuingly developing and improving building technology to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
3D printing systems:
challenges the ‘form comes from function’ attitude in architecture and engineering. With key benefits being lowered costs and faster constructions times, it’s no wonder that construction firm Cazza has decided to build the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper. Located in Dubai, the construction first will be developed by the new process, crane building. The project has a completion date in 2020. Cazza remains tight-lipped regarding the intricacies of the building.
Building Information Modelling (BIM):
allows users to see a project’s physical and functional characteristics in a digital 3D format. Enabling better collaboration between engineers, architects and builders; BIM will reduce costs, speed up construction times with less errors and in post-construction phases, help facility management and building maintenance.
4D Virtual Reality (VR):
integrated construction software that allows designers to create within an immersive virtual space that reflects the project’s real proposed environment. VR is a powerful tool providing insight into anticipated and differing environments during the various phases of high-rise development. It enable designers and engineers to enter the project virtually at any point of the building’s future. The developing technology has the unique ability to predict people’s behaviour in and around the structure, how they feel about the building and its elements and how they react to it.
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