What is BIM? These days, across the world, a growing number of architects, engineers and contractors are using BIM. BIM which means Building Information Modelling, is an intelligent model-based process that connects Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) professionals so they can design more efficiently, build, and operate buildings and infrastructure through BIM. BIM is a […]
Concrete 3D Printing
Concrete 3D printing offers an eco-friendly solution to create beautifully resilient structures 4-times faster and at a fraction of the cost. Today, 3D printing is one of the faster growing construction technologies. This opens up new and exciting opportunities for those determined to shape a better tomorrow. What is Concrete 3D printing? Concrete 3D printing […]
How does 3D Concrete Printing Work?
Trends in 3D Printing 3D Printing as a means of construction began in the late 1990s with the very first attempts to extrude concrete from a computer-controlled robot. Since then, the field has exploded and in 2014 the first commercial 3D printed building was unveiled. Today, interest and research in technology have snowballed around the […]
What is Artificial Intelligence
An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence What exactly is intelligence? Intelligence can be defined as our ability to acquire and apply knowledge. It also involves other capabilities such as being able to reason, plan, adapt, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, and learn from experience. Intelligence is a trait that we humans tend to value highly. […]
How to build a data highway for a Smart Factory I was aware of the Smart Factory concept, but I knew little about the systems that enable it. So I decided to take a look at two smart factory systems OPC-UA and RAMI 4.0 AAS. The innovations of the last 200 years have brought humanity […]
What is Industry 4.0?
What is the fourth industrial revolution? When computers were added to factories, they disrupted the established processes and allowed for much greater efficiencies. The process is now being taken one step further as computers are being linked together to generate data and ultimately to make decisions. A combination of Cuber Physical Systems (CPS), the Internet […]