Innovative resources are an essential pre-requisite of the AEC industry. To get an edge over the competitors, Architectural Engineering & Construction professionals can implement the 5 Building Inventions for AEC Industry in their workflow:
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An Italian startup dealing with underground power explores the potential of kinetic energy in roadways. The technology called Lybra is a rubber paving like tyre, converting the kinetic energy created through moving vehicles into electrical energy. Established in association with a Polytechnic University in Milan, Lybra functions on the principle of a braking car, dispersing kinetic energy. This gathers and converts the energy into electricity before passing it to the electricity grid. Further, through enhancing road safety, a device can upgrade and endorse the sustainability of road traffic.
The structural reliability of a building is good as its parts. The application helps to fit the building parts, along with the selection of materials & specific shapes for building performance under normal and extreme circumstances. Engineers integrate pieces into building designs while conforming to the increased demand for safety & government rules. Predictive software ensures that even the most inventive structures in civil engineering are safe & efficient, through simulating their behavior. An instance is on the structural integrity of the arch rotation brackets at the Wembley Stadium, using ANSYS – an Engineering Simulation & 3D Design software application that simulates the pressures on the brackets, holding & moving the distinct arches above the stadium.
This is a popular development in the AEC sector, where a building is built off-site and planned to the same standards as conventional on-site construction. The innovative modular building technology restricts environmental disruption, delivering components as and when desired, and turning construction into a logistics workout. The modular technique also provides an advantage of sustainability from fewer vehicle movements to less waste. Through 70% of the construction produced as components, modular construction technique allows a move to “just in time” manufacturing & delivery.
Cloud collaboration is another technique used in the AEC sector that helps in remote data sharing on a construction site in real-time. The technique predominantly helps the engineers and architects to digitize the drawing review process on construction, allowing enhanced collaboration. The cloud collaboration emphasizes the installation of everything from steel beams to the light fixtures. Through cloud collaboration, technical snags can be detected that may occur during construction, by marking the PDFs and adding notes. The technique leads to about 60% of the cost-savings compared to conventional paper-based evaluation.
All developments in the AEC sector are not with new building materials or flashy technical tools. Asset mapping emphasizes operating apparatus, including heating & air conditioning as well as lighting & security systems. The technique helps to collect data from serial numbers and engineering notes from the time it was installed and by whom, integrating all data in one place. This facilitates in showing engineers in actual where the equipment should be installed on a map.Further, just the once the assets are linked to the real-time system using the Internet of Things (IoT), they can be supervised through the web, app, and other remote devices & systems. Asset mapping helps customers to create databases of asset performance, assisting practical building maintenance, and reducing building procurement as well as insurance costs.