Research facility in Ga. implements integrated design, construction 
The Georgia Institute of Technology wanted its Engineered Biosystems Building to be sustainable, which meant McCarthy Building Cos. and Cooper Carry and Lake | Flato Architects needed to work together to design and build the $89 million project. "Coordination is the biggest issue, because there are so many tasks with installation, adding insulation, testing and commissioning," said Scott Jones, the school's director of design and construction "We used BIM to help manage the work and had no problems." Engineering News-Record (3/23)
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Renovation at Texas A&M creates BIM lab, more 
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The renovation of Texas A&M University's Francis Hall will provide learning space for the school's Department of Construction Science. The interior of the 100-year-old building was stripped, and mechanical, electrical and structural systems are now exposed to provide a learning lab. There are also building information modeling facilities. Texas A&M University (College Station)/ArchOne (3/26)
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Autodesk plans innovative technology lab 
Autodesk plans to create a 70,000-square-foot technology lab in Boston. The Building Innovation Learning and Design Space will research 3D printing and other mass-producing building technologies. Sensors and climate-control technology could also be studied. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (3/30)
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IPD slashes cost of medical center 
Integrated project delivery was the key to saving a reported $200 million on the University of California at San Francisco's $1.5 billion Mission Bay Medical Center. "When we were starting to set this project up, we set the business terms to make sure all the participants knew what they were accountable for and how to deal with it collaboratively," said Stuart Eckblad, the center's director of design and construction. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (3/21)
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Flexible solar panels provide renewable energy anywhere 
Solar Cloth Co. manufactures lightweight and flexible solar panels that users can fit onto many types of structures, including domes, as well as roofs that cannot support traditional solar panels. The company uses thin film photovoltaics, a product lightweight enough to work on plastics. The panels weigh 80% less than traditional glass solar panels but produce 15% less power and cost twice as much. The Guardian (London)(3/22)
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Green, innovative technologies to be explored at Bahrain event 
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Environmentally sound construction technology along with 3D printing and the challenge of super-tall buildings will be among the subjects addressed next month at the Arabian MEP Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain. "There will be participants from around the region and beyond presenting [the] latest technologies and products being used in the construction industry worldwide," said Sijo Joseph of Exposure Media, which is helping to organize the event.