Tag: Construction

Digs announces $7M seed round to power its collaborative homebuilding software

Software may indeed be eating the world, as big time VC and Netscape creator Marc Andreessen is fond of saying, but most of us still need a physical place to call home (for now, at least — with the Vision Pro and other mixed reality devices, who knows…) Yet even there, when it comes to […]

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Yi Design’s Water-Permeable Bricks Tackle Ceramic Waste For Flood Prevention

Yi Design, a Chinese materials company established by curator and artist Caroline Cheng and designer Karl Yin, has introduced an innovative solution to address the issue of ceramic waste by creating water-permeable bricks named Permeable YiBrick. These bricks are composed of 90% recycled ceramic waste sourced from industrial porcelain manufacturers in Jingdezhen, known as the […]

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Cleaning up one of the world’s most commonly used substances

This past July, in the dusty basement of a building in Seattle, Washington, about 60 tons of concrete were poured as part of the renovation of a historic building. To an outsider, it looked like just another job site. Even to the workers pouring and shaping the concrete that day, it was more or less […]

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MIT announces 2023 Bose Grants for daring new research

MIT Provost Cynthia Barnhart has announced three Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants to support bold research projects across diverse areas of study including engineering, animal behavior, and human movement. This year’s recipients are Kaitlyn Becker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and the d’Arbeloff Career Development Professor in Mechanical Engineering; Canan Dagdeviren, associate professor and […]

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Jackson Jewett wants to design buildings that use less concrete

After three years leading biking tours through U.S. National Parks, Jackson Jewett decided it was time for a change. “It was a lot of fun, but I realized I missed buildings,” says Jewett. “I really wanted to be a part of that industry, learn more about it, and reconnect with my roots in the built […]

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