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An Interview with Michael Carr of Touchplan, Part 3

An Interview with Michael Carr of Touchplan, Part 3

| October 12, 2017

The following interview with Michael Carr, president at Touchplan (a division MOCA Systems), is being published in High-Profile Monthly in four installments. Below is the third installment.   Scroll down to find links to the first two installments of this interview.   HP:  What are you most proud of in your career to date? MC:  The […]

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Suffolk Launches Smart Labs

Suffolk Launches Smart Labs

| October 6, 2017

  Boston – Suffolk has officially launched its first of several Smart Labs the company will use to identify, test, and scale new technologies intended to transform the construction experience and revolutionize the industry. Smart Labs will soon be located in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Tampa, and Boston, in addition to the Smart Lab […]

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A New Perspective: How Off-Site Modular Construction Weds Design Elegance with Cost-Saving Modern Construction Techniques

A New Perspective: How Off-Site Modular Construction Weds Design Elegance with Cost-Saving Modern Construction Techniques

| September 25, 2017

by Mark Durkin The New Wow Factor Associated with Standardized and Boxy but Functional Structures like Classroom Overflow Units Get ready to be wowed. New technologies in design software, manufacturing techniques, and materials have converged to create new design opportunities. Here are just a few of the possibilities: Customized and nonstandard architectural shapes (interior and […]

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Froling Installs Boiler System for Dept. of Corrections Facility

Froling Installs Boiler System for Dept. of Corrections Facility

| September 22, 2017

Boscawen, NH – Froling Energy of Peterborough recently completed the installation of a biomass boiler system at the Merrimack County Department of Corrections facility in Boscawen, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc. Two jail facilities sit close to each other on the Merrimack County Complex site. One jail has been continuously active, while the other […]

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BIM Simplifies Daylighting in Building Design

BIM Simplifies Daylighting in Building Design

| September 15, 2017

by Clarke Morrison Incorporating daylight in a building is a key strategy for passive design that impacts visual and thermal comfort. Architects and engineers use Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to produce design and documentation drawings. New daylighting analysis tools allow designers to leverage this technology to optimize natural lighting and create healthier and more […]

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One-of-a-Kind Tool Could Pull Construction Industry Out of the Shadows

One-of-a-Kind Tool Could Pull Construction Industry Out of the Shadows

| July 25, 2017

Boston – Touchplan, a construction software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool for implementing Lean construction principles, announced the reveal of its latest, highly anticipated functionality: the ability to instantly convert time-consuming and idle master schedules into valuable and measurable work processes. Initially created for financial purposes and crafted by schedulers rather than those doing the physical labor, master schedules continuously […]

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Autodesk Invests in Smartvid.io

| July 17, 2017

Boston – Autodesk, Inc. has announced an investment in Boston-based startup Smartvid.io. This is construction-focused technology rooted in machine learning and helps reduce risk in a high-risk, low-margin industry. Autodesk also introduced a number of customer-driven new features and services for Autodesk Revit users designed to improve the work of professionals across the architecture, engineering, and […]

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GRAPHISOFT North America, with Black Spectacles, Announce Learning Partnership

| July 12, 2017

Boston –  GRAPHISOFT North America has partnered with online learning resource, Black Spectacles, to create ARCHICAD for Beginners. The four-and-a-half-hour course teaches the basics of ARCHICAD. Beginning with simple navigation instruction, the course works through the software in a methodical manner that is easy to follow. In the first module, users learn how to draw walls, […]

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