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Comprehensive insight on the companies, industries and products that drive the construction industry.
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From pollution absorption to self-healing abilities, a number of innovative building materials that function as self-regulating, living systems are being developed today. Comprised in part from bacteria and other natural biological processes, the materials have the ability to cool, heat, and even repair themselves. View more at https://bit.ly/2k7rt3m
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Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have the potential to play a significant role in the building industry in the coming years. While their use has been slow to be implemented, in part due to cost, the technology provides advantages that could greatly impact the fields of design and construction.
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Illustrator Federico Babina has published a new 16-image guide to architectural styles, breaking down the major design movements of the past few decades. From Art Deco to Deconstructivism, these clever illustrations capture the elements of each movement through simple geometry, use of color, materials, and typography.
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A new international study on the design of cities and how they correlate with physical activity and health found that there are four factors that contribute to improved physical activity among adults.

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Placemaking and the Future of Cities

Improving streets as public spaces, creating squares and parks as multi-use destinations and building local economies through markets top the list of 10 recommendations in a new study titled "Placemaking and the Future of Cities" by Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
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The US Department of Energy recently announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.

As part of the Department's SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, support a growing U.S. solar workforce and increase U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy market.

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