3D printing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a digital model, and it’s now being used in a multitude of applications -- from aircraft components to running shoes, cars to orthopaedic implants and prosthetic limbs. And one of the latest to come to market is houses. You can now live in a home printed out by a computer. There are some big advantages … [Read more...] about 3D printed houses.
Mass timber is a catch-all name for a range of engineered wood products. Smaller, non-structural pieces of wood are glued together and engineered in such a way that together they become much larger and structural elements. Mass timber has many attributes. Speed of construction is a major benefit. Panels are pre-manufactured and pre-cut before delivery. These panels can be … [Read more...] about Greater mass.
Mark DeSantis is a Pittsburgh-based serial technology entrepreneur, policy wonk and educator. He is also CEO of Bloomfield Robotics, a new Ag company out of the CMU Robotics Institute that uses AI and computer vision to measure the health of agricultural crops on plant-by-plant basis, or in their parlance ... “crop estimation technology.” Mark knows venture capital and … [Read more...] about Rent an (AgTech) Robot.
41 amazing people. 41 inspiring conversations. Cynthia Muller. Richard Rothstein. Andre Perry. Charmaine Curtis. Lyneir Richardson. Darryl Scipio. Libby Seifel. Beth Silverman. Patrick Quinton. Daniel Parolek. Charles Durrett. Heather Hood. Diana Lind. Scott Flynn. Atticus LeBlanc. Sam Ruben. Andrew Luong. Stephanie Gripne. Shannon Mudd. Ken Weinstein. Garry Gilliam. Andy … [Read more...] about One year. 41 more conversations.
Charles Durrett is an architect often credited with introducing the concept of cohousing to the United States through his co-authored book, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Over a number of years, he has built a career around this idea - one he was introduced to as a student in Copenhagen. These Danish housing projects captured his imagination enough … [Read more...] about It takes a village.