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How do you teach transformation?
In an increasingly complex and constantly changing world, one key objective is to provide ongoing training for employees, with a special focus on management staff. To achieve this, we need to explore new methods and unusual or rarely used training strategies. This is what thecamp, an innovation and acculturation structure opened in Aix en Provence, […]
What if you could print your house before building it?
After winning its spurs with small items in unexpected areas such as food, 3D printing is now moving into house construction. In early 2017, VINCI Construction forged a partnership with and acquired a stake in XtreeE, a French start-up and a world leader in 3D concrete printing. In China, a 10-metre long, 40-metre wide “printer” […]
Clear skies ahead for wind energy in France
Following the record pace of installations in 2016, support for the construction of wind farms in France is expected to continue unabated. The wind energy business activity, which connected 1,560 Megawatts of capacity in France in 2016, an increase of over 45% from the previous year, could understandably have savoured its success and looked confidently to […]
Simplify robot learning to boost the industry of the future
What if a non-programmer could teach a robot to carry out a task? What if a robot could transfer that skill to another robot? MIT has developed a new protocol that paves the way for a new chapter in robotics. We humans can use our experience and intuition to figure out how to perform a […]
Transport: Morocco’s high-speed modernisation
To keep pace with rapid urbanisation, Morocco is actively expanding its public transport system, including the flagship Tangier-Casablanca high-speed rail line. Morocco, standing astride Europe and Africa, has been stepping up expansion of its infrastructure for the past several years. The economic and demographic goals are important. The proportion of the population living in cities […]
Does the future of the city lie underground?
By 2030, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. The city will therefore have to be re-thought in three dimensions, including underground. How can we use the potential of the subsoil? “Second boring machine almost ready. Will be called Line-Storm…”. On 18 October 2017, billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the […]
Geolocation supporting better building management
How can geopositioning, geoguidance, geofencing and similar applications be used to provide customised services for building users and visitors? Easy: by tracking the way the space is used. The smart building is unthinkable without geolocation. But what exactly is being located within the smart building, and for what purpose? To answer that question, we must […]
Post-match: getting safely from the stadium to the underground
Tested successfully during the Euro 2008 championship in Vienna, the system regulating the flow of passengers towards underground trains on match nights combines sensors and data-driven sliding doors. The massive outflow of tens of thousands of spectators from a football stadium after the final whistle is a difficult case study for the authorities and particularly […]
CES 2018: connected technologies are reaching maturity
Lydia Babaci-Victor, Director of Development and Innovation at VINCI Energies, attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held from 9 to 12 January. She analyses the 2018 event in seven keywords. Ecossystem. “First observation: the connected technologies market has passed a milestone, reaching a degree of maturity with the advent of new business […]