Archinect - Features 2016-10-21T18:07:18-04:00 This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site Nicholas Korody 2016-01-26T12:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:08:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Decades of sci-fi movies have made it hard to imagine a future without <a href="" target="_blank">augmented reality</a>. Yet besides the largely fizzled-out promise of <a href="" target="_blank">Google Glass</a>, little headway seems to have been made integrating digitally-enhanced vision into everyday life. That might be about to change, at least according to the folks over at Daqri, a Los Angeles-based &ldquo;human-machine interface company.&rdquo; Their recently-announced &ldquo;Smart Helmet&rdquo; is billed as the the &ldquo;biggest makeover&rdquo; the construction helmet has had in its history.</p> Sustainability of Workers' Rights Ann Lui 2011-05-23T14:33:01-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The USGBC&rsquo;s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system promotes sustainable construction; however, despite the system&rsquo;s focus on occupant health and comfort, LEED turns a blind eye to worker safety. The building practice, by the nature of its scale, will always rely on mass labor for construction. Yet from early monuments like the Egyptian pyramids or the Great Wall of China to recent slavery charges in the UAE documented by the Human Rights Watch, architecture has always had a complicated relationship with labor rights.</p>