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The $10m engineering problem THE $10M ENGINEERING PROBLEM

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Oct 17, 2019

When evaluating the value of any business, one of the most important factors is the cost of goods sold or COGS. For every dollar that a business makes, how many dollars does it cost to deliver? For a traditional business, there are many ways to minimize COGS. You could optimize your supply chain, fi...

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Are Construction-themed Escape Rooms the Next Opportunity for Recruiting? ARE CONSTRUCTION-THEMED ESCAPE ROOMS THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR RECRUITING?

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Oct 17, 2019

How can we get today's students interested in being the construction workforce of the future? That's the million dollar question, and there's been lots of companies and associations trying to answer that question. One company, on the electrical trade side, may have come up with a new opt...

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Allied Machine & Engineering ALLIED MACHINE & ENGINEERING

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Oct 16, 2019

AMT member Allied Machine and Engineering in Dover, Ohio, cultivates a local skilled workforce by enhancing their education and training initiatives. From Project Lead the Way to interns, Allied is supporting STEM in the local community.

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DB Systemtechnik is more than engineering – more than know-how DB SYSTEMTECHNIK IS MORE THAN ENGINEERING – MORE THAN KNOW-HOW

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Oct 16, 2019

A fully integrated railway system can only exist if experts from all areas work together. What is behind the thousands of projects supported by our engineering and testing provider, domestically and abroad? Our global experience, our international knowledge, our modern technology and, last but not l...

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Is Your Company Leading the Pack? IS YOUR COMPANY LEADING THE PACK?

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Oct 16, 2019

Where does your company stand when it comes to technology use? If your answer to that question is We’ve used a drone to take aerial photos, then there could be a problem. If your response is more a long the lines of We’ve used a drone to conduct 3D mapping, geotagging, thermal imaging, a...

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Using real-world problems to improve STEM engagement USING REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS TO IMPROVE STEM ENGAGEMENT

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Oct 16, 2019

Science, technology, engineering and maths have been hailed as subjects needed for the future. In a societal landscape that’s increasingly driven by technological advances such as self-checkouts at the supermarket, online appointments and electric cars, this should come as no surprise. However...

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Quality Engineering Has DevOps and Agile in the Driving Seat QUALITY ENGINEERING HAS DEVOPS AND AGILE IN THE DRIVING SEAT

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Oct 15, 2019

As opposed to the traditional software development lifecycle aka waterfall, today’s Agile and DevOps-based software development process is more outcome-oriented. The unrelenting pace of the changing market landscape has made the hybrid, Agile plus DevOps way of software development absolutely ...

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Data: The Lifeblood of Construction DATA: THE LIFEBLOOD OF CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 15, 2019

The first surveyed 161 executive in nine industry sectors that still use a mix of spreadsheets and paper to coordinate contractor prequalification and other vital records. The report, by Verdantix and commissioned by Avetta, found that nearly half of respondents use spreadsheets for contractor repor...

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Reflections on 50 Years of Engineering Innovation at JLG REFLECTIONS ON 50 YEARS OF ENGINEERING INNOVATION AT JLG

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Oct 14, 2019

In this video, current and former engineers reflect on how JLG has set the pace for the access industry for the past 50 years. From the first generation who was inspired by John L. Grove’s pioneering spirit to current employees who are redefining what’s possible, JLG engineers continue t...

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Precise reverse engineering thanks to accurate scan data PRECISE REVERSE ENGINEERING THANKS TO ACCURATE SCAN DATA

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Oct 14, 2019

Easily capture unknown components and historical models in 3D and reverse engineer a CAD model within a few minutes. ZEISS has been operating in the field of reverse engineering and tool correction for over 20 years.

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4 Major Types of Procurement in the Construction Industry 4 MAJOR TYPES OF PROCUREMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Oct 14, 2019

The choice of the procurement process is vitally important to the success of any construction project. Also, the type of procurement that companies in the construction industry choose is a major deciding factor of their overall profitability and is vitally important to the success of any constructio...

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How to Support Mental Health in the Construction Workforce HOW TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH IN THE CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE

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Oct 14, 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were roughly 7.2 million construction jobs in July of 2018. The industry as a whole is expected to grow steadily through 2026, employing millions of men and women across the country. The workers in this industry are also at risk of experiencing ment...

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5 AEC Industry Trends Design Project Leaders Need to Watch 5 AEC INDUSTRY TRENDS DESIGN PROJECT LEADERS NEED TO WATCH

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Oct 11, 2019

It’s no secret that architecture, engineering and construction firms continue to resist digitization by clinging to manual processes, rendering them only about half as productive as the total economy. To be innovators and deliver the best results, the AEC industry must embrace change and digit...

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Structural Engineering Software Programs Used In The Industry STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE PROGRAMS USED IN THE INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

Discover the top structural engineering software programs used in the structural engineering building industry. Mat Picardal is a structural project manager at DCI Engineers. His project portfolio includes the design of podium, commercial, office, retail, mixed-use, hospitality, residential, religio...

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SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools SMPS REPORT TRACKS HOW AEC FIRMS ARE UTILIZING MARKETING TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

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Oct 11, 2019

The intersection of strategy, marketing, and technology, commonly known as MarTech, is penetrating the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. As of April 2019, there were more than 7,000 MarTech tools on the market 7,040 to be exact, up from just 1,000 five years ago, according to ...

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Three Hazards to Avoid on the Construction Site THREE HAZARDS TO AVOID ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE

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Oct 10, 2019

Anyone who has walked downtown in a large city and looked up has seen them - large cranes. Tower cranes are fixed to the ground on a concrete slab and sometimes attached to the sides of structures as well. Tower cranes often give the best combination of height and lifting capacity and are used in th...

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Civil Engineering at UKZN CIVIL ENGINEERING AT UKZN

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Oct 10, 2019

Civil Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing and managing the physical infrastructure for the smooth functioning of contemporary society. The ideal attributes of a Civil Engineer are a holistic, all embracing outlook, a creative and logical mind, and good communication skill...

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Through 3 Quarters of 2019, Total Nonresidential Construction Starts +3.0% THROUGH 3 QUARTERS OF 2019, TOTAL NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION STARTS +3.0%

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Oct 10, 2019

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $34.7 billion,-32.9% compared with August’s figure of $51.6 billion originally reported as $50.2 billion. The decline of nearly one-third or -$16.9 billion was due to a...

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How to Become Azure Security Engineer? HOW TO BECOME AZURE SECURITY ENGINEER?

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Oct 10, 2019

Cloud security is one of the foremost demands of almost every business nowadays. Microsoft Azure is a noticeable mention among the various popular cloud service vendors operating now. Recently, the demand for Azure security engineer job roles has been increasing gradually. The initiative of Microsof...

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10 of the Top Construction Projects in the World 10 OF THE TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE WORLD

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Oct 10, 2019

Human societies have always looked to build the biggest and best monuments to their ingenuity, resources and craftsmanship. From the Empire State Building, to the Eiffel Tower, and the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Great Wall of China, we’ve always looked to build the biggest and best.

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Solving the Construction Labor Shortage SOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION LABOR SHORTAGE

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Oct 10, 2019

Despite almost a decade of booming growth, the construction industry faces a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. This issue of not enough people to do the work has created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet deadlines, and contain costs. However, as daunting as the challenge to ...

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Best Construction Project Management Software of 2019 BEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE OF 2019

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Oct 09, 2019

All projects can be improved with the right tool. Smaller construction projects need construction project management software, and bigger ones definitely require the kind of control that only a PM tool can provide. Construction projects can be big, complex and often unruly, with regulatory issues, s...

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Improving Sustainability of the buildings through MEP Design in construction projects IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY OF THE BUILDINGS THROUGH MEP DESIGN IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Oct 08, 2019

Sustainable building or green building is a concept wherein building design is made in such a way that improves productivity and reduces resource usage, waste management and impact on the environment. By using sustainable materials in the building before installation and fabrication process can redu...

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Why Engineering Matters to Caterpillar WHY ENGINEERING MATTERS TO CATERPILLAR

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Oct 08, 2019

Engineering has always been a Caterpillar core competency. Now you can see what it’s like to be an engineer as part of the Cat Electric Power division.

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Why Not All Collaborative Construction Is Created Equal WHY NOT ALL COLLABORATIVE CONSTRUCTION IS CREATED EQUAL

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Oct 08, 2019

There exists no shortage of metaphors espousing the importance of collaboration, or lack thereof. This idea is just as applicable to commerce and construction as it is to politics or family relationships. As the famous Abraham Lincoln once said, A house divided itself cannot stand. Or, as Booker T. ...

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A short film introducing the Construction Innovation Hub A SHORT FILM INTRODUCING THE CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION HUB

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Oct 07, 2019

A short film introducing the Construction Innovation Hub, the largest ever government-backed R&D programme to transform the construction sector.

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Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards for Construction 2019 TOP 10 MOST CITED OSHA STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION 2019

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Oct 07, 2019

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2019 October 2018 through September 2019 which saw a newcomer make the list and another drop out of the top 10 last year.

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Does Managing MEP Subcontractors Have to Be Like Herding Cats? DOES MANAGING MEP SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE TO BE LIKE HERDING CATS?

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Oct 07, 2019

The industry is becoming increasingly dependent on subcontractors due to their versatility and affordability. Subcontractors offer specialized skills that help fill in on-site procedural gaps, and from an owner’s standpoint, it makes more economical sense to bring in temporary specialists than...

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Supporting Powerful STEM Learning with Technology SUPPORTING POWERFUL STEM LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 04, 2019

At Walter Bracken STEAM Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV, students learn about dynamic representations by looking at weather pattern changes. Technology can be a powerful tool to transform STEM learning. To help school and district staff implement new, research-based approaches for using technolog...

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Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb: STEM in all Areas TRANSFORMING STEM EDUCATION FROM A NOUN TO A VERB: STEM IN ALL AREAS

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Oct 04, 2019

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involves the why, and the second post provides 15 ideas for the :how. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science...

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How Canada’s builders are reimagining preconstruction HOW CANADA’S BUILDERS ARE REIMAGINING PRECONSTRUCTION

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Oct 03, 2019

CANA Construction, a Calgary-based general contractor that’s been building in Alberta since 1942, knows a thing or two about juggling several challenging projects at once. With a diverse project portfolio - from residential to infrastructure to civil works - the estimating team at CANA has opt...

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Naturopathic Medicine: Engineering of Healthcare NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: ENGINEERING OF HEALTHCARE

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Oct 03, 2019

Discover a new career and a healthier life. Learn more about becoming a naturopathic doctor at AANMC.org.

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The rise of AI in construction THE RISE OF AI IN CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 03, 2019

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Dan Patterson, Chief Design Officer with InEight, explains why the constructio...

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Three Ways to Build the Next Generation of Women in STEM THREE WAYS TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN IN STEM

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Oct 03, 2019

Growing up, I had an insatiable curiosity about the world. I wanted to know how things worked. More than that, I wanted to figure it out for myself. As a child, I was constantly picking up tools and taking things apart, often breaking them to figure out how and why things worked.

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Explore What EXPLORE WHAT'S POSSIBLE IN UK'S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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Oct 01, 2019

In this Campus Walk, we go inside UK's College of Engineering with Dean Rudy Buchheit. Special thanks to UK College of Engineering for footage used in this video.

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Construction Cost Estimating 101: Learning the basics CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATING 101: LEARNING THE BASICS

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Oct 01, 2019

In the construction industry, one of the main challenges is managing building projects that have unique features and requirements. However, all projects have elements things in common: a scope of work, a time schedule, and a budget. Construction cost estimation is a fundamental skill for engineering...

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What Machines Are Used in Construction? WHAT MACHINES ARE USED IN CONSTRUCTION?

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Sep 30, 2019

If you stumble upon a construction site, one of the first things you’ll notice is all the heavy equipment. While these machines are crucial for excavation and other work, they can also be dangerous. To be best prepared for a construction job, or even a visit to the jobsite, you should know abo...

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10 Must-Read Construction Articles from September 2019 10 MUST-READ CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES FROM SEPTEMBER 2019

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Sep 30, 2019

It’s been a newsworthy month for construction articles in September. Have you kept up with the latest construction articles and news from the month? If not, not fret. We’ve curated 10 of our favorite blogs and articles from September that covered insights and thought-provoking conversati...

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Preconstruction sessions you won’t want to miss at Connect & Construct Summit PRECONSTRUCTION SESSIONS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS AT CONNECT & CONSTRUCT SUMMIT

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Sep 30, 2019

Connect & Construct Summit is just around the corner November 18th, to be exact, and we couldn’t be more excited! Hosted the day before Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Connect & Construct is a one-day event that brings builders together for over 80 informative sessions and hands-on w...

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Leveraging Technology for Lean Construction LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR LEAN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 30, 2019

Lean business techniques can be applied to any industry and the construction industry has the opportunity to reap many rewards from embracing it. Yet, the work required to implement core lean business practices, such as the 5S system or Value Stream Mapping, has long deterred the construction indust...

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4d Construction Phasing: Civil Engineering 4D CONSTRUCTION PHASING: CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Sep 29, 2019

4d construction sequence showing the piling installation of a new dock harbor development. Complex site logistics and installation phasing are some of many potential applications for visualization. Graphic representations, created to understand time-based processes, helps foresee conflicts and study...

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The Value of the Cohort - UVA Accelerated Master THE VALUE OF THE COHORT - UVA ACCELERATED MASTER'S PROGRAM IN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

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Sep 27, 2019

In UVA's 1-year program for working professionals, a diverse group of students from many industries and backgrounds go through the program together. AMP students often work in small groups, gaining useful perspectives from their classmates and forming invaluable professional networks and persona...

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The Difference Between Architects and Engineers THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

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Sep 27, 2019

What are the key differences between architects and engineers? Trying to decide on the right profession can be tough. Although architects and engineers perform many parallel functions, there are many differences between the two disciplines. Some may debate the merits of each field of study, but in t...

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Creepy Robot Dog That Wants to Inspect Your Construction Site is For Sale Now CREEPY ROBOT DOG THAT WANTS TO INSPECT YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITE IS FOR SALE NOW

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Sep 26, 2019

A few months ago, we wrote about a pretty weird and creepy robot dog that was designed to navigate tough and constantly changing terrain, such as on a construction site.  Boston Dynamics, the maker of robot, has now officially announced it is available for sale. SPOT, as the robot dog is called...

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BIM software guide: 3D is nice but data is what you need BIM SOFTWARE GUIDE: 3D IS NICE BUT DATA IS WHAT YOU NEED

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Sep 26, 2019

That’s a question that lately is attracting more and more attention to the construction industry. Interestingly enough, there are many different answers to it, as well. The truth is that Building Information Modeling is much more than a software solution, as it touches upon the way you organis...

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Women Making Waves In Technology and Engineering WOMEN MAKING WAVES IN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

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Sep 26, 2019

During the mid-20th century women were the software pioneers, but then things went into reverse for a while. Women are now making their way into all of the STEM fields again and we are fortunate to have a plethora of forward-thinking technologists to inspire us. At 24 Seven we love to see women domi...

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What is Revit - BIM Software from Autodesk WHAT IS REVIT - BIM SOFTWARE FROM AUTODESK

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Sep 25, 2019

Autodesk Revit multidisciplinary BIM software for higher quality, coordinated designs. One day you wake up and realize your ambition has become to design a better world. And from that point forward, you see your life’s work—in a whole new way. You create. You conceptualize. You fashion. ...

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What are the Top Safety Hazards in Construction? WHAT ARE THE TOP SAFETY HAZARDS IN CONSTRUCTION?

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Sep 25, 2019

Construction is a dangerous industry. The best way to arm yourself against the dangers you face in your daily job is to learn about the most common safety hazards in construction. Below we will go over the top causes of death in construction, the most common hazards in the construction industry, and...

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Explore programs at UBC Okanagan EXPLORE PROGRAMS AT UBC OKANAGAN'S SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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Sep 25, 2019

UBC’s School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia offers a unique and innovative curriculum to prepare students for graduate studies and engineering practice.  The School’s world-class faculty and researchers are committed to an instructional a...

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Construction project time management: 3 tips for faster implementation CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT: 3 TIPS FOR FASTER IMPLEMENTATION

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Sep 25, 2019

Construction project time management is a significant challenge for many general contractors and home improvement professionals. Many clients demand high-quality work but may want a speedy completion of the project. Is this possible? Fortunately, it is. While some projects will require more time to ...

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What is modular construction, and how is it transforming the industry? WHAT IS MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, AND HOW IS IT TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY?

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Sep 25, 2019

Modular isn’t a construction product; it is a construction process. This is according to Tom Hardiman, executive director of the Modular Building Institute, whose members include more than 350 companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of modular buildings, including multifamily ...

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How Technology is Disrupting the Construction Industry HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DISRUPTING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Sep 24, 2019

The rate of digital disruption is escalating in almost every industry. However, despite being one of the fastest-growing industries globally-construction has been one of the last to get hit. Today’s infographic from Raconteur ranks the adoption of emerging technologies that will have a major i...

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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Of Construction ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 23, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is the field of Computer science that works on creating intelligent machines that can work and react like human beings. Artificial intelligence in Construction will play a significant role in improving productivity, quality, and safety.

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$300,000 NIH award to boost STEM proficiency through augmented reality gameplay $300,000 NIH AWARD TO BOOST STEM PROFICIENCY THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY GAMEPLAY

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Sep 23, 2019

Explore Interactive, a Purdue University-affiliated startup, has received a $300,000 Phase I SBIR award from the National Institutes of Health for its augmented reality platform to help students learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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You have heard of STEM but what is STEAM? YOU HAVE HEARD OF STEM BUT WHAT IS STEAM?

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Sep 23, 2019

Let’s start with the basics for those of us who aren’t familiar with STEM either: STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, and is frequently used when referencing these academic disciplines. STEAM, however, adds an A for Arts. STEAM was championed by John Ma...

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Embracing Technology – Help Solve Construction’s Labor Shortage EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY – HELP SOLVE CONSTRUCTION’S LABOR SHORTAGE

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Sep 23, 2019

The Labor Shortage – It’s Been Around a Long Time. To many in the industry, construction’s labor shortage could be likened to a persistent head cold...it just seems to drag on and on and on. The problem can be traced back a decade to the subprime mortgage meltdown and the resulting...

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SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: The engineering challenges of Evs SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: THE ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OF EVS

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Sep 20, 2019

Within the next 10 years the bulk of the automotive sector’s production and sales will swing from petrol and diesel vehicles to a majority of battery electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Managing this momentous shift will require the industry to overcome some substantial challenges....

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Your roadmap to careers in engineering, computer science YOUR ROADMAP TO CAREERS IN ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Sep 20, 2019

Avenue E is a partnership between San Joaquin Delta College and U.C. Davis to help students enter the career fields of engineering and computer science. Students begin at Delta and transfer to Davis. Demand for professionals in these industries is high! Watch the video for more details.

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3D Printing: A Step For STEM In Girls Education 3D PRINTING: A STEP FOR STEM IN GIRLS EDUCATION

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Sep 20, 2019

It’s a fact that girls and women are still underrepresented in STEM programs and the careers that come from them; the numbers are skewed toward the historical significant majority of boys and men in these areas. We don’t always want to acknowledge that fact, but it’s there. And tha...

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Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 19, 2019

Networking is an important tool no matter what field you’re in, but can be even more important for women in the construction industry, where women make up only 9% of the workforce in the United States. Exchanging ideas, getting advice and support, and identifying career opportunities are just ...

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Hands-on Engineering at the Oklahoma State University Endeavor Facility HANDS-ON ENGINEERING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY ENDEAVOR FACILITY

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Sep 19, 2019

The Endeavor Facility at OSU is designed to give Engineering and other technical students hands-on experience with real tools to better prepare them to be engineers, scientists, and technicians in the real world.

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Can E-Learning Improve Safety Training Compliance? CAN E-LEARNING IMPROVE SAFETY TRAINING COMPLIANCE?

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Sep 19, 2019

Here at ForConstructionPros.com we have highlighted and argued for the necessity of training your workers. There's countless examples of why investing in training - whether it be training in safety, equipment, technology or something else - is the best and cost conscious solution for your busine...

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Building Relationships: One Construction Project at a Time BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: ONE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT A TIME

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Sep 19, 2019

Strong relationships between general contractors and subcontractors are an important component of a successful project. These relationships don’t mature overnight, and it takes time effort from both parties to build a level of trust that evolves into a strong working partnership. Putting in th...

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FARO and 3D Scanning for Engineering FARO AND 3D SCANNING FOR ENGINEERING

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Sep 18, 2019

What is 3D scanning and how does it help engineering? This technology can accelerate and improve design. In this video, Chad Jackson discusses the capabilities, differentiators and applications of FARO's offerings.

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How Construction Forecasting Software Can Benefit Your Company and Power Your Growth HOW CONSTRUCTION FORECASTING SOFTWARE CAN BENEFIT YOUR COMPANY AND POWER YOUR GROWTH

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Sep 18, 2019

Investment in technology within the construction industry is speeding up. In fact, it has doubled in the past 10 years according to McKinsey and Company. Companies investing in digital transformation and intelligent tools are reaping the rewards of improved profits and efficiencies in project delive...

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Modern Marketing for Construction Brands MODERN MARKETING FOR CONSTRUCTION BRANDS

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Sep 17, 2019

In the broadest sense, construction marketing encompasses the variety of activities, programs and projects that support revenue generation. Similar to marketing in other categories, construction marketing is about developing and/or promoting products or services that serve customer needs.

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Fostering Student Success and Diversity in STEM FOSTERING STUDENT SUCCESS AND DIVERSITY IN STEM

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Sep 17, 2019

When it comes to persistence and patience, Biology professor and Principal Investigator Gloria Regisford, Ph.D., can proudly boast that she and her four Co-PIs found the right formula to secure $1 million in scholarships through a grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. Over its five-year ...

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What is Structural Engineering? WHAT IS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING?

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Sep 17, 2019

The sheer scope of structural engineering work isn’t easily summed up in one sentence. The profession is marked by all kinds of specialists, from seismic experts to those who specialise in disaster relief, and on all kinds of scale – from home improvements to skyscraper construction.

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Moneyball Lessons All Construction Professionals Need to Hear MONEYBALL LESSONS ALL CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS NEED TO HEAR

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Sep 17, 2019

Data overload is a common challenge in today’s construction industry. Projects are producing and capturing more data than ever, but according to FMI, 96% of all engineering and construction industry data goes unused. Considering that infrastructure and megaprojects produce an average of 55 mil...

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8 Inspiring BIM Projects You Need to See 8 INSPIRING BIM PROJECTS YOU NEED TO SEE

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Sep 16, 2019

This is easy to see, considering that the architecture and construction world is increasingly moving toward intelligent, three-dimensional modeling for the design, build and operations phase of new projects. Using BIM has been shown to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase the accuracy of ea...

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Studying Materials Science and Engineering STUDYING MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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Sep 16, 2019

Find out more about the undergraduate courses offered within Imperial’s Department of Materials, which explore the development and application of materials across the full range of engineering disciplines, from aerospace and nuclear engineering to solar cells and medical devices.

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What Engineers Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence WHAT ENGINEERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Sep 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence systems by their nature are software-intensive. To create viable and trusted AI systems, engineers need technologies and standards, similar to those in software engineering. At the Software Engineering Institute - a federally funded research and development center tasked with...

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Recommendations for change from the UAE Construction Industry Think Tank RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE FROM THE UAE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THINK TANK

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Sep 15, 2019

The capabilities of the UAE construction industry are known around the world. From the Burj Khalifa and Dubai International airport to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s architects, engineers, contractors and manufacturers have built a reputation for being able to deliver worldclass projects. But...

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5 Things To Ask When Hiring A Commercial Construction Company 5 THINGS TO ASK WHEN HIRING A COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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Sep 15, 2019

It’s not always easy to navigate the process of partnering with a new commercial construction company. While there are many reputable contractors in Jacksonville, there are still a few important questions to ask to find the right partnership. Whether it’s core values or budgetary issues,...

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BIM Workflow for Civil Projects BIM WORKFLOW FOR CIVIL PROJECTS

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Sep 13, 2019

The use of BIM , or Building Information Modeling, has grown tremendously since it developed from a more traditional design program in the early 2000s into the robust, multi-dimensional tool of today. Now viewed as nearly ubiquitous in vertical development, BIM is poised for widespread use in the in...

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Social mobility in STEM SOCIAL MOBILITY IN STEM

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Sep 13, 2019

The UK faces a troubling dilemma. According to STEM Learning, there is a current shortfall of 173,000 skilled workers within STEM industries, with 89% of STEM businesses admitting they are struggling to recruit. This current issue is costing businesses £1.5 billion a year due to recruitment, t...

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Futuristic Product Engineering Services FUTURISTIC PRODUCT ENGINEERING SERVICES

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Sep 12, 2019

In order to accelerate business transformation, businesses need to constantly upgrade and migrate their legacy products with innovative solutions and features. Gateway Digital offers digital transformation solutions to develop and deploy modern product concepts and product engineering solutions.

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The Future Engineering Workforce THE FUTURE ENGINEERING WORKFORCE

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Sep 12, 2019

What does the future engineering workforce look like? The current outlook predicts that about 140,000 jobs will be added by 2026 to the engineering profession.

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Streamlining the engineering of large engines with Simcenter STREAMLINING THE ENGINEERING OF LARGE ENGINES WITH SIMCENTER

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Sep 12, 2019

As they need to streamline their production processes in several areas, engineering decided to deploy simulation tools for many application areas. By adopting Simcenter solutions – Simcenter Amesim and Simcenter STAR-CCM+, the benefits to the company were immediate: reduction of number of phys...

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Biology Meets Engineering BIOLOGY MEETS ENGINEERING

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Sep 12, 2019

Local high school students come to campus to participate in a camp, build robots based on animal senses, and learn about the ways biology and engineering overlap.

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Five Tech Startups Powering the Construction Site with AI FIVE TECH STARTUPS POWERING THE CONSTRUCTION SITE WITH AI

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Sep 12, 2019

In the coming years, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will automate many construction tasks in unprecedented ways. We featured 10 startups in our earlier post. Here are five more startups that are in in the vanguard of turning AI into a value-adding technology for construction sites.

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From project planning to post-construction: Navigating the commissioning process FROM PROJECT PLANNING TO POST-CONSTRUCTION: NAVIGATING THE COMMISSIONING PROCESS

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Sep 12, 2019

We also established that while commissioning presents an up-front cost to owners, it can be outweighed by long-term savings through improved energy efficiency, reduced repairs, increased safety and higher occupant satisfaction. Now that we’ve covered why building commissioning matters and how ...

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Digital Transformation in Field Service & Construction DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN FIELD SERVICE & CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 12, 2019

The construction and field service industries are comprised of a variety of roles and responsibilities that rely on consistently capturing highly accurate and timely data. Many teams, however, still rely on paper forms and manual filing and processing as their primary means of collecting, delivering...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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The Cloud Computing Guide for Construction THE CLOUD COMPUTING GUIDE FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 11, 2019

Most people are already using the cloud in their daily lives, whether they realize it or not, according to Hallie Wheeler, Business Development Director at Webformed. Wheeler explains that cloud software and storage are something you can access from anything that has an Internet connection. Think of...

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Cyber Security Engineer CYBER SECURITY ENGINEER

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Sep 10, 2019

Cyber security engineer is one of the fastest growing jobs in the IT field with over 35,000 plus openings according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In fact, the jobs are so in high demand that some workers command a salary of over $107,000 on average. It has never been a better time to...

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Introducing The Girls in STEM Toolkit INTRODUCING THE GIRLS IN STEM TOOLKIT

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Sep 10, 2019

Careers with STEM is the inspiration hub for students and teachers about all things STEM careers. We create magazines filled with career role-models working in your dream job! There’s magazines for exemplary careers in Science, Health, Engineering, Maths, Economics, and Code.

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What are the uses of ready mix concrete? WHAT ARE THE USES OF READY MIX CONCRETE?

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Sep 10, 2019

Ready-mix concrete consists of sand, water, cement, and aggregates mixed in accurate proportions. Building projects require asphalt and concrete; two of the most common materials. But, there is a third material that can substitute these two; and, that’s RMC or Ready Mix Concrete. It is helpful...

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8 Ways to Start Building Ultimate STEM Learning Environments 8 WAYS TO START BUILDING ULTIMATE STEM LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

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Sep 10, 2019

Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing shortage of professionals in a particular set of fields - mathematics, technology, science, and engineering. Did you know that within the next decade, a mind-boggling 40% of engineers are going to be ready for retirement? With so many professionals...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Heavy construction logistics in civil engineering HEAVY CONSTRUCTION LOGISTICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Sep 06, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to handle the movement of abnormal load? ViaCon fights off such challenges on a daily basis. Have a look at CON/SPAN precast elements leaving our factory in Rydzyna.

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The Future of Construction THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 05, 2019

The presence of drones in construction means significant changes within the industry. Drones have already begun changing the way the construction industry operates, and those changes will have continued and lasting effects. Let's take a look at some of the major ways that the industry could be p...

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The Value of Value Engineering THE VALUE OF VALUE ENGINEERING

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Sep 05, 2019

Value Engineering was first conceived by a General Electric staff engineer during World War ll in an attempt to cope with skilled labor shortages and a lack of raw materials and component parts. Engineer Lawrence Miles noticed that some of the substitutes not only reduced costs but also resulted in ...

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The Benefits of Using Mobile Scaffolding THE BENEFITS OF USING MOBILE SCAFFOLDING

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Sep 05, 2019

If you are looking for the right scaffolding for your construction project, you will need to consider the choice of scaffolding available to you. However, there is one type of scaffolding that is chosen for a number of different projects because of the benefits that come with it. This kind of scaffo...

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4 Ways Construction Can Solve Major Urbanization Problems to Better Our Cities 4 WAYS CONSTRUCTION CAN SOLVE MAJOR URBANIZATION PROBLEMS TO BETTER OUR CITIES

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Sep 05, 2019

In 2009, a significant change happened in our world. According to the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas 3.42 billion people surpassed the number of people living in rural locations 3.41 billion. For the first time, our world became more urban than rural.

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Costing a Construction Estimate: What You Need to Know COSTING A CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Sep 04, 2019

Budgetary estimates are often an overflowing well of frustration for building owners and their representatives. There are just so many ways a budget can go bad. Often, budgeting mistakes can be traced back to construction costs. Sometimes the costs themselves are out-of-date. Other times, user error...

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Engineers set out to reduce flight delays with low-energy defrosting technique ENGINEERS SET OUT TO REDUCE FLIGHT DELAYS WITH LOW-ENERGY DEFROSTING TECHNIQUE

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Sep 04, 2019

During harsh winters, a build-up of ice on aircraft wings can cause havoc in busy airports across the world. Currently, aircraft engineers use defrosting systems that melt all off the ice from the top layer down which can use a great deal of energy and waste a lot of time!

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Calling All Massachusetts Schools: Join the STEM Week Challenge Today! CALLING ALL MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOLS: JOIN THE STEM WEEK CHALLENGE TODAY!

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Sep 03, 2019

Project Lead The Way and Mass STEM Hub have partnered with the Commonwealth to present the STEM Week Challenge, open to all K-12 schools in Massachusetts. The STEM Week Challenge will immerse students in hands-on learning experiences; empower them to imagine and design solutions to real-world challe...

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How to Increase Women HOW TO INCREASE WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN STEM?

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Sep 03, 2019

While women in the United States earn almost 60 percent of bachelor’s degrees, they make up less than 20 percent of students earning degrees in computer science and engineering, according to the National Science Foundation. Could greater exposure to technology courses early on in the college e...

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New construction vs older homes: the potential of vintage buildings NEW CONSTRUCTION VS OLDER HOMES: THE POTENTIAL OF VINTAGE BUILDINGS

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Sep 03, 2019

Do you prefer the turnkey condition of a brand-new development or the idiosyncratic charms of an older property? There are benefits to both in the new construction vs older homes debate, but from a strictly investment-concerned perspective, established real estate has a lot to offer.

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Building certainty in construction BUILDING CERTAINTY IN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 03, 2019

Steve Kelly, underwriting account manager at Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power, discusses how brokers can best help their construction clients prepare for Brexit. The UK construction sector is heavily dependent on the EU for everything from labour supply to funding. With the Brexit deadl...

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An Introduction to Lean Construction AN INTRODUCTION TO LEAN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 03, 2019

Lean Construction is the application of Lean production management and manufacturing practices to construction project delivery. This includes the entire construction industry owners, designers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and end users and not simply the work that occ...

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Control Scheduling with 4D BIM modeling CONTROL SCHEDULING WITH 4D BIM MODELING

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Aug 31, 2019

4D BIM simulations facilitate all project stake holders, including architects, contractors, designers, owners, and other construction professionals, to visualize construction Scheduling throughout the projectlifetime. Building Information Modeling helps construction planners simulate construction ac...

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Municipalities You Need BIM Drone, 3D Printer to Overcome Carbon Foot Print MUNICIPALITIES YOU NEED BIM DRONE, 3D PRINTER TO OVERCOME CARBON FOOT PRINT

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Aug 31, 2019

Do you think Water and Waste Water and technologies like BIM, SCADA, PLC, and Drone can merge for a better future, integrating with the latest technology for the most significant advantages? Municipalities like D.C. Water, one of the nation’s leading water and waste water innovators, adopted i...

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Mitigating Risk: When Engineering Success Is Silent MITIGATING RISK: WHEN ENGINEERING SUCCESS IS SILENT

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Aug 30, 2019

How you might mitigate risk will vary from project to project - that’s part of what makes it difficult. If we knew exactly how to prevent bugs or breaking something, we would all do it. It’s equally important to understand what risks you’re mitigating. You could spend all year and ...

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Era of Connection: Construction ERA OF CONNECTION: CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 30, 2019

We will see the larger impact of each decision we make-in design, in construction, in handover, and in operations and maintenance. In the future, buildings and infrastructure will generate streams of data throughout their lifetimes. The ideas and objects you create today become connected insight.

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Safety by the Numbers SAFETY BY THE NUMBERS

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Aug 29, 2019

The Fatal Four are talked about so often that, if we're being perfectly honest, it can seem a bit overdone. Every news site, every magazine, every toolbox talk mentions these safety issues, leaving us all thinking, Do we really have to listen to this again?

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CTE Construction Technology at LBCC CTE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AT LBCC

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Aug 29, 2019

The construction industry is booming! Enroll in construction technology @LBCityCollege to be a part of the industry in an exciting time. Come take a look at all we offer!

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Make Every Construction Project Succeed with VisualLeader MAKE EVERY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUCCEED WITH VISUALLEADER

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Aug 29, 2019

Ains Group has just released a digital service that radically changes the way construction projects are managed. The concept consists of a new management process, a command center, and a situation awareness portal for project decision-makers and partners. It aims to make every project reach its goal...

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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Bachelor BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMME CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Aug 29, 2019

Chemical engineers work on the production of chemicals at industrial scale. The Bachelor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Groningen will prepare you towards this profession. You will learn to deal with chemical processes on a large scale, to develop new chemical products and to design im...

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Construction cover: are there alternatives to professional indemnity insurance? CONSTRUCTION COVER: ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE?

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Aug 29, 2019

Having insurance is one of life’s necessities, whether it’s for health, travel or home: it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This is no different for the construction industry. Following some high profile claims in recent years we are seeing premiums go up while liability limi...

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Construction Fundamentals: Three Things You Need to Deliberate When Starting a Contracting Company CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS: THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO DELIBERATE WHEN STARTING A CONTRACTING COMPANY

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Aug 28, 2019

Are you open to a paradigm shift? You’ll need to be if you would like to start your own construction company. You’ll need to think and act in new and different ways when starting out. You’ll receive a lot of advice on how to start a profitable construction company, realizing that m...

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Top 50 Data Center Engineering Firms for 2019 TOP 50 DATA CENTER ENGINEERING FIRMS FOR 2019

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Aug 28, 2019

Vanderweil, ESD, kW Mission Critical, Jacobs, and EXP head the rankings of the nation's largest data center sector engineering and engineering architecture firms, as reported in Building Design+Construction's 2019 Giants 300 Report.

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STEM Drone Competition By Drobots Company and BELL STEM DRONE COMPETITION BY DROBOTS COMPANY AND BELL

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Aug 28, 2019

The 2018 Drone Competition was held in Dallas, TX and presented by Drobots Company and BELL formerly known as BEL Helicopter. The events will continue to grow in 2019 and beyond. Visit www.DrobotsCompany.com for additional details on all upcoming drone competitions for grade school, middles school, ...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Building Information Modeling A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

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Aug 28, 2019

At the start of any project, it can feel a lot like piecing together the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. Projects start off as a concept and it’s up to the team members to determine if this concept can actually be built and how. No set of conditions are ever the same, and even in the unli...

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Back to School: State of Education Construction BACK TO SCHOOL: STATE OF EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 27, 2019

Indeed, education is a bustling construction market. In fact, in 2018, some $98.9 billion was spent on education construction projects across America, which represented nearly a 10% spending increase from a year ago. Below, we’ll get to the reasons why school districts and universities are spe...

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Indy Women in Tech Help Girls Envision Themselves in STEM Careers INDY WOMEN IN TECH HELP GIRLS ENVISION THEMSELVES IN STEM CAREERS

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Aug 27, 2019

More than 100 girls from Harshman Middle School skipped their traditional classroom on Thursday, Aug. 22, to spend the day learning and exploring all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Math during Ignite Your Superpower on the campus of IUPUI. This is the third year for the event, presented...

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Engineering at the University of Victoria ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

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Aug 27, 2019

Engineers and computer scientists problem-solvers and innovators. They are found in every field, from technology and telecommunications to healthcare and sustainable development. At UVic Engineering, we are creating practical solutions to real-world problems and making an impact on the lives of peop...

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Warning Over Construction Sector Contraction WARNING OVER CONSTRUCTION SECTOR CONTRACTION

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Aug 27, 2019

The UK construction supply chain needs to begin planning for a period of contraction amid economic and political uncertainty, according to a construction lawyer at Manchester-based law firm Slater Heelis. Matt Grellier, head of construction at Slater Heelis, issued the warning on the back of the lat...

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AvenueE receives inspiring programs in STEM award AVENUEE RECEIVES INSPIRING PROGRAMS IN STEM AWARD

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Aug 26, 2019

The UC Davis College of Engineering’s AvenueE program received an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for its success in recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented students in engineering and computer science. The program, which prepares local communi...

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This Business of Engineering THIS BUSINESS OF ENGINEERING

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Aug 26, 2019

Early Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 1888, a 39-year-old woman named Bertha Benz set off for her mother's house in Pforzheim, some sixty-six miles 106 km away from Mannheim, Germany.  She lived there with her husband Karl and two teenage sons, and she took her sons along for the ride.  Visiti...

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OSHA May Use More Drones for Inspections OSHA MAY USE MORE DRONES FOR INSPECTIONS

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Aug 26, 2019

Drones have been heavily used by the construction industry in recent years for anything from progress photos, to employee tracking, or calculating the volume of on-site stockpiles. Now, a report from EHS Today says that OSHA plans to employ more drones to conduct site inspections of employer facilit...

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The Artistry of Engineering THE ARTISTRY OF ENGINEERING

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Aug 25, 2019

Rosie Carrion, Mechanical Engineer at Abbott, realized that she wanted to pursue a career in STEM when she was just a teenager. As a young girl, she was constantly tutored by her father, a packaging engineer, who not only took his daughter to his work, but would explain the structure of buildings an...

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Engineering Document & Drawing Management System ENGINEERING DOCUMENT & DRAWING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Aug 23, 2019

Meridian is an engineering document and drawing management software system that is the ultimate repository for consolidating all legacy and project related engineering documentation and breaks down information silos between disparate departments throughout the organization.

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How to Successfully Leverage BIM in the Field HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY LEVERAGE BIM IN THE FIELD

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Aug 23, 2019

Building information modeling has recently transitioned from a tool used only by architects and designers into a viable solution for construction firms as well. This advanced form of modeling takes traditional blueprints, plans and drawings to a new level with the power of 3D modeling. Combine that ...

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7 Innovative 3D Printing Projects That Is Changing The Engineering World 7 INNOVATIVE 3D PRINTING PROJECTS THAT IS CHANGING THE ENGINEERING WORLD

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Aug 23, 2019

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is reshaping the industries around us, providing fast, cost-effective, innovative, and accessible ways to build homes, treat patients, manufacture car parts, and design infrastructure. 3D could even help us colonize space in the distant future.

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3 Ways Tech is Reshaping Construction 3 WAYS TECH IS RESHAPING CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 23, 2019

Technology is rapidly changing how we design and construct the built environment. It is allowed us to build stronger, taller, and more energy efficient structures. Technology has made construction sites safer and workers more efficient. It has allowed us to increase productivity, improve collaborati...

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Visualizing the Future of Plant Engineering and Construction VISUALIZING THE FUTURE OF PLANT ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 22, 2019

What if you could see exactly what equipment will look like in your facility well before you order and install it? Or virtually walk through a new construction project before breaking ground? Using new technologies like laser scanning, mixed reality, and virtual reality, you can. To learn more about...

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How We Teach: STEM, STEAM and new skills HOW WE TEACH: STEM, STEAM AND NEW SKILLS

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Aug 22, 2019

Old-school education has undergone a metamorphosis. Back in the day, what students were expected to learn in school was writing, reading and arithmetic. In the new teaching paradigm, students need to know how to work effectively as a team, communicate their ideas, evaluate and analyze and find solut...

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BuildingConnected is Now Integrated with PlanGrid For Seamless Doc Transition From Pre-to-Post Bid BUILDINGCONNECTED IS NOW INTEGRATED WITH PLANGRID FOR SEAMLESS DOC TRANSITION FROM PRE-TO-POST BID

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Aug 22, 2019

As part of Autodesk’s late 2018 construction technology acquisition spree, the software giant gobbled up both PlanGrid and BuildingConnected. The two acquired companies now form a large part of Autodesk’s Construction Solutions branch – and are now integrated with each other for a ...

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5 Reasons to Integrate Tech in Your STEM Program 5 REASONS TO INTEGRATE TECH IN YOUR STEM PROGRAM

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Aug 22, 2019

Since the widespread adoption of the internet nearly 25 years ago, the world of technology has exploded, filling nearly every sector of our lives with new devices and expansive possibilities. Personal computers, cell phones and tablets used to be rarities, mostly reserved for businesspeople and the ...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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The Making of Sophia: Hardware Engineering for Arms and Hands THE MAKING OF SOPHIA: HARDWARE ENGINEERING FOR ARMS AND HANDS

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Aug 21, 2019

Social robots living and working among humans must be able to navigate environments never designed for use by robots. Arms and hands are a vital tool for robots to manipulate common everyday objects, like door handles, pens, keyboards, or switches, not to mention giving humans handshakes or high-fiv...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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STEM Education through VEX Robotics By BTC Academy STEM EDUCATION THROUGH VEX ROBOTICS BY BTC ACADEMY

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Aug 21, 2019

BTC academy Implements true STEM Program during the school program to enhance teamwork and innovation for students and future leaders.

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Reducing construction waste and reusing materials REDUCING CONSTRUCTION WASTE AND REUSING MATERIALS

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Aug 21, 2019

Duncan Baker-Brown from BBM Sustainable Design explains how we can reduce waste on our projects, given a little more time and with a different approach on site. With the construction industry being such a big contributor of annual waste, he also shares strategies for how we could transform things if...

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The science behind attracting a diverse workforce in to STEM subjects THE SCIENCE BEHIND ATTRACTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE IN TO STEM SUBJECTS

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Aug 21, 2019

I have worked in the science industry for over 20 years and for as long as I can remember we have been talking about increasing the numbers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At school I was one of very few girls taking all the sciences at GCSE and had to fight to take the...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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What should we teach future engineers at school? WHAT SHOULD WE TEACH FUTURE ENGINEERS AT SCHOOL?

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Aug 20, 2019

The UK urgently needs to attract more young people into engineering. So what should we be teaching future engineers at school? Giving children access to a broad and balanced curriculum will help create a much stronger engineering workforce for the future.

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We’re bringing engineering intelligence to Washington WE’RE BRINGING ENGINEERING INTELLIGENCE TO WASHINGTON

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Aug 20, 2019

After our very successful IBM IoT Exchanges in major cities throughout the world, we put our show on the road with a series of informative local events, Engineering Academy Comes to You. These shorter sessions are jam-packed with learning through engaging seminars and hands-on labs where you can try...

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Construction Disputes: Beware of Contractual Damages Provisions CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: BEWARE OF CONTRACTUAL DAMAGES PROVISIONS

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Aug 19, 2019

Under Florida law, when a party violates or breaches a contract, the amount of money the non-breaching party is entitled to recover depends on the types of damages allowed by law and/or the parties contract. As a result, it is common for contracts to exclude recovery of certain types of damages.

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Student attitudes towards STEM STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS STEM

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Aug 16, 2019

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science commissioned a study to examine the attitudes of Australian students towards STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Below are some of the responses of the 2000 students surveyed between the ages of 12 and 25.

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The Top 12 Reasons to Use Construction Technology for Retail Construction THE TOP 12 REASONS TO USE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FOR RETAIL CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 16, 2019

With over 134.5 million square feet of retail space constructed around the world in 2016, demand remains high for new retail environments, despite the growing influence of e-commerce. This demand for new retail and mixeduse construction spans the globe, including in Mexico, China, Morocco, Saudi Ara...

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State of Retail Construction in 2019 STATE OF RETAIL CONSTRUCTION IN 2019

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Aug 14, 2019

We know significant thought and planning goes into any and every construction project, and retail is no exception–a field that is growing in unique ways. All that growth has encompassed a lot of change, bringing positive trends and posing new challenges all the time.

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Headstart Summer School - Electronic & Electrical Engineering 2019 HEADSTART SUMMER SCHOOL - ELECTRONIC & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 2019

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Aug 14, 2019

We welcomed over 40 year 12 students to the Electronic & Electrical Engineering residential summer school in June 2019. Headstart gave the students an opportunity to experience what studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering is like as well as enjoying everything that goes into University ...

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Autodesk BIM 360 Updates Clash Detection Functionality within Model Coordination Module AUTODESK BIM 360 UPDATES CLASH DETECTION FUNCTIONALITY WITHIN MODEL COORDINATION MODULE

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Aug 14, 2019

One of the key components of BIM is the ability to detect clashes, which are design coordination issues that result in the inability to construct a building as drawn. The use of 3-dimensional drawings allows contractors –and software- to detect if key building components are intersecting befor...

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5 Video Games That Can Also Teach STEM Skills 5 VIDEO GAMES THAT CAN ALSO TEACH STEM SKILLS

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Aug 14, 2019

Let’s face it, video games are not going anywhere. But instead of turning away from them, many educators have come to embrace games as another tool they can deploy to engage students and create learning opportunities. The games teachers have typically used in school, though, are increasingly b...

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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5 construction trends to watch in Canada 5 CONSTRUCTION TRENDS TO WATCH IN CANADA

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Aug 13, 2019

Few people know that the Canadian construction industry is the fifth-largest construction market in the world, producing nearly 7% of Canada’s GDP and employing over 1.3 million Canadians that’s 1 out of every 14 working Canadians, for those keeping score at home.

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How can STEM make a difference in agriculture? HOW CAN STEM MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN AGRICULTURE?

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Aug 13, 2019

Ag employees today come from a wide variety of backgrounds and inspirations, especially for those interested in STEM careers. Their motivations for entering agriculture can be surprising. Both men use their knowledge of software development and data science to improve efficiency for their peers and ...

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Machinery Trader Is Your Used Construction Equipment Guide MACHINERY TRADER IS YOUR USED CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT GUIDE

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Aug 13, 2019

When you’re in the market for new or used construction equipment, there’s no better place to start looking than MachineryTrader.com. It’s the premier used equipment guide in the industry. On MachineryTrader.com, and in the pages of the weekly, regional Machinery Trader print editio...

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STEAM Days for 2019 - 2020 STEAM DAYS FOR 2019 - 2020

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Aug 13, 2019

In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and knowledge-based economy.  To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their c...

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9 Ways Construction Companies are Leading Digital Transformation 9 WAYS CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ARE LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 13, 2019

An interesting paradox exists between architecture/industrial design companies and their counterparts in the construction industry. The architecture and industrial design industries are both highly digitized. On the other hand, companies in the construction industry - where all the trenchwork occurs...

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Augmented and Virtual Reality: A New Look at Construction AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY: A NEW LOOK AT CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 12, 2019

As goes technology, so goes the world. In a time of quickly evolving systems designed to increase productivity and decrease waste, it seems nearly every industry is eager to put the latest trends to the test. Construction has, for the most part, been slow to adapt to and adopt new technology into th...

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BigRep PRO Industrial 3D Printer for Engineering-Grade Applications BIGREP PRO INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTER FOR ENGINEERING-GRADE APPLICATIONS

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Aug 12, 2019

The BigRep PRO, built with BigRep’s proprietary Metering Extruder Technology and a state-of-the-art Bosch CNC control system, is an industrial 3D printer capable of utilizing engineering-grade materials. The PRO produces industrial-quality parts in an enclosed, insulated build envelope with un...

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Wilmington brings engineering advantages to K WILMINGTON BRINGS ENGINEERING ADVANTAGES TO K

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Aug 12, 2019

With the purchase of blow moulding machinery from a reputable company comes a high degree of confidence that the machine will perform. However, similarities often end when one compares standard and engineered machine builders. An engineered machine builder provides a moulder with additional value th...

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Students Build Their Own Robots At This Summer’s Von Steuben Engineering Camp STUDENTS BUILD THEIR OWN ROBOTS AT THIS SUMMER’S VON STEUBEN ENGINEERING CAMP

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Aug 12, 2019

Students tried their hand at navigating the Kessel Run and other challenges as fast as they could at Von Steuben High School’s engineering camp. Now in its sixth year, the summer engineering camp is open to grade school students from surrounding schools as well incoming freshmen, said Jennifer...

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Virtual Design and Construction VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 09, 2019

As early as Design Development, Flintco begins reviewing the design team models, led by an in-house Virtual Design and Construction manager. Early involvement and coordination reviews by our VDC team helps ensure quality control and mitigates change orders once construction commences.

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Project Planning guide for owners and Project Teams PROJECT PLANNING GUIDE FOR OWNERS AND PROJECT TEAMS

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Aug 09, 2019

Building design and construction is one of the largest and most complex sectors of the world’s economy. The industry includes public and private building owners, planners, architects, engineers, design and technical experts in various fields, construction contractors and managers, craftspeople...

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Construction Inventions & Technologies on another Level CONSTRUCTION INVENTIONS & TECHNOLOGIES ON ANOTHER LEVEL

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Aug 09, 2019

Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure. Construction differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction typically takes place on location for a known client.

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Ways To Inspire Women Into Engineering Roles WAYS TO INSPIRE WOMEN INTO ENGINEERING ROLES

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Aug 09, 2019

According to Times Higher Education only around 13 percent of the STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce is female. Engineering is traditionally a male-dominated industry, but this is changing - more and more women are now considering a career in engineering and joining this...

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Rework – It’s a dirty word in the construction industry! REWORK – IT’S A DIRTY WORD IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY!

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Aug 08, 2019

Rework can consume up to 30% of the productivity on a project at a cost of 10% or more of the contract value. Rework can inflate total work hours for the project. The additional time needed to correct or redo a process or activity can spike labor costs by as much as 7% or more.

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What Does a Data Engineer Do? How Do I Become One? WHAT DOES A DATA ENGINEER DO? HOW DO I BECOME ONE?

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Aug 08, 2019

Why would anyone want to be a data engineer? Is it because you’ll earn an average of $117,000 a year, and sometimes as much as $160,000? Is it because you’re excited to build data systems that boost your company’s annual profits by tens or hundreds of millions of dollars?

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ExxonMobil Introduce A Girl to Engineering EXXONMOBIL INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING

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Aug 07, 2019

More than 1,000 middle-school girls have joined ExxonMobil for the company’s 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which aims to inspire female students to consider engineering as a career. Over several days, employees from ExxonMobil and its subsidiary XTO Energy across the United ...

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When Women Thrive in Male-Dominated Workplaces WHEN WOMEN THRIVE IN MALE-DOMINATED WORKPLACES

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Aug 07, 2019

Although women are entering careers in science, technology, engineering, and math at higher rates than ever, a large number of women leave STEM because they do not feel fully accepted in these male-dominated workplaces. But new research exploring the day-to-day interactions of men and women in STEM ...

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5 Best Practices for Communicating During Construction Emergencies 5 BEST PRACTICES FOR COMMUNICATING DURING CONSTRUCTION EMERGENCIES

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Aug 07, 2019

When it comes to high-risk work like construction and manufacturing, crises are bound to arise. Employees can find themselves in hazardous situations with no easy means of communicating their peril to other workers. In warehouses or large jobsites, this can be especially dangerous as some workers mi...

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Discover STEM at Griffith University Open Day 2019 DISCOVER STEM AT GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY 2019

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Aug 06, 2019

Griffith University Open Day is on Sunday, 11 August. We'll be opening up our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses so that prospective students can learn more about our degrees and what it's like studying at Griffith.

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Exciting construction tech to look out for in 2020 and beyond EXCITING CONSTRUCTION TECH TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020 AND BEYOND

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Aug 06, 2019

Over the last twenty years, technology has led the way for major transformations in almost every industry. Some of the most notable examples of this include Uber’s use of technology to transform the taxi industry and Netflix’s continuous innovations in the movie rental industry. One of t...

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Three trends that will shape the future of engineering education THREE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION

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Aug 06, 2019

According to Professor Mark Cassidy, Dean of Melbourne School of Engineering and a keynote speaker at the upcoming World Engineers Convention, engineering is the action arm of the STEM professions - the application of science and technology and maths to find solutions to the world’s greatest c...

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Mechanical vs Aerospace Engineer: What MECHANICAL VS AEROSPACE ENGINEER: WHAT'S A BETTER CAREER

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Aug 05, 2019

Most companies don't care whether you get a Mechanical or Aerospace degree. Even if the job listing only asks for mechanical engineering graduates, they'll usually accept aerospace grads as well. The curriculum is very similar.

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Humanitarian Engineering: What are Classes Like? HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING: WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?

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Aug 05, 2019

The Humanitarian Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines brings together engineering and social science professors to transform engineering by changing the ways engineers are taught to think, define, and solve problems.

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Want to Know the Secret to Successful Construction? WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL CONSTRUCTION?

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Aug 05, 2019

You see, the best construction projects are those that connect to every process, phase and stakeholder. We get that this might seemingly come across as common sense. Obviously, right? But what a lot of construction companies don’t realize is that connecting the project to every process, phase ...

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Technology takes on Construction TECHNOLOGY TAKES ON CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 02, 2019

Concrete has never had a great image in the popular media. Let’s face it - it’s hard and gray and the industry has done little to try to change that impression. Sure, those of us in the industry recognize its literal and figurative strengths and long life cycle and use that to refute neg...

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Delivering Sustainability through Digital Engineering DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DIGITAL ENGINEERING

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Aug 02, 2019

To help us kick-start the joint initiative, we asked our supporters to help us understand the infrastructure space better by completing a survey. We were delighted to receive over 115 responses and we thank all of you who devoted your time and expertise to generously completing the survey. Your effo...

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How to Encourage a Holistic STEM Education HOW TO ENCOURAGE A HOLISTIC STEM EDUCATION

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Aug 02, 2019

When it comes to providing students with the most beneficial STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, it is not enough to simply teach them how to use the latest creative software or how to operate a 3D printer. Instead, a far more effective approach is to embrace holistic te...

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STEM Leadership Academy 2019 BGE Now STEM LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 2019 BGE NOW

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Aug 01, 2019

Thirty-two high school girls from local schools in BGE’s service area participated in the 2019 Exelon STEM Leadership Academy held at the University of Maryland. This is the second year for the event, which is a primary component of the Exelon Foundation’s commitment to the UN Women&rsqu...

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VAT: Domestic reverse charge in the construction industry VAT: DOMESTIC REVERSE CHARGE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Aug 01, 2019

The Domestic Reverse Charge in the construction industry starts 1 October 2019.  The regulation intends to cut down on missing trader fraud, where companies receiving high net amounts of VAT from their customers have no intention of ever paying over to HMRC. DRC will only apply to individuals o...

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What net-zero emissions means for civil engineers WHAT NET-ZERO EMISSIONS MEANS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

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Aug 01, 2019

On 27 June 2019 the UK government amended the Climate Change Act 2008 to raise its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by from 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 to 100%. This would effectively end the UK's contribution to global warming in just over 30 years.

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What is Constructible Content? WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIBLE CONTENT?

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Aug 01, 2019

BIM and prefabrication require high-quality, constructible content - Trimble Constructible Content can deliver.

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Changing the game with BIM CHANGING THE GAME WITH BIM

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Aug 01, 2019

The movement toward Building Information Modeling for transportation projects has proponents around the globe, but it has yet to expand into widespread adoption. The reasons include entrenched practices that worked well for a long time, an older generation hesitant to learn new skills, and engineers...

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Keeping Subscription Boxes Secure From STEM To Stern KEEPING SUBSCRIPTION BOXES SECURE FROM STEM TO STERN

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Aug 01, 2019

There are approximately 200 different children’s subscription services in the U.S. Stitch Fix Kids, for example, sends out a selection of kids clothing each month, while GiftLit focuses on curated children’s books. Such boxes represent a small segment of the broader subscription market, ...

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BIM for Manufacturing BIM FOR MANUFACTURING

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Jul 31, 2019

As industries rapidly evolve, more and more building manufacturers are turning to Business Information Modeling to win bids and ensure that projects are completed with consistency and quality. According to McGraw-Hill Construction surveys of North American companies, BIM is currently used by over 70...

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Engineering at Anchor Manufacturing Group ENGINEERING AT ANCHOR MANUFACTURING GROUP

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Jul 31, 2019

Since 1970, Anchor Manufacturing has been providing exceptional quality stampings and welded assemblies to diversified industries with significant expertise in the automotive industry. With 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and a stand-alone tool and die business, Anchor supplies the highes...

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What Can You Do with a Certificate or Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology? WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE IN ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY?

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Jul 31, 2019

If you have been paying attention to the Colorado job market, you know already that the manufacturing industry is booming in Colorado. In fact, more than 5,000 new jobs are expected in manufacturing by 2026. The average wage is $68,000 here in Colorado.

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Reimagining Workforce Development in Advanced Manufacturing and STEM REIMAGINING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND STEM

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Jul 31, 2019

Preparing the next generation workforce for jobs of the future is a well-recognized need in communities throughout the nation. Yet, complexities arising from red tape, outmoded forms of instruction, diverse stakeholder groups, and misaligned funding priorities create major hurdles to building the ki...

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Can Engineering Ever Solve Its Gender Inequality Problem? CAN ENGINEERING EVER SOLVE ITS GENDER INEQUALITY PROBLEM?

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Jul 31, 2019

Having recently completed our very first engineering survey, there was one particular statistic that stood out to me - only 8% of the engineers we surveyed were women. Given the increased awareness and support for change from companies and organisations throughout the sector, you might forgive me fo...

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Construction RFI: Here’s Everything You Need to Know CONSTRUCTION RFI: HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 31, 2019

Request for information, or colloquially known as a construction RFI. You know they happen, you don’t like them, you don’t like losing time over them and paying for them. At all. But as certain as death and taxes, RFIs are a necessity in the construction industry. Although there are ways...

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Aerospace Engineering & Hypersonic Positions at Lockheed Martin AEROSPACE ENGINEERING & HYPERSONIC POSITIONS AT LOCKHEED MARTIN

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Jul 30, 2019

We’re searching for candidates to fill Engineering roles in the following disciplines; Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Materials, Mechanical, Modeling and Simulations, Survivability, Low Observables, Dynamics, Structural Design, Thermal, Thermodynamics, Systems, Systems Integration and Test, Systems...

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Gantt Charts in construction: Gain back control of your projects GANTT CHARTS IN CONSTRUCTION: GAIN BACK CONTROL OF YOUR PROJECTS

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Jul 30, 2019

A Gantt chart is an essential element of most major construction projects these days. Named after the American engineer, Henry L. Gantt, who came up with the idea in the early part of the 20th century, in simple terms it is a bar chart used to display the details of a construction job to help manage...

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The rise of robotics, and what it means for engineers THE RISE OF ROBOTICS, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ENGINEERS

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Jul 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics are revolutionising the way we work. Pretty much every industry is being affected, from healthcare to transport, retail to construction, and defence to resources. And at the controls of the automation revolution are engineers. A report commissioned by...

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How engineers are fighting the war on waste HOW ENGINEERS ARE FIGHTING THE WAR ON WASTE

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Jul 30, 2019

Straws and other single-use plastics are the poster children for the world’s wasteful ways. In Australia, we consume billions of single-use plastics each year, with most ending up in landfill. But it’s not just plastic harming the environment. In 2016-17 Australia generated 67 million to...

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Study concludes class size has the largest impact on female STEM participation STUDY CONCLUDES CLASS SIZE HAS THE LARGEST IMPACT ON FEMALE STEM PARTICIPATION

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Jul 30, 2019

With increasing numbers of females getting into tech careers, encouraging gender diversity in STEM fields has never been more important. And thanks to a study out of Cornell University, we now know that the secret to inspiring the next gen of STEMinists is to keep tertiary class sizes down.

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Engineering students create gesture-controlled piano ENGINEERING STUDENTS CREATE GESTURE-CONTROLLED PIANO

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Jul 29, 2019

Two engineering students spent the summer researching and creating a piano that’s played without touching any keys. When people hear that it’s a piano that you can play without touching the instrument, just using hand gestures, they are very surprised and are very interested in our proje...

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Myths of FANG Software Engineers MYTHS OF FANG SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

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Jul 29, 2019

There are a lot of myths surrounding software engineers who work at FANG Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google. In this video, Techlead and I, both ex-Googlers, bust the most common myths that we've heard. Prepping for coding interviews? Practice with 70 video explanations of popular intervie...

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5 things you need to know about construction site safety 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY

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Jul 28, 2019

Whether you are just starting out in the construction industry or you are looking to up your game, you will need to know all about construction site safety. In this blog, we’ll discuss why safety is so important and let you in on the top five need-to-knows. You may be asking yourself, what is ...

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Transforming Construction: one year on TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION: ONE YEAR ON

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Jul 26, 2019

It’s been almost a year since the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Construction Challenge made its first awards from our £172 million investment fund creating the Construction Innovation Hub and the Active Building Centre. With so much activity generated since the challeng...

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DocuWare Team Building Event Benefits STEM Education DOCUWARE TEAM BUILDING EVENT BENEFITS STEM EDUCATION

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Jul 26, 2019

DocuWare’s quarterly meetings offer the management team a chance to share information about product direction and business goals. It’s also a time for the staff to enjoy each other’s company, network and exchange ideas informally. This year’s event was held on Tuesday, July 1...

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The Efficiency of BIM for Bridges THE EFFICIENCY OF BIM FOR BRIDGES

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Jul 26, 2019

In 2007, officials announced plans to design and build a bridge across the Tamina Valley in the Swiss Alps. The existing road into the valley was badly in need of repair, as it was often damaged by landslides from the surrounding mountains. The chief civil engineer in the area determined that buildi...

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Importance of House Rendering in Construction IMPORTANCE OF HOUSE RENDERING IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 26, 2019

Cladding is one of the essential layers of your house because it offers insulation and protection from the elements. Think of cladding as the skin of your house, the protective outer layer which protects and improves your house’s appearance. There are many ways to clad your house,  includ...

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WVU kicks off STEM camps to pique curiosity, encourage innovation WVU KICKS OFF STEM CAMPS TO PIQUE CURIOSITY, ENCOURAGE INNOVATION

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Jul 26, 2019

The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Service will host two science, technology, engineering and math camps to showcase the need for and use of these skills in today’s dynamic world. The camps provide hands-on learning opportunities to pique the curio...

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Building the STEM pipeline with the Girl Scouts BUILDING THE STEM PIPELINE WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS

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Jul 26, 2019

The STEM pipeline refers to the education, development and eventual recruitment of students from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. It is a term which is widely used in the drive to increase representation of women in STEM industries, thus creating fairer opportunity and deeper...

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Why Engineers Used Wood To Build Spacecraft WHY ENGINEERS USED WOOD TO BUILD SPACECRAFT

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Jul 25, 2019

Wood is such a traditional building material we sometimes forget that it can have exceptionally useful material properties. Some spacecraft have used wood and wood based materials in their construction, even the latest SLS rocket has large areas coated in cork to insulate it from heat.

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How STEM Can Improve Public Speaking HOW STEM CAN IMPROVE PUBLIC SPEAKING

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Jul 25, 2019

Communication is an essential part of any society. From building connections with peers to influencing decisions and motivating others, the ability to express ourselves in public is a crucial skill. However, for many students as well as adults, speaking in front of a crowd is a terrifying experience...

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The Importance of STEM Educators THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATORS

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Jul 25, 2019

It has long been established that helping children develop a passion for STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics is one of the best ways to prepare them for the future. According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, demand for jobs in these fields continues to grow, and approxi...

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An introduction to BIM Components AN INTRODUCTION TO BIM COMPONENTS

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Jul 24, 2019

BIM Services helps to draft the model and enhance its information to create, manage, and share it with all the disciplinarians to ease the communication flow and know the aspects of BIM components in depth. Building layout the design, maintenance, and model aspect of the structure whereas informatio...

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NLRB Developments and the Impact on Construction NLRB DEVELOPMENTS AND THE IMPACT ON CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 24, 2019

Picketing of jobsites is a frequent occurrence in the Construction Industry. Each year unions set up hundreds of pickets designed to exert pressure on one or more employers. Most picketing situations in the Construction Industry result from mixing union and non-union subcontractors on the same works...

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Building with Blockchain: 4 Ways the Tech Could Revolutionize Construction BUILDING WITH BLOCKCHAIN: 4 WAYS THE TECH COULD REVOLUTIONIZE CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 24, 2019

One of the things we always hear these days is how construction is changing. Companies that embrace this new world will set their businesses up to succeed deep into the future. Those that do not, however, are going to likely struggle to keep up. Rapid advances in technology are mainly driving constr...

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Consultant or Contractor. Which type of civil engineer are you? CONSULTANT OR CONTRACTOR. WHICH TYPE OF CIVIL ENGINEER ARE YOU?

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Jul 24, 2019

The traditional process of completing a construction project from start to finish involves the work of several different organisations – graduate civil, structural and building services engineers can find jobs with virtually any of them, but your role will be differently focused depending on w...

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Great Creative Construction Workers - Techniques To Build A Beautiful Wall From Sand And Cement GREAT CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS - TECHNIQUES TO BUILD A BEAUTIFUL WALL FROM SAND AND CEMENT

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Jul 24, 2019

Cement rendering is the application of a premixed layer of sand and cement to brick, concrete, stone, or mud brick. It is often textured, colored, or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to feature an interior wall. Depending on the look required, renderi...

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U.S. Army begins construction of new high tech live-fire range at Fort Knox U.S. ARMY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HIGH TECH LIVE-FIRE RANGE AT FORT KNOX

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Jul 24, 2019

The U.S. Army began the construction of a new high tech live-fire range at Fort Knox that, when finished in 2023, will be only the second of its kind anywhere, said in an official statement. Called a Digital Air-Ground Integration Range, or DAGIR, the fully computerized range will make it possible f...

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What can construction companies do to improve gender equality? WHAT CAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES DO TO IMPROVE GENDER EQUALITY?

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Jul 23, 2019

This piece, from 3B Training, looks into why the construction industry is a male-dominated industry, featuring key overview statistics about women in construction, and tips on how construction companies can reduce the gender divide. Gender inequality is a long-standing issue that has crept into ever...

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STEM learning - Encouraging girls to consider a career in construction STEM LEARNING - ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 23, 2019

CITB data shows that the appeal of a career within the construction industry among young people is low, scoring 4.2 out of 10 among 14 to 19 year olds. Setting foundations for the future is something every parent hopes to do for their child and STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics l...

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How Electricity Generation Really Works HOW ELECTRICITY GENERATION REALLY WORKS

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Jul 23, 2019

The importance of electricity in our modern world can hardly be overstated. What was a luxury a hundred years ago is now a critical component to the safety, prosperity, and well-being of nearly everyone. Generation is the first step electricity takes on its journey through the power grid, the gigant...

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Procore Acquires Honest Buildings, Adding Value for Owners and Developers PROCORE ACQUIRES HONEST BUILDINGS, ADDING VALUE FOR OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS

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Jul 23, 2019

In what can be expected to be a continuous trend in the construction industry, construction management software company, Procore, has acquired yet another construction tech company to further bolster their software. Announced on July 16, Procore has acquired Honest Buildings, a project management so...

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Construction Role Models: 5 Lessons from the Logistics Industry CONSTRUCTION ROLE MODELS: 5 LESSONS FROM THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jul 22, 2019

Charles Caleb Colton once said that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While not all direct imitation is the best strategy in life like plagiarism and copyright infringement, the point is, it’s often wise for a person or company to look beyond their bubble for new ideas and answers.

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5 ways to promote women in STEM 5 WAYS TO PROMOTE WOMEN IN STEM

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Jul 22, 2019

The University of Energy and Natural Resources celebrated the third edition of The Science Festival in Ghana. The three-day celebration reached over 1000 participants and students to promote the study of science and maths to young people in the country. It specifically aimed to inspire female studen...

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Engineering Taster Week ENGINEERING TASTER WEEK

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Jul 22, 2019

An engineer's work is based around identifying problems and then innovating solutions. Engineers build a better future by applying their skills to everything from mobile phones to medicines, submarines and aircraft. Globally, BAE Systems employs engineers from a vast range of disciplines, includ...

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Global Tactics for Construction GLOBAL TACTICS FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 22, 2019

Construction was at one time a highly regionalized business. Pragmatic and market forces made it more efficient for even a large, industrial general contractor to focus regionally. But inexorable trends are making it more important for major commercial, civil, engineering and industrial contractors ...

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A day in the life: Mechanical Engineering A DAY IN THE LIFE: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Jul 22, 2019

Follow current student Corin around campus to find out what it is like to be a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Salford. From heating systems to refrigerators to cars, the mechanical engineer shapes our daily life, yet across the world they are in short supply. Choosing a mechanic...

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UCT Construction Management online short course UCT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ONLINE SHORT COURSE

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Jul 22, 2019

The UCT Construction Management online short course will focus on the day-to-day management of large and small-scale construction projects in the South African context. In this trailer you will meet the course experts who will be leading this online short course from UCT.

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Subtractive EQ: A Mastering Engineer SUBTRACTIVE EQ: A MASTERING ENGINEER'S NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON

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Jul 22, 2019

As a mastering engineer tends to say about their craft, less is more. And rightly so. Unlike mixing, in mastering you’re working with significantly limited headroom, meaning the smallest adjustments can make a huge difference in the final mastered sound.

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How General Contractors Benefit From Bid Management Software HOW GENERAL CONTRACTORS BENEFIT FROM BID MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Jul 22, 2019

General contractors find work in several ways: open bidding, negotiated contracts, submitting proposals, design-build contracts, etc. Regardless of the solicitation method, they all have one thing in common, the general contractor will need to subcontract out some, or all, of the work to trade contr...

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Major Changes in Construction Workers Permits MAJOR CHANGES IN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS PERMITS

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Jul 22, 2019

The CIF has strongly welcomed changes to the criteria for work permit eligibility for those outside the EU. This will see an increase in the number of skilled workers eligible for employment in Ireland’s construction sector. The new changes to the employment permit system include the removal o...

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Maintaining Quality on Construction Projects for Better Outcomes MAINTAINING QUALITY ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR BETTER OUTCOMES

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Jul 22, 2019

In a retail business, compromising on quality may affect the bottom line. In the construction industry, it can cost lives. Poor construction quality costs millions of dollars in profit loss each year and accounts for hundreds of injuries, with costs related to quality issues often estimated between ...

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Top 5 Reasons Engineers make great Business Owners TOP 5 REASONS ENGINEERS MAKE GREAT BUSINESS OWNERS

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Jul 21, 2019

Why Engineers make great entrepreneurs and business owners. Island Watch is a small company that is proud to be family owned and operated. Island Watch provides 100% authentic novel and interesting watches - the styles of which you will not find in your local jewelry store. Our watches come in many ...

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What are BIM Coordinator’s Job Responsibilities? WHAT ARE BIM COORDINATOR’S JOB RESPONSIBILITIES?

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Jul 19, 2019

BIM Coordination Services comes to compile the design along with resolving clashes in the pre-construction phases.  BIM Coordinator must have experience in reading the design and make an accurate decision during the BIM Process. The ability to collaborate between Architects, Structural, and MEP...

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Unified Engineering: A new proposition to break down the silos between FEED and Detailed Design UNIFIED ENGINEERING: A NEW PROPOSITION TO BREAK DOWN THE SILOS BETWEEN FEED AND DETAILED DESIGN

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Jul 19, 2019

Never have the stakes been higher for companies when it comes to making improvements to their engineering work processes to maximize ROI on Capital Projects. Productivity has not developed in decades – the average Capital Project schedule lags by 20 months and goes over budget by 80%.

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How to cut the embodied carbon of your building HOW TO CUT THE EMBODIED CARBON OF YOUR BUILDING

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Jul 19, 2019

This guide will show architects and other building designers how to effectively reduce the embodied carbon of a construction project. Avoid building castles on a swamp and follow these design commandments to achieve substantial and cost-effective emissions reductions, and learn how to achieve low ca...

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The 5 best states for construction right now THE 5 BEST STATES FOR CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW

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Jul 19, 2019

In 2019, total construction starts are expected to rise to $808.3 billion, according to the 2019 Dodge Construction Outlook. The U.S. construction industry is one of the largest in the world, with annual expenditure reaching over $1.4 trillion last year, according to a new report from research firm ...

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The Docklands - A memorable feat of engineering in Cape Town THE DOCKLANDS - A MEMORABLE FEAT OF ENGINEERING IN CAPE TOWN

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Jul 19, 2019

Situated in the scenic De Waterkant in Cape Town’s sought-after Prestwich Street and located less than 200 m from the V&A Waterfront Marina, The Docklands is a nine-level, mixed-use building that consists of 200 m² retail space, 134 apartments and 160 parking bays.

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Engineering and Materials Sciences at Queen Mary University of London ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCES AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

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Jul 19, 2019

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it&rsqu...

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The Apollo moon landing: One giant leap for software engineering THE APOLLO MOON LANDING: ONE GIANT LEAP FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

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Jul 19, 2019

Saturday 20 July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landing on the surface of the moon. Six hours later Neil Armstrong would captivate people across the world by becoming the first person to walk on the moon. As well as being one of the most significant achievements in human hi...

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6 Tips to Recession-Proof Your Construction Company 6 TIPS TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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Jul 19, 2019

The construction industry really took it on the chin during the Great Recession. The number of construction firms fell by nearly 150,000 between 2007 and 2013 and over 2.3 million jobs were lost due to layoffs, early retirement, and workers leaving for greener pastures. With a majority of economists...

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Should You Get a STEM Degree? SHOULD YOU GET A STEM DEGREE?

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Jul 18, 2019

A STEM degree can encompass many different fields of study. In this article, we will break down what STEM means, whether a STEM program is right for you, and a complete STEM majors list. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM encompasses every sub-discipline inside t...

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How Early Should Kids Begin STEM Education? HOW EARLY SHOULD KIDS BEGIN STEM EDUCATION?

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Jul 18, 2019

Current research results are in favor of early childhood experiences for students, especially those who are disadvantaged. This education is the great equalizer because it provides a rich, common foundation for children who may have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Students are capable of learni...

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The Near Future of Connected Drones THE NEAR FUTURE OF CONNECTED DRONES

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Jul 18, 2019

Over the past several years, it is been exciting to see how companies have used drones to help save time, increase revenue, and lower risks to workers in industries as diverse as energy, utilities, media, oil and gas, and commercial construction. And we are just getting started. Drone connectivity w...

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Our Woman In Engineering - Inga Binder OUR WOMAN IN ENGINEERING - INGA BINDER

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Jul 18, 2019

Following the 4 outstanding interviews we have had with our unique and amazing Woman Engineers, we close the show in Ulm, Germany for our fifth and final edition of Woman In Engineering. Inga Binder - Systems Engineer at HENSOLDT introduces her professional background, the type of work she is doing ...

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Limitless Possibilities with Oracle Digital Solution Engineering LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES WITH ORACLE DIGITAL SOLUTION ENGINEERING

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Jul 18, 2019

Oracle Digital's Solution Engineering team is all about compelling work, world-class training, and a fun international environment. Join a fun and flexible workplace where you’ll be inspired to do your best work. Here’s what we have to say about life at Oracle.

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Is People IS PEOPLE'S COMPETITIVE NATURE THE KEY TO INCREASING THE CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE?

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Jul 18, 2019

Im a fan of the television show Parks and Recreation. Of the many funny episodes, one I like to think back on is the Kaboom episode, where a character tricks people into building a playground as a practical joke. At the end of the episode he unveils his next master plan to trick people into building...

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How To Reduce the Risk of Vandals Graffiti Tagging Your Construction Site HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF VANDALS GRAFFITI TAGGING YOUR CONSTRUCTION SITE

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Jul 18, 2019

We’re all familiar with graffiti. There’s been plenty of it around for a very long time. Those of us who live in Miami have even seen it develop into an art form. Wynwood Walls has been transformed into an international tourist attraction, exhibiting spectacular and visually stunning out...

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Overcoming Barriers To Bringing Off-Site Construction To Scale OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO BRINGING OFF-SITE CONSTRUCTION TO SCALE

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Jul 17, 2019

The need for affordable housing is on the rise. Nationwide, more than 10 million renter households are severely cost burdened – that is, they spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing. Through our Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes research initiative, the Enterprise Policy D...

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12 key features your AEC website could be lacking 12 KEY FEATURES YOUR AEC WEBSITE COULD BE LACKING

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Jul 17, 2019

A/E/C marketing is evolving and now leading firms are using their website as a platform for thought leadership and a tool for both business development and talent acquisition. But many websites in the A/E/C industry simply weren’t designed and built this way. So whether your website is in need...

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5 Communications Mistakes for Construction Firms to Avoid 5 COMMUNICATIONS MISTAKES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS TO AVOID

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Jul 17, 2019

Ever been on a project where chaos was the norm? It was probably the result of poor communication. But chaos on the jobsite isnt just frustrating – its dangerous. A miscommunication can be disastrous and put your project – and your workers – at risk. Effective communication is esse...

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Women Are Literally Too Smart For STEM WOMEN ARE LITERALLY TOO SMART FOR STEM

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Jul 17, 2019

The only reason women go to humanities and social fields is because they are too smart for STEM. In many science fields, women have reached near parity or are even in the majority now. Computer programming is much different.

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How to Work Faster but also Smarter as a Civil Engineer HOW TO WORK FASTER BUT ALSO SMARTER AS A CIVIL ENGINEER

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Jul 17, 2019

In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, Anthony Fasano, P.E. of the Engineering Management Institute provides strategies for working faster but also working smarter as a civil engineering professional. In today's fast paced world, engineers need to work faster to get everything done in...

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The Importance of STEM & Global Learning for Young Students THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM & GLOBAL LEARNING FOR YOUNG STUDENTS

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Jul 17, 2019

Countless schools across NJ see the value in teaching STEM concepts during early education. It serves a range of benefits for young, growing minds. In fact, many teachers maintain that STEM is best taught alongside global learning. This concept of global learning further helps children to become mor...

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Is everybody secretly an engineer? IS EVERYBODY SECRETLY AN ENGINEER?

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Jul 17, 2019

I am sure you have all been there – waiting on the platform for a train. The sign says three minutes, then one minute, then four minutes, then that dreaded Delayed.  Nothing more than that – your train is no longer imminent, who knows exactly where it is, does it even you wonder in ...

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10 US States Account for Nearly 60% of Construction Market, Report Says 10 US STATES ACCOUNT FOR NEARLY 60% OF CONSTRUCTION MARKET, REPORT SAYS

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Jul 17, 2019

Large contractors are always on the hunt for the locations with the most amount of work and, according to a new report, they don’t have to really spread too thin to have a chance at most of it. Not many of the states on the list should be a huge surprise, as most of them are leaders in energy ...

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The Power of Job Order Contracting THE POWER OF JOB ORDER CONTRACTING

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Jul 17, 2019

There are only a few types of Project Delivery Methods but none with as such an impressive performance record as Job Order Contracting - including percentage of projects on budget or on time, or achieving the highest customer satisfaction levels. That may be one reason why JOC has been used the U.S....

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What is Building Information Modeling? WHAT IS BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING?

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Jul 16, 2019

Building Information Modeling can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. There’s no doubt that the concept of collaborative working is becoming more and more popular over the years. That’s why it’s critical for all construction agents to be aware of th...

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STEM talent exists in the South, but investment is appallingly lacking STEM TALENT EXISTS IN THE SOUTH, BUT INVESTMENT IS APPALLINGLY LACKING

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Jul 16, 2019

Earlier this month, sports and culture news site The Undefeated published a story about NASA mathematician Clyde Foster. His calculations and computations helped launch rockets into orbit during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era of the 1950s, &rsqu...

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The rise of artificial intelligence in construction THE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 16, 2019

The global AI-in-construction market was valued at $3.1 million in 2017 – but this figure is now expected to sky rocket to $3.1 billion over the next five years. The construction industry is welcoming a new helping hand: artificial intelligence. As the years go by, more and more advanced forms...

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The future face of engineering at HS2 THE FUTURE FACE OF ENGINEERING AT HS2

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Jul 16, 2019

Currently, the number of female professional engineers in the UK is around 12 per cent, which is the lowest in Europe. However, 30,000 people will play a role in designing and delivering the new backbone to Britain’s railway, and HS2 is making steps to ensure that local people, under-represent...

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This Dual-Rotor Drone Can Fly Twice as Long as Quad-Rotor Models THIS DUAL-ROTOR DRONE CAN FLY TWICE AS LONG AS QUAD-ROTOR MODELS

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Jul 16, 2019

The vast majority of drones have four rotors, because that’s an inherently stable configuration. In the absence of any kind of external force, the counter-rotation of adjacent propellers moving at the same speed will keep the drone stable. Small tweaks to those speeds can make the drone change...

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10 Resources to Help You Empower Girls in STEM 10 RESOURCES TO HELP YOU EMPOWER GIRLS IN STEM

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Jul 16, 2019

It’s no secret that the STEM fields are struggling with an incredible gender gap problem. Even though they made up over 57% of the workforce in 2015, women only account for 46% of science professionals, 24% of computer and math professionals, 15% of engineering and architecture professionals a...

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What is a General Contractor and What Do They Do? WHAT IS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

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Jul 16, 2019

Construction and renovation projects are often complicated because of the number of different workers involved. To make sure the project gets done on time, a general contractor is usually hired. But what does it mean to be a general contractor, and what does a general contractor do?

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Nonresidential Construction Starts Land Softly in June after Soaring in May NONRESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION STARTS LAND SOFTLY IN JUNE AFTER SOARING IN MAY

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Jul 15, 2019

ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $44.9 billion. The month-to-month percentage change versus May was -18.3%. The large drop, however, was mainly due to May having so many mega-sized project initiations. May&r...

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Real Robots & Real Science: STEM Opportunities for Students On Campus REAL ROBOTS & REAL SCIENCE: STEM OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ON CAMPUS

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Jul 15, 2019

Paula DeAnda-Shar and Rob Schwein join Tish and Troy for a discussion related to the One Book program on I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. This discussion is a preview for the 2019-2020 One Book program.

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What Is Machine Learning Engineering? WHAT IS MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEERING?

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Jul 15, 2019

Machine learning engineering is the process of using software engineering principles, and analytical and data science knowledge, and combining both of those in order to take an ML model that’s created and making it available for use by the product or the consumers.

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Partners in STEM: How Jim Burgess Helps Give Children a Chance PARTNERS IN STEM: HOW JIM BURGESS HELPS GIVE CHILDREN A CHANCE

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Jul 15, 2019

Jim Burgess, retired principal of Pennsylvanias Carlisle Area School District, believes in the importance of providing innovative STEM education to as many students as possible. As an advocate of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and our Camp Invention program, Burgess has helped raise an amazing ...

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How can the gender gap in engineering be reduced? HOW CAN THE GENDER GAP IN ENGINEERING BE REDUCED?

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Jul 15, 2019

It’s 2019 and yet the engineering industry in the UK remains dominated by men. At the time of writing women make up just 12.3% of all engineers in the UK according to the Women’s Engineering Society. It’s clear there’s a remarkable gender gap in the world of engineering. Our ...

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What is driving up the cost of highway construction? WHAT IS DRIVING UP THE COST OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION?

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Jul 15, 2019

The cost of building one mile of interstate highway in the 1980s was three times what it cost in the 1960s, adjusted for inflation, Leah Brooks of The George Washington University and Zachary Liscow of Yale University find in a paper prepared for the 2019 Municipal Finance Conference at Brookings.

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3 Ways a Digital Solution Can Improve Visibility Within Complex Construction Projects 3 WAYS A DIGITAL SOLUTION CAN IMPROVE VISIBILITY WITHIN COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Jul 15, 2019

The wheels of complex construction projects can quickly fall off if you don’t have the proper plan in place - resulting in costly delays. From complicated procurement cycles, material management, and project schedules, there are plenty of moving parts that could jeopardize finishing the job on...

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The Facts About Women and STEM THE FACTS ABOUT WOMEN AND STEM

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Jul 15, 2019

Womens share of the STEM workforce has stayed low even as women's share of the college-educated workforce has increased. Women represent 5O% of the population and 49% of the US workforce.

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Cubelets Discovery Set STEM Toy Review from Modular Robotics CUBELETS DISCOVERY SET STEM TOY REVIEW FROM MODULAR ROBOTICS

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Jul 14, 2019

Today TTPM is reviewing Cubelet Discovery Set from Modular Robotics. This STEM toy introduces kids as young as 4 to robotics basics. Easily connect the cubes to create different robots, and control them through an app. What happens when you add technology to building blocks?

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Solving the Construction Estimating Puzzle SOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PUZZLE

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Jul 13, 2019

There are proven methods an estimator should follow from scoping to quantity takeoff to cost estimating to produce a thorough, accurate estimate that stays within the project’s budget and timeline. The advice in this guide is the same for estimating any project, from a simple bathroom renovati...

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Washington Voters Know Stem = Opportunity WASHINGTON VOTERS KNOW STEM = OPPORTUNITY

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Jul 12, 2019

The results are clear from a statewide survey, Washington voters believe a strong STEM education gives students more opportunities in life after graduation and provides them with skills that are applicable to any path they choose. It’s important for students at every level to have access to ca...

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Perspectives from Women in STEM PERSPECTIVES FROM WOMEN IN STEM

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Jul 12, 2019

Two of Boehringer Ingelheim’s leaders of business development share their perspectives on Women in STEM.  For more than 125 years our mission to deliver Value through Innovation to patients, customers, communities and employees, has guided our way of working together. Our distinct corpora...

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What Qualities do you need to be foremost BIM Leader & Manager? WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU NEED TO BE FOREMOST BIM LEADER & MANAGER?

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Jul 11, 2019

BIM Services is important aspect laid by the BIM Manager & Leader in the construction industry where their qualities need to be profound technically in terms of knowledge, task allotment, time management, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Details about software advancement, version ...

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Career Roadmap: How to Become a Car Engineer CAREER ROADMAP: HOW TO BECOME A CAR ENGINEER

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Jul 11, 2019

You have always had a deep and abiding love of cars. You always wanted to know how they work and what makes them tick. And now, with your eye on the future, you’re interested in becoming a car engineer. It’s an extremely rewarding career, but you have to set yourself up for success. Here...

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What Does it Take to Engineer A Better Solution? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ENGINEER A BETTER SOLUTION?

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Jul 11, 2019

It’s 1PM on a Wednesday afternoon. After lunch out of the office, James returns to find his coworkers working away. He notices an engineer sitting at the computer with a puzzled look on his face. The engineer is designing the mechanical system for a new building downtown but doesn’t know...

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STEM - Early years: Designing the future STEM - EARLY YEARS: DESIGNING THE FUTURE

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Jul 11, 2019

One of these is our Inclusion and Diversity programme which aims to support STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics engagement from an early age, all the way through to employment. My colleague, Sarah, gives an overview of the programme in her blog here.

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Drone Safety Infographic DRONE SAFETY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 10, 2019

Though they once seemed like the products of a distant future, drones are now used for all sorts of purposes, from photography to outdoor recreation. Since drone technology comes with the potential for catastrophic injury and costly property damage, it is important to obey safety practices that redu...

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Welcoming Indonesia to the College of Engineering at Northeastern University WELCOMING INDONESIA TO THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

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Jul 10, 2019

The College of Engineering was founded in 1909, built on a tradition of engagement around the world and cooperative education. That has developed into a culture supporting experiential learning, which includes co-op, studying abroad, research, student organizations, and more.

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Women in Engineering Camp at Georgia Tech WOMEN IN ENGINEERING CAMP AT GEORGIA TECH

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Jul 10, 2019

Each summer, Georgia Tech hosts a hands-on camp for young women ages 10-to-13 to immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields like robotics, civil engineering, and more.

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Encouraging Creativity in STEM Class ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY IN STEM CLASS

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Jul 10, 2019

Creativity often may be overlooked in science, technology, engineering, and math, but STEM teachers are finding ways to make their lessons and courses innovative and encourage their students to be creative. For example, Emily Faulconer, assistant professor of math, physical, and life sciences at Emb...

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Protect Your Equipment with Vroom Screech PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT WITH VROOM SCREECH

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Jul 10, 2019

The construction industry loses $1 billion every year due to equipment theft, with 83% of equipment owners victims of theft. Whether your worksite is home to excavators or forklifts, there are steps you can take to keep your equipment protected.

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Supporting Powerful STEM Learning with Technology: Evidence-Based Models SUPPORTING POWERFUL STEM LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY: EVIDENCE-BASED MODELS

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Jul 10, 2019

At Cedars International Next Generation High School in Austin, TX, students learn about evidence-based models while building out a plan for their dream school. Over the years, I will come, who will nostrud aliquip out of her the advantage of exercise, so that stimulus efforts if the school district ...

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Modular Construction Can Cut Project Timelines in Half MODULAR CONSTRUCTION CAN CUT PROJECT TIMELINES IN HALF

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Jul 10, 2019

Modular Construction has been touted for years as a major disruptor in the construction industry, but the building method has been slow to take off as expected. We’ve recently seen a spike in demand for modular building, especially in the hotel and multi-family housing sectors, which has been ...

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Building STEM Communities at ISTE BUILDING STEM COMMUNITIES AT ISTE

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Jul 10, 2019

I’m back from a whirlwind trip to the ISTE Conference and Expo! And I truly mean whirlwind. ISTE is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world and draws tens of thousands of key decision-makers and influencers from across the globe each year. T...

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Redefining the Future of Engineering REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING

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Jul 10, 2019

Engineering, which has always been defined by its ability to constantly innovate and evolve alongside high-tech growth, is now advancing at a faster rate than ever before thanks to the rise of powerful technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and IoT. Although mastery of these technologi...

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Avoidable Construction Estimating Mistakes AVOIDABLE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING MISTAKES

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Jul 09, 2019

In the past three years, only 31 percent of all projects came within 10 percent of their budgets. To top it off, 78 percent of engineering and construction companies believe project risks are rising1. Suffice it to say, there is room for improvement. Here are five construction estimating mistakes yo...

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Towards a digital future for your construction company TOWARDS A DIGITAL FUTURE FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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Jul 09, 2019

This white paper discusses where the construction industry is today, the innovations that are already available and how to approach the digital transformation of your construction company in practical terms. The Belgian construction industry is determined to jump on to the digital bandwagon, not bec...

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Choosing careers in STEM CHOOSING CAREERS IN STEM

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Jul 09, 2019

With a background in STEM subjects there are just so many career options.  In this video I show you the possible choices at A-level, and how these choices can lead to jobs in demand, jobs with transferable skills, jobs that make a difference, and jobs that are well paid. I even show you my own ...

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5 Incredible Modern Marvels of Civil Engineering 5 INCREDIBLE MODERN MARVELS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Jul 09, 2019

Spectacular feats of engineering are always impressive, but when it comes to civil engineering marvels, the sheer scale of the feat can be difficult at times to truly comprehend. Some projects are singular, elegant, and record-breaking efforts, as is the case of the Millau Viaduct in Millau, France,...

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Re-Engineer Yourself with B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at MMDU RE-ENGINEER YOURSELF WITH B.TECH IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT MMDU

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Jul 09, 2019

The world calls mechanical engineer as the jack-of-all-trade. No wonder, the professionals with a degree of mechanical engineering are in high demand owing to their vast knowledge of computer applications, electricity, structures, mathematics, physics, environmental, and technical factors.

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Emphasizing creativity, living role models boost girls interest in STEM EMPHASIZING CREATIVITY, LIVING ROLE MODELS BOOST GIRLS INTEREST IN STEM

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Jul 09, 2019

For the first time, the number of female college graduates in the labor force has surpassed that of their male counterparts, per a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2019 first-quarter data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet, the number of women in science, technology, engineering and ma...

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Why is cybersecurity risk growing in the construction industry? WHY IS CYBERSECURITY RISK GROWING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

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Jul 09, 2019

Many industries address cyber risk as part of their day-to-day function - retail, finance, health care, and government to name a few. One industry that is relatively new to addressing cybersecurity is construction, but as business becomes progressively more digital, the industry is taking steps to a...

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A Beginner’s Guide to SWPPP for Contractors and Developers A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SWPPP FOR CONTRACTORS AND DEVELOPERS

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Jul 09, 2019

I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my relatively short career in construction to spend time focusing on many different aspects of construction.  I recently spent about two and a half years working in site development and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan compliance on a natio...

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How to Engage All Students in STEM HOW TO ENGAGE ALL STUDENTS IN STEM

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Jul 09, 2019

Early in their school careers, students see STEM pathways as desirable but then change their minds: 60percent of high school students who start out interested in STEM careers lose interest by their senior year. And too many of those who are interested do not have the skills that are needed: A study ...

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Women in Construction infographic WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 09, 2019

Raukawa wants to encourage more women to work in construction. In her experience, women often pay close attention to detail and usually take extra care with their work. Masterlink and Master Plumbers Association chief executive officer Greg Wallace agrees. He wants more females to consider industry ...

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Site Reliability Engineering SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

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Jul 08, 2019

This infographic is a visual representation of SRE Best Practices for Incident Management, a whitepaper published by gremlin in 2019. The paper is a great reference for people, who wants to be an SRE. I am illustrating why SREs are valuable for the companies, how this role can not only coexist, but ...

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What is PROCESS ENGINEERING? What kind of job can you get with process engineering? WHAT IS PROCESS ENGINEERING? WHAT KIND OF JOB CAN YOU GET WITH PROCESS ENGINEERING?

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Jul 08, 2019

Process engineering is the understanding and application of the fundamental principles and laws of nature that allow us to transform raw material and energy into products that are useful to society, at an industrial level.

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STEM Competition and Science Exhibition 2018/2019 STEM COMPETITION AND SCIENCE EXHIBITION 2018/2019

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Jul 08, 2019

I.S.K provides an inclusive,updated,practical,American education system that will enable our students to be responsible,productive citizens,and leaders in the future.

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What Does STEM Stand for in Education & School? WHAT DOES STEM STAND FOR IN EDUCATION & SCHOOL?

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Jul 08, 2019

In 2001 the US National Science Foundation introduced the acronym STEM. Since then the name has become hugely important in education, careers, and even politics. Chances are you will have heard it as a parent. But what does STEM stand for in education and school, and is it important?

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Software engineering for machine learning SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR MACHINE LEARNING

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Jul 08, 2019

A list of application areas includes search, advertising, machine translation, predicting customer purchases, voice recognition, image recognition, identifying customer leads, providing design advice for presentations and word processing documents, creating unique drawing features, healthcare, impro...

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Should Engineers Think Like Computers? SHOULD ENGINEERS THINK LIKE COMPUTERS?

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Jul 08, 2019

Peter Kreeft is a philosopher at Boston College and author of a textbook on Socratic logic. So far, so dull, you may think. I have heard Prof. Kreeft speak on numerous occasions, and dull does not apply either to his speaking or his writing.

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How to Avoid Suspension Trauma After Fall Arrest System is Deployed HOW TO AVOID SUSPENSION TRAUMA AFTER FALL ARREST SYSTEM IS DEPLOYED

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Jul 08, 2019

Falls are, by far, the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for nearly 40% each year.  That fact is the main reason why personal fall protection devices are so heavily stressed in the industry.  But, even if your fall is arrested by a harness, you’re n...

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Electronic invoice, SII y digital signature in the construction sector ELECTRONIC INVOICE, SII Y DIGITAL SIGNATURE IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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Jul 08, 2019

Innovation and the constant development of new technologies that improve our daily lives is already a reality. Every day, new needs arise in the face of increasingly technological and user-friendly solutions. Those companies that do not adapt to change are those that lag behind their competitors.

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Time is Now for Digital Transformation in Your A/E/C Firm THE TIME IS NOW FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR A/E/C FIRM

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Jul 07, 2019

It has been said that your organization can either drive digital transformation, or digital transformation will happen to you. Clearly, a more proactive stance on this matter is ideal. But what exactly is a digital transformation, and why is it so critical to today’s architecture, engineering,...

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5 Groundbreaking Women in Engineering 5 GROUNDBREAKING WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

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Jul 07, 2019

After many years of quietly changing the world, women are finally receiving recognition for contributions in STEM.  Let’s celebrate these 5 groundbreaking women, and their contributions to the field of engineering.

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Enhancing STEM Education using Augmented Reality and Machine Learning ENHANCING STEM EDUCATION USING AUGMENTED REALITY AND MACHINE LEARNING

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Jul 05, 2019

Generation Alpha students are going to benefit from the emerging technology and innovations that are being incorporated into the classroom. Technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence are already changing education.

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Defining Pre-Construction, And What Pre-Contruction Services Can Do For You DEFINING PRE-CONSTRUCTION, AND WHAT PRE-CONTRUCTION SERVICES CAN DO FOR YOU

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Jul 05, 2019

Any construction project, regardless of size, has certain requirements in common. No matter what, you have to spend time researching and investigating to find a good team. This team should consist of a designer or design team and the construction contractor or partner. The earlier you choose your co...

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7-Step Process for Finding Great Contractors for Home Renovations 7-STEP PROCESS FOR FINDING GREAT CONTRACTORS FOR HOME RENOVATIONS

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Jul 05, 2019

To be blunt, most contractors are terrible. As a landlord, I deal with it all the time. They don’t answer their phone. They don’t show up when they said they would. They don’t do what they said they are going to do.

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How to Fight STEM HOW TO FIGHT STEM'S UNCONSCIOUS BIAS AGAINST LGBTQ PEOPLE

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Jul 05, 2019

Today is the second International Day of LGBTQ People in STEM, and Im reminded of a story a colleague told me after I took my first faculty job seven years ago. Before deciding whether to interview me, we made some calls, the colleague said, and we found out you were gay. Because I was gay, the sear...

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LGBTSTEMDAY 2019 - What Changes Do You Want To See In STEM? LGBTSTEMDAY 2019 - WHAT CHANGES DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN STEM?

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Jul 04, 2019

This an enormous question, we are aware. But many people in our network send in their opinions on what challenges we should be tackling in STEM. Our unified message is this: we strongly believe that bringing diversity, inclusion, and the feeling of belonging in STEM disciplines must be an all-encomp...

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Women in Construction USA: Witness the power of diversity and reconstruct the industry WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION USA: WITNESS THE POWER OF DIVERSITY AND RECONSTRUCT THE INDUSTRY

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Jul 04, 2019

Women in Construction USA is the leading conference for professionals looking to actively tackle the norm, witness the power of diversity and reconstruct the industry. As industries continue to grow and push the boundaries of our public & private spaces, construction is seemingly left behind in ...

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WonderLab Celebrates International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM WONDERLAB CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LGBTQ+ PEOPLE IN STEM

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Jul 04, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019 is the second annual International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM.  WonderLab is joining museums and science centers around the world in recognizing past and present accomplishments of LGBTQ+ people in STEM.

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The History of Drones Infographic THE HISTORY OF DRONES INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 04, 2019

The Austrians attacked Venice with drones in the form of explosives attached to balloons. The Ruston Proctor Aerial Target was the first pilotless winged aircraft made in history. It was the foundation that encouraged further research for UAV’s to be used as weapons in the war.

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The Fatal Four - Common Causes of Construction Accidents THE FATAL FOUR - COMMON CAUSES OF CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

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Jul 03, 2019

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They must navigate a maze of hazards to earn their daily bread. Day in and day out, they toil around heavy objects, sharp tools, open wires, moving vehicles, unstable scaffolding, and distracted co-workers.

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Bronx Construction Accidents Infographic BRONX CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 03, 2019

Injured in a construction accident in the Bronx? You’re not alone. Construction workers in the Bronx constantly suffer serious or fatal injuries on the job. But just how bad is the problem? Bronx construction accident attorneys at Giampa Law break down the numbers.

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Utilizing Construction Technology to Cope with Labor Shortages UTILIZING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY TO COPE WITH LABOR SHORTAGES

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Jul 03, 2019

The challenge of finding employees in the United States continues to grow. The release of the 2019 June jobs report by the Labor Department indicated the gap between available jobs and job seekers is 1.63 million. Thats the largest since 2000, when the statistic was first tracked. Research by Korn F...

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Gum Drop Towers | Another STEM Challenge GUM DROP TOWERS | ANOTHER STEM CHALLENGE

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Jul 03, 2019

Crafting expert Sophie Maletsky continues her series of STEM/STEAM challenges with this sweet project.  Using gumdrops and toothpicks she demonstrates a fun engineering project to challenge young minds.

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What Does Construction Project Management Entail WHAT DOES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT ENTAIL

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Jul 03, 2019

From starting at c2s as a laborer, working 10 hours a week, basically trying to stay out of Jamie’s way to now running jobs and being able to go from start to finish with little outside help has been an incredible journey here at c2s. One that I never thought I would be on.

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SEO best practices for the residential construction industry SEO BEST PRACTICES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jul 03, 2019

Marketing is a non-negotiable part of running your business, and having some knowledge surrounding SEO or search engine optimization can make the marketing part of your job much simpler. You can’t get away with not having a website, so you might as well take a few extra steps to help your site...

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Systems Engineering for the Internet of Things SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jul 03, 2019

Today’s connected world is increasing product complexity, putting systems engineers at the heart of a new challenge to deliver products faster and with improved quality. IBM Engineering offers a variety of cloud-based tools to help teams better collaborate, improve requirements, manage workflo...

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These are the 10 largest construction projects in San Francisco THESE ARE THE 10 LARGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Jul 03, 2019

While San Francisco still faces a housing crisis, it is also true that much of the construction currently happening in the city is of new residential units. Data from this years San Francisco Construction Projects List shows that the push for housing in San Francisco has created a boom for residenti...

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Under Construction: Building the future of the sector in Scotland UNDER CONSTRUCTION: BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE SECTOR IN SCOTLAND

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Jul 02, 2019

In this inquiry, the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee sought to understand the characteristics and challenges of Scotland’s construction sector. If the sector is to realise its full potential contribution to a productive and inclusive economy, it must address these challenges and build ...

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Johnson Electric Junior Engineer - Instill a love of learning of engineering in young children JOHNSON ELECTRIC JUNIOR ENGINEER - INSTILL A LOVE OF LEARNING OF ENGINEERING IN YOUNG CHILDREN

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Jul 02, 2019

Community engagement has long been a part of Johnson Electric's company culture. Junior Engineer was first organized in 2016 as an annual initiative to nurture future generations of engineers and instill a love of engineering among children. Click on the video to know more about the making of th...

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Women in STEM symposium tackles tough issues WOMEN IN STEM SYMPOSIUM TACKLES TOUGH ISSUES

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Jul 02, 2019

After moving from Puerto Rico to the University of South Alabama for graduate school, Sonia Flores, PhD, encountered her share of biases. Recalling how she fit in to her new town and with her new classmates, Flores said, It was a culture shock for me, and it was definitely a culture shock for them.

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Six Ways Technology is Reshaping Time Management in Construction SIX WAYS TECHNOLOGY IS RESHAPING TIME MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 02, 2019

It’s easy to look back and say things were better back in the day, when simpler times afforded less screen time and smart devices – but that would be discrediting the tremendous advances regularly made today thanks to modern technology. There are few facets of society left untouched by t...

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Summer Construction: Effectively Plan and Execute Your K12 Projects SUMMER CONSTRUCTION: EFFECTIVELY PLAN AND EXECUTE YOUR K12 PROJECTS

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Jul 01, 2019

The summer months are a marathon of construction, repairs and maintenance for owners, contractors and other stakeholders managing facilities and infrastructure components. The summertime offers longer days, warmer weather and fewer scheduling challenges for decision-makers in all sectors, especially...

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Civil Engineering vs Mechanical Engineering CIVIL ENGINEERING VS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Jul 01, 2019

Civil engineers are responsible for building things like tunnels and highways, while mechanical engineers focus on mechanical products. Mechanical engineers may work with smaller items, such as medical devices, or they may work on mechanical systems in buildings, such as power generators.

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White paper: drones WHITE PAPER: DRONES

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Jul 01, 2019

Drones are proliferating throughout the world’s airspace, making them impossible to ignore. As their numbers rise, the importance of finding a way for them to safely coexist with manned aircraft is growing increasingly urgent. Frequentis contends that building a harmonised framework for air tr...

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5 things architects, engineers, and contractors should focus on 5 THINGS ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND CONTRACTORS SHOULD FOCUS ON

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Jul 01, 2019

Sit down and brainstorm creative ways you are going to solve your prospect's problem. Focus on what they care about and what's important to them. Be creative and original. This is what wins projects with owners, because they see you've thought about THEIR project and how you will apply a...

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10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry 10 CONSTRUCTION TRENDS IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY

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Jul 01, 2019

The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Companies and workers will need to adapt or risk being left behind as the entire industry shifts into something new and different. Let's take a closer look at some of the biggest construction trends that are cu...

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These Three Things Could Make the Difference in Getting More Girls Involved in STEM THESE THREE THINGS COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN GETTING MORE GIRLS INVOLVED IN STEM

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Jul 01, 2019

In middle school, I was the girl who would rather figure out math problems over discussing the latest fashion trends or lip gloss shade. Despite my infatuation with math and science and the fact that my dad was a math professor, I never wanted to show too much enjoyment in the Pythagorean theorem.

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Software engineering and mastering the production of software SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND MASTERING THE PRODUCTION OF SOFTWARE

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Jul 01, 2019

A software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of computer software.

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Common Construction mistakes That You Can Easily Avoid COMMON CONSTRUCTION MISTAKES THAT YOU CAN EASILY AVOID

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Jul 01, 2019

Building a house is never easy. From managing finances, choosing the right construction materials, hiring a contractor and managing labourers can be an exhausting experience. You may be tempted to wrap up the construction work in a hurry, but certain things in life require patience and constructing ...

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Why we need to enhance STEM education for rural girls in Bangladesh WHY WE NEED TO ENHANCE STEM EDUCATION FOR RURAL GIRLS IN BANGLADESH

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Jul 01, 2019

The garment industry transformed the Bangladesh economy and women’s lives-it increased their economic empowerment. But women are not leading the industry despite making up more than 90 percent of the workforce.

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Morson Group Funds New Additive and Digital Manufacturing Hub to Inspire Future Engineers MORSON GROUP FUNDS NEW ADDITIVE AND DIGITAL MANUFACTURING HUB TO INSPIRE FUTURE ENGINEERS

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Jul 01, 2019

The University of Salford and Morson Group has launched two new facilities featuring the latest industry standard manufacturing technologies to enable students to learn real-world engineering skills in relation to design for manufacture, assembly and inspection, allowing hands-on practical experienc...

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Feature engineering in machine learning - An overview FEATURE ENGINEERING IN MACHINE LEARNING - AN OVERVIEW

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Jul 01, 2019

When comparing machine learning to traditional software development, the main difference is that in traditional software development the developer decides which actions a software must take, under what conditions. Those rules are defined by the developer manually. In machine learning, the software &...

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4 Reasons Why Excel and Construction Don 4 REASONS WHY EXCEL AND CONSTRUCTION DON'T MIX

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Jul 01, 2019

Download this eBook to explore why excel is wreaking havoc on your profitability.

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The Value of Professional Risk Management for Design & Build Contractors THE VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DESIGN & BUILD CONTRACTORS

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Jun 30, 2019

In the construction insurance industry, there is one topic which has dominated above all others in recent months; the turbulent state of the Professional Indemnity insurance market. It is an issue affecting all contractors to a greater or lesser extent. For many PI represents their largest insurance...

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What do girls think of STEM? WHAT DO GIRLS THINK OF STEM?

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Jun 30, 2019

The goal? Gain more insight into girls' interest in STEM-fields, and to get some insight into greenlight for girls impact. Today, more than 700 girls took part to the survey in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia.

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Your rights on a construction site - How OSHA Helps YOU YOUR RIGHTS ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE - HOW OSHA HELPS YOU

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Jun 29, 2019

OSHA was established in 1970 to set and enforce workplace safety. Since then, 105 million private -sector workers and employers at 6.9 million sites look to OSHA for guidance on workplace safety and health issues. OSHA established standards and guidelines for employers to follow.

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Your rights on a construction site YOUR RIGHTS ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE

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Jun 29, 2019

In 2017, the Missouri Department of Labor reported that there were over 660 injuries in construction related jobs alone. That's an alarming statistic. It also made us wonder - how many people working on a construction site know their rights? To that end, OSHA ensured that construction workers ha...

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TECH GADGET HAUL! For College and New Grads in Software Engineering TECH GADGET HAUL! FOR COLLEGE AND NEW GRADS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

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Jun 29, 2019

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the development of software in a systematic method. Knowledge of computer programming is a prerequisite for becoming a software engineer.

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What Today’s Data Engineer Should Be Considering WhenBuilding Their Stack WHAT TODAY’S DATA ENGINEER SHOULD BE CONSIDERING WHENBUILDING THEIR STACK

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Jun 28, 2019

Cloud has changed the dynamics of data engineering in many ways, from changing expectations of on-demand platform services to the popularity of the object store to the emergence of a flexible, separated data stack. And as a data engineer venturing into this cloudy world, the understanding of specifi...

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Newman University Investigative Summer STEM Program NEWMAN UNIVERSITY INVESTIGATIVE SUMMER STEM PROGRAM

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Jun 28, 2019

The Investigative Summer STEM Program is designed to enhance enthusiasm and interest of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, and motivate them through exploration and testing of ideas for STEM careers.

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The Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Construction THE PROMISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 28, 2019

AI is being applied in a number of fields including agriculture, medicine, business, marketing and advertising, customer service, and banking. So, is there a place for AI in the construction industry? Of course there is. In fact, there are quite a few applications already in use and others in develo...

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A STEP in STEM Program A STEP IN STEM PROGRAM

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Jun 27, 2019

A STEP in STEM activities include workshops, job fairs and outreach performances coming to a city near you! DescriptionScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, previously Science, Math, Engineering and Technology, is a term used to group together these academic disciplines.

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Construction Camp for Girls Builds on Last Year’s Success CONSTRUCTION CAMP FOR GIRLS BUILDS ON LAST YEAR’S SUCCESS

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Jun 27, 2019

One of the fieldtrips at last summer’s inaugural construction camp for girls was to the construction site of the Kum & Go corporate headquarters. Thursday, this year’s cohort of campers returned to tour the finished product, a hardhat zone no more.

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How the maker movement powers STEM skills and student curiosity HOW THE MAKER MOVEMENT POWERS STEM SKILLS AND STUDENT CURIOSITY

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Jun 27, 2019

This powerful infographic describes how the maker movement is powering STEM skills, gender equality and student curiosity. Did you know that 65% of today’s primary school students will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet, but 90% of schools don’t offer computer science cl...

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Construction Labor Mythbusting CONSTRUCTION LABOR MYTHBUSTING

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Jun 27, 2019

Recent surveys reveal the top myths perpetuating the construction labor shortage and suggestions as to how to bust these myths and bring in new workers. If you read the title of this blog and you are a fan of the show Mythbusters like I am, you might think, hey construction mythbusting could be a co...

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Timelapse shows UCLan’s new engineering building going up TIMELAPSE SHOWS UCLAN’S NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING GOING UP

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Jun 27, 2019

How one of the city’s newest buildings took shape has been documented. Towering over the Adelphi roundabout the £35million engineering innovation centre is now complete. From September students at the University of Central Lancashire will begin learning within the building which has an a...

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Marketing Analysis of BIM: SWOT & PESTEL Analysis MARKETING ANALYSIS OF BIM: SWOT & PESTEL ANALYSIS

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Jun 26, 2019

BIM Services can be gulped with marketing analysis named as SWOT & PESTEL that provides variations of looking at a 3D geometry model of a building designed. SWOT will help you jot down strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats of using BIM in a project. PESTEL analysis would determine the f...

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Floating Cities: Your Guide to the Future of Urban Construction FLOATING CITIES: YOUR GUIDE TO THE FUTURE OF URBAN CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 26, 2019

A floating marine utopia might sound like a science fiction fantasy, but these innovative projects could soon be taking shape in our world. The concept of a floating city isn’t new. Humans have a long history of living in communities on the water, from the chinampas of the Aztec Empire to the ...

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Handing Down the Construction Industry to the Next Generation HANDING DOWN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO THE NEXT GENERATION

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Jun 26, 2019

The process of inducting the next generation of workers into a business has occurred countless times since the beginning of organized labor. Sometimes, major differences develop between two generations, complicating this transitional process. This situation is currently affecting the global construc...

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Celebrating Girls in STEM CELEBRATING GIRLS IN STEM

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Jun 26, 2019

The Celebrating Girls in STEM Project Showcase was organized by NCAPCS, where girls in STEM schools throughout North Carolina had the opportunity to present their projects to various STEM professionals. I belong here and I have what it takes! that's the message I want to be embraced by our futur...

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Learn about STEM at KPMG LEARN ABOUT STEM AT KPMG

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Jun 26, 2019

No matter where you choose to work at KPMG, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact while utilizing your unique skills to the fullest. Our goal? Create the smart stadium of the future. KPMG Netherlands won the pitch to transform Johan Cruijff ArenA – home of Ajax FC – into...

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How Machine Learning is Improving Construction HOW MACHINE LEARNING IS IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 26, 2019

The construction industry is massive. People all around the world need buildings to live in, work in and relax in. As more people join the population, more buildings will be needed. With 8.6 billion people estimated to inhabit this planet by 2030, we will need to build an average of 13,000 buildings...

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How to Build the Next Generation of Construction Leaders HOW TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSTRUCTION LEADERS

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Jun 26, 2019

The construction industrys age gap isnt just a localized problem; it is a global one. Some of the worlds biggest economies, including the U.S., U.K. and Australia are all experiencing labor shortages and finding it hard to attract the next generation of workers. The problem is further compounded in ...