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DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT

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Nov 19, 2019

Read the Deck 7 Webinar Benchmarks & Best Practices Report to see how your webinars measure against market benchmarks. And learn about the best practices

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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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 Expectations Are Shifting: How Measurement Solutions Can Help Overcome Chemical Industry Challenges EXPECTATIONS ARE SHIFTING: HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS CAN HELP OVERCOME CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Mar 14, 2019

Chemical companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. In the face of new challenges, you need to expect more ...

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Changing Expectations The Challenges in Downstream Oil & Gas and how Measurement Solutions Address them CHANGING EXPECTATIONS THE CHALLENGES IN DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS AND HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS ADDRESS THEM

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Jan 31, 2019

Downstream oil & gas companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. In the face of new challenges, you need to ...

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The New Expectation Using Measurement Solutions to Address Challenges in Midstream Oil & Gas THE NEW EXPECTATION USING MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES IN MIDSTREAM OIL & GAS

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Jan 17, 2019

Midstream oil & gas companies know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, the industry has faced changes with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. In the face of new challenges, you need to e...

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On Engineering in Crisis: Choosing Gratitude ON ENGINEERING IN CRISIS: CHOOSING GRATITUDE

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Apr 29, 2020

It is important to find a balance right now and keep yourself surrounded by people you love, your family and friends. Stress is bound to happen during these extraordinary times. Meditation and connecting with yourself would help reduce any anxiety or panic that the mind creates. I am grateful that I...

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Why a Digital Twin Is the Best Way to Start a Building Project WHY A DIGITAL TWIN IS THE BEST WAY TO START A BUILDING PROJECT

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Apr 28, 2020

A digital twin is much more than just a 3D model of a building. It contains detailed information of all equipment and components, including their physical properties and cost. The model can also reflect the exact state of building elements, showing issues like mechanical wear. Digital twins can also...

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7 Ways to control construction project costs 7 WAYS TO CONTROL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COSTS

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Apr 27, 2020

Construction engineers are driven to look for ways to improve everything from construction methods, the materials used, to the systems used to develop new building designs with lower cost margins and thin financing costs. Under those circumstances, there is a lot of pressure on contractors and desig...

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Thoughts on Security Engineering - How to Secure Systems in Real World THOUGHTS ON SECURITY ENGINEERING - HOW TO SECURE SYSTEMS IN REAL WORLD

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Apr 27, 2020

Software Engineering is about building systems that behave the way it is meant to. Security Engineering on the other hand, is about ensuring a given system DO NOT behave in a way it is not meant to. Consider the example of a Adobe Reader - A software which is meant to process and visualize the conte...

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Feature engineering in machine learning FEATURE ENGINEERING IN MACHINE LEARNING

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Apr 24, 2020

Feature engineering is the process of extracting new variables by transforming raw data to improve the predictability of a machine learning model. But feature engineering is not just this kind of simple translation of categories like names or colors into numbers. The following section includes a col...

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Remote work: Engineering’s perspective on humanizing the remote work experience REMOTE WORK: ENGINEERING’S PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANIZING THE REMOTE WORK EXPERIENCE

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Apr 24, 2020

At GitHub, working remotely has been in our DNA from the start. With over 80% of our engineers working remotely before COVID-19, the team has established some amazing best practices that foster a strong collaborative environment, inspire creativity, and a bit of levity with the ultimate goal of buil...

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Trimble’s SiteVision Turns Your Phone Into an Augmented Reality BIM Coordination Machine TRIMBLE’S SITEVISION TURNS YOUR PHONE INTO AN AUGMENTED REALITY BIM COORDINATION MACHINE

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Apr 23, 2020

There are a handful of pretty cool accessories for your smartphone that can be very useful to those of us in the construction industry, like thermal imaging cameras, in-wall imagers, and inspection cameras. None of those, however, help with BIM coordination, unlike a system that I just found from co...

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ICE STEM Ambassadors help to inspire the next generation ICE STEM AMBASSADORS HELP TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION

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Apr 23, 2020

Andy Magee is a Senior Civil Engineer at Leeds City Council and ICE Yorkshire & Humber’s STEM Ambassador of the Year. STEM outreach is crucial, says Andy. Firstly to better inform the next generation of the opportunities available to them, but also to the civil engineering industry which i...

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Pulumi 2.0 Delivers Cloud Engineering Superpowers to Developers PULUMI 2.0 DELIVERS CLOUD ENGINEERING SUPERPOWERS TO DEVELOPERS

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Apr 21, 2020

Cloud Infrastructure and Engineering Leader, Pulumi announced version 2.0 of its platform. The new version comes equipped with policy, testing, and architecture as code to infrastructure provisioning. The users are calling these updates as superpowers that the company has added to the platform. The ...

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COVID-19: Construction Companies and Others Help with PPE COVID-19: CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES AND OTHERS HELP WITH PPE

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Apr 21, 2020

As nations the world over continue working through the uncertainty of COVID-19, personal protective equipment is more important than ever. Under these circumstances, however, PPE doesn’t relate to the hard hats, eye protection and steel toe boots our concrete blog typically covers. It’s ...

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Futuristic learning modules that need to be part of engineering education FUTURISTIC LEARNING MODULES THAT NEED TO BE PART OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION

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Apr 20, 2020

Engineering technology is evolving at a rapid pace across the world. Companies are depending on newer technologies like artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and automation. The new-age curriculum has transformed the way engineering education is delivered in the classroom. Here are fu...

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OxBlue Announces AI-Based Capabilities for Social Distancing OXBLUE ANNOUNCES AI-BASED CAPABILITIES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

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Apr 20, 2020

OxBlue.Com, an Atlanta-Based Technology Company and the Leader in Professional Construction Camera Services, Has Announced the Development of Artificial Intelligence-Based Technology for Detecting Social Distancing on Construction Sites. OxBlue, an Atlanta-based technology company and the leader in ...

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Including STEM engagement in U.S. COVID-19 recovery efforts INCLUDING STEM ENGAGEMENT IN U.S. COVID-19 RECOVERY EFFORTS

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Apr 17, 2020

In addition to their core research work, many Federal science agencies have a mission to engage the public with current scientific research; educate Americans in science, technology, engineering, and math; and seed tomorrow’s workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasizes the importance of provid...

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How BIM helps general contractors win more business HOW BIM HELPS GENERAL CONTRACTORS WIN MORE BUSINESS

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Apr 17, 2020

No industry in the world remains untouched by digital technology. For the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, this holds especially true. Technology is making vast improvements in the way general contractors plan and build projects, paving the way for a reimagined future. One techn...

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Marvels of engineering: railway tunnels MARVELS OF ENGINEERING: RAILWAY TUNNELS

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Apr 16, 2020

What do engineers do when confronted with a geographical barrier such as a hill while building railways? They generally build a railway tunnel to go through these obstacles for trains, using special devices such as tunnel boring machines. But do you know how they decide on which type of train tunnel...

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The Basics of Lean Construction Methods THE BASICS OF LEAN CONSTRUCTION METHODS

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Apr 16, 2020

Most construction companies want to deliver the best possible results for their clients while expending the least possible resources. Yet, the construction industry has traditionally been littered with waste and inefficiencies. Today, some of the most successful companies use lean construction philo...

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On Engineering in Crisis: Strategizing and Finding Consistency ON ENGINEERING IN CRISIS: STRATEGIZING AND FINDING CONSISTENCY

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Apr 16, 2020

Over the next few weeks, we invite you to join us for a short-form blog series on how SWE Members are navigating the world amidst COVID-19. In this third blog, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jersey. Today, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jerse...

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Women in Engineering at the University of Waterloo WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

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Apr 15, 2020

Women in Engineering at the University of Waterloo exists to support current female engineers and university students, while encouraging the next generation of women to pursue careers in engineering. WiE is an inclusive community that encourages participation regardless of gender, orientation, or ba...

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Why Construction Companies Need Software Optimization WHY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES NEED SOFTWARE OPTIMIZATION

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Apr 15, 2020

The construction industry is a broad one and it includes different types of companies which supply construction materials or perform various types of building industrial, residential, commercial and institutional, etc. In such companies employees usually have to create and manage numerous documents,...

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Making an Impact: Developing and Building Solutions for Our Engineers MAKING AN IMPACT: DEVELOPING AND BUILDING SOLUTIONS FOR OUR ENGINEERS

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Apr 15, 2020

I first joined MongoDB as a Technical Services Engineer for Applications and Integrations. It was one of the most challenging work experiences that I have ever had and it was way outside of my comfort zone. The variety of technologies and IT knowledge involved is super impressive and I had a lot to ...

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COVID-19 & Construction: You COVID-19 & CONSTRUCTION: YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Apr 12, 2020

Tom, we’ve known you for many years while you were the CTO of EllisDon, one of Canada’s largest general contractors. Now you’re the President and CEO of CanBIM, a non-profit focused on construction technology in Canada, probably the largest organization like that in Canada. And a f...

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How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster HOW PREFAB CAN ENABLE THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO BRING MUCH NEEDED BEDS TO HOSPITALS, FASTER

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Apr 12, 2020

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic-and saving lives-depends largely on the availability of medical supplies, including the capacity of hospitals. But the United States lags behind other nations, with only 2.8 beds per thousand people compared to 4.3 in China and 12.8 in South Korea. The sheer pace of th...

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CNC-Robotic by SIEMENS Chemnitz CNC-ROBOTIC BY SIEMENS CHEMNITZ

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Apr 09, 2020

As You can see: Thread forming using CNC robotics in the SIEMENS factory for combination technology Chemnitz. The control is carried out by SINUMERIK Run MyRobot Direct Control. A special, standardized switchgear Robot Control Cabinet)was developed for this purpose to control the robot kinematics pe...

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Four women take top spots in civil engineering at UCT FOUR WOMEN TAKE TOP SPOTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AT UCT

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Apr 09, 2020

For the second year in a row, women have taken most of the top spots in the final-year civil engineering class at the University of Cape Town – a salute to excellence and a spur to equality. They are Mwana Mwale, who was top of the class, Ameenah Abrahams, Tarie Mufunde and Rhonda Hyde. Dean o...

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New partnership to develop the engineers of the future NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP THE ENGINEERS OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 09, 2020

Engineers Australia is delighted to announce its partnership with Autodesk. Over the last several decades, Autodesk has driven innovation in every industry – pushing the boundaries of what’s possible across architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment. ...

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Transforming the Building Industry with the use of Immersive Technology TRANSFORMING THE BUILDING INDUSTRY WITH THE USE OF IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 09, 2020

The building industry is a trillion dollar global market, which has typically comprised fragmented workflows and a general aversion to tech-based disruption. While some of these hurdles have been crossed in recent years – within the design niche, this specifically entails the use of BIM data a...

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uOttawa - Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design UOTTAWA - CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

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Apr 08, 2020

The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Design of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa offers you engineering design and entrepreneurship education and experience. It is the place to develop your entrepreneurial and engineering design skills through engineering design cours...

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Small Business Loans For Construction During Coronavirus SMALL BUSINESS LOANS FOR CONSTRUCTION DURING CORONAVIRUS

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Apr 08, 2020

On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This law provides significant support, resources, and $350 billion in loans and grants to construction businesses. In this article, we’ll cover what contra...

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New Solution Processing Methods for Organic Electronic Devices NEW SOLUTION PROCESSING METHODS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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Apr 07, 2020

The field of organic electronics has seen a lot of interest in recent years. On the whole, the performance and efficiency of organic electronic devices are not typically as high as inorganic-based electronics. However, their unique properties – especially their flexibility, conformability and ...

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6 Ways to Boost Occupational Health in Construction 6 WAYS TO BOOST OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION

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Apr 07, 2020

Creating homes and structures from scratch is a rewarding career path for many. However, working in construction has unique risks and stressors. Exposure to harmful chemicals, constant loud noise, handling heavy loads, and potential hazards such as falling from a high place or electric shocks are am...

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Local construction continues with safety protocols in place LOCAL CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES WITH SAFETY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE

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Apr 07, 2020

The city’s leadership hosted a Community Chat with Mayor Eric Niemann tonight through videoconferencing. Besides the mayor, City Manager Chris Workman was also on hand to answer any questions. At a point in the meeting when Niemann and Workman were taking questions, I threw out a couple of que...

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AI Requires Tailored DRAM Solutions AI REQUIRES TAILORED DRAM SOLUTIONS

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Apr 06, 2020

For over 30 years, DRAM has continuously adapted to the needs of each new wave of hardware spanning PCs, game consoles, mobile phones and cloud servers. AI/ML may be the biggest challenge yet. Artificial intelligence is the study and application of providing hardware and software that attempt to emu...

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How ALPES TOPO monitors the construction of towers with wireless sensors HOW ALPES TOPO MONITORS THE CONSTRUCTION OF TOWERS WITH WIRELESS SENSORS

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Apr 06, 2020

Faced with an unusual measurement scenario, ALPES TOPO, a survey company with expertise on large construction sites, engaged the technical assistance of Leica Geosystems in the setting up of an innovative monitoring system. Leica Geosystems monitoring experts provided a solution with wireless geotec...

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Managing BIM in Architecture MANAGING BIM IN ARCHITECTURE

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Apr 05, 2020

Managing BIM in one of Norway’s leading architectural offices is no easy task. This week’s interview is with Margarida Barbosa, BIM Manager at A-lab Architects in Oslo, Norway. Margarida has a PhD from the Technical University of Lisbon which focussed on As-Built Building Information Mod...

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Why women in STEM matter WHY WOMEN IN STEM MATTER

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Apr 03, 2020

Despite intention, words affect people in numerous ways. Linguistic mindfulness is as applicable to the sciences as it is to the humanities. While many critique the scientific community’s diligence as political correctness, the ultimate goal of using precise diction is to reflect our meaning a...

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Bidding & Jobsite Activity HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING CONSTRUCTION BIDDING & JOBSITE ACTIVITY

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Apr 03, 2020

It’s been 12 23 days since the World Health Organization proclaimed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the U.S., as of March 23 April 3, there have been approximately 38,500 245,000 cases and over 400 6,000 deaths due to the virus. The situation is really starting to worsen as we’re...

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Trade Winds Single-Point Store for construction chemicals products TRADE WINDS SINGLE-POINT STORE FOR CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS PRODUCTS

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Apr 02, 2020

Rapid developments in emerging countries and the use of innovative products and materials in construction activities have supported the growth of construction chemicals markets. Construction activities are driven by continuing industrialization and urbanization. Increasing construction expenditures ...

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Studying Engineering Management at the University of Leeds STUDYING ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

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Apr 02, 2020

Engineering can change the world, discover more by studying Engineering Management at the Univeristy of Leeds. The Engineering Management course is delivered fully online by four outstanding, highly ranked engineering schools. By blending the industry knowledge of these schools into one curriculum, ...

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How electricity REALLY works HOW ELECTRICITY REALLY WORKS

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Apr 02, 2020

If electricity is a mystery to you, this is the explanation you have been looking for. My dad has been studying this matter for years now. He has no formal education in electrical engineering, but in the fine tradition of natural science and philosophers of old, he has spent many hours observing nat...

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8 Strategies to Improve Virtual Collaboration in Construction 8 STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE VIRTUAL COLLABORATION IN CONSTRUCTION

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Apr 02, 2020

Collaboration – whether it happens in-person or in a digital space – is crucial in construction. While the contributions of individual team members matter, projects are only successful when team members and stakeholders can come together to solve problems and coordinate work. A heightene...

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Geomatics Engineering Technology GEOMATICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 01, 2020

Geomatics Engineering Technology provides education and training in the collection, analysis, storage, distribution and application of spatial data used in land development. The program emphasizes the use of technology for data collection, including electronic equipment for measuring, satellites for...

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CAD Web Viewing and Augmented Reality FREE TO ALL! CAD WEB VIEWING AND AUGMENTED REALITY FREE TO ALL!

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Apr 01, 2020

Siemens DI SW offers the possibility to upload up to 5 GB of CAD data in various formats found on our CAD File Sharing Portal. 3D CAD formats NX, Solid Edge, STEP, ProE, SolidWorks, Inventor, Neutral 3D formats JT, Iges, Step, VRML, Parasolid, STL, 2D formats Solid Edge and DWG, This data can be vie...

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4 Ways to Avoid Big Construction Management Projects Mistakes 4 WAYS TO AVOID BIG CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROJECTS MISTAKES

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Apr 01, 2020

Construction mistakes are a common occurrence and as expensive as a construction project is, any mistakes during the project can prove to be equally costly for the company. Moreover, when it comes to big projects, the last thing a contractor wants to deal with are extra costs. Construction mistakes ...

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An Introduction Into Digital Construction Tools AN INTRODUCTION INTO DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION TOOLS

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Mar 31, 2020

In our latest series with Kevin Kinahan, we get a quick introduction into Trimbles latest digital construction tools. According to a recent post, the construction industry as a whole has seen little to no improvement in productivity over the past eight decades.

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All you need to know about vehicle active sound design ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VEHICLE ACTIVE SOUND DESIGN

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Mar 31, 2020

The growing electrification trend in the automotive industry is noticeably reshaping vehicle development. This new power train concept has a direct impact on other vehicle performance aspects and introduces new challenges. One of the main concerns that is even changing the legal framework on the int...

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8 Tips for Remote Work in Construction 8 TIPS FOR REMOTE WORK IN CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 31, 2020

In recent weeks, construction professionals around the world find themselves having to navigate a new type of jobsite. The sound of heavy machinery has been replaced with a distracting stream of laughs, cries, and even barks from new coworkers, and WFH outfits have temporarily replaced tried and tru...

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Solutions for energy and utilities performance engineering SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY AND UTILITIES PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

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Mar 26, 2020

Discover how Simcenter Simulation and Test Solutions support energy and utilities owners and operators, utility service companies and equipment manufacturers with the deployment of simulation-based solutions that facilitate supply chain collaboration in the design, construction, maintenance and reti...

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Everything you need to know about BIM Level of Development EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIM LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 26, 2020

LOD is a means of defining the extent to which model elements have been developed, from conception in the mind of the designer through to their construction and operation. Level of Development is a conceptual framework that attempts to address the fact that model elements develop at different rates ...

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Full Throttle: Altair Accelerates Engineering Simulations with NVIDIA GPUs FULL THROTTLE: ALTAIR ACCELERATES ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS WITH NVIDIA GPUS

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Mar 26, 2020

Whether analyzing fluid dynamics or speccing performance, engineers need to create high-quality simulations long before a single physical prototype takes shape. To help engineers gain deeper insights into their designs, two products from engineering software company Altair - Altair AcuSolve and Thea...

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Exceptional Engineering: World EXCEPTIONAL ENGINEERING: WORLD'S BIGGEST TRUCK FACTORY

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Mar 24, 2020

With more than 11,000 employees, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth is the largest truck factory in the world. Every day more than 400 fully roadworthy trucks run off the line here. From Worth am Rhein they are exported all over the world - sometimes even via the factory-owned container port. The...

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QR Codes in Construction: How Do They Help? QR CODES IN CONSTRUCTION: HOW DO THEY HELP?

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Mar 24, 2020

In the construction and architecture industry, mistakes cannot be made. Construction companies and owners end up taking the fall if and when mistakes are made. Building materials and assets in a construction site are typically high-priced and sometimes, even unprocurable if exported from a different...

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Coronavirus and Construction: What Should We Do Right Now? CORONAVIRUS AND CONSTRUCTION: WHAT SHOULD WE DO RIGHT NOW?

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Mar 23, 2020

What should construction do right now? That’s one of the big questions facing the industry today. In Arizona, we are continuing to work as much as possible. The big question is, Should we continue to work, and how do we do it? Several groups have weighed in on this and I wanted to share the be...

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The 6 Advantages of Reverse Engineering THE 6 ADVANTAGES OF REVERSE ENGINEERING

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Mar 20, 2020

Reverse engineering is an efficient way for the engineers to disintegrate a finished and working model of a physical structure to develop an enhanced version. The infographic concerns itself with the advantages of the process of reverse engineering and the benefits that engineers levy from it. It ta...

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Top Five Considerations for Construction Projects During the COVID-19 Outbreak TOP FIVE CONSIDERATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

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Mar 20, 2020

The United States is facing unprecedented change and upheaval as it navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. Thompson Hine is analyzing all the relevant issues to keep you ahead of the curve. Here are the top five issues that might have an impact on construction projects. Delays caused by force majeure can ...

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Advancements in Automotive Technology to Watch Out For ADVANCEMENTS IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH OUT FOR

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Mar 20, 2020

Automotive technology has come a long way since the car was first invented. From electronics that control your LED brake lights to driver override systems, there isn’t much that can’t be done with a vehicle in 2020. Whether you’re a car collector or just a driver, you should know a...

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Manufacturing and engineering, and Covid-19 MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING, AND COVID-19

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Mar 20, 2020

Just a week ago our world looked very different. This week we’re in the midst of one of the biggest health crises the world has ever seen. We have been thinking long and hard about how we respond to this awful situation. One of the serious concerns right now is our lack of preparedness for thi...

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Regenerative Solutions: Make the right choice to drive electrical efficiency REGENERATIVE SOLUTIONS: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE TO DRIVE ELECTRICAL EFFICIENCY

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Mar 19, 2020

Regenerative solutions are safe method of directing energy back onto the line. These systems can pay back the cost of the regenerative device and the variable frequency drive operating the motor. This article compares a few of the most common regenerative solutions to present the advantages and disa...

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4 Big Takeaways from CONEXPO 2020 4 BIG TAKEAWAYS FROM CONEXPO 2020

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Mar 19, 2020

As the global construction industry came together for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 on March 10-13 in Las Vegas, it became apparent to us at Autodesk that the construction industry feels as excited as ever about what the jobsite of the future may look like. With 130,000 registrations for the once-every-three...

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Data-driven software engineering: How to avoid common problems DATA-DRIVEN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: HOW TO AVOID COMMON PROBLEMS

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Mar 18, 2020

In today’s digital world, data is constantly being generated, evaluated, and updated. It also plays an important role in the work of software engineers by providing accurate, actionable feedback that helps engineers understand where and how to make improvements to a product or process. Data al...

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UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering UCL DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PHYSICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

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Mar 17, 2020

Meet some of the staff and students from the UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, learn about the career opportunities open to our graduates, and find out how you can apply to our courses. The UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering produces internationa...

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4 Ways to Curb Distracted Workers 4 WAYS TO CURB DISTRACTED WORKERS

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Mar 17, 2020

Earlier this month was National Day of Unplugging. Around the globe, people took a 24-hour detox from technology in order to connect more with the people around them. Naturally, the challenge took place from Friday night to Saturday night, because most people are unable to unplug at work. Or are the...

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How UK and Ireland Construction Companies Create Higher Trust - and Higher Profitability HOW UK AND IRELAND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES CREATE HIGHER TRUST - AND HIGHER PROFITABILITY

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Mar 16, 2020

Trust has always been at the heart of the construction industry. Whether you’re turning up for a day at work at the Gherkin in London, enjoying a rugby match at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium or catching a train at Amsterdam Centraal, you need to trust that the infrastructure around you is well-...

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Insightful engineering at enterprise scale INSIGHTFUL ENGINEERING AT ENTERPRISE SCALE

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Mar 16, 2020

IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management provides the intelligence, insights, and expertise to digitally transform your business operations. By implementing an end-to-end ELM solution, you can scale your engineering teams to deliver better products faster. Empower your engineers to more easily manage ea...

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COVID-19: The Economic Impact on Construction COVID-19: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 16, 2020

Publicly panicking a world by stating that this is a pandemic isn’t going to solve the immediate problem the world is facing. We are already hearing China is reporting that its citizens are getting a better handle on containing the virus, which is great news from a human, public health, and ec...

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Influencing the debate around climate change and CO2? INFLUENCING THE DEBATE AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE AND CO2?

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Mar 16, 2020

As the world’s population wakes up to the significant risks and challenges created by climate change I am rightly challenged over what actions ICE has taken to tackle the issue and lead the debate. I promised last time I wrote that I would focus this installment on that very issue. However, I ...

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Why Design-Assist Should Be Used in Complex Projects WHY DESIGN-ASSIST SHOULD BE USED IN COMPLEX PROJECTS

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Mar 13, 2020

Throughout history, construction has always followed the Design-Bid-Build delivery method. This straightforward, 3-step process first involves an owner hiring an architect to design a building, followed by a bidding process that results in a general contractor – typically the lowest bidder &nd...

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Why Autonomous Equipment is Great for the Construction Industry WHY AUTONOMOUS EQUIPMENT IS GREAT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 12, 2020

Built Robotics is developing fully autonomous heavy equipment by retrofitting existing equipment using hardware and sensors to enable full autonomy. Instead of eliminating people's jobs, these autonomous machines can help as contractors struggle during the worker shortage. We believe if we autom...

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Sustainable Construction and its Role in Making a Better Modern World SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND ITS ROLE IN MAKING A BETTER MODERN WORLD

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Mar 12, 2020

Green and sustainable – these have become the main objectives of most construction projects being made today. And why not when they offer a lot of benefits not just to the environment but to the building owner and occupants too. When we hear of sustainability, the first context that comes to m...

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Study Material Engineering Technology at NAIT STUDY MATERIAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AT NAIT

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Mar 12, 2020

NAIT’s Materials Engineering Technology Program prepares students for a diverse and rewarding career in their profession. Our graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of industrial settings including oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, construction, pulp and paper and re...

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Containing CO2 during construction CONTAINING CO2 DURING CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 12, 2020

BuroHappold Engineering made its Climate Emergency Tool Kit available last September. To develop this tool, the firm consulted with AIA about how it benchmarks embodied carbon. Data from Quartz’s LCA tool is built into the engineering firm’s Buildings & Habitats object Model BHoM dat...

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The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value THE HIDDEN SAVINGS OF ENGINEERING VALUE

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Mar 12, 2020

The so-called bottom line is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic race to the bottom can have dramatically negative effects on the true cost of a solar control p...

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Charging into the future CHARGING INTO THE FUTURE

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Mar 11, 2020

The number of electric vehicles being driven in New Zealand is expected to increase significantly over the coming years. By the end of 2021, the government aims to have 64,000 electric vehicles on the road. In effect, it won’t be too long before more and more companies start offering charging ...

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Afraid of heights? Drones, AI and digitalization to the rescue! AFRAID OF HEIGHTS? DRONES, AI AND DIGITALIZATION TO THE RESCUE!

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Mar 11, 2020

As 5G roll-outs continue to gather momentum worldwide, network complexity and site numbers will grow. Here’s a look at how drones, machine learning, and AI-powered solutions are helping to accelerate site deployment and roll-out while reducing health and safety hazards. When I started my caree...

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Public Safety Orientation For Construction Sites PUBLIC SAFETY ORIENTATION FOR CONSTRUCTION SITES

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Mar 10, 2020

Cleveland Construction Inc.'s Public Safety Orientation video outlines: Who is The Public? Our Responsibility to Public Safety. Best Practices to Protect The Public. Construction sites can be dangerous places. Often, they are home to large pieces of machinery, heavy objects, and moving vehicles....

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Why Fast and Accurate Financial Reporting is Critical for Construction Firms WHY FAST AND ACCURATE FINANCIAL REPORTING IS CRITICAL FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

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Mar 09, 2020

Executing the vision of your construction firm is priority number one. This list shows the top ten ways that fast and accurate financial reporting delivers increased value to your firm, helping to round out your vision. From enabling cash flow for new projects to the decision-making process needed f...

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Engineering Drawings in SOLIDWORKS ENGINEERING DRAWINGS IN SOLIDWORKS

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Mar 09, 2020

Overview of the major benefits of using SOLIDWORKS for engineering drawing creation, as well as discussion on the importance of detailed 2D technical drawings, tolerancing, and part inspection.

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Nurturing female ambassadors in STEM from a young age NURTURING FEMALE AMBASSADORS IN STEM FROM A YOUNG AGE

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Mar 09, 2020

It’s widely recognised that the global STEM sector has struggled to recruit more women into science, tech, engineering and mathematical careers. In line with this, female student enrolment globally, for STEM-related subjects at degree level is particularly low with only 5% of women choosing na...

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Providing complete digital environment to AEC Industry PROVIDING COMPLETE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT TO AEC INDUSTRY

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Mar 09, 2020

Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms use GIS and BIM solutions mostly for planning purposes. GIS helps identify site related issues; BIM supports building related activities. We see more AEC firms getting interested in post construction lifecycle phases too, helping facility owners renov...

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Augmenting the field service worker: Bidirectional insights unleash enterprise growth AUGMENTING THE FIELD SERVICE WORKER: BIDIRECTIONAL INSIGHTS UNLEASH ENTERPRISE GROWTH

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Mar 06, 2020

Field service technicians have a unique and valuable vantage on a company's customers and products. Yet, much of what they perceive and do on the job isn't captured in a way that delivers the most value. Assistive technology offers a solution, creating an important link between field service...

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Digital Connectivity and AI Transforming Engineering Services and Economic Outcomes DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY AND AI TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING SERVICES AND ECONOMIC OUTCOMES

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Mar 06, 2020

Because the business landscape is subject to constant change, many organizations choose to focus their time and energy on core operations and outsource electrical infrastructure support to firms offering specialized engineering and maintenance services. Partnering with the right service provider can...

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The Dyson story: Engineering better technology THE DYSON STORY: ENGINEERING BETTER TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 05, 2020

Problem solving is a disease – it is a mountain to climb James Dyson discusses Dyson's approach to engineering. Since Dyson released the first bagless vacuum cleaner in 1993, we have been solving the problems that others ignore. We engineer solutions to everyday problems, from capturing di...

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Why Choose an Integrated Project Delivery Platform in a World of Niche? WHY CHOOSE AN INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY PLATFORM IN A WORLD OF NICHE?

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Mar 05, 2020

Owner organizations across asset-intensive and manufacturing industries are striving to deliver projects whilst looking to digitally transform their businesses. It’s ever easier for business units and departments within these organisations to adopt niche cloud products to support their individ...

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The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Mechanical Engineering THE ROLE OF AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Mar 05, 2020

MechE Department Head Allen Robinson and several other faculty members explain how artificial intelligence and machine learning affect their research and the curricula they teach, both at the graduate and undergraduate level.

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Creating safer construction projects with virtual reality CREATING SAFER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

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Mar 05, 2020

Safety management and training is a top priority for the construction industry. Involving workers and providing ongoing access to safety training are top aspects of a world-class safety program, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics report. VR is one of the top technologies expected to improve s...

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Alexandra Bolton on skills and education in transforming construction ALEXANDRA BOLTON ON SKILLS AND EDUCATION IN TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 05, 2020

Securing the skills, training and education required to transform construction requires industry, government and academia to work together towards a shared goal. We need both capability and capacity in the work force and that in turn needs new skills, education and training to support change. While ...

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Cybersecurity and SMEs: what construction companies can learn from military intelligence CYBERSECURITY AND SMES: WHAT CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES CAN LEARN FROM MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 04, 2020

Cyber criminals don’t just target individuals and big corporations, so how do you close the chinks in your digital armour? Last year, I attended an event for SMEs hosted by HSBC and like all good seminars I left with plenty of food for thought – but the talk that stuck with me was Barry ...

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Celebrate World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development CELEBRATE WORLD ENGINEERING DAY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 04, 2020

The World Federation of Engineering Organisations WFEO proposed 4th March as World Engineering Day, as an opportunity to celebrate the important contributions of engineers and engineering to sustainable development and modern life. Organisations and offices of the United Nations, governments, civil ...

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What is architectural engineering? WHAT IS ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING?

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Mar 03, 2020

What is the field of architectural engineering? What do architectural engineers do in the workforce? How to they impact their communities? Find out in our four-part series on architectural engineering, a five-year undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at Penn State.

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Technologies and STEM-trends in education TECHNOLOGIES AND STEM-TRENDS IN EDUCATION

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Mar 03, 2020

In education, the term STEM is often used – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. This is a modern teaching methodology using programs that prepares students for successful employment and contributes to the acquisition of skills in technology, mathematics, and science. This approach c...

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Celebrating Women in Construction – Engineering Equality CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION – ENGINEERING EQUALITY

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Mar 03, 2020

For over a century, International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8th March. The first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people and it has grown year on year, applauding the social, economic and political achievements of women and marking a continuing call to ...

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Women in Engineering WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

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Mar 02, 2020

As part of International Women's Day, we caught up with Project Engineer, Carishma Yel to find out a little more about life in the engineering industry and how her skills are allowing her to make a difference in her field!

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The Future of CX in the Automotive & Transportation Industry THE FUTURE OF CX IN THE AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

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Mar 02, 2020

The automotive industry is going through the greatest revolution in its history. From insurance and financing to after-market services and flexible business models, digital disruption is driving every organization out of its comfort zone. In this white paper, you’ll learn how technology-driven...

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Redefining the Future of the Construction Industry REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 02, 2020

The spirit of innovation is alive and well in the small business world and the pace of innovation is on a true upward trajectory. Labor shortages and accelerating costs are 2 major issues facing many industries today and the construction industry is one of those industries where those issues are fro...

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Technology Is Changing the Face of Construction TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FACE OF CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 02, 2020

Cutting-edge technology is changing the way things are done in many fields, including construction. At Tucker Paving, we know the importance of keeping up with the times in order to remain productive and competitive. Advances are being made in construction to allow for quicker build times, safer wor...

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How To Use Chaos Engineering for Observability HOW TO USE CHAOS ENGINEERING FOR OBSERVABILITY

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Mar 02, 2020

There’s an old truth in software development that your backup is only as good as your last restore. Something similar can be said for your observability platform: You don’t really know how good it is until your system hits a snag, and you can correlate spikes on your dashboards with real...

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The Science of Construction Equipment Buy vs. Rent Decisions THE SCIENCE OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT BUY VS. RENT DECISIONS

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Feb 28, 2020

Productive work sites can require a variety of construction equipment types, from aerial work platforms and earthmoving equipment to generators, hand tools and light towers. But too many contractors overspend on equipment because they don’t do adequate buy vs. rent analyses that would likely r...

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Impact of BIM on construction management industry IMPACT OF BIM ON CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

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Feb 28, 2020

The construction industry is one of the fastest-growing industries as the skyscrapers are more in demand. The value of the real estate is increasing which is the reason construction companies are now working on designs that are eco-friendly, cover less space yet provide more facilities within an aff...

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Ensuring the security of engineering software ENSURING THE SECURITY OF ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

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Feb 28, 2020

Commercial organizations and government agencies are common targets of cyber-attacks due to the valuable information they possess. In one dramatic example, information related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, P-8 Poseidon patrol plane, C-130 Hercules cargo plane, Joint Direct Attack Munition bomb, ...

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The Engineering Garage THE ENGINEERING GARAGE

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Feb 27, 2020

The Engineering Garage is not your Dad’s garage. It’s a creative, spacious, open-concept makerspace with two classrooms and a workshop area flanked by team cages and equipment for student use. It’s a space that invites collaboration and inspiration. The Garage is located at 1960 Ar...

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Using simulation to build tomorrow’s electrified heavy equipment USING SIMULATION TO BUILD TOMORROW’S ELECTRIFIED HEAVY EQUIPMENT

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Feb 27, 2020

Competition among established OEMs and start-ups is at a fever pitch as the race to design and develop a fully electric vehicle that meets both customer and regulatory demands continues. The heavy equipment industry, from agricultural to construction, are in the same position. Stringent regulations ...

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The 2020 Guide to Construction Project Management Software THE 2020 GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Feb 27, 2020

According to Deloitte’s 2020 Engineering and Construction Industry Outlook, rising operating costs and labor shortages will require construction companies to devise new partnership models and project structures to remain competitive this year. Construction-focused project management software i...

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How Well Does an Engineering Major Pay? HOW WELL DOES AN ENGINEERING MAJOR PAY?

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Feb 27, 2020

The engineering profession has always been a stable one. Society will always need engineers. Engineering is also still one of the most profitable professions and offers a quick return on your educational investment. Some of the highest paying salaries straight out of college are in engineering or ST...

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Traffic Simulation Modeling Services - Traffic Engineering TRAFFIC SIMULATION MODELING SERVICES - TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

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Feb 26, 2020

Learn how the GPI team builds simulation models that represent individual driver behaviors, roadway geometry, traffic volumes, and even vehicle performance characteristics, and then use those models to support improvement strategies that our traffic engineers are crafting.

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Improve Office & Field Teamwork To Reduce Payment Problems IMPROVE OFFICE & FIELD TEAMWORK TO REDUCE PAYMENT PROBLEMS

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Feb 26, 2020

Pretty much everyone working in construction faces payment problems. In many cases, problematic communication is the main factor behind any payment issues. The link between field and office teams is critical to every phase of a construction project, from bidding to payment. Better office and field t...

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Going Digital in Construction Sector: One Step at a Time GOING DIGITAL IN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: ONE STEP AT A TIME

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Feb 25, 2020

Globalization has driven the use of digital technologies across all industries. While many sectors have adopted the changes as feasible, several are yet to leverage the opportunities arising out of the same. According to different studies, the construction industry is also catching up, albeit slowly...

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Siemens Virtual Reality - factory training and engineering expertise SIEMENS VIRTUAL REALITY - FACTORY TRAINING AND ENGINEERING EXPERTISE

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Feb 25, 2020

Siemens brings you factory training and engineering expertise in a whole new way - Virtual Reality. Safe and detailed hands-on training for electrical installations in a virtual space. Siemens in the U.S. wanted to adopt a revolutionary new approach to training that would communicate more informatio...

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So, you want to be a detection engineer? SO, YOU WANT TO BE A DETECTION ENGINEER?

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Feb 25, 2020

Detection engineers design and build security systems that constantly evolve to defend against current threats. Two common defenses include securing networks via configuration changes GPO, basic firewalls, etc. and deploying active prevention security suites advanced firewalls, antivirus, etc. Becau...

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Using Technology to Break Down Silos in Construction USING TECHNOLOGY TO BREAK DOWN SILOS IN CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 25, 2020

For those of us who have worked in the construction industry for many years, it is time we face up to an ugly reality... Our industry has always had a love affair with silos. Silos are endemic in the construction industry. The silos I’m referencing don’t hold grain. Instead, they represe...

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Modern Technologies For Fast Construction Housing MODERN TECHNOLOGIES FOR FAST CONSTRUCTION HOUSING

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Feb 24, 2020

If it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? Despite technological progress, it’s not uncommon for construction companies to still rely on spreadsheets, manual data entry, and paperwork. Low IT budgets and lack of time for training have contributed to a hesitancy around adopting new met...

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Increase Construction Productivity with Mobile Time Tracking Apps INCREASE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY WITH MOBILE TIME TRACKING APPS

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Feb 24, 2020

Since the 1950’s, United States agricultural and manufacturing industries have increased their productivity rates by 1,000%. In stark contrast, productivity rates for the U.S. construction industry haven’t increased at all. Thanks to the rise of construction-technology, there are less ob...

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Testing Cloud application stability using the principles of Chaos Engineering TESTING CLOUD APPLICATION STABILITY USING THE PRINCIPLES OF CHAOS ENGINEERING

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Feb 24, 2020

Across the business landscape, we’re seeing a wholesale movement of services to the Cloud as companies wake up to the benefits of capacity and flexibility that accompany such a shift away from hosting systems on servers. While there are clear advantages to migrating to the cloud, there are cha...

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Going from hot and cold testing of engines to a robust end-of-line testing system for electrified vehicles GOING FROM HOT AND COLD TESTING OF ENGINES TO A ROBUST END-OF-LINE TESTING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES

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Feb 21, 2020

The current trend of electrification in the automotive industry challenges not only the development teams, but also the production lines and quality testing. While the ICE (internal combustion engine) production rely on the well-established hot and cold testing of engines applying vibration and soun...

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Robots at Your Service ROBOTS AT YOUR SERVICE

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Feb 20, 2020

Service robots assist humans in performing tasks that are either too dirty, dull, dangerous, or distant, excluding industrial automation. These semi-autonomous or fully autonomous robots perform domestic tasks-such as vacuuming or lawn maintenance; they work in hospitals, fields, and warehouses; the...

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How Technology and Innovation are Changing the Engineering World HOW TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ARE CHANGING THE ENGINEERING WORLD

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Feb 20, 2020

The home you live in. The roads you travel on. The car you drive. All of this is shaped by engineers. At Deltek, we are celebrating Engineers Week and the impact engineering has had on the world around us. From the material handing work at a cement plant, through the design of a brand new facility, ...

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Suprajit Engineering - A single source of truth SUPRAJIT ENGINEERING - A SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH

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Feb 20, 2020

Suprajit Engineering - A single source of truth - Dassault Systèmes. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Suprajit Engineering benefits from an integrated solution providing a centralized single source of truth which syncs multi-site projects, development changes, product data and requirements man...

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Requirements volatility is the core problem of software engineering REQUIREMENTS VOLATILITY IS THE CORE PROBLEM OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

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Feb 20, 2020

It's now been more than 50 years since the first IFIP Conference on Software Engineering, and in that time there have been many different software engineering methodologies, processes, and models proposed to help software developers achieve that predictable and cost-effective process. But 50 yea...

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Engineering Data Management and Document Control ENGINEERING DATA MANAGEMENT AND DOCUMENT CONTROL

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Feb 20, 2020

Engineering Data Management is all about the creation, version control and fast retrieval of documents. It has little or nothing to do with formal change management, or building a reliable audit trail. Engineering Data Management Systems should make life for the engineer as simple as possible withou...

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Current Issues in Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Management Services CURRENT ISSUES IN PROCUREMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING, AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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Feb 19, 2020

Government Code Sections 4525 define a qualifications-based selection process where public entities may consider the price of proposed services in the procurement. This process was previously a three-step process starting with advertising for statements of qualifications, then developing a short lis...

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How Robotaxis Will Change the Way We Move HOW ROBOTAXIS WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE MOVE

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Feb 19, 2020

From pedicabs to yellow cabs, hailing rides has been a decades-long convenience. App-based services like Uber and Lyft have made on-demand travel even faster and easier. With the advent of autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing promises to raise the bar on safety and efficiency. Known as robotaxis, these...

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Construction safety management technology trends CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Feb 19, 2020

For construction managers, one of their most important responsibilities is safety. No construction manager wants to see any of their employees hurt, and injuries can lead to project delays and increased costs. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available to assist with keeping construction sit...

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Utility Engineering works behind the scenes to keep highway projects on schedule UTILITY ENGINEERING WORKS BEHIND THE SCENES TO KEEP HIGHWAY PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE

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Feb 19, 2020

While the most visible aspect of engineering at ADOT is building, maintaining and operating state highways, there’s a lot of prep work that goes into projects. One area of ADOT that does a lot of preparation work to help keep important highway projects moving on schedule is the Utility and Rai...

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Chaos Engineering Case Study w/ Charter Communications CHAOS ENGINEERING CASE STUDY W/ CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS

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Feb 18, 2020

Charter Communications discusses how they use Gremlin to run Chaos Engineering experiments and build more robust software. DescriptionChaos engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a software system in production in order to build confidence in the system's capability to withstand turbu...

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The Robot That Inspects Construction Sites THE ROBOT THAT INSPECTS CONSTRUCTION SITES

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Feb 18, 2020

This autonomous rover is inspecting construction sites, comparing their physical state against digital information. Construction is one of the world's largest but also most inefficient and wasteful industries. There are estimates that nearly 20% of every construction project is rework. The probl...

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Build highly productive crews with these 10 construction apps for QuickBooks Online Advanced BUILD HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE CREWS WITH THESE 10 CONSTRUCTION APPS FOR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE ADVANCED

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Feb 18, 2020

While shrinking margins and high competition are impacting the construction industry these days, there are opportunities for companies to do things more efficiently, says Christopher Cook, a construction project manager with more than 40 major projects under his belt and author of The Entrepreneuria...

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How to Find Best Material Takeoff & Estimating Company HOW TO FIND BEST MATERIAL TAKEOFF & ESTIMATING COMPANY

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Feb 18, 2020

Construction material takeoff is considered as a very important part of the overall cost estimation in any construction project. Without a price estimation, it is not only difficult to provide a layout but lack of material estimation also raises a lot of doubt later. In this process, the contractors...

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A recent compilation of some of our projects 2020 A RECENT COMPILATION OF SOME OF OUR PROJECTS 2020

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Feb 17, 2020

Cleveland Bridge is an international technology-based engineering, construction and steel fabrication business, with a 150-year track record of constructing bridges and structures around the world as well as a strong portfolio of highways and rail bridge projects throughout the UK.

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Washington Goes West: GTC 2020 Explores AI in Federal Government WASHINGTON GOES WEST: GTC 2020 EXPLORES AI IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Feb 17, 2020

The future of government will come into focus in Silicon Valley next month when experts from industries and government converge to discuss AI and high performance computing at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. Following on the success of GTC DC 2019, GTC 2020, taking place March 22-26 in San Jos...

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Top Eight Benefits of Construction Software TOP EIGHT BENEFITS OF CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

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Feb 17, 2020

Accelerating digitisation is one of the main trends for the construction industry in 2020. This means construction companies need to find software solutions that serve them best. While they may consider investing in generic software that spans multiple industries, this type of software will not addr...

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5 TIPS TO NAIL YOUR VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGY 5 TIPS TO NAIL YOUR VIDEO MARKETING STRATEGY

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Feb 13, 2020

Oftentimes, our social media video marketing efforts are weighed down by our own customers for the lack of thoughtful stories that can touch upon them. These are like run-of-the-mill, telling everything that the target viewers are least interested in knowing. And the heavy budgets we utilize to crea...

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STEM is on the rise. How can schools help? STEM IS ON THE RISE. HOW CAN SCHOOLS HELP?

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Feb 13, 2020

Over the last decade, the U.S. has created nearly 2 million new STEM jobs - but students math and science scores continue to lag behind other nations, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment. STEM includes many ever-evolving and expanding fields, and success requires the abil...

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The Importance of Safety on Construction Sites THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

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Feb 13, 2020

Not only does safety on construction sites protect your workers, but it also keeps the public safe. Construction sites are usually located in busy areas where the general public is coming and going. Inadequate safety protocols can allow objects to fall on innocent bystanders, putting people not even...

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Chemical Engineering at Michigan CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT MICHIGAN

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Feb 12, 2020

Our world is facing big problems, from energy, to healthcare, to the environment. Chemical Engineers at the University of Michigan are ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st Century. At Michigan, you will engineer matter across scales, from molecules and materials to micromachines and medicines....

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6 Construction Tech Trends in 2020 6 CONSTRUCTION TECH TRENDS IN 2020

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Feb 12, 2020

Innovation is increasing as shown by advancements brought about by technology, according to an article in Reading Eagle. For example, drones and 3D printing are now more prevalent than before, and may be further embraced by the construction industry in 2020. The design-build approach, or Integrated ...

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BIM - A remarkable tool to organize Construction Industry BIM - A REMARKABLE TOOL TO ORGANIZE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Feb 12, 2020

BIM Services are the core of Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry professionals and these services enhance their working while designing and construction of the building. The inception of Building Information Modeling technology has notably changed the way of design development of a b...

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Celebrating LafargeHolcim’s Women in STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics CELEBRATING LAFARGEHOLCIM’S WOMEN IN STEM: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS

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Feb 11, 2020

For the United Nations’ Women and Girls in Science Day, we’re spotlighting five STEM Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics talents from our global community who drive business results and blaze trails for others to follow.

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Service Tech Mobile Unveiled at AHR SERVICE TECH MOBILE UNVEILED AT AHR

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Feb 11, 2020

The recent AHR Expo 2020 was a showcase of the very latest - and coolest - technologies for service contractors. From cutting-edge air and water purification systems to virtual reality headsets to advanced sensors and alert systems to enhance safety, one thing is clear: service contractors today hav...

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EDM set to lead skills development in new £10 million digital engineering centre EDM SET TO LEAD SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN NEW £10 MILLION DIGITAL ENGINEERING CENTRE

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Feb 11, 2020

UWE Bristol will play a central role in a new £10 million digital engineering centre for the region. The Centre for Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation is a research, innovation and skills initiative created to develop and accelerate digital engineering across multiple industry sec...

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The Engineer’s Guide to the Resilient Platform THE ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO THE RESILIENT PLATFORM

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Feb 10, 2020

Engineers are facing ever-increasing pressure from business executives to incorporate innovative technologies into their products. The realities of creating new and unexplored concepts, while accounting for more and more smart connected products, and continually adapting to changing market uncertain...

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Financial Engineering: How To Make SAP Shareholders Happy FINANCIAL ENGINEERING: HOW TO MAKE SAP SHAREHOLDERS HAPPY

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Feb 10, 2020

SAP is tweaking and twisting everything it can to make everybody happy. The efforts of Mucic, Morgan and Klein are remarkable. The three musketeers strike again: SAP co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein as well as CFO Luka Mucic want to make everyone in the SAP community happy, and they want ...

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION FROM A LEADER IN SLAM-BASED LASER SCANNING

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Feb 10, 2020

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true that every construct...

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Where Do America’s Mechanical Engineers Work? WHERE DO AMERICA’S MECHANICAL ENGINEERS WORK?

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Feb 06, 2020

Mechanical engineers are found in dozens of industries, and the technical divisions of ASME span from aerospace to tribology. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the arm of the U.S. government tasked with tracking employment, found that of the 303,440 mechanical engineers at work in the United ...

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Construction Software Implementation Success: Avoid Problems and Make Your Implementation Successful CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESS: AVOID PROBLEMS AND MAKE YOUR IMPLEMENTATION SUCCESSFUL

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Feb 06, 2020

Longtime construction software expert, Tom Cofer, shares his experience with construction software implementations. He covers discusses the areas that often cause implementations to fail, and also how to avoid those pitfalls so that your implementation will be a success!

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Improve Jobsite Security in 2020 with New Construction Technologies IMPROVE JOBSITE SECURITY IN 2020 WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

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Feb 06, 2020

New construction technologies are emerging that may change the fate of would-be thieves, making it much more difficult to get away without getting caught. Jobsite security has always been a top priority for construction firms. According to the most recent Equipment Theft Report from the National Equ...

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3 research-backed principles that help you scale your engineering org 3 RESEARCH-BACKED PRINCIPLES THAT HELP YOU SCALE YOUR ENGINEERING ORG

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Feb 06, 2020

Lead growth, facilitate change, and design teams with a little help from the laws of social science and project management. As engineering teams grow, obvious difficulties arise. It’s simple math. You can’t keep up with everyone, and everything, in the same way as you did when the team w...

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Autonomous Car Development: The Frontier of Auto Engineering AUTONOMOUS CAR DEVELOPMENT: THE FRONTIER OF AUTO ENGINEERING

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Feb 06, 2020

The simplest way to predict the future is to make it yourself. Watch Mariana Van Zeller as she travels across the world to the BMW Autonomous Driving Lab in Munich, Germany to reveal the inner workings of driverless car development, the latest frontier in auto engineering. Tune in as BMW autonomous ...

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European construction trends: What will 2020 hold for countries across the continent? EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION TRENDS: WHAT WILL 2020 HOLD FOR COUNTRIES ACROSS THE CONTINENT?

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Feb 06, 2020

The European continent can boast some very impressive construction projects. Construction has begun on the 18-km Fehmarn Belt Fixed Line, which will link islands in Denmark and Germany together through a tunnel under the Baltic Sea. In the Netherlands, the country’s first off-shore wind farm, ...

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The Go-to Guide to Construction Management You Need in Your Life THE GO-TO GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

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Feb 06, 2020

As the population of the world continues to increase day by day, the world of construction is thriving. People need housing and places to eat or work. Needless to say, the industry is close to touching $1.4 trillion by next year. This is a huge amount of money and these types of facts and figures ar...

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How Virtual Reality is Shaping the Construction Industry? HOW VIRTUAL REALITY IS SHAPING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

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Feb 05, 2020

The construction industry is constantly evolving and experts are continuing to research new tools and ways to optimize the process. People had been using plain paper, pen, and verbal planning in the initial days. With time the new technology introduced CAD software and Building Information Model BIM...

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Acumatica Construction Edition: Born in the Cloud, Proven in the Office and Field ACUMATICA CONSTRUCTION EDITION: BORN IN THE CLOUD, PROVEN IN THE OFFICE AND FIELD

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Feb 05, 2020

At what point and time must construction companies see cloud construction and accounting software not just for the office but as a competitive advantage in the field? The answer is yesterday. Bluntly speaking, being competitive in this digital economy while operating on a legacy system is not possib...

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Leveraging Technology in Today’s Construction Market LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY IN TODAY’S CONSTRUCTION MARKET

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Feb 04, 2020

The outlook for the construction industry in 2020 looks promising, with a recent survey undertaken by the Associated General Contractors of America clearly pointing to widespread positive sentiment across the market. With over 680,000 employers and 7,000,000 employees building over $1.3 trillion in ...

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Cash For Invoices? The Pros & Cons of Construction Factoring CASH FOR INVOICES? THE PROS & CONS OF CONSTRUCTION FACTORING

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Feb 04, 2020

When cash flow becomes a problem, you need options to help get cash coming in. It doesn’t matter how much you invoice, it’s the lack of payments that’s the issue! Bank loans, lines of credit, and credit cards are some options you can consider. But they can take a long time to proce...

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Common mistakes in building construction COMMON MISTAKES IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 04, 2020

Shear wall is an important structural member in any high rise building, but there are some common mistakes found during construction of these walls. if these walls reinforcement are not tied as per the mechanics of structure it can cause failure. in this video i have shown you a common mistake found...

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Construction Trends to Watch out for in 2020 CONSTRUCTION TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020

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Feb 04, 2020

A new decade has begun, and the next ten years are sure to bring advancements in the construction industry that we cannot even begin to imagine. On a smaller scale, trends that are already in the works are likely to evolve and become more common in 2020, and along with the emergence of new trends, t...

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Leveraging multi-disciplinary design with advanced machine engineering LEVERAGING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN WITH ADVANCED MACHINE ENGINEERING

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Feb 04, 2020

We are witnessing a revolutionary overhaul of technological progressions in the landscape of industrial machinery in manufacturing. It is a challenging endeavor to design, validate and manage modern manufacturing and assembly operations to achieve high-quality while optimizing costs. In our podcast,...

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The various forms of IoT in construction industry THE VARIOUS FORMS OF IOT IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jan 31, 2020

Technology has indeed come a long way when we refer to the construction industry. Having said that, there is still a long way to go. Most of the companies across the developed as well as developing countries are relying a lot on the Internet of Things these days. And why not; the response that they ...

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India Online Grocery Market to Surpass $ 3.6 Billion by 2024 INDIA ONLINE GROCERY MARKET TO SURPASS $ 3.6 BILLION BY 2024

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Jan 31, 2020

According to TechSci Research report, “India Online Grocery Market By Category, By Platform , By Region, By Company, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024”, the online grocery market in India is projected to reach $ 3.6 billion by 2024 on account of growing internet penetration...

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Engineering and the Engineering Design Process ENGINEERING AND THE ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS

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Jan 30, 2020

In this video, presented by Engineering Outreach within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ontario Tech University, you will be introduced to Engineering and the Engineering Design Process. This video is a great tool to show in your classrooms or share to introduce the fundamental con...

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Biomimicry engineering: Diving deep at the Innovation Awards BIOMIMICRY ENGINEERING: DIVING DEEP AT THE INNOVATION AWARDS

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Jan 30, 2020

How can nature inspire the next wave of innovation? From cuttlefish to manta rays, we explore some of the novel biomimetic engineering solutions on display at this year’s Ericsson Innovation Awards. The deep blue oceans have always fascinated me. I grew up in the far North of the world where w...

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Engineering Hydrology - Features and Applications ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY - FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS

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Jan 30, 2020

Engineering hydrology is the science of water resource engineering which deals with the study of occurrence, distribution, movement and the properties of water on the earth or beneath the earth surface or in the atmosphere. The main scope of hydrology and its important applications are explained in ...

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uOttawa: Chemical engineering with May and Andrew UOTTAWA: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH MAY AND ANDREW

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Jan 29, 2020

Chemical engineering is at the intersection of many disciplines, linking knowledge of basic and applied sciences, economics, and health and safety. Chemical engineering graduates use a series of operations to sustainably process raw natural materials into finished products. They work in any number o...

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3 Common Problems of Construction Software Buyers 3 COMMON PROBLEMS OF CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE BUYERS

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Jan 29, 2020

Each year, our advisor team at Software Advice helps thousands of businesses looking to invest in software tools to improve their processes. These interactions give us insight into key challenges and evolving needs across various industries. As a new year unfolds, we’ve looked back at interact...

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Digitalization, delegation and diversification – the changes construction companies will need to start in 2020 DIGITALIZATION, DELEGATION AND DIVERSIFICATION – THE CHANGES CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WILL NEED TO START IN 2020

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Jan 29, 2020

2020 will see a continuation of 2019’s move towards digitalization of business processes with many organizations extending and refining their approaches. Technologies such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things will start to allow for a manufacturing and product-led approach to construction,...

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Grace Wusk: Engineering for Future Spacewalks GRACE WUSK: ENGINEERING FOR FUTURE SPACEWALKS

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Jan 28, 2020

Grace is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. She is developing a psychophysiological monitoring tool for astronauts during spacewalks through a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

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How Can the Construction Industry Overcome HR Challenges? HOW CAN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OVERCOME HR CHALLENGES?

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Jan 28, 2020

The construction industry has made significant advancements within technology and management practices in the past decade. Machines are becoming easier to work with - even to the point of self-operation - and newer, safer building materials are rising in notoriety. It’s safe to say these advan...

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Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2020 WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION: THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY IN 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

When you think of any male-dominated industry, construction is probably the first job that comes to mind. Of all the people who work in construction, women comprise only a small 10.3 percent of the workforce. Even smaller is the number of female construction workers on the front lines of a job site-...

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The Top 10 US States for LEED Certified Construction in 2019 THE TOP 10 US STATES FOR LEED CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION IN 2019

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Jan 27, 2020

The USGBC recently released their 2019 ranking of the Top 10 US States for LEED construction, which is sorted by Gross Square Footage per Capita. That ranking system allows them to get a fair comparison of states, despite differences in population and number of buildings.

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Nissan and Renault chief engineers meeting to revive joint projects NISSAN AND RENAULT CHIEF ENGINEERS MEETING TO REVIVE JOINT PROJECTS

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Jan 27, 2020

Renault's engineering boss will meet his counterpart at Nissan in Japan this week, two sources close to Renault said, as the carmakers seek to revive projects crucial to an alliance left reeling by the Carlos Ghosn affair. The Franco-Japanese alliance is wrestling with the fallout of the ouster ...

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LTTS: What does it mean to be an engineer? LTTS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ENGINEER?

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Jan 26, 2020

What does it mean to be an engineer? Here's what our LTTS engineers do - day in and day out. At LTTS, we are not just Engineers. We are artists, athletes, animal rescuers and so much more. Take a look at another LTTS dimension.

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How to Leverage AI to Compete and Win in Industrialized Construction HOW TO LEVERAGE AI TO COMPETE AND WIN IN INDUSTRIALIZED CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 23, 2020

When was your AI moment? I’m talking about the first time you felt like artificial intelligence was coming, in force, to change the way business is done. Mine was in 2011, when an AI developed by IBM crushed some of the smartest people on the planet in a game of Jeopardy! This is a game that s...

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3 Ways Construction Technology Keeps Projects & Payments On Time 3 WAYS CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY KEEPS PROJECTS & PAYMENTS ON TIME

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Jan 23, 2020

Will construction evolve in 2020? That’s the question on everyone’s lips. The short answer? Yes. While it may not feel like the industry has progressed over the past two decades, the reality is it has grown quite dramatically. The rate of adoption for construction technology has steadily...

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Accurate Job Costing for Construction & Contracting ACCURATE JOB COSTING FOR CONSTRUCTION & CONTRACTING

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Jan 22, 2020

With QuickBooks Enterprise, you don’t have to wait till the end of a job to know if you’re making a profit. You can easily get a snapshot of how your business is doing overall, and then drill down into the details to see which projects are making you money, and which aren’t. Integr...

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Hackers can easily take control of construction cranes HACKERS CAN EASILY TAKE CONTROL OF CONSTRUCTION CRANES

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Jan 22, 2020

Researchers working for Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro were able to take control of construction cranes with surprising ease, according to a report in Forbes. The researchers set up simple, cheap cyber attacks by hacking into the communications between the controllers and the cranes.

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Chase engineering success in the heart of Melbourne CHASE ENGINEERING SUCCESS IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE

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Jan 21, 2020

From biomedical engineering to management, Sajani's passion for helping people is leading to a rewarding career. Lead what's next with Postgrad Engineering.

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Design your future with Civil Engineering Technology DESIGN YOUR FUTURE WITH CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 21, 2020

In northern BC there is high demand from industry for Civil Engineering Technologists! Start your career in one of the fastest growing sectors of the tech industry in the first engineering technologist program in B.C. to be offered north of Kamloops. Civil Engineering Technologists are an essential ...

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How mobile apps are transforming the construction industry HOW MOBILE APPS ARE TRANSFORMING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jan 21, 2020

In this technology driven society, business houses from almost all verticals are striving to increase their productivity and the construction business is also not an exception to this. This particular industry is constantly evolving but there is one thing remains the same in construction projects is...

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Problem-Solving in Software Engineering: An Inside Look PROBLEM-SOLVING IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING: AN INSIDE LOOK

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Jan 20, 2020

Software engineering is about problem-solving first, coding second. Why? Computers need to be told exactly what to do; they can’t make assumptions like a human would when given vague instructions. Secondly, software engineers are tasked with designing features and applications that may not eve...

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Rising Construction Industry Making Potential Expansion Prospects in the Construction Material Testing Equipment Market RISING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MAKING POTENTIAL EXPANSION PROSPECTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTING EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Jan 20, 2020

Persistent development in the foundation sector is altogether fueling the worldwide market. These testing equipment are utilized to perform the testing of structural components and material that is utilized for construction. This testing equipment covers the testing of wood construction, asphalt pav...

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Bim through the planning and design phase BIM THROUGH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN PHASE

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Jan 17, 2020

There is no doubt that BIM brings a lot of benefits through the planning and design phase. But what are these benefits and why does our expert Wolfgang Hass talk about wheels, seats and instruments in relation to our industry? Find out by listening to this episode!

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How Technology Will Transform the Construction Industry in 2020 HOW TECHNOLOGY WILL TRANSFORM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Heading into a new year and a new decade, we can’t help but look to the future and wonder how technology will transform the construction industry in 2020. Throughout 2019 we saw general awareness and an appetite for leveraging digital technology but how will that manifest in 2020?

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Why Does Safety Matter In Construction? WHY DOES SAFETY MATTER IN CONSTRUCTION?

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Jan 17, 2020

Construction work is responsible for a high percentage of industrial fatalities in the U.S. every year. Injuries abound across the board on expansive commercial projects and small, one-person jobsites. On big jobs with a full-time safety manager on duty, accidents still happen. In other cases, const...

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Where Do Petroleum Engineers Work? WHERE DO PETROLEUM ENGINEERS WORK?

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Jan 16, 2020

If you become a petroleum engineer, where do you expect to work? In this video, Derek lays out the common themes and gives a few location examples.

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3 Reasons Texas Scenic Company Chose Acumatica 3 REASONS TEXAS SCENIC COMPANY CHOSE ACUMATICA

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Jan 16, 2020

For almost 80 years, Texas Scenic Company has designed, manufactured, and installed theatrical stage equipment. From performing arts centers to theme parks and from broadcast facilities to convention centers, the company offers both off-the-shelf and custom solutions for any size project and any siz...

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Trump Proposes Rule to Soften Construction’s Environmental-Review Laws TRUMP PROPOSES RULE TO SOFTEN CONSTRUCTION’S ENVIRONMENTAL-REVIEW LAWS

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Jan 16, 2020

President Donald Trump took action to speed development of a wide range of commercial construction projects by cutting back federal review of their environmental impact. It remains uncertain whether an executive-branch rulemaking that alters a law can withstand legal challenge. Coverage below compil...

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Modern engineering: why do organizations transform? MODERN ENGINEERING: WHY DO ORGANIZATIONS TRANSFORM?

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Jan 15, 2020

In a nutshell, organizations transform because they’re looking for business agility, aligned with these four dimensions of operating the business-speed, quality, cost and culture. Organizations, simply put, are often not capable of operating at the desired speed. One common symptom is long lea...

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How Do Engineers Clean Makeup Brushes? HOW DO ENGINEERS CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES?

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Jan 14, 2020

Envie is a makeup brush cleaning device which automatically washes, rinses, and dries multiple makeup brushes in just seven minutes, rather than hours spent laboring over a sink. Developed by a predominantly female team of Purdue University students, Envie was awarded 1st place among all capstone pr...

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Innovations Are Coming to Disrupt the Construction Industry INNOVATIONS ARE COMING TO DISRUPT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jan 14, 2020

You’re on the construction site, outfitted in your Terminator-like robot suit that gives you exponential strength, letting you effortlessly lift hundreds of pounds as integrated sensors send your vitals and atmospheric data to the cloud. Meanwhile, your augmented-reality glasses superimpose 3D...

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Engineering and Technology Department ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Jan 14, 2020

UW-Stout Engineering and Technology students complete projects in freshmen through senior year courses. We aren’t your average four-year college. Our polytechnic approach to education is hands-on and career-focused. Our campus features three times as many labs as classrooms and we also have an...

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How do construction and contractor licenses and permits work? HOW DO CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTOR LICENSES AND PERMITS WORK?

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Jan 14, 2020

The types of licenses that construction companies and contractors need vary by location, but most projects will at least require a building permit. Construction and contractor licenses and permits show prospective clients that your company is qualified to handle the job and in compliance with local ...

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Manufacturing Engineering: Two roads to toolpath evolution MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING: TWO ROADS TO TOOLPATH EVOLUTION

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Jan 13, 2020

In this article, Two Roads to Toolpath Evolution, from the January 2020 issue of Manufacturing Engineering, you will learn how dynamic machining known at Siemens as adaptive milling, produces a radically different cutting path compared to traditional machining. The traditional toolpath follows the d...

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Exposure to Major Series: Chemical Engineering EXPOSURE TO MAJOR SERIES: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Jan 13, 2020

Learn all about chemical engineering, the undergraduate experience, career pathways, and the latest advancements in the industry from students, faculty, and alumni of the Penn State College of Engineering.

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How the Acceleration of Disruptive Technologies Are Influencing E&C Companies HOW THE ACCELERATION OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES ARE INFLUENCING E&C COMPANIES

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Jan 13, 2020

In our most recent Trailblazers interview, we speak with Chief Technology Officer, Stacy Scopano of Skender. Scopano discusses how his career has gone full circle, the explosion of innovation in the industry, and the challenge for leadership to embrace and prioritize technological investments and de...

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Top 11 Predictions about Future Construction Technology TOP 11 PREDICTIONS ABOUT FUTURE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 13, 2020

As construction companies continue to combat labor shortages and push to separate themselves from the competition, they’ll need to consider future construction technology trends. To increase your productivity and remain competitive, explore how these innovative construction technologies will t...

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Understanding Sales Tax for Construction Industry Businesses UNDERSTANDING SALES TAX FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BUSINESSES

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Jan 10, 2020

Success in the construction industry requires the ability to cost effectively create a building envelope, structure or support system and virtually every financial decision regarding your construction company, has a tax consequence. The summary outlined below covers the most common sales tax implica...

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Site reliability engineering - Predictions for 2020 SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEERING - PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

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Jan 10, 2020

As we head into 2020, it's clear that DevOps has finally crossed the divide and gone mainstream. With DevOps firmly ingrained as a standard practice, we now look at how it will evolve. DevOps is driving more overall alignment between development and operations teams than has ever existed in the ...

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How Augmented and Virtual Reality Can Boost Productivity in Construction HOW AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY CAN BOOST PRODUCTIVITY IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 09, 2020

The U.S. construction industry builds nearly $1.3 trillion worth of structures every year and employs more than 7 million workers. For various reasons, poor productivity in construction is a costly and difficult challenge to address. Virtual reality and augmented reality technology can improve commu...

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Solving the Challenge of a Growing Shortage of Engineering Expertise SOLVING THE CHALLENGE OF A GROWING SHORTAGE OF ENGINEERING EXPERTISE

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Jan 09, 2020

Trained and experienced designers are your greatest resource. With more employee retirements in the near future, and with complex technologies being implemented, graduate engineers without specific application experience are finding it difficult to step into the shoes of those retirees easily. Compa...

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Siemens Mobility Engineering - Software Engineers SIEMENS MOBILITY ENGINEERING - SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

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Jan 09, 2020

Siemens Mobility has more than 30,000 employees all over the world. In the Czech Republic alone, there are more than 750 of us working in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Plzen. And we keep growing. Our team comprises of specialists from various professions, both graduates and experienced professionals. We...

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Siemens Mobility - what we do and who we are SIEMENS MOBILITY - WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE

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Jan 08, 2020

Siemens Mobility has more than 30,000 employees all over the world. In the Czech Republic alone, there are more than 750 of us working in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Plzeň. And we keep growing. Our team comprises of specialists from various professions, both graduates and experienced professionals. We...

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3 Important Trends for Construction in 2020 3 IMPORTANT TRENDS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

In kicking off the New Year, we’re taking a look at the top trends for construction firms in 2020 and beyond. First, let’s recap. Last year, we cited some major trends that are still hot and gaining momentum. In 2019, offsite construction gained traction with firms as a way to speed proj...

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Baxall Construction: Overcoming the challenges and scaling up successfully BAXALL CONSTRUCTION: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES AND SCALING UP SUCCESSFULLY

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Jan 08, 2020

Malcolm Clarke, MD at Baxall Construction, talks to the IET about how he has successfully grown his business over the last 20 years. This includes challenges he has faced and managed to overcome. He also talks in more detail on: The benefits he has found in embracing innovative technology, How his c...

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What’s Trending in AEC+Geospatial in 2020 WHAT’S TRENDING IN AEC+GEOSPATIAL IN 2020

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Jan 08, 2020

The Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry is known to have struggled to stay relevant in a technology-driven world. The sector brings together seemingly separate entities to facilitate technology adoption and exchange of information, to bring a project to fruition. Over the past years,...

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The HoloLens: Transforming construction THE HOLOLENS: TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 08, 2020

Digital tech company, PAULEY, specialises in helping engineering firms create innovative solutions to industry challenges. Working with a range of businesses, they use immersive and interactive technology to cater to their specific needs, helping them to keep on top of the latest developments. Havin...

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Honeywell Launches Reshape Your Future Program for STEM Reentry HONEYWELL LAUNCHES RESHAPE YOUR FUTURE PROGRAM FOR STEM REENTRY

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Jan 07, 2020

The STEM Reentry Task Force, the groundbreaking career reentry initiative co-led by the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch is now responsible for hundreds of returning technical professionals resuming careers after career breaks. The powerful alliance continues to expand and strengthen as new ...

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The top construction risk management threats THE TOP CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT THREATS

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Jan 07, 2020

Employee injuries, stolen equipment, and structural flaws can disrupt a construction company’s business, but you can mitigate risks by following industry best practices and choosing the right insurance coverage. Construction business owners face serious risks on a daily basis. Managing threats...

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Inside Engineering at Cambridge Mobile Telematics INSIDE ENGINEERING AT CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TELEMATICS

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Jan 06, 2020

Learn from the CMT team about what it is like to engineer at CMT. Cambridge Mobile Telematics expert team of engineers work day in and day out to convert research into commercial practice. Visit cmtelematics to learn how you can join us and help make the world's roads and drivers safer.

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How the STEM Crisis is Threatening the Future of Work HOW THE STEM CRISIS IS THREATENING THE FUTURE OF WORK

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Jan 06, 2020

As the world’s leading economy, the U.S. is under pressure to produce the best minds to solve the greatest challenges facing mankind. The problem is, the United States is falling behind in some of the most important areas of education to help solve the problems of today and tomorrow. The crisi...

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Parametric Modeling Innovates Bridge Design PARAMETRIC MODELING INNOVATES BRIDGE DESIGN

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Jan 06, 2020

Bridge design is no simple matter. While traditional 3D modeling software is useful for buildings, these structures don’t present the same challenges that bridge design does. Jalpesh Patel, Senior Technical Consultant with Allplan explains why: Buildings are mainly linear, vertical structures ...

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The Need for Situational Awareness in Construction THE NEED FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 06, 2020

Recent research backs up what we already know from practice: construction work is suboptimal. What happens on a construction site has not kept up with the demands of an increasingly complex work environment. Situational awareness could give on-site employees the necessary means to finally reap the p...

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3 Reasons Why Prefabrication Is The New Future In Construction 3 REASONS WHY PREFABRICATION IS THE NEW FUTURE IN CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 06, 2020

Have you heard several companies focus on technology for construction? Well, by reading this post, you will learn more regarding industrial and construction companies. By means of using prefabrication machinery in the industry, we’re encountering the similar concerns we perceived throughout th...

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The Complete Guide to Aerospace Engineering THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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Jan 05, 2020

If you are a considering pursuing a career in the aerospace engineering or you already bang a degree in it, here is a complete guide to help you in making the right decision. Olivier Jollin, a renowned aeronautical engineer walks you through all what being aerospace engineering.

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6 Things That Can Help Propel Girls in STEM 6 THINGS THAT CAN HELP PROPEL GIRLS IN STEM

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Jan 02, 2020

Women have made some of the world’s most remarkable scientific breakthroughs. Their stories aren’t celebrated nearly enough, but it takes only a little research to find women who’ve excelled in science, technology, engineering, and math. Girls might not believe they can turn their ...

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Why construction is roaring into 2020 WHY CONSTRUCTION IS ROARING INTO 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

When you hear the Roaring Twenties, what comes to mind? I think of ritzy parties, black ties and flappers, and champagne flowing freely. I think of the New York City skyline rising from the ground and gritty construction workers carelessly eating lunch on a beam atop a skyscraper. As we head toward ...

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Predicting the Future of Drones in the Construction Industry in 2020 PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF DRONES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

Over the past several years, drones have become an important tool for efficiently gathering data on construction sites. But they have also came with their own safety risks and challenges. In order to ensure safety on the job site, pilots need to be properly trained, and appropriate practices and pro...

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Will the New Czech Building Act Boost Construction? WILL THE NEW CZECH BUILDING ACT BOOST CONSTRUCTION?

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Jan 02, 2020

The Czech government has published draft of the new Building Act as a major tool to speed up the construction permitting process in the Czech Republic. The Czech Ministry of Regional Development set a deadline until Christmas 2019 for any comments or objections to the prepared draft bill. The bill w...

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Deck 7 Webinars and Virtual Events DECK 7 WEBINARS AND VIRTUAL EVENTS

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Jan 01, 2020

If you recognize some of these challenges, download the Deck 7 Webinar & Virtual Events overview to see how we make it easy for busy marketers to run highly successful webinars and virtual events....

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Why Deck 7 WHY DECK 7

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Jan 01, 2020

With over 2,800 campaigns each year delivered through a team of 300+ digital, data, and technology specialists, Deck 7 is a first resource for B2B demand generation services for marketers worldwide.Clients leverage Deck 7’s multichannel content marketing services and Media 7’s network of...

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Top 10 construction technology trends for 2020 TOP 10 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 30, 2019

The construction industry is under a significant paradigm shift. When we look back throughout this industry’s history we notice some great advancements have taken place. As the end of the year approaches and we look ahead to 2020 there’s no reason we shouldn’t expect more of the sa...

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This Could Make the Difference in Getting More Girls Involved in STEM THIS COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN GETTING MORE GIRLS INVOLVED IN STEM

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Dec 30, 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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Understanding the Relation between BIM Application Behavior and Sustainable Construction UNDERSTANDING THE RELATION BETWEEN BIM APPLICATION BEHAVIOR AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

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Dec 30, 2019

Building information modeling is based on 3D models for collaborative management of information, which leads the innovative development of information transformation in the construction industry. In recent years, sustainable construction has become a hot topic in construction research. With the conc...

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What Do You Need To Include In Your BIM Execution Plan? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BIM EXECUTION PLAN?

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Dec 27, 2019

For a robust BIM Execution Plan we’ve found that you need to include: Project Information - what’s the project, who’s on the project, etc. Introduction - mission statement, training, what’s important for this project specifically? BIM Uses - what’s purpose of the model ...

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Toy truck partnership brings STEM education to Houston youth TOY TRUCK PARTNERSHIP BRINGS STEM EDUCATION TO HOUSTON YOUTH

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Dec 27, 2019

For decades, the HESS Toy Truck has been a beloved gift for children nationwide. Through a partnership established with Baylor College of Medicine in 2017, the collectable toy trucks now help teach the younger generation about the world of STEM science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The C...

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Coding robots: Learning how tomorrow’s world will work CODING ROBOTS: LEARNING HOW TOMORROW’S WORLD WILL WORK

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Dec 26, 2019

There is one thing we must assume: Everything will be about robots or robotics. In almost every field, we will have a fully integrated robotics system to make our lives easier and more effective. Starting from the assumption that robots will replace humans in numerous jobs in only 10 years from now,...

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Skill and employment-driven construction MSMEs SKILL AND EMPLOYMENT-DRIVEN CONSTRUCTION MSMES

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Dec 26, 2019

In the current state of affairs, for enhanced technological progress, there is an increasing need to create conditions that benefit MSMEs in construction industry. Enabling them to adapt and thrive in an open environment remains essential for an all-round economic progress. With India’s aim to...

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Are Rising Construction Costs Killing the American Basement? ARE RISING CONSTRUCTION COSTS KILLING THE AMERICAN BASEMENT?

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Dec 26, 2019

The basement is losing favor among home builders and buyers. But why? Fewer than a quarter 24.3 percent of single-family homes built in 2018 have basements, according to NAHB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction in a recent Eye on Housing blog post. This is dow...

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The 2020 Digital Construction Playbook THE 2020 DIGITAL CONSTRUCTION PLAYBOOK

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Dec 24, 2019

2020 is almost here–and as construction professionals, we are sure that you have a lot to celebrate. Whether it’s winning new business or the topping out of a career-defining project, everyone in the industry has a milestone from the year and decade they should wear as a badge of honor.

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MSMEs in the Construction sector MSMES IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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Dec 24, 2019

For the construction business, Micro, small and medium enterprises are the one of the strongest drivers of economic development and employment – in job creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Reason being, there is a tendency among the large-scale construction firms to outsource the supply...

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Why Do We Need A BIM Execution Plan? WHY DO WE NEED A BIM EXECUTION PLAN?

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Dec 23, 2019

Most project failures are a result of insufficient planning and poor communication 28%. A BIM Execution Plan can enhance project planning and communication to help teams understand why BIM is being implemented, what standards will be used and what processes will be followed.

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What is Mechanical Engineering? WHAT IS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING?

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Dec 23, 2019

Mechanical engineering combines mathematics and scientific analysis with creative thinking to design and manufacture machines, technologies and systems. It plays an important role across a range of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, renewable energy and Formula 1.

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Ace BIM Experts Will Demonstrate These Capabilities ACE BIM EXPERTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THESE CAPABILITIES

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Dec 23, 2019

BIM is much more than an exceptional 3D model-based software. It is a smart solution that provides builders, architects, and construction professionals the insight and knowledge to plan, structure, develop and manage their building projects better. BIM does this though a better visual analysis of th...

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Can BIM Help Construction Projects In Extreme Or Hazardous Locations? CAN BIM HELP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN EXTREME OR HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS?

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Dec 23, 2019

Did you know that over 100 workers died during the construction of the Hoover Dam? The scale of the effort and the challenging location was found responsible for many of these tragic deaths. It’s largely true that the face of the construction industry hasn’t changed dramatically since th...

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Construction Accounting: 5 Quickbooks Tips for Contractors CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING: 5 QUICKBOOKS TIPS FOR CONTRACTORS

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Dec 19, 2019

Intuit Quickbooks is one of the most popular accounting software options for a variety of businesses. Many construction businesses use it because of its ease of use and low cost it costs from $20 – 45 per month. Quickbooks Online makes it easy to access your bookkeeping data and accounting rep...

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A major new EAM release: APM, BIM, mobile and mapping enhancements, and more A MAJOR NEW EAM RELEASE: APM, BIM, MOBILE AND MAPPING ENHANCEMENTS, AND MORE

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Dec 19, 2019

Infor CloudSuite EAM’s newest release, version 11.5, gives users greater security and functionality both on-premises and in the cloud. CloudSuite EAM 11.5 delivers some new integration capabilities-like uploading the specific information you need from Infor Data Lake at intervals that make sen...

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How Mercedes are finding the next generation of engineering talent HOW MERCEDES ARE FINDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEERING TALENT

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Dec 19, 2019

Mercedes might well have won six world titles, but that success would not be possible without their engineering talent. To keep that up, Mercedes must always be on the lookout for new talent and graduates. James Allen explains how they integrate into the team.

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8 Things You Need To Know About Business and STEM Students Salary Expectations 8 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS AND STEM STUDENTS SALARY EXPECTATIONS

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Dec 19, 2019

The Cost of Talent Report 2019, conducted by Universum, reveals the latest salary expectations from business and STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including Bsc Engineering, IT, and Natural Sciences students around the world. Investing in this valuable data enables your organiza...

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5 Ways to Build a Safer and More Diverse Construction Workforce 5 WAYS TO BUILD A SAFER AND MORE DIVERSE CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE

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Dec 18, 2019

With 80% of the industry reporting a hard time hiring skilled craft workers, construction firms need to focus on their most valuable asset: people. Women represent approximately 10% of the overall construction labor force, with much lower representation in trades positions. Yet they are one of the l...

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Engineering AI at Nauto ENGINEERING AI AT NAUTO

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Dec 18, 2019

Ready to build tomorrow’s technology while making roads safer today? At Nauto, you’ll have the opportunity to work across several disciplines-AI, cloud infrastructure, computer vision, data science, firmware, and hardware-to ultimately help us achieve our mission of zero traffic collisio...

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How will STEM Jobs Grow in the Future? HOW WILL STEM JOBS GROW IN THE FUTURE?

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Dec 18, 2019

Along the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario, more than 5,000 Canadian tech startups have taken root. Meanwhile, cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa have become thriving centres for innovation. STEM jobs, like those in science, technology, engineering, and math, are in demand like never be...

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10 Tips for How to Reduce Waste Disposal on Construction Sites 10 TIPS FOR HOW TO REDUCE WASTE DISPOSAL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

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Dec 18, 2019

In the construction industry, tons of waste is produced on job-sites. In the U.S alone, an estimated 251 million tons of solid waste is generated annually. However, less than a third of that amount is recycled or composted. And, up to 40% of that waste is from the construction industry and its produ...

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Engineering and Technology in the Spotlight ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Dec 17, 2019

EngTalks are inspiring engineering and technology focused talks. They are delivered by inspirational individuals passionate about influencing and informing their peers and the next generation of engineers.

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Construction cost estimating: popular tools CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATING: POPULAR TOOLS

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Dec 17, 2019

Ensuring that a construction project is staying on budget is a vital role for a construction manager. In order to accomplish this task, every construction manager needs to know how to estimate: if the initial estimates are not accurate, the downstream effects could jeopardize the entire project. For...

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The Brilliant Engineering of WRIGHT FLYER ! THE BRILLIANT ENGINEERING OF WRIGHT FLYER !

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Dec 16, 2019

When you examine the Wright Flyer, the first successful flight closely you will be amazed by the numerous ingenious technologies these high school dropouts developed 100 years ago. Their design was so complete that even the current modern aircraft use the same principles of flight. Let's explore...

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Elements for improving underground utility mapping to reduce risk of damage during construction ELEMENTS FOR IMPROVING UNDERGROUND UTILITY MAPPING TO REDUCE RISK OF DAMAGE DURING CONSTRUCTION

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Dec 16, 2019

Without accurate maps of underground infrastructure, every construction project has the potential to become a disaster site. Unlike the aviation industry where reliable data is collected and is accessible to investigators to prevent disasters from happening in the future, there is limited access to ...

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Why Anytime, Anywhere Access Matters Even More for Construction Firms WHY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE ACCESS MATTERS EVEN MORE FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

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Dec 16, 2019

Technology adoption in the construction industry is uniquely diverse. With a variety of companies leveraging modern construction ERP solutions and exciting new technologies-virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, machine learning, and more-others are still relying on static project manuals, s...

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Architecture: Some Fascinating Facts and Figures ARCHITECTURE: SOME FASCINATING FACTS AND FIGURES

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Dec 14, 2019

Architecture is defined as both the process and the product of planning, designing and constructing buildings or any other structure. It is an art and a science. It is soaring the heights of imagination and it is the promise of shelter and security. It is a statement of position and purpose. And, mo...

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Revolutionizing Automotive Development for the Digital Future REVOLUTIONIZING AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE

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Dec 13, 2019

Today's automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers are in a race to satisfy consumer demand for an expansive and rapidly evolving array of digitally reliant vehicle capabilities, functionalities, and features. The dependence of these offerings on automotive electronic architectures has drastica...

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Paving a Partnership - Roadbotics and M&S Engineering PAVING A PARTNERSHIP - ROADBOTICS AND M&S ENGINEERING

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Dec 11, 2019

RoadBotics is partnering with M&S Engineering to provide forward-thinking solutions to their clients. RoadBotics online platform allows cities, townships, and municipalities to quickly and objectively assess and visualize their entire road network. RoadBotics works with governments and engineeri...

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It’s actually illegal for the GC to pay subs slowly on these construction projects IT’S ACTUALLY ILLEGAL FOR THE GC TO PAY SUBS SLOWLY ON THESE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Dec 10, 2019

Virtually every state has prompt payment laws that make it illegal for anyone on a construction project to delay payments to their contractors and suppliers. Does that mean the police are going to show up at the GC’s door if they don’t pay you fast enough? Well, no. It doesn’t work...

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Trovarsi Eurorack Techno Tutorial With Noise Engineering Modules TROVARSI EURORACK TECHNO TUTORIAL WITH NOISE ENGINEERING MODULES

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Dec 10, 2019

LA-based techno artist Trovarsi recently came by our shop to talk about modular synth techniques. If you're curious about how to make techno with a modular synth, this is a great place to start. In this demo, she shows that even the most modest setups can be powerful musical tools when approache...

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Accessible project-based STEM education ACCESSIBLE PROJECT-BASED STEM EDUCATION

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Dec 09, 2019

Bit Project is a student-run organization at UC Davis that integrates hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities into underserved K-12 classrooms in Davis and the surrounding areas. The organization started in April 2019 as an effort to make engineering education accessible to all...

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How the cloud, an army of drones, and 3D mesh is saving the world HOW THE CLOUD, AN ARMY OF DRONES, AND 3D MESH IS SAVING THE WORLD'S VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 09, 2019

Infrastructure is literally crumbling in many major cities. Fortunately, a number of new technologies are converging to assist in overdue inspections of vital infrastructure such as road and railway bridges. Typically, municipalities or private companies send out a large team of inspectors and need ...

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How can CAD benefit the Structural Steel Detailing process carried out in the projects? HOW CAN CAD BENEFIT THE STRUCTURAL STEEL DETAILING PROCESS CARRIED OUT IN THE PROJECTS?

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Dec 09, 2019

One of the most crucial aspects of structural engineering is the structural steel detailing process, which acquires a high level of value and is given a lot of importance as it requires precise detail and accuracy. With the detailing process, the drafters need to maintain high precision as any small...

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Defining Your Own Sense of Fulfillment in Engineering DEFINING YOUR OWN SENSE OF FULFILLMENT IN ENGINEERING

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Dec 06, 2019

For those of us so fortunate as to have achieved a dream we had for ourselves, only to realize it may no longer qualify as a dream in the sense we’d originally intended, where does this leave us? And what does it look like to re-route once you’ve realized this bittersweet truth?

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The State of Online STEM Education in the U.S. THE STATE OF ONLINE STEM EDUCATION IN THE U.S.

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Dec 06, 2019

OLC is pleased to partner with Every Learner Everywhere, Carolina Distance Learning, DigitalEd, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biointeractive, along with a number of experts and institutions in the development of a comprehensive national survey on the state of online STEM education. With our pa...

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We Need More Women In STEM: Empowerment In Employment WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN STEM: EMPOWERMENT IN EMPLOYMENT

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Dec 05, 2019

The ratio of women earning jobs in these fields are extremely low compared to men. Statistics from 2017 show that women made up only 23 per cent of the STEM workforce. Although this is low, this is 105,470 higher than the number in 2016. It seems that attitudes towards STEM-related careers being mor...

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Robots Will Build the Cities of the Future ROBOTS WILL BUILD THE CITIES OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 05, 2019

It’s break time on a construction site in the year 2037. Workers no longer take out their sandwiches or pour a cup of coffee. They wait for their daily dose of oil and battery replacement. Their movements are guided by artificial intelligence that controls everything happening in the field, fr...

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How to reduce cost and risk in capital projects HOW TO REDUCE COST AND RISK IN CAPITAL PROJECTS

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Dec 04, 2019

According to McKinsey, nine out of ten large infrastructure projects go over budget. In 73% of the cases, this is because of poor project execution. And what’s at the center of poor execution? Poor document management. In one study, three-quarters of respondents said that project document issu...

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The BIM Modelling Complexities And How To Manage Those THE BIM MODELLING COMPLEXITIES AND HOW TO MANAGE THOSE

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Dec 04, 2019

Surely everyone here now knows that BIM Building Information Modelling is a 3D model-based software that provides architecture, and construction professionals the knowledge and tools to design, construct, and maintain infrastructure more efficiently. It’s probably just as well known that BIM s...

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How is Engineering Creating a New Age of Gender Balance? HOW IS ENGINEERING CREATING A NEW AGE OF GENDER BALANCE?

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Dec 03, 2019

Our Business Consultant specialising in the Power Gen talent market, Maria Temple has long been an advocate of diversity in the industrial sector. Only 12% of the UK’s engineers are female, that’s the lowest amount in Europe. So, it’s no wonder why gender-balance is a top priority ...

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What is the Future of AEC Marketing? WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AEC MARKETING?

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Dec 03, 2019

Architecture, engineering, construction and environmental firms need to continually stay abreast of what is happening in marketing and business development. As consumers, we are receiving a nonstop parade of marketing messages on a daily basis. Some sources report that we see 5,000 or more marketing...

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More Women in STEM Needs Educational Change MORE WOMEN IN STEM NEEDS EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

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Dec 02, 2019

Nearly 100% of American science, technology, engineering and math jobs require some type of postsecondary education, and yet while women are nearly half of the workforce, science and engineering degree holders are predominantly white men. And while plenty of efforts have been undertaken to close tha...

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Harnham - Data Engineering Overview HARNHAM - DATA ENGINEERING OVERVIEW

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Dec 02, 2019

Josh Carter talks about the state of the Data Engineering job market. We are an international recruitment agency for the data and analytics sector based in London. We take the pain out of your recruitment and career planning needs.

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How Can Robotics Competitions Prepare Your Students For The Workforce HOW CAN ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE

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Dec 02, 2019

We’ve talked about robotics competitions on multiple occasions before. It is pretty clear how and why do they help our students gain and strengthen a number of 21st-century skills. It is also evident that robotics competitions and cyber robotics coding competitions are a very scalable, afforda...

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Construction Spending Decreased in October CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECREASED IN OCTOBER

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Dec 02, 2019

Construction spending during October 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,291.1 billion, 0.8 percent below the revised September estimate of $1,301.8 billion. The October figure is 1.1 percent above the October 2018 estimate of $1,277.4 billion. During the first ten months o...

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DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS AND BEST PRACTICES REPORT

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Nov 19, 2019

Read the Deck 7 Webinar Benchmarks & Best Practices Report to see how your webinars measure against market benchmarks. And learn about the best practices

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The Talk of Telematics THE TALK OF TELEMATICS

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Nov 19, 2019

Telematics has been around for years, but the evolution of it has been pretty interesting, especially in construction, which does account for the largest share of connected units in off-highway vehicles. Berg Insight estimates that the global installed base of active off-highway vehicle telematics s...

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Architectural Engineering ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

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Nov 15, 2019

Soaring spires, towering arches, fascinatingly complex curves and angles! Build your foundation in architectural design with this fascinating STEM experiment kit that explores the engineering principles behind planning and developing buildings and structures. Through model building exercises you pla...

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How mechanical engineering could revolutionize the study of preterm birth HOW MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE STUDY OF PRETERM BIRTH

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Nov 15, 2019

Jasmine Zapata was just under six months pregnant when she felt a sharp, tight pain clench in her lower abdomen. When the discomfort didn’t pass, Zapata-then a medical student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison-phoned a triage line, where a nurse assured her she was experiencing false labo...

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5 Reasons Women Should Consider a Career in Construction 5 REASONS WOMEN SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION

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Nov 15, 2019

One of the biggest challenges in almost all industries today is achieving gender parity. Gender diversity provides huge benefits in the workplace. While some industries have made significant advancements in gender diversity, some industries lag further behind and the construction industry is well-kn...

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Introducing Collaboration for Civil 3D INTRODUCING COLLABORATION FOR CIVIL 3D

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Nov 14, 2019

BIM 360 Design now offers Collaboration for Civil 3D, allowing users to share data, streamline workflows, and collaborate with all project contributors on one central platform. MicroCAD is an Autodesk Gold Reseller and Authorized Training Center, providing software, CAD/BIM services, software traini...

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Wearable Technologies for Improved Safety and Health on Construction Sites WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED SAFETY AND HEALTH ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

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Nov 14, 2019

Wearable technologies are an increasingly popular consumer electronic for a variety of applications at home and at work. In general, these devices include accessories and clothing that incorporate advanced electronic technologies, often with smartphone or internet of things connectivity. While weara...

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The Top 5 Most Over-Engineered Building Components THE TOP 5 MOST OVER-ENGINEERED BUILDING COMPONENTS

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Nov 14, 2019

When specifying the mechanical and electrical equipment for a building, it is easy to assume that extra capacity is a good thing, but it actually can be just as counterproductive as having undersized installations. In the first place, extra capacity comes at a higher upfront cost, which makes the bu...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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The Steady Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry THE STEADY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Nov 13, 2019

At first glance, it might appear that the speed at which most construction companies have been adopting new technological advances has been slower than dial-up when compared to other industries such as communications, transportation, and manufacturing. Digitalization has helped those industries tran...

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Best Of 5 Engineering Courses And Their Future BEST OF 5 ENGINEERING COURSES AND THEIR FUTURE

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Nov 13, 2019

Engineering is one of the most popular areas of study opted by Indian students because of the vast job opportunities it offers. In this post I will discuss about 5 best engineering courses and their coming future. Almost all fields of work need some type of engineers and hence the requirement never ...

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Advancements in Construction Safety ADVANCEMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

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Nov 13, 2019

No matter which construction site you visit or what the job entails, there are going to be plenty of potential hazards to be found. It’s just part of the job, frankly, and those working on construction sites get used to it. However, even a minor accident can easily result in extensive, expensi...

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University of Utah Mechanical Engineering UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Nov 12, 2019

Challenge. Opportunity. Choice. Excellence. The Future. The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering produces world-class research and graduates engineering leaders at the Ph.D., MS, and BS levels that energize Utah and economies around the world. Research areas: Robotics, Controls, &...

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Sustainable Wind Engineering: The Stockholm Royal Seaport Project SUSTAINABLE WIND ENGINEERING: THE STOCKHOLM ROYAL SEAPORT PROJECT

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Nov 12, 2019

This article illustrates how useful and accessible SimScale’s wind comfort analysis capabilities can be in order to tackle such challenges. This type of simulation has been developed to truly take advantage of the cloud-based computing power and offer accurate, transient and large scale result...

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Chemical Engineering - University of Kentucky CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

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Nov 12, 2019

Chemical engineering professionals work at the cutting edge of the food-water-energy nexus, pharmaceuticals, environmental care and much more. Watch our video and see what a degree in chemical engineering can make possible for you!

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Colleges, Organizations Strive To Advance Women In STEM COLLEGES, ORGANIZATIONS STRIVE TO ADVANCE WOMEN IN STEM

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Nov 12, 2019

Science, technology, engineering, and math jobs have historically been labeled careers for men. Those stereotypes, along with unfair treatment of women in STEM, have dissuaded many from beginning or furthering such careers. Luckily, women in STEM are becoming less of an exception, and thanks to the ...

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The Dreaded R Word in Construction THE DREADED R WORD IN CONSTRUCTION

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Nov 12, 2019

The numbers are in and they don’t paint the picture many had hoped. Has the U.S. construction market reached a tipping point? Is it headed for a recession? New market analysis suggests after a decade of uphill growth the number of total construction-starts are starting to dip downward and it l...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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Starting an Engineering Firm: A Total Guide STARTING AN ENGINEERING FIRM: A TOTAL GUIDE

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Nov 11, 2019

There are many reasons why a lot of engineers choose to start up their own firm. Basically, you get to be the boss, you get to decide which projects to take, and you get to pursue your engineering passions. And if you nail the right strategy, there are no limits to your income potential. However, st...

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Scan to BIM Best Practices by Dan Edleson SCAN TO BIM BEST PRACTICES BY DAN EDLESON

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Nov 11, 2019

Whenever you are working in Revit it is helpful to have a list of best practices. Some of the things that come up on typical projects are linking DWGs instead of importing them, using office standard families and organizing views into working and printed. A Scan to BIM model eventually ends up in th...

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Discover us at FOSE Electrical and Electronic Engineering DISCOVER US AT FOSE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

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Nov 10, 2019

University of Nottingham Ningbo China was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004 we are run by The University of Nottingham. Located in the prosperous city of Ningbo in China's Zhejiang province, we offer degree programmes taught in English as well as l...

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Role of BIM in Small & Medium Enterprises ROLE OF BIM IN SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

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Nov 09, 2019

Small and medium-sized companies should adopt BIM Services in their construction projects as it can allow them to get accurate and detailed designs, 3D model geometry presentation can help them recognize and overcome conflicts at the initial stage of the project, develop company and accurate layout....

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The Vertical Farm - Engineering a Better World THE VERTICAL FARM - ENGINEERING A BETTER WORLD

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Nov 08, 2019

What is The Vertical Farm? Country profile and Sustainable Development Goals, Composting challenge, Vertical farming in your school, Vertical farm design challenge. The Engineering a Better World resource box is a series of activities, practical tasks and discussion points inspired by some of the in...

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National STEM Day Highlights the Demand for a Trained Workforce NATIONAL STEM DAY HIGHLIGHTS THE DEMAND FOR A TRAINED WORKFORCE

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Nov 08, 2019

Can the world’s workforce support the growing global digital economy? Not yet, according to the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The Center reports that 78% of high school graduates do not meet the readiness benchmarks for one or more college courses in mathematics, science, reading, or E...

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Automation Engineering: Your Gateway to the World of AI AUTOMATION ENGINEERING: YOUR GATEWAY TO THE WORLD OF AI

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Nov 08, 2019

Are you fascinated by machines and robots? Do you always wonder how these machines work and how are they designed? Do you want to develop new-age groundbreaking machines with your innovative ideas? Well, if you have affirmatively answered any of the above questions, then a career in Automation Engin...

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Engineering Smart Technology and Social Justice ENGINEERING SMART TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Nov 07, 2019

Smart technology is making its way into almost every aspect of our lives. Just about everyone has a smartphone and, in some homes, smart tech has been integrated everywhere from thermostats to personal home assistants. In addition to the devices like this that are making life a little easier to mana...

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Construction Productivity: Why it is Falling and why AI is the key CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY: WHY IT IS FALLING AND WHY AI IS THE KEY

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Nov 07, 2019

Automated decision systems are rapidly transforming the way industries work. Over the last few months, we’ve posted some of our key theses in fields of mining, manufacturing, and warehousing & logistics. Despite the talk of Software is eating the world, the reality is that some industries ...

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Construction CONSTRUCTION'S DIGITAL MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

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Nov 06, 2019

Construction is embracing rapid advances in digital technologies and making a bold shift towards the world of manufacturing, merging the two to usher in a new dawn. THE B1M has tonight premiered Construction’s Digital Manufacturing Revolution – a compelling new documentary that explores ...

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18 Innovative Construction Materials That Could Revolutionize the Industry 18 INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE INDUSTRY

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Nov 06, 2019

The innovative construction materials are introduced to overcome these challenges and evolve with the growing world. These materials are self-healing concrete, 3D graphene, aerographite, laminated timber, modular bamboo, transparent aluminum, translucent wood, light-generating concrete, microbial ce...

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Undertake a PhD in Engineering UNDERTAKE A PHD IN ENGINEERING

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Nov 06, 2019

When you undertake a PhD or Masters by Research in Engineering at RMIT University, you get to take a look into the future through research. Follow the stories of Bassel, Kariza and Sruthi to see how they are contributing something new to their fields. Through their research they are showing how answ...

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From Aluminium To Zinc: What’s Next For Building Facades? FROM ALUMINIUM TO ZINC: WHAT’S NEXT FOR BUILDING FACADES?

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Nov 06, 2019

Exterior design is moving away from one-dimensional towards a two-dimensional approach that uses contemporary minimalistic material to create a simple, uncluttered facade. Traditional cladding has always involved a composite aluminium or stone but this is now being replaced by an array of exciting n...

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How to start an engineering revolution HOW TO START AN ENGINEERING REVOLUTION

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Nov 06, 2019

Every once in a while, an idea comes along that is so visionary and so dynamic that it transforms an industry. One earth-shaking concept was the moving assembly line. Manufacturing was changed forever. Today, a new engineering revolution is being driven by the tens of thousands of smart controllers ...

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products 7 RECOMMENDED HANDS-ON STEM LEARNING PRODUCTS

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Nov 05, 2019

Students of all ages love learning science, math, engineering, and programming with these products. These kits come with electronic building blocks that are easy for students to put together and come up with so many different innovations and creations.

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Construction Licensing: Is There an Easy Way? CONSTRUCTION LICENSING: IS THERE AN EASY WAY?

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Nov 05, 2019

Contractors face some of the most challenging licensing requirements of any profession. Each state handles contractor licensing differently, and the application process is rigorous. Yet construction licensing is valuable for the industry and the public it serves.

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DevOps at Microsoft: Driving engineering excellence DEVOPS AT MICROSOFT: DRIVING ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

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Nov 04, 2019

See how the Microsoft One Engineering System (1ES) team guides teams to become high-performing through tooling and adopting a DevOps driven culture of continuous learning.

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Improv in Engineering IMPROV IN ENGINEERING

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Nov 04, 2019

Over the past eight years, scores of USC Viterbi School of Engineering students, as well as non-engineering majors, have learned how to tap into their creative selves by participating in improvisational sessions held every semester in Engineering Writing Program classes.

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International conference looks to the future in building preservation INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE IN BUILDING PRESERVATION

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Nov 04, 2019

A national trade body conference, which provides insight into the latest thinking and technology in the preservation and protection of buildings across the UK, has unveiled its agenda for this year’s event. The 2019 Property Care Association International Building Preservation Conference takes...

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5 Crucial Client Communication Skills for Engineering Project Managers 5 CRUCIAL CLIENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGERS

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Nov 04, 2019

Whether you’re trying to connect with customers, a new employer or your partner, or even trying to network with peers, communication is vital for career growth. For project managers and planners, it’s especially crucial because poorly delivered messages can have a considerable impact on ...

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Top seven tips to increase engineering productivity by frontloading CFD TOP SEVEN TIPS TO INCREASE ENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY BY FRONTLOADING CFD

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Nov 01, 2019

The global competitive landscape for manufacturing is squeezing everyone – from the Tier 1 automotive companies to electronics goods manufacturers. It is shortening the required time to market and with little warning. This high-pressure environment requires high productivity from its players r...

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The Engineering Leader’s Guide to PDM & Data Management THE ENGINEERING LEADER’S GUIDE TO PDM & DATA MANAGEMENT

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Nov 01, 2019

When people decide to pursue a career in mechanical engineering or industrial design, they’re thinking mostly about creating cool and innovative products - not spending endless hours managing their design files. So it’s not surprising that CAD tools get most of the glory when companies a...

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CTE Construction Technology at LBCC CTE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AT LBCC

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Nov 01, 2019

The construction industry is booming! Enroll in construction technology @LBCityCollege to be a part of the industry in an exciting time. Long Beach City College is the region’s premiere community college. With a perfect location, world-class education, outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art job...

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Google Funds Bay Area STEM Initiative GOOGLE FUNDS BAY AREA STEM INITIATIVE

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Nov 01, 2019

The nonprofit Kapor Center is launching the Rising STEM Scholars Initiative to provide low income students and students of color opportunities to take AP courses in math, science and computer science. The program is funded through a $10 million contribution from Google.

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Complete guide to choosing the right construction management software COMPLETE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Nov 01, 2019

Transformation is a challenging process. It causes people to change their routines, behaviors, and the way they carry out their work. Who actually enjoys change? It’s uncomfortable. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it is the motto for those wanting to maintain the status quo. Sometimes...

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Sparking Interest in STEAM at Massachusetts STEM Week 2019 SPARKING INTEREST IN STEAM AT MASSACHUSETTS STEM WEEK 2019

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Oct 31, 2019

Massachusetts has long been a bastion for innovation in American education. From establishing the nation’s first institution of higher learning to opening America’s first public library and first public school, the Bay State has a storied history of innovating in the education space.

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What is Causing a Construction Skills Shortage? WHAT IS CAUSING A CONSTRUCTION SKILLS SHORTAGE?

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Oct 31, 2019

According to reports by The Federation of Master Builders, the UK Construction sector has hit a major skills shortage, with 40% of construction trades currently experiencing their highest skills gap since 2013. Construction is a dominant sector within the UK economy, generating £90 billion ann...

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Navigating the transition to Design-Build NAVIGATING THE TRANSITION TO DESIGN-BUILD

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Oct 31, 2019

While design-bid-build is the traditional delivery method for construction projects, it pales in comparison to its design-build counterpart in one major way: collaboration. By adopting a collaborative culture within a construction project from the beginning, projects that use design-build realize co...

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Showing Kids Future Career Opportunities Through STEM SHOWING KIDS FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH STEM

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Oct 30, 2019

It's half-way through the school year and approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas break, but that doesn't mean that students have to stop learning. Consumer Energy Education Foundation offers at-home STEM activities that engage kids in education year-round. From resources for teachers to acad...

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UCD Centenary Celebration: 100 Years of Civil Engineering UCD CENTENARY CELEBRATION: 100 YEARS OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

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Oct 30, 2019

On 18 October 2019, the UCD College of Engineering and Architecture hosted a centenary celebration of the UCD Schools of Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Since 1919, over 7,500 engineering graduates from these three Schools have gone on to play leading roles...

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Opening STEM opportunities in Appalachia OPENING STEM OPPORTUNITIES IN APPALACHIA

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Oct 30, 2019

With the backing of Chevron and local philanthropy, the Appalachia Partnership Initiative was launched five years ago. The initiative’s purpose is to help develop a skilled workforce that can meet the needs of the energy industry and related manufacturing industries within a twenty-seven count...

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How Modular & prefabricated building practices are changing the construction industry HOW MODULAR & PREFABRICATED BUILDING PRACTICES ARE CHANGING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Oct 30, 2019

Material and workforce costs continue to rise in the construction industry. A single eight-foot long two by four costs about two dollars. Multiply that out and just one small element of a construction budget can quickly skyrocket. One way construction managers are working to reduce costs is through ...

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Construction Marketing is alive, well and constantly improving CONSTRUCTION MARKETING IS ALIVE, WELL AND CONSTANTLY IMPROVING

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Oct 29, 2019

In its nineteenth year, the role of the Construction Marketing Awards is to encourage and recognise best practice in construction marketing. This commitment is supported by key industry organisation like CIMCIG, the Construction Products Association and a number of leading trade associations. In add...

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How Contractors Can Capitalize on Social Media to Attract Workers HOW CONTRACTORS CAN CAPITALIZE ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO ATTRACT WORKERS

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Oct 29, 2019

Using social media, Aaron Witt, president of Buildwitt Media Group, has helped numerous construction companies do what they were challenged to do on their own – attract new employees. Hiring skilled workers is increasingly difficult in an era of ultra-low unemployment. The construction industr...

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Mechanical Engineering: Design the Future MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: DESIGN THE FUTURE

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Oct 28, 2019

Florida Poly's B.S. in Mechanical Engineering combines quantitative, design and technical knowledge with hands-on skill in preparation for one of the world’s most versatile and in-demand professions. From nano-scaled innovations in medicine to the future of space flight, mechanical enginee...

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Exploring BIM: Building Information Modelling EXPLORING BIM: BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING

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Oct 25, 2019

Building information modelling, better known as BIM, is a collaborative way of working that facilitates the efficient design, delivery and maintenance of buildings throughout their entire lifecycle. At its highest levels, BIM can transform a project that would ordinarily have been run by independent...

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BIM for Construction: Building a Bridge to a Better Workflow BIM FOR CONSTRUCTION: BUILDING A BRIDGE TO A BETTER WORKFLOW

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Oct 25, 2019

BIM usage is growing among civil engineers working with roadways, surveying, and utilities, as many departments of transportation have begun to mandate 3D fi les as deliverables for all their road projects. Those who have adopted this new technology herald it as the next-generation tool for construc...

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Why Customers Don’t Pay and What To Do When It Happens WHY CUSTOMERS DON’T PAY AND WHAT TO DO WHEN IT HAPPENS

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Oct 25, 2019

Google Why Customers Don’t Pay and you’ll get literally billions of results. Obviously, this is a big problem that affects many industries. If you take a closer look at those 21.5M entries, you’ll find that a lot of the results offer advice about what can be done to collect from cu...

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Prevent Your Extinction: Why BIM Matters in 2020 and Beyond PREVENT YOUR EXTINCTION: WHY BIM MATTERS IN 2020 AND BEYOND

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Oct 24, 2019

It’s only 30 years away. The UN reports there will be 9.7 billion people living on the planet two-thirds living in cities by 2050. To support that population, the construction industry will need to build an average of 13,000 buildings every day and construct 700,000 miles of roads and nearly 9...

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Research at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering RESEARCH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

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Oct 24, 2019

Research at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Melbourne University. The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's, and the world's, finest universities. Established in 1853, the University is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to soc...

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2020 construction conferences you won’t want to miss 2020 CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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Oct 24, 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, it’s officially time to determine what your professional development will look like in 2020. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay up to date on the latest tools, tech, and best practices shaping our industry, and thankfully, next year’s ca...

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IT Engineering: Meet the Team that Keeps Uber Moving IT ENGINEERING: MEET THE TEAM THAT KEEPS UBER MOVING

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Oct 24, 2019

As a global company, Uber employees rely on a host of tools and technologies to enhance our platform and support our millions of daily customers. Our IT Engineering team (IT Eng) develops and maintains the systems and services that let the rest of the company do its work. For IT Eng, every Uber empl...

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Top 5 Benefits of Renting Construction Equipment TOP 5 BENEFITS OF RENTING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

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Oct 24, 2019

Businesses ranging from construction, landscaping, and agriculture to road building, waste handling, and countless others rely on the productivity of heavy equipment and other machinery to make progress possible. In recent years, the advantages of renting construction equipment have made choosing a ...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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Addressing Construction Workforce Shortages: The Struggle is real ADDRESSING CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGES: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL

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Oct 23, 2019

The Associated General Contractors of America released a survey recently in partnership with Autodesk, and the results are chilling; about 80% of construction companies can’t find the workers they need. If you’ve experienced a construction labor shortage or are having a hard time finding...

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Working at Ripple: Engineering WORKING AT RIPPLE: ENGINEERING

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Oct 23, 2019

Kanaan shares how the different engineering teams operate and thrive by helping build out the global payments network RippleNet. He also talks about the large scope of work engineers have at Ripple: from working on blockchain technology including the XRP Ledger to integration and interoperable payme...

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New Products at Crane Engineering NEW PRODUCTS AT CRANE ENGINEERING

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Oct 23, 2019

Dustin and Ben go over some of our newest product lines at Crane Engineering. Since 1939, Crane Engineering has been one of the Midwest's leading providers of fluid process solutions. The company serves a broad range of markets providing fluid system design, equipment sourcing & selection, f...

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How to Celebrate STEM Day on November 8, 2019 HOW TO CELEBRATE STEM DAY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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Oct 23, 2019

For National STEM Day, we want to celebrate the incredible achievements of women and girls in STEM by highlighting creations that have been made by women-no matter where they are in their STEM journeys. This activation will be a rallying cry for women and girls to say, I made this. From accomplished...

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Who Runs the World? Women in Construction WHO RUNS THE WORLD? WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 23, 2019

We’re showcasing the movement that is changing the face of construction-and the organizations behind it. Women account for only 10% of the construction industry. Mentoring, educating and honoring women in the industry can help close that serious gap. There is definitely momentum to support and...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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Engineering, Beauty and a Longing for the Infinite ENGINEERING, BEAUTY AND A LONGING FOR THE INFINITE

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Oct 22, 2019

In July 2019, I embarked upon a six-day excursion across Italy with 14 undergraduate students and three professors from Princeton University. The trip was part of a six-week summer course titled Two Millennia of Structural Architecture in Italy. Given the title, it should come as no surprise that th...

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Streamlining Construction Submittals STREAMLINING CONSTRUCTION SUBMITTALS

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Oct 22, 2019

Submittals are one of the most vital parts of the processes and workflows around construction projects. The submittal process assures owners that their plans and specs are clearly understood by both contractors and subcontractors building the project. This process ensures both quality control and co...

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Safety & security for our future SAFETY & SECURITY FOR OUR FUTURE

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Oct 22, 2019

The state of Washington’s K-12 enterprise is a significant hub of employment in most communities and remains one of our most substantial financial investments in both human resources and capital facilities. Our deep public commitment to K-12 education has been sustained since statehood 130 yea...

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Civil Engineering Drone Technology CIVIL ENGINEERING DRONE TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 21, 2019

Alan Hancock, an instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology program at Dakota County Technical College, recently introduced drone technology to the students in his program. Alan purchased a DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone quadcopter as a new tool in a curriculum that covers CAD, civil drafting, land surve...

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Cost Engineering with Teamcenter Product Cost Management COST ENGINEERING WITH TEAMCENTER PRODUCT COST MANAGEMENT

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Oct 21, 2019

Teamcenter product cost management supports the cost and value engineering approach at an early stage of the development process by providing cost transparency for products and tools. This approach enables a quantifiable decision base for cost optimized products. With the integrated product profitab...

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U.S. Construction at a Crossroads U.S. CONSTRUCTION AT A CROSSROADS

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Oct 21, 2019

ConstructConnect’s grand total construction starts statistics two-thirds of the way through 2019 are almost even with January-August 2018, -3.3%. The composition of starts this year, however, has undergone a dramatic change. It is much more heavily weighted towards very large projects, the so-...

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Engineering in the 21st Century: 3 Most Essential Basics to Remember ENGINEERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: 3 MOST ESSENTIAL BASICS TO REMEMBER

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Oct 21, 2019

Rapid change has become the epitome of the 21st century. Over the past years, humanity has made a significant step in the development of all industries known to us, and even more changes are yet to come. Fast-paced technological progress has made tangible adjustments to every sphere of our lives, an...

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A Visual Guide To The Design-Build Process A VISUAL GUIDE TO THE DESIGN-BUILD PROCESS

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Oct 18, 2019

Before starting a home remodeling project, it’s important to understand the different types of project delivery methods that are used by contractors and remodeling firms to execute construction projects. The three primary methods used in residential building and home improvement projects are: ...

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Why study chemical engineering at Cambridge? WHY STUDY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT CAMBRIDGE?

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Oct 18, 2019

Our current students and lecturers talk about their experiences of chemical engineering at Cambridge and why it's the perfect subject if you're interested in developing materials and processes that can improve our lives, clean up our planet and help us to live more sustainably.

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Nine Ways Technology Can Boost STEM Learning NINE WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN BOOST STEM LEARNING

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Oct 18, 2019

Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities for students and teachers alike...

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Mental Health Initiatives for Construction Professionals MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS

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Oct 18, 2019

One in five Americans struggles with a mental health condition. Society has created a schema of those at risk for psychiatric disorders - women, teenagers, abuse victims and so on. It's not unusual for this schema to give less regard to men - even with changing mental health initiatives - becaus...

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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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Construction Technology: Past, Present and Future CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

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Oct 15, 2019

A look into the history of construction technology, from the tools of the past to present day technologies and a prediction on the future state for the industry. Find out how each technology has shaped jobsite, spurred new businesses and laws, the risks and rewards for embracing technologies and wha...

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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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