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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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

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Sep 20, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 15, 2019

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

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Social mobility in STEM SOCIAL MOBILITY IN STEM

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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The Value of Value Engineering THE VALUE OF VALUE ENGINEERING

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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The Future of Construction THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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Building certainty in construction BUILDING CERTAINTY IN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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Warning Over Construction Sector Contraction WARNING OVER CONSTRUCTION SECTOR CONTRACTION

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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This Business of Engineering THIS BUSINESS OF ENGINEERING

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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

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Jul 28, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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The Importance of STEM Educators THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATORS

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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