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BIM Workflow for Civil Projects BIM WORKFLOW FOR CIVIL PROJECTS

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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An Introduction to Lean Construction AN INTRODUCTION TO LEAN CONSTRUCTION

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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Era of Connection: Construction ERA OF CONNECTION: CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 16, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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Delivering Sustainability through Digital Engineering DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DIGITAL ENGINEERING

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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Technology takes on Construction TECHNOLOGY TAKES ON CONSTRUCTION

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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Changing the game with BIM CHANGING THE GAME WITH BIM

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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BIM for Manufacturing BIM FOR MANUFACTURING

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 26, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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Global Tactics for Construction GLOBAL TACTICS FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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Solving the Construction Estimating Puzzle SOLVING THE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING PUZZLE

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Jul 13, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 07, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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White paper: drones WHITE PAPER: DRONES

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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Maximizing Construction Project Budgets with Data-Driven Designs MAXIMIZING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BUDGETS WITH DATA-DRIVEN DESIGNS

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Jun 26, 2019

Architects, engineers and other design professionals juggle several coexisting responsibilities and desires. They want to design and build great, innovative facilities. They want to create reputations for doing thorough, efficient work. Most importantly, they want to maximize their available budget....

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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Challenges to cash flow in the construction industry CHALLENGES TO CASH FLOW IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Jun 24, 2019

Cash is king in the construction industry, and that will remain the case, especially if we consider its constant need to finance large projects, withstand long collections cycles and manage cost overruns. Not only that, but construction also requires substantial investment to enable growth and moder...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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Transforming Construction: Bricks and Mortar and Data TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION: BRICKS AND MORTAR AND DATA

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Jun 24, 2019

In construction, some things never change. Not least, we will always feel the need to reshape our cityscapes to match shifting ways of living and working. And of course, there’s the perennial question of the UK’s residential property shortage.

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The Ultimate Guide to DOT Construction Technology THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DOT CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 20, 2019

The condition of Americas infrastructure has become a highstakes issue. Traffic congestion plagues our inadequate and crumbling roads and bridges. Neglect has made public transportation almost unusable in some of our most vital major cities. The effects ripple throughout the economy as workers spend...

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Avoiding Cost and Schedule Overruns in Late-Stage Construction AVOIDING COST AND SCHEDULE OVERRUNS IN LATE-STAGE CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 20, 2019

As large-scale construction projects, such as power plants, oil and gas facilities, and large manufacturing facilities, close in on completion, getting to the finish line can feel like an obstacle course. Processes continue to become more difficult with growing on-site teams, scope creep and schedul...

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The key health & safety challenges facing the construction sector today THE KEY HEALTH & SAFETY CHALLENGES FACING THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR TODAY

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Jun 19, 2019

Construction is one of the biggest sectors in the UK economy, employing 2.4 million people, and it’s up to the industry’s leaders to ensure these workers go home every evening safe and well. It’s an industry that is also hugely diverse, with firms ranging from multinational corpora...

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Criminal Liability for Jobsite Construction Accidents CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR JOBSITE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

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Jun 19, 2019

This old adage applies to the safety arena. OSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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products designed to solve your most challenging projects PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO SOLVE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS

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Jun 18, 2019

All standard deliveries utilizing the PPG Company delivery service will be free of charge to all serviceable E&I members. Orders placed by noon are delivered the next business day within the standard delivery zone which the local PPG company-operated store network operates and providing goods ar...

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Drones for Earthworks Projects: Pre-Construction DRONES FOR EARTHWORKS PROJECTS: PRE-CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 18, 2019

Building season is a busy, critical time, with lots of projects happening quickly. But before an earthworks project can even begin, there are several pre-construction checks that have a major impact on how successful - and profitable - a project will actually be. The biggest driver of poorly-execute...

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Facilitate innovative STEM education & workforce readiness using weather data FACILITATE INNOVATIVE STEM EDUCATION & WORKFORCE READINESS USING WEATHER DATA

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Jun 16, 2019

It’s not always easy to get students engaged in STEM subjects, right? Science, technology, engineering, and math are not fun topics for most students. In addition, these subjects and the skill sets required to teach them are constantly evolving.

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Is Your Construction Lending Team Ready for an Economic Downturn? IS YOUR CONSTRUCTION LENDING TEAM READY FOR AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN?

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Jun 11, 2019

The United States is experiencing one of the most prolonged economic growth cycles on record. This cycle has led to an expansion of the commercial construction industry with growth expected through 2020. However, in addition to the what goes up must come down history of recessions, signs of a potent...

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How Technology Can Drive STEM Education for Better Student Outcomes HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN DRIVE STEM EDUCATION FOR BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES

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Jun 09, 2019

Students graduating and preparing to succeed in college and the workplace require a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A strong background in this skill set is not just for aspiring scientists and engineers it is essential for all students.

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SmartPM Technical White Paper SMARTPM TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER

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Jun 07, 2019

SmartPM is a first in kind data analytics platform for the Construction industry that was designed by industry professionals who specialize in performance management and process improvement.

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Optimizing Construction With the Right Mix of Technology and Planning OPTIMIZING CONSTRUCTION WITH THE RIGHT MIX OF TECHNOLOGY AND PLANNING

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Jun 06, 2019

Large-scale construction projects require detailed planning and considerable collaboration. Planning and execution have historically relied on tens of thousands of documents to orchestrate the details. Risks can be reduced through technology to enhance construction planning and facilitate collaborat...

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The challenges and potential of circular procurements in public construction projects THE CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL OF CIRCULAR PROCUREMENTS IN PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Jun 06, 2019

Circular procurement can be defined as the process by which public authorities purchase works, goods or services that seek to contribute to closed energy and material loops within supply chains whilst minimising – and in the best case – avoiding negative environmental impacts and waste c...

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Improving the Biomanufacturing Facility lifecycle Using a standardized, Modular design and Construction approach IMPROVING THE BIOMANUFACTURING FACILITY LIFECYCLE USING A STANDARDIZED, MODULAR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

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Jun 06, 2019

BioPhorum Technology Roadmapping establishes a dynamic and evolving collaborative technology management process to accelerate innovation by engaging and aligning industry stakeholders to define future needs, difficult challenges and potential solutions. The Phorum involves biomanufacturers, supply p...

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Engineer’s Guide to 5G Semiconductor Test ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO 5G SEMICONDUCTOR TEST

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Jun 05, 2019

A few years ago, in 2016, researchers at Nokia Networks were paving the way for nextgeneration wireless communications by working with NI to investigate mobile access in the mmWave frequency spectrum.

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How Schools Can Inspire All Students with Coding & STEAM HOW SCHOOLS CAN INSPIRE ALL STUDENTS WITH CODING & STEAM

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Jun 03, 2019

Ozobot is a robotic platform that empowers coding and STEAM education for K–12. Ozobot makes STEAM simple with 2 Ways to Code: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. CEO Nader Hamda founded the company in 2012, with a mission to inspire all students to create with technology....

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Modular construction: From projects to products MODULAR CONSTRUCTION: FROM PROJECTS TO PRODUCTS

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Jun 01, 2019

For decades, construction has lagged other sectors in productivity performance. Now there is an opportunity for a step change: shifting many aspects of building activity away from traditional onsite projects to offsite manufacturing-style production.

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Next Generation STEM Careers Through Field-Based Learning NEXT GENERATION STEM CAREERS THROUGH FIELD-BASED LEARNING

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May 30, 2019

America has a pipeline problem that has nothing to do with oil. There are simply not enough young adults entering the orkforce equipped to meet the demands of a 21st century economy. According to the National Science Foundation, employment in STEM fields has grown sixfold since the 1960s.

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Subsurface Utility Engineering SUBSURFACE UTILITY ENGINEERING

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May 30, 2019

Subsurface Utility Engineering is an engineering practice for accurately establishing the location of buried utilities within a project area, which is critical to developing options for construction. It provides a foundation for decision-making around construction design, allowing a design to manage...

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Drones in the World of Tomorrow DRONES IN THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

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May 25, 2019

The work for this report was carried out in the context of a project initiated and funded by the International
Transport Forums Corporate Partnership Board. CPB projects are designed to enrich policy discussion
with a business perspective.

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Getting a Grip on Tire Engineering with Simulation GETTING A GRIP ON TIRE ENGINEERING WITH SIMULATION

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May 24, 2019

This whitepaper will show the integrated tire design and engineering solution from Dassault Systemes. This lets manufacturers push the magic triangle beyond current boundaries with advanced physics simulation, offers integration between design and simulation, and goes beyond traditional design platf...

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Own Your Data: What Data Portability Means for the Construction Industry OWN YOUR DATA: WHAT DATA PORTABILITY MEANS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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May 24, 2019

To many in the construction world, project data is a new topic for discussion. When that conversation does occur, it’s typically driven by the general contractor or the project owner. Everyone else on the team is along for the ride, meaning they may not get a say in how their data is managed, ...

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Tips for Architecture, Engineering & Construction TIPS FOR ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

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May 23, 2019

This paper addresses the current hindrances that civil engineers are facing in the architecture, engineering and construction industry today, and gives insightful tips to help overcome them. Topics covered include repurposing content and collaboration, keeping industry standards in the forefront of ...

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Turner Mining Group Improves Operational Efficiency with Firmatek’s Drone Solutions TURNER MINING GROUP IMPROVES OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY WITH FIRMATEK’S DRONE SOLUTIONS

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May 22, 2019

Turner prioritizes making operations more efcient and easier in the mining industry. Tey have helped themselves and their clients streamline the billing and reconciliation process by using Firmatek’s Drone Solutions. Instead of time consuming and costly disputes about how much volume was moved...

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The Pros and Cons of New Construction Versus Renovation THE PROS AND CONS OF NEW CONSTRUCTION VERSUS RENOVATION

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May 22, 2019

The goal for construction projects is to maximize the bottom line. Analyzing whether new construction beats renovation, or vice versa, lends itself to reviewing some fundamental elements of real estate development. To some extent, a pro vote for one choice is not necessarily a con for the other choi...

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Protecting The Skies In The Drone Era PROTECTING THE SKIES IN THE DRONE ERA

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May 21, 2019

The drone era is here. Just a few years ago, spotting a drone in the skies was rare; today, improved technology and rapid adoption have made drone flights routine and unremarkable. Businesses and governments have all embraced affordable drone technology as a way to do their work faster, cheaper, saf...

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Stem/steam formula for success STEM/STEAM FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

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May 19, 2019

This comprehensive report delivers best practices for developing and marketing STEM/STEAM toys that truly prepare kids for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Inside you will find: Parental perspectives about STEM careers and the role of toys in helping their kids master concepts ...

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Spotlight on Construction: Digital transformation within the industry SPOTLIGHT ON CONSTRUCTION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

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May 15, 2019

Construction is one of the largest industry sectors in the UK, representing around six per cent of GDP, and the government is keen to promote better adoption of digital and manufacturing technologies in order to reduce costs, timescales and greenhouse gas emissions linked to the creation of the buil...

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Community Association COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION'S USE OF DRONES FOR COVENANT ENFORCEMENT AND MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

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May 15, 2019

While there are many benefits to using drones for issues within a community association, there is a fair share of risks as well. This white paper reviews many considerations that a community association needs to think about before making the choice of incorporating drones to accomplish association n...

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U.S. Europe, Asia - Who will dominate the Construction Industry? U.S. EUROPE, ASIA - WHO WILL DOMINATE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

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May 15, 2019

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

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How to Calculate Real Estate Valuation Damages in a Construction Defect Action HOW TO CALCULATE REAL ESTATE VALUATION DAMAGES IN A CONSTRUCTION DEFECT ACTION

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May 15, 2019

When determining whether to pursue a construction defect action, few property owners consider the question: how will my damages be calculated? While understandable, failure to properly address this question can prevent owners from recovering the full extent of their damages.

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Changing the Game in STEM with Family Engagement CHANGING THE GAME IN STEM WITH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

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May 13, 2019

Imagine Sofia, a middle shool girl who lives in Queens, New York. A computer science program recently launched in her community by Google. Sofia was nominated for the afterschool program which will teach kids how to code and the fundamentals of computer science. It could be a life-changing opportuni...

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Criminal Liability for Job Site Construction Accidents CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR JOB SITE CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

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May 08, 2019

As the number of high-profile construction accidents, both domestic and abroad, has grown and media coverage has intensified, the construction industry has trained its focus on not only the best practices for preventing accidents, but also the potential consequences when these incidents are more tha...

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Architecture, Engineering & Construction end-to-end collaboration enabled by bim level 3 ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION END-TO-END COLLABORATION ENABLED BY BIM LEVEL 3

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May 08, 2019

Industrialization techniques have been commonly used in Manufacturing industries for decades. Now the use of Industrialized Construction is expanding in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industry to help improve planning, design, construction, and assembly for increased sustainability...

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Drones: The Holy Grail of Construction Site Safety DRONES: THE HOLY GRAIL OF CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY

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May 06, 2019

Earlier this year, a drone image of a great white shark swimming alongside an unsuspecting paddle-boarder went viral online. The powerful picture underscores what every construction project manager already knows: some of the most dangerous potential problems may be lurking just out of sight.

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The Ultimate Guide to Construction Software THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

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May 02, 2019

This guide is here to help you understand exactly why construction software is revolutionising the industry. With cloud-based systems, there’s a sense of traceability and accountability that has never been seen before in construction. All team members, from architects to subcontractors, are co...

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Data Reliability with Slip Rings in Construction Equipment DATA RELIABILITY WITH SLIP RINGS IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

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May 01, 2019

Slip rings are used to communicate with and provide power to rotating platforms. A wide variety of construction equipment uses slip rings to power and communicate with a rotating cab. As the bandwidth of these communication channels begins to increase, it is critical to incorporate slip ring technol...

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Drone Automation for Warehouse 4.0 DRONE AUTOMATION FOR WAREHOUSE 4.0

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Apr 30, 2019

The digital transformation of warehouses - driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits – is underway across the world. Technologies such as IoT, AI and drones are augmenting the business value created by adoption of RFID, robots and real - time analytics. UAVs have started playing a central ro...

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4 Easy Steps BIM Implementation 4 EASY STEPS BIM IMPLEMENTATION

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Apr 30, 2019

This eBook focuses on best practices for implementing building information modeling solutions, explaining the key factors for successful implementation of BIM, the process and steps changes that can be expected as an organization, and the company-wide training required for adopting BIM environment.

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Dedicated Geometric Design Software Makes Engineering Design Workflows More Efficient DEDICATED GEOMETRIC DESIGN SOFTWARE MAKES ENGINEERING DESIGN WORKFLOWS MORE EFFICIENT

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Apr 26, 2019

This paper explores the question of how to most efficiently streamline engineering-CAD workflows within firms by assigning dedicated geometric design software to those doing engineering & to leave CAD exclusively to those doing drafting. This paper evaluates different industry standard software ...

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CPM|axis: Bridging the Schedule Gap CPM|AXIS: BRIDGING THE SCHEDULE GAP

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Apr 24, 2019

It is commonly understood that construction projects often suffer time and cost overruns. A recent June 2016 study published by McKinsey and Company states as much, confirming The construction industry is ripe for disruption. Large projects across asset classes typically take 20 percent longer to fi...

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Optimizing the engineering life cycle requires digital transformation OPTIMIZING THE ENGINEERING LIFE CYCLE REQUIRES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 22, 2019

Today’s engineers are facing a dramatic shift happening in industries like automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Competitive pressures to bring products to market faster, slash development costs, maintain quality standards, and out-engineer and out-innovate competitors are forcing companies ...

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8 Field Focused Challenges in Heavy Civil Construction And How to Overcome Them 8 FIELD FOCUSED CHALLENGES IN HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Apr 21, 2019

Heavy Civil and Infrastructure projects are some of the largest and most critical support structures in society. These projects include roads, bridges, tunnels, sewers and other public works resources that people rely on. To put this in perspective-in order to meet the world’s basic infrastruc...

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Countering the drone threat to commercial airports COUNTERING THE DRONE THREAT TO COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS

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Apr 18, 2019

Airports, Airlines and Air Navigation Service Providers can suffer significant financial losses when there is any disruption to operations, either intentionally or accidentally. Drones reported flying in the approach, departure or ground operating areas will present a safety hazard and will likely f...

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Top 7 Tips to Increase Engineering Productivity by Frontloading CFD TOP 7 TIPS TO INCREASE ENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY BY FRONTLOADING CFD

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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How Can Collaborative Technologies Help Me On My Next Construction Project? HOW CAN COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES HELP ME ON MY NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?

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Apr 17, 2019

Every day, collaborative construction management software is accelerating project delivery and helping contractors work more efficiently. This informative FAQ provides answers to commonly asked questions related to the benefits of collaborative technology such as single source of truth project manag...

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Remote ID & Commercial Drones REMOTE ID & COMMERCIAL DRONES

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Apr 17, 2019

The commercial drone industry is booming. By 2022, International Data Corporation predicts that the number of U.S. commercial drones will hit 5.7 million by 2022 up from 1.8 million in 2018. As the industry matures, how we identify and track the rapidly-growing numbers of commercial drones in the sk...

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The State of Information Management in the Construction Industry THE STATE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Apr 16, 2019

Contractors manage a lot of moving parts on a daily - if not hourly - basis: from crews on the jobsite and subcontractors to equipment, materials and continuously changing conditions. Not to mention, they need to make sure all parts of a job are completed according to specifications. Their profitabi...

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Constructing an argument for change CONSTRUCTING AN ARGUMENT FOR CHANGE

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Apr 15, 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, there seems to be a barrier that’s preventing construction from developing or adopting improvements at a similar pace to other industries. There has been some headway in terms of technology, methods of construction, and legislation and although this can all h...

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Construction Bookkeeping and Accounting: Expectation vs. Reality CONSTRUCTION BOOKKEEPING AND ACCOUNTING: EXPECTATION VS. REALITY

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Apr 03, 2019

If you think construction accounting is the same as regular accounting you will find yourself sadly mistaken. When it comes to construction bookkeeping and regular bookkeeping there is a world of difference. This white paper reviews the expectation and reality of construction accounting.

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Mobile Robots Grow Up MOBILE ROBOTS GROW UP

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Apr 02, 2019

Driven by market needs, particularly in warehousing and logistics, the market for mobile robots will be strong in 2019 and for several years thereafter, according to researchers. 2018 was a year with a lot of pilot programs, said John Santagate, IDC research director, commercial robots at Internatio...

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Trends in Platform Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities TRENDS IN PLATFORM ENGINEERING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Apr 01, 2019

The global revenues of the semiconductor industry have been hovering above the USD 300 billion mark for the past few years, an impressive feat by itself. The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics estimates that the 2015 worldwide semiconductor revenues will reach USD 358 billion and is expected to gr...

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Construction Insurance Issues CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE ISSUES

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Mar 27, 2019

There are a myriad of insurance products on the market. However, despite certain insurers attempts to create new products, the payment and performance bonds traditionally used in the construction industry have not been supplanted or replaced and remain in common use. For almost every construction pr...

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Effective Building Construction + Planning for SLED Entities EFFECTIVE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION + PLANNING FOR SLED ENTITIES

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Mar 11, 2019

State, local and educational entities are tasked with providing the best value for constituents on a daily basis - including on building and infrastructure projects. By choosing a delivery and construction method designed for efficiency, the entity maximizes the time and money spent on the investmen...

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Robotic Process Automation for Carriers ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION FOR CARRIERS

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Mar 08, 2019

Communication Service Providers face great disruption. Mobility today means much more than phones - connected cars, smart cities, and the Internet of Things will place telecommunications infrastructures under more stress than ever. Moreover, Over-The-Top (OTT) providers have cannibalised call and te...

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The State of Training in 2019: Architecture, Engineering and Construction THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2019: ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Mar 05, 2019

Architecture, engineering and construction firms face constant change in the form of updated codes and safety standards, technological advancement, materials innovation and much more, which create both opportunities and challenges.

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Construction Project Management: A Solution to Dramatically Improve the QA/QC Process CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A SOLUTION TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE QA/QC PROCESS

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Feb 26, 2019

Construction companies face increased pressure in today’s market to reduce costs and maintain profit margins. An increase in the cost of materials, the effect of rising wages, the lack of skilled or trained workers to perform the work, and productivity challenges have created an environment wh...

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Digitalizing the construction industry DIGITALIZING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Feb 26, 2019

The global construction industry is a massive enterprise, with aggregate sales of more than €1,098,569 million and a market capitalization of almost €501,948 million in 2017. Like firms in many other industries, builders are wary of disruptive technologies: technologies whose adoption sign...

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Diversifying engineering: overcoming a national skills crisis DIVERSIFYING ENGINEERING: OVERCOMING A NATIONAL SKILLS CRISIS

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Feb 24, 2019

Australia is facing a growing demand for engineers across a range of industries. The expanding pipeline of projects – in areas such as infrastructure, transport, mining and resources, construction, defence and beyond – means that more and more skilled engineers are needed to deliver them...

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How Cellular Technology Enables Anti-Fire Drones HOW CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY ENABLES ANTI-FIRE DRONES

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Feb 23, 2019

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are already used for a multitude of applications, particularly where they can offer public value. Telefonica in collaboration with partners Dronitec, Divisek and the Intelligent Systems Lab, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, developed an anti-fire UAV solution to fight ...

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Drones for Aerial Inspection in Solar, Roofing, and Insurance DRONES FOR AERIAL INSPECTION IN SOLAR, ROOFING, AND INSURANCE

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Feb 22, 2019

If you work in the solar, insurance, or roofing industries, chances are you have heard about drones. You might even be thinking about starting an in-house drone program. And for a good reason: drones are fundamentally changing the way industries operate. Roofing professionals, contractors, insurance...

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Construction workforce difficulties post-Brexit CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE DIFFICULTIES POST-BREXIT

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Feb 22, 2019

The UK construction economy is prone to repeated 8-10 years cycles of boom and bust. After a faltering recovery from the Great Recession (2008-2012), industry forecasts from Glenigan and the Construction Products Association suggest little growth in 2019 and 2020, with some sectors and regions badly...

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Why your Construction Business could fail unless you disrupt your market WHY YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS COULD FAIL UNLESS YOU DISRUPT YOUR MARKET

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Feb 18, 2019

Even large contractors are typically one failed project or market dip away from insolvency. Masonry contractors like New York City’s Navillus can after a decline in revenues find themselves entering and then emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The high percentage of pass-through income often ...

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Marketing In The Construction & Building Materials Industry MARKETING IN THE CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY

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Feb 14, 2019

The goal of this white-paper, is to provide you with ideas that will dramatically increase the success of your marketing. The results that will be created if what we discuss during this whitepaper are implemented, will increase your customer base as well as the life time value of those customers, cr...

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Accurate Stockpile Measurement with Drones ACCURATE STOCKPILE MEASUREMENT WITH DRONES

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Feb 10, 2019

Whether you work in the construction, mining, or aggregates sectors, stockpile management is a critical requirement on any job site. But measuring stockpiles can be unsafe, time-consuming, and expensive. This puts you in a difficult position. You need accurate data to run your business operations, b...

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Protecting airports against drones PROTECTING AIRPORTS AGAINST DRONES

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Feb 09, 2019

This white paper describes the issues with drones and airports, explains the impact on flight safety and financial losses and discusses drone detection and mitigation solutions. The use of drones is rising worldwide. The US Federal Aviation Administration predicts more than 2 million drones will be ...

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The economics of using drones for beyond visual line of sight inspections THE ECONOMICS OF USING DRONES FOR BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT INSPECTIONS

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Feb 08, 2019

As the commercial drone industry continues to evolve, widespread BVLOS drone inspection has the potential to significantly change business models for oil and gas, utilities, insurance, and other industries. Representatives we spoke with in those industries point to four main drivers motivating them ...

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Smart Construction for Volatile Economies SMART CONSTRUCTION FOR VOLATILE ECONOMIES

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Feb 08, 2019

Quick construction naturally saves money during the construction process. Shorter construction means less money spent on equipment rentals, equipment use time and living out allowances for the crew. Accelerated construction also means the building will be completed sooner, allowing the owner that mu...

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Keys to RPA Success KEYS TO RPA SUCCESS

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Feb 01, 2019

Leading organizations typically arrive at maturity after two years working with RPA. Have you? If you action the risk-mitigating, value-enhancing practices detailed in the previous four papers in this series, you will be on the optimal path to maturity. RPA adopters who implement 80% or more of the ...

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Why Math Matters: Rethinking Drone Flight Stability WHY MATH MATTERS: RETHINKING DRONE FLIGHT STABILITY

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Feb 01, 2019

FGC-enabled UAVs poll all sensors and systems and use the collected data to calculate a unified flight space. Constructing a geometric algebraic space with multidimensional operators enables the drone to understand its world by applying a consistent, local predictive model derived from various state...

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Why Geocells Outperform Geogrids for Road Construction WHY GEOCELLS OUTPERFORM GEOGRIDS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 01, 2019

Geocells cellular confinement offer a more effective and practical 3D design solution to load support challenges than multilayered 2D geogrid efforts. Geocells transfer applied loads instantaneously, delivering practical soil stabilization in a product that is fast and easy to install.

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Getting an AI bot to work for your Airport GETTING AN AI BOT TO WORK FOR YOUR AIRPORT

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Jan 18, 2019

There are a wide variety of current use cases for AI technologies: self-driving cars; automated stock trading; medical scan analysis and diagnosis; explosive charge planning in mining; crop planning and management. One of the most widely adopted and fastest growing applications is the use of AI bots...

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Building Value: A pathway to circular construction finance BUILDING VALUE: A PATHWAY TO CIRCULAR CONSTRUCTION FINANCE

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Jan 16, 2019

The transition to a Circular Economy requires innovative business models that stimulate the optimized use of repairable products, reusable components, and recycling of materials. A Community of Practice (CoP) was established in which experts from different fields collaborated to improve the financea...

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How sensor data is powering AI in robotics HOW SENSOR DATA IS POWERING AI IN ROBOTICS

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Jan 06, 2019

Industrial robots are typically placed in caged environments; a human entering that environment stops robot movement for safety reasons. But limiting human/robot collaboration prevents the realization of many benefits. Robots with autonomous capabilities would enable the safe and productive co-exist...

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Shortage occupations in construction: A cross-industry research report SHORTAGE OCCUPATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION: A CROSS-INDUSTRY RESEARCH REPORT

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Jan 06, 2019

This report provides the results of a survey to identify occupations that are experiencing or may experience shortages of available staff, in the UK construction sector. The findings of the report are based on the results of a cross-industry survey supported by 276 companies which collectively emplo...

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Construction supply chain CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 05, 2019

Many construction companies have changed their business models, from being one large entity managing all areas of the supply chain to working with smaller external specialist companies to deliver a subset of these services. As a result, the number of companies needing to interact with each other to ...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Bot Engineering THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF BOT ENGINEERING

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Jan 02, 2019

Companies in every major industry are turning to semi-autonomous computers better known as bots to automate large- and small-scale business processes. This technology replaces human intervention in back-office operations, improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and increasing margins. For m...

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Selecting a Robotic Process Automation Platform SELECTING A ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION PLATFORM

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Dec 11, 2018

RPA platforms represent a hyper-growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to focus on more strategic and higher priority projects and tasks. Intelligent proces...

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Robotic Process Automation: Re-Imagining Human Work ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION: RE-IMAGINING HUMAN WORK

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Dec 07, 2018

Intelligent automation has been described as the next driver of the digital economy. The confluence of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, machine learning, and data analytics have created an enabling environment for automation to transform business and shrink the prod...

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How to transition to a paperless construction company HOW TO TRANSITION TO A PAPERLESS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

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Dec 07, 2018

Construction productivity is lagging behind most industries. According to the US Department of Commerce, productivity has decreased in the construction industry since the 1960s, while other industries surge ahead. The cause of this productivity lag? Technology-or a lack of it. In contrast to other i...

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Why Banks Must Bank on RPA WHY BANKS MUST BANK ON RPA

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Dec 06, 2018

The do-more-with-less culture fostered by a slow economy is pushing enterprises to look for ways to boost productivity. This is especially true of the financial services industry where banks have to continually evolve to keep up with customer expectations and counter competition from fintech players...

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Digital Engineering: Transformation of Product Innovation and Manufacturing DIGITAL ENGINEERING: TRANSFORMATION OF PRODUCT INNOVATION AND MANUFACTURING

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Dec 06, 2018

Digital engineering fuses the art of design with the science of data. Integrating data technology with traditional engineering practices enables highly efficient manufacturing and seamless product innovation. In addition, applying a strong data foundation to engineering techniques promotes consisten...

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America AMERICA'S STRATEGY FOR STEM EDUCATION

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Dec 04, 2018

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological as...

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Operationalizing Robotic and Autonomous Systems in Support of Multi-Domain Operations OPERATIONALIZING ROBOTIC AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

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Nov 30, 2018

Robotic and Autonomous Systems and artificial intelligence are fundamental to the future Joint Force realizing the full potential of Multi-Domain Operations. These systems, in particular, AI, offer the ability to outmaneuver adversaries across domains, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the informati...

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Understanding RPA Scalability - The Blue Prism Example UNDERSTANDING RPA SCALABILITY - THE BLUE PRISM EXAMPLE

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Nov 30, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the best way to automate many business processes. The core idea of RPA is simple: let software robots implement a process by accessing existing applications through their user interfaces. When choosing an RPA technology, however, it’s important to think abou...

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Banks Love RPA THE TOP 5 REASONS WHY BANKS LOVE RPA

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Nov 26, 2018

In the competitive and highly regulated financial and banking industries, companies need to utilize every advantage they can to stay ahead of the competition. Financial institutions face growing volumes of transactions, repetitive work, and compliance risks. This poses significant challenges for com...

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Use Next Generation RPA to Design, Build and manage your digital workforce of the future, today USE NEXT GENERATION RPA TO DESIGN, BUILD AND MANAGE YOUR DIGITAL WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE, TODAY

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Nov 21, 2018

When the automated teller machine went mainstream, there was widespread fear that ATMs would automate away and displace bank tellers. But what actually happened once the dust settled on those shiny new machines? Despite predictions to the contrary, macro trends and workforce economics worked to ever...

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Five Data Engineering Requirements for Enabling Machine Learning FIVE DATA ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS FOR ENABLING MACHINE LEARNING

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Nov 17, 2018

Machine learning is becoming increasingly popular with TDWI audiences. In recent surveys, we’ve seen the use of this technology (and its related technology: statistics for predictive analytics) in the early mainstream phase of adoption. Machine learning is being deployed in a wide range of use...

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Blockchain for Construction/Real Estate BLOCKCHAIN FOR CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE

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Nov 15, 2018

In April 2018, Thomson Reuters Projects (TRP) and consultancy firm Cavendish Maxwell hosted a
jointly-organized webinar on blockchain and its potential applications for the construction and real
estate industries in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly focusing on the United ...

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Engineering an Organically Expanding Customer Partnership with Diehl Aircabin ENGINEERING AN ORGANICALLY EXPANDING CUSTOMER PARTNERSHIP WITH DIEHL AIRCABIN

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Nov 14, 2018

Diehl Aircabin, as part of the corporate division of Diehl Aerosystems, is a Tier 1 supplier of cabin modules, crew rest compartments, and air ducting for large aircraft manufacturers. They provide a range of highly specialized aviation solutions from the development, design, and production of cabin...

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Integrated Construction Excellence - The Better Way to Ensure Safe Construction INTEGRATED CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE - THE BETTER WAY TO ENSURE SAFE CONSTRUCTION

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Nov 14, 2018

We effectively control all aspects of construction through our field-level integration of Safety, Quality Assurance and Production Efficiency. The synergy of those elements formulates valuable services and solutions for our clients. We believe that success in one area, contributes to success in all....

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Big Data - Big Questions for the Engineering and Construction Industry BIG DATA - BIG QUESTIONS FOR THE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Nov 12, 2018

Engineering and construction companies that don’t embrace the new norm of data-driven operations are likely to lose traction in the market and could become obsolete in the coming years. Is your organization ready to raise the bar and leverage big data and analytics in the future?

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Digital Engineering: Top 5 Imperatives for Communications, Media and Technology Companies DIGITAL ENGINEERING: TOP 5 IMPERATIVES FOR COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

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Nov 07, 2018

Digital initiatives are on the radar for most communications, media, and technology companies. At the highest level, the goal is to deliver more valuable software, more quickly. But for too many companies, the specifics of pursuing digital are hazy. What real-world business problems does the digital...

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A Guide to Robotic Process Automation A GUIDE TO ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Oct 29, 2018

Despite advances in process automation, vital business processes consisting of data-driven tasks such as collecting, reviewing, and inputting information still exist in most organizations. These tasks are mundane, repetitive and okay, boring. IT groups struggle to respond rapidly to these high prior...

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Taking Procure-to-Pay to the Next Level with Robotic Process Automation TAKING PROCURE-TO-PAY TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Oct 25, 2018

Organizations have a lot riding on the efficiency and effectiveness of their procure-to-pay processes. Disruptions to an organization’s ability to purchase or pay for materials, goods, and services can negatively impact its supply chain, customers and financial standing. Yet, most organization...

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Risk and control considerations within robotic process automation implementations RISK AND CONTROL CONSIDERATIONS WITHIN ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IMPLEMENTATIONS

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Oct 24, 2018

Since the advent of technology as a vehicle to accelerate business performance within organizations, risk management has often been perceived as a foundational, yet sometimes burdensome, the pillar that has frequently been sidestepped since inception. For example, during the early 1980s, spreadsheet...

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Sentinel FM for Construction SENTINEL FM FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 23, 2018

The Construction industry is challenged with managing a diverse mix of assets - both on and off road. BSM Wireless Sentinel FM tracking and telematics technology provides intelligent assessment of resources, utilization, maintenance, security, and more. Available in real-time, 24 hours a day from vi...

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Assessment of Licensing Impacts on Construction ASSESSMENT OF LICENSING IMPACTS ON CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 23, 2018

More than 25 years ago, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission added an alternative to the traditional 10 CFR Part 50 build-and-then-license approach to new nuclear plants. This alternative promulgated in 10 CFR Part 52, enables companies to license-then-build and reflects an NRC effort to add certainty ...

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Overview of Robotics in Neurosurgery OVERVIEW OF ROBOTICS IN NEUROSURGERY

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Oct 23, 2018

Advances in 3D imaging, in combination with maturing robotics technology, has resulted in several FDA approved neurosurgical robotic systems on the market today. These systems allow surgeons to make precise manipulations in the brain and on the spine, in a consistent and minimally invasive way. Howe...

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Manufacturing Robotics: The Next Robotic Industrial Revolution MANUFACTURING ROBOTICS: THE NEXT ROBOTIC INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Oct 15, 2018

Ushering in a Golden Age in productivity, the first industrial revolution began in Britain with the mechanization of the textile industry. Driven by new technologies, such as the steam engine, for the first time cotton mills emerged as places where manufacturers could use machines to automate tasks ...

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The robots are waiting Are you ready to reap the benefits? THE ROBOTS ARE WAITING ARE YOU READY TO REAP THE BENEFITS?

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Oct 10, 2018

For the purpose of this report, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), often referred to as robotics or robots, is defined as the automation of rules-based processes with software that utilizes the user interface and which can run on any software, including web-based applications, ERP systems, and mainfr...

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Innovating Small Assembly Robot Integration Concepts within the PLC INNOVATING SMALL ASSEMBLY ROBOT INTEGRATION CONCEPTS WITHIN THE PLC

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Oct 09, 2018

For many years, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have remained the industrial controller of choice among control, automation, and design engineers. PLCs are often referred to as the master controller that sequences the main logic and manages network data on automated equipment. They are conside...

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Safe Human-Robot Collaboration SAFE HUMAN-ROBOT COLLABORATION

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Oct 09, 2018

There is hardly any other machine that catches the imagination of humans as much as robots. They are considered to be the perfection of machines due their larger degree of freedom in terms of diversity and the scope of their activities. Robots ultimately express the human aspiration to have machines...

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Blockchain-Enabled Service Robot Ecosystem BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED SERVICE ROBOT ECOSYSTEM

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Oct 05, 2018

Based on blockchain technology, Robotou aims to construct a scalable ecosystem combined with involved personal experience and extensive social impact. Referencing Latané’s Social Impact Theory,Robotou‘s ecosystem has the innate advantages ofquantity factor 100,000 robots, direct d...

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Maximizing Grant Funding for Your STEM Initiatives MAXIMIZING GRANT FUNDING FOR YOUR STEM INITIATIVES

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Oct 04, 2018

Microsoft provides technologies that help K-12 education organizations enhance the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as other related domains. With an integrated set of hardware and software tools, Microsoft can help you transform any classroom...

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Roadmap Robotics in warehousing ROADMAP ROBOTICS IN WAREHOUSING

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Oct 03, 2018

Some people believe that we can turn off the lights in most of the warehouses within a couple of years. Robots will be doing the job, supported by operators, working in cooperation with new technology. From a technical point of view, it would be logical to assume that robots will be implemented on a...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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2019 Construction Technology Trends and Predictions 2019 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND PREDICTIONS

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Oct 02, 2018

Across the construction industry, technology has shifted from a future ideal to a present necessity. Firms are under mounting pressure to deliver quality projects under tight budgets and timelines. This has led many firms to realize they must leverage technology as a means of survival in a fast-pace...

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Smart Derivatives Contracts: From Concept to Construction SMART DERIVATIVES CONTRACTS: FROM CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 01, 2018

Smart contracts could help revolutionize the derivatives market by creating much-needed efficiencies that would benefit the entire industry. But transforming smart contracts from an exciting concept to practical use will present a number of challenges. From a legal perspective, a number of issues ne...

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Stop the Swiveling: Transform Finance and Accounting with Robotic Process Automation STOP THE SWIVELING: TRANSFORM FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Oct 01, 2018

Automation is coming to finance teams-if it hasn’t already arrived. According to a 2018 research report by The Hackett Group, 56 percent of finance organizations invested in some form of process automation to streamline and optimize their business processes. Additionally, a 2018 study by Accen...

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Construction Contracts - Alternative Delivery Methods CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS - ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS

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Sep 27, 2018

At the beginning of most projects, contractors have a strong bargaining position and can dictate the terms of the contracts. Understanding how these different contract models operate from the outset allows contractors to decide whether it makes sense to pursue a project, develop the best price in a ...

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RPA Solution: The Utility Approach RPA SOLUTION: THE UTILITY APPROACH

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Sep 27, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) is an evolving technology that promises significant cost and productivity efficiencies. It automates repeatable tasks using a combination of AI and machine learning offering promising business values such as improved security, increased operational control, and reduc...

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Setting up the building and construction regulator SETTING UP THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION REGULATOR

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Sep 20, 2018

The building industry has come at a juncture whereby it has acquired crucial importance in the country’s economy, both in terms of employment as well as in terms of the National Gross Domestic Product. In fact, as at December 2017, the construction industry generated €356.4million, that i...

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The Value of the Mechanical Engineer in the Embedded Controls Industry THE VALUE OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEER IN THE EMBEDDED CONTROLS INDUSTRY

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Sep 18, 2018

As our world gets closer to driverless technologies, the expectation for safety exponentially increases. We, the embedded industry, are suffering from a shortage of knowledgeable engineers and have resorted to stealing experienced engineers from each other to build our teams. In this day and age, wh...

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Transform your business processes with robotic and intelligent automation TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH ROBOTIC AND INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION

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Sep 03, 2018

Process automation is nothing new - organizations have always looked for ways to achieve greater operating efficiencies and growth. Process automation at scale arguably began more than two centuries ago in the textiles industry, when factory machines were used for labor-intensive tasks such as weavi...

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RPA Is Just the Start: How Insurers Can Develop a Successful Intelligent Process Automation Strategy RPA IS JUST THE START: HOW INSURERS CAN DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL INTELLIGENT PROCESS AUTOMATION STRATEGY

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Sep 01, 2018

Insurers looking for profitability in an environment of low-interest rates, market overcapacity, intensified competition, and growing regulations are increasingly looking to automation as the answer. For many, robotic process automation (RPA) has appeared to be the best bet for cutting costs quickly...

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Digital Operations Through AI-driven RPA DIGITAL OPERATIONS THROUGH AI-DRIVEN RPA

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Sep 01, 2018

Most businesses have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of applications - and only 20% of them have APIs. Integrating them is time-consuming and expensive. With work distributed between lines of business, shared services and offshore, it’s increasingly complex to manage and ensure service delivery...

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7 Reasons Why Warehouse Robots Beat Traditional Automation 7 REASONS WHY WAREHOUSE ROBOTS BEAT TRADITIONAL AUTOMATION

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Sep 01, 2018

In 2020, global retail e-commerce sales are expected to grow to $4.88 trillion, more than double 2017 figures. The Amazon effect is at the heart of this e-commerce boom: consumers are empowered to demand what they want and when. These demands aren’t what they used to be, catching retailers and...

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How robotic process automation drives efficiencies and improves operations HOW ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION DRIVES EFFICIENCIES AND IMPROVES OPERATIONS

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Aug 29, 2018

Fortunately, there is an emerging, cost-effective technology-robotic process automation (RPA)-that can automate repetitive, manual tasks and free up your workers for more valuable, strategic work. The work your employees do in manually moving information between applications, clicking between window...

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How robotics is reshaping the biopharma value chain HOW ROBOTICS IS RESHAPING THE BIOPHARMA VALUE CHAIN

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Aug 21, 2018

The emerging robotic workforce is ideally suited to tackling multiple routine administrative tasks that do not rely on human judgment. The total number of these processes is astonishingly large in biopharma, given the numerous clinical and sales call reporting procedures. Automating these procedures...

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How to Deploy Robotic Process Automation Across Your Business HOW TO DEPLOY ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION ACROSS YOUR BUSINESS

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Aug 20, 2018

Robotic Process Automation has hit its stride in 2018. In fact, we’re seeing so much interest in RPA and so many deployments that we’re calling 2018 the Year of the Robot. If this is your year for RPA, we just have one question: Is your organization considering an RPA solution that will ...

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Everything You Need to Know About RPA EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RPA

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Aug 18, 2018

In recent years, Enterprise automation had moved to next phase which offers the comfort of flexibility and ease of use where it allowed businesses to go beyond managing simple IT tasks and shift focus to carrying out high-end complex operations. According to a recent statement by McKinsey and Compan...

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10 Critical Factors for RPA Success 10 CRITICAL FACTORS FOR RPA SUCCESS

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Aug 16, 2018

Organizations are excited about Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and it is understandable. RPA presents opportunities to tame the traditionally error-prone and inefficient manual activities, especially with the promise of speedy outcomes. However, a multitude of factors can affect the success rate ...

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Utility Token for Service Robotics UTILITY TOKEN FOR SERVICE ROBOTICS

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Aug 15, 2018

Robolab is a service robotics company delivering major change in the food and beverages industry. As part of our service revolution, we have designed an autonomous bartending unit that is considerably faster and more capable than the regular human workforce in that position.

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Accelerating Finance & Accounting Operations with Intelligent RPA ACCELERATING FINANCE & ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS WITH INTELLIGENT RPA

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Aug 10, 2018

Option 3 has been working closely with the client - one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world - on automating their Finance and Accounting processes. Invoice processing for one of their financial operations was becoming extremely complex because there were a large number of invoices t...

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Creating Business Value with Robotic Process Automation CREATING BUSINESS VALUE WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Aug 09, 2018

A typical BPM effort involves straight-through process automation of tasks that need to be handed over the systems or applications. Humans perform the activities where unstructured decision making is needed or in cases where it is simply not possible to automate the task. This is where dual data-ent...

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3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do 3 IMPORTANT THINGS A CHATBOT CAN’T DO

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Aug 08, 2018

As brands continue to focus on improving the customer experience, incorporating automation into customer interactions is becoming more and more important. Your customers’ time is valuable and they want you to recognize this fact and deploy technologies that put time back into their day.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Robotic Process Automation Solution THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION SOLUTION

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Aug 04, 2018

More and more organizations are implementing robotic process automation (RPA) to automate repetitive, manual tasks. But are you looking at the right criteria when considering solutions? This indispensable guide also includes a comprehensive vendor checklist you can use to compare features in key cat...

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Social Engineering: A Proactive Security SOCIAL ENGINEERING: A PROACTIVE SECURITY

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Aug 01, 2018

If you survey your co-workers, chances are high you will find they have received a phishing email at some point. It’s not surprising since phishing is the number one cause of breaches in the world, with an average of more than 46,000 new phishing sites created per day, or nearly 1.5 million ea...

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Can Blockchain Fix The Construction Industry’s Productivity Problem? CAN BLOCKCHAIN FIX THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEM?

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Aug 01, 2018

In construction, funding the right projects and completing them safely and efficiently is how value is created. Projects that are delivered faster and at a lower cost deliver higher returns. Unfortunately, the construction industry currently lags behind others in ways that really hurt those returns....

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Smart construction SMART CONSTRUCTION

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Jul 31, 2018

Stagnation has hampered construction productivity for years – and it will continue to do so in organizations ill-equipped to meet new challenges. But for those visionary enough to seize this moment in time, disruptive technology and new construction methodologies are creating unparalleled oppo...

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How to get Robotic Process Automation right in 2018 HOW TO GET ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION RIGHT IN 2018

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Jul 31, 2018

Robotic Process Automation has the potential to drastically transform business within the horizon of the next five to ten years. However, a successful business transformation requires a holistic approach that encompasses technology, process, and people.

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Improve Efficiency and Reliability of Complex Embedded Systems Development Using Model-Based Design IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY OF COMPLEX EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT USING MODEL-BASED DESIGN

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Jul 31, 2018

This paper explores how current technology trends are driving engineering organizations to establish collaborative, model-based workflows to speed development of high-quality embedded controls. It also describes the tools available to support the model-based design, as well as best practices for imp...

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Crete Carrier Corporation Revolutionizes Logistics Operations with Robotic Process Automation CRETE CARRIER CORPORATION REVOLUTIONIZES LOGISTICS OPERATIONS WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jul 31, 2018

Crete Carrier revolutionizes its logistics operations with robotic process automation, powered by Kofax Kapow. Streamlined scheduling allows the company to get ahead of competitors to secure prime delivery slots-improving on-time delivery rates and saving time and costs while freeing staff from tedi...

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RPA and Intelligent Character Recognition RPA AND INTELLIGENT CHARACTER RECOGNITION

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Jul 30, 2018

Intelligent Character Recognition, or ICR, is a derivative of the classic Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and it's one of the latest most exciting acronyms that you'll want to learn. Intelligent OCR equips RPA with the capability to automate the more difficult cases where unstructured an...

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Robotics in Manufacturing ROBOTICS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 30, 2018

Robotics Industries Association (RIA), the robotics industry trade group, reported in February 2018 that the robotics industry in North America set new growth records in 2017. Robot shipments in 2017 surpassed all previous records with shipments of approximately 34,000 units representing $1.9 billio...

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How robotics and cognitive automation will transform the insurance industry HOW ROBOTICS AND COGNITIVE AUTOMATION WILL TRANSFORM THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Jul 26, 2018

The use of robots to drive tangible business benefits is very much a reality today. In fact, the IT-enabled robotic process automation (RPA) market has been growing rapidly at a CAGR of 60.5% from 2014 and is expected to reach US$5 billion by 2020. RPA in a pure form, however, is just the beginning:...

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Aviation Maintenance & Engineering: Automating Data Management AVIATION MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING: AUTOMATING DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jul 24, 2018

This whitepaper explores how data that already exists within the maintenance & engineering processes can be utilized to automate specific tasks to streamline processes, improve situational awareness and increase operational efficiency, without the need for human intervention.

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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Industrial Strategy: Construction Sector Deal INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DEAL

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Jul 22, 2018

Construction underpins our economy and society. Few sectors have such an impact on communities across the UK or have the same potential to provide large numbers of high-skilled, well-paid jobs. The construction sector reaches every corner of the United Kingdom and touches each of our lives. It is fu...

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Sensing and Intelligence for Drone Operations SENSING AND INTELLIGENCE FOR DRONE OPERATIONS

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Jul 20, 2018

Using LED Time-of-Flight, Terabee technology (branded TeraRanger) includes small, lightweight and high-performance distance and ranging sensors for drone operations. The maximum reading distance is up to 60 meters and for some TeraRanger Time-of-Flight sensors, data update rates can be as high as 10...

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Aircraft structural engineering and analysis AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS

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Jul 19, 2018

Most aircraft company engineering departments are facing fundamental challenges. This is most strongly felt in the structures areas due to the increased complexity of products and ever-increasing demands for safety and certifications. The main challenges in airframe structure analysis are automation...

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The next acronym you need to know about: RPA THE NEXT ACRONYM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: RPA

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Jul 05, 2018

Robotics are beginning to have a profound effect on business. In this interview, Xavier Lhuer, an associate principal in McKinsey’s London office, speaks with Leslie Willcocks, professor of technology, work, and globalization at the London School of Economics department of management, about hi...

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Robotic controller Solution for TouchScreen Testing ROBOTIC CONTROLLER SOLUTION FOR TOUCHSCREEN TESTING

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Jul 04, 2018

In today’s scenario, Embedded Products are tested in production environment mostly by Humans. Normally, Embedded devices range from simple functional devices to complex ones. Simple embedded products that are manufactured are randomly selected in a production environment for testing whereas co...

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Rise of the Cobot RISE OF THE COBOT

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Jul 04, 2018

The International Federation of Robots reckons that robots will double worldwide by 2020, meaning that operational stock will more have more than doubled within a seven year period (2014-2020). What’s more, a new survey suggests that some 70% of employees think that robots and automation will ...

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The future of operations - Beyond process automation THE FUTURE OF OPERATIONS - BEYOND PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jul 01, 2018

The journey toward establishing a solid Robotic and Cognitive Automation (R&CA) foundation can be a multi-faceted and unpredictable venture. To help companies harness the benefits these technologies offer, Deloitte Israel and NICE Advanced Process Automation Solutions joined together to create t...

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A Starter Handbook to Robotic Process Automation A STARTER HANDBOOK TO ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jul 01, 2018

Across industries, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has revolutionized the way we think about and execute business, IT support, and back-office processes. The emergence of RPA is promising new developments in business process automation and has helped reimagine the way an organization functions. It ...

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Sensing and Intelligence for Robotics SENSING AND INTELLIGENCE FOR ROBOTICS

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Jul 01, 2018

Using LED Time-of-Flight, Terabee technology (branded TeraRanger) includes small, lightweight and high-performance distance and ranging ir sensors for robots. The maximum reading distance is up to 60 meters and for some sensors, data update rates can be as high as 1000 readings per second.

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E-Commerce Trends - A Service Enterprise Engineering Perspective E-COMMERCE TRENDS - A SERVICE ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE

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Jun 29, 2018

Since the advent of the internet, the way business is conducted has changed greatly. This change has manifested itself in the form of the rise of e-commerce since the 1990s. Plunkett et al. (2015) define electronic commerce as the use of the Internet and other networks (e.g., intranets) to purchase,...

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The Evolution from RPA to Intelligent Automation THE EVOLUTION FROM RPA TO INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION

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Jun 28, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a familiar and often misunderstood technology that has existed for years. Most forward-thinking organizations have already started implementation of RPA to automate their business and administrative processes to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

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What do Industrial Engineers Need to Know About Functional Safety? WHAT DO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FUNCTIONAL SAFETY?

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Jun 28, 2018

Engineers designing systems for industrial and factory applications are adopting functional safety design practices to reduce the risk of system failures that could result in costly damage or injury. In addition, adhering to functional safety processes can help expand a manufacturer’s market a...

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GTI 5G and Cloud Robotics GTI 5G AND CLOUD ROBOTICS

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Jun 28, 2018

Cloud robotics is a relatively recent concept. Early work dates back to 2010 when the European Commission’s RoboEarthi project began. This aimed to establish a World Wide Web for robots. RoboEarth and later projects such as Rapyutaii and Robohowiii formalized the basic concept and technologies...

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Construction Productivity 101: A Practical Guide to Increase Productivity in 7 Easy Steps CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY 101: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN 7 EASY STEPS

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Jun 27, 2018

According to a recent study of over 12,000 projects by the Independent Project Analysis Group, more than 35 percent of all construction projects will incur a major change. What’s more, almost any change in a project will have a negative impact on construction productivity resulting in ineffici...

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Urban Robotics & Automation URBAN ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION

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Jun 26, 2018

The future of the world is urban. The majority of the world’s population live in cities and the global urban population will continue to grow. Urban growth creates opportunities to enhance social life but they also bring challenges in terms of congestion, air pollution and increased demands fo...

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Real-Time Project Imaging and Archiving Drives Lean Construction REAL-TIME PROJECT IMAGING AND ARCHIVING DRIVES LEAN CONSTRUCTION

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Jun 25, 2018

It is a long-held belief in the construction industry that there must be a trade-off among time, quality and cost. The lean construction movement challenges that notion. Through the use of lean construction tools like time-lapse cameras that provide photographic documentation and virtual site access...

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Autonomous Mobile Robots Support a Lean Approach to Business Operations AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS SUPPORT A LEAN APPROACH TO BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Jun 22, 2018

As manufacturers embrace a lean approach to operations, executives are evaluating opportunities to optimize productivity. Even in highly automated facilities, material handling often remains a manual process - however, automating material transportation reduces production bottlenecks and deploys val...

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Robotic Process Automation for dummies ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION FOR DUMMIES

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Jun 21, 2018

Your organization has plugged itself into the digital landscape in all kinds of ways, and it seems like every day there’s a new way to build on that trend. But you might be surprised to learn just how much of your business is still done the old-fashioned way: manually.

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Designing and Commissioning a Robot Cell in 3 Days DESIGNING AND COMMISSIONING A ROBOT CELL IN 3 DAYS

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Jun 21, 2018

The robot industry has changed. Collaborative robots have marked a new era in the pace of the adoption of robotics, bringing simplicity and democratization in an industry that until today, relied on experts. The number of robotic-savvy individuals is rapidly growing. Several of them are taking on th...

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Architectural Education Research and STEM ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION RESEARCH AND STEM

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Jun 20, 2018

Architecture is a diverse field that draws from multiple areas. Many architecture programs can and do include STEM-related content and a segment of architecture faculty already conduct research in STEM-related areas of interest. Taking advantage of this can offer potential to schools of architecture...

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Enabling Pharma 4.0 With Robotic Process Automation ENABLING PHARMA 4.0 WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jun 20, 2018

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an artificial intelligence (AI) driven process along with machine learning capabilities to handle high-volume, process-oriented repeatable tasks that previously required a human to perform.

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New Possibilities in Precision Robotics NEW POSSIBILITIES IN PRECISION ROBOTICS

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Jun 18, 2018

Six-legged parallel-kinematic machines, aka hexapods, open up new levels of flexibility in precision automation in applications, including semiconductor manufacturing, automotive engineering, and precision assembly. Integration is facilitated by controllers that communicate to PLCs via Fieldbus and ...

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Advanced Motion Control/Engineered Precision Automation Systems & Hexapod Advancements ADVANCED MOTION CONTROL/ENGINEERED PRECISION AUTOMATION SYSTEMS & HEXAPOD ADVANCEMENTS

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Jun 18, 2018

Piezo actuators, a special form of electro-ceramics, are the gold standard when it comes to precision, speed, and force in a small package. To make them more accessible for the OEM designer, manufacturers package the actuators inside an arrangement of flexures providing precision guidance and amplif...

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Fueling the Robotics Economy FUELING THE ROBOTICS ECONOMY

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Jun 15, 2018

Kambria is a decentralized open innovation platform managed by Kambria International (“KI”) that will foster a collaborative ecosystem, with the goal of dramatically accelerating the development and adoption of the world's most advanced robotic technologies.

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Semiconductor solutions for robotics SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS FOR ROBOTICS

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Jun 14, 2018

Controllable machines have fascinated humankind since ancient times. The evolution from clumsy and heavy machinery until today’s intelligent and safe robots has been driven - among others - by great advances in semiconductor technologies, from efficient power semiconductors to advanced sensor ...

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Rise of the Robots RISE OF THE ROBOTS

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Jun 13, 2018

Mobile technology has been the cradle of innovation in the last decade, giving rise to wearable tech, apps, and predictions that online transactions will reach 32% of travel sales by 2020. According to the latest figures from eMarketer, 63% of digital travel ad spend already goes to mobile, and that...

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How to Start and Scale a Successful STEM Program HOW TO START AND SCALE A SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAM

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Jun 13, 2018

According to the Department of Labor, more than 65 percent of today’s students will grow up having careers that do not exist yet. Today, more than ever, it is crucial to prepare our students to be future-ready and have the confidence to invent the world they want to live in.

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Robots Reduce Compliance Tasks From Minutes to Seconds for European Bank ROBOTS REDUCE COMPLIANCE TASKS FROM MINUTES TO SECONDS FOR EUROPEAN BANK

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Jun 12, 2018

In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in regulatory pressures concerning Anti-Money Laundering. It has become a must for financial services firms to comply with strict Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) policies to prevent identity theft, financial fraud, money launderi...

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Building and construction surveying with laser scanning technology BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING WITH LASER SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 12, 2018

For humans, a lively street is like a very busy picture: cars, signs, trees, people, and buildings, often one in front of the other. The brain is able to classify and pinpoint these objects effortlessly. But when an attempt is made to automate this process, it becomes clear how truly complex it is. ...

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Robotic process automation in a virtual environment ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

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Jun 11, 2018

Enterprises in the service industry are now widely cognisant of the applicability of robotic process automation (RPA) techniques to achieve significant productivity gains while being cost conscious. RPA’s ability to reduce processing time and errors, enhance scalability and compliance, and ena...

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RPA implementation: Key considerations RPA IMPLEMENTATION: KEY CONSIDERATIONS

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Jun 11, 2018

Enterprises in the services industry are now widely cognisant of the applicability of robotic process automation (RPA) techniques to achieve significant productivity gains while being cost conscious. RPA’s ability to reduce processing time and errors, enhance scalability and compliance, and en...

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Understanding TCO for RPA UNDERSTANDING TCO FOR RPA

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Jun 09, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) can be an effective way to automate business processes. But since a primary goal of process automation is to lower costs, anybody looking at RPA needs to think hard about the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the RPA solutions they’re considering. These products...

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Next Generation Robotics NEXT GENERATION ROBOTICS

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Jun 09, 2018

The National Robotics Initiative (NRI) was launched in 2011 and is about to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. In parallel with the NRI, the robotics community, with support from the Computing Community Consortium, engaged in a series of road mapping exercises. The first version of the roadmap appear...

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Engineering Challenges for Viable Autonomous Vehicles ENGINEERING CHALLENGES FOR VIABLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

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Jun 08, 2018

With the automotive industry moving rapidly towards fully autonomous, connected, electric mobility solutions, the vehicle has truly become a complex system-of-systems involving electronic, mechanical, thermal and chemical systems - to name a few. For example, the power consumption of autonomous driv...

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Introducing Robotic Process Automation for outbound communications INTRODUCING ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION FOR OUTBOUND COMMUNICATIONS

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Jun 07, 2018

Smart technology has been playing a major role in our everyday lives for over a decade. Now, it’s transforming the world of industry. Many experts believe we’re entering the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. In the first industrial revolution, we saw a move from t...

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Agricultural Robotics: The Future of Robotic Agriculture AGRICULTURAL ROBOTICS: THE FUTURE OF ROBOTIC AGRICULTURE

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Jun 06, 2018

Agri-Food is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. It supports a food chain that generates over £108bn p.a., with 3.9m employees in a truly international industry and exports £20bn of UK manufactured goods.

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How are engineering and construction companies adapting digital to their businesses? HOW ARE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ADAPTING DIGITAL TO THEIR BUSINESSES?

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Jun 05, 2018

Digital is undoubtedly a hot topic capturing the attention of all stakeholders of engineering and construction (E&C) companies around the world - from the front lines at physical locations to the C-suite, the board, the suppliers and the customers interacting with space. In Q4 2017, EY took on t...

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What Source-to-Pay Leaders Need to Know About Robotic Process Automation WHAT SOURCE-TO-PAY LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jun 03, 2018

Robotic process automation, or RPA, has made a rapid entry onto the agenda of procurement and purchase-to-pay organizations. While most of the actual deployments of robotics to date have been industry-specific (e.g., financial services, utilities, telecom), business services such as HR, procurement,...

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Best Practices for Real-Time Machine Automation Performance in IoT & Industry 4.0 BEST PRACTICES FOR REAL-TIME MACHINE AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE IN IOT & INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jun 03, 2018

Around the world, IntervalZero’s real-time operating system (RTOS) is used by a multitude of customers with prestigious brands in dozens of different industries like industrial automation, manufacturing, mobile devices, digital media, medical systems, simulation, aerospace, and defense.

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2018 Names the Leading Robotics Companies of the Year 2018 NAMES THE LEADING ROBOTICS COMPANIES OF THE YEAR

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Jun 01, 2018

What does it take to be a robotics industry leader? Common ingredients include a novel technology, a strong understanding of customer needs, and an ecosystem of developers and integrators. Other factors for success include investor support, components that are improving in capability and price, and ...

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Safe Robotics - Safety in Collaborative Robot Systems SAFE ROBOTICS - SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE ROBOT SYSTEMS

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Jun 01, 2018

Recent years have seen significant advancements in industrial automation applications in the fields of drive systems and object detection, paving the way for a new age of interaction between human and machine. With regard to functional safety and the associated standards (IEC 61508, IEC 62061, and I...

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Early Warning Signs of Construction Claims & Disputes EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS & DISPUTES

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Jun 01, 2018

Subsequent to the issuance of the three part Delivering Dispute Free Projects1 series people asked, What are the early warning signs of claims and disputes? While the question seems very basic, it is a valid question and one we found has not often been addressed in literature. From the perspective o...

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Process Automation in Cards ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS PROCESS AUTOMATION IN CARDS

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May 30, 2018

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) aka digital labor is really a step before AI, where the systems or Robots as they are usually, called perform repetitive rule based tasks without any intelligence or continuous learning as in AI. It is usually simpler than AI and can serve most common automation req...

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Industrial robotics Linear units and positioners INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS LINEAR UNITS AND POSITIONERS

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May 29, 2018

With automation on the rise, the case for linear robotics has expanded. Linear robots are a type of industrial robot with two or three principal axes that move in a straight line rather than rotate, functioning at right angles to each other. The three sliding joints correspond to moving the wrist; u...

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Reshaping Retail Fulfillment with Robotics RESHAPING RETAIL FULFILLMENT WITH ROBOTICS

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May 25, 2018

Technological advances with drones and robotics have created numerous opportunities for warehouses to reduce overhead costs, improve accuracy and refit operations for peak efficiency. Fulfillment centers may utilize a force of human pickers and packagers, mechanized systems for sorting and conveying...

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Robotic Process Automation - Your catalyst for intelligent automation ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION - YOUR CATALYST FOR INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION

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May 25, 2018

This joint POV (Point Of View) eBook from Avanade and Blue Prism outlines some of challenges and challenges of RPA adoption. It helps provide a framework for utilizing automation as the backbone for any digital transformation.

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Humans vs Robots HUMANS VS ROBOTS

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May 22, 2018

One hundred years ago, who would have imagined that web developers, coders, SEO consultants, site designers, digital analysts, systems engineers, bloggers, social media experts, growth hackers, content managers, UX designers, marketing technologists, and mobile developers would have been amongst the...

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Creating a Digital Workforce with Robotic Process Automation CREATING A DIGITAL WORKFORCE WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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May 21, 2018

Every enterprise organization is under immense pressures to digitize and automate all aspects of their operations, yet many organizations still rely on manual tasks for vital business processes, such as collecting, reviewing, and inputting information between systems, websites and portals-internal a...

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Women in STEM WOMEN IN STEM

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May 20, 2018

A girl’s motivation to pursue a Core STEM career can be influenced by self-confidence, stereotypes, educational environment, the perceived attractiveness of the sector and social factors including peers, parents, the presence of role models and media. Girls have lower levels of self- confidenc...

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When and How to Scale Robotic Process and Cognitive Automation WHEN AND HOW TO SCALE ROBOTIC PROCESS AND COGNITIVE AUTOMATION

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May 18, 2018

Many companies have accomplished Bot 1.0. They’ve assessed the need for and implemented their first wave of bots. They’re tracking and measuring the results - and they like what they see. Their initial investments are paying off.

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Intelligent Enterprises through Robotics Process Automation INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISES THROUGH ROBOTICS PROCESS AUTOMATION

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May 18, 2018

As enterprises become more complex, and success increasingly depends on streamlining operations, it becomes imperative to invest in emerging technologies that enhance efficiency and facilitate improved decision-making in the back-office. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) brings you one step closer to...

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Rewiring The Robots Within Your Organization REWIRING THE ROBOTS WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION

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May 17, 2018

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) empowers the organization to reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and productivity while delivering better and faster service to customers. To realize the benefits of RPA, firms need to overcome a range of challenges.

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Robotic Process Automation at Telefonica O2 ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION AT TELEFONICA O2

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May 17, 2018

Professor Leslie Willcocks and Professor Mary Lacity of the London School of Economics have conducted an in-depth case study of Telefonica O2’s Blue Prism Robotic Process Automation program. The report includes a detailed review of the history of the program, the benefits that have been realiz...

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Beyond the hype: RPA uncovered BEYOND THE HYPE: RPA UNCOVERED

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May 09, 2018

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology uses software to mimic human interaction to complete repetitive, rules-based tasks where speed and accuracy are essential. The technology acts as a virtual workforce to complete high volume work improving efficiency while freeing up resources to focus on m...

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Robots in Recruiting ROBOTS IN RECRUITING

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May 09, 2018

By 2017, it is expected that the majority of ad buying and placement in the U.S. will be automated. Machines will bid out ad space and other machines will buy it. Already, more than two-thirds of digital advertising is automated, rising to almost three quarters in 2017. Since almost all job advertis...

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The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Robotic Process Automation Successfully in 2018 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION SUCCESSFULLY IN 2018

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May 08, 2018

Do you know what gets executives really excited? Automation and robots. Do you know what scares the bejesus out of everyone else? Automation and robots. That’s why it continues to be a hot subject as more companies move to implement Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It almost works too well.

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A Smarter Adhesive Solution for the Building Industry A SMARTER ADHESIVE SOLUTION FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY

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May 07, 2018

In today’s building industry, manufacturers who supply the various components of a building’s envelope face a range of competitive and engineering pressures. Due to the increased reliance on mechanical systems on performance, failures can result in reduced occupant comfort, unrealized en...

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Increasing data quality with RPA INCREASING DATA QUALITY WITH RPA

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May 06, 2018

Data is at the heart of almost every modern enterprise. Information drives sales, enables customer insight and generates growth through repeat business. It is also an essential component of good customer service, with few organizations managing to offer a differentiated service without good data qua...

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Digital Foundations: Solving construction’s productivity puzzle DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS: SOLVING CONSTRUCTION’S PRODUCTIVITY PUZZLE

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May 05, 2018

Construction is at the heart of life in the UK. The industry provides not only the places we live and work, but the buildings central to our culture - from schools and hospitals to football grounds and theatres. Construction also helps improve the efficiency of other sectors, and subsequently plays ...

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The Robot as Co-Worker THE ROBOT AS CO-WORKER

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May 04, 2018

An emerging generation of physical robots promises to transform manufacturing with its ability to communicate and collaborate, both robot-to-robot and robot-to-human, opening the way to greater innovation and productivity. Achieving these benefits, however, is not as simple as investing in a handful...

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Universal Robots multi-robot Communication UNIVERSAL ROBOTS MULTI-ROBOT COMMUNICATION

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May 03, 2018

When you have more than one robot working on a production floor, it can be handy to have them communicate with each other. Sometimes it’s as simple as having one robot know when the other has handed a part off down the line, or it can be as complex as having one of your robots follow the motio...

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7 tips for getting field teams to embrace construction software 7 TIPS FOR GETTING FIELD TEAMS TO EMBRACE CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

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May 02, 2018

When it comes to technology in the construction industry, you’d be forgiven for thinking that your coworkers may not be ready to use it on the jobsite. Even though it offers significant benefits-like avoiding rework costs and keeping everyone working from up-to-date plans-the use of mobile dev...

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Fragmented European Robotics Market Follows Traditional Strengths FRAGMENTED EUROPEAN ROBOTICS MARKET FOLLOWS TRADITIONAL STRENGTHS

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May 01, 2018

The European robotics market cannot be seen as one. In countries with strong manufacturing traditions, industrial automation is dominant. In countries with strong service sectors, healthcare and service robots will have a bigger market share. European Union market numbers do not do justice to the un...

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The Future is here: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics THE FUTURE IS HERE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS

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May 01, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is not a new concept, especially to the readers of science fiction. In recent times, however, it is becoming more science and less fiction. The world of technology is changing rapidly, with computers and now robots, replacing simple human activities. AI, simply put, is the ca...

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A New Era for Modular Design and Construction A NEW ERA FOR MODULAR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

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Apr 25, 2018

Today’s worldwide capital projects are getting ever more complex and larger in scope, with many of these projects facing chronic cost overruns and schedule delays. In fact, as an industry, engineering and construction (E&C) almost just accepts the fact that nothing ever gets built on time ...

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Four ways every engineer should use simulation models FOUR WAYS EVERY ENGINEER SHOULD USE SIMULATION MODELS

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Apr 25, 2018

20 pieces of uncooked spaghetti. Masking tape. String. And a marshmallow. You have 18 minutes to build the tallest structure you can that will support the marshmallow on top. It’s a fun exercise that reveals some interesting tendencies about how different types of people solve problems. And, s...

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5 Ways Insurers Can Stop the Swiveling with Robotic Process Automation 5 WAYS INSURERS CAN STOP THE SWIVELING WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Apr 24, 2018

Despite advances in technology, insurers still rely on manual tasks for processing claims, underwriting applications, and other core business processes. Nearly half of U.S. insurers still rely on manual processes. The top or #1 efficiency challenge of CFOs is manual processes. 22% of an employee&rsq...

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Is Your Warehouse Robot Ready? IS YOUR WAREHOUSE ROBOT READY?

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Apr 19, 2018

The modern warehouse, distribution facility, and fulfillment center has always been a critical part of business operations, but the advent of robotics and digital transformation technologies has turned them into strategic sites for businesses to build a lean supply chain.

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Simplified Welding Robot Programming SIMPLIFIED WELDING ROBOT PROGRAMMING

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Apr 19, 2018

Although robotic welding applications have been profitable for large manufacturers producing a high volume of parts, things are much different for medium-size and job shop businesses. Frequently, manufacturers of this size do not have the four factors to make robotic welding effective and profitable...

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The State of Construction Project Management Technology THE STATE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 19, 2018

Today, the construction industry faces both great opportunities and great risk. Oxford Economics Global 2030 forecast predicts that construction will grow more than 4 percent annually over the next 15 years. In the US, the news is even better: the construction market is projected to grow 6 percent p...

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Bioengineers Needed: Expansive Growth in Medical 3D Printing BIOENGINEERS NEEDED: EXPANSIVE GROWTH IN MEDICAL 3D PRINTING

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Apr 19, 2018

From prosthetics to tissues, there is a remarkable opportunity for additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, to benefit public health and drive business results. Expected to be a $1.21 billion market by 2020, medical 3D printing has evolved from science fiction wonderment to a main...

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Shaping the Future of Medical Robotics SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS

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Apr 18, 2018

Medical robotics is a relatively new field. The first documented robot-assisted surgical procedure took place in 1985, and 15 years later the da Vinci Surgical System became the first robotic surgical system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for general laparoscopic surgery. In a sho...

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Two Methods That Bridge the Gap Between Engineering and Purchasing TWO METHODS THAT BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN ENGINEERING AND PURCHASING

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Apr 18, 2018

Engineering and purchasing departments at many manufacturing companies often have different ideas about success. Both want it, but they have opposing criteria. Engineers must define the best design possible within customer specifications, a job that requires both short-term and long-term considerati...

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Design With Robots in Mind: What It Means for Engineers DESIGN WITH ROBOTS IN MIND: WHAT IT MEANS FOR ENGINEERS

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Apr 18, 2018

Recent advances in robotic design and intelligence have enabled robots to perform more efficiently than ever. As a result, they’ve moved beyond manufacturing and assembly - where robotic process efficiencies continue to improve - and into service for a variety of applications, including wareho...

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Building a center of expertise to support Robotic Automation BUILDING A CENTER OF EXPERTISE TO SUPPORT ROBOTIC AUTOMATION

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Apr 17, 2018

In today’s challenging economic climate, enterprises struggle to respond to the changing needs of their customers while still running efficient and effective operations. To remain competitive, business leaders often demand the organization operates with far fewer people - whether it is governm...

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Robots and humans, better together ROBOTS AND HUMANS, BETTER TOGETHER

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Apr 15, 2018

Transactions. Today’s businesses deal with masses of them. In fact, for some firms - especially those with large customer bases - the volume of transaction records reaches into the millions and even billions. And they can produce a crushing workload.

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The Collaborative Robot Handbook THE COLLABORATIVE ROBOT HANDBOOK

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Apr 13, 2018

A new kind of robot has made its way into industrial settings, challenging our preconceived notions of robotics. These robots main feature is the ability to work safely alongside humans, and now it seems human-robot collaboration is the most sought-after characteristic of robots. There’s a lot...

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Robotic process automation in retail sector: Unleash potential benefits ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN RETAIL SECTOR: UNLEASH POTENTIAL BENEFITS

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Apr 11, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) is fast becoming one of the most disruptive technology development that is improving service delivery. RPA is receiving wide acceptance in many industries as it can be applied in many structured, repetitive and rule-based tasks.

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Robots at the gate: Humans and technology at work ROBOTS AT THE GATE: HUMANS AND TECHNOLOGY AT WORK

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Apr 11, 2018

Humans have often had a cautious relationship with new technology, particularly when it causes widespread disruption in the workforce. Yet historically, technological advances have not resulted in fewer jobs available to humans, but rather have led to the creation of new opportunities. Farriers and ...

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Force Sensors in Robotic Design FORCE SENSORS IN ROBOTIC DESIGN

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Apr 10, 2018

From the operating room to the manufacturing floor, the robotics industry continues to grow and mature. As demand for robotic devices increases, so do the technology requirements. This free whitepaper outlines robotic applications that benefit from thin, flexible, low-power tactile force sensors.

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Autonomous Mobile Robots and the Postal Service AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS AND THE POSTAL SERVICE

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Apr 09, 2018

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) use sensors and navigation technologies to transport goods around an open space without a human controlling them. Different forms of autonomous robots have been used in postal sorting centers for years, to move containers and pallets between sorting machines.

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Robotic and Cognitive Automation ROBOTIC AND COGNITIVE AUTOMATION

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Apr 09, 2018

Just like chatbots, Cognitive Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), RPA allows for human actions to be carried out more efficiently. Cognitive Automation makes it possible to automate tasks that do not follow a set of rules. Chatbots also fall under this category: these are computer programs ...

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Efficient CAD File Management for Engineers EFFICIENT CAD FILE MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERS

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Apr 06, 2018

Engineers spend, on average, 15 percent of their time managing data-and some routinely waste the equivalent of one day a week or more. Much of this waste is due to the simple fact that Windows Explorer wasn’t made for engineers. And it certainly wasn’t made to manage CAD files.

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Conventional vs. Robotic Palletizing CONVENTIONAL VS. ROBOTIC PALLETIZING

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Apr 03, 2018

Conventional automated palletizers have been available since the 1950s. In the 1990s, gantry and then jointed arm robots made significant inroads in palletizing, leading many to conclude that the conventional palletizer’s days were numbered.

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Building an RPA Center of Excellence BUILDING AN RPA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

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Apr 03, 2018

If you’re serious about implementing robotic process automation within your company, you may already realize that RPA is a major investment that can offer you enormous benefits. But just how much can it do for your business?

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From robotic process automation to intelligent automation FROM ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION TO INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION

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Apr 01, 2018

By adopting robotic process automation (RPA), organizations are automating rule-based processes with software programs that do not require human interaction and are applying them to systems, such as ERPs, workflow, and databases.

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How Robots Are Increasing Productivity For Logistics HOW ROBOTS ARE INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY FOR LOGISTICS

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Apr 01, 2018

To demonstrate a return on investment, robotics must deliver measurable results in efficiency or throughput. It’s not merely a matter of saving salaries or reducing errors, although the push toward lights out operations promises those benefits. A DHL report said logistics robotics is quickly t...

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Rise of the Cobots RISE OF THE COBOTS

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Apr 01, 2018

A decade later, collaborative robots, or cobots, are becoming essential assets for manufacturing and logistics companies as they work alongside humans or perform more difficult, tedious, or dangerous tasks. Cobots perform several tasks, including high-volume palletizing and depalletizing of cases, b...

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Which Cobot is Right For You? WHICH COBOT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Apr 01, 2018

More small and midsize enterprises are realizing how collaborative robots can dramatically improve operations across several areas - from assembly and quality inspection, to pick-and-place and machine tending - as well their usefulness in providing assistance for physically demanding tasks. The key ...

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Interoperability and Integration in the Construction Industry: Technology or People Problem INTEROPERABILITY AND INTEGRATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY OR PEOPLE PROBLEM

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Apr 01, 2018

Systems integration and interoperability come up often as projects and teams launch new applications to make the delivery of capital projects more efficient, more collaborative, more predictable and most importantly, more successful. Systems integration was created because project team members neede...

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Choosing the Best Processes for RPA CHOOSING THE BEST PROCESSES FOR RPA

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Mar 30, 2018

As with any new technology, adopting robotic process automation (RPA) requires an investment of time and resources, as well as a commitment to change. Once the decision has been made to move forward, the next stage of the journey is choosing which processes are best suited for automation and have th...

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Engineering a safer future for MedTech ENGINEERING A SAFER FUTURE FOR MEDTECH

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Mar 30, 2018

The medical and healthcare industries are central to our society, whether it’s in maintaining the health of the population or driving economic value. This importance often puts the industry at the heart of political and social conversations, but these discussions frequently overlook the role o...

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Mapping the Evolution of the Robotics Industry MAPPING THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2018

Industry 4.0 may be regarded as an emerging approach to the adoption of next-generation robotics for industrial applications. Our study sheds light on the current state of robotics, with a particular focus on robots for industrial applications. The research combines publicly-available information fr...

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The global state of the art in engineering education THE GLOBAL STATE OF THE ART IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

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Mar 27, 2018

The study considers the global state of the art in engineering undergraduate education. It was undertaken to inform Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), an initiative charged with developing and delivering a world-leading program of und...

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An introduction to common collaborative robot applications AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMON COLLABORATIVE ROBOT APPLICATIONS

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Mar 26, 2018

This document is intended to give an overview of collaborative robot technology, and how it can be integrated into common industrial applications to improve manufacturing processes. Six application areas will be discussed, with an overview of each application, how the robot handles the process, plus...

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Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION + MANUFACTURING

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Mar 23, 2018

Platforms are sets of components that interact in very well defined ways to allow a range of products and services to be produced. The term has been appropriated from the software and manufacturing industries, where systems based around platforms have both supported rapid innovation and formed a bas...

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Key Engineering Challenges for Commercially Viable Autonomous Vehicles KEY ENGINEERING CHALLENGES FOR COMMERCIALLY VIABLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

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Mar 22, 2018

With the automotive industry moving rapidly towards fully autonomous, connected, electric mobility solutions, the vehicle has truly become a complex system-of-systems involving electronic, mechanical, thermal and chemical systems - to name a few. For example, the power consumption of autonomous driv...

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Application of CRISPR/Cas to the Generation of Genetically Engineered Mice APPLICATION OF CRISPR/CAS TO THE GENERATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MICE

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Mar 20, 2018

Genetically engineered mice are invaluable tools for the in vivo study of gene function. The use of gene modification methods, both in embryonic stem (ES) cells and in the embryo, to modify the mouse genome has provided valuable insights into human disease and is a crucial platform for drug target d...

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Engineering Resins for Non-Painted Appearance Applications ENGINEERING RESINS FOR NON-PAINTED APPEARANCE APPLICATIONS

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Mar 20, 2018

Trends in interior automotive continue to include low gloss surfaces and special effect, accent colors. With many plastics, the ability to achieve the proper low gloss surface or special effects like metallic colors requires a secondary painting process. Furthermore, some plastics formulations canno...

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Financial Engineering Career Prospects FINANCIAL ENGINEERING CAREER PROSPECTS

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Mar 19, 2018

Wondering about the salary potential for Chartered Financial Risk Engineers? Your earning potential in the field of financial risk engineering or quantitative finance will be determined by a number of factors including some good fortune! Nonetheless, if you launch your career journey with the desk-r...

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS

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Mar 18, 2018

Welcome to the UK-RAS White Paper Series on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). This is one of the core activities of UK-RAS Network, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). By bringing together academic centers of excellence, industry, government, funding bodies...

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Exploring the robotics revolution EXPLORING THE ROBOTICS REVOLUTION

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Mar 18, 2018

When science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote about the three laws of robotics in his book Runaround in 1942, little did he know they would one day become a reality for a world filled with robots. From automated manufacturing plants, medical and pharmaceutical applications to military, agricultural...

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Why Does Introducing RPA Not Bring About the Expected Benefits? WHY DOES INTRODUCING RPA NOT BRING ABOUT THE EXPECTED BENEFITS?

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Mar 17, 2018

Recently, many companies have been making efforts to reform working styles and improve productivity. In this business environment, robotic process automation (RPA) has drawn a lot of attention as a means for improving the efficiency of operations and for advancing work style reforms.

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Building the Future: Digital Disruption in the Construction Industry BUILDING THE FUTURE: DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Mar 15, 2018

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, construction is among the world’s least digitized industries. On the other hand, architecture and industrial design, and marketing and sales are both highly digitized. Traditionally, this has divided the construction industry into tech and no-te...

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Basics of Electrical Power Engineering BASICS OF ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING

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Mar 14, 2018

Electrical power grids primarily consist of three-phase AC circuits. This means most power lines (transmission and distribution) have at least three conductors, and power transformers are either three-phase units or banks of single-phase transformers connected in Delta and/or Wye primary and seconda...

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Critical Considerations for Software Re-Engineering CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SOFTWARE RE-ENGINEERING

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Mar 10, 2018

Concepts like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), ‘mobile first’ and ‘content first’, and Cloud, are all factors to be considered in software product, software application or site re-engineering – but they are not the only considerations in today’s business world. Build...

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Reclaiming engineering productivity in five easy steps RECLAIMING ENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY IN FIVE EASY STEPS

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Mar 10, 2018

We have turned creators into managers, and engineers into administrators. And for good reason! We assumed it was wise to reallocate a small amount of an engineer’s time to administrative tasks, based on the premise that gains would be achieved elsewhere in the process through the benefits of d...

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Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments TEN WAYS ROBOTS ENHANCE LEAN MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENTS

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Mar 08, 2018

Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to robots repeatability, speed, accuracy and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing.

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Cartesian Handling Systems - a Technical Comparison With Conventional Robots CARTESIAN HANDLING SYSTEMS - A TECHNICAL COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL ROBOTS

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Mar 08, 2018

The trend in conventional assembly and handling solutions is moving from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems. Conventional robot solutions are too large-scale for many applications and frequently offer more functions and degrees of freedom than are actually required. Energy-efficie...

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RPA in insurance: low risk and high reward RPA IN INSURANCE: LOW RISK AND HIGH REWARD

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Mar 08, 2018

The insurance company explored several industry-leading platforms that could drive the desired outcomes. Having worked with Genpact to transform many of its middle- and back-office operations, the company trusted us to determine where automation could help. We found that the FNOL’s high-volume...

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Rise of the robots: are you ready? RISE OF THE ROBOTS: ARE YOU READY?

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Mar 07, 2018

When people learn that I’m a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, I usually get one of two reactions: they either make jokes about Terminator and the “rise of the machines”, or they get excited and ask me how soon their car will be able to drive itself.

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Selecting the Right Processes for Robotic Process Automation & Optimizing RoI SELECTING THE RIGHT PROCESSES FOR ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION & OPTIMIZING ROI

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Mar 06, 2018

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is getting accepted across the globe as a key technology. Enterprises are keen to evaluate the benefits of RPA and are looking at implementing it in their operations. This white paper provides key points that will help them select the right processes for RPA deployme...

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Robotizing Your Financial Close Process ROBOTIZING YOUR FINANCIAL CLOSE PROCESS

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Mar 06, 2018

SSON and BlackLine conducted a survey of global finance and accounting leaders to gain a better understanding of robotics automation and the dramatic impact it can have on technology, process, and people. The survey results provide an understanding of the strategies and approaches to automation adop...

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Collaborative Engineering Reduces Costs, Improves Production Efficiency COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING REDUCES COSTS, IMPROVES PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

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Mar 05, 2018

Die casting is considered an efficient, economical process that offers a broader range of shapes and components than any other manufacturing technique. This white paper presents cooperative engineering as an effective method for reducing costs, improving quality, and increasing production efficiency...

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Microsoft Azure Databricks for data engineering MICROSOFT AZURE DATABRICKS FOR DATA ENGINEERING

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Mar 05, 2018

Data engineers perform mission-critical data cleansing, transformations, and manipulations to make business use cases such as real-time dashboards or fraud detection possible. Common data engineering tasks include Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) of unstructured data into a data warehouse or featu...

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Internal Audit and Robotic Process Automation INTERNAL AUDIT AND ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Mar 03, 2018

Intelligent automation, also known as digital labor or robotics, was once an intriguing but far-fetched idea, but it has now become almost a given in many organizations. Today, virtually all business sectors are investing in advanced technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), big data, p...

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The Engineer Inside the System THE ENGINEER INSIDE THE SYSTEM

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Mar 02, 2018

The engineering industry has witnessed great change and turbulence over recent years. Today’s generation of estimators and engineers are under pressure to do more with fewer resources and adapt quickly to change. It is vital that engineering and construction companies (E&Cs) embrace method...

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PLM and PDM for the Engineering-Centric Enterprise PLM AND PDM FOR THE ENGINEERING-CENTRIC ENTERPRISE

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Mar 01, 2018

Engineering-centric businesses face a number of challenges today, but the unmanageable design and change processes don’t need to be counted among them. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help businesses small and large proactively manage their mission-critical intellectual propert...

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Tooling for manufacture: A guide to the engineering process TOOLING FOR MANUFACTURE: A GUIDE TO THE ENGINEERING PROCESS

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Mar 01, 2018

The term ‘tooling’ essentially describes the process required to design and engineer the tools that are necessary to manufacture parts or components. The quality of the finished part, its properties, the speed and accuracy with it can be produced and the repeatability of manufacture in h...

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Making Sense out of Engineering Modeling and Mathematics MAKING SENSE OUT OF ENGINEERING MODELING AND MATHEMATICS

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Mar 01, 2018

Built on over 20 years of success and experience in high-performance mathematical computing, Maplesoft has introduced a new product line designed to face the challenges of modern engineering head on. The Maplesoft product vision delivers advanced modeling techniques that increase research efficiency...

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The Advantage and Application of Genetically Engineered Mouse Models for Predicting Human Efficacy and Metabolism THE ADVANTAGE AND APPLICATION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MOUSE MODELS FOR PREDICTING HUMAN EFFICACY AND METABOLISM

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Mar 01, 2018

The use of genetically engineered mice in experimental medical research has led to significant advances in our understanding of human health and disease. From the development of transgenic and gene targeting methods to recent innovations in gene-editing technologies, manipulation of the mouse genome...

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Embracing Digital Engineering EMBRACING DIGITAL ENGINEERING

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Mar 01, 2018

Digital technology is changing the way we design, construct, and maintain our infrastructure. New digital technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), wireless sensing, and 3D printing are transforming the way that infrastructure, real estate, and other built assets are designed and co...

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Civil Engineering - Smarter Spaces CIVIL ENGINEERING - SMARTER SPACES

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Mar 01, 2018

Canadian 3D geospatial experts Smarter Spaces engaged in a partnership with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to laser scan a tunnel in a hydroelectric dam - producing a point cloud model to be overlaid with photogrammetry. The Grand Falls Generating Station is a hydroelectric dam built in 1931 ...

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Engineered Coatings Boost Uptime and Cleanliness in Food Processing Applications ENGINEERED COATINGS BOOST UPTIME AND CLEANLINESS IN FOOD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

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Mar 01, 2018

As the food processing industry continues to expand globally, food and beverage producers must rely on highly sophisticated automated equipment to meet consumer demand. Companies that manufacture everything from bakery items and frozen food to meat and poultry products are continuing to specify new ...

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The Health Benefits of Robotics THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROBOTICS

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Mar 01, 2018

When people think of robotics, they often think about warehouses or manufacturing lines, where robots automate multiple processes. But robotics has the potential to reshape the way healthcare is delivered in a variety of applications and locales.

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A Reverse-Engineering Assessment of a Secure Authenticator with PUF Technology A REVERSE-ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT OF A SECURE AUTHENTICATOR WITH PUF TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 01, 2018

From fault injection to side-channel analysis and invasive techniques, cybercriminals continue to become more sophisticated in their attack methods that are applied to security ICs. With pervasive connectivity and the resulting exposure, hardware-based security provides the most effective solution f...

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Robots as a Service: How to Lessen Upfront Costs ROBOTS AS A SERVICE: HOW TO LESSEN UPFRONT COSTS

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Mar 01, 2018

Robot vendors are beginning to innovate their business models by offering a pay-as-you-go subscription model for their solutions. Your organization is likely already using many enterprise software products through service contracts with application vendors. This is commonly known as software as a se...

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Four Reasons Why Leading Companies Are Implementing RPA FOUR REASONS WHY LEADING COMPANIES ARE IMPLEMENTING RPA

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Mar 01, 2018

Over the past 12 months, Robotic Process Automation has broken out. It has shifted from being a relatively niche technology, principally interesting to Business Process Outsourcing providers, to being explored and implemented across a much broader swathe of an industry. This report shows why RPA is ...

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Robots and the Workplace of the Future ROBOTS AND THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

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Mar 01, 2018

This paper looks at how robots, as one segment of automation technologies, are impacting work and the workplace. It also considers what companies and educational institutes are doing and must do to close an existing skills gap that will worsen without active adjustments to systems to prepare existin...

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The Robots Are Coming THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

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Feb 24, 2018

For decades, robots have been a common sight in manufacturing plants across the globe. From upstream production and assembly applications, welding, fabrication, and painting to downstream end-of-line tasks such as case packing and palletizing, robots are tried and true productivity solutions in manu...

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Construction Penalties - how prepared are you? CONSTRUCTION PENALTIES - HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?

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Feb 22, 2018

Health and safety is at the forefront of corporate responsibility, especially with an increasingly hard line being taken in relation to health and safety cases. Penalties for Health and Safety transgressions are rapidly approaching parity with those for other regulatory offences, for example financi...

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Mobility Solutions for Field Engineering Services MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR FIELD ENGINEERING SERVICES

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Feb 20, 2018

The communication technology revolution has brought billions across the globe closer than ever before. Communications technology is now an integral part of every major industry including health, government, business, banking, and media. The surge in demand for solution offerings from every sector ov...

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Engineered Coatings Boost Throughput, Solve Problems in Packaging Applications ENGINEERED COATINGS BOOST THROUGHPUT, SOLVE PROBLEMS IN PACKAGING APPLICATIONS

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Feb 17, 2018

Keeping packaging equipment up and running is a top priority for engineers and plant personnel. Faced with ever-increasing productivity benchmarks based on fast and efficient operation, packaging engineers must continually fight against issues such as sticking, premature wear, abrasion, and corrosio...

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The New Operating Platform for Cargo Robotics Industry THE NEW OPERATING PLATFORM FOR CARGO ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

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Feb 15, 2018

Unmanned cargo robots in the air, on the ground and at the sea can dramatically reduce the cost of logistics worldwide and increase efficiency for industrial users and end customers. While PwC have estimated addressable market size for airborne drones alone to be $127 bn.

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An Overview of Genetically Engineered and Human Tissue Engrafted Mouse Models for Experimental Medicine AN OVERVIEW OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AND HUMAN TISSUE ENGRAFTED MOUSE MODELS FOR EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE

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Feb 12, 2018

Animal models have long been used to study the complex biological processes that underlie normal human physiology and disease. In particular, the mouse has become one of the most commonly used model organisms for biomedical research. discovery and validation (Vandamme 2014).

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Exceeding Your Robotic Palletizing ROI EXCEEDING YOUR ROBOTIC PALLETIZING ROI

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Feb 11, 2018

For more than two decades, robotic palletizing solutions have been advancing high-SKU, low-speed operations across the globe. A robot’s modular construction enables systems to scale with an operation, handle evolving packaging styles and be redeployed on alternate production lines.

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Promoting Construction Careers for Women in the North West PROMOTING CONSTRUCTION CAREERS FOR WOMEN IN THE NORTH WEST

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Feb 08, 2018

This report examines the reasons for the lack of women working in a professional capacity within the construction sector, with particular emphasis on the North West of England. The findings are based on an 18 month research project Construction and Women, which was undertaken by a research team from...

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Will robots really steal our jobs? WILL ROBOTS REALLY STEAL OUR JOBS?

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Feb 06, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other forms of smart automation are advancing at a rapid pace and have the potential to bring great benefits to the economy, by boosting productivity and creating new and better products and services. In an earlier study, we estimated that these technologie...

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Supercharging Productivity and Service with Robotic Process Automation SUPERCHARGING PRODUCTIVITY AND SERVICE WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Feb 05, 2018

Improvements, helping teams manage transactions and customer requests faster and more accurately. “In the past, we were effectively running the business on spreadsheets, so when a customer submitted an inquiry or transaction request, it was very difficult for us to track how that work item mov...

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Robots, Drones, Artificial Intelligence ROBOTS, DRONES, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Feb 01, 2018

Since we started Foodout, an MVP of Dorado, we have been continuously transforming the way people order stuff. Combining its latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence driven chat-bot technology, deliveries by drone and robots with current Foodout’s infrastructure, operations, and big data ...

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Women of Color in the Engineering Workplace WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ENGINEERING WORKPLACE

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Feb 01, 2018

Approximately one in four women leave the engineering profession within the first five years, a rate much higher than their male counterparts. Studies of STEM professionals have found that women encounter numerous challenges in hiring and performance reviews due to implicit bias.

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Picking the Best Robotic Tooling for Palletizing PICKING THE BEST ROBOTIC TOOLING FOR PALLETIZING

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Feb 01, 2018

Today’s manufacturers have started looking downstream more and more for automation opportunities. And when they do, more are choosing robotic systems. According to PMMI’s 2008 Packaging Machinery Shipments & Outlook Study, shipments of robotic palletizers rose by more than 12.5 perce...

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Robotic Security Underlings ROBOTIC SECURITY UNDERLINGS

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Feb 01, 2018

Outsourcing provides a great value proposition of shifting processes to lower cost labor but also opens companies up to higher risk and security by moving control outside the enterprise. Read more on how Robotic Process Automation can keep your data safer than in the hands of a 3rd party organizatio...

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Building a Smart Factory with AI and Robotics BUILDING A SMART FACTORY WITH AI AND ROBOTICS

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Feb 01, 2018

Automation transformed 20th-century production lines. Now, a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics is taking automation to the next level: the smart factory. AI allows businesses to create new production processes and optimize existing methods.

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Annual Tech and Engineering Employment Report ANNUAL TECH AND ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT REPORT

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Feb 01, 2018

With the unemployment average decreasing across the nation and new jobs continually evolving, long-term growth projections are promising for the engineering industry. We took a deep dive into the newest job market data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to better understand how both the natio...

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Trends in performance testing and engineering TRENDS IN PERFORMANCE TESTING AND ENGINEERING

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Feb 01, 2018

With newer technology, an endless list of tools is being launched to support the ever-expanding technology landscape. The rush to absorb these technologies is also increasing, leading to high vulnerability on the application’s performance. There is a significant change in the way performance t...

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Calculation Management Software for Electrical Engineers CALCULATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

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Feb 01, 2018

Electrical engineers are a unique breed. Their work is mathematically demanding, and they constantly face challenging technical problems. Math software and spreadsheets are often used to support the calculations at the core of their analyses.

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The State of Training in 2018 - Architecture, Engineering, Construction THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2018 - ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION

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Feb 01, 2018

Architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms face constant change in the form of new safety regulations, materials innovation, and industry developments, all of which create opportunities and challenges. RedVector, a leader in eLearning and performance support, continually tweaks training...

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Low-Altitude Connected Drone Flight Safety Test Report LOW-ALTITUDE CONNECTED DRONE FLIGHT SAFETY TEST REPORT

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Jan 31, 2018

With the rapid development of drones, the topic of supervision has drawn enormous public attention while emerging as a serious challenge for the civil aviation and transportation industry. Supervision bodies of the civil aviation sector urgently need to study drones operating characteristics and sup...

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Getting Started with Collaborative Robots GETTING STARTED WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Jan 30, 2018

Whenever you ask if robots could work in your factory, the answer you receive is always a hesitant “It depends.” It depends on your factory, your team, which robot you choose, what you want it to do and a whole lot more.

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Bentley’s and Siemens Vision for Cloudbased Distributed Engineering and Operations BENTLEY’S AND SIEMENS VISION FOR CLOUDBASED DISTRIBUTED ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

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Jan 29, 2018

Bentley and Siemens recently briefed ARC Advisory Group about their vision for an open, cloud-based solution for engineering and operations. The cloud solution – a portal accessed through a browser – will federate data sources, provide functionalities and facilitate the management of the...

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Road Construction Production Study ROAD CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTION STUDY

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Jan 27, 2018

The purpose of the study was to measure the productivity increase using AccuGrade systems on a road design example, which could simulate a highway access road or similar. The road was 80 meters long and included cuts and fills, curves, elevation changes, and super elevations.

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Everything on Electrical Engineering EVERYTHING ON ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Jan 26, 2018

Circuit breakers are the final control elements of the electric power industry, akin to control valves in the process industries. They are strictly on/off devices, used to make and break connections under load in power systems. Circuit breakers automatically open when dangerous circuit conditions ar...

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Defining the Universe of Robotics and AI Automation for Organisations DEFINING THE UNIVERSE OF ROBOTICS AND AI AUTOMATION FOR ORGANISATIONS

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Jan 26, 2018

The combination of declining prices in Robotics, performance improvements and increasing widespread adoption of the blockchain will lead to exponential growth. The exponential speed of technology innovation will make robotics and A.I. as omnipresent as personal computers and the internet.

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An Engineer’s Guide to Modern Sensors AN ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO MODERN SENSORS

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Jan 24, 2018

Intelligent sensors are the fundamental building blocks of modern smart factories. They enable sensor-supported production resources (machines, robots, etc.) to configure, control, manage and optimize themselves. Precise, reliable sensor data is now more essential than ever.

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Five Keys to Unlocking Digital Transformation in Engineering & Construction FIVE KEYS TO UNLOCKING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

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Jan 24, 2018

Rapid technological change is displacing traditional processes, disciplines, and ways of working across all industries. Specifically, in engineering and construction, technology is moving to the strategic center of activities and business models due to the need for greater productivity and improved ...

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The Data Engineer THE DATA ENGINEER'S GUIDE TO APACHE SPARK

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Jan 22, 2018

Typically when you think of a "computer" you think about one machine sitting on your desk at home or at work. This machine works perfectly well for watching movies or working with spreadsheet software. However, as many users likely experience at some point, there are some things that your ...

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Establishing Engineer Career Paths for Your Engineers in Training ESTABLISHING ENGINEER CAREER PATHS FOR YOUR ENGINEERS IN TRAINING

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Jan 21, 2018

Companies today often struggle with recruiting and retaining top talent. Human resources (HR) and other executives have long lamented the difficulties in sourcing applicants who possess the necessary skillsets, experience, and qualifications needed to meet outlined job requirements. In fact, accordi...

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Getting Started with Robotic Process Automation GETTING STARTED WITH ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Jan 19, 2018

The digital revolution is transforming nearly every industry; affecting the way we serve our customers, manage our operations, engage our workforce, and grow our businesses. Yet, much of our work is still being done through antiquated processes and legacy systems that are failing to deliver on the n...

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The Role of Cobots in Industry 4.0 THE ROLE OF COBOTS IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 15, 2018

The purpose of this White Paper is to clarify the role that collaborative robots – or cobots – play in what has now become known as Industry 4.0. After reviewing the concepts Industry 4.0 and cobot, we will examine the suitability of cobots for use in Industry 4.0 environments and the ro...

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Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING

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Jan 15, 2018

A variable is a quantity that can assume any value. In algebraic expressions, variables are represented by letters from the end of the alphabet. In physics and engineering, any letter of the alphabet and Greek letters are used as symbols for physical quantities. Any symbol may represent a variable i...

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Introduction to Food Engineering INTRODUCTION TO FOOD ENGINEERING

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Jan 10, 2018

Nine out of ten Food Science students would probably claim the Food Engineering course as the most difficult one in their undergraduate curriculum. Although part of the difficulty may be related to how food engineering is taught, much of the difficulty with food engineering stems from the nature of ...

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How to bring innovation into your product design and engineering HOW TO BRING INNOVATION INTO YOUR PRODUCT DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

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Jan 09, 2018

Today’s engineers are under constant pressure to innovate as they search for better methods to design and make products that will have a significant impact. Yet does anyone in your organization really know what it takes to be truly innovative? While stacks of books on innovation exist, very fe...

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Benefits and Paybacks for Industrial Plant Design, Construction and Operation BENEFITS AND PAYBACKS FOR INDUSTRIAL PLANT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION

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Jan 08, 2018

This paper summarizes the economic benefits of applying 3D laser scanning technologies to the design, construction and operation of industrial plants. We examine how these technologies deliver four main benefits: risk mitigation; cost reduction and schedule compression; improved safety for capital p...

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Integrating IT and Engineering to Fuel Product Innovation INTEGRATING IT AND ENGINEERING TO FUEL PRODUCT INNOVATION

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Jan 06, 2018

The line between engineering and IT is blurring, with a growing need to integrate these two disciplines. Companies - and managers - who can create harmony between engineering and IT are best positioned to thrive in the era of the IoT. Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter and Jam...

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Engineered Coatings Minimize Downtime, Improve Sanitation in Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications ENGINEERED COATINGS MINIMIZE DOWNTIME, IMPROVE SANITATION IN MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS

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Jan 05, 2018

Processing and packaging applications in the food and drug industries have many criteria in common because both industries must meet stringent standards developed to guarantee the utmost safety of products intended for human consumption. Production methods must also be as efficient and cost-effectiv...

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Transforming Enterprise Automation: The Value of DCM/BPM & RPA TRANSFORMING ENTERPRISE AUTOMATION: THE VALUE OF DCM/BPM & RPA

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Jan 01, 2018

In today’s digital world, businesses and organizations are under pressure to perform at peak efficiency and offer superior customer service. The need to react quickly to customer and market demands continues to increase. Customer expectations are higher than ever. It is no longer big business ...

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Attracting More Young Women into Science and Technology 3.0 ATTRACTING MORE YOUNG WOMEN INTO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 3.0

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Jan 01, 2018

We are fast approaching a tipping point for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Ireland. Skills shortages, societal impact, talent development and technology trends are converging to make STEM a pressing national question.

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What You Need to Know about Including RPA in Your AMS Managed Services Contract WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INCLUDING RPA IN YOUR AMS MANAGED SERVICES CONTRACT

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Dec 31, 2017

Automation technologies cover a broad spectrum of capabilities, from robotic process automation (RPA) to deep machine learning and natural language processing. In the marketplace, RPA is considered the simplest form of automation, with easy-to-program applications for rules-based business processes ...

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RAS for Resilient Infrastructure RAS FOR RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE

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Dec 22, 2017

Our economic infrastructure is the dense network of systems providing energy, transport, water, waste management, telecommunications and flood defense that enable the essential services on which our everyday activities depend. An effective infrastructure requires continuous activity; creation, inspe...

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Robotic Process Automation and the Digital Transformation Continuum ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION AND THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CONTINUUM

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Dec 21, 2017

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is emerging as a cost-effective technique to get work done in financial service institutions. As RPA software bots automate high-volume, repeatable tasks within existing processes, they free efforts and enable attention to higher-value interactions that build relatio...

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Five Considerations When Evaluating Global Construction FIVE CONSIDERATIONS WHEN EVALUATING GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION

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Dec 18, 2017

Leaders of global companies and multinational corporations face many challenges, such as directing budgets, managing employees and executing overall strategy. It can be difficult to allocate time and energy to facility management decisions, especially when buildings are located thousands of miles aw...

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Challenges and Solutions in Automated STEM Assessment CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS IN AUTOMATED STEM ASSESSMENT

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Dec 17, 2017

Online testing and assessment have opened up great opportunities for the modern educator. Good automated assessment tools can help consolidate student understanding, support self-directed learning, give instructors more time to focus on other teaching tasks, make it easier to manage growing class si...

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The Blockchain Platform for Managing Bots THE BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR MANAGING BOTS

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Dec 15, 2017

Advances in bot design, Artificial Intelligence, and more expansive use of contextual awareness (through increased adoption of APIs and IoT technologies), will create more powerful and less predictable bots. In addition, thousands of bots will collaborate through millions of transactions. As these b...

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Why is engineering fluid dynamics the right choice for CFD analysis? WHY IS ENGINEERING FLUID DYNAMICS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR CFD ANALYSIS?

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Dec 10, 2017

Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) is a new breed of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that enables mechanical engineers to simulate fluid flow and heat transfer using 3D CAD models directly, with no need for data translations or copies. EFD is based on the same mathematical foundation as tr...

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3 Critical Steps to Make Your RPA Implementation a Success 3 CRITICAL STEPS TO MAKE YOUR RPA IMPLEMENTATION A SUCCESS

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Dec 05, 2017

Before getting started with automating your processes, it’s crucial to take a step back and assess whether your current processes are efficient and scalable. Deploying robots to run your process is challenging if there is no standard process to follow. In this whitepaper, you will learn best p...

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Sensible Robotics for Industrial Automation SENSIBLE ROBOTICS FOR INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

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Dec 01, 2017

There are just far too many unknowns for the price we pay!. That’s the reaction from the CEO of a mid-sized auto component manufacturing firm. In fact, that is the likely reaction of any small or medium manufacturer when confronted with the decision of automating their shopfloor with industria...

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Assuring success in blockchain implementations by engineering quality in validation ASSURING SUCCESS IN BLOCKCHAIN IMPLEMENTATIONS BY ENGINEERING QUALITY IN VALIDATION

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Dec 01, 2017

A blockchain is a decentralized and distributed database that holds a record of transactions linked to it in blocks which are added in a liner and chronological order. It provides a secure, transparent, and immutable source of record by its design that has the technology and infinite possibilities t...

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Thermal Engineering Analysis with Maple THERMAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS WITH MAPLE

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Dec 01, 2017

From refrigerators and air conditioners to waste heat recovery systems and steam turbines, thermal engineering has influenced every area of life. Furthermore, growing environmental demands are intensifying the focus on the core goal of thermal engineering - that of energy modeling and efficiency.

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Geoslam for Engineering GEOSLAM FOR ENGINEERING

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Dec 01, 2017

Throughout the Digital Engineering or BIM lifecycle, from design to construction and maintenance, engineers and surveyors today need to accurately capture, manage and utilize 3D spatial information. Most projects require information to be captured inside buildings and enclosed environments (tunnels,...

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Robotic Process Automation in the Public Sector ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

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Nov 29, 2017

The past 18 months have seen significant growth in the use of automation tools throughout the commercial sector. At the vanguard is Robotics Process Automation, a technology that has existed for over a decade, but is finally coming into its own with recent advances. At its heart, RPA is a software t...

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KYC Sparks an Automation Revolution with RPA KYC SPARKS AN AUTOMATION REVOLUTION WITH RPA

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Nov 24, 2017

The goal of any financial institution is to attract and retain clients, reduce the costs of doing business, and drive growth and profitability. In an era of transformation and digitization, key industry drivers include delivering a rich, omnichannel experience to your increasingly savvy customers, m...

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Rethinking retail: Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation RETHINKING RETAIL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

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Nov 23, 2017

The retail and consumer goods industry faces considerable challenges, threatened by a demand for personalization, an unoptimized business process constrained by human error and an inability to fully anticipate customer demands. These problems leave consumers unfulfilled in the search for an experien...

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Multi-blockchain platform for construction and real estate market MULTI-BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Nov 23, 2017

One of the most widespread problems of the real estate market of today is a reserved and conservative approach during the early stage of construction when a developer needs seed capital most of all. An outdated control and monitoring model in construction sector usually cause construction rise in pr...

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