8 Common Construction Estimating Mistakes

| May 17, 2019

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Estimating is one of the most difficult jobs in construction. It is also one of the most important. Profits are typically won or lost based on how accurate your estimates are and how closely they match up to your final project costs. So, how accurate are your estimates?

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BuroHappold Engineering made its Climate Emergency Tool Kit available last September. To develop this tool, the firm consulted with AIA about how it benchmarks embodied carbon. Data from Quartz’s LCA tool is built into the engineering firm’s Buildings & Habitats object Model BHoM data exchange framework. It is being used primarily for measurement and design visualization.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: new resilience guidelines from Australia and UK hydrogen strategy

Article | March 12, 2020

Infrastructure Australia outlines new guidance on how to improve infrastructure resilience Infrastructure Australia has released a new set of resilience guidelines for infrastructure, noting that the events of recent years have brought Australia’s vulnerability to threats such as bushfires, droughts, floods, pandemics and cyber-attacks into sharp focus. The Advisory Papers, developed in partnership with Infrastructure New South Wales, estimate that, by 2050, the economic cost of natural disasters in Australia will more than double from about AU$18 billion annually to AU$39 billion. Infrastructure Australia wants infrastructure resilience in project planning and business cases “to become business as usual”. The organisation is required to evaluate business cases for infrastructure projects that receive more than AU$250 million in funding from the federal government and has indicated it may reject proposals that do not effectively incorporate infrastructure resilience.

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8 Tips for Remote Work in Construction

Article | March 12, 2020

In recent weeks, construction professionals around the world find themselves having to navigate a new type of jobsite. The sound of heavy machinery has been replaced with a distracting stream of laughs, cries, and even barks from new coworkers, and WFH outfits have temporarily replaced tried and trusted PPE. Whether your new workspace is a dedicated home office or the corner of a couch, we are united in trying to overcome the challenges of working from home – together.

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Washington Goes West: GTC 2020 Explores AI in Federal Government

Article | March 12, 2020

The future of government will come into focus in Silicon Valley next month when experts from industries and government converge to discuss AI and high performance computing at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. Following on the success of GTC DC 2019, GTC 2020, taking place March 22-26 in San Jose, Calif., will bring together hundreds of researchers, government executives and national lab directors to discuss how agencies can improve citizen services and advance science with accelerated computing.

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