AECOM, Colorado Transportation Dept Kick Off Energy-Transfer Highway Segment Development; Andrew Liu, Peter Kozinski Comment

| December 13, 2016

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AECOM and Colorado’s State Department of Transportation have teamed up to develop an energy-transfer highway segment that would charge electric-powered trucks through a coil transmission system, TruckingInfo reported Friday.

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While researching replacement materials for parachutes, two scientists discovered that no testing machine was accurate enough to meet their demands. They founded Instron in 1946. Today, Instron remains globally committed to delivering the highest quality, leading-edge technologies and services designed to push the boundaries of research, quality control and service-life testing.

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Celebrating Women in Construction – Engineering Equality

Article | March 3, 2020

For over a century, International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8th March. The first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people and it has grown year on year, applauding the social, economic and political achievements of women and marking a continuing call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s theme is Each for Equal, highlighting the message that an equal world is an enabled world. One area of focus within this theme is creating inclusive workplaces where women can thrive. Nowhere is this drive more important than within the construction industry.

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AI in Real-World Robotics

Article | July 19, 2021

While experts debate the finer points of what constitutes a true general artificial intelligence (AI) and the various steps that can get us there, it isn’t in any doubt that robots are getting smarter –and learning how to make better decisions-- thanks to various AI-related systems. From the autonomous cars on our roads and the autonomous mobile robots in the world’s warehouses through to AI-powered machine vision systems, edge computing in manufacturing environments, and agricultural drones that can process huge amounts of data on the fly, AI greatly enhances robot performance by providing bots with intelligent decision-making capabilities based on an analysis of billions of data points coupled with neural network and deep learning strategies. Crucially, AI enables robots to be more flexible, while at the same time enhancing traceability across all types of automation processes.

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COVID-19: The Economic Impact on Construction

Article | March 16, 2020

Publicly panicking a world by stating that this is a pandemic isn’t going to solve the immediate problem the world is facing. We are already hearing China is reporting that its citizens are getting a better handle on containing the virus, which is great news from a human, public health, and economic perspective. Perhaps the biggest lesson, as I have stated in a column in Connected World, is that we need to get our own supply-chain house in order. Case in point: construction is instantly feeling the crunch.

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Why infrastructure policies need engineers' 'bigger picture' view

Article | July 6, 2021

One way or another, we all work on infrastructure; whether design, construction, operation or maintenance. We solve problems and make things work – often without the public realising the complexity of our task. We sit in the background and don’t make waves. We are good at the technical challenges, but how often do we take a step back and think about how our work or project fits into the ambitions of wider society? Who is commissioning it? Why are they commissioning it? What are the political drivers? What do they want the outcome to be? What has changed since we started work on it? This sort of questioning will help us deliver better projects, as we see the bigger picture, beyond our technical solutions. With so much of our infrastructure delivered through public bodies, it is important that civil engineers understand, and give professional advice to, the political process that drives infrastructure investment for our communities.

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Instron

While researching replacement materials for parachutes, two scientists discovered that no testing machine was accurate enough to meet their demands. They founded Instron in 1946. Today, Instron remains globally committed to delivering the highest quality, leading-edge technologies and services designed to push the boundaries of research, quality control and service-life testing.

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