ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION (AEC)

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As revealed in Onvia’s Q1 2016 State, Local and Education Procurement Snapshot the overall SLED contracting market saw a 2.7% rate of increase in competitive bid & RFP opportunities. Out of four major industry groups examined in the report, the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) group saw the second largest rate of growth of 3.1% over the same quarter the previous year.

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Design Systems, Inc.

Design Systems, Inc. is a large multi-disciplined engineering company with a staff of over 300 professionals to support your engineering and Integration needs. For a quarter century Design Systems, Inc. has provided engineering solutions, offering complete “Concept to Commission” services for the automotive, Aerospace, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, package handling and health care industries.

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The Risks, Barriers and Opportunities of BIM

Article | May 5, 2021

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is revolutionizing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry worldwide. For many public sector and major projects, BIM has become the required method of working. Yet, despite the increasing acceptance and use of BIM, there are still some barriers to its adoption.

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ICE asks: what should be in the UK's second National Infrastructure Assessment?

Article | May 5, 2021

With major demographic challenges on the horizon – including the growth and ageing of the population, coupled with the need to adapt to a changing climate – it is essential that we take a long-term approach to infrastructure planning.The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) aims to do exactly that. Producing the NIA every five years is one of the NIC’s core responsibilities set out in its charter and its first such report, published in 2018, heavily influenced the government’s recent National Infrastructure Strategy.

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Testing Cloud application stability using the principles of Chaos Engineering

Article | May 5, 2021

Across the business landscape, we’re seeing a wholesale movement of services to the Cloud as companies wake up to the benefits of capacity and flexibility that accompany such a shift away from hosting systems on servers. While there are clear advantages to migrating to the cloud, there are challenges too – such as layers of added complexity. Testing these cloud-based systems to make sure they stand up under duress is important, but the heightened complexity of these environments means that the role of Quality Assurance has had to evolve accordingly.

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8 Tips for Remote Work in Construction

Article | May 5, 2021

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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Design Systems, Inc.

Design Systems, Inc. is a large multi-disciplined engineering company with a staff of over 300 professionals to support your engineering and Integration needs. For a quarter century Design Systems, Inc. has provided engineering solutions, offering complete “Concept to Commission” services for the automotive, Aerospace, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, package handling and health care industries.

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