BIM for Construction: Building a Bridge to a Better Workflow

| October 25, 2019

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BIM usage is growing among civil engineers working with roadways, surveying, and utilities, as many departments of transportation have begun to mandate 3D fi les as deliverables for all their road projects. Those who have adopted this new technology herald it as the next-generation tool for construction, even as structural engineers working with civil projects like bridges, culverts, and retaining walls have been slower to embrace BIM.

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GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services has been providing Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), also known as Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) services since 2008. As one of the first Metal Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) service providers in the country, we have the expertise to take our clients from early prototypes all the way to finished, small run manufacturing.

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Why Design-Assist Should Be Used in Complex Projects

Article | March 13, 2020

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Washington Goes West: GTC 2020 Explores AI in Federal Government

Article | February 17, 2020

The future of government will come into focus in Silicon Valley next month when experts from industries and government converge to discuss AI and high performance computing at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. Following on the success of GTC DC 2019, GTC 2020, taking place March 22-26 in San 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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The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value

Article | March 12, 2020

The so-called bottom line is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic race to the bottom can have dramatically negative effects on the true cost of a solar control project. General contractors starting out a project with a pre-formulated spreadsheet is a common mistake.

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Coronavirus and Construction: What Should We Do Right Now?

Article | March 23, 2020

What should construction do right now? That’s one of the big questions facing the industry today. In Arizona, we are continuing to work as much as possible. The big question is, Should we continue to work, and how do we do it? Several groups have weighed in on this and I wanted to share the best links I have that contain this information.

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GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services has been providing Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), also known as Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) services since 2008. As one of the first Metal Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) service providers in the country, we have the expertise to take our clients from early prototypes all the way to finished, small run manufacturing.

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