Building a center of expertise to support Robotic Automation

| April 17, 2018

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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 government or a large corporation, personnel cuts of 30% to 40% are an unpleasant fact.

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inspire is the Swiss Competence Center for Production Technology. It carries out research and basic development mainly in the fields of production machines and manufacturing processes and, as a transfer platform, ensures the timely implementation of scientific findings in industrial practice.

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6 Construction Tech Trends in 2020

Article | February 12, 2020

Innovation is increasing as shown by advancements brought about by technology, according to an article in Reading Eagle. For example, drones and 3D printing are now more prevalent than before, and may be further embraced by the construction industry in 2020. The design-build approach, or Integrated Project Delivery, provides a means for clients to contract a sole entity to compose, plan, and construct a project. Streamlining the process results in faster project delivery timelines and lower costs.

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Coronavirus and Construction: What Should We Do Right Now?

Article | February 12, 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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Influencing the debate around climate change and CO2?

Article | February 12, 2020

As the world’s population wakes up to the significant risks and challenges created by climate change I am rightly challenged over what actions ICE has taken to tackle the issue and lead the debate. I promised last time I wrote that I would focus this installment on that very issue. However, I think it is important to highlight why ICE’s position and more broadly the position of civil engineers around the world is so important.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: UKIB goes live, Singapore brings in global sustainability experts

Article | February 12, 2020

The new UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) recently opened, with its remit confirmed by the UK government in a new Framework Document. The document sets out the role of the bank as providing: "leadership to the market in the development of infrastructure and new infrastructure technologies, crowding-in private capital and reducing risk through its cornerstone investments and range of financial products. It will bolster the government’s lending to local government for large and complex projects through its expertise and scrutiny, and help to bring private and public sector stakeholders together to regenerate regions and create new opportunities." It will have two strategic objectives, to help tackle climate change and support regional and local economic growth. Given these two objectives may conflict, the Framework Document suggests "where an investment is primarily to support economic growth, the Company will ensure that it does not do significant harm against its climate objective."

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