Changing lives through Columbia Engineering: Doug Yolen '11EN, '16BUS

| October 13, 2015

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Doug is one of thousands of Columbians who change lives and change the world through the impact of Columbia Giving Day. Here is his story. To learn more about other Columbians changing the world and participate,

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3D Printing Ally

3D Printing Ally was formed in July of 2013 with one goal, to bring 3D printing to all manufacturing companies big and small. 3D printing can help any size company save time and money with manufacturing aids like: Design communication for complex parts - Let your programmers, toolmakers and machinists hold a sample part to get a better visualization of what’s needed.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: EU climate deal proposed, while UK financing and planning steps forward

Article | May 4, 2021

In this fortnightly blog, ICE's Director of Policy Chris Richards looks at developing policy landscape for infrastructure, what decisions mean, and their implications, so that infrastructure professionals can play their part in shaping the discussion.

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Top Eight Benefits of Construction Software

Article | May 4, 2021

Accelerating digitisation is one of the main trends for the construction industry in 2020. This means construction companies need to find software solutions that serve them best. While they may consider investing in generic software that spans multiple industries, this type of software will not address the many unique aspects of the construction industry, for example, the practice of using multiple subcontractors.

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How to Find Best Material Takeoff & Estimating Company

Article | May 4, 2021

Construction material takeoff is considered as a very important part of the overall cost estimation in any construction project. Without a price estimation, it is not only difficult to provide a layout but lack of material estimation also raises a lot of doubt later. In this process, the contractors are required to use the actual blueprints of the building to be prepared and calculate the quantity of material that will be required for the overall price and the supplies that are needed. According to this information the project budget is calculated later, which is the main reason it is very important to have an accurate estimate.

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4 Ways to Curb Distracted Workers

Article | May 4, 2021

Earlier this month was National Day of Unplugging. Around the globe, people took a 24-hour detox from technology in order to connect more with the people around them. Naturally, the challenge took place from Friday night to Saturday night, because most people are unable to unplug at work. Or are they? We tend to think of the work environment as somewhere where technology is good. We need it in order to get our jobs done. The average office worker will spend almost 1,700 hours a year in front of a computer screen-and office workers will spend an average of a whopping six and a half hours a day at their computer or laptop.

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3D Printing Ally

3D Printing Ally was formed in July of 2013 with one goal, to bring 3D printing to all manufacturing companies big and small. 3D printing can help any size company save time and money with manufacturing aids like: Design communication for complex parts - Let your programmers, toolmakers and machinists hold a sample part to get a better visualization of what’s needed.

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