Civil Engineering

| May 4, 2015

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Team BCN has unique capabilities and technical resources for projects in the civil engineering sector. BCN specializes in repair or retrofit of bridges, airport runways, pipelines, water reservoirs, and other fixed structures.

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Andrade Gutierrez

Founded in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Andrade Gutierrez has recognized expertise in the heavy construction segment. In the 1990s it began to diversify its business with investments in the areas of Concessions and Telecommunications.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: impact of Covid-19 behaviour change and Australian Budget boost

Article | May 18, 2021

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published a new assessment of how behaviour change brought by Covid-19 will impact infrastructure networks as part of its prep work ahead of the second National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC’s findings are that it's too early to assume that Covid-19 behaviour change will lead to completely different patterns of infrastructure use, even if these changes remain in place. The commission recommends using realistic scenarios and planning responses to the range of possibilities these scenarios present to manage uncertainty. They also suggest a more ‘adaptive’ approach to longer-term project commitments and using data to understand how changes are unfolding.

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Increase Construction Productivity with Mobile Time Tracking Apps

Article | February 24, 2020

Since the 1950’s, United States agricultural and manufacturing industries have increased their productivity rates by 1,000%. In stark contrast, productivity rates for the U.S. construction industry haven’t increased at all. Thanks to the rise of construction-technology, there are less obvious and less expensive ways to become more efficient. And they don’t involve completely changing the way you build. Instead, they use mobile apps to speed up or automate time-consuming administrative tasks. So you, your employees and your subs can spend less time on “busy work” and more time on the work that moves your projects forward.

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Afraid of heights? Drones, AI and digitalization to the rescue!

Article | March 11, 2020

As 5G roll-outs continue to gather momentum worldwide, network complexity and site numbers will grow. Here’s a look at how drones, machine learning, and AI-powered solutions are helping to accelerate site deployment and roll-out while reducing health and safety hazards. When I started my career at Ericsson many years ago, one of the first responsibilities I had as an engineer was to perform site surveys for our customers. I quickly learned that this task is an important one when it comes to the roll-out of telecommunications networks.

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Technologies and STEM-trends in education

Article | March 3, 2020

In education, the term STEM is often used – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. This is a modern teaching methodology using programs that prepares students for successful employment and contributes to the acquisition of skills in technology, mathematics, and science. This approach combines the natural science component and innovative technology. So, technologies are used even in the study of creative, artistic disciplines. For example, the study of musicians takes place using computer programs to create musical works.

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Andrade Gutierrez

Founded in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Andrade Gutierrez has recognized expertise in the heavy construction segment. In the 1990s it began to diversify its business with investments in the areas of Concessions and Telecommunications.

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