Construction Role Models: 5 Lessons from the Logistics Industry

GRACE ELLIS | July 22, 2019

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Charles Caleb Colton once said that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While not all direct imitation is the best strategy in life like plagiarism and copyright infringement, the point is, it’s often wise for a person or company to look beyond their bubble for new ideas and answers.

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Tate Engineering Systems, Inc

Tate Engineering is a full service energy solutions provider in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. since 1924. We offer green, clean and sustainable energy solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, local and federal government, military, power generation, utilities and water sectors in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and District of Columbia.

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Utility Engineering works behind the scenes to keep highway projects on schedule

Article | February 19, 2020

While the most visible aspect of engineering at ADOT is building, maintaining and operating state highways, there’s a lot of prep work that goes into projects. One area of ADOT that does a lot of preparation work to help keep important highway projects moving on schedule is the Utility and Railroad Engineering section. The Utility and Railroad Engineering’s mission is supporting ADOT’s construction program by making sure utilities don't conflict with the design of a project before it goes to construction.

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Why Design-Assist Should Be Used in Complex Projects

Article | March 13, 2020

Throughout history, construction has always followed the Design-Bid-Build delivery method. This straightforward, 3-step process first involves an owner hiring an architect to design a building, followed by a bidding process that results in a general contractor – typically the lowest bidder – being selected to build the project. Finally, the winning contractor takes the architect’s design drawings and begins construction.

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7 Ways to control construction project costs

Article | April 27, 2020

Construction engineers are driven to look for ways to improve everything from construction methods, the materials used, to the systems used to develop new building designs with lower cost margins and thin financing costs. Under those circumstances, there is a lot of pressure on contractors and designers to find more effective ways to reduce construction costs. BIM is being used by a growing number of engineers, architects, and contractors to make the design and development of structures faster, better, and more cost-efficient. BIM has been proven to help reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the project lifecycle ranging from design and construction to facility management.

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15 sites in the frame to become home to the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant

Article | May 15, 2021

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has revealed the long list of sites under consideration for development of the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant.An open call for sites to host the Spherical Tokomak for Energy Production (Step) facility was opened last year and compliance check of those nominated has led to publication of the long list. According to the UKAEA, moving fusion from research and development to design and delivery is an important part of the UK’s ambition to be a world leader in sustainable, low-carbon energy. Fusion has the potential to provide an abundant source of low-carbon energy by copying the processes that power the sun and stars. UKAEA has said that this new technology will play an important role alongside established renewable technologies such as wind and solar.Step programme director Paul Methven said: “STEP is about building on the amazing science done over decades in fusion and translating that into a real prototype power plant that paves the way for this fantastic new energy source.

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Tate Engineering Systems, Inc

Tate Engineering is a full service energy solutions provider in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. since 1924. We offer green, clean and sustainable energy solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, local and federal government, military, power generation, utilities and water sectors in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and District of Columbia.

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