Custom Honda CB750 by deBolex Engineering

| June 4, 2016

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Some come close especially when working with a person whose ideas tend to translate straight to a material, bypassing the mouth altogether. For proof just ask Des at deBolex Engineering, he often finds himself staring at Calum hoping that the genius inside that petite noggin will spill out onto a piece of paper, to give a clue as to how a particular component should be made.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Concrete

Article | June 8, 2021

This week’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas is the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic changed the face of the convention and meeting business. For many, this is yet another sign of life slowly returning to normal for the construction industry. If you’ve made the trek to this year’s WOC, you’re looking forward to it all—new products, cutting-edge tech, interactive workshops, hands-on training, and no doubt—the Bricklayer 500! This one-hour competition tests the speed and stamina to name the world’s greatest mason. Whether you’re there in person or too busy in the field to attend, we join you in celebrating all things concrete this week. Here are some weird and wonderful facts about concrete, a strong and versatile material, that is used in everything from our kitchen countertops to the roads we drive on daily.

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Manufacturing and engineering, and Covid-19

Article | June 8, 2021

Just a week ago our world looked very different. This week we’re in the midst of one of the biggest health crises the world has ever seen. We have been thinking long and hard about how we respond to this awful situation. One of the serious concerns right now is our lack of preparedness for this pandemic. At Sandfield Engineering we are preparing for what comes next.

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Why a Digital Twin Is the Best Way to Start a Building Project

Article | June 8, 2021

A digital twin is much more than just a 3D model of a building. It contains detailed information of all equipment and components, including their physical properties and cost. The model can also reflect the exact state of building elements, showing issues like mechanical wear. Digital twins can also be used as simulation tools, to analyze how a building would behave under different conditions.

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Trimble’s SiteVision Turns Your Phone Into an Augmented Reality BIM Coordination Machine

Article | June 8, 2021

There are a handful of pretty cool accessories for your smartphone that can be very useful to those of us in the construction industry, like thermal imaging cameras, in-wall imagers, and inspection cameras. None of those, however, help with BIM coordination, unlike a system that I just found from construction software giant, Trimble. Many different systems have been created in recent years to harness the power of augmented reality on the jobsite, with BIM the core focus of many of those solutions, but this system from Trimble is a bit different than all of them. Using an AR enabled smartphone, Trimble SiteVision combines hardware and software to virtually project BIM models onto the jobsite you’re standing in.

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