Defining Your Own Sense of Fulfillment in Engineering

| December 6, 2019

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For those of us so fortunate as to have achieved a dream we had for ourselves, only to realize it may no longer qualify as a dream in the sense we’d originally intended, where does this leave us? And what does it look like to re-route once you’ve realized this bittersweet truth?

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Founded in 1879 and part of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Officine Maccaferri manufactures, designs, supplies and constructs systems for the global construction industry. Solutions offered include retaining structures, slope stabilisation, erosion protection, rockfall mitigation, highway reinforcement, and coastal protection.

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

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Autodesk Forge Examples

Article | June 17, 2021

Autodesk Forge is a powerful tool connecting design processes, data, and the web, allowing teams to create task automation and other innovative solutions. The abilities of the forge platform are extensive, potentially offering resolutions to thousands of complex problems in the architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries, and beyond.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: UK government reviews road and rail development policy

Article | July 27, 2021

The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, has announced a full review of the National Policy Statement (NPS) for national networks covering major roads and rail. NPSs outline the UK government’s strategic policy intent for infrastructure development and are used as part of the planning system to determine if a proposed project should be granted development consent. The review aims to bring the national networks NPS in line with commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The secretary of state said: "The current National policy statement (NPS) on national networks, the government’s statement of strategic planning policy for major road and rail schemes, was written in 2014 – before the government’s legal commitment to net zero, the 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, the new sixth carbon budget and most directly the new, more ambitious policies outlined in the transport decarbonisation plan."

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How investing in infrastructure can build a better quality of life

Article | May 7, 2021

Every five years, in the approach to the Welsh Parliament /Senedd Cymru elections, I put together a Manifesto for ICE Wales Cymru outlining our recommendations for the future with the aim of influencing the new ‘order’ and achieving what we consider to be important goals. This year our report is making three main recommendations in the areas of Resilience, Skills and an Infrastructure Pipeline.

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Maccaferri

Founded in 1879 and part of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Officine Maccaferri manufactures, designs, supplies and constructs systems for the global construction industry. Solutions offered include retaining structures, slope stabilisation, erosion protection, rockfall mitigation, highway reinforcement, and coastal protection.

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