CONSTRUCTION

Designing Steel to Concrete Connections

| May 1, 2021

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Designing steel to concrete connections is a key, safety critical task on many construction projects. Correctly done, these connections can ensure a structure remains serviceable for ma ny decades.

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Arabian International Company AIC

Arabian International Co. for Steel Structures (AIC) is a leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel and towers. We are committed to delivering world class structural steel work solutions to the region across a wide range of sectors. Incorporated in 1994, AIC has been serving the needs of the Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Power, Smelting, Steel, Industrial, Desalination and Commercial and Retail projects.

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Build highly productive crews with these 10 construction apps for QuickBooks Online Advanced

Article | February 18, 2020

While shrinking margins and high competition are impacting the construction industry these days, there are opportunities for companies to do things more efficiently, says Christopher Cook, a construction project manager with more than 40 major projects under his belt and author of The Entrepreneurial Project Manager. One of the changes companies can make is to take advantage of the available apps that help construction crews become more productive.

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How ALPES TOPO monitors the construction of towers with wireless sensors

Article | February 18, 2020

Faced with an unusual measurement scenario, ALPES TOPO, a survey company with expertise on large construction sites, engaged the technical assistance of Leica Geosystems in the setting up of an innovative monitoring system. Leica Geosystems monitoring experts provided a solution with wireless geotechnical sensors – WiSen wireless sensors, part of the portfolio of Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon.

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ENGINEERING TECH

What ‘on the ground’ infrastructure delivery can expect in the year ahead

Article | February 18, 2020

While an important milestone, the remainder of Phase 2B connecting Birmingham to Leeds awaits similar backing. Delivery programmes can often become constrained by timescales associated with land acquisition, procurement and site mobilisation at the start of a project. As this legislation makes its way through Parliament, continuous and prompt delivery of the integrated route must be supported. This will enable efficiencies and benefits to be realised during both delivery and operation phases of the complete HS2 route, as well as Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). HS2 will provide 50% of the infrastructure for NPR; a project designed to transform the rail network in the north of England. Encouragingly, the Queen’s Speech recognised that improving existing processes can be equally conductive to positive transformation. The Planning Bill will modernise our current systems with simpler frameworks, enabling those on the ground to deliver environmental and commercial opportunities more promptly. This will also support delivery of the UK’s ambitious net zero target. While efficiencies are encouraging, the importance of public consultation, as many major infrastructure projects currently undertake from conception to completion, should not be forgotten.

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ENGINEERING TECH

Infrastructure Policy Watch: measuring India's progress on SDGs, Canada consults on infrastructure priorities

Article | February 18, 2020

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), an Indian government policy commission, has published its SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020-21 report on progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the state level in India, its third annual report. The main theme of this year’s report is ‘partnerships’, with NITI aiming to highlight the pace that can be achieved by working together in pursuit of the goals, as well as shine a light on the quiet but effective partnerships working away in the background. As part of this, the report sets out actions that have been taken across the 11 areas of the collaborative advantage framework to drive forward progress on SDG indicators. In the accompanying index, all Indian states and union territories are scored and ranked on each SDG, alongside progress over the year.

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Arabian International Company AIC

Arabian International Co. for Steel Structures (AIC) is a leading designer, fabricator and erector of structural steel and towers. We are committed to delivering world class structural steel work solutions to the region across a wide range of sectors. Incorporated in 1994, AIC has been serving the needs of the Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Power, Smelting, Steel, Industrial, Desalination and Commercial and Retail projects.

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