CONSTRUCTION

Digital Twins White Paper: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of BIM

| April 30, 2021

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Digital Twins (DTs), as the name suggests, provide a form of a digital counterpart for a physical asset. They promise to transform construction delivery and Facilities Management (FM), boosting operational productivity, quality and ultimately profitability in the process.

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Collider

Collider has invented a solution to expand the materials that can be used in 3D printing, to solve problems 3D printing has never been able to achieve. We make parts in thousands of off-the-shelf manufacturing materials including plastic, rubber, silicone and metal. Our technology has access to all the advantages 3D printing has to offer, including geometric capabilities and zero tooling cost, at a lower cost than injection molding.

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How BIM helps general contractors win more business

Article | April 17, 2020

No industry in the world remains untouched by digital technology. For the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, this holds especially true. Technology is making vast improvements in the way general contractors plan and build projects, paving the way for a reimagined future. One technology in particular Building Information Modeling is leading the way. BIM is an intelligent, 3D model-based process that helps general contractors become more accurate and efficient.

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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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Why women in STEM matter

Article | April 3, 2020

Despite intention, words affect people in numerous ways. Linguistic mindfulness is as applicable to the sciences as it is to the humanities. While many critique the scientific community’s diligence as political correctness, the ultimate goal of using precise diction is to reflect our meaning accurately to the entirety of an audience.

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How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

Article | April 12, 2020

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic-and saving lives-depends largely on the availability of medical supplies, including the capacity of hospitals. But the United States lags behind other nations, with only 2.8 beds per thousand people compared to 4.3 in China and 12.8 in South Korea. The sheer pace of the outbreak raises the question of how we can expand our healthcare infrastructure and do so at speed. When China put up a hospital in just ten days, many people asked if the same would also be possible here in the U.S.

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Collider

Collider has invented a solution to expand the materials that can be used in 3D printing, to solve problems 3D printing has never been able to achieve. We make parts in thousands of off-the-shelf manufacturing materials including plastic, rubber, silicone and metal. Our technology has access to all the advantages 3D printing has to offer, including geometric capabilities and zero tooling cost, at a lower cost than injection molding.

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