Director's Forum: A Blog from USPTO's Leadership

| May 22, 2017

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This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Angela Nguyen, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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NPCC

Established in 1973, NPCC is a leading EPC company working in the energy sector. From our base in Abu Dhabi we provide a wide range of EPC services to companies including ADMA-OPCO, ZADCO, ARAMCO and ONGC. With offices around the world, the largest fabrication yard and one of the largest fleets of offshore vessels in MENA region. We’re well placed to deliver any EPC project. Follow us for updates, job opportunities and more.

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‘Vision and validate’: a third way in designing the roads of the future?

Article | June 17, 2021

The Strategic Road Network (SRN) is the backbone of the road network in England. The UK’s road network is a fundamental part of our transport system; all journeys start on a road or pavement of some form. The functioning of the SRN is critical for the economy. Entire sectors depend on it, with some of the most dependent including retail, primary materials, manufacturing and construction. Thirty percent of all traffic is carried by the SRN road; inefficiencies, in the form of congestion, negatively affect productivity, the environment and quality of life.

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New partnership to develop the engineers of the future

Article | April 9, 2020

Engineers Australia is delighted to announce its partnership with Autodesk. Over the last several decades, Autodesk has driven innovation in every industry – pushing the boundaries of what’s possible across architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment. With both a global perspective and an Australian focus, Engineers Australia Executive Manager, Membership and Growth, Jane Hanks, said Autodesk will bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge on the importance of taking a strategic approach to the opportunities and challenges we are currently facing and those we may face in the future.

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Why Choose an Integrated Project Delivery Platform in a World of Niche?

Article | March 5, 2020

Owner organizations across asset-intensive and manufacturing industries are striving to deliver projects whilst looking to digitally transform their businesses. It’s ever easier for business units and departments within these organisations to adopt niche cloud products to support their individual requirements. We know that these products are often easy to set up and quick to establish while answering the specific need of a department.

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Digital twin created for groundbreaking bridge with Allplan Bridge

Article | May 12, 2021

The Ottendorf Viaduct on the Riesa-Chemnitz railway line stood for over 160 years until it could no longer be saved and had to be replaced in 2015. The new replacement structure built at that time was a first for Deutsche Bahn: For the first time in its history, it built a bridge with a frame-stiffened arch structure. Although 3D models were used to some extent in the planning of the structure, the BIM method was not applied, so that no digital twin of the bridge is available for future (maintenance) work.

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Spotlight

NPCC

Established in 1973, NPCC is a leading EPC company working in the energy sector. From our base in Abu Dhabi we provide a wide range of EPC services to companies including ADMA-OPCO, ZADCO, ARAMCO and ONGC. With offices around the world, the largest fabrication yard and one of the largest fleets of offshore vessels in MENA region. We’re well placed to deliver any EPC project. Follow us for updates, job opportunities and more.

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