Providing complete digital environment to AEC Industry

IGOR STARKOV | March 9, 2020

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Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms use GIS and BIM solutions mostly for planning purposes. GIS helps identify site related issues; BIM supports building related activities. We see more AEC firms getting interested in post construction lifecycle phases too, helping facility owners renovate existing facilities. Having a good GIS/BIM dataset helps reduce the cost.

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Founded in 1997 with a vision to build a full-service civil engineering firm dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the Southeast. With offices in Atlanta and Savannah, we provide exceptional services in the areas of Planning and Land Development, Stormwater Management, Water and Wastewater Systems, NPDES Compliance and Geotechnical and Materials Testing to federal, state and local municipalities as well as private developers and institutions.

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IoT and BIM for automatic performance recording

Article | May 14, 2021

As part of a Digipro project, ALLPLAN is working with three partners to research a system for automatic performance measurement using IoT and BIM. DigiPro focuses on the digitalisation of products, processes and business models in companies. As part of the German-Dutch INTERREG program Digipro, a project is currently underway that aims to automate performance recording on the construction site using IoT (Internet of Things) and BIM (Building Information Modelling). A consortium of four companies - BuildersMind, mangineers, Nijhuis Bouw B.V. and ALLPLAN - is working on a solution for automated construction site monitoring that documents construction progress in near real time. Promising results have already been achieved in an alpha test phase on two construction sites of Nijhuis Bouw in Enschede 2020.

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Using simulation to build tomorrow’s electrified heavy equipment

Article | February 27, 2020

Competition among established OEMs and start-ups is at a fever pitch as the race to design and develop a fully electric vehicle that meets both customer and regulatory demands continues. The heavy equipment industry, from agricultural to construction, are in the same position. Stringent regulations to reduce or remove pollutant levels and emissions, and customer demand for lower total cost of ownership and customization are causing a shift to bring electrified heavy equipment to market.

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The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value

Article | March 12, 2020

The so-called bottom line is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic race to the bottom can have dramatically negative effects on the true cost of a solar control project. General contractors starting out a project with a pre-formulated spreadsheet is a common mistake.

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Everything you need to know about BIM Level of Development

Article | March 26, 2020

LOD is a means of defining the extent to which model elements have been developed, from conception in the mind of the designer through to their construction and operation. Level of Development is a conceptual framework that attempts to address the fact that model elements develop at different rates during the design process. LOD describes the relative development of individual model elements in their journey from conception to realisation.

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Long Engineering

Founded in 1997 with a vision to build a full-service civil engineering firm dedicated to providing quality, value-based services throughout the Southeast. With offices in Atlanta and Savannah, we provide exceptional services in the areas of Planning and Land Development, Stormwater Management, Water and Wastewater Systems, NPDES Compliance and Geotechnical and Materials Testing to federal, state and local municipalities as well as private developers and institutions.

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