THE Alliance Chooses DP World’s UK Ports

Global container shipping consortium THE Alliance has announced that all of its mainline UK calls will be handled by DP World, the Dubai-based global ports and logistics services company.

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ALEC is an award winning, established and multi-disciplinary construction company based in Dubai. We have consistently evolved and grown to become one of the largest and respected contractor for the execution of major construction projects across the GCC.

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Jigs and Fixtures: 6 Ways to Improve Production Efficiency with 3D Printing

Article | July 13, 2022

Whether it’s jigs, fixtures or grips, tooling remains a vital, if seemingly mundane, part of the manufacturing process. Regardless of the complexity of your products, the productivity and efficiency of your production depend on the availability of high-quality tooling aids. Maximising production efficiency and productivity is a key concern for manufacturers. Jigs and fixtures are manufacturing aids used to increase the reliability, accuracy and quality of the manufacturing process whilst minimising production cycle times and improving worker safety.

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Evolving how strategic infrastructure projects secure planning approval in the UK

Article | July 11, 2022

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently launched an operational review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime. This regime, established in 2008, was put in place to bypass local planning approval for projects that had a predominately national rather than a local impact. Over the last few years, the regime has taken a significant battering with ‘development consent’ (the granting of planning approval) for major infrastructure programmes being brought before court due to the corresponding National Policy Statement (used to determine if a project is in line with government ambition) being out of date with latest government policy. The most notable example being a third runway at Heathrow. This highlights that something is wrong with turning strategic policy intent into decisions on granting development consent.

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On Engineering in Crisis: Strategizing and Finding Consistency

Article | July 13, 2022

Over the next few weeks, we invite you to join us for a short-form blog series on how SWE Members are navigating the world amidst COVID-19. In this third blog, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jersey. Today, we are pleased to feature Tuyet-Hanh Schnell from South New Jersey. These blogs will showcase how different SWE members are engineering their lives during this fluid and ever-changing environment.

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

Article | June 15, 2021

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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ALEC

ALEC is an award winning, established and multi-disciplinary construction company based in Dubai. We have consistently evolved and grown to become one of the largest and respected contractor for the execution of major construction projects across the GCC.

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The Material Revolutionizing the Construction Industry? Wood

Discover Magazine | May 14, 2020

When the empire state building was completed in 1931, the 102-story skyscraper ranked as the tallest in the world, a beacon of American progress as well as a lightning rod for Midtown Manhattan. And the material that made it possible was steel - or so people believed until 2015, when Canadian architect Michael Green showed that an identical structure could be fabricated out of timber. Green was not proposing replacing the 20th-century icon. His plans are far more radical. Green wants the global construction industry to replace steel and concrete with high-tech plywood. “We’re not even close to meeting global needs when it comes to housing people in a safe and affordable way,” he says. Plus, the construction of buildings is responsible for around 10 percent of all global climate emissions. Green claims that these interrelated problems can both be addressed by building with timber from sustainably grown forests. To show the high-reaching potential of wood in the real world, in 2016 he erected a seven-story high-rise in Minneapolis, the tallest wooden building in the U.S. at the time.

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Sustainability in construction: Green goals and strategies

Construction Global | May 04, 2020

Sustainability has quickly become one of the most important factors to consider in construction. We explore some of the world’s largest construction companies and their eco-focused goals. For well over a century, France-based Vinci has been building modern infrastructure facilities to improve daily life and mobility for all. Its ambitious vision is not only to build long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees and partners, but also to meet vigorous sustainability goals with its environmental ambition that has been built on its manifesto. The company has promised to meet the needs of the changing world whilst helping countries negotiate the energy transition. Bouygues is well recognised in the construction industry thanks to its diverse range of active projects combined with some great initiatives. When it comes to sustainability, the company takes things very seriously. Bouygues believes that protecting the environment is an integral part of its vision of sustainable construction which has been converted into meaningful actions by its team.

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Top 10 benefits of trust in construction

Construction Global | April 20, 2020

To understand how trust is created, and the positive outcomes it can create on construction projects, Autodesk partnered with FMI Corporation for the industry study: Trust Matters: The High Cost of Low Trust. We examine the findings, which quantify the costs and benefits of different levels of trust within construction organisations. Just 37% of those surveyed rated their organisation as having a high level of trust, while 93% reported a basic level average or above of trust. Organisations with the highest levels of trust reported millions of dollars worth of benefits. These benefits include lower voluntary turnover that would otherwise be spent on staff saving up to $750,000, fewer missed schedules resulting in gains of up to $4mn a year; higher levels of repeat business driving gross margins 2-7% higher and, by creating a secure environment, the majority of high trust firms would retain all staff even without a confirmed pipeline of work.

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The Material Revolutionizing the Construction Industry? Wood

Discover Magazine | May 14, 2020

When the empire state building was completed in 1931, the 102-story skyscraper ranked as the tallest in the world, a beacon of American progress as well as a lightning rod for Midtown Manhattan. And the material that made it possible was steel - or so people believed until 2015, when Canadian architect Michael Green showed that an identical structure could be fabricated out of timber. Green was not proposing replacing the 20th-century icon. His plans are far more radical. Green wants the global construction industry to replace steel and concrete with high-tech plywood. “We’re not even close to meeting global needs when it comes to housing people in a safe and affordable way,” he says. Plus, the construction of buildings is responsible for around 10 percent of all global climate emissions. Green claims that these interrelated problems can both be addressed by building with timber from sustainably grown forests. To show the high-reaching potential of wood in the real world, in 2016 he erected a seven-story high-rise in Minneapolis, the tallest wooden building in the U.S. at the time.

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Sustainability in construction: Green goals and strategies

Construction Global | May 04, 2020

Sustainability has quickly become one of the most important factors to consider in construction. We explore some of the world’s largest construction companies and their eco-focused goals. For well over a century, France-based Vinci has been building modern infrastructure facilities to improve daily life and mobility for all. Its ambitious vision is not only to build long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees and partners, but also to meet vigorous sustainability goals with its environmental ambition that has been built on its manifesto. The company has promised to meet the needs of the changing world whilst helping countries negotiate the energy transition. Bouygues is well recognised in the construction industry thanks to its diverse range of active projects combined with some great initiatives. When it comes to sustainability, the company takes things very seriously. Bouygues believes that protecting the environment is an integral part of its vision of sustainable construction which has been converted into meaningful actions by its team.

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Top 10 benefits of trust in construction

Construction Global | April 20, 2020

To understand how trust is created, and the positive outcomes it can create on construction projects, Autodesk partnered with FMI Corporation for the industry study: Trust Matters: The High Cost of Low Trust. We examine the findings, which quantify the costs and benefits of different levels of trust within construction organisations. Just 37% of those surveyed rated their organisation as having a high level of trust, while 93% reported a basic level average or above of trust. Organisations with the highest levels of trust reported millions of dollars worth of benefits. These benefits include lower voluntary turnover that would otherwise be spent on staff saving up to $750,000, fewer missed schedules resulting in gains of up to $4mn a year; higher levels of repeat business driving gross margins 2-7% higher and, by creating a secure environment, the majority of high trust firms would retain all staff even without a confirmed pipeline of work.

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