3 Ways Industry 4.0 Will Change Engineering

IndustryWeek | May 20, 2019

The most promising emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 are improvements in operational processes, computational workflows, and new design tools that help engineers in manufacturing see the future more clearly than ever before. Previously unimaginable structures can now be created, sometimes from completely new materials, taking AM aka 3D printing beyond mere prototyping to final-part production. Design-engineering tools for AM are more powerful than ever, allowing for part consolidation and product simplification alongside greater internal complexity. The ability to include internal lattices in AM structures is of particular benefit to aerospace and automotive lightweighting initiatives. In healthcare, personalized customization of implants and medical devices is dramatically improving patients’ lives. AM is empowering individual engineers to think far outside the box of what is possible in product design—and entire companies to consider build-where-you-sell scenarios that dramatically change the production and distribution landscape.

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Japanese infrastructure design firm Pacific Consultants adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for design automation and knowledge sharing, using the Civil Infrastructure Engineering industry solution to connect the dots between design, engineering and infrastructure maintenance as well as improve productivity and reform work styles.

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Japanese infrastructure design firm Pacific Consultants adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for design automation and knowledge sharing, using the Civil Infrastructure Engineering industry solution to connect the dots between design, engineering and infrastructure maintenance as well as improve productivity and reform work styles.

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Phoenix-based HELM, Inc’s Employees Acquired by Wilson & Company

Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects | January 10, 2023

Employees of Phoenix-based Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc. (HELM) have been acquired by Wilson & Company, Inc., the company recently announced. HELM is a civil engineering consulting firm specializing in drainage, stormwater management, flood hazard mitigation and water conservation. HELM’s highly qualified technical professionals have expertise in 1- and 2-dimensional hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; erosion and scour analyses, sediment transport; Risk MAP projects and CLOMR/LOMR submittals, Federal Emergency Management Agency flood hazard mapping; NRCS Watershed Plan/EAs; dam and levee analysis and failure risk mapping; fluvial geomorphology; area drainage and watercourse master planning; emergency management and flood warning; low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure; flood control facility design; channel stabilization and protection; transportation and land development drainage; Clean Water Act permit compliance (404/401) and GIS merging with industry-standard software. "Wilson & Company conducts our work focused on our client's specific needs to deliver high-quality projects with lasting Higher Relationships in mind," said Jim Brady, PE, Wilson & Company president and CEO. He further stated, "The employees of HELM have a history of exceeding their client expectations and providing practical solutions that yield multidisciplinary value-added benefits. Incorporating these new employees into Wilson & Company strengthens the essential water services we provide." (Source- Business Wire) The former HELM employees officially joined Wilson & Company towards the end of December 2022, and their expertise will further enhance Wilson & Company's water resource team. The addition of the experts at HELM further affirms Wilson & Company's commitment to providing leading water services to our clients around the country. About Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects provides architectural, engineering, environmental, planning, survey and mapping and construction management services to municipalities, federal agencies and private industries. Professionals leverage over 9 decades of Wilson & CA's industry experience and continue to gain expertise in business, including those in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering, architecture, planning, biology, surveying, mapping, GIS specializations, drone piloting, financial analyses, program management, construction administration and inspection, and an increasing number of multi-disciplinary specialties.

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ENGINEERING TECH,CONSTRUCTION

Atwell expands into Mid-Atlantic with acquisition of Ben Dyer Associates, Inc.

Atwell | December 05, 2022

In its second transaction this quarter, Atwell has acquired Ben Dyer Associates, Inc., a 60-person engineering firm based in Maryland. Ben Dyer Associates specializes in civil engineering, land planning, and surveying services for land development and redevelopment projects throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition expands Atwell’s reach into the US Mid-Atlantic region and will strengthen Atwell’s ability to support a variety of land development projects, including single and multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial. Ben Dyer is also experienced in the power and energy market, enhancing Atwell’s ability to support solar projects on the east coast. “Atwell and Ben Dyer share a similar business strategy – we guide and advise our clients through every stage of a project from concept to completion, This acquisition supports an expansion into a new region for Atwell and is another meaningful advancement of our long-term strategic growth.” -Brian Wenzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atwell. Alignment of culture and values is incredibly important for us, said Steve Mauersberg, President of Ben Dyer Associates. Ben Dyer and Atwell share a joint vision of improving our communities, helping our clients achieve success, and providing opportunities for our employees. The company founder, Ben Dyer, entered private practice as a registered professional engineer and land surveyor in 1935. In 1952, the company was incorporated as Ben Dyer Associates, Inc. Mauersberg began his career with Ben Dyer Associates in 1986. Every president’s career has spanned more than three decades with the company. “We’re excited to welcome the members of Ben Dyer to the team, We believe that Ben Dyer is the right firm for expanding our geographic footprint while continuing to provide expert service to our land development clients.” -Bill Anderson, Vice President of Land Development in the US East at Atwell. Atwell continues to expand its geographic footprint, service offerin-gs, and capabilities through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Last month, Atwell financed the acquisition of Cross Surveying, a 28-person land surveying firm based in Florida. About Atwell, LLC: It is a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm with technical professionals located across the country totaling more than 1,400 team members. Creating innovative solutions for clients in industries such as real estate and land development, power and energy, and oil and gas, Atwell provides comprehensive turnkey services including land and right-of-way support, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, land surveying, environmental compliance and permitting, and project and program management.

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DESIGN,CONSTRUCTION

Offsight and Procore Partner to Offer Factory to Jobsite Project Visibility

Procore Technologies | January 05, 2023

Offsight, a premier project management software provider, has partnered with leading construction management solutions developer, Procore Technologies. The integration narrows the visibility gap in the construction value chain between job sites and offshore building product manufacturers. Industry experts believe factories will experience rapid growth by moving offsite with building materials manufacturers. Modular, panelized, and prefabricated products worth hundreds of billions of dollars are moving through the construction value chain from offsite factories to job sites. As construction projects grow increasingly complex, offering project stakeholders factory-level visibility will successfully complete projects on schedule. As a result of the integration, Offsight will be available on the Procore App Marketplace as an embedded experience within a Procore account. This will enable Procore customers, such as general contractors and project owners, to securely access Offsight to check project delivery status and quality reporting on construction materials, as they are made at their partner's factory site. About Procore Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of cloud-based construction software. Its award-winning suite of project management tools has helped hundreds of thousands of firms manage all kinds of construction projects, drastically increasing project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communications and documentation. In addition, it uses real-time data and accessibility, helping minimize costly risks and delays—ultimately boosting profits.

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