An engineering profession does not limit your possibilities

Silicon Republic | March 05, 2019

BT’s Edel Harrington recounts how her career in engineering has brought her around the world and back again. Edel Harrington is an IP network design engineer with BT Ireland. She is the platform owner for BT’s access equipment – this is the box BT sends to customer sites in order to deliver its services to them.
In this role, Harrington is part of a team that looks at innovation in BT’s networks, continuously asking how they can make networks more efficient and generating new ideas. She is also involved in new product launches and any product enhancements, working closely with other teams in engineering, finance, procurement, sales, and product.

Spotlight

Often students struggle between whether to major in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. These are two of the most common engineering disciplines so I wanted to address this question for those who are undecided. The good news is that both mechanical and electrical engineers are needed for nearly every engineering project out there.

Spotlight

Often students struggle between whether to major in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. These are two of the most common engineering disciplines so I wanted to address this question for those who are undecided. The good news is that both mechanical and electrical engineers are needed for nearly every engineering project out there.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden to Establish Trimble Technology Lab for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Trimble ,KTH | June 04, 2021

Sweden'sKTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The lab will expand the university's leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment. Trimble's broadConnected Constructionportfolio enables all professionals along the project lifecycle to accelerate project processes—improving productivity, quality, transparency, safety and sustainability, while reducing waste. The Trimble Technology Lab will provide students enrolled in KTH's School of Architecture and the Built Environment hands-on experience with Trimble solutions. Applications of these solutions range from scanning buildings or sites, design and 3D printing of architectural building models and digital fabrication to implementing construction cost estimating and scheduling to improve productivity and reduce costs. Partnering with Trimble allows KTH to more fully integrate across its curricula the technological tools that are rapidly transforming how buildings and living environments are designed and constructed. "The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is very happy to establish this exciting, innovative collaboration with Trimble," saidMuriel Beser Hugosson, head of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH. "The new Trimble Technology Lab will support us in offering applied experience of cutting edge technologies to the next generation of civil engineers and architects during their studies. We look forward to many exciting developments in both education and research through our collaboration." "Sweden'sKTH Royal Institute of Technology is an outstanding addition to our network of labs around the world," saidTove Lindbland, business development manager, Trimble Sweden. "We believe the lab can play a significant role in providing students with greater opportunities to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills of advanced technologies that will allow them to make an impact in the future for construction in the region." About KTH Royal Institute of Technology KTH Royal Institute of Technology inStockholmhas grown to become one ofEurope'sleading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. AsSweden'slargest technical research and learning institution it is home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. KTH's research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. About Trimble Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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41% drop in Covid-19 breaches on construction sites

PBC Today | September 02, 2020

There has been a 41% decrease in the number of Covid-19 breaches on construction sites over the last three months, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). The drop in Covid-19 breaches on construction sites has been attributed to more companies successfully adapting to new working practices. Over time it is expected that this trend will continue as the industry becomes more accustomed to operating under the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. BSG’s report is based on 4,400 independent site inspections carried out between 1 June and 31 August.

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ENGINEERING TECH

Technip Energies Partners With NPCC to Advance Energy Transition

Technip Energies& NPCC | September 22, 2021

Technip Energies and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance energy transition in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the MENA region. The MoU was signed at the GASTECH conference, by NPCC CEO Eng Ahmed Dhaheri and Technip Energies CEO Arnaud Pieton in the presence of senior officials of both companies. With the commitment to energy transition and decarbonization, there is an unprecedented momentum in the industry for clean energy. The aim of this agreement is to explore and capitalize on this evolving opportunity and to provide added value services. Technip Energies and NPCC will create a Joint Venture (JV) to drive the energy transition journey. With more than three decades of existing collaboration, both entities will bring complementary added-value to the JV. While Technip Energies will bring its technological know-how, overall project management capabilities and innovative solutions from early stage to project delivery, NPCC will bring its project management skills for EPC projects, its regional footprint and its fabrication capabilities. The strategic partnership will focus on capturing opportunities in energy transition and on fostering the best engineering practices. It will also enhance cooperation in blue and green hydrogen and related decarbonization projects, CO2 capture in addition to industrial projects in the fields of waste-to-energy, biorefining, biochemistry, ammonia as well as other energy transition related themes. We are proud to have signed this partnership with NPCC, a long standing and trusted partner with whom we have executed several landmark projects. We have always believed in sharing technical knowledge, technologies and competencies that would contribute to the overall growth and wellbeing of host countries and followed the path of creating In Country Value. This partnership will encompass the right mix of identification capability for concrete opportunities like CO2 capture, blue/green hydrogen and ammonia, of technology know-how, technical capabilities, global and local execution experience and financial strength for providing holistic solutions to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon society. -Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO of NMDC, declared: “The UAE is committed to taking positive climate change action and drive a robust energy transition strategy for a decarbonized future. This calls for concerted efforts by all organizations to take step up measures to reduce carbon emissions through technologies such as carbon capture and tapping the potential of hydrogen. As a national champion company committed to the nation’s goals, NMDC’s subsidiary NPCC is strengthening efforts to support the nation and the region in energy transition initiatives. The partnership with Technip Energies will further accelerate this.” Aligned with the market and policy trends, NPCC aims to be a leader in meeting the end-to-end EPC requirements of the energy sector while promoting a culture of sustainability. Having committed to promoting environment best practices, we will continue to focus on strengthening our energy transition strategies through our MoU with Technip Energies, a partner of choice of NPCC for their expertise in the field. We share over three decades of cooperation on numerous mega projects and will continue to share best practices. This strategic MoU will not only accelerate our decarbonisation commitment but also support the nation’s climate change action initiatives and the long-term sustainable development vision. - Eng Ahmed Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC About Technip Energies Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering. Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow. Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (“ADRs”) traded over-the-counter in the United States. About NPCC NPCC (National Petroleum Construction Company), headquartered in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a world-class Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company that provides total EPC solutions to both the Offshore and Onshore Oil & Gas sectors. NPCC is a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging, NPCC provides engineering, procurement, project management, fabrication, installation and commissioning to project owners and operators. Since its inception in 1973, NPCC has expanded its geographic footprint globally and today operates in Arabian Gulf, South Asia and South East Asia, and has plans to expand its operations to Africa and Caspian region. NPCC has built strong relationships with leading Operating Companies (OPCOs), National Oil Companies (NOCs) and International Oil Companies (IOCs), and has a team of over 1,200 engineers, based in four engineering centres in Abu Dhabi - UAE, Mumbai and Hyderabad - India, and La Ciotat - France. 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