Bringing Clarity to the Architecture & Engineering Industry: A Global Perspective

Deltek | June 26, 2020

Each year, Deltek surveys leaders in the architecture and engineering (A&E) industry to identify benchmarks, trends and market outlook to help businesses identify their strengths and opportunities for improvement. This year, Deltek is launching the 41st Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Report for North America, and for the first time, an additional global perspective to monitor the same trends and benchmarks throughout the EMEA and APAC regions.

Regardless of location, A&E firms are facing the same challenges across the business. Finding time to nurture client relationships, competing priorities for project managers and increasing profitability are the top challenges identified in North America, EMEA and APAC while the strategies for addressing these challenges vary by region.

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Jackson Civil Engineering Group Limited using PINSAFE setting out device on a bridge refurbishment above M6 Motorway near Hilton Park Services Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

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Jackson Civil Engineering Group Limited using PINSAFE setting out device on a bridge refurbishment above M6 Motorway near Hilton Park Services Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

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EarthCam 4D | January 27, 2022

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Unique transparency/opacity and model color adjustments enable new and powerful ways to compare and contrast models with reality over time. “EarthCam 4D is a great and quick tool to help communicate project schedule with our customer, trade partners and public,The ability to easily compare current and future states of work is valuable to project leadership teams.” -Michal D Wojtak, Mortenson’s Integrated Construction Director for sports and entertainment. We are delighted to collaborate with EarthCam, and their EarthCam 4D application, which allows for construction teams to monitor planned construction against actual progress. In addition, EarthCam’s solution integrates time-lapse imaging with interactive 3D models that are tied to the construction schedule data, adding tremendous value to clients,” said Sheena Gaynes, Director, Business Development, iTwin platform, at Bentley Systems. “In doing so, EarthCam joins the growing innovation ecosystem building digital twin applications on the Bentley iTwin platform. “Digital twins are radically increasing productivity in construction,Thanks to Bentley iTwin, we’re able to merge the highest resolution imagery from our cameras to SYNCHRO 4D models, and build valuable applications to increase our clients ROI.” -Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam The partnership between EarthCam and Bentley is bringing construction digital twins to life by simplifying the visual communication of project status to all stakeholders. 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Having real-time imagery synched with a SYNCHRO 4D model in a single interface provides immediate, real-time evidence of every steel beam placement, and every window installation against 4D models, simplifying project management for SYNCHRO users worldwide. EarthCam 4D will be premiered at Bentley MOMENTUM, the developer showcase for digital twin solutions on January 26th. EarthCam’s Control Center 8 has long been the software of choice among industry leaders for smart project documentation, promotion and security. EarthCam is driving productivity for a more visually informative jobsite, providing camera rentals, same-day delivery and professional installation. EarthCam works with industry leaders around the globe to make construction project management less costly and more efficient using powerful visual data. To learn more about EarthCam 4D and Control Center 8, visit earthcam.net/earthcam4d/. 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The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) Selects Balfour Beatty and Stellar as Joint Venture Construction Manager for MOSH Genesis Project

Balfour Beatty | January 31, 2022

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announced the selection of Balfour Beatty and Stellar as a joint venture to lead construction management for the MOSH Genesis project.Balfour Beatty and Stellar will oversee all vertical construction for the $85 million project, which will bring a new Museum to the Shipyards East area on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville. Plans for the new Museum comprise 130,000 square feet for exhibitions, programs and events along with a new-and-improved space for the planetarium. Balfour Beatty has successfully delivered several museum projects, including the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and the Perot Family Turtle Creek Legacy Hall Museum in Dallas, Texas; the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia; and the North Carolina Museum of Art expansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. 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After reviewing proposals from numerous teams through our competitive process, we were particularly interested in the complementary nature of Balfour Beatty’s national experience and Stellar’s local roots,Their combined approach demonstrated a holistic understanding of our visitor experience plan, both within our building and across the broader Sports and Entertainment District.” -Bruce Fafard, President and CEO of MOSH The DIA’s board provided unanimous approval for MOSH to proceed with the land disposition process for a four-acre parcel at the Shipyards East during its January 19 meeting. The Museum’s new building will be constructed on a 2.5-acre section of that property. Estimating and budgeting will begin in February 2022, with construction commencing in 2023 following all necessary site approvals through the DIA and City Council. “Jacksonville is a dynamic city, and MOSH is an established leader within its cultural community, We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with MOSH on this iconic development and have the unique opportunity to shape the future of downtown.” -Dave Campbell, Balfour Beatty project executive. MOSH is a community pillar that has inspired scores of designers, engineers and innovators within our region,” said Richard Lovelace, Senior Vice President, Commercial at Stellar. “Through our participation in this joint venture with Balfour Beatty, we hope to create a building where the next generation of creative thinkers can find inspiration to become pioneers and leaders. MOSH has operated in its current location on the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville since 1969. 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AECOM secures positions on Transport for London engineering consultancy framework

AECOM | November 25, 2021

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