Engineering driven by sustainability and technology

The Engineer | January 29, 2020

Sustainability, climate change, virtual reality and 3D printing are just four factors likely to help define the future of engineering. To offer a flavour of what can be expected over the coming year, a handful of key players from across the construction industry – including trade associations, engineering and architectural practices and building product manufacturers – offer their views about what lies ahead. Civil and structural engineering is poised to undergo a major transition in the coming years with the pace of change increasing exponentially. Many of the latest technologies finding their way into mainstream engineering once seemed the stuff of sci fi. We’re going to see the continued and rapid development of virtual reality, creating the virtual experience of stepping inside buildings before and as they are being built.

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An emerging generation of physical robots promises to transform manufacturing with its ability to communicate and collaborate, both robot-to-robot and robot-to-human, opening the way to greater innovation and productivity. Achieving these benefits, however, is not as simple as investing in a handful of new robots.

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An emerging generation of physical robots promises to transform manufacturing with its ability to communicate and collaborate, both robot-to-robot and robot-to-human, opening the way to greater innovation and productivity. Achieving these benefits, however, is not as simple as investing in a handful of new robots.

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To support the digital transformation of the construction and engineering industry, Egnyte launches a unified content platform

prweb | February 11, 2021

Egnyte, the pioneer in cloud content joint effort and administration, today declared the arrival of Egnyte for Construction and Engineering, another stage to help development and designing (C&E) firms increment project efficiencies while additionally empowering an assortment of cloud-first cycles and encounters for customers, accomplices and representatives. “C&E companies have historically ranked among some of the least digitized businesses, representing a more than $500B opportunity for productivity improvement in the US alone,” said Ronen Vengosh, VP of Construction and Engineering at Egnyte. “However, COVID-19 has unleashed a great acceleration in digital transformation across all sectors, and, with so much to gain and so much at stake, the speed of transformation among C&E firms over the past few months has been nothing short of breathtaking.” Egnyte for Construction and Engineering empowers C&E organizations to: Limit exorbitant deferrals on the place of work, utilizing record storing to keep up availability to basic computerized archives even in low (or no) data transmission conditions; Give secure, far off admittance to huge documents (e.g., Revit, AutoCAD, VR/AR) for dispersed workers, customers, subtrades, and accomplices; Empower a consistent encounter on versatile customers (telephones and tablets) for simple, cutting edge admittance to drawings, punch records, quality, wellbeing, and other basic documentation; Moderate danger by getting and observing important and touchy substance progressively, and guaranteeing significant report maintenance and cancellation commitments are met, across undertakings, districts, and cloud applications. What's more, Egnyte for Construction and Engineering gives groups one bound together report library across a broad gathering of the business' driving computerized applications, including Procore, Bluebeam, and Smartvid.io, just as level efficiency apparatuses like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Slack. As per David Pratt, Director of Corporate and Operational Technology at Robins and Morton, one of the nation's driving expert manufacturers of new clinics and medical services offices, Egnyte's combinations with their current application stack is basic to the accomplishment of their tasks.

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Eco Wave Power Receives Final Engineering Coordination Permit for EWP-EDF One Project Cement Works and Floaters Installation

Eco Wave Power | February 08, 2021

In a huge administrative achievement, Eco Wave Power is satisfied to report that today it got the designing coordination license from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa required for the concrete works and establishment of ten floaters for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel. This license permits Eco Wave Power to continue with the real establishment of the undertaking in the ocean side of the jetty, which will incorporate concrete works for the barrier's support and the establishment of 10 floaters, on 30 direct meters of a previous embankment inside the port, having an introduced limit of 100 KW. Every floater will have a surface zone of 8.54 square meters. All affable works were arranged and will be directed by Alex Gleizer, a structural architect with 25 years of involvement, executing projects for the Israeli Railway Company, the Israeli Air Force, and the Israeli Electric Company. "I have taken part in multiple energy projects, such as a 495MW traditional power station in 2012 and a pumped storage hydroelectricity project in the Gilboa in Israel in 2017, but Eco Wave Power's wave energy technology is definitely the most unique and innovative project that I have taken part in. I am very excited to take part in this project by supervising the execution of the civil works in a safe and reliable manner," said Alex Gleizer. "We are delighted to announce this milestone, which is a final engineering coordination permit that enables us to continue with the cement works and floaters' installation portion of our works, and is bringing us one step closer to deploying our second grid-connected wave energy power station. Due to the onshore nature of the Eco Wave Power technology, the cement and floaters installation works will be straightforward and will not involve any ships, divers, underwater cables or underwater moorings, which are known to be extremely expensive and complex. All works will be performed from the land side, using standard equipment such as cranes, thus reinforcing the cost-effectiveness of the Eco Wave Power technology, in comparison to offshore solutions," said Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power. The works, which will be executed by means of a sub-worker for hire, are relied upon to be finished in the forthcoming months. The EWP-EDF One venture is executed as a team with EDF Renewables IL and co-subsidizing from the Israeli Energy Ministry.

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Ardurra Group, Inc. Acquires Fulghum, MacIndoe & Associates, Inc.

Ardurra Group,Inc | October 12, 2021

Ardurra Group, Inc. (Ardurra) has acquired and merged with Fulghum, MacIndoe & Associates, Inc. (FMA)., a water/civil engineering and construction management firm.Ardurra Group is an Engineering News-Record Top 500 firm providing consulting and engineering services to public and private entities throughout the United States. With the addition of FMA, Ardurra further expands its presence in the Southeast by adding Tennessee to its locations.FMA will operate as FMA, an Ardurra Group Company, from its office in Knoxville, TN. "FMA’s core values, which include integrity, teamwork, hard work, on time, mastering your craft, having fun, and no drama, were values that resonated with us. This is completely in-line with our culture and core mission. This addition to the Ardurra family solidifies our Southeast presence and complements our service offerings.” -Ardurra’s President & CEO, Ernesto Aguilar Billy Fulghum, FMA Co-Founder adds, “This is a great opportunity for us to grow and expand our opportunities and capabilities. We are proud to join the Ardurra family! “FMA’s alignment with the Ardurra’s team is spot on! Their approach to collaboration and diverse resources enable FMA to immediately enhance its internal and external capabilities while providing a continued focus on staff growth and professional development. We’re very excited to join the Ardurra Group.” -Mike MacIndoe, FMA Co-Founder Christopher Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at RTC Partners added, “We are excited to add the FMA team to the Ardurra platform. This addition is a fantastic strategic and cultural fit and we look forward to building on our national presence with their experience and strong track record of success. Ardurra Group, Incoperates as a portfolio company of RTC Partners, LP. RTC Partners is a New York-based private equity firm that partners with managers of middle market companies to unlock growth opportunities. Further information is available at www.rtcpartners.com.

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