Engineering, medicine, and science combine at the 2019 Blast Injury Conference

Imperial College London | July 17, 2019

The event at Imperial College London welcomed 220 delegates from ten countries, as well as His Royal Highness Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex, who visited as a friend of the Centre after officially opening it in 2013. The Duke was greeted by Centre Director Professor Anthony Bull, Imperial President Professor Alice Gast, Provost Professor Ian Walmsley, and Admiral of the Fleet, The Lord Boyce. Blast injuries are often associated with military personnel in war zones, but in today’s style of indiscriminate warfare they increasingly affect civilians and children by way of land mines, terrorist attacks, and abandoned unexploded devices.

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Community engagement has long been a part of Johnson Electric's company culture. Junior Engineer was first organized in 2016 as an annual initiative to nurture future generations of engineers and instill a love of engineering among children. Click on the video to know more about the making of the program in 2018.

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Community engagement has long been a part of Johnson Electric's company culture. Junior Engineer was first organized in 2016 as an annual initiative to nurture future generations of engineers and instill a love of engineering among children. Click on the video to know more about the making of the program in 2018.

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Autodesk Construction Cloud Global Focus Expands with ISO 19650 Compliant Workflows

Autodesk | June 07, 2021

Autodesk, Inc. announced a new series of workflows for Autodesk Construction Cloud that can help customers comply with ISO 19650, a global design and construction information management standard. These new workflows offer a robust set of tools to define a structured and standardized process for publishing, sharing, and storing project information. Global customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now also choose to primarily store their project data in Europe – a common customer request for projects in the region. Standardization across the construction industries allows teams to build more efficiently and create more vital collaboration among all project and company stakeholders. ISO 19650 was introduced to ensure firms meet specific requirements, including standard naming conventions often defined by each country, and calls for project data to be stored and managed in particular ways. The uniformity helps teams streamline processes, become more efficient, and create a safer, more secure, and more predictable approach to data governance. New workflows to support ISO 19650 Designed and developed in close collaboration with Autodesk customers, new workflows within Autodesk Construction Cloud empower teams to efficiently configure, organize and distribute documents across the project lifecycle to support ISO 19650 requirements. Specifically, customers can: •Preview and enforce naming standards: teams can now create, manage and implement naming standards across project files to ensure all file names align with standardizations set forth by the project team. Document controllers can quickly get started with a standard naming template to create and enforce the project naming standard. •Validate the naming standard: users can automate file uploads and ensure the files conform with a project’s naming standard to help teams comply with ISO 19650. •Identify non-conforming files and place them in a Holding Area: when a mix of files are uploaded to a destination folder, some files may not conform to the enforced naming standard. The Holding Area allows files with conforming names to be uploaded and automatically moves non-conforming files to a Holding Area to continue the validation and upload process. •Increase efficiency with integrations: users can also leverage native naming standard integrations across Revit, AutoCAD, and Desktop Connector to enforce standards across project phases. Regional project data storage in Europe Autodesk customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, BIM Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now choose to store their project data in Europe primarily. Customers often request both ISO 19650 compliance and data storage proximity on European projects. By providing customers with the option to primarily store project data in Europe and new workflows targeted at helping companies comply with ISO 19650 measures, Autodesk empowers construction teams throughout the world to stay competitive during the bidding process. Autodesk Docs will be available as a standalone subscription. Autodesk also announced today it would be releasing Autodesk Docs as a standalone purchase option within the next several weeks. Autodesk Docs is the centralized data management platform that underpins Autodesk Construction Cloud. Previously, Autodesk Docs was included with any subscription for Autodesk Construction Cloud and the AEC Collection. Teams will then be able to leverage the power of Autodesk’s common data environment with Autodesk Docs as a standalone solution to create a single source of truth across the project lifecycle. About Autodesk Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Suppose you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film. In that case, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

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Civil Engineering Firm MFS Consulting Engineers & Surveyor, DPC Acquires GEOD Corporation

MFS Consulting Engineers & Surveyor | October 06, 2021

MFS Consulting Engineers & Surveyor, DPC (MFS Engineers & Surveyors), a multidiscipline, MBE/DBE/SBE-certified civil engineering firm, announced today that it has acquired GEOD Corporation (GEOD), a provider of aerial photogrammetry / LIDAR mapping, land survey, subsurface utility markout, and 3D laser-scanning services. GEOD, which has been in operation for 60 years and has developed a reputation for the quality and accuracy of its services within the A/E/C industry, will continue to operate under its own brand as a subsidiary of MFS. All GEOD employees and leadership are being retained and GEOD will continue to maintain its offices in Newfoundland, New Jersey, while providing synergistic services with MFS. MFS offers to clients a range of civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering and construction management services. The GEOD acquisition augments MFS's well-established land survey division, enabling it to serve customers more fully by expanding its survey capabilities to include aerial mapping / photogrammetry and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) markout, and by more than doubling its team of survey professionals. GEOD benefits by being part of a cross-discipline solutions design team that allows clients to receive engineering, surveying, and construction services from a single source. Additionally, MFS's status as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) will enable GEOD to soon achieve these certifications as well, enabling it greater access to government contracting opportunities. According to Allied Market Research, the global AEC market is predicted to reach $15.84 billion by 2028. "We're excited to incorporate GEOD's capabilities with our own as we continue to grow our business,GEOD's offerings and professional team are a great fit with our continual mission of providing high-quality services to clients. We look forward to continuing to serve GEOD's client base as well as our own through both the MFS and GEOD brands, and to jointly explore new market sectors." -Michael Mudalel, PE, Principal Engineer and Managing Partner of MFS Engineers & Surveyors. MFS is known for its exceptional ability to manage large, cross-disciplinary projects that combine engineering, surveying, and construction management services," said John Emilius, Business Development Manager at GEOD Corporation. "The two firms are highly complementary to one another. Moving under the MFS helm will benefit our current and future clients by enabling us to deliver a broad range of A/E/C services and capabilities under a single umbrella for even greater efficiencies. The acquisition of GEOD by MFS makes it one of the largest survey service providers in New Jersey and New York. About MFS Engineers & Surveyors MFS is an MBE/DBE/SBE-certified, multidiscipline civil engineering and design consulting firm that provides personalized services and solutions to meet the needs of its diverse clients. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and has branch offices in New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. MFS provides site-civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering, as well as land survey and construction management services. The firm has been on NJBiz's list of "Best Places to Work" for six consecutive years and is currently ranked at no. 76 on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 New York Design Firms.

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French Railway Authority SNCF Réseau Bases Enterprise Common Data Environment on Trimble Collaboration Software

Trimble Construction | December 22, 2021

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that SNCF Réseau, the French railway authority, has selected an integrated solution of Trimble® Quadri and Trimble Connect® software to serve as the central system within its Enterprise Common Data Environment (CDE) for Building Information Modeling (BIM) models for the next three years. The integration of the Quadri BIM collaboration software and Trimble Connect collaboration software will enable planners, designers, construction teams and project owners to share information and streamline data workflows.Trimble Quadri and Trimble Connect are ideal solutions to address the data requirements of railway construction and building construction and to prepare for the maintenance and operation phases. The combined solutions address building construction and infrastructure projects and are designed to facilitate teamwork between key stakeholders and allow teams to share project information continuously as it federates all company data into one consolidated and integrated system (the CDE). This increases productivity and quality and facilitates project information access from anywhere and at any time. SNCF manages the largest high-speed rail in Europe of over 30,000 kilometers and manages a large portfolio of greenfield (network extension) and brownfield (network modernization) projects. The corporate CDE will provide digital continuity across all design and construction phases, and prepare BIM data models for operation & maintenance phases and is expected to enhance the overall company performance. Under the new three-year contract, SNCF Réseau will be using the Trimble solutions in a broad range of use cases covering the entire project lifecycle—from design and construction to operations and maintenance—within its IT environment. Sharing project data across teams helps reduce the risk of data loss and closes the gap between engineering design tools and systems for managing the organization's transportation networks. The SNCF Réseau contract is managed by Trimble Consulting, covering services from a strategic advisory function to setup, implementation and deployment of the Trimble CDE solution across the project's portfolio and across the divisions of the SNCF Group. As part of the agreement, Trimble Consulting will integrate the Trimble software solutions with SNCF Réseau's core information systems and provide training, coaching and support. Trimble Consulting is a global consultancy advisor on advanced technology and integrated project delivery strategy within Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industries with a goal to leverage digital construction and complex project delivery to manage risk and ensure quality, schedule and budget. Teamed with some of the most recognized companies across the globe, Trimble Consulting has delivered over 500 projects with technical, logistical or organizational complexity in a wide range of markets. "A global player like SNCF Réseau is constantly expanding and updating its infrastructure. Railway systems are composed of multiple subsystems with heterogeneous data created using many processes and tools. Having a common data environment that supports collaborative model development for all of our digital assets—from design through project completion and ongoing operation and maintenance, is instrumental in digitizing the railway network efficiently and effectively, The combination of Trimble Quadri and Trimble Connect provides an open common data environment for us to review and manage all assets of a project. It has proven to provide great value both during and after completion of projects, as the model and data collected in project designs and throughout construction play an increasing role in the long-term investment planning for lifecycle costs for the railway." -Judicaël Dehotin, deputy director of SNCF Réseau BIM Program and responsible for operational deployment of BIM on railway projects An open common data environment is instrumental in our strategic roadmap as we aim to establish collaboration between all project actors at the planning, design and construction phases and pave the way towards a digital twin of our infrastructure,said Pierre-Etienne Gautier, director of SNCF Réseau BIM and Digital Continuity Program. "Creating digital models and enriching these consistently through a secure open CDE will also enable us to operate and maintain our infrastructure to the highest standards during its entire lifecycle. "SNCF has chosen Trimble solutions as the cornerstone of their strategy to enhance their infrastructure projects' efficiency. The Quadri and Trimble Connect technologies' ability to enable owners, planners, designers, engineers and contractors to all safely share their discipline-specific models in a single platform, facilitates close-knit and concurrent teamwork between all project stakeholders. All the while using their existing tools, -Nassim Saoud, EMEA director, Trimble Consulting. About SNCF Group SNCF is a global leader in passenger and freight transport services, including management of the French rail network, with revenue of €35.1 billion in 2019. The Group does business in 120 countries and has 275,000 employees, with over half in its core rail business and 60,000 working outside France. SNCF Group works closely with its customers—passengers, local authorities, shippers and railway operators using SNCF Réseau services—and with regional communities, building on its expertise in all aspects of rail and all types of transport to deliver simple, seamless, sustainable solutions for every mobility need. Learn more at: sncf.com. About Trimble Construction Trimble is developing technology, software and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble's innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases and processes. Trimble's Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment. By automating work and transforming workflows, Trimble is enabling construction professionals to improve productivity, quality, transparency, safety sustainability and deliver each project with confidence. Construction.trimble.com and Trimbleconsulting.com. About Trimble Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

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