Generative Design Proves that The Future is Now for Engineers

Interesting Engineering | February 17, 2020

Generative design takes an approach towards engineering that we’ve never seen before in the digital realm. It replicates an evolutionary approach to design, considering all of the necessary characteristics. Couple this with high-performance computing and the cloud, and you’re left with capabilities that engineers never thought they would have. The way in which engineers design is being brought into question with new generative design tools. If you’re an engineer and haven’t seen your workflows altered yet, prepare for the coming future. The onset of practical artificial intelligence algorithms has enabled the possibility of mainstream generative design tools. That means engineers can create thousands of design options inherent to their digital design and choose which design meets their needs to the fullest. From here, you can solve manufacturability constraints and ultimately build better products.

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ENGINEERING TECH

DreamHome Remodeling & Builders in San Jose Turns Your Dream Home Into Reality

DreamHome Remodeling | May 31, 2022

DreamHome Remodeling & Builders is a locally-owned and operated company with a highly experienced team of contractors in San Jose, California. The mission of the company is to help homeowners obtain their dream homes. For many, those dreams can seem very far away, but DreamHome Remodeling & Builders believes otherwise. We are happy to announce that we are celebrating another great year of remodeling and constructing homes for residents in the San Jose area. “Right from the initial meeting, clients know our team of home builders is there to serve them, their family, and their dreams. We’re not looking to make anyone a cookie-cutter home, but instead to use our skills and experience to deliver a custom result to each individual homeowner.” DreamHome Remodeling & Builders The team at DreamHome believes your current home can be transformed into what you’ve always envisioned. The only work you have to do is contact their team for a free consultation. From there, they’ll do all the work, including design, permits, materials, demolition, construction, and cleanup. Choose this talented and experienced team for your next home remodeling or building project. DreamHome Remodeling & Builders offers a full suite of home remodeling and construction services such as: New Construction Homes If you can’t find your dream home in San Jose or transforming your existing home isn’t possible, ask DreamHome Remodeling to build it from the ground up. Building your home can match your dream exactly because it’s customized directly to your preferences. DreamHome Remodeling & Builders has an in-house design team comprised of an architect and engineer. They work together with you to develop a design you fall in love with and have always wanted. Home Additions Over time, your family is bound to grow. This doesn’t mean you have to move into a larger home. You can expand upon your existing home with a home addition. DreamHome Remodeling has experience building upon existing homes through a number of different methods: room addition, second-story addition, room conversion, garage conversion, or second-story garage addition. The team at DreamHome believes your current home can change alongside your family. Complete Home Remodeling Transform your entire home with DreamHome’s experienced contractors and design team. They can remodel your entire house to match the dream you’ve been longing for. They take you through the design and construction process smoothly. Your project manager also handles all the necessary paperwork and requirements, such as ordering materials, applying for permits, and scheduling inspections. They are truly your one-stop-shop. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Add an ADU to your home to assist in reducing the housing crisis in California. DreamHome Remodeling & Builders helps homeowners design and construct ADUs from the ground up and according to their personality. They can develop accessory dwelling units within your home via a room conversion or build attached or detached ADUs. The opportunities are nearly endless when you work with DreamHome.

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ENGINEERING TECH

Tamarack Grove Engineering Selects Unanet for CRM to Help Manage Customer Pipeline

Unanet | May 26, 2022

Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, announced today that Tamarack Grove Engineering, a leading structural engineering and design firm with more than 2,500 projects each year throughout North America, has selected Unanet CRM AEC. Tamarack Grove expects Unanet CRM to enable widespread collaboration across project teams that will grow the business by potentially doubling their current customers and prospects. Tamarack Grove Engineering is a Boise-based structural engineering and design firm that specializes in manufacturing, commercial, and facilities markets including fast food restaurants and grocery chains. It also specializes in natural disaster evaluation, restoration, and maintenance for facilities. As a Unanet ERP AE customer for approximately three years, Tamarack Grove found that as they continued to rapidly grow, they needed a CRM solution to effectively manage existing and new client relationships, and provide visibility into the company's project pipeline to help shape strategic direction and understand the resources needed for potential projects. "Unanet ERP had positively transformed our productivity and profitability over the last three years. When we realized that we outgrew our rudimentary CRM system and needed a robust CRM solution, we immediately looked at Unanet, Unanet has already provided huge value to us on the ERP side, and the CRM had received positive reviews from other AEC firms. Now our ERP and CRM tools will be integrated in one, easy-to-access solution and we have a platform that we are all familiar with." Duncan Robertson, director of business development and marketing at Tamarack Grove Engineering Tamarack is implementing its CRM quickly, which is another advantage Unanet offers over competitive products. Once implemented, Unanet will give Tamarack a variety of benefits it needs to succeed in growing its business including the ability to: Simplify and coordinate new leads and existing client data entry and management through Microsoft Outlook Easily scan in the company's vast, incoming new contacts and leads through the business card scanner feature Manage customer relationships and information around projects to effectively direct teams, partners, and resources More than 1,850 architecture, engineering and construction companies like Tamarack Grove Engineering select Unanet ERP and CRM because they have the right mix of functionality and accessibility, while also offering the ability to scale and grow seamlessly. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. About Tamarack Grove Engineering Tamarack Grove Engineering is a Boise-based, leading structural engineering and design firm with more than 2,500 projects throughout North America. The company specializes in manufacturing, commercial, and facilities markets. For more information, visit www.tamarackgrove.com. Founded in 2003, the company's mission is to serve clients by providing responsive, safe and trusted solutions with the highest quality, most dependable engineering and design services while providing an environment for its team members to grow.

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CONSTRUCTION

Extracker to showcase innovative COR communication platform at ENR FutureTech

Extracker | June 03, 2022

Extracker, the construction industry's only change order communication platform, which supercharges manual workflows and connects companies outside of their internal-facing financial software, will exhibit its innovative COR and digital T&M Tag platform at ENR FutureTech, June 8-10 in San Francisco. ENR FutureTech is the construction industry's premier technology forum for connecting with leaders in the construction tech, architecture and engineering spaces. The two-day event will focus on exploring the latest innovations in construction technology. For general contractors, subcontractors and project owners to effectively communicate Change Orders and minimize risks, they need a digital platform that streamlines these processes. As we continue to help the industry make massive efficiency gains, digital CORs and T&M Tags are a way for every stakeholder involved, from project teams to executive leadership, to create, track and share COR data in one place." Cameron Page, founder and CEO of Extracker "Especially in times of tighter margins for the industry, Extracker provides contractors a necessary tool that creates consistency and transparency on project financials, so all stakeholders can stay up-to-date on Change Orders and cost exposure at all times." As a cloud-based software, Extracker helps contractors organize change order communication to speed up processing time, close out extra work faster, and maintain better customer relationships. This year, Extracker has announced several upgrades and integrations that will empower contractors to eliminate unnecessary risks, stay on budget and increase transparency between all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a project. "At Extracker, we are always evolving and finding innovative ways to better equip our customers with the tools they need." Page said. "With our presence at ENR, we want to show Innovation and IT leaders that Change Orders don't have to cause headaches or waste time. They can be finished in real time and with greater accuracy with the click of a button." About Extracker Extracker's mission is to help the commercial construction industry get extra work processed and closed faster in order to reduce risk, waste less time, and increase transparency. This is done through the industry's only Change Order Communication Platform, which supercharges extremely manual workflows and connects companies outside of their internal financial software to resolve change orders in real-time. Along with a collaborative cloud-based log, Extracker includes digital Time and Material Tags, standardized Change Order Templates, trackable Change Notifications, and more, to organize and streamline the process.

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SAFETY AND REGULATION,ENGINEERING TECH

Trimble RTX Integrity Validates Positioning Data Accuracy to Support Safety-Critical Applications

Trimble | August 12, 2022

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today data integrity monitoring for its precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, CenterPoint® RTX Fast. The Trimble RTX Integrity™ monitoring system is an innovative, patented solution, built in direct response to client requirements for production-ready applications. It continuously validates the reliability of correction data processed by the network, which is broadcast to users in the agriculture, geospatial, construction and automotive industries, ensuring positioning data is right the first time. Through a unique two-step process, the Trimble RTX Integrity system verifies the integrity of GNSS data received from satellites and filters faulty information in the network server before the data is broadcast. A secondary post-broadcast check is conducted on the entire data transmission process where additional errors may be detected and removed. The integrity monitoring system is fully automated and reacts in seconds to detect, isolate and block faulty data to provide even more highly accurate and reliable positioning. Trimble RTX Integrity is comprised of independent monitoring stations strategically positioned across RTX Fast networks in the United States, southern Canada and across Europe. These stations continuously monitor data output during multiple stages of the Trimble RTX positioning process. Any suspicious satellite data is removed during the integrity protection process and positioning is calculated using only validated data. Trimble Alloy™ GNSS reference receivers power the independent monitoring stations using redundant internet connectivity for added reliability. To date, no other positioning network offers the same level of data integrity validation across such expansive, contiguous geographies. Trimble RTX Integrity monitoring system was developed in accordance with Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination (ASPICE) and ISO 26262 automotive safety standards, making it easy to integrate into major automotive manufacturers' autonomous driving systems. Trimble RTX Integrity can also be used by Trimble's customers in the agriculture, geospatial and construction industries to ensure correction stream integrity and reliability for applications such as machine control and high-accuracy surveying applications. "Trimble remains committed to exceeding expectations by providing accurate corrections to our customers to support safety-critical and other day-to-day applications, Implementing additional checks and balances to ensure our data is authenticated, trustworthy and accurate is of paramount importance to maintaining the integrity of our RTX network and instilling confidence with our users that the data is correct." -Patricia Boothe, SVP of autonomy, Trimble. About Trimble Autonomy: Trimble Autonomy delivers leading positioning and orientation technology to major industrial markets worldwide. This approach to autonomy is built on decades of engineering expertise, system intelligence and field-proven solutions, covering billions of acres and millions of miles. Trimble's autonomous technology enables advanced action in any environment, designed to meet the unique needs of our customers no matter where they are on their autonomy journey. 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.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - the automation of complex processes that replaces humans through the implementation of advanced software - is transforming the future of back-office processes. Businesses across the board are realizing that RPA is the next significant digital transformation that will enable employees to stop working on repetitive tasks.

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