Construction

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL PRACTICE

October 12, 2022

Building a successful whitepaper
There is a revolution underway in the design and construction industry with digital fabrication, modular construction, 3D printing of building components (and even buildings), and robotics playing a larger role in every aspect of the construction process. The instructions for these buildings are evolving from paper-based documentation to digital information that is both human and machine-readable.

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Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure Facilities

whitePaper | August 2, 2022

The purpose of the Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure Facilities (TDR) document is to provide architects, engineers, contractors, client groups, facility administrators and operators involved in designing and building facilities with a comprehensive set of requirements. The requirements have been developed by Alberta Infrastructure Technical Services and Procurement Branch by consolidating best practices information, from the position of knowledgeable owner, as well as national and international subject matter experts. They are based on components and systems which have proven to be reliable and efficient, to meet the needs of the users, and to have acceptable life cycle costs. The requirements are intended as a minimum for planning new facilities and renovating and operating existing facilities. Innovative designs, products, systems and technology are encouraged after thorough evaluation of potential benefits and risks, value analysis and life cycle cost. Early and regular involvement by Technical Services staff is recommended when proposing alternatives.

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Engineering Design, Simulation, and Shape Optimization

whitePaper | April 11, 2022

In this whitepaper, specialists from Onshape, SimScale, and ESTECO cover the implementation of a design-simulateoptimize workflow relying on tools built on the latest cloud computing and optimization technologies, applied to the design of a centrifugal fluid pump.

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Going Digital in Construction Sector: One Step at a Time

whitePaper | February 25, 2020

Globalization has driven the use of digital technologies across all industries. While many sectors have adopted the changes as feasible, several are yet to leverage the opportunities arising out of the same. According to different studies, the construction industry is also catching up, albeit slowly, in the drive to leverage the benefits of cloud, Blockchain, IoT, analytics, Big Data, Drones etc.

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Advancing Digital Safety: A Framework to Align Global Action

whitePaper | June 29, 2021

The paper invites governments, industry, academia and civil society to drive collective action through the newly launched Global Coalition for Digital Safety.

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Current Issues in Procurement of Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Management Services

whitePaper | February 19, 2020

Government Code Sections 4525 define a qualifications-based selection process where public entities may consider the price of proposed services in the procurement. This process was previously a three-step process starting with advertising for statements of qualifications, then developing a short list, and then requesting proposals from the short list to include resumes, comments on the contract, and price considerations if relevant; but is now often a four-step process, with the last step of negotiating sequentially with the most qualified firms.

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INTERNET OF THINGS IN CONSTRUCTION

whitePaper | February 27, 2022

The term Internet of Things has become increasingly popular over the last few years, although it has actually existed for a long time, i.e., going back many years. It is probably one of the most talked about technological developments in the construction industry at the moment. But how far away are we from actually using and benefiting from the Internet of Things in construction? How complex is it and what can you do with it? Or perhaps how do you get ready for it if the Internet of Things is to change the industry considerably in the coming years?

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RDK Engineers is a specialized mechanical and electrical engineering firm offering a spectrum of engineering services - total building systems solutions. We are one of the region’s leading MEP specialty firms.

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