Parametric Modeling Innovates Bridge Design

January 6, 2020

Bridge design is no simple matter. While traditional 3D modeling software is useful for buildings, these structures don’t present the same challenges that bridge design does. Jalpesh Patel, Senior Technical Consultant with Allplan explains why: Buildings are mainly linear, vertical structures with minimal to no obstruction. Bridges, on the other hand, are non-linear, horizontal structures that must weave through obstacles, existing structures, and multiple right-ofway restrictions.

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Advanced Engineering Consultants

Founded in 1998, Advanced Engineering Consultants (AEC) specializes in providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering design services. AEC is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and maintains regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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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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AI Data Engineering Lifecycle Checklist

whitePaper | May 12, 2022

Machine learning is powering most of the recent advancements in artificial intelligence including autonomous systems, computer vision, natural language processing, predictive analytics, and a wide range of applications among the seven patterns of AI. However, in order for these systems to be able to create accurate generalizations, these machine learning systems must be trained on data. The more advanced forms of machine learning, especially deep learning neural networks, require significant amounts of data to be able to create models with acceptable levels of accuracy.

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BUILT ENVIRONMENT – PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PRODUCT COMPETENCE STANDARD

whitePaper | September 15, 2022

The aim of WG12 is to ensure that individuals using or otherwise working with construction products are competent to do so, and can demonstrate their competence to others. WG12 has designed the construction products competence (CPC) core level criteria and methodology as outlined in this white paper.

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The Engineer’s Guide to the Resilient Platform

whitePaper | February 10, 2020

Engineers are facing ever-increasing pressure from business executives to incorporate innovative technologies into their products. The realities of creating new and unexplored concepts, while accounting for more and more smart connected products, and continually adapting to changing market uncertainties, is making it challenging for companies to compete effectively.

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Leveraging Technology in Today’s Construction Market

whitePaper | February 4, 2020

The outlook for the construction industry in 2020 looks promising, with a recent survey undertaken by the Associated General Contractors of America clearly pointing to widespread positive sentiment across the market. With over 680,000 employers and 7,000,000 employees building over $1.3 trillion in structures each year, the industry continues to play an important role in the US economy.

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ACCESS CONTROL AND THE FUTURE OF SMARTBUILDINGS

whitePaper | April 20, 2022

Smart building technology continues to be one of the most exciting and revolutionary developments in the multifamily industry as it streamlines operations and transforms resident, prospect and associate experiences.

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Advanced Engineering Consultants

Founded in 1998, Advanced Engineering Consultants (AEC) specializes in providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology engineering design services. AEC is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and maintains regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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