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    TOTAL STATIONS IN BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING

    Building Information Modeling, or BIM for short, is revolutionizing the construction industry by allowing designers and engineers to collaborate on 3D models, filled with huge amounts of accurate and intelligent data. As great as that sounds, the industry is still in the ‘evolving’ stage when it comes to translating this data to the field. Many …

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    THE VALUE OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING TO STEEL DETAILERS

    Structural steel detailing is a crucial aspect of the construction lifecycle that is used for residential and commercial buildings, factories, towers, offshore and, marine, etc. Because it is such a crucial phase in the construction ecosystem, even the slightest error or inaccuracy impacts all the stakeholders involved, from the consultants to the fabricators, to the …

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    KNOW YOUR BUILDINGS: PRE-ENGINEERED Vs. MODULAR BUILDINGS

    Pre-engineered Buildings When people refer to a pre-engineered buildings (PEB), they usually refer to a metal structural building. In structural engineering, a pre-engineered building (PEB) is designed by a PEB supplier or manufacturer, that is fabricated using the best-suited inventory of raw materials that is available and manufacturing methods that can efficiently satisfy a wide range of structural …

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    4 PHASES OF BIM IMPLEMENTATION

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    THESE 5 HABITS ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

    Are you sitting at home right now, or in an office, or anywhere indoors? Look around you, the walls, stairway, entrance, the ceiling; why do you think the ceiling hasn’t fallen on your head yet? The purpose is not to create panic, rather, to make a point. The reason why the walls around you are …

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    4 TIPS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES FOR EPC CONTRACTORS

    EPC Companies tackle huge challenges from bidding, to strategic direction, improving productivity to efficiencies in the project. EPC stands for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and is a prominent form of contracting agreement in the construction industry. The engineering and construction contractor will carry out the detailed engineering design of the project, procure all the equipment and materials …

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    STRUCTURAL STEEL FABRICATION 101 – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    When you are constructing a new residential or commercial building, your most important goal is to make sure you have a rigid foundation for your building. Even though there are many types of fabrication materials available in the construction industry, nothing beats a solid structural steel and for that purpose, we want to talk about …

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    HOW TO BECOME AN ABSOLUTE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SUPERHERO

    Whether you are a construction manager or a general contractor, you are responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of a construction process. A construction manager has an added benefit of being involved in the construction process during the ‘pre-construction’ phase that allows the design team to make more informed decisions. So if there are …

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    SPECTACULAR STRUCTURES: AL-DAR HEAD-QUARTERS

    Voted as the ‘Best Futuristic Design 2008’ by the Building Exchange Conference, the Aldar HQ building stands 121m tall, a 23 storey commercial building, located near the Al Raha Beach development in Abu Dhabi. The Aldar building was the first spherical building in the Middle East, representing a fusion of tradition and modernity, with the …

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    HOW 3D BIM SOFTWARE HAS REVOLUTIONIZED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

    To say that the concrete construction industry, or the overall construction industry for that matter, has changed with advances made in technology is an understatement. Once expensive and time-consuming, construction projects are now happening much more quickly and for a lot less money, thanks to, for the most part, a combination of emerging technologies. One …

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