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    IS OUR EARTH GETTING HEAVIER WITH THE INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION

    Mankind is at the cusp of its game when we talk about technology and construction. Look at some of the amazing things that we have accomplished in construction in just a few years. A world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, weighing about 500,000 tons, or The Palace of the Parliament in …

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    SIX BENEFITS OF MODELLING YOUR WELDS MORE ACCURATELY

    It is probably safe to say that sadly, the majority of users still indicate welds on drawings using manually created weld marks. So you might ask, why would I want to model accurate welds? The first and foremost reason is Quantities – accurate model welds can give instant and accurate quantities, for planning or for …

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    TOP 3 TOOLS IN TEKLA STRUCTURES 2018i THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

    Trimble, in the past years has acquired many leading establishments that play a vital role in the construction ecosystem, in efforts to fill all the gaps possible in becoming the leading provider of end to end technological solutions globally, for the construction industry. One of its most successful acquisition was Tekla Software because of which, …

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    MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE: BEHIND THE SCENES

    At the 4th annual Trimble Construction Summit Middle East, held on 18 September 2018, Denis McNelis, Engineering Manager, BAM Higgs & Hill spoke about the complexities involved in building The Museum of the Future, Dubai. Give us a bit of background on your role as engineering manager for the Museum of the Future. The catalyst …

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    THE VALUE OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING FOR STEEL DETAILERS

    Structural steel detailing is a crucial aspect of the construction lifecycle and is used for residential and commercial buildings as well as factories, towers offshore, marine etc. Because it plays such an important role in the construction lifecycle, everyone from fabricators, engineers, architects to contractors, are connected and affected by this process. This is the …

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    PRE-ENGINEERED AND MODULAR BUILDINGS: KNOW YOUR BUILDING TERMS

    Pre-engineered Buildings When people refer to a pre-engineered building (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 from all sources and manufacturing methods that can efficiently satisfy a wide …

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    THE VARIOUS DIMENSIONS OF BIM EXPLAINED

    Most of us, even the ones not from the construction industry, are aware of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Nonetheless, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions of BIM is what some people find it difficult to get their head around. As exciting as it sounds, these ‘dimensions’ have nothing to do with SpaceTime, or …

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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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