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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. From tall towers, like The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, weighing about 500,000 tons, or The Palace of the Parliament …

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    10 REASONS WHY ENGINEERS DELIVERING EPC & INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS USE TEKLA STRUCTURES

    Tekla Structures is a building information modeling software that is able to model structures that incorporate all kinds of building materials like steel, concrete, timber, etc. It allows structural drafters and engineers to design structures and all its components in 3D. When people hear about Tekla Structures, some of them think that it’s a software …

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    BENEFITS OF MODELLING YOUR WELDS MORE ACCURATELY

    If you have clicked on this blog post, then perhaps you or someone you know are still using manually creating weld marks. If that is the case, then you already know the number of errors and rework this process has on projects. Then why not go for automated processes for accurate welds? The biggest benefit …

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    TOP 3 TOOLS IN TEKLA STRUCTURES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

    Trimble, in the past years, has acquired many leading establishments that play a vital role in the construction ecosystem. The reason behind this is to fill all the gaps possible in becoming the leading provider of end to end technology solutions globally, for the construction industry. One such acquisition was Tekla, which is a leading …

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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 an engineering manager for the Museum of the Future. The …

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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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    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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