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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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    IT’S ALL IN THE DETAIL – EFFECTIVE AEC STRUCTURAL SOLUTION FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

    Why BIM? Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a process that involves creating and using an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is changing how buildings, infrastructure, and utilities are planned, designed, built and managed. BIM solutions for structural designers help turn information into insight and deliver business …

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    TO BIM, OR NOT TO BIM? THAT IS THE QUESTION

    Is Building Information Modelling, or BIM, really the next greatest invention after sliced bread? Companies that make use of BIM have reported benefits for scheduling, estimation and risk analysis, more collaborative processes, and better facility management. As it gives developers the opportunity to try out solutions before building the structure on site with a constructional model, …

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    SIMPLIFY YOUR CALCULATIONS: AN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE CHECKLIST

    Every part of a building project is subject to the effects of outside forces like earthquakes, sandstorms, weather changes, wind, to name a few. This is why Structural Engineers have to be proactive and extra vigilant when designing and constructing a structure. Nowadays, most (if not all), structural engineers use 3D integrated structural analysis and …

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    WHAT IS PRECAST AND IN-SITU CONCRETE AND WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU GO FOR?

    In-situ or Cast-in-Place concrete is the concrete usage that forms on-site and is poured directly into those forms. The concrete can either be transported, already mixed in large mixing trucks, or it can be mixed on site and poured into pre-set forms. Precast Concrete, on the other hand, refers to any piece of concrete that …

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    Precast Your Way Out of Trouble: Why Employing Precast Concrete Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea

    Before we get into the GOOD of Precast Concrete, let’s first determine what is precast concrete and what is it used for? As the name suggests, precast concrete is poured and molded over rebar or wire and then cured offsite. This involves pouring concrete into pre-made molds and then cured under ideal conditions within the …

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