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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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    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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    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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    DRONES REACHING NEWER HORIZONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

    Drones are increasing in popularity every passing year as more and more people are using it for various different purposes. It has come a long way since it was first introduced during the 1st World War, when these models were launched by catapult or flown using radio control. It was, as a matter of fact, …

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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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    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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