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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    3D LASER SCANNING – THE NOW AND THE FUTURE

    The construction industry is getting more and more competitive every day. With evolving technologies and new techniques to complete projects being introduced, we are in an era where even the most complicated of structures, the same ones that took years and years to be completed, are now built within a matter of months. One of …

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