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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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