engineering

10 Positive Construction Trends to Come Out of COVID-19

Source: Trimble Constructible by David Burczyk No one can argue that the global COVID-19 pandemic has been a tragedy on many levels. From loss of life to long-term economic impact, this health crisis will be the source of bitter memories for years to come. However, it’s encouraging to recognize that some positive things have come out of our collective response to this difficult situation. Within the construction industry — historically notorious for being slow to change — COVID-19 has actually revealed an impressive level of resilience and adaptability under very challenging circumstances. Following are 10 positive trends we’re seeing in today’s construction industry that accelerated in response to the pandemic: 10 Positive Construction Trends to Come Out of COVID-19 1. Increased use of offsite prefabrication 2. Using AI-based video analysis to keep jobsites safe 3. Using extended reality to help teams …

10 Positive Construction Trends to Come Out of COVID-19 Read More »

How will BIM evolve in 2021?

Source: BIM Today – BIM News Building information modelling (BIM) is one area where 2020 promised a lot that didn’t materialise as expected, Frank Weiss, senior director of new products at Oracle Construction and Engineering explores how BIM will shift in 2021 The disruption experienced last year by many industries has been unprecedented. In construction, the impact has ranged from ongoing projects being paused, to project starts being delayed, to stalled progress around the evolution of some construction practices. I’ve teamed up with two peers at buildingSMART International – Leon van Berlo, technical director, and Aidan Mercer, marketing director – to explore how BIM will shift in 2021 and how this will help the industry to move forward. By bringing the industry together, buildingSMART plays a critical role in making the challenges, opportunities, and considerations around BIM more visible by facilitating discussion to help drive …

How will BIM evolve in 2021? Read More »

Foth delivered an innovative, multimodal roadway design configuration projected to realize $32 million ROI over the next 25 years.

Bentley Applications Facilitated an Innovative Design Solution Estimated to Save USD 32 Million over 25 Years A Massive Modernization Initiative  Located in the busy community of Cedar Falls, Iowa, University Avenue is a critical two-mile, six-lane divided highway that supports more than 20,000 vehicles per day. The corridor is more than 60 years old with deteriorated pavement and experiences a crash rate 20% higher than the state average. The thoroughfare lacks pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and has exceeded its expected lifespan. With increasing public pressure to improve roadway conditions, as well as to provide nonvehicular access and spur economic growth, the city of Cedar Falls initiated a USD 38.9 million modernization initiative to transform and revitalize the corridor. The project criteria included improving traffic flow and safety, ensuring bicycle and pedestrian access and mobility, providing a “living street” compatible with …

Foth delivered an innovative, multimodal roadway design configuration projected to realize $32 million ROI over the next 25 years. Read More »

BIM Methodology Helps Design the World’s Longest Double-Decker Bridge, Saving Time and Costs

Connecting a Patchwork of Highways When PT. Wijaya Karya (WIKA), an Indonesia-based company that provides construction, mechanical and electrical services to the civil construction industry, was contracted to design the Design and Build Harbour Road 2 Project in North Jakarta, Indonesia, budgeted at USD $530 million, the project team quickly realized that traditional 2D design methods would not deliver the large and complex 8.95-kilometer toll road development on time and within budget. “The total volume of the concrete used in this project is a quarter of that of the Giza pyramid,” said Fery Safaria, engineering manager at WIKA. “The total scale of the project is about four times that of Vatican City.” The project was sorely needed as residents of Ancol and Pluit needed a more efficient way to travel between the cities, with the existing path a frequently congested …

BIM Methodology Helps Design the World’s Longest Double-Decker Bridge, Saving Time and Costs Read More »

To provide you with the best possible user experience, this website uses cookies. To learn more about the cookies we use, please view our Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy. You can disable cookies at any time within your browser settings.