infrastructure

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Computational design helps deliver Australia’s largest sustainable tower

3D BIM modelling and a digital twin are supporting the delivery of 6-8 Parramatta Square, part of one of the biggest sustainable urban revitalisation projects in Australia As part of Western Sydney’s urban renewal initiative, the redevelopment of Parramatta Square will revitalise Australia’s second-oldest city centre to create a vibrant, cosmopolitan precinct. The area will span three hectares and offer 290,000 sq m of premium office space and residential, retail and civic facilities. At the heart of this urbanisation effort are 6 & 8 Parramatta Square, with 8 Parramatta Square set to be Australia’s largest commercial tower at 55 storeys and 243m in height. The A$600m iconic project will broaden the city skyline and incorporate cutting-edge, sustainable, world-class design, reflecting the highest standards of global architecture. Award-winning architectural firm Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) is the lead design firm collaborating with …

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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 …

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Bentley Systems Accelerates Focus on Infrastructure Engineering for Digital Cities

The City of Helsinki leveraged Bentley’s reality modeling software to generate a 3D representation of Helsinki as part of its smart city initiative, improving internal services and processes. Advancing BIM and GIS through 4D Digital Twins The Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, presented its new digital cities initiatives, applying digital twins for more efficient city and regional operations and for more connected and resilient infrastructure. Digital twins converge assets’ 4D-surveyed and engineering representations to enable new collaborative digital workflows to serving planners and engineers in public works, utilities, property management and development, and city stakeholders. Digital twin cloud services provide an intuitive and immersive 4D environment converging digital context and digital components with digital chronology …

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A digital replica for Hong Kong Science Park

Digital twin campus initiative drives smart facilities management for Hong Kong Science Park Location of the digital twin: Hong Kong Project team: Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation & Chain Technology Development Completion: 2018 As a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) spearheads the Hong Kong Science Park (HKSP), providing an environment for organisations to foster innovative technology development throughout the region. The HKSP, a campus hosting 350 technology companies located along the Tolo Harbor waterfront, houses 21 state-of-the-art buildings covering 3.5m sq ft and still expanding. The technology clusters contribute to devising innovative solutions for a smart city. It is positioned to be a smart campus that is used by forward-looking smart city initiatives as a test bed and a living lab. “We aim to collect valuable data to …

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Smart cities spending to reach $189 billion in 2023

The latest IDC smart cities spending guide highlights priority areas as resilient energy and infrastructure projects followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation. Singapore will remain the top investor in smart city initiatives, according to IDC’s report Global spending on smart cities initiatives will reach $189.5 billion in 2023, with the top priorities for initiatives cited as resilient energy and infrastructure projects, followed by data-driven public safety and intelligent transportation. According to the latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, these priority areas will account for more than half of all smart cities spending throughout the 2019-2023 forecast. The guide quantifies the expected technology opportunity around smart cities initiatives from a regional and worldwide level. Strategic priorities The guide highlights that the use cases that will experience the most spending over the forecast period are closely aligned with the …

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Going Digital Is No Longer Optional

Cadalyst.com | By: Mark Coates It has now been seven decades since Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern computing and artificial intelligence, wrote, “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’” Turing’s question has now been proven beyond doubt in many fields: In chess, the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue beat former chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1997. In science, the HiSeq X genome-sequencing system can map tens of thousands of human genomes in a year — a task that initially took an army of scientists from 20 universities across the world more than 13 years to complete. In the construction and infrastructure realm, professionals now need to ask these questions: “Do you believe that machines can help you to think better? Do you believe that information and data can help you to work smarter?” What’s the Payoff? As …

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Advancing the Utility of the Future With Connected Data

www.globalenergyworld.com The utility industry has experienced more change over the past decade than it has in over a century of operation. A handful of data points illustrate the historic transformation that is underway and quickly accelerating. According to the IHS Markit Global Power Industry Outlook, just 1% of U.S. power generation came from wind and solar in 2008. By 2018, that number had risen to 9%. IHS projects says it will reach 18% by 2028.   Similar projections about the growth of distributed energy resources (DER) such as rooftop solar, energy efficiency, and battery storage are easy to find. Indeed, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) estimates that the global market for storage will double six times by 2030. For instance, Texas—the largest consumer of coal in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration—has seen wind power generation surpass …

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