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June 23, 2022

The Infrastructure Construction Jobs Trend

Historically, construction jobs pay well, and workers can have the satisfaction of building something lasting. The $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed in November 2021 will reportedly add ...

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June 13, 2022

Moving from 2D to BIM – Doing and Becoming Something New

Computer-aided design (CAD) has enriched the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, enhancing productivity way beyond the potential that existed with manually produced paper drawings. The built world is more ...

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June 8, 2022

Things You Can Do Today for More Sustainable Construction

Construction sites are increasingly “green” from a sustainable perspective. This is partly due to consumer demand but also due to the energy, materials and money savings companies can achieve by ...

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June 6, 2022

Finding Your ROI During BIM Adoption

When your company transitions to building information modeling (BIM), it’s natural to want to justify the disruptions, time, money, and planning that have been invested. You want to see a ...

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May 26, 2022

How Construction is Becoming More Sustainable

A 2021 Forbes.com article stated, “Environmental sustainability and the energy-intensive construction industry don’t often go hand-in-hand.” It’s true the industry consumes raw materials and natural resources and generates carbon emissions, ...

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May 25, 2022

How BIM Interoperability is Affecting AEC Companies

Twenty-plus years ago, architects, engineers and construction (AEC) contractors that dared to automate had their chosen software and their own inhouse routines that the default “computer guru” developed to keep ...

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May 24, 2022

Manufacturing: Your Digital Factory

When it comes to commissioning a factory, the details are critical. They can lead to success or setbacks. It’s vitally important to use tools that give you the best chance ...

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May 17, 2022

How BIM Helps Design Stakeholders with Sustainability

Sustainability in construction arises from weaving together environmental performance, financial efficiency and social responsibility. Data generated during the building information modeling (BIM) process is used as the foundation for sustainability. ...

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May 9, 2022

Combining Robotics with Modular Construction to Address the Labor Shortage

Fewer people entering the labor force are joining the construction industry, while a substantial number of seasoned workers are reaching the point of retirement. This inopportune coincidence, as recounted in ...

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May 6, 2022

Using Phase-Change Materials for Sustainable Building Envelopes

As demand increases for sustainable buildings, researchers around the world are looking into materials and methods to expand thermal energy options. From the industry that brought us thermal mass floors ...

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May 5, 2022

Applied Software Joins Graitec BIMUp Global Digital Conference

The fourth annual Graitec BIMUp Global Digital Conference will be held online May 10-12, 2022. With the theme “How to Model a More Sustainable World,” the conference focuses on content ...

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April 27, 2022

3 Ways Architects Can Influence Carbon Emissions in Construction

Carbon dioxide molecules are a necessary constituent of Earth’s atmosphere and can originate from decomposition, respiration and ocean releases by the oxygen breathing creatures that inhabit it. It’s when the ...

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