Symbolic railway bridge replaced with world-first network arch bridge
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by Luke Carothers
6h ago
Smart solution for moving the complete structure saves time and minimizes disruption Built more than 100 years ago, and connecting Western and Eastern Europe, the Oder Bridge on the German-Polish border in Küstrin has since been seen as a symbol of Europe coming together. Over time, as bridges get used by heavy transport, they need replacing, and for such a historic railway bridge a special replacement was designed which was to be carried out with minimal disruption to the rail network. The new Oder Bridge is an innovation – a network arch bridge with carbon hangers: its sleek, light and soft ..read more
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Crafting Clarity
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by Luke Carothers
1d ago
From The Zweig Letter By Jeremy Clarke, Director of Executive Search & Recruitment, Zweig Group Job descriptions need radical simplification for authenticity, brevity, and impact in attracting top talent. The saying “familiarity breeds contempt” is certainly true, but I’d like to offer an additional dimension to that old line for the purpose of this article: “Familiarity breeds complacency.” Which is to say, what is familiar to us breeds laziness into us. I don’t mind telling you, I think we as human beings prefer familiarity for that very reason. We seem content doing what is familiar to ..read more
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Buried Civil 3D tools: Surface Working Plane
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by Luke Carothers
4d ago
By Leo Lavayen, Civil Applications Expert Civil 3D installs with many tools that are not loaded by default, some of these can be found in the Program Files directory:  C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2024\C3D\Sample\Civil 3D API. In that directory many subfolders can be found with fun tools.  Let explore ONE of the many hidden treasures: Surface Working Plane.  It is an incredible tool that make creating simple temporary planer surfaces easy. I worked with the technical guy that helped in the creation of a grading routine over a decade ago that Autodesk then added to Civil 3D ..read more
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Henderson Building Solutions Celebrates 10 Years with Record $74M in Revenue
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by Bree Sikes
5d ago
National Design-Build Firm Achieves Record 135% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth and Appoints New Executive Management Team at 10-Year Milestone LENEXA, Kan. — Henderson Building Solutions, a national design-build construction management and commissioning firm, proudly announces a revenue milestone and new leadership as the firm reaches 10 years of operations. Established in 2013, Henderson Building Solutions ended 2023 with $74 million in gross annual revenue, a 135% year-over-year revenue increase and record for the firm, which is a sister company of national building systems design firm&n ..read more
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Bowman Acquires Midwest Transportation and Bridge Design firm Speece Lewis Engineers
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by Bree Sikes
5d ago
Reston, VA – Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “Bowman”) (NASDAQ: BWMN), a national engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop, and maintain the built environment, today announced the acquisition of Speece Lewis Engineers (“Speece Lewis”), a transportation, bridge design, surveying and hydraulics focused engineering firm based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 1974, Speece Lewis has been supporting the improvement of infrastructure throughout the midwestern United States through quality engineering, committed customer service, and in ..read more
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SYMETRI LAUNCHES NAVIATE ZERO, ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN WITH INNOVATIVE, GREEN TECHNOLOGY
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by Bree Sikes
5d ago
Addresses the urgent need for enhanced sustainable practices, reduced embodied carbon and CO2 emissions in the AECO and manufacturing industries Nashua, NH – Symetri, part of Addnode Group, and a leading global provider of design and engineering technology solutions and consultancy services, announces the launch of Naviate Zero, a specialized solution to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency for the architecture, engineering, construction, owner (AECO) and manufacturing industries. In line with the company’s long-standing dedication to sustainability, Naviate Zero is an innovative Autod ..read more
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Trimble Introduces Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers
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by Bree Sikes
6d ago
New version of Trimble’s next-generation paving control platform for smoother, more precise paving surfaces extends the functionality to an additional machine type WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the availability of the Trimble® Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers, extending the functionality of Trimble’s next-generation, 3D paving control system. Trimble Roadworks for Mills and Cold Planers runs on an Android operating system and enables operators to precisely control cutting dept ..read more
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Newforma Konekt Launches Procore Connector, a Seamless Integration for AECO Coordination and Contract Administration 
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by Bree Sikes
6d ago
BOSTON, Mass. — Newforma, the leader in Project Information Management (PIM) software for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) worldwide, is thrilled to announce the release of the Newforma Konekt Procore Connector, a powerful integration that seamlessly bridges the gap between the recently released web-based, cloud-hosted Newforma Konekt platform and the Procore contract administration platform.  The Newforma Konekt Procore Connector empowers Procore users by facilitating direct communication with Newforma Konekt for the efficient review of submittals and RFIs by the des ..read more
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Ten qualities we all want in our PMs
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by Luke Carothers
6d ago
From The Zweig Letter: By Mark Zweig If you take an honest look at people who are really good project managers, you’ll find they have some specific personality traits and abilities that lead to their success. The owners of practically every AEC firm we talk to or work with tell us that they are trying to have better project managers. You don’t have to be a genius to understand that if you do projects as your primary source of income for your business, you are going to want to have capable project managers – it’s how you make your money. Plus, you want to end up with a happy repeat client after ..read more
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Esh Construction introduces industry-changing National Underground Asset Register on site with Northumbrian Water
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by Bree Sikes
1w ago
The digital mapping system is being implemented on projects delivered through the Repairs and Maintenance Framework with Northumbrian Water Group. Esh Construction has showcased the latest in UK digital mapping innovations on site after helping to shape the technology’s development with Northumbrian Water Group (NWG). The National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) was created by the Geospatial Commission to digitally map data on underground power cables and utility services across the UK. Clive Surman-Wells, Innovation Partnerships Manager at Northumbrian Water Group, initiated the concept dur ..read more
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