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ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction

ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction | Cool Construction Stuff | Scoop.it
McGraw-Hill Construction ENR is the bible of the construction industry, providing news and features about projects, products and people in construction, architecture and engineering.
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Atul Khanzode, DPR's director of virtual design and construction, says the technology has huge potential benefits to the industry. "It moves us more toward lean and doing more tasks virtually,"

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How Skanska Uses Building Information Modeling to Design Better Buildings

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As the usage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to support green building increases, the benefits become ever more apparent.

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Construction jobs not growing as much as you'd think - Sacramento Business Journal

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Construction jobs not growing as much as you'd think
Sacramento Business Journal
Compared to a year earlier, construction jobs in the Sacramento region grow by a mere one percent in March.
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So many mixed Reviews!  What direcrtion are we heading? I guess it depends on where you live...

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Dallas leads US metro areas in construction job growth - Dallas Morning News

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Dallas leads US metro areas in construction job growth
Dallas Morning News
The Dallas area led the nation's metropolitan areas in construction job gains in March, according to data released Wednesday by an industry trade group.
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BIM, Augmented Reality and Collaboration

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The use of 3D models and handheld devices, coupled with augmented reality technology, has the potential to enable a site operator, engineer, or maintenance technician to better understand advanced modeling data. In addition, it will allow these personnel to work in a more direct and intuitive way than they would with written instructions or electronic manuals.


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Too many products add AR as purely just a "feature" (what a waste)..

AR needs to enable something new, an improved use case or a new workflow. Know and understand your customer use cases. Ask the question, how can AR help? 

This is a great example of using AR to show where temporary works (eg: site hoardings, barriers, etc) would be located in a train station.

Don't add a feature, solve a need instead. Well done COMIT + Fiatech + NetworkRail

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Mobile Collaboration Study and Report linked to this article.

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BIM, augmented reality and collaboration

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The use of 3D models and handheld devices, coupled with augmented reality technology, has the potential to enable a site operator, engineer, or maintenance technician to better understand advanced modeling data. In addition, it will allow these personnel to work in a more direct and intuitive way than they would with written instructions or electronic manuals.


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Jed Fisher's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:30 AM

Too many products add AR as purely just a "feature" (what a waste)..

AR needs to enable something new, an improved use case or a new workflow. Know and understand your customer use cases. Ask the question, how can AR help? 

This is a great example of using AR to show where temporary works (eg: site hoardings, barriers, etc) would be located in a train station.

Don't add a feature, solve a need instead. Well done COMIT + Fiatech + NetworkRail

Ray Howard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:15 AM

Mobile Collaboration Study and Report linked to this article.

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Case Studies | Bentley Supports Integrated Project Delivery for High Performance Building Construction

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Integrated Project Delivery in Practice
Many of our users have been using BIM and IPD on some truly wonderful projects. It's not easy to improve the world. These are some of the best at it.

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Bay State construction jobs grew in March - Boston Business Journal (blog)

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Bay State construction jobs grew in March Boston Business Journal (blog) Construction employment increased in 152 out of 339 metropolitan areas between March 2012 and March 2013, declined in 126 and was stagnant in 61, Associated General...
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MA like TX (two very different construction cultures) is growing...

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http://www.constructionscope.net/

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Lists U.S. based local construction Businesses and contractors with reviews and maps.


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A fun way to know whats going on...

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March Caps 10 Months of Construction Employment Gains. What’s next?

March Caps 10 Months of Construction Employment Gains. What’s next? | Cool Construction Stuff | Scoop.it
Construction added 18,000 jobs last month, driving industry unemployment down to 14.7 percent according to the recently released Jobs Report. It was the 10th consecutive month of increases in const...
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Infographic: Modular vs. Traditional Construction

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Before you start planning your next construction project, here's an infographic that may help you determine which building method is right for you. Click on the image to see the full-size version E...

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FPS embraces BIM | Construction News | The Construction Index

FPS embraces BIM | Construction News | The Construction Index | Cool Construction Stuff | Scoop.it
The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has set up a working group to help its members embrace Building Information Modelling (BIM) .
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