Tag archives for: engineering

March 1, 2018

Solving Difficult Design Problems – Interview with Andrew Watts of Newtecnic

Newtecnic is a world leader in the engineering design of ambitious construction projects and building envelope systems. In this interview, Andrew Watts describes how his firm became an international success and how they approach difficult design problems. / continue reading

January 13, 2018

From Data to Business Value

Everybody in construction is talking about digitalization. Markku Moilanen, Executive Director at Ramboll Group, says that it’s just one facet of the industry’s change: “The way we think about design and consulting as businesses could soon become obsolete. Value chains will be reconfigured and new businesses will enter the market.” Existing companies must change, and Ramboll is willing to meet the challenge. / continue reading

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November 5, 2017

Do You Have an Innovation Strategy?

Construction and engineering are among the top five industries ripe for disruption according to research by PwC. Will innovation come from tech companies and startups, or could established firms be proactive? For Granlund, founded in 1960, innovation is a strategic essential and a core competency. / continue reading

September 8, 2017

Developing New BIM Norms for Building Construction – Videos

BuildingSMART Finland has supplemented open building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a project that is a part of the national KIRA-digi program. The project has published its first version of the new norms.

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May 2, 2017

Discussing Parametric Design with Shajay Bhooshan of Zaha Hadid Architects

Robotics, 3D printing, and digital fabrication—these evolving technologies are changing how we design and construct. Looking into the future can surprisingly cause us to rediscover history, as I learned when discussing parametric design with Shajay Bhooshan. / continue reading