Tag archives for: engineering

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

Sweco Agile Team
December 2, 2015

How Scrum Entered Sweco Structures and Forever Changed the Way They Manage Projects

What happened when an enthusiastic engineer brought scrum – an agile IT project-management framework – to Sweco Finland? A lot of good things, as my interview reveals. / continue reading

October 26, 2015

Construction Innovation News from the North

Many of you know Nokia and Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds. Are you aware that Finland also has innovative companies in the construction industry? / continue reading

May 6, 2015

BIM Requirements for Infrastructure Released in Finland

Built infrastructure clients, consultants, contractors, and software developers assembled yesterday to celebrate a milestone in Finnish BIM history. The release of InfraBIM requirements took place at Dipoli in Otaniemi. / continue reading

January 31, 2015

10 Reasons to Redesign Your Dated AEC Website

I browsed through a couple of dozen engineering firm websites recently. These were companies with a turnover between 10 and 20 million dollars. To my surprise, many had a website that looked like something from the 1990s. / continue reading

December 11, 2014

The Importance of Construction and Engineering Insurance for Independent Firms

In recent months, the construction industry in the UK has experienced huge growth, and alongside a boom in manufacturing this has triggered a widespread economic recovery. Business owners in the sector will have been concerned to learn that this growth has stalled in the last month, as construction expanded at its slowest pace in more than a year. The Markit / CIPS construction PMI tumbled from 61.4 in October to just 59.4 by the end of November, and experts fear that this could mark a significant period of decline. / continue reading

November 24, 2014

Marketing Your A/E Firm Online – Interview with Jason Mlicki

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Mlicki, Principal at Rattleback. Jason has been advising architecture, engineering and consulting firms on marketing matters for almost 15 years. / continue reading

November 10, 2014

BIM in Renovation – Interview with Danielle Dy Buncio

viatechnik-ddb-8406-re2My interviewee is Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder and President of VIATechnik, a Chicago-based engineering firm. We discuss the use of BIM in renovation and life-cycle management of buildings. / continue reading

August 13, 2014

What Kind of Businesses Need Raised Access Floors?

With energy prices shooting through the roof, new legislation calling for more efficient workforces and heightened environmental awareness causing businesses to rethink their office layouts, raised access flooring is changing the environment demands of many businesses.  These floors built with metal sections are much easier to maintain, and make fixing wiring issues much quicker.  But what specific niches are using these floors? We break down several key niches below. / continue reading

June 22, 2014

The Future of Sustainable Building

Our client, Granlund, arranged a seminar on June 4, 2014, on energy in the construction industry. Their keynote speaker was Martin Townsend, Director of BREEAM, BRE Global. In the following recording he talks about sustainable building opportunities. / continue reading

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