Insights

Tokyo 2020: an engineering view of the Olympics

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When you watch the Tokyo Games, it’s easy to see why the Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” (or “faster, higher, stronger” for those of who skipped Latin in high school). Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is the author of several science books for general audiences, including […]

Construction

This is the first house to be 3D printed from raw earth

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We are strong believers in sustainability and technology. This Construction project is a perfect example where great mindsets delivered an amazing product. Article read on : It’s Nice That. Multiple printers constructed the building in 200 hours using local soil, meaning it’s zero-waste and needed no materials to be transported to the site. Mario Cucinella […]

Maintenance

Improving ROI while expanding CMMS use

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Maintenance Services CMMS

Great advice published by JLL – we strongly believe and support centralized and automated computerized maintenance management systems. We are using CMMS capabilities ourselves, with great results. If you’re like a lot of facilities managers, you using your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to transmit the work order from the person requesting service to the […]

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2021 and beyond: Top predictions for smart building technology by a smart building provider.

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Very thoughtful article by Laurent Bataille from Schneider Electric. Reposting as everybody should read this: smart buildings predictions seen by a leader in smart building solutions. The term ‘smart buildings’ has become popularized in recent years. So much so, that it may have started to become somewhat diluted in its meaning. However, smart building technology is […]

Pre-Construction

Hiring a contractor for consulting or preconstruction services

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Pre construction services, sometimes associated to consulting services, are used before any actual construction begins. These services are part of a necessary planning stages of any construction project and are critical to ensure any project can be successfully completed. Preconstruction is typically the initial phase of the overall planning, risk assessment, coordination, and control of […]