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  • Digitalization Doesn't Steal Jobs, It Transforms Them

    Digitalization Doesn't Steal Jobs, It Transforms Them

    Digitalization doesn’t mean that robots will take over the job market. On the contrary, digitalization is powered by human interaction and social collaboration.

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  • Why Work Goes to Waste: The Productivity Issue in the Construction Industry

    Why Work Goes to Waste: The Productivity Issue in the Construction Industry

    There are striking deficiencies in construction workflows, which causes projects to lag and money to go down the drain. The root cause is a serious information gap.

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  • From Blueprint Copier to the Cloud - Communication Is Key in Construction

    From Blueprint Copier to the Cloud - Communication Is Key in Construction

    Communication is the underlying factor that affects everything in construction, and that's where BIM-powered construction really makes a difference.

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  • Producing and Using Construction Data with a User-Driven Approach

    Producing and Using Construction Data with a User-Driven Approach

    A user-driven approach to data puts consumption in the center. The main point is using, sharing and providing data in a format that is specific and relevant for the end user.

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  • Why True Constructibility Starts with Data

    Why True Constructibility Starts with Data

    A simple explanation to constructibility is that you’re able to model all the information that’s needed to build something. But there’s far more to the concept of constructibility.

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  • Why Open Standards Should Be The Gold Standard for BIM

    Why Open Standards Should Be The Gold Standard for BIM

    Open standards are what drive innovation. They encourage new technologies to emerge, processes to become more efficient and simply make things easier to use.

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  • 3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing

    3 Risks That Are Hurting Your Steel Purchasing

    Successful steel purchasing requires everything to be on point. Here are three main pitfalls that you can encounter when you are planning, budgeting and ordering your purchases.

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  • Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Are These 3 Risks Hurting Your Steel Project’s Management?

    Avoid these three main pitfalls when you are trying to ensure the optimal outcome of your steel fabrication projects.

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  • 3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    3 Risks that Are Hurting Your Steel Shop’s Productivity

    For steel production to run smoothly, tons of things need to work together in a seamless manner. These are the three main pitfalls in production that can result in lost resources and failed projects.

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  • Gabriel Neves Never Stops Learning

    Gabriel Neves Never Stops Learning

    Gabriel Neves, Technical Manager at Trimble, has grown into his profession – and together with it. He’s seen the construction industry evolve from handmade drawings to 2D to 3D software.

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  • Meet and Collaborate with Tekla Users through Tekla Development Experts Page

    Meet and Collaborate with Tekla Users through Tekla Development Experts Page

    Do you have a great software solution or idea that you’re hoping to ship to the greater public? Join Tekla Development Experts and get together with talented programmers and Tekla users.

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  • 6 Unavoidable Problems When You Use Spreadsheets for Steel Estimating

    6 Unavoidable Problems When You Use Spreadsheets for Steel Estimating

    If you rely on Excel and other spreadsheets for steel estimates, you could put your profits at risk.

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  • 3 Ways Technology and MIS Improve Steel Fabrication

    3 Ways Technology and MIS Improve Steel Fabrication

    Technology and Management Information Systems (MIS) can help structural steel fabricators to get rid of excessive paperwork, chaotic communication, and error-prone manual information input.

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  • How a Steel Estimator Can Help Optimize the Entire Fabrication Workflow

    How a Steel Estimator Can Help Optimize the Entire Fabrication Workflow

    Learn how fabrication software improves estimation workflows and helps uncover savings throughout all disciplines of a construction project.

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  • How to Choose the Right Bridge Information Modeling Software? 6 Things to Consider

    How to Choose the Right Bridge Information Modeling Software? 6 Things to Consider

    The right software helps you deliver successful bridge construction projects. Check out these 6 things before choosing software for bridge information modeling.

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  • Concrete Construction: Exploring the Value of BIM

    Concrete Construction: Exploring the Value of BIM

    Jeff Barley, Vice President of UCI Construction, Inc. details his discovery of the value of BIM.

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  • Algorithm Enabled Parametric BIM: 5 Steps to Getting Started

    Algorithm Enabled Parametric BIM: 5 Steps to Getting Started

    These five steps will help you get started with algorithm enabled parametric design. Welcome to more productive and efficient workflows, and rapid iterations in the design of complex structures.

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  • Why You Should Move from 2D CAD to 3D in Steel Detailing

    Why You Should Move from 2D CAD to 3D in Steel Detailing

    As a small steel detailer your business can significantly benefit from embracing 3D in model-based construction projects. Learn why you should move from 2D to 3D in steel detailing.

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  • Overcoming the Limitations of Creating Complex Shapes with Parametric Modeling

    Overcoming the Limitations of Creating Complex Shapes with Parametric Modeling

    Today engineers need to be more productive and, at the same time, structural design is becoming more complex. This has driven structural engineers to explore algorithm enabled parametric modeling.

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  • Leif Granholm, BIM Ambassador

    Leif Granholm, BIM Ambassador

    BIM Ambassador Leif Granholm has served Tekla/Trimble for 40 years. His diverse tasks within the software industry have provided him a unique view to the development of digitalization.

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