Visualising Products with Ligthtworks Iray+ Rendering

lightworks visDesigning and manufacturing products require a host of stages and procedures; including cooperation, accuracy, decision making and a host of other activities. Though every manufacturer, agency or designer will have subtle differences in how they carry out a design assessment, the most basic elements are similar to each other. Still, design and manufacturing technologies are changing rapidly today, therefore, it has become a norm for customers to design and alter their products online or at the point of sale long before even considering making a purchase. Read More

Going Underground with the Digital Mine

3ds miningRead any mining publication lately and you likely have stumbled onto an article or two that is talking about “the digital mine”. While there is no common definition yet on what the digital mine is among the publications, there is a general understanding that it will see the mining industry start to make use of the volumes of data that it produces but does not yet tap into for decision making. The idea of a digital twin of a mining operation is the next step up beyond analytics.  Why the interest in the digital mine? Much can be done in mining to boost productivity. Recently, in CIM, Palladium president and CEO Jim Gallagher was quoted as saying that most mines could boost productivity by 20 to 30%. Imagine if that translated to a few additional points to the bottom line? That could be billions of dollars in windfall for the industry. Read More

Fast Track to Digital Railway: Delivering The Vision

balfour railThe Digital Railway is a rail industry-wide programme encompassing a range of digitally enabled interventions to improve the passenger experience by unlocking much needed capacity in the network and delivering a railway system fit for the future, which will stimulate and strengthen the UK economy. 

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The Hyperloop Is Coming To Mexico

tt hypermex 200The Hyperloop is coming to Mexico! Thornton Tomasetti is part of a consortium led by Mexico City architect Fernando Romero that was named a winner of the Global Challenge, and will now partner with Hyperloop One to develop one of the world’s first Hyperloop corridors. The Mexloop route will span 330 miles and enable passengers to travel from Mexico City to Guadalajara in under 38 minutes at speeds in excess of 600 miles per hour. The project team includes FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Arup and Sener. Thornton Tomasetti’s TT Defense team is providing security design and other services. Read More

Piling Work Underway for Wisconsin’s Tallest Residential Tower

thornton tom wisThe highest-capacity driven piling work in the state of Wisconsin is underway to support the new 44-story Couture Tower, set to be the tallest residential building in the state on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Thornton Tomasetti’s Milwaukee office is providing both structural engineering design and facade consulting services to Rinka Chung Architecture and is the engineer of record for the project.

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Milestone Reached On Perth Transport Futures Project

balfour beatty perthBalfour Beatty has reached a key milestone in the first phase of its Perth Transport Futures project with the steel beams to support the new road bridge on the A9 dual carriageway now in place.Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has reached a key milestone in the first phase of its Perth Transport Futures project with the steel beams to support the new road bridge on the A9 dual carriageway now in place.

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Balfour Beatty Living Community Project for The University of Oklahoma

balfour okla225Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a leading developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market within the US, along with Provident Resources Group, announced that construction has begun on the first phase of a dynamic mixed-use project for the University of Oklahoma. The $194m (c. £149m) project will expand the university’s options for on-campus living for students as part of a public-private partnership. 

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Sequis Tower Tops Off In Jakarta

tt jakarta2The Jakarta skyline is steadily being transformed with the topping off last week of Sequis Tower, a high-tech 210-meter Class A office building. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering services to developer PT Prospero Realty for the project designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

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Manila's New Finance Centre Tops Out

image manila fc200A topping out ceremony was held late last month for The Finance Centre, a 42-story, class A office tower in Manila, Philippines. Thornton Tomasetti, along with local engineering firm SY^2, is providing structural engineering services to Daiichi Properties, the building’s developer.

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American Water Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

tt275x150Ushering in a revitalization of the Camden, New Jersey, waterfront, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, American Water, last week broke ground on its new headquarters building on the Delaware River. Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural engineering services to the architect of record, Kendall/Heaton Associates, for the project designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

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NBA Golden 1 Center Advanced Through LEED Design And 3D Modeling

golden1 250Golden 1 Center, the newly completed, $557-million home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in California, welcomed guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 30. On hand for the opening festivities were members of Thornton Tomasetti’s structural design team, who collaborated with owner representative ICON Venue Group, architect AECOM and general contractor Turner Construction to design and build the facility on an accelerated schedule.

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Immersive Engineering Stirs Infrastructure Innovation

image 3d imm engImmersive engineering is under-pinned by 3D and real-time visualization. It is through the realisation that they lend themselves to achieving greater realism and improved understanding that designers, constructors and operators of infrastructure reach higher and further than previous generations. When coupled with innovations in augmented reality, robotics and sensor technologies, engineers are being nudged and prodded toward new capabilities and alternative perspectives on what their discipline can involve - or where it might lead to. 

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