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Calculating the value of BIM 
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The value that building information modeling delivers in the building industry is reasonably well understood. However, just what that value is compared with the cost of BIM software is hard to pin down because it may overlap with existing software and be used in different ways in different circumstances. "BIM is a process that has to be implemented, so the cost will depend upon the individual circumstances such as team size, locations, disciplines and so on," said Chris Palfreyman, a director of engineering information management at Bentley Systems.Construction Week (2/28)
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Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

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Canada survey to paint nationwide picture of BIM adoption 
Gauging the state of play in building information modeling across Canada is the goal of a survey by the Institute for BIM in Canada in partnership with Digicon Information. Similar surveys are being carried out in Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and the U.K., countries where BIM has achieved greater prominence. "We are doing poor domestically, and there are a number of European countries that are far ahead of us," said Digicon President David Watson. Journal of Commerce (Canada) (2/24)
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Portable device maps buildings in 3D, assesses energy efficiency 
A backpack-size device containing sensors, a barometer to calculate elevation and magnetometers serving as 3D compasses allows users to simply pass through a building to create a 3D model and evaluate the building's energy efficiency. The device, developed by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley, can replace teams of technicians with laser pointers and laptop computers. Voice of America (2/26)
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Drones provide a competitive edge in construction 
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Drones zipping around construction sites may appear to be of marginal value, but around the world the devices are performing increasingly vital roles, providing a competitive edge for companies that use them. This article looks at several of those projects. Gizmag (3/1)
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Engineers cite range of technologies that inspire 
Engineers in California surveyed on the top technological advances pertaining to engineering cited widely varied developments. They included the use of drones in surveying, tablets and wireless connections for instant sharing of information on job sites, and GPS for looking at an area remotely and design solutions from afar. American City Business Journals/Sacramento, Calif. (2/23)
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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlightexplains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

Construction Technology in Focus
Photos: Fire shows evolution of safety measures in tower construction 
A fire broke out at the 86-story Dubai Torch building in the United Arab Emirates last month, but there were no injuries -- thanks to safety measures designed by architects since 9/11. Most newer tall structures are compartmentalized to contain fires and provide for sheltering in place. Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Freedom Tower in New York, two other skyscrapers, contain specific safety features based on concerns raised after the terrorist attacks. The Independent (London) (tiered subscription model) (2/21), The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/The Associated Press (2/20)
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Technology speeds 3D presentations with real-time light maps 
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Low angle view of modern city buildings with shadows against blue sky (Arpad Jasko)
3D presentations for architects and engineers that can be rendered in minutes rather than hours will soon be available from the cloud-based platform CL3VER, according to this article. Among other things, the 3.0 technology calculates light maps of a scene in real time while users continue to work, allowing them to immediately see illumination effects. AEC Magazine online (U.K.) (2/24)
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Internet of Things transforming infrastructure and urban planning 
Smart cities that integrate everything via the Internet of Things are going to completely transform infrastructure and urban planning, according to this article. "Energy savings can be increased by 30%, water consumption can be cut in half, crime rates can be lowered significantly and traffic could see a dip of up to 30%," says Wim Elfrink, a vice president at Cisco. This article looks at how IoT could affect infrastructure building, public spaces and buildings and architecture. Mashable (2/23)
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Working Together
What to do when your team is stressed out 
Leading a team that's slammed with work can be a challenge, but there are strategies you can use to help your direct reports deal with the stress. It's critical to advocate for your team, give your staff a chance to blow off steam and adjust your approach as circumstances change, executives say