Författare: Irena Lauterbach

Ramböll tog hjälp av Bluebeams digitala lösningar i två av sina prestigeprojekt i London

Den danska ingenjörskonsultfirman Ramböll har nyligen genomfört två stora prestigebyggprojekt i London. Under båda projekten förlitade sig projektingenjörerna i stor utsträckning på de digitala verktyg som erbjuds via Bluebeams programvarulösningar Bluebeam Revu och Bluebeam Studio. Alex Lawrence, ansvarig för byggnadsstrukturer på Ramböll i Storbritannien, tror att dessa verktyg och andra digitala framsteg kommer att vara ovärderliga vid hanteringen av de kommande 100 årens ingenjörsmässiga utmaningar. Snabbare samordning utan problem De två projekten är dels en ombyggnad av området Kings Cross, dels lägenhetskomplexet Dalston Works i norra London. Andrew Mather, huvudansvarig ingenjör på Ramböll i Storbritannien, berättar hur programvaran Revu...

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Ocean-Plastic: How a small project makes the world a better place

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans. That is equivalent to one garbage truck load per second. Companies like Adidas, Dell and Procter&Gamble have started to address this problem: They collect plastic waste, recycle it and reuse it for their products or as packaging material. This method is particularly popular among environmentally conscious customers. On the other hand, some organisations, such as Plastix, Parley for the Oceans or Fishy Filaments, transform old nylon or polypropylene fishing nets into regranulate and filament. This represents a sustainable way of resource recovery which may...

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Digital Twins Helps China Shanghai Railway Engineering

Immersive Digital Twins Helps China Shanghai Railway Engineering Establish New Practices to Deliver Sewage Treatment Plant   The Beihu Sewage Treatment Plant project is located on the east side of the intersection of Tengfei Avenue and Bajifu Road in the Wuhan Chemical New Area. Its coverage area includes about 130 square kilometers of the Shahu, Erlang Temple, Luobuzui, and Baiyushan sewage systems and serves 2.48 million people. Covering 532,000 square meters, the Beihu sewage treatment plant will initially treat 800,000 tons of sewage daily and eventually reach a final production rate of 1.5 million tons per day. The new...

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Safety on the pistes:

Controlled remote detonation of avalanches safeguarded with Siemens technology Parpaner Rothorn/Lenzerheide. Inauen Schätti AG, a construction company whose areas of specialism include ropeways, is working to improve piste safety for skiers. As part of a pilot test project on the Parpaner Rothorn mountain, the company installed an avalanche mast for the selective remote-controlled detonation of charges above the snow pack. Triggering controlled avalanches protects winter sports enthusiasts and walkers from potentially hazardous snow build-up. Ensuring failsafe operation of the detonation mechanism is a controller from the Siemens portfolio. The controller is continuously self-monitoring, and operates without problems even under...

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Glass manufacturer relies on Siemens digitalization solutions for flexible production

Cuneo CN, Italy. The Italian Bottero Group (Bottero) manufactures laminated glass lines for producing structural and safety glass. The glass manufacturer is relying on the benefits provided by Industrie 4.0 to increase manufacturing productivity and flexibility. These include comprehensive data management as well as control, drive and communications technology from Siemens. The high degree of end-toend automation allows Bottero to offer the best possible support to its customers through process optimization and quality assurance as well as allowing small batches to be produced economically. Bottero laminated glass lines are well-known in the glass industry for their high output levels....

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Nytt AI-projekt inspireras – av bläckfiskens armar

Ett nytt forskningsprojekt, som sker i samarbete med Epiroc, ska automatisera robotarmarna på företagets borrmaskin Boomer. Redan nu har projektgruppen fått Vinnovamedel beviljade för en treårig fortsättning med start i maj.
 – Om man tänker sig att maskinen är som en bläckfisk, så ska armarna röra sig självständigt men samtidigt vara medvetna om varandra, säger AI-forskaren Federico Pecora vid Örebro universitet. En av Epirocs maskiner som används vid tunnelborrning heter Boomer. Det är ett väldigt stort fordon med meterlånga robotarmar. Boomer körs fram och parkeras vid en bergvägg, sedan används armarna för att borra hundratals hål som därefter fylls...

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FIA and Siemens partner to improve Rally spectator safety

Project aims to improve safety for spectators and drivers at FIA sanctioned Rally events Solutions include advanced sensor fusion and image classification; connected vehicle technology; extensive 3D modeling and pre-race simulation of vehicles, sensor networks Learnings from project will benefit pedestrian safety in urban environments The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Siemens today announced the start of a project aimed at improving the safety of spectators and drivers at Rally events around the world.   The FIA leads the agenda to connect motorsports and urban mobility in order to inspire change and create a transformative impact on people’s...

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