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What’s New in Civil Engineering

What’s New in Civil Engineering

What’s New in Civil Engineering Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look at the four biggest trends in civil engineering and how the re-invention of the craft will build not only the economy, but also an environment that’s eco-friendly and sustainable. Here, we want to recap the new materials and approaches we’ve covered […]

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Water Engineering Challenge and How It Can Be Overcome

Water Engineering Challenge and How It Can Be Overcome

Water Engineering Challenge The Designing Buildings Wiki defines water engineering as “designing in the realm of risk.” Here, we want to explore this notion – Why, in 2017, is water engineering risky? We take a look at the five areas of water engineering, the major risk facing all these areas and how we overcome this […]

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Sustainable Civil Engineering Trends

Sustainable Civil Engineering Trends

In Our Common Future by The Brundtland Commission, the term ‘sustainable development’ was coined and defined as “the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Unfortunately, civil engineering is not doing this all the time and this is having a detrimental effect […]

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Baker Baynes Attends the 2017 Machine Tools Expo

Baker Baynes Attends the 2017 Machine Tools Expo

The first week of May saw Nasrec play host to this year’s Machine Tools Africa Expo. Pitching itself as the biggest exhibition of its kind in Africa, the event takes place every two years, and showcases everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends, or shapes. That’s definitely our kind of fun! Three lucky Baker […]

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Thermal imaging: a civil engineering revolution

Thermal imaging: a civil engineering revolution

As early as 1828, Thomas Tredgold defined the field of civil engineering in terms that still resonate today. “Civil engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use of convenience of man.” This can only be done with a solid foundation of data designed to help you understand […]

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How civil engineers use drone-mounted cameras

How civil engineers use drone-mounted cameras

Site inspections can be challenging tasks. With large areas to survey, and high structures to scale, it can be hard to gather a comprehensive view of a project. Fast, precise, cost-effective (relatively speaking), and able to access spaces few other things can reach, drone-mounted cameras make civil engineering processes a whole lot easier. What are […]

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Understanding Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Understanding Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Understanding Building Information Modelling (BIM) Imagine if your designs  … could talk. Imagine if roads could tell you where to put them. Or if sewage systems could show you the best course for their intricate network of pipes to follow. Imagine if every structure you created could tell you when it was damaged or in […]

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Civil Engineering Trends: What to expect in 2017

Civil Engineering Trends: What to expect in 2017

Civil Engineering Trends, What is civil engineering?  ‘The planning, design and construction of the physical world.’ This succinct sentence from Baker Bayne’s WC Head of Sales, Reece Hanning, describes civil engineering perfectly. A civil engineer’s work is a fascinating mix of artistry and science. To the uninitiated, the job seems almost prophetic in nature. Civil […]

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Webinar: Basic Intersection Design with AutoCAD Civil 3D

Webinar: Basic Intersection Design with AutoCAD Civil 3D

Basic Intersection Design with AutoCAD Civil 3D A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.– Douglas Adams I’m a big fan of knowledge share sessions with Industry professionals, and my last webinar was no different.  Having practised engineering for some time, I […]

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Trends in architectural technology

Trends in architectural technology

Architecural Technology: How trends in technology lead to advances in architecture According to the dictionary, the word technology is recorded as having been in use as early as the 17th century. The word derives from the Greek word tekhnologia, meaning ‘systematic treatment’, which in turn is constructed from the Greek words tekhnē ‘art, craft’ and -logia ‘study’ (see -ology). Technology, thus, […]

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Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability – The Top Trend of the New Millennium Sustainability is an issue that affects every human on the planet. No industry can afford to ignore the impact of sustainable growth. Designing for sustainability is, in our view, the top architectural trend for 2017. So, what is sustainable design, and how are today’s […]

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