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  • Hi ASCE, I hope everyone is doing well. What are your opinions and experiences about roundabouts or rotaries? It seems like a reasonable approach to maintaining continuous traffic and reducing conflict points.  I had a short exposure to the profession ...

  • In reading through the survey, I'm guessing that your BIM software is for material procurement, not project procurement. ------------------------------ Mike Glock P.E., M.ASCE Diversified Consulting Services Reno NV ------------------------------

  • Dear Douglas, How the Cost savings effects will be occurred, when your over look the benifits. Abstract: Design in construction has historically been conveyed by conventional 2D methods through the use of physical paper-based documentation either by ...

  • Dear fellow members I am writing to you in request of your participation in my thesis survey. I am a master student in civil engineering currently in my final. The topic is entitled Effects of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on procurement ...

  • As Lee mentioned a well maintained road will last a while. With roads maintenance is very fundamental and therefore the most economical way around pothole repairs logically would be to ensure that it is right at the time it has been identified. This I ...

  • Estimated time to complete the survey: <1 minute. ------------------------------ Tsee Lee A.M.ASCE New York NY ------------------------------

  • Hi Kelvin, As others have mentioned, this is not mainly a technological issue. Design standards need to be established and followed by road design engineers. Load considerations need to be addressed via adequate depths for each layer. There may be environmental ...

  • Dear Oanh Le, To a greater level of cost certainty by utilising the softwares like Revit + Naviswork + #bexel + primavera/ msp + costx etc.  BIM can gain value for the management to make decisions related to the commercial and save cost from collaborating ...

  • Hi Oanh, I like your question. I understand your concern The meaning of "completing cost estimating reports" can be subject to interpretation. In theory, some numbers are found as the result of the performed calculations that can be taken as figures of ...

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