Khouloud El Hakim wins the Sir George Macfarlane Medal

Five young engineers win top Academy Awards

27 June 2018

The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded Khouloud El Hakim the overall winner to receive the Sir George Macfarlane Medal for excellence in the early stage of her career.

Deep learning use cases aren't limited to big tech companies

Deep learning use cases aren't limited to big tech companies

19 June 2018

Industries that are not traditionally technology-driven are starting to find ways to use deep learning, proving the tools aren't just for large tech companies. It's hard to get much farther from AI than pouring concrete and laying pipes, but at the summit, a senior data scientist at construction company Bechtel Corp., Evann Smith, described the company's deep learning use case, which is aimed at optimizing construction planning.

Source: SearchEnterpriseAI

UPF awards $725M in purchasing, subcontracts

UPF awards $725M in purchasing, subcontracts

12 June 2018

One of the largest construction projects in Tennessee has reached the halfway mark in purchasing approximately $1.5 billion of goods and services.

The Uranium Processing Facility, currently under construction at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, has awarded purchase orders and subcontracts worth $725 million since January 2015, according to a news release from Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), which is building the UPF for the National Nuclear Security Administration through a subcontract with Bechtel National Inc.

Source: Oak Ridger

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM: Getting with the times

04 June 2018

With its promise to streamline the whole construction process, building information modelling (BIM) might provide the boost the construction industry is looking for.

 

Source: International Construction

Savannah River Remediation project

Savannah River Remediation training next generation of nuclear workers

27 May 2018

The liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), is embarking on an enhanced training program to ensure the next generation of nuclear workers is equipped to safely carry on the liquid waste mission. Bechtel National is one of the partners on the SRR team.

Source: Aiken Standard

Bechtel's Linda Miller to do transport lecture series.

Railway supply industry news round-up

25 May 2018

New Jersey-based supplier of rolling stock and braking components Strato Inc has signed an agreement for GBS Railroad & Mining Services to promote and distribute its products for the rail sector in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Source: Railway Gazette