Jean Thilmany

Jean Thilmany is a freelance writer in St. Paul. She writes about construction, engineering, and robotics issues and served was an editor at Mechanical Engineering Magazine for 15 years. Her work has appeared in a range of publications.

  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • 5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    The construction industry has seen a significant shift in tech over the last ten years. BIM and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology is now used every day. So how do you find BIM and CAD training?

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • What Is a Point Cloud?

    What Is a Point Cloud?

    If you're taking a 3D laser scan of a site’s as-is condition and creating a 3D CAD model to estimate, detail, or renovate MEP projects, you might wonder what a point cloud is.

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  • Exoskeletons for Construction Workers Are Marching On-Site

    Exoskeletons for Construction Workers Are Marching On-Site

    Exoskeletons for construction workers are helping reduce injuries, enhance strength, and make work more productive.

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