Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is quickly becoming the standard in building and project design. This model-based approach is used for both communication and collaboration; however,  there’s more to BIM than just 3D models. A BIM file is an information-rich collection of data that can be accessed and collaborated on by different stakeholders — [...]

By | 2018-02-08T20:45:21+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BIM and the Trimble Robotic Total Station for Today’s Contractors

Today’s contractor has to be versatile in order to survive. He has to be an expert in every area of construction—coordinating information from architects, engineers, and subcontractors and translating it into a single, federated model to detect and correct clashes before they become a reality on the jobsite. For over 20 years now, the total [...]

By | 2018-02-02T21:41:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3D Scanning for Contractors

Why Should You Scan: Lower your rework costs On a typical construction project, rework accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the cost of construction. With laser scanning, the ability to catch conflicts before they happen can reduce rework to 1 to 3 percent or less. Save thousands This reduction translates into hundreds of thousands [...]

By | 2018-01-31T19:45:05+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Real-Time Technology Benefits People Management In Construction

Construction companies have endless assets they need to carry out their services and make a profit. But as the saying goes, a company’s greatest asset is its people. What is asset management? Depending on your definition of ‘assets’, these could include anything from premises and property to heavy equipment, fleets of vehicles and smaller [...]

By | 2018-01-26T14:44:41+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estimating & Bidding Mistakes Part 1

Estimating mistakes are made during the takeoff process. Bidding mistakes are made in the summarization and submission of the bid. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we address estimating mistakes that are made during the takeoff process.An incomplete estimate and an incorrect estimate are not the same. An incomplete estimate has omissions. An incorrect estimate maybe [...]

By | 2018-01-16T18:40:10+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Innovative Women Who Changed the History of the AEC Industry

  There’s no denying the fact that women are hugely underrepresented in the engineering field, as well as in wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects and related careers. Much debate centers around the topic of how to encourage more women to enter these professions. According to the Knowledge Center on catalyst.org, work experiences impact [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:27:24+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future of Layout, Part 4: A Few More RTS Myths Busted!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2CBjQwMGec&t=8s Misconception 4 Misconception 5 Misconception 6 Misconception 4 Model coordination meetings should limit clashes so limiting the need to make the decisions on-site. While coordination meetings help to limit clashes, they still happen and can have costly ripple affects to a company’s bottom line. Multiple AEC elements obstructing one another: Managing layout of each AEC [...]

By | 2017-12-19T18:47:05+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future of Layout, Part 3: The Real Reason(s) More RTSs Are Not Used On-Site Today

A lot of it comes down to a misconception about the technology and its use. Companies across the world have used RTSs on construction sites for many years now. They’ve been highly popular with both Mechanical and Electrical contractors and have revolutionized layout processes and BIM progression; so why don’t more contractors use them? [...]

By | 2017-12-19T18:25:22+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Future of Layout, Part 2: Rise of the Machines

A Robotic Total Station (RTS) allows layout to be completed by only one persone, rather than the classic layout team, and increases both efficiency and accuracy. To begin construction layout, a tablet computer is loaded with a 2D drawing or 3D building model. Site survey points from on-site (e.g. a structural pillar) are identified [...]

By | 2017-12-19T18:23:43+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments